Russell Westbrook may have just played his last NBA game. Seriously. If that game against the Blazers wasn’t his last, it’s close to it—he only has a few more games left before he’s benched, then traded, then bought-out, and then is no longer on an NBA roster. The Lakers lost 106-104 to the Blazers yesterday,… Read More We’re Witnessing the End of Russell Westbrook’s NBA Career
The Lakers just lost their second game in as many tries to begin this 2023 NBA season, this time to the Clippers by a score of 103-97. It was actually a tight game at times, but there were also stretches when the Lakers would fall behind 15+ and have to storm back in order to… Read More What Is The Plan For the Los Angeles Lakers?
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Nets’ preference right now is to simply run it back with the roster they have. This is why there haven’t been any trades despite KD requesting out in early July. This is the reason the Nets don’t like any of the offers that have been made for both KD… Read More The Nets Are in Denial
It took about two weeks for LeBron to sign the extension he was eligible to sign starting August 4: This jibes with a lot of what we’ve been seeing lately: that LeBron is very happy where he is, he’s on good terms with the Lakers front office, and he wants to remain a Laker. I… Read More LeBron Signs 2 year, $97 million Extension with LA Lakers; Russ Trade Imminent?
This is a great analysis by Eric Pincus, who is clearly very knowledgeable on the NBA salary cap and the rules front offices operate under: He says the Lakers would probably be better off doing a “waive and stretch” with Westbrook instead of trying to trade him. The waive and stretch entails simply cutting him… Read More How the Lakers Should Handle the Westbrook Situation
As the LeBron slander pours in on social media–LeBron, other than his teammate AD, is the only athlete in history to ever be criticized and ridiculed for being injured–in the closing days of what is by a mile the greatest statistical age 37 season in NBA history, the incompetent den of vipers that is the… Read More This is Why the Lakers’ Front Office is the Worst in the Entire NBA
Let me preface this by saying I think it’s not likely to happen. LeBron, at this stage of his career and this stage of his life, is in Los Angeles not only for basketball but for his post-basketball career, whatever that may be (Hollywood, business, etc). So it’s likely he’s there because he intends to… Read More LeBron Needs to Leave the Lakers and Go Back to the Miami Heat
In the 2003 NBA offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers, who had won three straight Championships from 2000-2002 and were looking to re-tool for another run at the Finals, made a massive splash in free agency by signing Karl Malone, Gary Payton and Horace Grant to pair with Shaq and Kobe. Granted, Malone was turning 40… Read More Is it 2004 All Over Again in LA?
We have our first major Woj Bomb™ of the 2021 NBA offseason: Wow. Just this morning, it seemed like the Lakers were extremely close to acquiring Buddy Hield from the Kings, but now things have taken a major turn and it appears the Lakers will be trading for Russell Westbrook. Maybe the Buddy Hield stuff… Read More 🚨🚨🚨LAKERS ABOUT TO TRADE FOR RUSSELL WESTBROOK?!?