Kawhi Leonard and Paul George went to the Clippers together. Originally Leonard went to the Lakers, the Clippers, or stayed in the Raptors, so going to the Clippers is not surprising. The battle for Nader came to an end. But Paul George’s deal made everyone feel incredible. The current Clippers have the league’s top forward and perimeter defense. Bever Lee, Leonard and Paul George are all pillars of perimeter defense. The future of the Clippers is full of hope, but behind the glory, we need a "strategic" operator, that is what we are going to talk about today, the greatest "founder of the dynasty" in history one.
His name is Jerry West,strong>Perhaps he is no stranger to everyone. He can be said to be a big name for the Lakers. His No. 44 jersey will always hang in the sky above Staples Center. His player era can be said to be a player. An outstanding star who reached the Finals many times in his career, but was defeated by Bill Russell's Celtics. West in 1969 lost the series but won the respect of their opponents., Therefore won the only losing FMVP. In 1972, West and Chamberlain, Goodrich helped the Lakers complete 33 consecutive victories and won the championship. After several seasons, Wei Steward announced his retirement.
West is a strong person, even Said to be stubborn and tough,In order to insist on his own views, he can break with the people around him, and he does not hesitate to "leave" to threaten those who oppose his opinions. For West, this can be described as "He is a capable person People, but the temper is not small, and the sand cannot be rubbed in the eyes." After the end of his playing career, West entered the management of the Lakers. His first job was as a scout. After all, for West, he just started the management of the team, and it was like It is obviously impossible to serve as president and general manager in this way. At that time, his position was "scouting."
But even as a scout, he still played his role , The Lakers selected Magic Johnson as the "No. 1 overall pick" in 1979. What did Magic Johnson bring to the Lakers? Now, we don’t need to use words to describe it. A person who has served as a player, has served as a head coach, has served as a shareholder, has served as a president of operations. Choosing Magic Johnson in the first pick, To say that all is the credit of Jerry West, that is a bit exaggerated However, when it comes to choosing a magician, it is impossible without West’s suggestion.Magic Johnson helped the Lakers win the first season after joining the Lakers, and he also won the Finals MVP. This championship is Jerry West's first championship since the start of his management career.
In 1981, the Lakers were in the West In the playoffs, an upset loss to the Houston Rockets, the MagicThe division once exposed rumors of applying for a trade. Magic Johnson thought the team's offense was too "slow" and pointed the finger at the then Lakers coach Westphal. At that time, the Lakers, offensively, dribbled the ball through halftime and gave the low "Sky Hook" Jabbar. Although Magic fought a magical battle in 1980 and won the championship, the team's tactics did not change much. The Magic's move was to force the management to identify himself as the core of the offense, but It is impossible for the Lakers to really give up Kareem for the Magic, so Jerry Buss left the scapegoat to the head coach at the time, finally righted Pat Riley. Bass's original intention was to let West and Riley jointly run the Lakers, but West seems to have no ambitions and did not serve as "co-head coach."
Although Magic Johnson’s "competition" is not kind, but it is correct. It was because of this "pressing the palace" that the Lakers played an epic offensive level, won the championship again in 1982, after which West officially became the general manager of the Lakers. The Lakers won the 1982 draft. The pick of the show selected James Worthy, the future MVP of the Finals. I have to say that there are of course West’s ideas.
West established Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy , Byron Scott, this set of core lineups, in order to reduce the lack of Magic Johnson on the defensive end. Consume physical energy), Let Magic Johnson keep physical energy inOffensively, he also straightened and passed his many years of experience to Michael Cooper. As a result, Cooper became the defensive gate of the Lakers' perimeter and helped the Lakers dynasty rise again.
As the Lakers lineup ages, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retires and the Magic I found out that disease and announced my retirement, but even if the two superstars left one after another,The Lakers can still maintain the level of the Western Conference playoffs.Until 1993, the Lakers drafted Van Exel in the second round of the draft, nicknamed "Fan Madman," and the Lakers began to rebuild. Until 1994, the Lakers missed the playoffs this season, but after a year, they returned to the fifth position in the Western Conference. But for the Lakers, there was a saying, "Any season without a championship is a failed season." West made another move to this, he aimed at the Shark O’Neal.
In that league, almost all players wanted to die in a city, let alone The Magic can be regarded as O’Neal’s "Bole", so for O’Neal himself, he naturally hopes to stay in the Magic. It’s just that the "Jordan successor" was hot at the time, and "Penny" Hardaway was one of the hottest. Due to witnessing Michael Jordan’s success, the Magic wanted to establish Hardaway as the core of the team. Therefore, they were unable to reach an agreement with O’Neal on the issue of renewal. And the Magic also came up with it. A fan voted, and most Magic fans thought O’Neal was not worth the contract he wanted. On the other side, JieRiverest seized this opportunity and immediately found O'Neal to discuss the matter of joining the Lakers, and opened a 100 million yuan contract. This incident moved O'Neal very much, and Jerry West never missed an opportunity.
On the other side, West took a fancy to Kobe This rookie. You know, there were not a few teams hoping to get Kobe, But for such a young man, most teams think he will be at the end of the first round. West has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Hornets at the time. After Kobe is selected, he will be the main center of the Lakers, Divac. Exchange, Although Divac was not a super center at the time, but in the era when he was dominated by the inside, Divac was also a "quasi-All-Star" inside player. Use such a center to go. Changing a rookie guard, many people think that West is "brained", the Lakers also got the future history of the second shooting guard.
