Not a Laker's fan, but a huge basketball fan...the Lakers had to make this trade happen. There're in the Western Conference and there's no way they can take all comers without helping out Kobe. Bynum after Lakers treated him with kid's gloves for years, while he recovered from multiple knee issues paid 'em back by acting a fool and Meta World Peace is just a waste of roster space. Hopefully adding Nash & Howard will get Gasol back on track.
You sound like a true fan. I like Bynum's skills more than Howard after living in FL and seeing Howard on TV that season in 2009. Nash is a good addition, but at 38, chronic back issues, and a slow bad defender. How will he guard Westbrook and a healthy guard Maynard off the bench (people forget Maynard was hurt last year). World Peace is a joke but still has game as awkward as it is.
I still see age and Howard's lack of offense, silly personal fouls (yes he is foul prone) hurting the Lakers. I still pick OKC since they are so young and just getting better and better. Perkins, Ibaka, and Collison are enough to stop Gasol and Howard. Sefalosha stopped (slowed) Bryant.
Nobody stopped Westbrook, Durant and Harden. Watch out for San Antonio too.
Denver is a sleeper and a problem. Wilson Chandler, Gallinari, Ty Lawson, Iguodala and McGee.
OKC in 6 again in the year of 2013 in west finals.
by Paul Edmondson4 years ago
I'm not sure giving away Odom was the right thing to do, but it seems like it's a play to open up some money to bring in the next major star to replace Kobe Bryant as he nears retirement. Don't get me wrong, Kobe...
by Bobby Isenhower4 years ago
Who do you think is the best team? And who do you think will take it all the way? Because the best team doesnt always win the championship
by Paul Edmondson5 years ago
Espn analyst says that Andrew Bynum is the main Laker asset. Unlikely to get both of them, but I'd be happy with either one.
by Monique3 years ago
Either NBA or national team. Croatia- Petrovic, Kukoc and Radja. Yugoslavia- Divac, Petrovic, Kukoc,Radja and just about the whole team Boston Celtics- Bird, McHale and Parish ...
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