Lakers minority owner Magic Johnson sat in the first row at the Meadowlands on Monday night and it's unclear if he was scouting Jason Kidd for Jerry Buss. During the All-Star Break, when talks with the Lakers heated up, Kidd sounded upbeat about playing for the Lakers, raising speculation he initiated the talks.
it was soooo close to happening in feb, quote jkidd "i thought i would be a laker in the morning"
you guys can lol all you want but scouting kidd is not unreasonable, he's 34 and if the lakers were to be looking into aquiring him it's not a bad idea to look him over in an actual game setting and see how he's holding up... and what better person to scout a pg than Magic... it also serves as a notice to Kidd and the Nets that the Lakers are serious and since they can't actually talk or contact kidd it's the only way to make their intentions known...
well actually just me.. he likes me and i like me too so i'm pretty good on my own here...lol
If we go after Kidd, then I hope we get the "old man with bum knees discount"
actually he doesn't play like an old man with bad knees, the guy has missed less than 40 games in the last 5 years and has played 80 games the last two years... he's looking like an iron man for a guy his age
u guys dont realize that he isnt a vince carter type player a player relying immensely on his physical talents, pg like him get a lil slower but make up with geting a lil smarter which pays dividends
plays good D
is shooting better from 3 [40%+ in playoffs ]
leadership on and off the court
makes players around him ALOT better [maybe he will actually help odom reach his potential]
also our suns-lakers budding rivalry will be crazy jkidd locking up nash, going at it against eachother ast to ast..
if u look at i think it was game 4 when they were down 1 and they set vince to make the last play and he lost it.. with kobe when it comes that close its as if we already won
they wanted bynum so badly back in feb? ok we give them bynum+ fillers
bynum didnt do anything for us down the stretch last year, think how good we were last year, in the end and especialy wen we were healthy and 26-13 beeting spurs twice mavs phx uta all once... and then add a hof pg who is still in his game