Why Lakers Should Sign Arenas


Here's a scene of everyday NBA cruelty: Derek Fisher, surrounded by a few bored reporters, fielding questions about whether the Lakers can contend without bringing in fresh talent. Derek's looking blasé, dispensing murmured cliches, just a man fulfilling a professional obligation. No, I can't comment on Gilbert Arenas. Well, that's up to Mitch. Mitch makes those decisions. Right now we're trying to improve with the guys we've got in the locker room. No, I don't know what the other guys think. You'd have to ask them. Right now I'm just focused on the team we have.

Derek Fisher is not an idiot. He's 37 years old; he's won five NBA titles. The Larry O'Brien Trophy is filthy with his fingerprints. He knows what a winning team looks like. He...

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