I think the Mavericks have a real good chance than the Lakers this year 'coz of the chemistry and dedication and all . But for the most part of it , nobody is acting like a superstar . Everybody makes everybody feel important in this team and that's a real good sign of a WINNER .
The Lakers have been really lousy even with Kobe in the lineup . They started good when Kobe was out but the COCKINESS in them just prevailed and they will evetually learn from their mistakes this year , when they make their early exit of course in the 1st or 2nd round .