The Lakers Brass are trying to put together a Championship contender. TODAY!!
You may think that this defies all logic, but its really quite simple when you think about it.
Carmelo Anthony: All we know from yesterday's meeting is that the Lakers offered Melo a deal for about 4yrs 95mil. Just because Melo left without signing a deal and (Kobe was a no-show) and he was offered a max deal from NY, Doesn't mean he wont sign in LA. The fact that he hasn't signed with anyone yet make me believe that he's waiting on something. That something is:
Lebron James:Lebron James has not signed (or agreed to) with the Heat either. Lebron is also not showing up to any meetings. He's leaving all the negotiating to his "Agent". Smart move. Why? Lebron is not resigning with the Heat, because the Heat were not able to bring in any better talent to contend. So now Lebron is having his agent look for teams with better talent and that can pay him the money he deserves. (He wants to say that he left his negotiation up to his agent, and his agent got him the best deal and chance to win in LA without taking ALL the blame for leaving)
This is where the Lakers come in fella's. Look at the clues. After the meeting yesterday with Melo, Mitch walks melo out to his car. Melo also, (when leaving) per “@MarkG_Medina: Melo rolls down window: "you know I can't say anything. Just wanted to say what's up."”
Those are both clues that the meeting went well and that something big is in the works.
Next clue. Mitch gets on a plane to go meet Lebron's Agent. It looks like we are scrambling, but I think not. I think Melo will agree to come to LA, if we can sign Lebron James to play with him and Kobe Bryant.
Now you can say we don't have enough money to sign both players because Lebron wants a max deal. Its true!!! We cant sign both players for more than about 15mil per (by trading Nash and Randle) year. Not to worry.
TWC If you remember. TWC was in the meeting with melo. They can offer Melo and Lebron contracts and tv deals,to make up any money shorted by whatever contract they agree to. The endorsements they can make with us will far surpass what any market could offer them. The LAKERS are really the ONLY market that can offer these players more $$$ than what they could get anywhere else. This is why both will agree to join LA. Mitch is already done sharing that info and deal with Lebron's agent. So I don't think it will be long for this deal to go down. If bron has the guts to agree, then I think we will see this deal go down soon, and the world will be shocked.
Kobe Bryant: Remember Kobe's words..."This year, we all know its been a real tough year for us right? So what I'd like everybody to do is to really just sit back and just absorb this year. Take it all in. Sit back and watch and listen and hear all the hate that's being thrown at us and remember every person that's kicking you when you're down because next year it ain't gunna be this way. Appreciate it now. Let it sit in now, because revenge is sweet and it's quick."