Lakers vs. Nuggets Preview: The King Meets the Joker With the Finals on the Line

The Los Angeles and Denver Nuggets are set to square off on Tuesday with the winner of the series advancing to the NBA Finals.

The Lakers are the most decorated franchise in NBA history. Complete with a record-tying 17 championships to their name

they are just eight wins away from surpassing the Boston Celtics for the most Larry O'Brien trophies in history.

Somewhere up in heaven, the thought of that has to make Jerry Buss and Kobe Bryant smile.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets are seeking their first appearance in the NBA Finals in franchise history, hoping to erase their name from the list of 11 current NBA teams to have never won a championship.

The Lakers are led by arguably the greatest player of all-time in LeBron James. Personally, James is seeking his fifth championship.

Alongside LeBron, is Anthony "The Brow" Davis. James and Davis won the championship in the NBA "Bubble" at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in the fall of 2020.

That season, they also played the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals.

The Lakers are hoping history repeats itself, whereas the Nuggets are looking for some retribution.

Leading the Nuggets is two-time MVP Nikola "The Joker" Jokic. The Joker is once again having an MVP caliber season,

finishing in second place behind this year's winner in Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers.