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Since: 6.1.02
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#21 Posted on

    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Not to nitpick (OK, to nitpick) but you keep mention "Seattle" in the same sentence as "Gary Payton" and "staying". Gary was traded to MILWAUKEE, and if he was staying someplace, it'd be THERE.

    Seattle loves Ray Allen, though, even if we have no chance to win the championship.

Yeah I realize that but BucsFan said that a title wouldn't mean as much as it would in Utah or Seattle, so I was using Seattle in my reply. Although it would be impossible for him to stay there since, like you said he got traded away. So now he's in Milwaukee where he has no chance of winning a title and has no loyalty to the team so why not go somewhere where a) he's wanted and b) he can win a title. And the only place is LA.

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#22 Posted on
ESPN's David Aldridge reports that Gary Payton will sign with the Lakers next week.

It's only a matter of time before Malone signs with the Lakers too.

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#23 Posted on
And thus our national nightmare begins anew.

Ready for another three-peat, NBA fans? Here it comes...

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#24 Posted on
Ask Paul Allen, Bob Whitset and the Portland Trailblazers how well getting every big name free agent worked out for them in the late 90's. There's only one ball out there and Malone, Payton, Shaq and Kobe can only touch it so many times in a game. It's totally different than everyone jumping to the Yankees, because in baseball everyone gets a turn to bat or a turn in the rotation. In basketball there is only 48 minutes to please everyone. Here's to a disaster waiting to happen.


Since: 17.3.02
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
There are two main differences between that Portland team and the Lakeshow...
1. Two words: Triangle Offense. It's worked to give everyone a touch (ideally) before a shot is made. You break the offense, you don't play. Simple as that.

2. How can you compare the Blazers of a few years ago to the new-look Lakers? That Blazer team was filled with a bunch of good players. There was not leadership. There were no "great" players. Above average, yes. But none that could hold a candle to either Shaq or Kobe. In the Lakers situation, those two are the elder statesmen. Malone and Payton are the newcomers who have to find a way to fit into the offense.

I have to disagree with your declaration that this is a disaster waiting to happen. I think that an aging Payton and an old Malone will fit very well into the Lakers scheme. As a fan of the Lakers, I do not want to see Malone in that jersey. I just hate him. I'd much rather see the front office go after Pippen. Let him have one last "hurrah" for Phil.

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#26 Posted on
I wonder how Kobe and Shaq will deal with someone who will actually call them out... anyways, looks like a good fit.

Since: 2.1.02
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#27 Posted on
The Mailman delivered his decision.

A league source told ESPN the Magazine's Ric Bucher that Karl Malone has decided to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The move comes just days after Gary Payton joined the team as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's officially over.


Since: 2.6.03
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#28 Posted on

    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
    Ready for another three-peat, NBA fans? Here it comes...

More like an 8-peat.


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#29 Posted on
This should more than likely send San Antonio (and the rest of the NBA, for that matter) into "Panic Mode".

Tony Parker's days as a starter (or maybe even as a SPUR) may be numbered. Look for San Antonio to try and counter by bringing in Jason Kidd and POSSIBLY going for restricted free agent Elton Brand.

It could be a two-team race in the NBA next season.

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Keep in mind the cap numbers have to work out as well. That would explain the need for a 4-for-1 swap, whereas in the Boston scenario both Pierce and McGrady are max salary guys.
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