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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