The Blake/Lake future show
I'm not gonna go off the deep end like The other unnamed laker fan on here but I'm watching as Blakes contract gets shorter and shooter each season and hoping (selfishly) that the Clippers dont get much better by the time his contract is up so he can decide to become a laker by the time he is a free agent. Also got a lil inside source that told my brother that Eric Gordan and The Owner dont really like each other, dont know the back story on that yet but as soon as i find out i will let y'all know. By the time his contract is up Kobe will be winding down,Bynum will be in his prime and Ebanks should be alot better. Now I'm not holding my breath for all of this just saying. And i know y'all have heard the whispers of him coming to the lakers. There's also a article hinting of him leaving as a free agent if the Clippers don't improve by alot year after year (tryna find it but Micheal Wilbon mentioned it) We all Know the Lakers are known to attract top players even if there team is already winning, and we also know how bad of a owner Sterling is. Common sense doesn't apply to him so it wouldn't surprise me if he tries to low ball Gordan and Blake
clippers vs wolves tonight, blake and love competing for a spot on the lakers in a few years.
Blake going to the Lakers ia a real possibilty. Kobe will probably be near the end of his career by the time Griffin's rookie contrct is up, so the Lakers will be trying to find another superstar, and the Lakers will be able to attract any superstar they want. The Lakers just have that luster other organizations lack. The Lakers will probably always be good. They'll probably have ONE bad year once in a while but will bounce right back.
With that being said, I hope he comes to my Wizards. By then, hopefully the Wizards will be playoff team with John Wall leading the helm and adding another piece like Griffin will make them a championship contender. Wall & Griffins would be an absolutely SICK tandem!
Lol yeah. Possibly Beasley. He said this summer he wouldnt mind being a Laker...hmmmmmmmm
Or....the Knicks can get him in 2014 when his contract is up...offering him the chance to be NY royalty. Also, Stoudemire's contract ends around then.
Reading that about Eric Gordon and Sterling not liking eachother gives me hope he'll join his best buddy Rose on the Bulls once his contract is up
Possible not as much as coming to the lakers though. I remember when they did a poll with NBA players asking them if they were free agents what would be there first choice if they could get paid the same for any club. 90 percent said Lakers(although that was a couple of years back). The fact that they are a great organization and the Nice weather out there helps alot. Blake already said he loves playing in warm weather, not to fond of cold weather and he wouldn't have to move. Then you know everyone wants to be int he movies and whats a better place to be in one then out in L.A
True. Wishful thinking. DONT count out OKC.
Yeah i wouldnt count them out at all either
Oh god these rumors are spread by the horrible 710 radio station out here in SoCal...Its the Lakers flag ship station and they hate anything and everything about the Clippers...Gave The Clippers no credit for the win on Sunday,called Blake a thug after the Odom altercation,and always say hes gonna be a Laker when his contract is up
That being said Donald Sterling is by far the worse owner in sports and who knows what he will do...But... two of his best friends are on this team in DeAndre Jordan and Willie Warren. The biggest move they make this offseason is locking up DJ ASAP even if it mean over paying for him
I dont live out there or listen to that station. Ive been hearing people talk about this in Slc,D.c,Florida even after the Draft. No one would have said anything if it was Dallas who got him (saying he might go to Houston when he's a free agent) but it is the Clippers and All there draft picks, other than Kahman, jumps ship
I dobut Sterling lowballs him though. Sterling did go after Josh Smith, Andre Iguadala, Baron Davis and Elton Brand when all were FA's. He also made moves in FA albiet, not the right moves or over the top moves but he did makes moves.
i dont doubt it considering who we are talking about.
