I like what the Los Angeles Lakers are doing. The nightmare that was last season is over and they know that for this franchise, the bumps on the road are infrequent but they do happen. Unlike in 2004 when they blew up that team that lost to the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals, they are looking to give this team another chance by keeping key players. It isn't every day where you land a top flight center and maybe if they fix things, it will be much better for them in the next season. Those billboards that appear all over Los Angeles are a cool way of telling Dwight Howard publicly that they want him to stay and he's a major part of the their plans. For all the drama and tension of the last season, the Lakers are still one of the best sports franchises (and they take care of their people there).
I don't remember now but did Cleveland do something for LeBron James before he bolted for South Beach? But it worked out for LBJ in Miami. Just too bad he's become one of the most reviled athletes. But I am sure that history will be kind to him later. After all, he's not a bad guy.