Found September 12, 2012 on
You know how it goes. A team acquires a player, and there is a rush to analyze the move and declare immediate winners and losers.
The L.A. Lakers were declared big winners this summer for their acquisitions of two marquee guys in Steve Nash and... oh... what's his name. It is yet another "super team" that's expected to become an instant contender.
But Mark Cuban is not overly impressed.
“It’s going to be interesting,” Cuban continued. “Look, they’re going to have a great team, but I remember when we made our run, we weren’t supposed to win any series. Remember the Lakers were the defending champs, and we swept them and they had everybody back.
“A lot of teams do a great job of winning the summer, but I never get so antsy about what happens over the summer. I just want to know what happens during the season. As long as we keep on getting better and we’re healthy going into the playoffs, then anything can happen.”
He is right. You cannot crow...
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The Lakers gave an update on the newly acquired center's condition on their website Thursday night.
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