The entire basketball world may be buzzing about the Los Angeles Lakers' impressive haul in the offseason, but it looks like one man remains unfazed. Brooklyn Nets star Blake Griffin doesn't appear to be too worried about LeBron James' new-look Lakers, and the six-time All-Star even had a bit of advice for LA.
Griffin's message was not exclusive for LeBron and Co. as the Nets veteran also sent out a bit of a warning to the Miami Heat and other teams around the league that have been busy recruiting new players to their squad over the summer (h/t Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News):
Blake Griffin on the Lakers, Heat and other teams adding stars this summer: "You look at it but at the end of the day, things on paper, it's tough to say. I've been in situations where a team stacks up and it doesn't work out." #Nets
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) August 12, 2021
Fair point from Griffin here, especially considering how he's talking from experience. Is he referring to his time with the Los Angeles Clippers wherein he teamed up with the likes of Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan only to fail in the postseason year after year? For what it's worth, the Nets have also “stacked up” and their season also ended in disappointment the last term.
Whatever the case may be, Griffin is actually making a lot of sense here. The Lakers, for one, are absolutely packed with talent for the upcoming season, but unless they achieve their ultimate goal of winning a title, this will all be for nothing. Then again, the same can be said for Griffin's Nets.
For his part, Griffin recently penned a one-year extension with Brooklyn on a veterans' minimum deal. He's opted to run it back with the Nets for at least one more season, which in his mind, was a “no brainer” decision.