“Magic to Worthy, Worthy Back to Magic, Magic No Look Pass to Byron Scott! SLAM DUNK”!
Sound familiar? The priceless call of Chick Hearn. The “Showtime” Lakers were the beast of the 80’s. Five NBA Titles to be exact. They were the “Box Office” show in the league. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal shortly after brought Tinsel Town back to greatness with three more titles in the early 2000’s.
You can’t forget about the Kobe, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom back to back titles in 2009 and 2010. Bottom line, the Los Angeles Lakers are the staple of the NBA.
The Lakers bring greatness and history to the table. Is it time for another dynasty and super team in Los Angeles? Experts think so. Let’s face it, you can’t keep the Lakers down forever.
Recent news involving Kawhi Leonard asking for a trade from San Antonio has had the NBA world in an uproar. His preferred destination? The Lakers. Leonard a native of L.A. has expressed his interest in the purple and gold.
It’s a matter of time before the Spurs concede and trade him. Some say it’s a start of a big free agent off season.
Don’t look now, but LeBron James’ son has enrolled in a Los Angeles area high school. Hmmm? Do the math. LeBron understands that the possibility of being a Laker brings self motivation to him falling in line to be the next great Laker. All the Laker greats that have roamed the halls understand the pressure that comes with being a Laker.
What can LeBron say? All I can say is that LeBron is up to any challenge. Don’t get me wrong, but LeBron would look pretty damn good in a Laker uniform. LeBron is the perfect player to cause havoc inside Staples Center. He would be just as disruptive as a traffic jam on the 9 plus freeway systems in L.A.
That brings us to the next possible target. Paul George.
The nearby Palmdale, CA native has also expressed interest in the Lakers. The three-headed monster possibility of Leonard, James, and George give the Lakers a star-studded cast that set the NBA world on fire. Only question for the Lakers is, Which players on the current Laker roster stay. Could it be Lonzo Ball is on the block?
The Lakers have made it clear that they will not shop Brandon Ingram. Ingram is the next coming of Kevin Durant in most GM’s eyes. Julius Randle is a restricted free agent and has expressed interest in staying in LA.
If the three-headed monster of LeBron, Kawhi, and PG roll to LA, the starting lineup of PG, Kawhi, LeBron,Ingram,and Randle would be the super team fans would follow to every arena near you. Kuzma and Ball off the bench, a resigning of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would demonstrate that “Showtime” is definitely back in L.A. and a much needed “Box Office” squad is here to stay.