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This is Sean Keane from Yardbarker talking to you about the biggest threats the Lakers have remaining.
Now with 25 games to go, the Lakers have pretty much wrapped up the top seed in the West, but they still have some threats.
No. 1: the New Orleans Pelicans.
Now they are still in 10th place, so the Lakers could avoid them, but New Orleans is the most dangerous possible eight seed for the Lakers. They've got America's strongest teenager, Zion Williamson, plus three guys that the Lakers traded away who are desperate to prove them wrong in the playoffs.
Add Jrue Holiday and three-point assassin JJ Redick, and you have an extremely annoying Round 1 opponent.
No. 2 is Dwight Howard.
Now Dwight has definitely turned the corner and made an amazing comeback this year, but he's still Dwight Howard, which means he could injure a teammate by leaving a banana peel on the locker room floor as a prank or sending Alex Caruso to the hospital with fart inhalation.
No. 3 is fatigue.
LeBron is still playing 35 minutes a game at age 35, and while he is mostly indestructible, the King can still get tired. The Lakers need to clich as soon as possible and then send LeBron on a vacation with Dwyane Wade. They can go banana boating. It'll be fantastic.
No. 4 is Rajon Rondo.
The biggest drag on the Lakers this year is their backup point guard Rajon Rondo. He is the worst player on the team that is still getting regular minutes.
I think Rob Pelinka might want to sign Rajon Rondo up for an international Connect Four tournament just to send him out of town this spring.
And No. 5, a revival of Taco Tuesday.
There hasn't been much Taco Tuesday since LeBron wasn't able to get the copyright. I feel like with things calming down, they'll settle in a little bit, and they might eat too many tacos.
Please do not celebrate. Don't eat too many tacos. You need to be in shape for the playoffs, and you're never going to be able to trademark Taco Tuesday. It has been around for longer than LeBron has been alive,
All right, for Yardbarker, I'm Sean Keane.
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