Dmouse wrote:I don't want to speculate but there r a lot of rumors being leaked before any trade happens. Just a hunch but I can see all those might have started from one of Jim's friend and confidant. Mitch and Leslie back when they do things r quiet until everything is completed.
The problem starts with Jerry Buss, Jennie is very capable of taking over the Lakers ( read laker girl). Jim who deserve part of the empire has not proven himself, so Jerry made the decision and place him as GM. Jim should have been just one of the other kids that gets a paycheck, but since he showed interest in the Lakers he had to give him an important job. The job resulted in trust issue between players and management, trust issues that is built by having relationship, Jennie build that thrust with the fans, Jim has not done that.
Do you think that trust issue will have a negative effect on the Lakers ability to attract free agents in the future? I would imagine it would. Unless a player is desperate to be on a team, any team, like a Kapono or Murphy, I would think if they have a choice they would listen to their peers and gossip on how a particular team does business.
I think its safe to say that Kobe is not enthusiastic about jimmy (and that might be mutual), so what's to say other players in the league haven't taken notice. It's a bad time for the Lakers to go through a chaotic spell considering their main local competition, the clippers, have a reversal of fortune this year and can provide a more exciting experience than the Lakers.