The Lakers are desperate to overthrow the Warriors dynasty by forming one of their own in LA. Magic Johnson is heading this Lakers revolution, one that he had been planning for sometime.
Recruiting LeBron James was the first step in the direction of that ‘revolution’ and he is now looking for other ‘pieces’ that can complete the puzzle for the Lakers.
A lot of superstars are approaching free agency post the ongoing season, and the Lakers have set their eyes on acquiring a couple of them in order to build the dynasty that they are looking for.
Apart from the free agents(Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson), Lakers have invested a lot of time in also tracking down Anthony Davis.
While rumors were rife that Davis could in fact be moving to Lakers for sure, those reports have taken a large hit ever since Davis liked an Instagram post calling LA a ‘bum ass city’.
Anthony Davis liked a comment calling LA a bum a** city 😮 pic.twitter.com/7YCLNNu5pD
— Pelicans Nation (@_PelicansNation) January 10, 2019
Fresh reports from ESPN state that Magic Johnson has set his sights on acquiring the services of both Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant.
While Kawhi Leonard has already received a lot of praise from Michael Jordan, who last year said that Kawhi was his favourite 2 way player and probably the best player in the league.
“The best two-way player in the game right now and probably the best in the game” Jordan said.
Kevin Durant on the other hand has multiple times been compared to LeBron James and has excelled in OKC and with the Warriors.
“I’ve been told Magic wants a chance this summer to convince KD or Kawhi to come to the Lakers,” said ESPN’s Windhorst on ESPN LA 710 AM.
According to Brian Windhorst, Lakers will likley not make a trade this season unless it’s for Anthony Davis:
— Sports Notes (@TheSportsNotes) January 15, 2019
However, Kyrie Irving recently spoke about how difficult it is to play with LeBron, with KD too voicing concerns about the ‘toxic environment’ around LeBron.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) January 12, 2019
— Radio NBA Basketball (@radiohofbasket) January 11, 2019
Now, with these statements being blurted out in the open on multiple occasions, it will be interesting to see how Lakers approach next season and if they are really able to recruit the desired players.
Magic Johnson and the Lakers already have a massive task on their hands, especially seeing at how the team is functioning without LeBron, who has now been out of action for over 20 days.
Lakers currently sit in 8th place in the Western Conference and desperately need LeBron to get healthy again, so as to reignite their surge for that playoff berth.
Failure to make the playoffs this season would be a massive dent in Lakers’ dream of building a dynasty in LA.