therealdeal wrote:To be fair he made a good point.
Howards and Bynums are very rare. D'Antoni's aren't. I know what you're saying and if we were talking about Howard vs. Phil I'd pick Phil, but Howard vs. D'Antoni is easy for me.
And we should be firing D'Antoni this summer anyway... especially if we miss the playoffs. Two quotes (although they're paraphrased):
D'Antoni when he was hired and the team's expectations: "We expect to win. If we don't win, fire me because I'm doing something wrong."
Jerry Buss when asked if the team got a bonus for making the playoffs: "Bonus? If you don't make the playoffs, you don't work here anymore."
I remember all of that too.... but if we are changing coaches and moving players just to get Howard touches in his sweet spot we will become Orlando all over again..... Otis Smith and SVG bent over backwards for Howard.... and how where they thanked?....
Make Howard state he want's to be a Laker for life...... then make the moves.... don't do it the other way around. He may be the best Big in the game but he's proven nothing that really matters in Laker terms IMO.