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Depending on who might come with LeBron, there are dire warnings about Chris Paul’s annual injuries, Paul George’s big price tag and 26 year old Kawhi Leonard’s head after blowing off the season (for those who think Coach Gregg Popovich would not only endure losing him but trade him to the Spurs’ archrival).

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That would play better if Lonzo didn’t stand up to LaVar in other matterslike his right to get a tattoo (“I’m in my own house now. Pay my own bills. So he can’t really tell me nothing.”)

My personal pollster he works for free is a die hard fan named Harry Bluebond, who asked five fellow Lakers fans if the team should sign LeBron and another big free agent if that meant losing Randle.

Harry also asked his friends to name their favorite Laker, after LaVar announced the team would never trade Lonzo for Leonard because “Zo is the people’s choice. They won’t let it happen.”

Don’t hold your breath, Pops. The votes went Randle 2, Ingram 2, Kuzma 2, Lonzo 0.

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cheap jordan shoe sites Bryant wasn’t addressing the LeBron or Randle scenario, but the more general notion of not ripping up the young nucleus that he, too, values. cheap jordan shoe sites

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“All of a sudden, here they’re sitting with a team that’s a potential dynasty because they had the patience to develop them. I say that to say the Lakers have a tremendous young roster.”

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The Warriors did invest time and patience in the young players who formed the nucleus of their first championship team in 2015 none of whom arrived as No. 1 picks in the draftor Nos. 2 cheap Air max shoes 3 4 5, for that matter.

Steph Curry went No. 7 in 2009, the fifth guard chosen after Tyreke Evans, James Harden, Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn. Minnesota took Rubio and Flynn, both more established as point guards in faster cheap jordans on sale competition than the diminutive Curry, who looked more like a one man circus at little Davidson.

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Unfortunately for the Lakers, there aren’t a lot of Currys waiting to be developed. After three seasons to track Randle’s progress, two for Ingram and one for Ball and cheap jordans sale Kuzma, all look promising if cheap jordans china the test is, say, whether cheap jordans from china one or two might be All Stars. None of them look like they’ll be as special as Steph, or close.

The 2017 18 cheap jordans shoes season was a cheap jordans free shipping joy for Lakers fans after so many hopeless, pointless ones, with the team finishing on a 24 20 run, turning around its 11 27 start (when LaVar said they wouldn’t play for Luke and Lonzo declined to comment, saying that’s just how his father talks).

A 24 20 pace for a full season would make the Lakers 45 37 which would have put them No. 10 in the West last season.

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What if they zoomed to a heady No. 4 and got home court advantage for the first round?

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