khmrP wrote:^^^thats fine, but where are these same "individuals" to tell Metta he sucks and stop chucking, to tell Kobe to stop ball watching on D, tell Nash to stop getting lite up by every guard in the league? I'm not a proponent of howard at all but seems EVERYONE is pointing finger ONLY at Howard for our failures, he deserves alot of it but not all of it. Thats fine if he can't handle the criticism and he leaves, I'm on board in saying we dont need chumps like that but at the same time he isn't getting any slack for the failures like Metta, Nash, etc.
Agree and your points on our other players are all correct in my opinion.
I think Dwight is just at hte top of the list for a lot of people. And when you combine it with fan expectations that were somewhere in the stratosphere for him, I think some of it is backlash too.
Lakers fans may not be the most forgiving, but if you're playing HARD every night then we generally respect that (see, Kobe, Nash, Metta) even if results arent ideal.
If you start loafing or seem disinterested, that's when the true wrath of LA fans emerges. lol