Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby JSM on Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:54 am

Chris Perkins of Sheridan Hoops wrote:From Dwyane Wade’s point of view, the Los Angeles’ Lakers second major acquisition of the offseason didn’t surprise him. Dwight Howard-to-LA was always on the backburner.

It was the first one — the acquisition of Steve Nash — that caught him off guard.

“They’re making a play for a championship,” Wade told SheridanHoops.com Saturday on his nationwide book-signing tour.

“It’s not a surprising move that Dwight Howard went over there. I was kinda surprised to see Steve Nash. That was the one that was surprising.”

Call it The Great Impending Collision. We all expect to see it in mid-June, correct?

Heat vs. Lakers in the NBA Finals.

L.A.’s Big Three (Kobe Bryant, Howard and Nash) vs. Miami’s Big Three (Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh). It’s on.

“They’re putting themselves in position to compete for a championship,” Wade said. “Same thing we did in 2010.”

As for the Heat-Lakers matchup in the Finals, Wade seemed happy the Lakers have formed their own Big Three. But he’s taking the wait-and-see approach.

“Nothing is guaranteed to any one of us,” he said. “There’s a lot of good teams in the league, but this will make it very competitive.”
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:25 am

Wade is saying all the right things for a good sportsman. It's funny that Pau is left out as if he's chopped liver. We have a big 4, not a big 3.
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby therealdeal on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:53 am

It wasn't the same thing you did in 2010. You all put on a tour and made a circus of free agency as if you weren't already all going to Miami. Not to mention all of the shady buyouts and re-signings that Miami pulled off to get those 3.

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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby bystander on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:55 am

L.A.’s Big Three (Kobe Bryant, Howard and Nash) vs. Miami’s Big Three (Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh). It’s on.


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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby John3:16 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:55 am

therealdeal wrote:It wasn't the same thing you did in 2010. You all put on a tour and made a circus of free agency as if you weren't already all going to Miami. Not to mention all of the shady buyouts and re-signings that Miami pulled off to get those 3.

The Lakers played this one by the rules and won. Class.


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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby Center Court on Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:04 am

you know you're a dominant team when Pau Gasol isn't apart of your big three....

On realgm somebody made a post that said something like name the top 10 players on the Heat and the Lakers: we clearly won

LeBron
Howard
Kobe
Wade
Nash
Pau
Bosh
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby The Original 81 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:05 am

John3:16 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:It wasn't the same thing you did in 2010. You all put on a tour and made a circus of free agency as if you weren't already all going to Miami. Not to mention all of the shady buyouts and re-signings that Miami pulled off to get those 3.

The Lakers played this one by the rules and won. Class.


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That part caught my eye as well. Not a valid comparison at all. Neither Dwight nor Steve were free agents, and I think its safe to say that neither were eyeing the Lakers for 3 years while under contract for another team. Well maybe Dwight was but all the reports during the trade rumors said he wasn't interested.

A pathetic attempt at validating the Heatles' act by Wade.
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby Ariza3 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:39 pm

Lakers did it the right way. No pre championship celebration before the season even started. Nash was definitely not eyeing the lakers for any amount of time. Dwight maybe, but more of a dream not "im going there in free agency regardless of what happens." he was pushing for the nets if anything at all regarding leaving the magic in free agency.

I hated the Heat bc of the way they did it in getting LeBron and Bosh and how they both handled it with arrogance and no respect for the teams they left behind with NOTHING. Having meetings with Wade and talking about joining up for years isnt how it should be. Mitch did all the work and Kobe only talked with Nash pretty much the day of the trade and even then it was more Nash talking to Kobe to see if it was okay. Magic and the Suns both got at least something for their star player unlike Cavs or Rapters. Magic dumped players they didnt want with a multiteam trade, and suns got a pretty big trade exception to spend on a new player in their rebuilding.