I dont think the Clippers have had this much talent on a team before in the history of the franchise and the scary thing is there all under 23 EJ DJ Blake EBled and Aminu....five guys right there that keep gettting better and you can build a team around
Also they hold the T Wolves first round pick in 2012 and it not out of the question at this point it could be a top 4 or 5 pick...
i would agree if they made the playoffs and went further than any clipper team in history. But that statement is only proven a fact if they do that because if this is there best talent ever and they still are 10 games under .500 then that is very very sad. every team has young talent at one point or another but one thing is for certain is that they dont always stay together. Prob 90 percent of the time they dont stay together. when the Clippers had Dmiles and Q they had some young talent. In hindsight they don't look so great but at the time they were getting better and better each season and had potential. This is still the clippers so hope for the best but expect the worst
LAL is a main attraction. Any time you hear about a free agent, or a player wanting a trade, the Lakers always seem to be named as a possible attraction. Doesn't always amount to much, but Sometimes, you just know a player wants to play somewhere. Such as the Melo/Knicks situation right now. There have been a lot of rumblings over the past coupleof months that Dwight has HIS eye on LAL in 2012. Think I'd much rather have Dwight than Blake. Imagine if worlds crashed, and stars collide. Hell freezes over and they somehow manage to get both. Bynum for Howard straight up, win a title or 2 with he, Kobe, and Gasol. You have Dwight Howard on the books. Sign Blake then resign Kobe. It's the new 3man superstar unit. Sounds nice in theory, but very doubtful.
In reality, I don't see Griffin wishing ill towards a team he is on. He wants to win no matter where he is playing. It may be he Clippers, but he is still in LA. If he can possibly manage (with Gordon) to turn the franchise around, the publicity, and marketing will follow. Just ask Lebronze. Griffin is a winner and if he can find success with LAC, I don't see him leaving personally. As for Gordon, I don't see any reason why he and the owner would have issues. Even if so, it wouldn't be the first time a franchise player and owner had issues. See Shaq/Buss. People don't always like each other, but if they're making you money, and getting wins, you live with it.
Love on the other hand, is my prime suspect to wind up in LAL, along with O.J. Mayo. Those are the two guys IMO, destined to be Lakers.
Yeah but it only works if you are winning. If you are losing those relationships matter awhole lot. Nothing is ddoubful when dealing with the Lakers If they have the money/cap space to make it happen. Even in the past with Wilt and Kareem etc
Agreed, but what leaves you to think they will be losing. The way they're playing in their first year together w.o even having key pieces, I don't see them losing. It's not like Cleveland getting one Superstar and then getting a bunch of role players. They are taking the path of the Thunder developing youngsters. Difference is, there is actually a slight chance of the Clips' making playoffs this year. That would do wonders for these players confidence. A Kaman for Prince trade would be worth looking into in the long run, as Kaman isn't part of the future, and Prince has an expiring contract at the end of the season. Off-season you could negotiate a smaller deal, and save money for DeAndre. Prince is still a decent defender who can hit the 3, and has no problem just doing his job for a team. Good chemistry piece for the youngn's. History tells us that they will probably always be exciting, but will never do much outside of make highlights. Could be, though, that history has never given the Clips a prospect like Blake.
Because they are the Clippers...Even if they are willing its possible that he will leave. Many good/great players weere winning on other teams and came to the lakers anyway. I'm not saying this will happen and that im holding out for it but its very possible. I do know they will get some star or stars from another team. Blake being a great talent doesn't change the fact that he could possibly leave. Shaq,wilt,kareem were all great talents as well
Again, I agree that it's possible. I just see LAC and OKC ahead of LAL at this point.
Blake Griffin seems like somebody who would rather give it all to a team that doesn't have much, rather than give it all to a team that has everything. I just see some loyalty in Griffin. Most hard working guys like that won't just hop up and leave. Personally I think this is jumping the gun just a tad.
Give me all the negatives you want. But this is why I hate Lakers fans...
And this has been all I've been hearing from Laker fans in the SoCal area, and I'm around a whole lot of them. Luckily for me, all that has to happen for about 75% of them to go away is for the Lakers to have a losing record, and it's not impossible.
Not real Laker fans. Otherwise, we'd be Clipper fans. I said specifically that I didn't see Blake leaving, that he can gain everything he would from playing with LAL, as a winner with LAC. Chill out, it's too early for this kind of talk. If LAC could win anything, you would always hear about how so and so may go to the Clippers. Blake seems like a true face of the franchise type. Reminds me of a post oriented LBJ. Who knows, perhaps Blake is the franchise saving player for LAC who turns them into an actual attraction for top tier free agents wanting good competition with LAL.