1982 Laker Title Aftermath, A Number 1 Pick 1982 Draft

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  1. KareemtheGreat33

    KareemtheGreat33 - Lakers All Star -

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    The rich getting richer but could have been even better except for a fateful decision.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...sampson/203d5505-faf0-46bf-8ccf-d8a4d3b24345/
    Sampson won't enter the draft because he dreaded playing for the Clippers. Clippers won't accept the 6 million offer, the Lakers were offering. LOL Sterling was an idiot even before then.

    I think we could have 3peated if Sampson entered the draft.

    Chick touched on this a bit here in Sampson's interview

     
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    Wow. I had no idea. Twin Towers in LA?

    :Kaream Surprise:
     
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    KareemtheGreat33 - Lakers All Star -

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    I vaguely remember this Sampson pursuit @LTLakerFan , I didn't know we could have had him if he had entered the 1982 draft.. Can you imagine Sampson anchoring the fast break with Magic at the helm? Dr. Buss was the man trying to ensure the pick which we eventually won anyway!
     
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    How were we at the top again after getting Magic up there and winning?

    :KobeConfused:
     
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    KareemtheGreat33 - Lakers All Star -

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    Lakers stole Cav's pick that year lol, I think Stepien sold it to Dr Buss
     
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    ahhh yes, ted stepien. the NBA created a rule against teams trading away their first round pick in consecutive years because stepien would trade away the cavs first round picks year after year
     

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