Re: How would you feel about Paul ending his career with the Lakers?
posted at 5/10/2013 7:37 PM EDT
In response to Red-16Russ-11's comment:
Ramona Shelburne is THE top writer for the lakers. This is her take on the trade. This is the final piece, and ANYONE who reads this will know the truth:
Though the Lakers had coveted Gasol from afar for several years, thinking privately that his unique set of skills -- passing ability, basketball IQ, shooting touch and deceptive athleticism -- would be the perfect complement to Bryant in the triangle offense, it wasn't until young center Andrew Bynum went down with a knee injury in mid-January 2008 that general manager Mitch Kupchak actively pursued a trade.
Now you are using "Bynum was injured" to support your argument again. That's the "If Bynum was injured, then Mitch Kupchak was actively pursuit a trade". Now you use this to infer "If Bynum had not been injured, then Mitch Kupchak would not have pursued the trade"?
You said you use evidence and inference?
Besides, it's that's HER take. So it's NOT a fact. It's just one indivdual's opinions. In other words, you are using HER opinion to support you. True or false?
If you want to compare OPINIONS, that's easy.
The Lakers were looking to get Miller when the Griz offered Gasol. The injury had nothing to do with his availablity.
With that said however I don't agree with those who say that Mitch would not have made that ridiculously lopsided trade without the Bynum injury …. if your offered an all-star front court player for Kwame, rookies and draft picks you do it.
Uh no because you see that trade happens regardless of rather or not Bynum gets injured. Mitch did not do the deal because Bynum was injured. He did it because it significantly improves the roster. So I don't care what you think or what Mitch has made up and said in the past but the deal happens regardless. Therefore Bynum's injury was not a blessing.
Who knows? If Bynum had stayed healthy we still might have gotten Gasol…
Certainly, Bynum being around wouldn't matter to Memphis in doing the trade. And if we were offered that deal and Bynum were healthy, hard for me to imagine us turning it down.
Front office would of been dumb not going for him in the first place , all it took was kwame , few 1st round draft picks , and Jarvis . Nice to know our front office isn't naive as others are .