Brian Kamenetzky laid it all out after last night's loss:
I don't disagree with a word he said.
One thing I will say that he didn't say is that the level of panic in the Laker's fan base is utterly embarrassing, and gives every other team ammunition to claim that we don't know a damn thing about basketball, let alone winning basketball. Like rich kids who don't know how to take a crap without the maid wiping their ***** Laker fans are whining about what they feel they're entitled to when the whole point about the greatness of the franchise is that they earn their rings.
Suck it up, get your game face on, and stop believing that some last-minute addition to the roster that we bring in at the vet minimum is going to change the world.
I don't understand what people are worried about. Transition defense has been bad, but contrary to what many people on here are saying, it has little to nothing to do with age. It's been bad because we keep turning the ball over, the top 5 most athletic guys in league history would do just as bad in transition if they turn the ball over at the rate we did in the preseason. Reason for such a high number of turnovers: PRESEASON! Our turnovers will likely be cut in half once the season starts, the massive majority of our turnovers are unforced and stem from the careless play that occurs in the preseason.
what i don't like is when Lakers loose ball,opponents go fast on fastbreak like 3 against 1 it was even couple episodes when Kings was 5 against 1.....some Lakers player really lazy to get back on defense....Nash,Gasol,Howard,jamison really lazy to get back on defense
I have witnessed teams first hand start a season with either a new offense or defense and it not work in Phoenix. In these cases the mistake was not fixed until the next season. And wasting one season with this team could be really bad. Dwight might leave and Kobe/Nash have very little time left.
Anyway, the freaking out is pretty lame but questioning some things about the team is legitimate.
u dont got this.
Look at the majority of posts - look at what people are saying....
The only one worried about this season appears to be me....
I really dont care what anyone says at this point. No one can argue the facts. Here are the facts:
The Lakers starting 5 might be the oldest in the league. This means a higher likelihood of one or more of them getting injured at some point in the season.
Fact 2: Anyone that steps in to fill an injury SUCKS
The Lakers surely have one of the 3 worst benches in the NBA - possibly the worst. The secret to Lakers b2b recently was their bench. Lamar Odom, MBenga, Sasha, Farmar etc. OUr bench was young, athletic, and talented.
I'm not saying the Lakers are going to miss the playoffs or anything:
Im predicting they lose in 5 games to the Thunder in the WCF