Media day was finally here (I know you all bought your tickets in advance), and I finally found an excuse to write about the Lakers and basketball during football season. Which is quite the accomplishment, thank you. With talk of Bynum’s surgery, and the almost certainty of him missing the start of the season, dominating most of the day, I thought it would be more than appropriate to go over the pros and cons of the Lakers’ big off-season acquisitions, as well the motivation behind all of them. Big Drew’s knees being one of them.
As most of you know, Dwayne Wade’s Heat have already been tagged the number one team in the East, as well as a major factor as to why the Lakers swung their off-season into high gear, singing free-agents Steve Blake, Matt Barnes, Theo Ratliff, resigning Shannon Brown, and keeping drafted players like Derrick Caracter, who they originally intended to trade to the Nuggets after drafting. And, while the latter may be true, I think the former is… debatable. And by debatable I mean highly debatable. And by highly debatable I mean I don’t agree with it. While many are already crowning the Heat the toast of the East, even going as far as the team of the decade, don’t count me as one of those people.