NBA: 5 Players Who Will Decide How the Western Conference Will Be Won

A lot of people think the Lakers are a lock for the NBA Western Conference title. Unfortunately, basketball is one of the few sports where an injury here or hurt feelings there can change everything. If you don't believe me just consider that two-and-a-half seasons ago the current NBA champs were looking at spending June at home again when the Lakers pulled off the Pau Gasol trade. 

Here then are my picks for the five players who will have the most impact on the 2010-2011 Western Conference race. 

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