7cody wrote:Jacks, if you think Kobe played great defense all year, including the playoffs, then I can honestly know for certain that you have very poor basketball knowledge. I will stop trying to convince you of that, however, but I know it with certainty. That's absurd.
Also, Bynum being in his sixth year is irellevant. He came into the league as a high school scrub that was drafted entirely off of potential and size. He's huge and has very nice genetical advantages if you know what I mean. Long arms. He was the perfect mold. At this stage in his career, he is now extremely skilled and could score for us efficiently, if we let him. He alters the game just by being there. I just think we should, you know, quit ignoring our second best player. That's all. I don't think Bynum >> Kobe, not even close. I also don't think Bynum is the best center in this league. But he can dominate. I'd be frustrated if I were him, hes sacrificing personal glory and success at the moment and trying to just focus on defense
You think a SG is the cause of the Lakers poor defense and I'm absurd? If you knew anything about basketball you'd know that defense has far more to do with the coaching scheme and front-court than it does with whatever the SG is doing. Again, the defense is a team thing and the entire team made consistent mistakes on that end. Calling out just Kobe is just retarded.
As for Bynum, sorry, but your excuses are silly. EVERY great player/big-man in history has shown his greatness and established themselves as GREAT by their sixth year and often sooner. The idea of Bynum being better than Pau is absurd at this point. Pau may have stunk it up this series, but he's still a 19/10/60% TS player. We've never seen Bynum do anything even close to that over a season and until he does he's a role-player. Period. His "potential" means nothing until he actually does something. Period.