Savory Griddles wrote:One reason no one seems to talk about as it pertains to Lebron not joining the Lakers, is LBJ probably wants to end with the most rings, like any great. If he comes to the Lakers, he will never pass Kobe. Its one reason why I think he may go to Cleveland cause he can then pass Wade.
Does Kobe actually think there’s a possibility LeBron could find his way into a purple and gold jersey in 2014? In an exclusive interview on Wednesday at Kobe’s Basketball Academy in Santa Barbara, Lakers Nation asked Kobe what incentive LeBron would have in helping Kobe win another ring? Once Kobe retires, James will inevitably be chasing the Black Mamba ring count, so what would entice him to increase Kobe’s? Bryant didn’t seem to think LeBron to the Lakers was that big of a stretch.
“It’s that argument that goes on forever,” Kobe told Lakers Nation at his basketball camp at UC Santa Barbara. “You don’t want to help someone else kind of increase their ring count, but he’s already increased Dwyane’s, so I don’t think it’s that big of a stretch.”
odom1year wrote:I would welcome Melo. We really need young stars to compete in the league.
TSpence26 wrote:I'd rather sign John Wall
BadCoaching wrote:Rather beat Lebron then have him join L.A.
Steroid filled bricker with the green light to forearm shiv everyone out of the way? No thank you.
lakersin4 wrote:I'm sure I'll get crucified for this but the best case scenario big 3 for us next summer is Lebron, Kobe, Melo.. I know everyone will say Kyrie is a younger, Lebron & Melo play the same position, etc etc.. But Kyrie's injury problems really worry me.. I take Melo with a very low chance of serious injury vs. rolling the dice. Also, Kobe & Lebron will be handling the ball almost all of the time, a PG like Kyrie doesn't even make sense with those guys.. You ideally get a hustle player that hits spot up 3's & plays defense.. Atleast Melo & Lebron can get in the post some & be effective having the ball fed into them, makes them a bit less redundant than Kyrie would.
The Rock wrote:No I mean I understand the roster around Lebron is breaking down but Pat Riley is more than capable of retooling that roster...I mean come on guys we traded Pau 1 yr after he helped us win a ring you dont think he'd trade Bosh or replace him with other upgrades? But I agree its a good scenario to think about and it is a long shot I just dont see it happening theyre just a perfect fit over there in Miami, not to mention easier competition
Im hoping we go with Melo + Kobe+ Kyle Lowry + 2014 draft pick + Pau resigned for cheap...hopefully other role players will flock here
V.V.V.V.V. wrote:there's no dynasty in Houston. They'll only go far if Dwight accepts his role as the defensive anchor, and gets his through cleanups around the basket. If he tries to impose himself as the big black hole on offense, they'll struggle like we did with him.
As for Melo, I think his game will age well. He has a great shooting touch from outside and from midrange, and he has one of the great postup games in the league. Both of those skills age well. He's not an athletic player, and he doesn't depend on a fast first step to do damage. I think signing him as a FA at 30, for a 3 - 4 year deal will be great. Then sign another second-tier younger athletic guy, either in the post, or on the wing, and we can rebuild around our big three.
V.V.V.V.V. wrote:^Paul Pierce was good in his early thirties. I'm not saying sign Melo at 35. Sign him at 30.
karacha wrote:PP in his early 30 rocked. He was always a super solid all-around player.
lakersin4 wrote:Melo has good footwork both on defense & in the post, & is good at creating space for jumpers.. His game is going to age very well I think. The Pierce comparison isn't too far off, but I think Melo has more tools & natural size to help him transition into his 30's.
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