Los Angeles Lakers: Former Laker Nick Van Exel says the Lakers have the league exactly where they want them. "The year after I left, they got Dennis Rodman," said Van Exel in the Los Angeles Times. "I mean, it's nothing new. I just think they play well when they do things like that. When there's always controversy, that's when they're at their best. I don't think teams really like to see them when they're bickering and things like that, because they just find a way to tune in and really get focused Every team in the league goes through things. And every team in the league patches things up, but most teams can't do it on the court They can do that."