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.”
Goalkeeper Hope Solo recorded her 89th career shutout on Tuesday night as the Team USA outlasted Germany to advance to the finals in the Women’s World Cup.
And the struggling Colorado Rockies have taken notice.
The Rockies are currently 34-43 and sitting in last place in the National League West. They have a league worst 4.90 ERA and have allowed 396 runs to be scored against them and once again it seems that their pitching will be their undoing.
But co-owners Richard (Dick) and Charles (Charlie) Monfort have an idea about how to change their franchise.
“People say that we don’t know much about baseball…or sports in general…but we really do.” said Charlie on Wednesday morning. “We were reading that Hope Solo now has 89 career shutouts and she isn’t even signed with a Major League Baseball team. We feel that she would be an excellent adddition to our team.”
Did it concern him that her shutouts have come in US National Team competition? Or for that matter in the sport of soccer?
“No, not at all.” Charlie responded. “We bring players up from our farm league teams that have never played major league ball all the time. So this would just be just like one of those situations.”
“We haven’t had a shutout since like 2010.” added Dick. “This move just makes so much sense for this franchise.”