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I am no fan of Kupchak or Jim Buss… That said it is worth remembering that a trade was in place to bring Chris Paul to the Lakers when Dwight Howard came. That trade was approved by both sides and the NBA commissioner unprecedentedly said no. There are a million ways that a Chris Paul with Dwight & Kobe would have been different than the resulting Steve Nash with Dwight and Kobe ended… Chris would have probably at least completed a full season…

That said, it was time for this. As a lifelong Lakers fan I hope Magic can actually make a difference.

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