By Jeff Garcia, Project Spurs.com
The San Antonio Spurs own the best record in the NBA, sit atop the Western Conference, have a legit MVP candidate (Tony Parker) and are looking like a well-oiled machine that will once again be challenging for the NBA crown.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling all season. Dwight Howard isn't meshing with the team, is dealing with injuries and struggling to produce consistently. The team went through a coaching change early in the season, and currently are out of the playoff hunt in the West.
Needless to say, these two team are heading in opposite directions but do not tell that to Lakers' Kobe Bryant.
Always brimming with confidence, in an interview with SI.com, Bryant made it clear -- the Lakers will make the playoffs and says he does not fear the mighty Spurs despite his team's 0-2 record versus the Spurs this regular season.
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