Lakers Nation, It is not about trading D Angelo but About Trading D Angelo for a better player or at least for an equal value. I have a hard time understanding how a number 27 pic could serve the Lakers better than the number 2 pic. people keep saying the reason was to get rid of the Lakers Hughes contract mistake of Mozgov. The only problem with this trade they took the 22 million contract from the Nets in Brook Lopez which is more than the mozgov contract if you look at it on a one year basis. Meaning they probably are going to keep him for one year and let him go or resign him for a contract more than 22 million I suspect. He may be an upgrade but what good does it do the Lakers if he is not going to be here next year. Mozgov deal was 16million. so in other words you will probably let him walk unless you willing to pay another big contract to some one that never made the Net anything but the last team in the league. do not expect him to make the Lakers a playoff team. at the end of the day the Lakers has traded D Angele for a number 27 pic. that is horrible when the could have waited until next year to do so. He basically gave the Angelo for nothing. I wanted to see how the team of Ingram, D Angelo, ball Julius Randle would have performed now It will never happened. How Sad. 3 number 2 players is now down to two almost to one had the reported king trade refused by the king was accepted. I have a hard time understanding the chance of a number 27 outperforming the number 2. The Problem with the Jordan and the Magic of the world, They want to see players becoming Like them on the first Draft any thing less than that is a failure and should not be kept. I wont be surprise if he trade a hell of every body in the current Lakers roster except Ingram due to a lack of expectation. I was expecting the Lakers to use that on the Paul George Trade if anything but a number 27 pic. Indiana is not accepting a bench number 27 or 28 for Paul George are you kidding me ? contrary to what people seem to call it a B trade. I call it an F trade unless otherwise proven. I do not see how a 27 pic can be better than a number 2 pic. That is just too much of the chance to take. If this one turn out to be a miscalculation , it will have a grave consequences to the Lakers rebuilt. This fast trigger pulling may turn out to be a disaster. Years of time wasting. Paul George at 28 years old and LeBron 33 years old by the time they reach the Lakers if they ever coming with a bench of 27 pics hardly will be the answer for the golden state warriors unless they are expecting to bring more than that
Clearly The NBA Habit is changing with time. It used to be , the last thing you want to do make a team in your conference great to challenge your team. By boston giving Fultz to Philadelphia clearly they are making that team much better to challenge them in the east. I will be surprised if next year the Lakers tank to try to get to the same spot as the last two years as it will not do them any good. so this time around they have no choice but try to do better if not make the playoff. How many numbers one players do a team needs to become great unless you want to use all those number one choices to get a great player. Jimmy battle although a good player I do not know if LeBron stays in the east will help them past them because you know LeBron will try to improve that team next year. now if LeBron decide to leave as all speculation has been running hot boston will become the goat in the east regardless. by making Philadelphia great any thing can happened. Can you Imagine Hambiid, Fultz, Simmons and so and so in the same team next year. we are talking about 3 number ones with tallent trying to match their assets and who is helping them , the team they may challenge in the east. Danny Ainge may just pray god that Philadelphia doesn’t become better than Boston the few years to come. That will be something for the boston fans to digest and I do not think it will seat well if that is the case . On top of it there is no Guarantee the Lakers will not jump on Jackson since they seem to be intrigued by him too although I think they will not pass on ball. Continue to read
I cannot Imagine the Lakers passing on the skills exhibited on this video . may be there is more to it that I do not know but out of shape can be easily fixed. Much has been said about ball shooting method. the man can create separation and shoot it from Downtown LA. defense is teachable specially when signs are there. Well The Philadelphia sixes had a chance to grab Brandon Ingram last year who was willing to play for some one who likes him regardless instead they concentrated on a Player who probably didnt even want to play for them and hasn’t play since then. You cannot force unwillingness on yours self and I cannot imagine how another team can force to take Lonzo Ball when his father is saying dont even try it . I cannot imagine any other team dealing with Lonzo Ball father antics. That will be something else. hard to Imagine . It may look like a war zone after all. Didn’t I tell you not to draft my son? What were you thinking.
This Represent the Lakers last victory parade in 2010. How Much Longer can the Lakers Nation wait? We are started to become impatient specially when you think of the Golden Warriors being in their 20 and the best team in the league. We just cannot afford to mess it up this time around . All these rumors going around some bad some goods. I hope the bad one are untrue and the good one are true. Just a reminder. Do not mess it up. I hope you are doing your home work. You let Jerry go to the clippers, I hope you have a better Plan. We always think of the Lakers as family who takes care of their own.
Teams in the NBA will hire a player just to prevent him from going to a competitor. We Have seen It in the NBA time after time. For some reason The Lakers seem confident letting Jerry West go to their most competitor in the Clippers sharing the same city the same building knowing what Jerry Can do. Is it Ego Partly yes. It is about getting credit rather coming together for the same purpose winning a Championship togheter. A key to the car has been given to Magic Johnson so Magic wants to show he can drive the car without any body’s help . Jerry has been successful almost every where he has been , him been part of the Lakers will almost certainly take credit of any goods coming out of the Lakers few years to come. The problem is you have to produce and if you don’t , The Lakers fans aren’t going to seat down without challenging your ego. Let Imagine Jerry West Bring in on Board LeBron James instead of the Lakers and becomes a factor not only for a championship while the Lakers continu to improve their young core with a minimal impact . when before Jerry The Lakers seem like a favori to land Lebron and Jerry reverses the trend. History had told us ego can be a problem to society , Just ask Jim Buss he will tell you. it only pays if you find yourself on the good side. Any thing on the bad side may be so destructive , I do not know if it worth a try. Time will tell. They better get it right. I do not know if the Lakers fans will accept another 5 years of waiting and being deceived. Let hope they truly know what they are doing. In the past ego has proven to be the root cause of all problems.
What took so long?
The Los Angeles Clippers are poised to take the first steps towards leaving Staples Center for a new home near the upcoming NFL stadium in Inglewood, according to multiple published reports.
Tomorrow, the Inglewood City Council will vote on an exclusive negotiating agreement with a Clippers-controlled limited liability company for a number of City-owned properties along the south side of Century Boulevard. The majority of the sites are on blocks bounded by Century, Yukon Avenue, 104th Street and Prairie Avenue. An additional two properties are located west of Prairie.
Including non-City-owned lots, the potential development site could be in excess of 75 acres. Continue reading
I am Sure Cleveland is in a Hunt Just Like Last year desperate and looking for any excuses It Doesn’t matter were that excuse will come from. League , referees , Cash under the table, Provocation of Green , any thing goes. The Longer it Goes their opportunity will grow. I am quiet sure you know that from what happened last year but this is just a reminded. It ant’s over until it is over . Do not be stupid and give them another excuse . It is desperation time. Continue to read
2017 NBA Final Game Four The Warriors VS The Referees and the Warriors Vs Cleveland
Listen to this. Cleveland shots 22 free throws in the first quater alone an history record almost unheard of In the process scored 49 points against the best defense in the world a record of behind proportion . their average from the first 3 games was around 22 fouls shot a game for the all game. If I was a referee part of that crew I should have been ashamed of my self . I truly do not know who they think they are fooling. it is so obvious and didnt even seem ashamed about it. If I was the commissioner I would lunch an investigation against those referees for corruption but since they are probably part of the skim, I am quiet sure they will keep their eyes close and look the other way. This is part of the reason why poor LeBron get hated due to favoritism from the League. People are smart enough to know what happening I guess that what was needed to beat the warriors and keep them away from another record.