Los Angeles Lakers Still on Top: Ranking the Nine NBA Championship Contenders

There are nine championship contenders left in the NBA.

Teams like the Portland Trailblazers, Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies might be able to put together a first round upset, but there are only nine teams that can legitimately make a deep run through the post-season bracket.

With certain trades taking place at the deadline along with the recent signings of Mike Bibby and Troy Murphy, the gaps between these nine teams is closer than ever.

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