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Jerry West confident in Lakers

Updated: February 5, 2013, 8:21 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- As a consultant to the Golden State Warriors, Jerry West has no allegiance to the Los Angeles Lakers, and no interest in seeing them make the playoffs.

But that doesn't mean the Lakers Hall of Fame guard and former front-office great believes his old team will fall short in its pursuit.

"I believe they're going to make the playoffs," West said Tuesday in a phone interview with ESPNNewYork.com. "Look out West, there are some teams two or three games over .500, so they can ...

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