Former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins has blasted those who are doubting the Los Angeles Lakers because of the fact that they have the oldest team in NBA history. This offseason, the Lakers focused in on bringining experienced veterans as they aim to contend for the NBA title next season.
The biggest move the Lakers made was trading for 32-year-old star point guard Russell Westbrook. The Lakers now have a Big 3 as their roster also features 36-year-old LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Lakers' roster also features Carmelo Anthony (37), Marc Gasol (36), Trevor Ariza (36), Dwight Howard (35) and Rajon Rondo (35).
“I say shame on them for whoever said that. When you look at Dwight Howard who is still the best backup center in the game today. Still to this day Dwight Howard can get you 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks in 16 minutes.
Then you look at Russell Westbrook. Russell Westbrook is still in his prime. He might only have two years left, but he is still in his prime. The real old head on that team is Melo. But Melo has shown us even last year, Melo was a guy that could’ve been in the running for winning Sixth Man of the Year.
He’s a guy that’s still a walking bucket, great shape."
Perkins names Davis as the Lakers' biggest weapon
Perkins believes that Davis is one of the best dual threats in the league and that can't be underestimated.
"Chris Paul showed us that age doesn’t matter, what he did this year for the Phoenix Suns," Perkins noted. "Age don’t matter. Especially when you talk about skillset, you talk about IQ we already know LeBron James is not human.
But here’s the one thing that people just keep missing Scoop. People keep missing the point that Anthony Davis is only 28 years old. Anthony Davis when healthy, is arguably the best player in the NBA when healthy, on both sides of the floor.
This is a guy that can get you 40 points, 15 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 steals. Good luck to whoever goes against the Lakers in the Western Conference and try to beat them in a seven game series. The nest time somebody bring up to you Scoop, about the Lakers being too old, ask them would they bet it all on any other team against them in a seven game series when the postseason comes along”.