Well Friday’s trade with Memphis was a shocker. Everyone knew the Lakers were in need of a big man ever since Andrew Bynum got hurt. The Lakers go from pretender to contenders with this monster trade. As many of you know, I am not a Kobe fan but a Lakers fan. This trade shakes up the Western Conference.
The Lakers traded away Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, and a couple of draft picks. I also heard that Aaron Mckie and the rights to Marc Gasol were in the mix as well. The Lakers ended up with big man Pau Gasol. Let me say this was a trade that works perfect. We get rid of Kwame “butterfingers” Brown and end up with a previous NBA All Star. This is a very good trade for the Lakers. Let examine the potential starting lineup for the playoffs this April.
Watch out San Antonio and Phoenix because the LA Lakers are ready for you. I believe the Western Confernece Finals will be the LA Lakers versus the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas will be the only really competition for the Lakers in the West. This playoff seasons every team in the West will fear the LA Lakers.
A thought for the NBA Finals – LA Lakers vs Boston Celtics. I am getting goosebumps just think of that. I know it won’t be the same as in the days of Larry Bird and the Celtics versus Magic Johnson and the Lakers but it is a chance the rivalry could be back this year in the NBA Finals.