LakerFANwithaBRAIN wrote:[quote He handled it pretty well with Shaq why would it be different now? Big difference now is the relationship between Kobe and Dwight is much better than it was between Shaq and Kobe. ]
LakerFANwithaBRAIN wrote:I know I am NEW here...but trust me...I am NOT a new Laker fan...I think Nash is gonna be a GREAT addition, but ultimately, I still believe we win because of Mamba. I agree with you that getting the ball out of Kobe's hands is vital and running some pick and roll with the bigs with Kobe on the other side of the court will keep him fresh, but again, Kobe is still driving this bus as far as we're gonna go.
WHY do you still believe that Kobe STILL controls this team? WHY? He proved last season he was not capable of carrying that weight anymore and he CEMENTED that at the Olympics!!!
Kobe has a HUGE role on this team....but running the bus...NO LONGER!! He is STILL the leader..but he MUST learn to step down and step down QUICKLY and gracefully!! No more rants if others don't make wide open shots...no more tantrums!!
IF this team is going to be successful (CHAMPIONSHIP) then Kobe HAS to secede OWNERSHIP...to EVERYONE else (with DH in FOCUS)
Coach K showed him he no LONGER had what it took to dominate...or should I say...Kobe showed Coach K he NO LONGER had what it took to dominate...but whatever it is...those of us who do NOT wear Kobe colored glasses...know reality...Kobe's time as king of the NBA has passed...time to secede and live in reality...and HOPEFULLY win himself a SIXTH!!!
Kobe SAYS that a sixth ring is his priority...lets hope he has the sense to make that happen. ONLY Kobe CAN make that happen...he is an incredibly intellectual individual...here is HOPING!!!
wcsoldier81 wrote:Injuries, poor minutes management of the BIG 4 and constant change of the rotations are the only factors which could prevent us from winning the title ...
I hope there will be a quick and early evaluation of Mike Brown work this season from the Lakers management .
No more excuses , if he doesn't step it up , just get rid of him ... time isn't on the side of this core ... they're not the Heat or Thunder ... win this season or bust
Texas Lakers Fan wrote:I don't mean too sound cocky when I say this, but it's really hard to envision any team beating the Lakers in a seven game series provided their healthy. They've got every thing you need to win a championship. Offensively they're gonna very explosive. Nash will obviously be the playmaker and will make everyone around him better especially Kobe. His life will be so much easier because he can focus on just scoring the basketball. With all the weapons we'll have Dwight can just focus on defense and rebounding the basketball.
Defensively we have the best player in the game in Dwight Howard. He's so mobile he can make up for guys defensive mistakes. He's excellent in pick and roll on both sides of the ball. He made the Magic a very good defensive team even though he wasn't really playing with any good defenders. Now he'll be playing with several guys who are solid defenders. World Peace, Kobe, Jordan Hill, and Devin Ebanks. I would be stunned if we're not the #1 ranked team on both offense and defense.
One thing I forgot to mention in my original post is how Steve Nash excels with pick and roll bigs. You look at what he did in Phoenix with Amare. What he's done with some other guys. You look at Gasol and Howard. From an offensive stand point these are two of the best if not the best pick and roll bigs in the game. They'll practically be spoon fed layups, dunks, and alley oops. Teams are gonna have to double off of World Peace. Either that or get killed by the Lakers deadly pick and roll offense. MWP just has to keep the defense honest and make them pay for not respecting his jumper.
Lakerjones wrote:Bynum played his best ball for us when he was playing like Dwight Howard. But he just didn't focus enough on the defensive end. Now we HAVE Dwight Howard,
therealdeal wrote:Lakerjones wrote:Bynum played his best ball for us when he was playing like Dwight Howard. But he just didn't focus enough on the defensive end. Now we HAVE Dwight Howard,
This might be the single best statement I've ever read on Bynum vs. Howard for this Laker team.
Phil XI wrote:No whammy
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