The best of the West

In Part 2 of his NBA Preview, the Sports Guy says despite being dysfunctional, no one's beating the Lakers.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:20 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

You know the NBA season has officially started when Lamar Odom is being helped off the court. What a heartwarming sight. Anyway, for Part Two of my NBA Preview/Trilogy, we're concentrating on the six Western powerhouses who could win this year's title.

Without further ado ...

6. Phoenix Suns

Has there been a more underrated franchise over the past three decades than the Phoenix Suns? They made the Finals twice ('76 and '93); they made the Conference Finals four ...

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