The way our big 3 (big 4) got together is no where near what the heat did in 2010. nash has remained a mute about the whole thing and dwight has done nothing but imbrace LA and thank orlando for everything. wade is trying to compare our 2 offseasons but theyre completely different. people hate on the lakers bc they got nash and dwight...but not for how they did it.
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby Juronimo on Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:45 pm

Ariza3 wrote:Lakers did it the right way. No pre championship celebration before the season even started. Nash was definitely not eyeing the lakers for any amount of time. Dwight maybe, but more of a dream not "im going there in free agency regardless of what happens." he was pushing for the nets if anything at all regarding leaving the magic in free agency.

I hated the Heat bc of the way they did it in getting LeBron and Bosh and how they both handled it with arrogance and no respect for the teams they left behind with NOTHING. Having meetings with Wade and talking about joining up for years isnt how it should be. Mitch did all the work and Kobe only talked with Nash pretty much the day of the trade and even then it was more Nash talking to Kobe to see if it was okay. Magic and the Suns both got at least something for their star player unlike Cavs or Rapters. Magic dumped players they didnt want with a multiteam trade, and suns got a pretty big trade exception to spend on a new player in their rebuilding.

The way our big 3 (big 4) got together is no where near what the heat did in 2010. nash has remained a mute about the whole thing and dwight has done nothing but imbrace LA and thank orlando for everything. wade is trying to compare our 2 offseasons but theyre completely different. people hate on the lakers bc they got nash and dwight...but not for how they did it.


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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby Phil XI on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:27 pm

Ummm NO Dwayne Wayne. This was not some prearranged secret back room tittie-bar meeting in China where they all said 'let's join up when we hit free agency. Oh and do you have any more ones for the ladies?'

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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby Tobias Funke on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:48 pm

I agree with you guys, there was no scheming involved in building our team the way it went down in Miami. This was nothing but greatness by the Lakers organization when you consider that really, neither Nash nor Howard really wanted to come here. Nash obviously was a rival while in Phoenix and probably hated us more than any other team, and Dwight wanted to go to Brooklyn. Then there's also guys like Hill and Jamison (and probably Meeks as well) who took less money just to run with this squad.

Hell of a job by Mitch, Jim and the rest of the staff..........or sorcery at its finest, either way......
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby TrillyandTruly on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:13 pm

Ariza3 wrote:Lakers did it the right way. No pre championship celebration before the season even started. Nash was definitely not eyeing the lakers for any amount of time. Dwight maybe, but more of a dream not "im going there in free agency regardless of what happens." he was pushing for the nets if anything at all regarding leaving the magic in free agency.

I hated the Heat bc of the way they did it in getting LeBron and Bosh and how they both handled it with arrogance and no respect for the teams they left behind with NOTHING. Having meetings with Wade and talking about joining up for years isnt how it should be. Mitch did all the work and Kobe only talked with Nash pretty much the day of the trade and even then it was more Nash talking to Kobe to see if it was okay. Magic and the Suns both got at least something for their star player unlike Cavs or Rapters. Magic dumped players they didnt want with a multiteam trade, and suns got a pretty big trade exception to spend on a new player in their rebuilding.

The way our big 3 (big 4) got together is no where near what the heat did in 2010. nash has remained a mute about the whole thing and dwight has done nothing but imbrace LA and thank orlando for everything. wade is trying to compare our 2 offseasons but theyre completely different. people hate on the lakers bc they got nash and dwight...but not for how they did it.


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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby Lakerjones on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:25 pm

Phenomenal posts in here!! I totally agree with you guys. :bow: :jam2:

This has zero to do with collusion ala the super friends over there and the sleazy CHEAT organization. Mitch is the man. Wheeling, dealing, pulling off the totally unexpected and unbelievable.
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:08 pm

Wade was surprised we got Nash.....

No one was surprised the cHeat got Bron/Bosh....

