Phil Jackson....is the only person on earth that Kobe will listen to. Personally I feel like Phil wouldve definitely thought more about Kobe's well being than the stakes of winning the game, not to mention utilize other role players better. I know for SURE Phil would NEVER,ever ride Kobe for 40+ minutes. That's the huge difference btw Phil and an amateur coach like MDA.
Jim Buss needs to seriously admit that he did the Lakers a disservice, not only to the fan base but to the organization. He made the wrong moves after another. The day MDA was hired over Phil was the beginning to the end. MDA needs to go.
What if's are dumb...but I can't help but to think how if this season was coached by Phil, we wouldn't have lost those silly winningable games..(ie Philly, Magic, Kings, Raptors, Suns etc) to put us in the deep whole that we are fighting to get into the playoffs..nor would we have a ridiculous 7 man rotation.
I can't help myself. I just hate how this happened. I still haven't accepted it yet, it still hasn't sunk because Kobe made us all believe he was so indestructible. As Chris Palmer tweeted earlier...
"Every now and then a player spoils us..and each time we realize when it's too late"
my god. Devastated.