dak22 wrote:last stand wrote:CarolinaLakerFan wrote:Somewhere Andrew Bynum is having a nice hearty chuckle.
While enjoying a new knee scar added to the collection
Sadly, that scar is nothing compared to the one that's going to be left on both kobe's and howard's resume if the season continues on its current path. Many nba careers have been cut short by injuries; however, not many players can claim they've been on teams that miss the playoffs w/ 4 HOF's.
When the best center+best shooting guard+a HOF pg and pf= lottery team, the disaster is so unprecedented that it's going to leave a mark regardless of what laker fans think. For kobe, it won't remove the fact he's a first ballot HOF, but it's going to sting many fans when critics/haters use it as ammunition in the inevitable kobe vs. peers debate (lebron fans are going to abuse it mercilessly).
For Howard, it's self-explanatory since he hasn't won a ring yet.last stand wrote:Howard will be a laker next season, back to 100% or close to it and all of you will be flip flopping
2009- made the finals with Orlando.
2010- loss to the Celtics in the ECF.
2011- loss in the first round to Atlanta despite being both the higher seed and sweeping them last season.
2012- didn't even play in the first round.
2013- on track to be on the 6th lakers team that misses the playoffs.
Notice a pattern? At this rate, we will be flip flopping alright: when commisioner Silver announces that with the first pick of the 2014 NBA draft, the los angeles lakers select ANDREW WIGGINS from the University of ______ and he carries the lakers for the next decade to a level Howard can only dream, especially with Howard's so called "post game".
If Drew is laughing, I wouldn't be surprised. It would be just like him to be laughing at this situation and not paying attention to his own dire situation and the idea that he may suffer the same fate as Greg Oden. The Lakers troubles should be the last thing on his mind, but then again, this is Bynum we're talking about. Historically, his mind has never been in the right place.
And though these guys deserve the criticism, Kobe will still go down as one of the best players of all time regardless of this season. Bynum will be labeled as a bust if he doesn't have a phenomenal comeback from his chronic knee issues. Howard, well, he needs an attitude adjustment.
What I don't get is the idea that just because there are some future HOF players on this team, that it's automatic that they should be winning - Kobe is the only HOF player still playing close to a level that might be considered HOF worthy. The others are well past those days, and one is still yet to show he's an all time great. I personally think there are only two true HOF's on this team (so far) and their best days are behind them, so the fact that they're headed to the HOF is mostly irrelevant at the moment.