I think now I am starting to get disappointed with the Lakers, but I see what's going wrong. This team I think just set high expectations in the beginning of the season, and those expectations got killed with the way things with Mike Brown. I really do believe Mike Brown killed a lot of the joy and expectations they had. Mike D'Antoni is now trying to work with a pretty defeated attitude and what not so now things are staying mediocre. NOW, the Lakers aren't playing well. That's fine, and honestly I hope they can turn things around because this is ridiculous. Also I hope the Lakers can pitch this team to a lot of players this coming off season. The Lakers keep getting beat by the same people, players like Lowry, Landry Fields, Galanari, Harden, and these support people. The Lakers need to go get some guys like this. The Lakers have a good team, it's just they need more. They need some young guys with this team. I think Dwight will stay and I think Pau can stay. The fact that Kobe has to play like this shows that he tries to get the team going when the going gets tough, maybe it's not helpful but he knows his shots will go in where everyone else just takes a "maybe" shot and when you are down, those shots don't help.
I hope they can close out the season decently, I don't care if they don't make the playoffs, I wish they would but the Lakers have only missed the playoffs once in the last odd number of years, so missing them this year, that can happen, and I will live with it.
Along with reevaluating their recruiting of players so people similar to Fields and Harden can be on our team, they need to get a good staff and I hope Nate McMillan can be talked into being a defensive coach. That would be helpful.
Final thing I would hope the Lakers could do is get a US wide XM channel for all their games, home and away, because listening to opposing teams' commentating during away games especially when they are losing adds more depression to the situation and really sucks any kind of enjoyment out of watching the game. Maybe the NBA can just do that for all 30 teams with XM, that'd be great.
That's it. That's what I think and how I feel. Yes, I know most of you are happy this is failing and that is fine, not like the Heat succeeded the first time and everyone REALLY wanted them to fail, so I'll live with this. Kobe has 3 years on him still, so he can still get 1 more ring, it's not impossible. In fact I honestly believe they'll win it next year, regardless of what I say right now because they have learned after one season and can only get better from this season. Plus, a team like this....has to win one before Kobe and Nash call it quits. They just have to. So whatever. Guess we just wait and see.