Week 1 NBA Power Rankings Have Champion Lakers as De Facto Leaders

Week 1 NBA Power Rankings Have Champion Lakers as De Facto Leaders Until someone knocks Kobe Bryant and the Lakers off their throne, they’ll continue to be the team to beat in the NBA.

Miami, Boston and Orlando may have their own unique versions of a “Big Three,” but L.A. is the two-time defending champion and promises to make yet another deep run in the Western Conference this year.

We may learn soon who the best team in the NBA is — but until then, the Lakers will reign supreme in the rankings.

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