Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
You're a fool if you think there was zero discussion between the chargers and the giants before the draft. And no matter what the hornets and the Lakers agreed upon predraft, the whole plan woulda been out the window if another team picked Kobe.
Either way, you're completely wrong here. So please, continue to sound like a know-it-all that's 100% wrong.
There's a significant difference between "having discussion" on a trade and agreeing to a trade in principal and picking for another team. San Diego selected Eli Manning with the intention of him playing for the Chargers. Charlotte selected Kobe Bryant with the intention of him playing for the Lakers.
Not sure what the bolded has to do with anything. Couldn't you say that about any plan to acquire a particular player in a draft? If you're selecting #2 and you really like a guy, but #1 takes him, you gotta go in a different direction.
Saying that Kobe wasn't acquired through the draft is splitting hairs in this discussion. I'm advocating that the Lakers trade existing assets for a draft pick. That's what we did to get Kobe. Whether they do that before the draft or acquire a guy's draft rights 5 minutes after he's taken doesn't matter one bit.
hmm, i could be wrong, but from what i remember eli did not want to play for the chargers. didn't he say he wanted to play for the giants? the chargers just drafted him to they could trade him to the giants, no? idk, all i know for sure that it was a dick bag move from eli.