Jporkel wrote:Kobe's failure to either protect or score the ball in the last two minutes of game 2 with a 5 point lead must also be Jim's fault, right?
Jim and Mitch tried to get CP3. The Lakers are one of the few top teams with a coach hired during the lockout, installing an entirely new system, with no pre season and very limited practices.
The Jim, Mike Brown and Bynum criticism is ridiculous, particularly given all of the excuses made for the player who was supposed to be our "closer."
It was Jim's fault for hiring Mike Brown. MB just played the big 3 heavy minutes, so they - and especially KB - are tired. He inserted the starting 3 at the 9 minute mark of the 4Q, and by the 2min mark KB can be seen very tired and slow to respond, therefore, the turnovers.
PJAX used to insert Kobe in at the 6 min mark, and Gasol and/or Bynum at the 4 min mark, regardless of the scores and who is leading. That's the hallmark of a hall-of-fame coach (w.r.t. player rotation).
Last but not least, do you think the problem that lays in-between Bynum's ears would happen under the Zen Master watch? I don't think so. Some people are charismatic and people respect them as their coach, some just do not have it.
IMHO, the Lakers just swallow the 8MM payout and just do it. Cut your losses before it is too late!!!!
Hopefully the TimeWarner TV deal has some clauses that say that TW can nullify the deal if the Lakers fall into Lottery domain, and that would force Jimmy's hands..... :-)