CLEVELAND — Tuesday night was an eye-opener if you are a fan of the NBA.
While LeBron James' former team was wrapping up one of the worst seasons in franchise history, his current team experienced the shocking resignation of its team president and most iconic figure.
So what do we make of Magic Johnson's departure from the Lakers? It's obvious that he wasn't able to keep up with the demands of running the basketball operations in the NBA of the 21st century.
Remember when Mike Holmgren was in charge of the Browns? We heard story after story about short work days, long lunches, vacations, etc. It's kind of like that.
It's also clear that Johnson and Lakers owner Jeannie Buss weren't on the same page about the future of head coach Luke Walton. Magic wanted Walton fired, Buss wasn't so sure it was the right time.
All this is happening while LeBron James isn't getting any younger. For the first time since 2005, he's sitting at home for the playoffs. This past season was the first time he's missed a significant number of games due to injury. He'll be 35 before the end of 2019.
So with all of that in mind, which team would you rather be right now: The Lakers or the Cavaliers?
Honestly, I think I would take the Cavs. Jimmy agrees.
The Cavs won only 19 games this past season. They have to figure out who is coaching them moving forward. They have to figure out if veterans like Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson are part of the immediate future or need to be dealt in the offseason.
But at least they have a plan. They were bad enough to get themselves a legitimate shot at winning the NBA lottery (if you're scoring at home, that would be a fourth lottery win this decade) and getting Zion Williamson to be the new face of the franchise. There are some nice consolation prizes like Ja Morant and R.J. Barrett if the ping-pong balls don't go the Cavs' way this time.
The Lakers? They have a roster full of unhappy players, uncertainty in the coaching ranks and front office, and they play in the uber-tough Western Conference. Yes, they could load up with a free agent star this summer, but I'll take my chances in the lottery and going young at this stage.
One final thought: Did you see which basketball executive the oddsmakers say has the best shot at going to the Lakers? None other than former Cavaliers GM David Griffin.
Get your popcorn ready for a wild NBA offseason!
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