Kobe Bryant has been vocal about the fact that he believes his team, the Los Angeles Lakers, will make the NBA playoffs. YouWager experts consider the star player will undoubtedly be a factor when the Lakers get there.
According to Bryant he is certain the struggling Los Angeles team will make the playoffs. The 34 year-old said he has “no fear” of any potential postseason rival in the competitive Western Conference.
Los Angeles (26-29) has won six of their last nine games, including Wednesday’s 113-99 win over the Boston Celtics. However, even with the recent hot streak, the Lakers trail the Houston Rockets by 3½ games for the eighth spot in the conference standings.
Bryant has stated that he believes a defeat earlier in February versus the Miami Heat was one of the sources of his confidence.
Los Angeles dropped a 107-97 decision in Miami on Feb. 10 to conclude a seven-game road trip. Even with that defeat, Bryant considers the Lakers showed positive signs in that particular game.
Tonight Los Angeles will host the Portland Trail Blazers, opening an eight-game stretch in which five of their rivals have losing records.