Well... we better hope the Lakers pull off the trade and make it to the NBA Finals in 2008...
Why? Because EVERY election year since the Lakers moved to LA from Minnesota (~1960), if the Lakers made it to the NBA Finals, the Republican candidate for President won the election. Every election year the Lakers didn’t make the NBA Finals, the Democrat candidate won.
You can look it up.
Garnett, Kobe plus say Artest (Farmar+future pick) = title