End of comparison.
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby gcclaker on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:21 pm

I was suprised that the Lakers were able to get Nash too especially since it was done the normal way...you know like it wasn't pre-ordained or agreed upon prior to it.
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby last stand on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:45 pm

therealdeal wrote:It wasn't the same thing you did in 2010. You all put on a tour and made a circus of free agency as if you weren't already all going to Miami. Not to mention all of the shady buyouts and re-signings that Miami pulled off to get those 3.

The Lakers played this one by the rules and won. Class.


not to mention incredible maneuvering for the lakers to make it all work within the rules. the fact that each acquisition was through trade or using an exception is incredible.

jaimison being the only player who was handed to us considering he took less to come here
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby therealdeal on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:56 pm

last stand wrote:
therealdeal wrote:It wasn't the same thing you did in 2010. You all put on a tour and made a circus of free agency as if you weren't already all going to Miami. Not to mention all of the shady buyouts and re-signings that Miami pulled off to get those 3.

The Lakers played this one by the rules and won. Class.


not to mention incredible maneuvering for the lakers to make it all work within the rules. the fact that each acquisition was through trade or using an exception is incredible.

jaimison being the only player who was handed to us considering he took less to come here

Actually a lot of people took less to play here: Nash (Tor/NY), Jamison (Cha), and Hill and Meeks (reported).

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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby last stand on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:07 pm

therealdeal wrote:
last stand wrote:
therealdeal wrote:It wasn't the same thing you did in 2010. You all put on a tour and made a circus of free agency as if you weren't already all going to Miami. Not to mention all of the shady buyouts and re-signings that Miami pulled off to get those 3.

The Lakers played this one by the rules and won. Class.


not to mention incredible maneuvering for the lakers to make it all work within the rules. the fact that each acquisition was through trade or using an exception is incredible.

jaimison being the only player who was handed to us considering he took less to come here

Actually a lot of people took less to play here: Nash (Tor/NY), Jamison (Cha), and Hill and Meeks (reported).

Everyone who came here, came here to win.


i guess you can say that. though nash and meeks didn't take considerably less. just small pay cuts. i don't know hills number, i do know jaimison was the only one to take a massive pay cut
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby therealdeal on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:50 pm

A cut is a cut. And when you're talking either 12 million or 8.9, I hope you realize that 3.1 million is actually quite a lot of money.

Meeks took probably 500,000 - 1 million less to play here. Jordan I think was probably offered 4 million or so meaning he took about 1 million less to play here (this part is all guesses, but educated guesses nonetheless).

That's a lot of money people left on the table to be here. That can't really be trivialized as "just small pay cuts".
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby Phil XI on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:54 pm

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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby revgen on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:07 pm

Nash took a cut from what he would have made in Toronto. NYK not so much. The rumor was that NY was going to pay him 7m to 10m a year. Basically what we're paying him. Bottomline, Nash would have probably went to Toronto or NY if we weren't able to swing the TPE for him. He wasn't going to come here for mini-MLE money.
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby therealdeal on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:12 pm

revgen wrote:Nash took a cut from what he would have made in Toronto. NYK not so much. The rumor was that NY was going to pay him 7m to 10m a year. Basically what we're paying him. Bottomline, Nash would have probably went to Toronto or NY if we weren't able to swing the TPE for him. He wasn't going to come here for mini-MLE money.

Nobody said he was... All that I said was that he took a lower offer to play here. That's all I said, and it's very clearly true. There was a reported offer on the table from Toronto worth 36 million and he came here for 28 million. That's taking less money.
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby ben_ready on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:55 pm

Everyone has their own opinion, so what, let's just finish putting our squad together. Feel in a couple of holes,get blake out of the rotation yell™
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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby MadMax on Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:23 am

ben_ready wrote:Everyone has their own opinion, so what, let's just finish putting our squad together. Feel in a couple of holes,get blake out of the rotation yell™

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Re: Wade was surprised LA got Nash

Postby John3:16 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:38 am

MadMax wrote:
ben_ready wrote:Everyone has their own opinion, so what, let's just finish putting our squad together. Feel in a couple of holes,get blake out of the rotation yell™

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