How about the Kings? This adds a ton of pressure to a franchise whose championship window is closing. They probably thought they could take the summer off, bank on getting everyone healthy and add a few parts to the end of the bench. But if the Lakers are adding bazookas, the Kings better not shop for cap guns. It's time to look into trades seriously, to see what kind of upgrade you can get for some combination of Hedo Turkoglu, Doug Christie, Bobby Jackson and Scot Pollard.
So yes, the former champions have been dethroned. Give your props to San Antonio, but more importantly, give your props to Kupchak. Yes, Kupchak, as in Mitch Kupchak, the Lakers General Manager. From what I am hearing, people are really blaming him for this yearâ€™s playoff loss. Why so much hatred? He kept the core of the team together, and kept the role players entwined.
He owed it to the team to keep them in tack. If Horryâ€™s Game 5 buzzer beater is one inch shorter, Kupchak is still probably a geniusâ€¦right? They deserved the chance to stay together, win, lose or draw.
Now, he will bring in the youth, athleticism, and the firepower we need. Donâ€™t blame him, he didnâ€™t tear the core apart, he kept the Lakers together, and as you have all seen, weâ€™ve started an extremely successful dynasty.
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