therealdeal wrote:I don't know man. I'm as sick of the crap too, but the team showed me it can be successful under this guy. Even if it means he's just a figurehead basically our team was incredibly successful to end the season and push for the playoffs.
If we could capture what we had to finish this season and put it to work all of next season, we can be successful with him just basically calling timeouts and drawing up the occasional play.
Successful with the Lakers means championship, the bar hasn't been lowered because of a bad season with injuries and a new owner taking over. I know that was never going to happen because of holes in the roster and injuries, but I would not call this season successful for one reason still, we didn't beat anyone worthwhile. Almost every time we had a big game against a great team we got beat or destroyed. The only top teams we managed to beat we're OKC once, Knicks, Spurs once, Memphis once, Indiana once... uh did we beat Denver once? Aside from that Denver destroyed us, Clippers owned us, Heat got us both times. We managed to do ok against the bottom or 2nd tier playoff teams, Nets, Celtics, Hawks, Bulls, Warriors, Rockets, but that's not impressive to me.
So yes we have finished strong, but we've pretty much only beaten bad teams we should have, or teams on our own level except for a coupe games. If we faced the Clippers, Thunder, Nuggets, Heat and teams like that to end our schedule more it would have looked a lot different, plus we had a ton of home games luckily. So I cannot consider the end to our season a true success, it's just a lot of regular season games we should have won all along against bad to ok teams, a few good. I know wins are wins when you're trying to make the playoffs, but you measure how good you really are against the top teams, and we failed that test almost every time.