Kobe is Kobe, you will get him to ball as long as his hands and knee allow no matter the system (i think that was the buss thinking) especially when he can get his own shot off the dribble, which is the biggest contrast to Nash being back and him being out. Nash has slowed the clock and gets burned on D worse than Morris or Blake. And Kobe was able to actually give himself the ball on the block by dribbling there while Nash misses the feeds (Shaqs complaint in there time together, even jabbed at him that Kobe fed him the ball better)Jim Buss decided for the Los Angeles Lakers to hire Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson largely out of a concern that the triangle offense would have pushed Steve Nash out, according to sources.
Buss thought hiring D'Antoni would trigger the Lakers' offense by reuniting him with Nash.
"The way this turns out," one league source connected to the hiring process said, "you've chosen not only Steve Nash over [Pau] Gasol, but maybe over Gasol and Dwight [Howard]."
If the Lakers had hired Jackson, the offense would be running through Gasol, Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant in the post.
But yeah it was a dumb decision because of Melo. Dantoni didn't want Melo, one of the best post up Fs in the league posting the ball, and tried to force him a square peg, while Woodson is too smart.
Phil would have made Nash what he should be, Steve Kerr or Derek Fisher to the tenth power. H would have used is sharp shooting and hid him defensively as a funneler. Having Nash use his shot and not try to be pnr guy like now with a team of post players would lead to better floor balance. That floor balance leads to les run outs and less long rebounds. It also maximized Kobe, Pau, Dwight, and MWP on O and better on D. They would be less exploited covering for Nash or Pau by the way Phil would have them funny and tilt the floor in a quasi zone behind a man defender like Kobe or Metta
So yeah it's a shame they chose Nash, a pg who has never gotten out the conference with all stars who fit him and a system that maximized and catered to him. It really is when you look at how he struggle with one post guy in Shaq. The past is there for a reference. The reference is Nash can't feed a post player right, the team LA constructed ideally would start 4 of them, Dantoni struggled to incorporate both Melo and Shaq to he quit both times because posting them broke his O, and did I mention Nash and Dantoni ain't never won their conference let a ring
It was a silly dick measuring contest with Phil, and like in 04, Phil has whipped his out and smacked Jerry and Jim across the face like their name is Jeanie to prove once again he's the better man and basketball mind. They just need to chuck that **** up and apologize. They let bs go over winning and need to be checked because they are losing and looking baboons because they didnt respect Phil or his style, and its karma ***** slapping them for Shaw, for DFish, for Lamar, for Phil, for Lester, and for all the assistant coaches they link slipped before the last playoff run started.
Nash wouldn't be maximized, but he would be a better fit by maximizing the others on both sides the ball, maximizing a pace, maximizing floor spacing, maximizing rebounding position, maximizing rotations, and maximizing a funneling/tilting D all of which Phil is known for and won. 11 rings and went to 13 finals by doing in the nba