Are the Lakers done?
As part of its series on NBA teams, ESPN.com has turned its eye to the Lakers, with a group of five sportswriters answering five questions. One of the questions: Can the Lakers win the title again with their current core? Four of the five say sure, but former Times sportswriter J.A. Adande disagrees:
Fiction. Even if they can hold off the up-and-coming Thunder for a year or two, they won't be able to beat the best of the East. Sometimes not even four potential All-Stars is enough.
What do you think? Will the Lakers win with the core they have?
-- Houston Mitchell
Photo: Lakers players Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol look at each other during a game at Staples Center in April. Credit: Noah Graham / NBAE / Getty Images