Regarding the T-Mac trade, Orlando definitely got the better end of the deal. They acquired 2 terrific guards that can efficiently score 20+ points a game a piece. Plus, Francis and Mobley's good sense of chemistry they developed in Houston will aid them in Orlando.
It's tough to admit it, but the Lakers have lost all sense of unity and superiority. Phil Jackson left to go fishing in his stupid Montana ranch. Shaq is requesting to be traded. Kobe's contemplating on whether or not he should sign with another team. Malone's not sure if he wants to risk playing another season for a championship. Argh...It's gonna be a rough off-season for LA.
Plus, even if Kobe decides to remain with the Lakers, there's still a possibility he might go to jail.