Champs again? And again? And again?

In case you missed it late Thursday, here’s what TNT’s Charles Barkley had to say about the Lakers after their victory over the Chicago Bulls: “I said that this team could actually win the next three or four championships, I thought that three years ago. They are going to be tough to be beat because they aren’t missing anything. You usually say this team needs this or this team needs that. They’ve got it all, they can take (Pau) Gasol and (Andrew) Bynum off the team and they would still be the favorite to win the NBA Championship. Now with those guys together with Ron Artest they are going to take a lot of wear and tear off Kobe (Bryant). They are going to be tough to beat four out of seven times.”

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  • bkw

    Chuck later clarified his statement (after EJ and Kenny gave him a “WTF are you saying now?!” look), saying he meant you could take Bynum OR Pau off the team and still be the favorite — but not /both/.