Doc Brown wrote:
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina 6m
Pau Gasol says things would have been "different" had Phil Jackson coached the Lakers past two seasons. How? Gasol:" Where should I start?"
Everyone is just sniping the FO right now.
"Let's see...myself and mi hermano, both are Triangle graduates.
Learning the 5 position isn't like going to med school, which I've done...so I'm sure the not-so-bright Dwight would have picked it up quite easily.
Nash belongs to the 50-40-90 club and is a great pure shooter. He would have done more than what Paxson, Kerr and Horry did for the triangle's perimeter game since he also is a brilliant passer/playmaker.
Also, Phil may never practice defense, but his teams sure know how to play it with each of his title teams being in the top 5.
And by the way, don't ask me anymore mucho retardo questions!"
But alas, we need to move on....but i have a huge problem with the mindset that Phil wouldn't have made a difference. We had the talent last season to do something and at the very least be a title contender. That team had flaws, but so does every other team...its how you overcome those flaws. Boston and Miami recently put together super teams and both of them made it to the Finals. Heck, even after adding Pau midseason to a core of Kobe, LO and Bynum got us to the Finals. If in Year 1, we didn't wine a title, it would have been a lot more fun to watch than what MDA provided. Then of course, there's year 2....and ANYTHING from Phil would have been better than the ish we're getting this season.
Our FO is a joke and no amount of Laker pride can overcome the absolute stupidity they have demonstrated since Dr. Buss fell gravely ill (ie 2011).