Been thinking Lakers for awhile now.
First off, itís LA. They are a perfect match. They will give him the largest ever contract for a guy that age. He wants to set the bar for what an older player can make, hence why they had the age raised to 38 for a max contract.
But then what? I still think itís Chris Paul that joins him.
And then what do the Lakers get for Lonzo? You know they wonít deal with Lavar, so heís gone. Can they make two deals using Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, and/or picks to get TWO stars? Not sure if/what they can do regarding a S&T using Randle (or even IT), but they would obviously explore that if itís possible.
This is all under the assumption the Rockets or Cavs donít win it all this year.
The only other team that would make sense from a legacy standpoint is the Knicks, as he would actually be a basketball God if he won them a title. They are just so far from being able to put anything good around him it doesnít make it realistic.
And then there is Cleveland. Maybe he decides thatís where his legacy always was. Thatís his city. They clearly arenít afraid to make drastic changes and we may see them move the pick to get a star.
I think he needs more championships if he wants to realistically challenge Jordan for the GOAT talk. Does running off yet again to form another super team get him enough credit? Can he actually win again in Cleveland? I think he honestly still hasnít made up his mind and how this season plays out will definitely be the deciding factor.