Why would anyone doubt a squad with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille Oneal on it???? I dont understand your post. Doubt is a part of life. there wasnt an extra amount of doubt on the Lakers as I could tell. Every newspaper I read from the beginning of the playoffs was predicting the Lakers too win. What newspapers do you read????
Every year, people doubt the Yankees... but somehow their magical cinderella story keeps on going... sniff. We can all learn from the example of teams like the Lakers and the Yankees who persevere in spite of not being liked by 100% of the sports fans in the world.