A four-point plan for Lakers' recovery

Adding P.J. Brown, Pat Garrity and Antonio Daniels and keeping Brian Shaw would get L.A. back on top.

Updated: May 18, 2003, 2:15 AM ET
By David Aldridge | Special to ESPN.com

And now, the recriminations, brought to you by the Fourth Estate.

There is already much tongue clucking and tsk-tsking of the Lakers, now that they've been vanquished. The Dynasty, one reads, is over. There is much blame being tossed about, most of it landing at the feet of Big Shaq and not-quite-as-big-but-still-very-tall-compared-to-normal-folk general manager Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers lost, the story goes, because a) Shaq was out of shape and waited too long for offseason surgery, costing ...

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