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Published on August 12th, 2018 | by Landon Buford

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I’m Not Sold On The Lakers Supporting Cast Says Mariners Second Baseman Dee Gordon

 

Photo Credit – NBA.com

The Seattle Mariners are currently on a three-game winning streak and are about a game and a half out of final Wild Card Spot in the American League. Earlier this week the Mariners had a three-game series with the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas.

Mariners would take the first game of that three-game series 4-3, but went on to lose the final two games 4-11 and 7-11. It was a series that saw  Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon win his 246th game as a starter. Making him the All-Time wins leader from Latin America passing Dennis Martinez.  Before the start of the third and final game on this road trip for the Mariners, I had the opportunity to speak briefly with second baseman and two-time all-star Dee Gordon about his interest in the game of basketball.

Gordon shared with me that he was a fan of LeBron James after I asked him his thoughts on King James opening his I Promised School in  Akron Ohio.

I decided to follow up that question by asking his thought on how he thought James would fare this year in Los Angeles.

“I am probably one of the biggest LeBron’s fan, and I am nervous for him. I don’t trust Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma or none of them. I’m going, to be honest, but thank God they have Rondo and a tough guy in Lance Stevenson. The only two people who are set in stone are LeBron and Rondo”- Gordon told me.

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a lot of turnovers this offseason allowing the former players such as Julius Randle, Brook Lopez, and Isaiah Thomas walk away in free agency. However, Magic Johnson and company have brought in some veterans like Rajon Rondo, Lance Stevenson, JaVale McGee, and Michael Beasley on one-year deals. Allowing the Lakers some flexibility to still be a major player in next year’s free agency cycle that will feature two-time Finals  MVP Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, and Jimmy Butler to name a few.  According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Mannix, Kevin Durant will strongly consider returning to the Thunder next summer if that is the case that might make things interesting.  We will have to wait and see.


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