Time is passing, the stakes are rising and the heat is on for all those involved in the Kevin Love derby.
All, that is, except for the Warriors.
Once upon a time, when Lakers ownership and front office were dynamic and ultra-ambitious, the Lakers would have had a chance to top Miami's memorable free-agent coup in the summer of 2010.
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When the critics tried to back Mark Jackson into a corner, the Warriors coach fought back, as did his team, at least as hard as he did.
When all the joy and agony and noise of a Warriors season rife with hairpin turns finally subsides, one man will be left to sift through it all, with nothing more at stake than the immediate futur