Uncontested Shots: Lakers News, Notes, and Observations Heading Into March

As the NBA regular season begins its final full month of action, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

While the top seeds in each conferences seem to be locked up by the Lakers and Cavaliers, the 14 other playoff seeds, as well as home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, are up in the air.

In the aftermath of the Lakers' come-from-behind victory over the Nuggets on Sunday night, I figured now would be a good time for my latest round of Uncontested Shots.

Without further ado....

More Rumors Regarding LeBron to the Lakers

HoopsHype columnist and well-respected NBA writer/historian Roland Lazenby wrote a post on his blog on Sunday stating that LeBron James is, "quietly making overtures to the Los Angeles Lakers," based on knowledge from an "unimpeachable" source.

Understand that Lazenby's post should be taken a lot more serious than the one that Bulls.com writer, Sam Smith wrote back in November .

While Smith's article was mostly written on a hunch, Lazenby's comes from a "well-connected agent."

There are a few things that need to be considered. First and foremost, I don't think LeBron is leaving Cleveland. So before any Cavs fans start writing me hate messages, this is really for me to explain how the move would be possible, and not why it's probable.

Personally, I think LeBron will sign a three or four-year extension, and explore free agency in a few years when he's still only 28 or 29.

My first instinct was that the rumor had been put out by the Lakers as an attempt to expedite Kobe's extension—something that was once considered a foregone conclusion, but now raises questions with each day it remains unsigned.

The idea being that if Kobe isn't interested in signing an extension this season and decides to opt out of the final year on his current deal, he runs the risk of the Lakers turning their attent...

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