30. Lakers Trade for Pau Gasol

Date: 2/1/2008

The Lakers always find a way to secure top level talent, especially big men. But this was ridiculous. With Kobe Bryant demanding a trade out of Hollywood, the Lakers were under immense pressure to find another star to return them to championship contention. And just like that, it happened. Five years later, we still can't believe it happened. Pau Gasol for...Kwame Brown!? It was a mind boggling exchange that ultimately led to more titles in Tinsletown and for once rendered Stephen A. Smith's trademark hyperbole entirely appropriate.