Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Lessons from the win over New York Knicks

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The Knicks get laughed at for not wanting to pay Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. But they didn’t want to trade for AD either.

Lake Show Life editor Kenneth Teape and the writer putting this together, Ronald Agers, are both long-suffering Knicks fans. If anyone knew the Los Angeles Lakers would win the game, it would be these two on the Lake Show Life staff. Why? The decisions the Knicks make.

See, it’s easy to remember the fiasco of bypassing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving for names like Julius Randle and Reggie Bullock.

Now it’s time for a Lake Show Life reminder that the Knicks didn’t trade for Anthony Davis because it would, well let ESPN’s Brian Windhorst tell it.

"Despite the NBA’s worst record at 17-65, the Knicks got the No. 3 pick in the draft lottery rather than the payoff they were hoping for — No. 1 pick Zion Williamson, a great prospect to keep or a potential key asset to trade for New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis. Unlike other major stars recently, Davis had expressed interest in playing for the Knicks. But Mills and Perry told people they were turned off by the Pelicans’ high asking price of multiple first-round picks plus multiple young players, even though the Knicks had that type of package thanks to their Porzingis trade. They said it would have undercut their long-range plan of building through the draft and developing picks into stars."

Seems even more laughable after watching the game last night.

Anthony Davis put together a stat line of 28 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks. As hard as the ESPN panel is laughing at Stephen A. Smith, just look at what at what the Knicks ignored for Julius Randle.


Davis was beating up Randle and all of the other Knicks big men on this night. When LeBron wasn’t around, the Lakers just rode AD’s back in the second half.

Well another long year (Or decade!) for New York Knicks fans. No KD, no Kyrie, no trade for AD. Look no one had better come to Lake Show Life with complaints about Rob Pelinka. If the Lakers don’t make a move next month that is popular, take it somewhere else.

The staff doesn’t want to hear it.