Lakers Rumors: Western Source Likened LA's Signings to 'Adding 4 F--king Urkels'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistOctober 20, 2018

EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Rajon Rondo #9 JaVale McGee #7 and Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers look on at practice at UCLA Health Training Center on September 25, 2018 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Lakers' flurry of offseason signings after reeling in LeBron James haven't been well received in some corners of the NBA world. 

Per ESPN The Magazine's Pablo Torre, one Western Conference source described the additions of Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Michael Beasley to "adding four f--king Urkels" in reference to the bungling Family Matters character.

The Lakers were given the nickname of the "meme team" due to the antics of their new quartet on the court:

There was hope when free agency began that the Lakers would add two marquee players to their roster. Team president Magic Johnson said he would step down if he didn't turn things around within two years. 

Reeling in James was the first step in Los Angeles' rebuilding process, but Paul George opted to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Kawhi Leonard was ultimately traded to the Toronto Raptors

With the top free agents after James off the board, the Lakers handed out a slew of one-year deals to veterans like Rondo, Stephenson, McGee, Beasley and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. They did create enough cap space to bring in a max player next summer by agreeing to a buyout with Luol Deng in September. 

For now, though, these Lakers with four Urkels will try to get back on track after Thursday's season-opening loss against the Portland Trail Blazers

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