Paul Pierce
Photo: Kathy Willens/Associated Press

Former NBA star Paul Pierce is not convinced that the current Lakers team is good enough to be among the top teams in the Western Conference.

Speaking about the team, he doubted that it would even be among the Top 8 teams in the West. “I don’t even think the Lakers are going to be a Top 8 seed,” the 2008 NBA champion said on Showtime Basketball.

Last season was arguably the most disappointing one for the Lakers as the team had three superstars on the roster and was considered the favorite to win it all, but failed to even make the play-in tournament.