Off the Record (OTR)

Los Angeles Lakers, Adam Morrison win title

APTOPIX Timberwolves Lakers BasketballIn 2006, Gonzaga lost to UCLA in the final seconds of the NCAA tournament.  Immediately following the game, Adam Morrison broke down in tears and collapsed on the court.  A moment in time that will be remembered by every single sports fan on planet  earth.

Three years later on February 7th, 2009, Morrison was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers along with Shannon Brown for Vladimir Radmanovic.  Many viewed this as the most lopsided trade in NBA history.  How can one of the most treasured atheletes to come out of Montana be traded for absolutely nothing?  Well, it happened.  It was a slap in the face to Charlotte Bobcats’ fans.  It was a slap in the face to the entire league.  It was what the Los Angeles Lakers needed to get over the hump.

PHOTO CAPTION: If you play down low against Adam Morrison, you are eating his elbow

Fast forward to last night as we watched Phil Jackson win his tenth title and Kobe with his fourth.  They did it without Shaq, but could they have done it without Adam Morrison?  This is the question that will burn inside Phil, Kobe, and all Lakers’ fans around the globe; including the Chinese.


  1. Ben

    June 15, 2009 at 11:08 am

    First Kobe had to deal with the “yeah, but he had Shaq” comments. Now it is Adam Morrison. Will Kobe ever be able to do it on his own?

  2. Li Jovanovich

    August 19, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Really Good Information. Thank you.

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