7 Obstacles LA Lakers Have Overcome This Season

The Los Angeles Lakers have faced arguably as much adversity as any team in the NBA this season, yet in spite of it all, they are sitting atop the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, are coming fresh off a win against their crosstown rival Los Angeles Clippers and are a serious threat to be the Western Conference representatives. 

Obstacles can be excuses. They can also be a list of things that a team overcomes to winning an NBA championship. The difference between the two is simple. Do you overcome them, or do they overcome you?

In the Lakers' case, with a pending division championship to add to the ridiculous list which is already in their history, it's the former. 

Here, in chronological order, are the seven largest obstacles the Lakers have overcome. 

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