There's usually five teams who have a legit shot at the championship every year. In no particular order I would those five teams are the defending champion Dallas Mavericks, the defending East champion Miami Heat, the former two time champion Los Angeles Lakers, the young up and coming Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Chicago Bulls. I'll be a homer and say the Lakers On a serious note I really think they can bounce back. Everything that I'm hearing is Kobe is feeling great. His knee according to sources and also his teammate Derek Fisher is in the best shape it's been in years. There have been reports that Kobe has been doing 360's and in between the legs dunks. He hasn't been able to do that in years. If Kobe and Gasol can get back to their 2010 form so can the Lakers. People are saying the Lakers are done which is fine with me, but it's just funny to me how people forget the Lakers won back to back championships just a year and a half ago. I just don't see how you can say a team is done after one failed playoff run. The Mavs beat the Spurs in the 2006 playoffs in the 1st round and people said they were done. The Spurs won the title the very next year. Although my pick is the Lakers I wouldn't be shocked if the Mavs repeat or the Cheat win it.