LaMarcus Aldridge has signed a four year maximum contract worth more than $80 million dollars with the San Antonio Spurs with an opt-out after the third year but that hasn’t swayed the Los Angeles Lakers from thinking they have a shot at signing him.
Aldridge met with the Lakers twice but ultimately decided to sign with the Spurs instead.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke on Satruday and said that he still thinks the Lakers will get their man.
“People say that I am in denial but that isn’t the case. I just believe that the Lakers are better than everyone else in the NBA. We have the best coach in Byron Scott, we have the best player in Kobe Bryant, we have better fans, we have better uniforms, we have a better general manager. We are more modern. Our fans are younger and more hip. We have Jack Nicholson and Dyan Cannon. We do the wave. Our cheerleaders can do the moon walk and are very popular at the discotheques that the kids are going to these days.” Kupchak asserted.
“I feel like it is just a matter of time before players like LaMarcus Aldridge catch up to the times; and see us for what we really are which is a young cool team that rides skateboards and wears sunglasses.”
Does Kupchak have any other options now that Aldridge has actually signed with San Antonio?
“No.” he answered firmly. “We are staying the course. We are one of the top franchises in the NBA and we will not sink to a pathetic level of signing lesser players like the Roy Hibberts of the world.”
“That is simply not acceptable and it is not who we are.”