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Are the Lakers still a premier destination in the NBA?

Even in a non-playoff season, the Los Angeles Lakers found a way to dominate the NBA headlines. Team president Magic Johnson resigned from his post publicly before telling Lakers owner Jeanie Buss. This is just the latest saga in a season full of disappointment for the purple and gold. Many are saying the Lakers are now the worst run organization in the league and no one wants to go there. Others think LeBron James and young talent make this team a desirable destination. What do you think? 🏀

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The Lakers need to stop thinking they're a top destination in the NBA. There's only so much selling they can do with sunshine, movie stars and beautiful people. The organization itself is a dumpster fire and every superstar is smart enough to know the team is in a bad place.

As much as superstars are drawn to Los Angeles in the off-season, winning is also a huge factor in where star free agents go. And what do the Lakers have? An aging superstar, a motley crew of poorly constructed veterans and unproven young talent who are hyped up, but still green. Every free agent looks at that and is thinking a first-round playoff exit at best.

Plus they've seen how intense the media scrutiny is in Los Angeles, especially with LeBron James. 

No one wants to play for the Lakers.

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So Magic Johnson, who did a poor job running the Lakers, is leaving and people actually think the team is worse for it? That's laughable.

No matter how the Lakers are doing record-wise, they are always a premier destination. The mystique of the purple and gold is luring and putting a stamp on one of the most storied franchises in the world that will never go out of style. It's what brought Shaquille O'Neal to them. It's what brought LeBron James to them.

The Lakers are in a great situation. LeBron James is still putting up numbers, they have a talented young group who has performed well without him and a lot of money to throw around.

People still want to play for the Lakers.

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Are the Lakers still a premier destination in the NBA?
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