Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  19 responses

Andrew Bogut on the Lakers: ‘The Rich Get Richer’

Most NBA rivals have done their best to appear unmoved by the Los Angeles Lakers’ big-time acquisitions over the summer. Andrew Bogut, though, is a little more honest with his thoughts on the matter. Per the San Jose Mercury News: “Q: You bring up Howard. What’d you think when Dwight and Nash end up in LA? BOGUT: ‘(Shakes his head.) The rich get richer. That’s generally how it is in the NBA. Grown accustomed to it the last five-six years. The rich get richer and the poor have to kind of scrounge and find other role players to fill it in. That’s kind of the way it is. They’re obviously going to come out all guns a-blazin’. Obviously Dwight’s not going t o be quite ready (at the start of the season), but just having Nash and Kobe together, and throwing Pau in there, that’s a pretty potent roster.’ [...] Q: You feel a challenge when you see Dwight in your division? BOGUT: ‘We’ve got work to do, yeah. I mean, the Lakers wherever they play there tends to be a lot of Laker fans. Same thing here. We know there’s going to be a lot of hype on that bandwagon. That’s going to be a tough team to beat, a state rival. But we can’t run and hide from that. Hopefully we can steal a coupled games from them and see how we go. But obviously them and Miami are the two championship favorites.’”

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  • PippenAintEasy

    Andrew Bogut: “We are the 1%”

  • Hursty

    ‘Drew tells the truth. He doesn’t hold back. I appreciate him being honest.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Truth from Bogut. Hope he stays healthy this upcoming season.

  • R2j

    Kinda sucks seein’ LA always getting the best talent and the other small markets have to draft players with boom or bust potential. Miami is the only small market team to make big moves by adding LeBron and Bosh. The other small market teams have to pray on getting a great player in the draft and pickup inconsistant role players from free agency. Bogut told the truth so you can’t get mad at him for that.

  • spit hot fiyah

    this is exactly what i said about toronto signing mcgloire

  • Francis

    funny… a millionaire complaining about the rich getting richer… just play ball

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    come on, that is brilliant.

  • goldy1mac

    What LA front office suppose to do,, just lay down and don’t try to acquire good players? Lakers are all about winning,,at least players know when they get there they know Lakers will always try to pursue a championship,,not just to sell tickets and HOPE to make it to the playoffs or even the FINALS,,

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  • http://www.facebook.com/torresfavio Favio Torres

    hahaha…what a crybaby. I guess he’s saying that he and everyone else on his team sucks.

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  • Redd

    He’s right, the same organizations never do bad. But the rest have years of not winning.

  • KevinfromSD

    When I read the title I thought the Lakers picked up Bogut, haha! I was wondering why I just now heard about it.

  • roscoe

    “a state rival” WTF is he talking about?!!! Just bc you play in the same state does not make you a rival.
    When was the last time GSW was in the playoffs let alone beat LAL in the playoffs.
    What a kangaroo!

  • roscoe

    maybe you should stop being a fan of the nba. I hear the Wammmmbulance coming kids.

  • Rainman

    Born and rasied

  • Bravo

    Tdot waddup

  • Yesse

    I agree with him. I’m a Lakers fan, but Lakers always have made big time deals. They barely had to put anyone out of the team to get Gasol and now they get Dwight.

  • shockexchange

    Is this Bogut’s way of referring to a certin someone as “Horry Jr” on the sly?