Looks like Gary Payton is signing with the Heat and reuniting with Shaq. Miami is awfully stacked this year. They better hope they don't implode - I already have my doubts about White Chocolate and Twan being there.
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"The way I feel right now, I'd trade my mother if the right deal came along." -- Isiah Thomas.
As long as Shaq and Wade set the example between them for everyone else to follow, things should stay in order. Because my sense of what happened in 2003-04 is that as Shaq and Kobe went, so did the rest of the Lakers.
But if Dwyane Wade for whatever reason goes off the reservation, look the fuck out.
"He's too much of gentleman to assume that the lady he is with would have a disease and he's man enough to raise any offspring that should arise. HE IS AL WILSON."[-DEAN~, 7/22/05]
The difference is they all want to win a ring. And they all know this is there best chance. So suck it up, win the ring and then go elsewhere for the money. It is not like these guys don;t have enough dough to begin with. The one thing they are all missing, sans Shaq, is a ring.
You can do it Otto! You can do it Otto!
Make this spare, I'll give you free gelato!
Then back to my place where I will get you blotto!
Gary Payton is getting old and his numbers are declining fast. He will not make a very huge impact. If you watched him last year when he was with the Celtics he was numbers even worse than some rookie beach players.
Lakers starting with an immediate back-to-back-to-back is brutal. And those Sacramento and Utah games aren't exactly walkthrough games. That roster, as currently constituted, is going to have it rough.