Originally Posted by Essential1
Here's my honest pitch to DeAndre Jordan..
-We are truly amazed at what you've done with the Clippers. You came out of nowhere as a 2nd Round pick to become the premier defensive big man in the league. You did this through hard work, dedication, and a belief in yourself. You were an indispensable part of making the Clippers an annual title contender over the last few years. And we want you to do the same for the Los Angeles Lakers.
We understand that we are not in the same position as the Clippers, but there are certainly things that we believe we can offer you that no other team can.
The Lakers are the center of attention in LA, and therefore you become the center of attention for the Lakers.
We have a young roster, but one that we believe is perfectly developed around you. One of your biggest assets is that you are a big man who gets down the court in a hurry. We have Clarkson, Russell & Randle all guys who can rebound and push the ball uptempo that gives you easier looks, more touches, and more involvement in the offense.
You would be the most experienced player with exception of Kobe. We would rely on your leadership, and your voice to help take us to the next level.
Kobe is at the end of the line in his career. We wish he was 30 still, because adding you means a title. But this is his last season. This will be your team. Not Julius Randle, Not D'Angelo Russell, Not Jordan Clarkson. It will be DeAndre Jordan's team. We will be building around DeAndre Jordan.
We want DeAndre Jordan as the Lakers franchise player.
And the Lakers have a vast network of former greats who will help you in any way that they can.
The Lakers are a family run organization, we treat our coaches, players, and the entire staff as a family. We want DeAndre Jordan to be apart of this family.