Rooscooter wrote:EDIT.... Why won't this Youtube embed? ^^^
Some things are better left unsaid. What he said is disrespectful to Jerry Buss after everything the Lakers organization did for him. One game.
Magic is ignoring that we were 6-1 in the last 7 games at the Garden.
We are now 6-2....big deal.
Hey, Magic there are worse things being associated w/ the Lakers, ask MJ and the Bobcats (or Kwame Brown)...
We are under .500 50 games into the season ok this is not about just one game I'm embarrassed to call myself a fan of any sub .500 teamn too.
Jerry West believes in Lakers!
"I believe they're going to make the playoffs," West said Tuesday in a phone interview with ESPNNewYork.com. "Look out West, there are some teams two or three games over .500, so they can do it. ... Can the Lakers win the championship? They have to get to the playoffs first, and I think they will get there."
"Sometimes (the Lakers) have been good, and sometimes they just don't seem to have it," West said. "Their biggest issue has been defensively. But I think they're playing better defensively now, and Kobe's play has been extraordinary, the way he's not shooting as much and getting other people involved."
"Nobody is going to want to play them in the first round. With the veterans the Lakers have, I don't think it's going to make a big difference to them if they creep in as the 6, 7 or 8 [seed]. In the playoffs, they're going to be dangerous."
Rooscooter wrote::man10: Oh dear god.... the crap we're seeing on the floor is Jim Buss's fault?..... I'm as skeptical as anyone about him but 5 months ago all was forgiven about Buss when we got Nash and Howard..... now he's a reason to be embarrassed? Wow.... talk about misplaced emotion....
purp n gold wrote:Stacked, talented roster + wrong coach. Who's fault is it?
purp n gold wrote:Rooscooter wrote::man10: Oh dear god.... the crap we're seeing on the floor is Jim Buss's fault?..... I'm as skeptical as anyone about him but 5 months ago all was forgiven about Buss when we got Nash and Howard..... now he's a reason to be embarrassed? Wow.... talk about misplaced emotion....
Yup. Phil was ready to coach, and the person who stood in the way of his return was Jim Buss. Little Jimmy could not take the embarrassment of Uncle Phil coming to "save the day" after he's F'ed it up yet a 2nd time (make this a 3rd time) with a terrible coaching hire. Not a doubt in my mind Phil would have this squad playing top-4 basketball.
Instead piling on the "GTFO Magic, u have a short term memory!" comments, I like to think he has an inside track on the inner workings of the Lakers organization - more than anyone here, that's for sure. And newsflash: HE DOES. When he gets on TV and says "I believe in the Lakers organization, but not Jim Buss", that is more telling than anything else that is said here.
Stacked, talented roster + wrong coach. Who's fault is it?
purp n gold wrote:Basically, Magic Johnson hates Jim Buss. It's not that hard to figure out. I don't fault Magic for saying he's embarrassed to be associated with Jim Buss. Even I'm embarrassed to root for Jim Buss's team at this point.
You ask what Jackson would have done? well I could GUARANTEE you he would have actually featured our best overall big in the post more and his name is not Howard.... it would have been GASOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! the only big that this team has that actually has the tool sets to feature a post game around meaning he can score out of the post and the big one...he can PASS out of the post. My guess is MWP wouldn't be up there almost leading the team in shot attempts per game either. His offense would have a better chance of controlling floor balance when shots go up which also helps mask an already weak transition defense.....
This team in order to have a chance has to do 3 things:
- control pace by running the offense threw the post
- RESPONSIBLE floor balance when shots go up forcing a half court game
- play solid half court defense and force the ball to be scored from the perimeter essentially controlling the
Vasashi17 wrote:A group filled with HOFs failing in the NBA Finals is one thing...but to have a group of future HOFs along with arguably the best player (certainly in top 3) in the game right now demonstrating a sub .500 record with half the season finished is an embarrassment.
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