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    It's sad that he's worked so hard to come back and I don't want to see him go out this way. However, I still hate the Lakers and the way they've been able to rob talent from other teams and outspend the Pacers since forever. It won't bother me at all to see the Lakers in Cap hell while paying Kobe his 48 mil over for the remainder of this season and the next 2 while they give away the first round picks that they used to sign Nash. Having said that I still hope Kobe has it in him to make another return.
    How exactly are they able to rob talent? They made good moves I would get it if it were baseball but this is the NBA there's a thing called a salary cap.

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    How exactly are they able to rob talent? They made good moves I would get it if it were baseball but this is the NBA there's a thing called a salary cap.
    By being willing to operate at a higher payroll, and having players force lopsided sign and trades. I guess you can't blame L.A. for being the desirable destination but they've had an unfair advantage forever because of that. I'd be happy to watch them suck for the next few years. And again, while I wish no harm to Kobe who's worked hard to come back, signing him to that contract was stupid if they want to contend.

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    By being willing to operate at a higher payroll, and having players force lopsided sign and trades. I guess you can't blame L.A. for being the desirable destination but they've had an unfair advantage forever because of that. I'd be happy to watch them suck for the next few years. And again, while I wish no harm to Kobe who's worked hard to come back, signing him to that contract was stupid if they want to contend.
    "Force?" Who did the Lakers "force" into a lopsided sign and trade???

    "Being willing to operate at a higher payroll?" They still can't sign star players off of other rosters. They can only keep their own.

    The Lakers are a signature franchise because they've had great management and they win. The Clippers have been in LA for close to 30 years now and they were the complete opposite until they finally started making good personnel decisions.

    Are the Knicks a "desirable destination?" They play in a bigger market than LA. Short of Carmelo Anthony, who have they gotten and what have they won over the last 40 years because of that?

    If the Lakers weren't run by Jerry Buss and Jerry West for decades, they would not be a desirable destination for anything. They'd be the Knicks.
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    Not a whole lot to do with age. I've seen 22y/os re-tear their knee trying to come back too early.
    Me too man, me too.

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    If the Lakers weren't run by Jim Buss and Jerry West for decades, they would not be a desirable destination for anything. They'd be the Knicks.
    Which, if you believe some of the rumors, they aren't now.

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    Gotta say it's starting to end for Kobe the superstar. He can still be good after 6 weeks, but with his body starting to break down his moves will be limited and I'm not seeing him getting back to his usual self anytime soon.

    It's a bit of a sad moment if it ends up like this, a superstar breaking his body down until retirement. But he has already assured himself of a seat in the HoF and the 50 greatest players list.

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    This reminds me a lot of Derek Jeter. Brutal injury, tries to come back ASAP, but then other parts of the body start falling apart.

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    "Force?" Who did the Lakers "force" into a lopsided sign and trade???

    "Being willing to operate at a higher payroll?" They still can't sign star players off of other rosters. They can only keep their own.

    The Lakers are a signature franchise because they've had great management and they win. The Clippers have been in LA for close to 30 years now and they were the complete opposite until they finally started making good personnel decisions.
    I didn't say the Lakers forced anything, I said by having players force lopsided sign and trades. You can not honestly tell me it's been a level playing field for them. They've had it far too easy for too long.

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    I didn't say the Lakers forced anything, I said by having players force lopsided sign and trades. You can not honestly tell me it's been a level playing field for them. They've had it far too easy for too long.
    Again nobody was forced to do anything now you could say they were lucky and that's true they were but they were also smart.

    Big market doesn't always equal success(the Knicks are a good example of that)

    For a while the same could be said about the Celtics until Ray Allen and KG went there.

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    @RotowireATC: http://t.co/eAm93C2tPE: Breaking Down Kobe's Injury: What's a Tibial Plateau Fracture & did the Achilles play a role: http://t.co/VlKYmfxOyo


    Good article on Kobe.

    This is a good find by vnzla (2nd link). Anyone wanting to know/understand the injury should really read it.
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    I didn't say the Lakers forced anything, I said by having players force lopsided sign and trades. You can not honestly tell me it's been a level playing field for them. They've had it far too easy for too long.
    They've deserved all the success they've gotten over the last 35 years.

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