therealdeal wrote:This is the optimistic thread, if you're not going to be opimtistic then get the f*** out. This thread is for thus of us that support our team through and through and will search for the good in them. Even if it takes a long time to find and even if it's difficult to do so.
There's plenty of threads to complain in and be down in and predict the Lakers doom in. This isn't one of them.
And with that:
This team is so talented it's difficult for me to figure out why they're dragging their feet around the court. I see consistent effort on both sides from three people: Dwight, Meeks, and Hill. That's it. The others talk about it and they say things need to change, but they're not changing them. It's like they all forgot how to win.
But that to me is the good news because this team is so talented that they're GOING to turn this around. They just need to get healthy and they need a push in the right direction. I don't know where that push will come from or when, but something is going to get these guys fired up again. They're not losing because they lack the ability to win, they're losing because they lack the fire to do what's necessary to win.
That's not easily fixable, but it is something that can be fixed. Health is the first step which makes being a Laker fan tough right now. But I have faith that things will turn soon.
I feel like your first 2 paragraphs were kinda directed at me for my post. I get your point, you are right about this being the wrong thread. I didn't even realize what thread it was; sometimes I open like 12 tabs at the same time and go back and forth and I don't really pay attention at which thread is which.
Regarding the rest of your post, I hope you are right! I am optimistic too, I have my concerns, but deep down I feel like they will turn it around, though I must admit I'm less convinced with every loss. Still, circumstances have been against us all season, and we have yet to see what the real thing looks like.