lakersyunowin wrote:yea that was very much ado about nothing.
i like kellerman. i don't think he's a clipper homer at all as you've said...marcellus is though for sure. that's just max's personality. the plucky, sarcastic humor guy...and i actually think he's got good points a lot of the time, and there's some validity in what he's saying about MDA. the players have said as much themselves, in that they were going away from MDA's coaching style.
i like ireland, but sometimes he sells the company line way too hard. like before we rejected phil and it was phil-mania, ireland (probably with inside information) was like "D'ANTONI WOULD BE GREAT. WE SHOULD HIRE D'ANTONI." it was overly obvious, and from that point on, i always take what he says with a grain of salt.
^^ I agree. At first I couldn't stand Kellerman but he at least is articulate and presents decent analysis and critique. Not a fan of Marcellus at all and I don't care much for the show.
I've heard them debate before with Ireland getting blue in the face trying to defend D' Antoni, which is pretty funny to hear him so put out of place. But to me it's like shooting fish in a barrel to an extent. Kellerman wins the argument because there really isn't much winning to do defending D' Antoni when they've deliberately shelved his offensive system because it didn't work for this team (surprise, surprise). It was either that or fire him, so . . .
But yeah, ever since that day that Brown got fired and Ireland and Mason came on the radio without missing a beat and started to try and sell the fan base on D' Antoni I've understood that he's just the mouthpiece for the FO. If you're an LOTR fan, he's kind of like the Mouthpiece of Sauron in the Return of the King. I mean he's not as disgusting and he's not evil, but he's clearly on the payroll and defends their interest. I just can't stand listening to that crap being in the guise of a real sports talk show. Don't pretend to be objective or that the idea of D' Antoni isn't being fed to you by the Lakers FO.