Lakers are in no way underdogs regardless of the sead.
How do you figure? everyone is playing to advance, and looking to face the Lakers to knock them off...
Whoever it is, Spurs, Sacramento, Dallas, they are always looking to win, to face the Lakers. Everyone out there doesn't want the Lakers to win. TNT, ESPN, all those people don't think the Lakers can do it, how do you figure were not
Read my article, I talk about them being the underdogs, you'll see why I said that here - http://www.clublakers.com/editorials/ld2k/pups.htm