therealdeal wrote:I'm inclined to think that, like a lot of Laker fans, they KNOW they didn't do anything to actually keep Howard. I don't think they WANTED to keep Howard. I think Howard was their Plan B with Chris Paul BECAUSE Paul is a real leader and a real Plan A. I think they pulled for Howard ANYWAY because he was better than Bynum (and Bynum's knees were shot) and I think they hoped he COULD be a Plan A.
If Dwight re-signed after this hardball pitch, then I think the Lakers change their stance on Dwight's personality. But I think otherwise that the Lakers didn't do all they could because they know Dwight isn't the main guy to lead us to the promise land.
Remember: we got Chris FIRST. Dwight was always our Plan B guy.
Never thought of it this way, but it also makes complete sense. Very good point.