Chillbongo wrote:Real, I'm not disagreeing that the blame could go around and around. It really could. I understand how crucial it was to win these last 20 or so games of the season.
Imagine if D'Antoni had shown a little bit more responsibility before? The few games we did have everyone there. Why was Kobe playing 35-40 minutes? The games where we had Dwight and Kobe and Nash, same thing? I have been harping about his minutes all season and though a lot of our wins came through his will, was it entirely responsible decision making?
You're telling me the ONLY way we win games this year is by running Kobe that deep? No it was the easiest way. The easiest. Think about that.
Did you see our defense last night? Where was that all season? It wasn't an easy effort, but we won a damn game on the defensive end. Because we didn't have Kobe. We didn't have an easy out. Props to D'Antoni for preparing the team last night.
sina wrote:Any reason why MDA shouldn't be fire?
Lakers didn't play well even after MDA taking over the team in fact. They started to play well after the players-only-meeting. Since the meeting, they are basically playing triangle offense instead of MDA's up-tempo style offense. It's Kobe who runs the offense and then Pau joins in and Dwight play well with them.
With the Lakers run MDA's offense via Nash, None of our starters delivered. So, it's either we have to change the coach or blow out this team.
therealdeal wrote:I'm saying yes. If we didn't have Kobe playing huge minutes this season we wouldn't have won games. Chill we're in the 8th seed for Christ's sake even WITH Kobe playing huge minutes. If he didn't play like that this season, do you think we could have done better? Do you think we'd even be in the 8th spot if he didn't play the way he did?
Where was last night's performance? It was in the other player's hearts. They didn't give that kind of effort consistently when Kobe was healthy. D'Antoni isn't the one playing the game, he isn't the one who can force Steve Blake to shoot better from the field. He's not the one who can force Pau to get 17 rebounds. Only Steve and Pau can do that.
Weezy wrote:I can't put the loss of this game and probable eventual loss of this series on 'Antoni, what do you do when your guys just don't make shots. But yeah he should be fired for the hell of it.
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