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7 hours ago, AustinFomBoston said:

It's a slap in the face to all the teams who actually do put in all that effort to scout, draft, and develop players, while getting talent to support them. 

 

I assume we are discussing lifelong Celtics Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen here.

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6 hours ago, AustinFomBoston said:

What's so hard to understand?

 

Lakers had Lebron fall into their lap. 

Instead of building around him with the young core they drafted & spent years developing, they threw them all away for 1 guy, and so they can throw money for more top players. 

 

Say the Lakers do win the Championship, how many players on that team were actually drafted & developed by them, and how many were either traded for or signed? 

That's a lazy, cheap way to try win a championship. 

And again, a slap in the face to all the teams that actually do put the time & effort into building a team from the ground up. 

 

Flags fly forever dude.  There's no right way or wrong way with free agency.

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19 minutes ago, Dalcowboyfan92 said:

Isn't this Lakers trade the same they tried with New Orleans a few months ago?

 

They're going to basically be starting two players and a bunch of scrubs. Again.

They’ve got all of free agency to put this together. It always seems to fall into place for LeBron. I’d argue the 2011 Heat were an exception, but very qualified role players just pop up around these superstar cores he puts together. 

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6 hours ago, AustinFomBoston said:

😲 You mean they didn't sell out all their young talent for a team composed entirely of top veteran players? 

 

The 06-07 Celtics went *checks notes* 24-58.

 

What young talent are you even talking about?

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11 hours ago, AustinFomBoston said:

They made the ECF in 02.

 

Yes they did.  In a year where the top seed in the East would have been the 5 seed in the West.  At best.  More than half the East's playoff field would have missed the playoffs in the West.

 

Hoist the banner, I guess.

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I’m so mad I have to defend the Lakers right now. As if this season hasn’t been trying enough for me.

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9 hours ago, AustinFomBoston said:

It's a lazy, cheap, undeserving way to win a championship. 

What effort was point in to win the that title when you have 1 top player falling into your lap, then sell out all the things you actually did put effort into so you can throw money at even more top players. 

 

It's a slap in the face to all the teams who actually do put in all that effort to scout, draft, and develop players, while getting talent to support them. 

Like trading the #1 overall in 1980 for Robert Parrish and the #3 overall, which was used for Kevin McHale or like trading Rick Robey for Dennis Johnson in 1983?

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For the first time probably since AD was drafted or Chris Paul was still there, I have hope for my favorite team. It’s finally paying off!spacer.png 

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49 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Like trading the #1 overall in 1980 for Robert Parrish and the #3 overall, which was used for Kevin McHale or like trading Rick Robey for Dennis Johnson in 1983?

🙄 Once again deliberately ignoring the point that that they already had young guys they were building around (Cedric Maxwell, Larry Bird,) Instead of selling them all off for a bunch of veterans.  

 

At this point you're just being obtuse if you're having a hard time grasping such a simple concept. 

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If the past year had involved my favorite team first declining to trade for Kawhi in favor of keeping Jaylen Brown and passing on Anthony Davis for the sake of retaining Jayson Tatum, I'd be screaming into the void about the importance of homegrown talent too. To convince myself if nothing else.

 

Anyway, as great as NBA player movement is, they sure do love to convolute it.

Who comes up with this :censored:?

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7 minutes ago, alxy8s said:

If the past year had involved my favorite team first declining to trade for Kawhi in favor of keeping Jaylen Brown and passing on Anthony Davis for the sake of retaining Jayson Tatum, I'd be screaming into the void about the importance of homegrown talent too. To convince myself if nothing else.

Yes, keep pretending this has anything to do with that, despite being told otherwise. 

 

Must be nice getting to use someones fandom as a copout. 

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"So what if my team did that, we did it the right way."

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There is no right way or wrong way to run a franchise, only a way that wins and one that does not. Keeping the young guys would have never gotten the Lakers a championship they neededAD to become a contender so they made the move that was available and any team would take it to make their team better. 

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33 minutes ago, dont care said:

There is no right way or wrong way to run a franchise, only a way that wins and one that does not. Keeping the young guys would have never gotten the Lakers a championship they neededAD to become a contender so they made the move that was available and any team would take it to make their team better. 

Yeah, but selling off everything including the nails in the floorboard, just so you can stack your team by buying all the top All Star players you can is just a scummy way to do things no matter who you are. 

 

If you want hypocrisy, look at all the people defending that, but then criticizing KD for joining a stacked team.

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1 minute ago, AustinFomBoston said:

Yeah, but selling off everything including the nails in the floorboard, just so you can stack your team by buying all the top All Star players you can is just a scummy way to do things no matter who you are. 

 

If you want hypocrisy, look at all the people defending that, but then criticizing KD for joining a stacked team.

The 2 are nothing alike

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5 minutes ago, dont care said:

The 2 are nothing alike

It's literal just the reverse of what KD did. 

 

KD joined an already stacked team to get an easy Ring. 

Lakers are trying to buy a stacked team to get themselves an easy ring. 

 

Both are taking the lazy, scummy way to get a championship. 

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Joining ready made champion team is completely different than building a championship contending team. Even with AD and Lebron it won’t be an “easy ring”. This is my last post on the subject because you are making us Boston fans look worse and worse with every post.

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Shame on me for calling out a team so blatantly trying to buy a championship I guess. 

I just don't remember when that suddenly became acceptable. 

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2 hours ago, AustinFomBoston said:

🙄 Once again deliberately ignoring the point that that they already had young guys they were building around (Cedric Maxwell, Larry Bird,) Instead of selling them all off for a bunch of veterans.  

 

At this point you're just being obtuse if you're having a hard time grasping such a simple concept. 

Tommy, the Lakers had young players, but I wouldn’t describe that as a core to build around.

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The Pistons have bought all three of their 'chips.  They traded Dantley for Aguirre. Then traded for Rasheed Wallace.  That entire mid-2000's Pistons lineups under Joe Dumars had Rip Hamilton and later Tayshaun Prince and maybe Jasson Maxill, but the bigger talent were made via trades. 

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