“Leave it to Lakers president Jeanie Buss to step to the forefront and articulate a tough, difficult suggestion that just so happens to make absolute sense for the National Basketball Association as it enters a crucial labor stage and another crossroads in its 65-year history,” writes Vincent Bonsignore, sports columnist for the L.A. Daily News. “We agree with her 100 percent.”
Bonsignore goes on to opine that there simply are not enough quality basketball players to fill the current 30-team format which is fielding too many mediocre teams such as the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Charlotte Bobcats.
Consider the great teams of NBA past, say Bonsignore and others.
During the glory days of Celtics vs. Lakers mania, the Celtics boasted Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish on the front lines vs. Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, and Michael Cooper, not to mention such luminaries as Magic Johnson and Byron Scott in the L.A. backcourt vs. hall-of-famer Dennis Johnson and Danny Ainge for Boston.