Los Angeles Lakers star defensive guard Ron Artest boldly predicted that his team will will the National Basketball Association crown this year if ever the lockout will be resolve and NBA season will happen this year. Artest said he is very confident of the chances of his team since they have a strong roster coming into the next season.
He said other NBA teams can prepare for the next NBA season but he is very confident they will still emerge as champion this year. “Win the whole thing. That’s a guarantee,” Artest said. The NBA star said the Lakers have already learned its lesson the past NBA season and is now ready to win another NBA crown in the forthcoming NBA season.
NBA experts said Lakers fans might be happy with the bold prediction of Artest, but the truth remains the team will have a hard time winning the NBA crown this year. The experts said the Lakers will have a new coach this year, Mike Brown and they doubt he can immediately deliver on his first year with the team. In his NBA years, Artest gained a reputation as one of the league’s premier defenders as he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004.