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The Forum: Are the Lakers in decline?

The direction of the Lakers is being questioned by everyone from fans to media to Kobe Bean Bryant himself. Whether because of the new CBA less friendly to high-spending franchises, Lamar Odom's abrupt trade or Jim Buss' increasing power, there's a nervous, skeptical vibe surrounding the team. Is this justified?

Along with Dave McMenamin, we discuss the present and future of the Lakers.