For the first time in over 10 years, the Lakers are back in the Western Conference Finals. Not since the days of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol have the Lakers won at such a high level. The historic nature of the win, as well as the bad years that Lakers fans endured before getting back to this point, was the main talking point from LeBron James . After his Lakers finished off the Rockets with their second straight series in win five games. I am a winner & I’ve always been a winner.... I understand what the Laker faithful were going through the last decade, not being in the postseason or competing for championships.