the most dominant center in basketball since wilt.
the empire was showing signs of cracking when jerry west left to gm the worst team in the nba at the time, the memphis grizzlies. this year they made the playoffs.
and now after two years in a row without a ring phils gone and now it looks like shaq is on his way out.
shaq, my favorite laker since magic.
in return i get the the six foot ten small forward pothead lamar odom. the six foot nine alleged center brian grant. and third year unproven six seven small forward caron butler.
wtf is that?
all so kobe will re-sign?
scorers are a dime a dozen in the nba. centers are not. centers are a rarity.
the lakers without jerry west are panicking and thinking that because six foot nine ben wallace could lead the lead in boards, size doesnt matter.
size matters. unfortunately.
and ben wallace is a freak of nature. he’s an anomolie. and brian grant is no ben wallace, and hes definately no shaq.
i would have traded kobe and built around shaq. the only consistant laker starter in the playoffs. the only one who improved in the finals despite the refs and their calls against him.
this year will prove one thing once and for all, kobe is no michael jordan, the lakers are nothing without shaq, and phoenix will win the west.
it will be easy to get laker tickets at staples.
if they wanted to trade shaq they should have traded him to sacto for webber and brad miller.
people would say, you dont trade within your conference, you dont want him to come back to bite you.
but when you talk about sacramento you neednt worry.
the kings dont know how to win.
shaq deserved better.
im just glad that chick hearn didnt have to be around to see this.