The reason you didn't include my examples of your own posts is because you are deflecting here, since if you did, the rest of your post becomes invalid. Since you didn't, I will quote them for you and write out the reasons, since you want to be really clever about it...
Ok but here's the deal. If we sign Arenas, and he sucks, and then another viable PG option is picked up or traded away for cents on the dollar and we miss out....
Then this board will complain about how Mitch or Jim or anyone not named Kobe is to blame for getting that guy.
People really need to stop with the "he's better than Fisher so what is there to lose" fantasy basketball mindset. Think of it, whether you like it or not, in terms of whoever you get will be yours for the rest of this season and possibly next season too at minimum.
Was there a reason to bring Kobe into that conversation? In reality, no, because you can't speak for the whole forum and arrive at the conclusion that you did. How is Kobe relevant in the actual decision of the Lakers' management to bring in Arenas? He isn't, but you couldn't resist to take a snipe there.
Good to hear that from Melo. If we get any semblance of a reasonable true playmaking point guard, I hope Kobe says something similar.
It's only good for New York if Melo practices what he preaches.
How do you know Kobe won't be saying similar things? Oh, right, because you think he won't, because of the following...
No, it doesn't bother me or annoy me (yet) because it was true. He did scorch Kobe. And not just on one play, the entire game. It would bother me if Lin scored 8 pts, Kobe scored 30, but Lin hit like the game winner and beat the Lakers and then you saw "Lin scorches Kobe".
Wait, what? Jeremy Lin scorched Kobe the entire game? Were Blake, Fisher not responsible for guarding Jeremy Lin? You know... given how all three of them play the PG position, whereas Kobe is the SG?
Kobe doesn't make plays for others. He makes plays for himself, and then if that option isn't there for him, he looks for a teammate. That isn't being a playmaker.
Now you are just being intellectually dishonest.
But that's your forte.
Aren't you going to blame Mitch for signing Kobe to an extension worth $30M per year almost (and $32 million next year)? We've been bad ever since that extension kicked in and that extension makes it impossible to sign quality role players. Why would you credit Mitch for that extension, if we've been bad ever since it has kicked in?
So... the cause of the Lakers' less-than-stellar play is not because of some players' lack of skills and other players aging, but because of Kobe's contract
? That is rich, JGC, very rich.
Blake with Goudelock off the bench. Fisher in for a few mins here and there. If BlaGou isn't getting it done, Fisher can get the OK to play in the closing minutes. He's been more clutch down the stretch than Kobe the past two seasons!
Did you just pull that statement out of your anus? Please, provide some evidence to back it up.
I don't discredit Kobe, I criticize Kobe and if you hold him to the highest possible standard, higher than any other player in this league, then there is room for criticism there.
There is a difference between holding any player to the highest possible standard vs. having a standard based on arbitrary, irrational, or outright false criteria backed by highly subjective "reasons", if any at all.
Oh, and, please explain how Kobe doesn't make plays for others?
Your whole schtick is so transparent that it would have been funnier if it wasn't for how pathetic it is.