To appreciate how fortunate and lucky we really are to be part of this team. Yeah, we are just fans, but we have stuck with this team through thick and thin. We bleed purple and gold, we are all Lakers just like the players, the owners, the front office, so on and so forth. And think about what all we have experienced.
I'm only 25, but in my lifetime alone I have witnessed great player after great player. Great team after great team. I got to cheer for stars like Kobe, Shaq, LeBron, AD, and Pau in my lifetime. I got to witness the growth of guys like Caruso, Kuzma, Lamar, Farmar, Shannon Brown, Bynum, and KCP. I got to see the redemption arcs of Dwight and Metta. I got to see the GOAT coach in Phil Jackson in action and I got to see a hard worker like Frank Vogel earn the respect he deserves. That's not to mention the guys who got us there and gave us hope, like BI, Lonzo, Clarkson, Randle, and so on. On top of that, a lot of you got to witness Magic, Kareem, and Worthy like my...
The Lakers franchise has just moved into 1st place all time with a 17th trophy. We all know the franchise has had more than its share of great players. So, if we lined up the best Lakers of all time, against a squad of the best of the rest of the NBA all time, who would win in a seven game series? I'm using 12 man squads for the comparison. Since it's my rules, I'm not using any of the Laker choices from years where they played for other teams to play for the NBA.
Remember those old threads we used to have for most playoffs teams? What's next for them after winning or losing in the playoffs? I think it's time to see what we can do to keep improving and stay relevant after the finals.
Next season will be the first one that is not hyphenated, ie. it's just 2021. Regardless of what happens in the Finals, we have a pretty good idea of what our team needs. I'd like to start with every position but would like to hear other opinions about players and coaches.
Coaching: Vogel will obviously stay. He's proven he's the right guy for the job; always poised, but fiery when he needs to be, can deal with superstars and big egos. Elite defensive coach, but I'd prefer if we could get an offensive specialist. Yes, we have stars who can just go and get you a bucket, but I'd prefer to get less stagnant and have options that are not necessarily "LeBron ball" next season.
PG: For Bron's sake and the sake of our team, he needs to stay our primary...