How New-Look LA Lakers Starting Lineup Stacks Up with Every 2013 Title Contender

The Los Angeles Lakers are widely considered the winners of the 2012 NBA offseason, and as a result, they bring a new starting lineup and championship aspirations into the 2012-13 season.

With their new Big Four, the Lakers are going to be very good; this we all know. But the question is, will they have the best starting five of any contender?

The Miami Heat should still be the favorites out East. The Oklahoma City Thunder will still be favored by some out West, and even the San Antonio Spurs refuse to go away despite their age.

These squads—and a few more—are worthy of title consideration, but the question must be asked, which team has the best starting unit?

*Contenders are the top 10 teams in line to win the 2013 NBA championship, as provided by's odds. 

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