The Lakers are in this weird space. They’re clearly in a rebuilding phase, but they’ve given a huge contract to a guy no one is sure can lead the team to the playoffs but wants to win immediately. Management’s solution? Stick their fingers in their ears, close their eyes and pray that miracles happen.
Here’s the report from USA Today, which is pretty much an anti-drug PSA, too.
The slow pace of the Lakers’ coaching search that began April 30 when Mike D’Antoni resigned has been timed deliberately with the upcoming free agency period in the NBA, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Specifically, the idea that the Lakers could beat the odds and land the likes of the Heat’s LeBron James, the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony or any of the other superstars who may be free agents on July 1 has led the Lakers to plod through their process so as to not limit their potential options. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the search.
If the Lakers get LeBron James I’ll dip my foot in Harold’s sauce and eat it on Vine. But hey, a team can dream…and be sort of delusional. It’s going to be a long haul to greatness barring lucking up on the Kevin Love sweepstakes and pulling off a Kyrie Irving trade. But LeBron? They’d be better off using their energy to sign Lambo.