Best team in Lakers history?

Lakers owner Jerry Buss said this afternoon that the 2010-11 team could be the best in franchise history. He told reporters, “As of now, I feel like there’s a good chance this could be the best team we’ve ever had.” He also said he believes the Lakers could defeat LeBron James and the rejuvenated Miami Heat should they meet in the Finals. He said the Lakers’ $95-million payroll is money well spent. “You sit there and you say, ‘We really can’t afford this,'” he said. “Then somehow the next day we end up spending some more money and getting another playing and signing a new (contract) extension. At least it has softened my attitude toward women in the mall because I can’t turn down things either.”