After David Stern single handedly brought a dark cloud back over the NBA when he vetoed a trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers, the teams (Laker/Rockets/Hornets) have been working frantically to put a deal together that they hoped would NOT be vetoed by the commissioner. But after hours of revising the deal, and supposedly resubmitting an offer to the League, the Lakers have had enough. It is being reported by ESPN’s Mark Stein that the Lakers have pulled out of the deal completely, instead, trading Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks, and receiving an 8.9mil dollar trade exception in return. Now the question becomes why would the Lakers trade their 6th man of the year to the team that swept them last year? One is the way Lamar Odom reacted to the trade, his literal crying and saying things like: “I don’t know what I’m suppose to do for the Lakers now”…not the right move. The other, its all out pursuit of Dwight Howard. Read the rest of this entry »
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Chris Paul could become a Laker this weekend. After Commissioner Stern vetoed the first trade, which would have sent Pau Gasol to the Rockets, Lamar Odom to the Hornets, along with Rockets Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, & Goran Dragic. Now I’m seeing that the Celtics have agreed to trade Jermaine Oneal to the Hornets (which he would actually become a Laker) to become a part of a package that the Lakers would send to Orlando in hopes of landing the 3 time Defensive Player of the year. I’m not sure what the Celtics would get back in return for him (tacos..lol). But seriously, I just want this deal to be done, because Lamar may not decide to recover from this, and I feel bad for Pau, but we all know this is part of the game.
The bottom line is this, Dwight Howard was pushing for a trade to New Jersey because the NBA nixed the Chris Paul trade. So it’s my belief that when he seen that, playing with Deron become his 2nd choice of pg’s to play with. But now that the trade is still possible, he got permission from Orlando to talk with the Lakers, (also the Mavs, & Nets), so we have to see what happens. But the truth is, I really don’t believe the Mavs have a true chance if they have to give up Jason Kidd, because Howard wants to play with an all-star caliber guard. Someone that can get him the ball in his comfortable spots. Chris Paul is definitely the one he would want to play with.
The Mavericks will sign Vince Carter to a 1yr deal, so I wonder will the Lakers take a look at Rip Hamilton, just to add depth to the roster? Because once the trades go down (if they go down) the bench will have to be revamped. Ah no sleep till the deal is done.
Lebron James addresses the “haters” after the Miami Heat lose to the Dallas Mavericks for the NBA Championship.
The Dallas Mavericks win their first NBA championship in franchise history, defeating the Miami Heat 4games to 2 in a best of 7 series. Avenging their 2006 loss to the Heat. Dirk Nowitzki was named the MVP of the finals..but much could be argued for his teammate Jason Terry, who after being called out by Dirk..stepped his game up to an entirely different level. Well this Laker fan can at least be happy that the Larry O’Brien Trophy stayed in the West. Dirk just took himself out of the “good but not great category” and as for Lebron…hey maybe you can get another crack at it next season. Read the rest of this entry »
Well the NBA Finals are 5 games in, and the the Dallas Mavericks have the series lead 3-2. But the question that continues to be asked is: WHERE IS LEBRON JAMES IN THE 4TH QUARTER? Now last night, Lebron had a triple double (15pts/10rbs/10asst) and the Heat still lost. Now is this Lebron’s fault? Should he net the blame for this one? Maybe not, but it’s the blessing and the curse of a CHAMPION. My belief is this when it comes to Lebron James-he is one of the most physically gifted basketball specimen’s the world has ever seen, his game is phenomenal. Yet he is the player that set’s up the superstar on a team. He is not himself, mentally ready to be a TRUE SUPERSTAR. Sure he accepts all the accolades with being named among the 5 best players in the league, the money, the fame, and all that, but he is NOT ready to accept defeat by his own hands. Don’t sports fans get it? It’s why he left Cleveland in the first place. It wasn’t that his team was horrible, he had no help..it was simply he does not want to carry the burden of losing. But unfortunately, all SUPERSTARS must bear the brunt of losing. Because when they win, it makes it that much sweeter. We watched Michael Jordan go through season after season of losing, the team around him got better(by getting him better players) and the rest is history. So now that Lebron is in South Beach, part of the 3-headed monster…what’s the problem? Read the rest of this entry »