Real Talk: Yea yea the Lakers are older… Dwight’s back isn’t what it needs to be yet… (and he has NO moves in the post… obviously was NOT listening to Dream (Hakeem Olajuwon) when he worked out with him…
BUT…the REAL problem with the Lakers is this ego-maniacal coach ‘Antoni (no D) This dude didn’t learn in NY that you can’t take pieces and make them what you want them to be instead of maximizing what you got and be successful. The fact that Pau Gasol is playing on the perimeter like Leandro Barbosa is mortally stupid!
‘Antoni’ was on the bench this past summer when Pau dominated the post the likes of Tyson Chandler during the gold medal game of the Olympics. And yet, here he is hanging out like a lost child around the three point line. Why in the hell would he NOT put Pau in the post with Dwight? You know why? Cause we are all fuckin’ idiots and he’s the smartest dick in the room…or so he thinks!
Say what you want about Kobe. The bottom line he is is one of the greatest to ever lace them up. He is all balls cold blooded killa 24-7. His game while undisciplined a year or so ago when he was hurt, is as efficient as ever nowadays. His fundamentals are flawless, and as he showed us last night with that flying stuff over CP3, can still rise up for the congregation when he needs to. Obviously he’s too smart and likes ‘Antoni too much to criticize him publically. But I sure as hell hope he’s in ‘Antoni’s ear in private.
I watched the game last night knowing that the Lakers were not going to win. I had no doubt no matter how great Kobe played. The Clips are doing their thing, playing to their strengths. Not my boys. Nooooo we are playing 2005 Suns style with a damn near 39 year old Steve Nash without the side parts he had in Phoenix.
Speaking of Gasol, he’s only won 2 championships right? And how many has ‘Antoni won?
I’ve loved the Lakers since I watched my first NBA game in 1979. Been with them through the ups and downs, never been fair weather. Unfortunately the wisdom of the father (Dr. Jerry Buss) did not fall upon the son, (Jim) The way he tried to punk Phil Jackson while placing ‘Antoni in the mix after already hiring a no fit Mike Brown, shows that he is not invested in winning like his daddy. While Dr. Buss built The Lakers into a dynasty, one of the most respected and revered sports organizations in the history of sports, Jimmy uses it as a toy; something to make him feel powerful and meaningful despite his obvious impotence.
He’s Commodus, wishing he was Maximus. And thus… the Lakers are dead team walking getting fed to the lions on a nightly basis.