Wednesday, September 19, 2007
lies make baby Jesus cry.
So Odom never turned out to be the Scotty to Kobe's Jordan. It was kind of dumb of us to think he could. L.O. is a good player, but he's not half the defender, and he doesn't have half of Pippen's heart and killer instinct. Pippen was named one of the best 50 of all time. Is Lamar even one of the best 100? I doubt it.
So how about instead of L.O. as Scotty, we have Andrei Kirilenko AND L.O. be Scotty. Think about that. AK-47 is a first team defender. He can score (uh...I will say last year is not an accurate representation, where Smush sadly outscored him). He can board. He can dish. He can block shots (3.3, and 3.2 per game in 05, 06!!!!!). Hes Russian. His wife is hot. He will not cry (mah bad... the man does cry about some things, but thats ok, tears give strength) about being the 3rd option. He is a great individual (according to John Amaechi). He would highly benefit from being coached by the anti-Sloan. Match that with L.O., who wont have to score 20+, and can keep focusing on the 10 and 5, and damn...thats master p0wnage right there.
Kobe. Ak-47. Lamar. throw in a Luke Walton, a D-Fish, a hungry and healthy Mihm, a Mo Evans who'll stop thinking he's Kobe's Pippen, P.J., and what we have here my friends is cash money.
Is Ak-47 overpaid? Hell yah! But look, at this point, we are not gonna fall upon any miraculous catches of cheap star players (see yah Artest!). And we are not going to get J.O., because Larry Bird is a shrewd GM, and in my Laker loving eyes, a huge douche who wouldn't know a fair deal if it stuck its finger up his green ass. (I love Larry Bird, the player, by the way. What a mother ****ing G!) Scan the NBA, who else is out there that would be available? AK is ripe for the taking. He publicly wants out (lowers trade value), he's coming off a horrible year (lowers trade value), and he's overpaid (lowers trade value, unless you are GM of the Knicks). And if you think that Utah is going to keep him after he complained specifically about Coach Sloan, then I will say...I hope they don't. But seriously, how's practice going to be now that those comments were made? Do you think that Sloan is going to change his tone specifically for a weepy Russian, and undermine his credibility and power with all the other players who take his crap without public complaint? And if he doesn't change, how do you think Andrei is going to react to being called a "mother ****ing cunt" some more (John Amaechi again). Unless Utah is going to fire Sloan, AK must go.
Which brings us to the final part of the equation, and the toughest. What do we give up? Realistically, the only thing we have to give up besides Kobe (obviously would like to keep the best player in the NBA), and Lamar (as much as I like AK, I'd rather have Lamar), are Bynum and Kwame's expiring contract. Would Utah take this trade? I really freaking hope so. Logically speaking do they want this trade? Well everyone likes cap relief, especially the Jazz who have a lot of important contract extensions coming up. But I don't know that Utah needs a project center at this point. By the way, if you are not willing to give up Bynum for AK-47 I think you have problems. Overall, Bynum could end up having the better career, but I dont give a rats ass about that at the moment. I want to win, and more specifically, I want to see Kobe win, NOW. Bynum seems like a guy who needs to be called a cunt every once in a while anyway. In any case, I hope and pray that Utah does not get any better offers, and is willing to make this deal. Throw in Farmar if need be. Or Vlad man Rad. HE LOVES UTAH! I just want to know that the Lakers at least put out an offer that includes Bynum if necessary. Just show me that you aren't signing random ass players like Elton Brown, Coby Carl, and some undrafted fool from USC, and thinking thats what Kobe meant when said "do something and do it now".
By the way, last season really was a fluke for Kirilenko. Why? There are a lot of reasons why. The important thing is that its true.