There are a lot of people on CL attacking Pau. Pau is being scapegoated for many of the teams problems. You claim that one of the main reasons people are attacking Pau are because of this "mob mentality" against him. Similarly, there are a lot of people on CL attacking D'antoni. D'antoni is also being scapegoated for many of the teams problems. You really don't see the comparison? I'm not trying to bait you, I just find it funny that you're arguing one way to defend Pau ... and then using the exact opposite argument to attack D'antoni.
I didn't say you said anything terrible about Pau. I said your defense of him was terrible. As in, it's not a good defense. People aren't attacking Pau and using him as a scapegoat because of a mob mentality, they're attacking him because of what they from him on the court. Similarly, I don't think people are attacking D'antoni because of a mob mentality, I think they don't like the product they see on the floor.
Ok, and I'm not saying that people are attacking Pau because of a mob mentality, but rather there has become a mob mentality with people's attacks on him en masse. Have you been to Gameday Thread lately? Pau has gotten an insane amount of pure hate on there and he's actually playing better right now. For whatever reason there seems to be a crap storm aimed at Pau during the Knicks game and then mainly today after the Denver loss that don't seem appropriate or commensurate to his actual play on the court. If we really think that Pau didn't help us win against the Knicks or was one of the biggest reasons for the loss in Denver despite a completely flat team defense then I guess there's a huge divide in opinion between what I'm seeing and many others are. If so, I guess it is what it is.
Regarding D' Antoni. It's obvious I wasn't a fan of his hire. Nonetheless I've tried to give the guy the benefit of waiting until he had his full roster and at least a month or two worth of games before judging him completely. What I reacted to the other day was the absurdity of some of his substitution ideas that reminded me of the previous coach. To me he was shooting himself in the foot without even trying the most obvious rotations, i.e.,
Starters: Nash, Kobe, MWP, Pau, Howard
Bench: Duhon, Meeks, Jamison, Hill and maybe either Ebanks or Clark at 3
He just got his full team back and seemingly healthy, although now we know otherwise because Pau it turns out is injured again. Now, fine, do whatever rotations you need to do in order to fill in for Pau. But at the time, my beef was that Meeks is not starting material, nor is Morris, and that Jamison and Hill should not be at the end of the bench not getting any time, especially given the age of our starters and the propensity of the coach to use them for 40 minutes a game. Why not use your bench guys? Why not use them AS bench guys, not make crazy lineups inserting some of them as starters? Starters start. Bench guys fill in at their respective positions. If that makes me part of a mob mentality I don't see it. But to each his own I guess.
Word to the wise, when you use the laughing icon at someone and you don't explain what it is that you don't like about the post in question but just call it terrible, it really appears to be baiting.