Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/28/12
Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant is impressed with the Lakers lineup. He still likes the Thunder’s chances. The Lakers picked up center Dwight Howard and point guard Steve Nash this offseason to join Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant. Their lineup is impressive. “People outside, fans, media, of course they are going to say (the Lakers are the favorites) because on paper they have the best lineup in the league,” Durant told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo.”But you still got to play the games. We respect everybody. We are going to go through the league respecting everybody as well. We already view ourselves as an elite team, but we have to prove it again. Last year is over with.” The Thunder knocked the Lakers out of the playoffs last season. Kobe Bryant and Co. will be looking for revenge next season.
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