Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by andes14:
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So you're saying since they didn't win with players they drafted, its not "Fair". Look around you, that's no longer the landscape of the NBA and hasn't been for sometime, nor will it be. Teams have one cornerstone that they've drafted and build around him (see Bryant, Kobe). If you're lucky to have two you drafted ala Durant and Westbrook, you'd instantaneously trade one of them in the pursuit to get significantly better. And the Lakers actually save money by doing this deal right now. In Football and baseball keeping the guys you drafted is more prevalent, for the mere fact that there are more guys on the team!!! 12 players active in basketball you get the 12 best or the 5 best to play together, however you accumulate them.
The Spurs did it with THEIR guys...it can be done. So did the Bulls of the 90's. Even OKC - THEY drafter Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka, Harden, Collison were all brought into the league by that organization. Pretty much their only key piece they acquired is Perkins, and they got him in a LEGIT trade (not because of a team being held hostage and scared to death of losing him for nothing, as would be the case with Orlando and Howard).
Ridiculously, unbelievably, steaming mad, obviously.
The Lakers are doing what they do. What they've always done. Get better and win. The logic being spewed by andes is absolutely haterism in it's true form. Wouldn't be happy if they won the next 10 championships??
[ Edited by StOnEy333 on Dec 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM ]