Looks like the Lakers have signed Gary Payton. What a great acquisition for them, and it surely will shake up some other teams. The Western Conference playoffs are gonna be incredible next season. People are already calling them the favorite to win it all next year. But I have to wonder how Kobe feels about all of this. My guess is that he would rather not have a ‘stacked’ team so that he can prove himself. Oh well, we’ll worry about that later.