At this moment this what is happening it has happened in the past before and then all these teams lose their talent to the big market and they go back down again.<quoted text>For what its worth,its not the same at the moment. That better? Lets face it our record is almost similar to yours and this I never witnessed.
There may be a exception to the rule like when Kings stayed competitive for while, but that was soooooo long ago.
Lakers are in unique situation call D'antoni suck balls system, You take the Lakers out the black hole and they could be doing a lot better, the talent is there in my opinion is not being utilize correctly.
For sake of my point let's wait until the next big wave young free hit the market and You will see how quick the big markets will take them away.