Sunday, June 5th, 2011 at 4:24 pm  |  15 responses

Polladaday: Brighter Future – Lakers or Celtics?

The two most recent Champs fell in the second round—which historic franchise is in better position to make noise again in the future?

Which team has a brighter future, the Lakers or Celtics?

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  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Tough call, but w/Rondo, I have to say C’s. Even after Big 3 are done, he will just be hitting his prime. (IMO) Lakers have Bynum, but too injury-prone.

  • GasolWatchesAllofHisTeammatesShower

    Definitely the Celtics. Rondo has a bright future, and Green is also serviceable. The Celts will have cap space in 2012, allowing them to pursue Dwight. And Ainge has shown the ability to draft well, even with late picks.

  • fizzbucket

    At least the Celts have some good young players in Rondo, Green, Davis, Delonte, etc. Say what you will, but Kobe is slowly declining, and Odom, Gasol, Artest, and Fisher are all in their 30s. That said, I think both teams are far from being out of contention.

  • Zoom

    Are you serious Lakers?! Come On! There done there all old and rusty. The Celtics have Rondo with them and he still has a lot to learn Celtics no doubt! Laker fans are LAME&STUPID!

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    I think over the next 1-2 years, the Lakers are in better shape simply cause Kobe has more miles left than KG/Ray Ray. However, 5 years from now, the Celts will look better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    The Lakers because they are slightly younger, and they’re looking to improve the team a great deal. Sure the hiring of you-know-who kinda sets us back but Kobe still has a good bit of basketball left in the tank. If Pau Gasol doesn’t fall into another slump and we find a legitimate starting PG or get Dwight Howard, we’ll probably be championship contenders. It might be harder for the Cs to get back to that. They’re older. Sure Rajon Rondo is hitting his prime but he’s gonna need a consistent jumpshot sooner or later along with more youth around him or else the Celtics will fall.

  • Jose

    you know who? they hired Voldermort? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    no, Mike Brown

  • MikeC.

    I think the Lakers have a better future based simply on the fact that they’re based in LA. The weather and lifestyle that comes with being a Laker will be a draw for free agents.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    People seem to forget tha reason Kobe wasnt himself is because he came into tha season at maybe 75 or 80%. Wasnt 100, but next season will be different. Also Gasol, Bynum, Odom and more returning. Lakers


    the Lakers won’t have 2 deal with the Juggernaut known as the Miami Heat until June time unlike the Cs so yeah the Lakers have a brighter future

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    imma be honest…I’d like to see the Heat and Celtics go at it again for 7 games with a 100% healthy Rondo….

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    The Lakers have Andrew Bynum, and their other best players are all younger then the best players in Boston. Except Rondo, but he doesn’t score, and will never compete for anything without an elite post scorer, or collection of players that can score around him, basically he’s great for great teams, but won’t make much of a difference on an alright squad. — Basically Bynum > Rondo

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    The Lakers are in LA so their brand depends on always being on top. No entertainer is gonna come to Staples to watch scrubs play. Even when LA was rebuilding, the fact that Kobe was dropping 40,50, 60, and 80 kept fans in their seats.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    I think the Lakers solely based on the fact that free agents would be more likely to sign there because of the location.