So the Lakers affirmed today that they are not looking to the future. They want three more rings and now are primed to get them. The addition of Artest is an incredible move. In five years Ariza may become a premier wing player and defender in this league, but he is not the player Artest is right now. Bynum is the future, but the future can wait. Fish, Kobe, Artest, Gasol and Bynum. Odom off the bench. Everyone here, with the exception of Bynum, is in their prime. Other teams made their moves, gathered their future HOFers, but facts are facts. The Lakers figured out how to do it and now they brought in an enforcer, a consistent scorer, a battle tested guy to make sure the title stays in L.A.
Good luck Ariza. Houston if obviously gearing for the future. So we'll see you back in the championship conversation in a few years. It's really a shame about Yao.
And Boston. Good move. If KG still has something left in the tank, we'll see you in the finals.