It’s not over yet, In order to determine Kobe’s core position, Two seasons later, West sent away several of the Lakers’ perimeter players who had just been selected to the All-Stars, including Eddie Jones, Van Exel, etc. The way they were sent away was funny. , Even at the time, it was considered to be a free gift. Kobe also had more playing time, adapted to the NBA arena faster, and continued to grow up. At that time, Iverson won the offense in the East. When a large number of fans, West told Kobe, "Offense can make you grow into an All-Star, defense can make you andOther All-Stars widen the gap" and often practice with Kobe, and use his years of experience to guide Kobe.It can be said that for Kobe, West is the most important person in the basketball field. No one.
After Zen Master Jackson became the Lakers, Phil Jackson and Jerry Weiss Especially, the two forces seem to be incompatible, Because these two people are very strong in character. Jackson Jackson has a strong ability to teach, but he has always wanted to be the godfather of a team, just like Pat Riley and the Heat, not just the head coach. The contradiction between Jackson Jackson and West has become more and more serious. Jackson Jackson and O'Neal have become a group of the Lakers, while West pays more attention to cultivating Kobe, and the contradiction between O'Neal and Kobe has always existed. Finally after "infighting", West announced his resignation as general manager in 2001.
See Here, some people may ask questions, does the boss Bass just let such internal fighting develop? The answer is actually very simple. The boss Bass also said later "Some people can use their energy during the rebuilding period, and some people are the talents that are needed when they hit the championship." In popular terms, "Dajiangshan" and "zuojiangshan" will not be the same group of people. So Jerry West left the Lakers like this, which made Kobe very sad.
How "superstitious" is Kobe about West? In 2007, the Lakers again Stopped in the first round of the Western Conference. That summer, Kobe made rumors of "forcing the palace". The news at the time was like this. Ke said: "If Jerry West can't return to the Lakers and he has the right to speak in the Lakers Status, then I want to be traded. "What kind of "superstition" is this? Although the matter was finally calmed down, Bryant can say so in public, which is enough to prove how much he admires West.. On the other end, West, who has served as the general manager of the Grizzlies for 5 years, cannot help the Grizzlies go further, but also helps the Grizzlies return to the playoffs and become a strong team in the Western Conference. is here. At this time, West brought the last hope for Kobe.
At that time, West decided to grayThe Bears entered the reconstruction, and the reconstruction must start with the rookie. And the Lakers at that time just needed immediate combat power, so West facilitated such a deal: Paul Gasol sent to the Lakers to get the Lakers’ Kwame Brown, the right to sign with Marc Gasol, and two draft picks. Popovic angrily denounced this as a robbery, but never saw that it was a win-win deal. At that time, the Lakers got Pau Gasol and returned to the Finals. The Grizzlies got these. A few years later, they completed the reconstruction. In 2013, they reached the position of the Western Conference Finals, which is also a reconstruction success. Up.
After that, West joined the Warriors again and soon,West decided to send Monta Ellis away and righted Stephen Curry to start rebuilding.Later, the Warriors management originally planned to use Klay Thompson to trade Kevin Love for the Timberwolves, in order to prevent When this deal happened, West did not hesitate to resign. The Splash Brothers are also in the rebuilt team, growing and maturing. Just like the classical Chinese of "The Horse Says", Maxima needs to be used well. Feed the fodder, If Curry and Thompson just entered the alliance, they will come to aIn the championship team, they will not have too many opportunities to play, naturally it is difficult to grow up. And the Warriors at the time did not have this problem. This is very important. It is difficult for us to say: "If Harden has been in the Thunder, he will be a single season average 36 points?"
In 2017, the high-level Clippers recruited Jerry West, the "founder of the dynasty." Jerry West just came to the Clippers and began a drastic "blood exchange". Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Jr. Jordan were sent away one after another. It’s another "battle" of replacing the present with the future, sending away several major forces. The Clippers have oversized The cap space has left a lot of draft picks.This group of civilian players once pushed the Warriors into a difficult position. For the 2019 Clippers, even if they lose to the Warriors, they can still "Head up" walked out of the arena.
Now, Leonard has come to the Clippers, and the Clippers have obtained With Paul George, some people may say that this is Leonard’s own choice. It was Leonard who promoted the Clippers and Thunder trade and joined the Clippers with George. But Dandan wants to say: " If the Clippers do not have such a sufficient salary space, do not have a large number of draft picks, cannot get Paul George in a 9-for-1 trade, and do not have a good role player, will Leonard come to the Clippers? "Even if they would come, wouldn’t they come so "happy"?
"It depends on people to make things happen, and things depend on heaven." For ordinary people, we only need to plant a seed, do what we should do, and then wait for the seed to germinate and grow, and the result will be fine. Could it be said that if Paul George is traded with the fruit, he can wipe out the seed-planters and those who bred them? The Clippers can get Paul George, Jerry West’s operational capabilitiesPower is the root cause. Without these chips, it may not only fail to get Paul George, but also likely miss Leonard.
Jerry West, a dynasty builder "Godfather", in the 1980s, he assisted the establishment of the Lakers dynasty; in the late 1990s, One-handedly created the "OK combination", once again helped the Lakers dynasty rise; in the 21st century, helped the Grizzlies complete the reconstruction, from the previous most first round tour, promoted to the Western Conference finals; 2010 Later, the Warriors established the core of Curry, once again built a super team; now, helped the Clippers from a team considered to be "reconstructed" to become possible A super team". It is no exaggeration to say that Jerry West is the legendary "godfather".
Of course, some people may say that there is a component of luck. Once twice is OK Say it’s luck, so many times, and still say it’s luck, do you believe it? Dantan thinks: do what we should do, success may be an inevitable, not just the word luck, you No one will recognize what you have done, and some people may even think that you are crazy, but the success or failure will be seen in the future. West’s several dynasty-building transactions, which one was at the time of the transaction, Is it recognized? What do you think? Welcome to leave a comment!
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