Do you agree with Bob Ryan? Window of opportunity as good as shut-Championship No. 18 is nowhere in sight.

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    In Response to Re: Do you agree with Bob Ryan? Window of opportunity as good as shut-Championship No. 18 is nowhere in sight. : He was the real deal. Jordan said he was the best player he ever played against. LA lucked into worthy and we lucked into bias with top 2 picks. Bias death was awful. Had it been reversed...and Worthy died on draft night... and Bias simply put up Worthy's career #'s (32 mins, 17.6p, 5.1r) LA would have had 2 titles to the Celtics 6 or 7.
    Posted by rameakap


    Do you really want to use Michael Jordan's "eye for talent"? The same Jordan who selected Kwame Brown as his #1 draft pick?! The same Jordan who has proven he's inept at running his current team (Charlotte) as his last (Washington)?! That's hardly a ringing endorsement. The Worthy pick wasn't a "luck" pick. Jerry West was shrwed at making trades and this pick was one of them. Both Worthy and Bias fulfilled their destinies.
     
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    I agree to the extent that the door to No. 18 in the Big 3 (KG, RA & PP) era is pretty much closed. The team is strapped with their huge salaries plus Rondo's for next season, and DA will be hard-pressed to land proven talent with the limited resources at his disposal. He will have to content himself with the usual cast of veterans willing to accept the veteran's minimum pay. The problem is that Boston will no longer be a preferred destination for those vets willing to shave salary for the prospect of winning a championship. I disagree, however, with the view that the Celts will endure another long drought before competing again for a championship. Unlike before, the Celts now have an ownership focused on winning championships and willing to spend to acquire talent. The challenge will very much depend on DA and Doc for player recruitment and development. In this regard, I think that DA should follow San Antonio's lead and broaden its scouting to international players and Americans playing in foreign leagues. In Doc's case, he should by actual practice dispel notions that he is averse to developing young players. Otherwise, Boston will not be a favored destination for young talent.
    Posted by edcap99


    You're giving the current ownership a "vote of confidence"? Based on what? ONE championship?! The Lakers have 7 or 8 titles under ONE owner and TWO GM's. THAT'S a focus on winning.
     
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    Re: Do you agree with Bob Ryan? Window of opportunity as good as shut-Championship No. 18 is nowhere in sight.

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    In Response to Re: Do you agree with Bob Ryan? Window of opportunity as good as shut-Championship No. 18 is nowhere in sight. : In the end the Celtics still have more championships than the Lakers, right? And out of the 16 Laker parades 5 of them were held in Minneapolis, right?
    Posted by Fiercest34


    And based on past history, the Lakers are in a better positon to get to #18 first. Feb 24, 2011...the day the C's began their journey back to ediocrity.
     
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    Re: Do you agree with Bob Ryan? Window of opportunity as good as shut-Championship No. 18 is nowhere in sight.

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    In Response to Re: Do you agree with Bob Ryan? Window of opportunity as good as shut-Championship No. 18 is nowhere in sight. : That's not true, Qdaddy.  http://hoopshype.com/salaries/la_lakers.htm As you can see the Lakers are stuck until 2014. Kobe 25.2m next season, 27.85m in 2013, and 30.45m in 2014. Don't forget the last time Kobe didn't have Phil Jackson as coach they didn't make the playoffs. Next season only Theo Ratliff, Joe Smith, and Trey Johnson are not coming back. The Lakers will even have a bigger payroll next year, 92.9m. Deep down even obnoxious Laker trolls like you know that Kobe and the Lakers will not be winning another championship in the near future.  
    Posted by Fiercest34


    Sybil, please don't try to tell us "what we know". What WE DO know is that the owner of the Lakers isn't afraid to spend money on his team to improve it. What we ALSO know is that Mitch Kupchak (trained by Jerry West) is very creative and can usually put together some "trade partners". Despite what C's fans think, the Lakers have tradeable players that other GM's might want and need.

    Don't underestimate the Lakers. You guys listen too much and put too much stock in what some of the talking heads are saying. You guys just keep regurgitating what you're hearing. Don't forget, almost every one of those same talking heads picked the Lakers and Celtics in the finals. So now all of a sudden, the Lakers talent isn't worth anything?!

    We'll be alright.
     
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    In Response to Re: Do you agree with Bob Ryan? Window of opportunity as good as shut-Championship No. 18 is nowhere in sight. : Says Qdaddy, a Laker fan who says he doesn't like Kobe Bryant. HAHAHA!!!
    Posted by Fiercest34


    You hit the nail on the head. But I'd bet if the Celtics were offered Kobe, 99% of the C's fans would tell DA to jump on that deal.

    Yeah, I dislike Kobe, but I'd rather he play for the Lakers than against them.
     
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