they've already fired their coach. that right there gives them the bump.
the expectations before the season began were so high, they were pretty much considered a dream team.
The raps on the other hand were predicted to get like 25 wins or something. we're pretty much playing to expectations if you think about it. the only people who think this team is a total mess are Toronto fans, no one else thinks this is some monumental collapse. no one thought we'd be good anyway.
20 games in and media are already asking D12 what his plan is for the offseason, he's already talking as if he wants to leave.... that whole situation is a ticking time bomb. Lakers win this poll big time, IMO.