Didn't think they'd find someone worse than Otis Smith to be a GM. I mean...WOW.
I think people are over-looking the comment Da Throne just made. Holy hell; I never thought I'd see the day...
They're trying to take pressure off the new GM.Quote:
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Go easy on Hennigan. Hearing Orl Pres Alex Martins likely ran this one. Always good to have non-bball folks make critical decision.
I don't know why some posters on this board talk like it's not beneficial to the NBA financially for the Lakers to be successful? People want to see the Lakers in the Finals and that's never going to change.
and the lakers signed jodie meeks
If they had ended up with Martin, 2 young guys and 2 lotteryish picks most people would think it was on par with what the Hornets got for CP3 and wouldn't be complaining so loudly. That option was available, they just wouldn't have been able to dump contracts just like the Hornets were still stuck with Okafor and Ariza after trading CP3. Orlando apparently valued moving those contracts more than Houston's young assets. Maybe that was a stupid choice, but that's not a choice the Lakers forced them to make.
The Lakers probably already had a lot of nationally televised games this season but now other teams will probably get the boot so they can show more of the Lakers. :rolleyes:
Its a very simplistic argument that the league "needs" the Lakers to do well. They need that big chunk in the middle to do well even more and that chunk includes the Hornets.
it also reminded Bryant of the trade that brought Gasol in 2008 and paved the way for two championships.
“History repeats,” he said. “We got Pau for nothing, too.”
I think the Heat will still be better than the Lakers, if healthy.
If the Lakers dont win it this year(i dont think with the current roster they can do it next year) then they are EMBARRASSING