The Lakers will repeat this year, and maybe the following year. It just depends on how much Kobe has left in his tank. I know everyone is (including Rat stern) is all J**king **f to the heat. In reality the team to beat in the next couple of years will be the OKC thunder. Kevin D, will then be the best player in the NBA. To tell you the truth I would rather have Kevin D then the Queen james on the clippers right now.