It is just a matter of when now. Because surely you don't think Lamar Odom finds his composure, Pau Gasol unearths some grit, and Kobe Bryant recaptures his magical mojo in sufficient quantities to take these unrelenting and surprisingly deep Celtics to the woodshed three times in a row. Not after last night. Not when all the pundits such as yours truly have proven to be dunderheaded false prophets. The "best player" has not been, and won't become, the best player. The "best coach" has not been, and won't become, the best coach. And the "better bench" has not been, and won't become, the better bench. Lakers in 5 or 6, I said. Wrong.
--Britt Robson from The Rake