The Rock wrote:
I cant believe there were some people on here who thought even after Mike Brown's firing this team wouldn't do so well and that "they didnt fit together" or whatever nonsense...we just whooped the candy azzes of two potential 1st round opponents with ease and we didn't even have our starting PG or coach with us. Its addition by subtraction, Mike was holding the team back, once he was gone, everyone started playing comfortably and D'Antoni encouraging players to play to their strengths is the best coaching advice you can give to this group.
Ridiculous..."pieces dont fit"
This. You could tell that Mike Brown just sucked the life out of his players. Too much confusion, and "wtf?" looks from even the veterans. Mike was not the guy to inspire greatness, or "rally the troops". I love the Lakers, but it for some reason I hated watching the Mike Brown coached Lakers. It's great to see them back to normal, they look loose, they look like they're having fun, and most importantly they're winning games.
I can't believe people were saying Mike didn't get a fair shot. How many more game did he need to lose? If we left him in for 5 more games we could kiss the season goodbye.