3. Does a long-awaited LA reunion have potential?
Born in Washington and attending college at UCLA, Lakers fans have long held out hope that Zach LaVine’s West Coast roots would one day convince the All-Star guard to take his talents to LA. Of course, he’s only added fuel to the fire by naming LeBron James as his “dream teammate” in 2020 and saying he’s always been a “big fan” of the Lakers in 2022.
That’s why I can’t exactly say I’m surprised when I see his LaVine’s name pop up in fan-made trade proposals and jersey swap edits every summer. One ClutchPoints writer tried his hand at outlining the ideal proposal earlier this week, and I have to say, this one made his previous proposal look like a steal.
The Lakers simply don’t have the assets to be an attractive trade partner for Zach LaVine.
As justification for this proposal, the writer states, “The Bulls would gain a talented young player in Russell, as well as valuable draft capital to fuel their future endeavors.”
Seeing as how the writer refuses to elaborate any further about why this deal makes sense for Chicago while carrying on with their essay of why this is a great trade for LA, I can only presume it was written by a disillusioned Lakers fan hoping to cash in on another championship ring before LeBron James either retires or bolts for greener pastures (again).
Fortunately, I don’t think fans should hold any worries over a deal like this being announced this summer. This trade is so bad that even GarPax could barely contain their laughter before hanging up the phone.