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Monday, February 4, 2008

Gasol Makes Lakers Title Contenders

The trade that brought Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Los Angeles Lakers has to be the best executive move this year (so far). The trade made the Lakers instant title contenders. If Andrew Bynum returns in time for the playoffs, then Kobe will have two talented big man to back him up in the post-season.

I hate the Lakers. Not just the Lakers of today, but the franchise as a whole (I am a big Bulls fan and, as a kid, hated Magic's Lakers, and it carried over until today). But Kobe's professionalism has made me a fan. He is not like cousins McGrady and Carter who will lose games on purpose to be traded. Plus, he carried his team to elite status this season with the help of rising star Andrew Bynum. Now, with Gasol in the line-up, the Lakers now become a fun team to watch with serious championship hopes.

I might finally cheer the Lakers on for the first time in history come playoff time.

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