The residents of Club 5W are an elite bunch. Jalen Rose gets past the ropes to check out this season's five-win teams.

Updated: November 11, 2008, 2:25 PM ET
By Jalen Rose | ESPN

Looking at the standings today, we've got six teams with five wins or more. Let's briefly break down how these fast-starting clubs have moved past the velvet ropes of the elite Club 5W. In no particular order...

• Los Angeles Lakers (5-0)

The best all-around team early in the season -- dominant defensively and offensively even while Kobe Bryant is playing "just" a team brand of basketball. However, the NBA schedule always tests you. They will keep winning, but they're not going 82-0. There will be some tough losses that should allow coach Phil Jackson to work his magic.


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