I'm not so sure that the Lakers are better on paper... Their offense is, but not their defense. That has to factor in too. Pierce, Allen, and Garnett are > Kobe by himself. Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol have a knack for disappearing acts. Almost the rest of the bench can't defend. Yeah Vujacic can light you up with open 3's, same thing with Radmonovich.. But Radmonovich is a liability on the defensive end, and Vujacic pesters a player then whines when his attempt at a charge doesn't work. And Pau Gasol. Softest big man I've seen this year.