How the heck can The Lakers not like this deal? The Lakers shore up the biggest hole in their lineup with a young athletic pg who likes playing defense. I know salaries don't match so add Jermaine O'neal in the mix. That's $6 million off the books after this season. Then The Lakers have a pg, center combo that would be the cornerstone of the franchise until the end of this decade. Kobe wouldn't have to handle the ball as much and can concentrate on scoring.
But how can Boston agree to this trade with their hated rivals? I believe this helps out The Lakers more than The Celtics. It could only boost Boston's chance of a title for this season...and they still wouldn't be the favorites.