KeepBynum wrote: Finwë wrote:
KeepBynum wrote:^ Drew showed up. Pau didn't.
Anyways I was all for bringing back Hill before we got Jamison, but now that we got Jamison he won't play much so I think we'll sign and trade him for a SG or SF.
Did he? There were a couple of games in both playoff series where he looked incredibly desinterested.
And this was AFTER he had the "epiphany" that the more D he played the better the Lakers would be.
"Closeout games are kinda easy" -->> No show.
Kobe is playing with gastroenteritis and scores 30 --> Bynum no show.
Game 5 at OKC -->> No show. Just off the top of my head. There are more examples.
He averaged 17/10 in the playoffs. He wasn't great, but he wasn't completely MIA like Pau either. No one on the team had a great playoffs. Hell in the last two seasons no one has played great in the playoffs. That's why we've been bounced out of the second round back to back seasons.
I give you that he wasn't as MIA as Pau was, but, as I said, he had some terrible games in terms of effort & impact. Also, he talked too much (defensive epiphany // closeout games // overconfident after being down 2-0 -"we know exactly how to stop them" or something like that after practice-) and didn't back it up.
He had the potential to be so dominant (like we saw in the first couple of games against Denver), such a game changer for us, and he wasn't. Sometimes stats don't tell the whole story, and this is a prime example.