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If AD/LBJ only win 1 championship, was it worth it to trade the assets that we did to get AD/LBJ?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:38 pm    Post subject: WORTH IT?

If we only end up winning 1 ring with LBJ/AD, was it worth it to trade off the assets that we did to get that ring?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:38 pm    Post subject:

My answer: hell yes.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:40 pm    Post subject:

Yes. Even if AD doesn't stay long term. 100% sure he will though so it's definitely worth it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:40 pm    Post subject:

Yes. These damn championships are hard to get. We are blessed.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:54 pm    Post subject:

Sure. We might not have ever won a title with those players and picks.

It is worth remembering that a lot of things had to go right this year to get us a title. First and foremost, if Lebron had another injury, we would have been sunk. This is also true for Davis, but the greater risk was Lebron due to his age. But you have to catch some breaks to win a title. We didn't get unlucky, and some of our expected competitors crashed and burned. It was risky, but it worked out.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:56 pm    Post subject:

Hell yeah. Winning one championship is really (bleep) hard. We don't win one with Ingram/Zo/Hart/future picks. We won one with AD.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: WORTH IT?

yinoma2001 wrote:
If we only end up winning 1 ring with LBJ/AD, was it worth it to trade off the assets that we did to get that ring?


I was one who was very vocal and worried about the trade. My stance was that you don't empty the cupboard for AD if Lebron is NOT Lebron. And I said at the time that the only thing that would make this worth it is a championship.

So yes, even if they win no more, this was worth it because there is no guarantees that the kids would have won one. I thought Bron may be worth his contract the first 2 yrs, then won't be worth it the last 2. But he doesn't seem to be slowing down. I couldn't be any happier how things turned out.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:05 pm    Post subject:

Folks, We have the most title in the entire league... how many of us long time die hards can say that before sunday... never!!!

HELLS YES it was worth it

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:11 pm    Post subject:

We just won the most difficult championship of all-time.

Was it worth it?

Ummm...

https://youtu.be/qSepA6OnScM
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:11 pm    Post subject:

No. There was so much potential in DLO Lonzo BI

I'm confident they would have won multiple rings
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:11 pm    Post subject:

Glad to see this poll is currently 16-0. lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:12 pm    Post subject:

(bleep) yeah.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:17 pm    Post subject:

We actually lost a few posters after we traded away the kids.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: WORTH IT?

yinoma2001 wrote:
If we only end up winning 1 ring with LBJ/AD, was it worth it to trade off the assets that we did to get that ring?


I think just getting to the finals made it worth the trade. Nothing is guaranteed
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:23 pm    Post subject:

Beir32 wrote:
We actually lost a few posters after we traded away the kids.


Nothing wrong with that. It's cool to be fans of particular players, rather than a particular team, and move on with them if they move to another team.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:34 pm    Post subject:

Dude other than BI, we traded a couple of above average scrubs and some nebulous draft picks. That is so beyond worth it for #17
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:34 pm    Post subject:

activeverb wrote:
Beir32 wrote:
We actually lost a few posters after we traded away the kids.


Nothing wrong with that. It's cool to be fans of particular players, rather than a particular team, and move on with them if they move to another team.

I agree if that’s what it was, but I’m pretty sure that a handful of “longtime Laker fans” were fed up with “the direction of the team”. They didn’t like trading away young assets for established players.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:45 pm    Post subject:

Of course. Think of all the dynasties that have controlled the narrative for the last 15 years.... minus the Mavs in 2011.

In the era of player empowerment, you better be the super team... or you're getting beat by one.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:50 pm    Post subject:

Yes, 1000 time over. In fact, I don't think we will win another ring in the Lebron era. Nor do I think AD sticks around that long. I say he leaves when Lebron leaves (2 years), unless we land a really high level superstar.

Doesn't matter to me. I just really wanted this one ring this year to honor Kobe and to stick it to the Clippers.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:53 pm    Post subject:

I’ll take that million times and rewind it mofo back. So hell to the yeah for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:54 pm    Post subject:

I'd trade 650 Lonzo Balls, 10 Brandon Ingrams and all the other dudes in the world for a ring any day.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:56 pm    Post subject:

Can the phrase "gave up too much" and "it's worth it" be mutually exclusive?

I was sad about losing a player, but I loved that we got AD. It was worth it since the trade was made.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:00 pm    Post subject:

troy wrote:
Yes, 1000 time over. In fact, I don't think we will win another ring in the Lebron era. Nor do I think AD sticks around that long. I say he leaves when Lebron leaves (2 years), unless we land a really high level superstar.

Doesn't matter to me. I just really wanted this one ring this year to honor Kobe and to stick it to the Clippers.


I think they can win more. I also think AD will stick around post LBJ too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:01 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
troy wrote:
Yes, 1000 time over. In fact, I don't think we will win another ring in the Lebron era. Nor do I think AD sticks around that long. I say he leaves when Lebron leaves (2 years), unless we land a really high level superstar.

Doesn't matter to me. I just really wanted this one ring this year to honor Kobe and to stick it to the Clippers.


I think they can win more. I also think AD will stick around post LBJ too.


AD is humble enough to learn from LBJ which is the key. AD will be the MAN when it's time.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:11 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
troy wrote:
Yes, 1000 time over. In fact, I don't think we will win another ring in the Lebron era. Nor do I think AD sticks around that long. I say he leaves when Lebron leaves (2 years), unless we land a really high level superstar.

Doesn't matter to me. I just really wanted this one ring this year to honor Kobe and to stick it to the Clippers.


I think they can win more. I also think AD will stick around post LBJ too.


I hope, I just don't think Lebron has enough in his gas tank. This year was very draining for him.
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