Do any of you have an opinion on the Lakers this year? The Lakers are the team I love to hate (which means of course that I love them in a strange way). I like to see them do well, because there's no one I'd rather the Pistons have to beat in the Finals. We've played them three times; in our remaining four trips to the Finals we played four different teams. Anyway, I was just reading this article on Page2, wherein the author wrote the following: Odom does seem to be getting a lot of flack these days. He's a really talented player, and he genuinely appears to want to do well, but on the other hand, he's pretty inconsistent, and has often lacked assertiveness since returning to L.A. He also doesn't seem to fit with Kobe at all. Although they've been playing together for over a year, they still seem like strangers on the court; the chemistry just isn't there. Can Kobe and Lamar integrate their respective games? Or are the Lakers, currently constituted, a lost cause?