The Perfect Scenario for Los Angeles Lakers Going Through the Playoffs

If you were to bet which team will win the 2012 NBA championship, you would probably pick the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder or San Antonio Spurs.

Even though they won a pair of titles not long ago, chances are you wouldn't pick the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers aren't the team they used to be, but they still have a shot at hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy this year.

They still have Kobe Bryant, who's one of the league's most dangerous scorers and perhaps one of the 10 greatest players in NBA history.

They also have the game's top center-power forward tandem in Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.

What's the perfect scenario for the Lakers in the 2012 postseason? Let's take a look.    

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