The Los Angeles Lakers this offseason are looking to make a big splash in free agency and have been linked to many players including Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson.
Former big man Shaquille O'Neal, has laid out a plan full plan for what the Lakers need to do in order to get the 3-time champion in the Purple & Gold. Here is what he told USA Today:
“I’ll be like, ‘Klay, your contract is coming up. KD’s contract is coming up. Lots of guys’ contracts are coming up. They can’t pay you what we can pay you. You will be the highest-paid Laker in Laker history. One, I want you to come play with LeBron, and we want to get this thing cracking again. We want you to come live in LA.’
"So, I’m going to call Klay, myself, ‘I’m going to make you the highest-paid Laker in Laker history. Shaq didn’t make this much, Kobe didn’t make this much, Magic didn’t make this much, LeBron doesn’t make this much. We want to help build a team out here with LeBron. What do you say?’ Because if Klay’s going to win this year, he has four. But guess what? Klay’s not the man, he can come to LA and be the man.”
The only problem with that theory is, if Klay Thompson stays with the Golden State Warriors, he will be able to earn a five-year deal that will be worth $190 million. The Los Angeles Lakers max offer to Klay Thompson would be 4-years at about $150 million which would be just shy of LeBron's total contract.
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