Its rare to hear Bill Simmons be so on point about any specific sports topic, but in his April 16th podcast, everything he said sums up my fears about the LA Lakers title chances in the 2012 NBA Playoffs. His buddy Joe House was part of the conversation and contributed great points about how amazing the Lakers are this season.

Bill Simmons:
Yeah, but I mean the Lakers keep winning these garbage games where it seems like they should be blowing the game, but then you know, somehow something happens, they get a play, somebody misses. All of a sudden, they’ve pulled these out. They pulled out like ten of those. You got to give them credit.

Joe House:
I’m right there with you. You know what’s crazy is that these are depth wins, you know what mean? They are winning these game vs the other teams’ starters.

Bill Simmons:
The whole crappy starting cast argument no longer holds weight because of the way Barnes and Artest are playing. Both those guys are playing better, and Sessions.

Joe House:
And the impact of Sessions.

Bill Simmons:
When Kobe comes back, they’l have six guys who’ll you know will at least show up for every game. And then McRoberts, maybe I don’t know? I mean, can he give them 12 minutes?

Joe House:
Well the thing that I would say should be scary for the rest of the league is that Kobe from the bench is gaining trust in these guys. Right? So in these crunch time moments.

Joe House and Bill Simmons both agree that OKC is the only team that can dethrone the might Lakers. And then Bill Simmons said.

Bill Simmons:
And I think they (Lakers) can beat every other team in the West.