Re: Laker 8-peat
posted at 10/27/2011 7:06 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Laker 8-peat : Considering the Lakers had 3 #1 overall picks then added a 4th when they traded for Mychal Thompson, the Lakers didn't do as well as they should have, in my opinion.
Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]
Your opinion is definitely misguided.
You consider #1 picks, which is misleading. #1 picks don't always translate to successful careers.
But another better consideration would be HOFers. HOFers, by definition, means great careers. Compare the HOFers they have, say, during the 80s (1979-80 - 1988-89):
Lakers: Kareem (10), Magic (10), Worthy (7), McAdoo (4)
Celtics: Bird (10), McHale (9), Parish (9), Walton (2), DJ (6), Tiny (4), Cowens (1), Maravich (1), Gilmore (1)
Lakers total seasons: 31
Celtics total seasons: 43
Celtics had 12 more years of service from HOFers than the Lakers, yet only wind up with 3 championships. Typical underachiever...