Brook Lopez

Trade lets Lakers dream about a LeBron James-led superteam

Trade lets Lakers dream about a LeBron James-led superteam

And you think Cody Bellinger takes a big swing.

Against all odds, the most compelling home run in Los Angeles this week has been hit not by the extraordinary kid at Chavez Ravine, but by an aging slugger in El Segundo.

With one giant hack Tuesday, Magic Johnson knocked the Lakers free of a bad contract and a lousy attitude while sending a memorable master plan soaring.

If Johnson has his way, by next summer the Lakers could be transformed from consistent super duds into something resembling basketball’s next super team.

Most of their young core will be going, going, gone … and could be replaced by some combination of LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Paul...

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