In an exclusive interview with FanSided, Robert Horry says that the Lakers are still the favorites to win the NBA title this summer. Horry is working with Pepsi promoting #LakersFamily.
There is a little less than a month remaining in the NBA regular season, which means the playoffs are right around the corner. With the Western Conference absolutely stacked, many believed the Los Angeles Lakers would have a difficult time repeating as champions once stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis were sidelined with injuries.
But a seven-time NBA champion still likes the Lakers’ chances.
In an exclusive interview with FanSided, Robert Horry says that the Lakers are still the favorites to win the NBA title this summer.
“With the addition of the ‘Big Penguin,’ Andre Drummond, I think it gives them someone who can clog up that middle,” said Horry. “Because you got like a two headed monster because when you prepare for the Lakers, now you got to deal with Andre Drummond, who can take you inside and then you got you know, [Marc] Gasol who can take you outside. But you know, we’re not going to talk about AD and LeBron because we already talk about them all the time. But you know, people like Drummond, Gasol, Monrezl [Harrell], KCP and Kyle Kuzma, these are the keys to winning another championship. If these guys step up, that’s what’s gonna happen.”
Robert Horry believes the Lakers are still the favorites to win the NBA title in 2021
Back in February, the Lakers were situated near the top of the conference standings, but things went awry on Valentines Day. Davis had left the Lakers’ game against the Denver Nuggets with a right calf injury. It was later determined that the big man was dealing with a right calf strain and tendinosis in his right leg.
On March 20, James left a game against the Atlanta Hawks after forward Solomon Hill fell on his right ankle. As soon as the game ended, it was determined that James suffered a high right ankle sprain and was ruled out indefinitely.
There is good news coming for the Lakers. Davis is set to return on Thursday night for the first time in two months against the Dallas Mavericks, where he will get the start. While head coach Frank Vogel said on Wednesday there is no timetable for LeBron’s return, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Apr. 10 that James was a week behind Davis in terms of a return.
The Lakers have gone 7-11 since James went down with his ankle injury up until Davis’ return on Thursday night. Once this team is fully healthy, they are going to be a force in the playoffs and could definitely create problems for the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Pepsi and the Lakers are asking fans to show their hype by posting their video to social media and tagging #LakersFamily. Fans who submit their videos before May 24th will have a chance to be featured in the official track.