As the NBA season prepares to kick off (again) in Orlando, LeBron James and the Lakers have their eyes set on the championship. Boasting the West's best record, it's clear they've been aiming high from the very start.
Even as people question how a three-month hiatus will affect James, he seems just as confident in his abilities now as he has ever been.
The NBA should be very, very afraid. Even at 35-years-old, the King is one of the greatest players on earth. Before the hiatus, he was averaging 25.7 points, 10.6 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game on 49.8% shooting.
With weeks of rest and time to prepare for the continuation of the season, he might be even more dangerous than before.
Will a rejuvenated LeBron, a healthy Anthony Davis, and the new acquisition of J.R. Smith be enough to earn the Lakers their title? That much remains to be seen, but their reign atop the West is far from over.
So long as they have Bron, they'll always have a chance.