HOOPSWORLD.COM: How different things were back on May 16th when I wrote “Don’t Overpay for the Ticket.” Those were the good old days before Kobe Bryant declared war on the Los Angeles Lakers.
Now the Lakers stand at the precipice. Either give in to their superstar’s demand for a trade . . . or give him no choice but to recant.
Team owner Dr. Jerry Buss wasn’t about to give up the star of the biggest show in Hollywood, so he stepped in and brokered what may be the Hail Mary solution . . . Kevin Garnett.
While the LA Times reported a potential multi-team deal involving the Minnesota Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics and Lakers . . . can anyone see three ex-Celtics getting together (Kevin McHale, Larry Bird and Danny Ainge) to save the Lakers?
LA and Indiana have discussed Jermaine O’Neal for Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum, the Wolves aren’t going to make a Garnett deal without getting at least Bynum. To make all parties happy, the Celtics would allegedly give Al Jefferson and the 5th pick in the draft to the Wolves instead of Bynum, with Boston landing Jermaine O’Neal.