Repeating as NBA champions is a long and arduous journey for the Los Angeles Lakers. The road is perilous, and filled with many potential obstacles along the way. There are a few teams that can be a nuisance to the Lakers, but they are more like bumps or detours. They can be troublesome, but ultimately are not enough of a problem to hinder the journey. These bumps are represented by teams such as Utah, Portland, and Dallas. All are talented teams, but because of various reasons, are not much of a threat to the Lakers in a seven game series. There are two other Western Conference teams that could be much more difficult to conquer. These two teams represent potential hazards that could derail the Lakers' repeat hopes, and spirit them away to an early summer. The first of these teams is the D ...
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