Perception is so much more important to the current NBA than people might realize, and what the Lakers are doing indicates exactly how important they believe it is. By removing the old guard of Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss, and bringing in Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, they are setting themselves up to be an exciting future destination for NBA stars.
With the personnel choices the Lakers made, it is very clear to see that they are attempting to become a destination for the best players in the NBA again. They will surely see more free agent success, and in turn this is a very exciting time for fans of the Purple and Gold.
Dan Beyer and Jonas Knox explain in the audio below. Listen, and be sure to catch the two of them live every weekday from 3-6 pm est. on Fox Sports Radio.