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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    ^ Kareem trade.
    Gretzky trade.

    Probably others if I ponder it long enough.
    Kareem is a good one. LA gave up a lot but it definitely worked for them.

    LA gave up a lot for Gretzky and Edmonton did win a cup 2 years later. But Gretzky greatly helped bring hockey to the west coast. The Kings also had a cup run that came up a little short.

    If just think this trade is gonna crush the Lakers. They gave up a ton of #1ís and Ball plus James is no kid anymore. Davis is a great player but LA still has a ton of work to do because there is not much there anymore. Oh yeah, Davis can walk after one season. Huge risk. Maybe the biggest ever in NBA history. It will be interesting how this plays out
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    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...tulate-raptors

    If only there was more of this in professional sports! Class move!!!



    On the other end of the spectrum, would somebody PLEASE violently punch Lavar Ball in the groin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...tulate-raptors

    If only there was more of this in professional sports! Class move!!!



    On the other end of the spectrum, would somebody PLEASE violently punch Lavar Ball in the groin?
    Really good to see on the part of Golden State. Sportsmanship, mostly a thing of the past.

    The less said about Ball the better.

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    sad we'll never get to see Zion + AD (if only because I wanted to see how the hell that would work) but still a cool trade, Lakers are gonna be a fun heel team and NO might potentially be great in a couple of years
    I don't think Davis was very smart (maybe that unibrow look traces back to Neanderthalic genes). If he stayed in NO and they drafted Zion, and perhaps convinced a high end FA or two to come in, his chances of success would be just as good, if not better, long term -- on a young team with incredible upside. And if you know anything about NOLA, if you give them something to cheer for (like the Ain'ts), they are rabid fans. LA is a zoo.
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    Wait til you see the parade and celebrations today folks. And after you marvel at that....imagine it 100X more when the Leafs win.
    I think you'll have to bring a cannon to the Leaf's parade to top the shootout at the Raptors celebration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangram View Post
    If just think this trade is gonna crush the Lakers. They gave up a ton of #1ís and Ball plus James is no kid anymore. Davis is a great player but LA still has a ton of work to do because there is not much there anymore. Oh yeah, Davis can walk after one season. Huge risk. Maybe the biggest ever in NBA history. It will be interesting how this plays out
    if they sign another big name free agent I think they'll do well. I can see them signing Butler and fleshing out the roster with some vets/D-leaguers...hey, it worked for Miami, though obviously Lebron was younger then. sucks they lost Lonzo though - he'd fit well on this team, though its hard to say much about him until he can play more than 60 games in a season

    the Davis free agency makes this season even more fun - I think he'll stay in LA if the team works, but if they wind up like that Kobe/Dwight/Pau/Nash monstrosity? he's gone and the Lakers' future is tanked, and Lebron may even wind up asking for a trade...stakes is high

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Elf View Post
    I don't think Davis was very smart (maybe that unibrow look traces back to Neanderthalic genes). If he stayed in NO and they drafted Zion, and perhaps convinced a high end FA or two to come in, his chances of success would be just as good, if not better, long term -- on a young team with incredible upside. And if you know anything about NOLA, if you give them something to cheer for (like the Ain'ts), they are rabid fans. LA is a zoo.
    I dunno about that, before this trade that roster was a waste. NO will definitely be good in the next 2-3 years but AD staying would just be pointless. Would've been fun though...not sure how you design an offense for two great big men but it would be entertaining to watch them try
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    Kyrie and Durant to sign max deals with the Nets. Horford to 76ers. Kemba to Celts. Miami trying to acquire Jimmy Butler.

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    People here in the Phoenix area, as well as nationwide are saying "What the actual f***" about the Suns' first round draft pick. Even a good friend of Cameron Johnson was surprised and flabbergasted.
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    Kawhi......to the Clippers. K'why?

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