Weezy wrote:The answer to the question you asked is in many threads here. We need every single win we can get, we have now lost 8 in a row on the road and we're expecting to go 5-2 on this road trip. If you're a legit team you don't begin the trip by losing to one of the crappiest teams in the NBA, choking away a 15 point lead, losing to one of the teams you NEEDED to beat for this trip to be a success. If we go 5-2 on this road trip our record is still 25-27, we're STILL fighting to get to .500, and 5-2 was the optimistic side. Now we have to beat 2 out of Miami, Boston, and Brooklyn instead of having a cushion before to be able to lose to 2 of them and still go 5-2.
On top of all that Houston lost tonight, so we wasted an opportunity to gain a little ground. On top of THAT Howard got hurt again, and it will most likely keep happening. Without him our defense fell apart, Pau turned to crap again, most of the role players disappeared again on the road, MWP took 17 shots and couldn't hit jack, and Kobe stuck to the plan and it still didn't pay off. Does all that answer your question as to why everyone here is not all optimistic and sunshine and rainbows? It's not over 'til it's over but it's a lot closer to over every time we squander games like this, when we should have had a win.
And I agree with all this, I am not trying to make things turn into sunshine and rainbows, I am just trying to say "Is there a need for doom and gloom at every corner."
Again, I am trying to stick with everyone else that we are playing bad. And it is true, losing so many games in a row on the road isn't helping, and yeah, the Suns are bad. There are a lot of things they still need to work on, and this does make the lose worse and hard to accept, don't get me wrong. I am sad, depressed, and upset like everyone else. We had a chance to win a game WE ALL THOUGHT WOULD BE AN EASY WIN, but we didn't win it. I don't think that means we are the worst ever, but that though the new system is good, needs more work. WE NEED WORK, and I agree and I know a lot of people have pointed to a lot of the same things you have said and I get all that, I agree with a lot of it.
Again I just think some people are running around like headless chickens for no reason. Everything can be fixed and we can turn around. Keep feeling like things are worse than they are, or whatever, I am not saying that is bad, I just can't believe that we have gotten to this point as fans, but we have the right to be this mad. I say be mad and am not in the least shocked that people are mad. I am venting, and people have the right to vent. I just think some people are quitting too fast and want to encourage people to wait longer.
This will be a long road trip and you know what, i honestly hope this is the only lose they have. It isn't realistic and I doubt it will happen, but I believe they can do it and want them to do it.
There are things to learn from this lose and I think Kobe and all them will learn from this. Dwight needs to do what he can to not be gone long if at all.
Again, maybe this was unnecessary, I am just exhausted be all the negativity when you are already down because of a crappy situation. People seeming like they are ready to quit doesn't make the lose anymore fun or enjoyable to deal with so.......