Lakers Nation just another joyful day for the Lakers Nation and the Basketball world. Kobe Bryant two jerseys number 8 and 24 will be retired today starting at 530p. When you go back and realize how difficult it is to produce superstars in this league, You can only appreciate even more what Kobe Bryant has done for the Lakers. We can see some bright future in Ingram , Lonzo Ball may be Kuzma or the all young Lakers squad. Yet there is no guarantee they will reach the Kobe superstar stardom status. What reality is telling us up to now is the fact that we are receiving signal from left and right that may be soon the Lakers may return to their winning ways. Two of those signals are coming From Magic Johnson and LeBron James in particular , Two of the all time great as you can imagine have a hard time keeping secrets. As of right now , base on signals from both sides this is the way I am reading the situation. In the beginning of the year Magic Johnson seem quiet confident he can bring in two superstars players to the Lakers. With time it has been reduce to maybe one and we don’t have to use our max this year but next year instead. Well LeBron James Team without Tomas is doing great then add Thomas to that team, the chance of winning a championship becomes a reality. Now if he can win in Cleveland and become better than Michael Jordan why would he come to The Lakers? Wouldn’t make sense. Would It. in That case LeBron coming may be pushed back to one more year or two or probably never. Why would the Lakers accept a damage good in LeBron few year back. That is my read of the situation. On The other end Oklahoma continue to struggle and why would Paul George stay there? This is The way I am reading the situation. Now Let say LeBron continue to stay in Cleveland and do not win a Championship. LeBron would have missed the opportunity to take a struggling legendary franchise from bad to good if not excellent and win Championship from the west. To me it will take one more championship from a bad team on the West to a championship where as it may take two championships or even 3 to confirm him as better than Jordan. Winning 3 Championships in this league in the row will be a tall order.
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This is One reason why You cannot compare the Magic, Jordan, Bird era to the one of today. Today every good player wants to be on one team to win a championship, and only one team can win a championship per year. That what it is all about winning a championship and you cannot denied it. It started with Kevin Garnet and the Boston big three. Then LeBron James took over with Bosh And Wade . Then Continued with Irvin and Love big 3. Duran said is that so. I am adding my self to Golden State And Paul George Came close to being added to Golden state for a supper, supper team as if what they already had wasn’t enough. Now Irvin want to leave and some one mention just not to add him self to Golden state. if that is not a mess what is it? you tell me. LeBron James is the most calculated player that ever lived. that what he will be know for long after he leaves the NBA just like Kobe is known of being a ball hug. Both Great Players. you may put it this way. It is all about gold. It is all about being better than Jordan. It is not a secret and his fans are quick to want to give him the title before he fully deserve it . He is still at 3 with 1 lucky if you want to call it that way against the Spurs and one suspicious basically given to him by the league against Golden State although they denied it as if a thief will accept stealing even after being caught in the act. It is no secret LeBron is the best player in the Planet today. Does the best Player in the planet needs calculated moves to become the best ever? I have been saying it for years now . to me that is a diminishing return and long after he lives the NBA just like Kobe is being known for a ball hug. Again LeBron will be known for A calculated player who will win at all cost to become the best regardless of his talent. The media have denied it for years but now it is way too obvious for them to denied it. It is creating a mess in the league but being enjoyed by the media because this is what they starved for . The news. They all proclaimed James went in the final 7 times but they wont add in a weak eastern conference nor they will add won 3 lost 4 a negative record. They will not even mention Jordan going to the final 6 times and winning 6 times just to make LeBron numbers look good. They just want you to see the 7 times in the final so let give him the best title ever despite they have more people saying no than yes. Let just crown him. Are you kidding me. Now that every body has learn the tricks, it is going to be tougher for LeBron to achieve winning another championship and eventually becoming the best ever. His only hope now is. You come to the Lakers the best Franchise in the business with overwhelming fan base but a bad team for years now and you turn it around in now time because you just show up on a team in the west not the east and you win a championship with them. That will be undeniable he is the greatest. continue to read
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
Lakers nation. The Lakers may actually get worse without Lu William their best score, their bread and butter from the Bench. The man who saved them so many times. If that Happened that will be demoralizing. I do not think the Lakers can afford to get worse. The last time I check , Magic Johnson said The Lakers are one start away from becoming competitive. And magic Johnson was A saler to bring one in. I do not see the trade of Lu William bringing the Lakers a star They so Seek. I do not see the Lakers beating golden State any time soon. So what the Rush. All we are asking for the Lakers at this time is Improvement. We the fans want to see Improvement not taking chances that may make the matter worse. we didnt see the fruit of Trading Steve Black. There is no reason to believe trading Lu William will Improve things. All The gossip of Trading Players has done to the Lakers is Upset Players for them not To want to play for The Lakers. We have seen it with Gasol. Players refusing to come to the Lakers upset because the Lakers didnt treat Them well while they were here. They Missed on Whiteside as soon as they turn out good with another team suddenly they want them back. All we are asking you is to be patient and improve at This Point. Stop listening to all the craps from outsiders and people who do not like the Lakers and do not want to see them Improve. Since the passing of Jerry Buss The Lakers have turn into a team with no direction. Jerry West Can store part of that in a limited role base on his age. we all Know what He had done over the years with teams. There is At least confidence there instead of saying we have to move to a new Blood not the past The same mistake the Lakers made refusing to hire Phil Jackson That turn the team into a saga Part of the reason why they are in this mess in the first Place and still having problem to understand it Continu to read