JGC wrote:I'm not sure how Dwight is supposed to truly understand what it means to be a Laker in a few months. He was traded here, it's not like he signed up for this.
So he is not supposed to understand the history of the Lakers? How long does it take for someone to understand that he is playing for a team that has been to the finals 16 times in 30 years? A team that has missed the playoffs once (or twice can't remember right now) since 1980. How long does it take for him to understand that the only jerseys hanging at the top of the rafters are all HOF'ers. It shouldn't matter if he "signed up" for it or not. He is a smart guy and he knows that LA isn't a place that supports losing from the Lakers. I'm not sure how he doesn't understand what it means.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.