sure as a pickle
No way man!! Game over man!! Game over!!
The only difference is that I saw this coming pre Dwight trade and knew for sure after watching them in preseason.
There is an old saying about happiness being tied to expectations. IF your expect to be a billionaire and you only make millions, you feel like a failure. If you would be super satisifed making 50K a year and you make 150K instead, you feel like a major success.
This fall for the Lakers is so far because of the unrealistic expectations that everyone prematurely put on this team (Some continue).
MY expectations were for this team to lose the WCF. If they muster up the courage and get to the finals I will be over the moon
Okafor is the next Duncan
You guys are all lucky! I live in Arizona and am still in high school and everyone here is a Suns fan so you could imagine how much **** I get for the Lakers under performing. It's all good I rep the Lakers every day no matter how hard this is to watch. As Dwight Howard and Pau get healthier, and the more games we fight through, we'll improve. I believe we can make the playoffs as possibly a 7 seed but hopefully by then we'll all be clicking. Lakers don't need new people, a new coach, just a new mindset. A killer mentality. I want to see Kobe flash that mamba face when he's in beast mode and the team is feasting on other teams. I guess we'll just have to be patient until we see such things but I can understand how many people have already lost their patience.
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These last two losses lead me to believe that the Lakers do in fact "flip the switch" at times. Their hearts and minds are not set on playing as a team or towards a particular goal. They almost look like they are sandbagging it regularly and showing up for paychecks. We lost Gasols heart after we tried to trade him and the situation is only going to get worse. They need to clean house with the bench and get some post rookie contract guys who know their roles as contributors to a team. If I had my way, the Lakers send out Gasol + anyone their dumb enough to take not named Jordan Hill for David Lee and fillers with Klay Thompson and Carl Landry being ideal but unlikely.
Id love the lakers to play Pau more as a Point Forward and have be a fascilitator. Howard is at his best playing under and close to the rim. He'd get so many easy looks with back tossing passes to him. That leaves Nash Kobe and Metta on the arc ready to knock down a 3 pointer if Gasol kicks it out or slash to the basket. We are too old to run like D'Antoni wants. We need more of a set offense... Let the 2nd unit who are younger and more athletic play the run and gun game
Fire Mike D!!!!!
For the life of me I cannot understand why he's still there and I cannot understand how Hill.has not earned himself the starting spot over Pau. Im embarrassed for Pau watching him play. He might need to simply retire and call it a career.Originally Posted by Iceman_9:24963565
Pau is not done. If you want to blame anyone you should blame the Lakers Front Office for allowing Gasol and Bryant to play oversees in the Olympics.
Gasol has tendinitis and planter faciitis and he was allowed to play the entire offseason? what the ****?!
What was the excuse last season, i defended Pau his first 4 years in LA but its obvious since the 2011 playoffs his career is at a downfall lets see 3 for 18 from the field for a 7 foot player