Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
KCP - Kentavious Caldwell Pope
WAR - Wins Above Replacement
FIP - Fielding Independent Pitching
LD% - Line Drive Percentage.
LOOGY - Left Handed One Out Guy
B/S - Batman/Superman
Since he went down I thought it was the right PLAYER decision to amnesty Kobe, but the wrong BUSINESS decision to do that. I can be the ruthelss businessman, but booting Kobe send bad vibes to potential future Lakers. Disrespect a franchise guy and the negative shockwaves will be painful.
The fourth answer in the third question in this ESPN roundtable splits the difference perfectly!
Ingenius, with the only fly being that there's zero way you could ever convince Kobe to sit out an entire season - not while he's chasing Kareem's scoring record.
Look below and you'll see that I've got Chauncey Billups in the Pistons starting lineup now, and maybe in November too. Grantland's Zach Lowe sees it that way as well.
With Metta World Peace having been amnestied, there's no way you bring back the Palace's most villanous villain to fill the role vacated by Jason Maxiell's departure do you?!
It's Brand, Dejuan Blair - though I'd prefer to go with Brand, even at the end, than Blair with great unknowns - and MWP, who could provide defense, rebounding and never need shots.
I've changed my mind. It may be in this Bill Simmons read on how to resurrect the Lakers following this year, but did I hear/read/see Paul George could be stolen away from the Pacers as a restricted free agent next summer!?!
Forget Lebron, the Lakers could/should paying whatever to annoint George Kobe's torch grabber. I realize that sounds inappropriate