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According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 95 percent of Lakers fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 63 percent last week, and 40 percent the week before.
And as much as we can get in the weeds here and worry about a lot of nitty gritty issues, it is worth noting that overall, NBA observers around the league still have a lot of faith that the Lakers will be a force to be reckoned with when it matters. According to NBA fans around the country, the Lakers have the best chance of the top Western Conference teams to reach the NBA Finals, with 30 percent of the vote. They edged out the Utah Jazz, with 27 percent, the Denver Nuggets 22 percent and the Los Angeles Clippers 15 percent.
Despite having the second best record in the West, the Phoenix Suns earned just seven percent of the vote.
It’s a similar story in the Eastern Conference, where another star-studded team looms above the rest as the biggest threat in the minds’ of fans.
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