Glove Fits ... And Lakers Are It
Gary Payton has verbally agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers for their mid-level exception, ESPN.com has learned. Payton reportedly will make $4.9 million next year.
It's true (hopefully). Payton has "verbally" committed himself to the Lakers. I suspect Malone will do the same following this confirmation. However, the Lakers have been burnt before by those who've given their "verbal" commitments. So, this only gives me a ray of hope. However, when July 16th comes around and Payton and Malone sign the dotted line, then I'll be ecstatic.
Mess with the best, die like the rest.