1. Kobe Bryant
The one and only reason why nobody will write off the Lakers is because of #24. One of the most competitive ball players the game has ever seen is still leading the NBA in scoring well into his mid-30s. He’s unfiltered, he’s unwavering, and he’s quite possibly still the best player in the game (not named LeBron. Sorry). With Kobe still playing at this level you have to believe if the Lakers can squeak into the playoff somehow, Kobe will always give them a fighting chance.