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2008-09 prediction: Lakers look like NBA champs

Our experts predict which team will win the NBA Finals.

Originally Published: October 28, 2008

Editor's note: We asked our panel of NBA experts, "Who will win the NBA title?"

1. Los Angeles Lakers: 7 votes

Chris Broussard, ESPN Mag: The combination of Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol is just too much.

Ric Bucher, ESPN The Mag: Bynum's finishing at the rim and patrolling the paint changes everything.

Chad Ford, ESPN.com: This is the year Kobe finally will take home an NBA title without Shaq.

Mark Jackson, ESPN: The Celtics lost James Posey, ...

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