Those who know me know that I join what I believe is some 90+ percent of Laker-nation in my utter disgust and frustration with the moves that Laker's GM Kup-cake has made over the years. But, to drive home the point even further, I found this handy list of players that the Lakers have so unceremoniously, in my opinion, brought on-board since Kobe resigned as a free-agent. It's a pathetic list of has-beens, retreads, never-weres and career NBDL-ers hanging on to a dream that should never have come true...

2004-05: Sasha Vujacic, Vlade Divac, Chris Mihm, Chucky Atkins, Jumaine Jones, Tony Bobbitt, Tierre Brown;
2005-06: Bynum, Von Wafer, Kwame Brown, Laron Profit, Smush Parker, Aaron McKie, Devin Green, Ronny Turiaf, Jim Jackson;
2006-07: Maurice Evans, Jordan Farmar, Vladimir Radmanovic, Shammond Williams.

This list was pulled from this very interesting Q&A w/Lakers bloggers and reporters.


Grey Matter...maiden voyage

As the title suggests, Grey Matter is all about my mind's musings. Whether it's sports, cars, video games, life, etc. Aspiring to be read and realizing the short attention spans in the 'netverse, I'll try to keep my posts bite-size. Unless of course, I choose to wax poetic on some particularly touchy subject -- I don't expect that to happen too often. So today, on my mind is the Kevin Garnett to Boston trade. Or more specifically, now that we've got the trio of Garnett, Pierce and Ray Allen firmly entrenched in "bean town" it got me thinking, what is the greatest trio of teammates ever in the NBA? Here's my short-list from best trio to the relative worst:

1. Magic, Kareem, Worthy - 80s Lakers
2. Bird, McHale, Parish - 80s Celtics
3. Dr.J, Moses Malone, Maurice Cheeks - 80s 76ers
4. Jordan, Pippen, Rodman - 90s Bulls
5. West, Chamberlain, Goodrich - 70s Lakers
6. Isiah, Dumars, Vinnie Johnson - 80s Pistons
7. Cousy, Russell, Bill Sharman - 50s Celtics
8. Shaq, Kobe, Horry - 90s Lakers
9. Barkley, KJ, Chambers - 90s Suns
10. Mullin, Richmond, Hardaway - 90s Warriors
11. Olajouwan, Drexler, Pippen - 90s Rockets