When you win it is easy to get good players (a lot of players want to play in Miami even for less money, examples of Ray Allen or even Greg Oden, etc.).
We won 2 titles in a row, and to be honest, I always said that I didn't like the 2010 Offeseason acquisitions (Theo Ratliff, Matt Barnes and Steve Blake).
Matt Barnes wasn't a bad acquisition, although he never had a great performance in L.A. (Lakers), I would prefer have taken the risk of a cheap Tracy McGrady (for 15 minutes per game), a lot of injuries but... a nice risk in a Champion Team (3 years ago...). Like Greg Oden case today (a nice cheap risk for Miami).
Theo Ratliff was very old, it would have been a nice final for Shaq in... the Lakers (for 20 minutes per game being Bynum's backup) instead of the Celtics.
Long (and expensive) contract for Steve Blake (Ray Felton was available and he went to Portland). But it's true that Blake maybe fit better under Phil Jackson's system tan Felton, totally true (Blake was a worse player but maybe a better fit... on the paper).
We lost Trevor Ariza on the previous year, and Ron Artest had a great performance in the Finals (but a very long contract too). Earl Clark's loss reminds to me to Trevor Ariza's loss, a very young player with a cheap contract... and in his last year of contract... A player with future who can contribute (not being the star or reference of the Team), young and athletic player...
We lacked of young and athletic players... (and I know that the suggested McGrady and Shaq weren't young).
Well, in 2011 we had another big bite (Chris Paul's trade). I assume that a team with Kobe, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard... was a contender for years and... pure Showtime.
I like some acquisitons for the next Season (as Nick Young), and it is very valuable the frontoffice's work... as it is much more difficult to get players for less money under our current situation (not a real contender?), and after Dwight's bite.
In 2010 maybe was easier, now it will be more difficult, although a lot of people are talking about 2014 Offseason... we have to think in 2013 first (and maybe some current movements are related to the future too).
Go Lakers !!