Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 8/17/12
Former San Antonio Spurs forward Bruce Bowen defended some of the best during his NBA career. From Ray Allen, LeBron James to Carmelo Anthony and many more, including Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. And both Bryant and Nash will be joining forces in Los Angeles as the new look Lakers look to reclaim their spot as the Western Conference's top team. However, while many are already crowning the Lakers as the team to beat in the West and in the NBA, due in large part to their acquisition of center Dwight Howard, Bowen thinks otherwise. Speaking with Sports Radio 560 WQAM, Bowen said he isn't sold on the new look Lakers and points to two factors - the Thunder and team chemistry. "There's a team out West called the Oklahoma City Thunder. Those young boys, it seems like each and every year they get better."     "I don't think you can rule them out with their starters, their bench. You look at Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka down low, I think they will be aggressive
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