I give up Phil..... Kahn wins! He has less invested!
OK, Love jousting aside, I think that encapsulates what I'm talking about. Going out and getting what you think will win championships, regardless of the cost and risk, is foreign to some. To many. And foreign to many crappy teams, which is fine with me!
It's a sad day when journalists and hacks get it but fans don't.
Here's the deal Phil. LA is expected to compete for the NBA Championship year in and year out. Regardless of luxury taxes, limited free agents, old rosters, a new CBA, blah, blah. There are no excuses. No reasons. No could haves or if only's. They might as well adopt Al Davis' motto, "Just Win Baby!" because that is the expectation.
And Jerry Buss has delivered. Jerry West has delivered. And Mitch Kupchak, the great North Carolina Tar Heel and 6th man in the Bullets championship in the mid-70s, has delivered.
So you go have a party and enjoy your fabricated 3rd party financial moral victory based on "investing less" in a player with one knee and some guy who probably has a Russian machine gun named after him.... because you don't get the winning mentality, attitude, expectations, demands, and pressure.