I told you I wasn't bashing Kobe...I just don't see how he fits with Nash. You can say they are working but they are 15-18. This team would be a winner with Steve Nash, Ray Allen playing Kobe's spot, and then Dwight and Gasol down low. Kobe makes no sense in a D'Antoni system, and makes no sense playing with Steve Nash who, without Kobe, could make Dwight Howard a flat out stud, if those two were the focal points of the offense rather than Kobe.
There is a reason why Michael Jordan never had a point guard and Pippen was the point forward...guys like MJ or Kobe need the ball, need to be the focal points, and definitely don't need a Steve Nash at PG.
It makes no damn sense.
The Lakers would be a 3 or 4 seed without Kobe...maybe the same without Nash. The two of them together? It's a conflict. They have conflicting styles, both need the ball to be effective...sure, Nash can set up Kobe and whatever but that's now what they are meant to be. Nash should be running the pick and roll with Howard and penetrating to kick out to badass shooters like a Ray Allen. Pairing him with Kobe made no sense from the get go...
Perhaps the fact Dwight has been a bit underwhelming is the reason I was right about the Lakers, but I said preseason when this all went down on my Facebook that the Lakers were going to bust big time this year. Team made NO SENSE on paper, despite all of the "star" power.