Top 10 Los Angeles Lakers teams

The "Showtime" 1987 Lakers remain the franchise's greatest team, but 2012-13 is a different story. Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images

If nothing else, the Los Angeles Lakers certainly made the biggest splash of the 2012 offseason, reeling in the game's most prized big man in Dwight Howard. Because of that move (and that move alone, frankly), they might well end up winning the championship -- the 2012-13 season simulation I ran last Friday had them in a dead heat with the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs as the favorites to win the Western Conference.