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Former NBA champion Metta Sandiford-Artest thinks that the Los Angeles Lakers are going to win the NBA championship this season, even though they are going through struggles.

According to him, in order to win a title, a team needs to go through some adversity, which is what is happening now with the Lakers.

“We know that if LeBron was here, our record would be maybe 7 losses,” Sandifor-Artest said on Spectrum SportsNet. “And he would have probably had more 30-point games. It’s just amazing that he’s taking so much importance on his career and want to finish off strong. Melo wants to finish off strong.

“And it’s just so impressive to see. And that’s why I think that these guys are going to be champions because it’s something special about this season. It’s failure, you failure to be successful because of adversity. And that’s why there’s something special happening here.”

The Lakers are 15-13 so far this season which is good enough for the sixth place in the Western Conference. The top team in the West is the Golden State Warriors with 22 wins and 5 losses.