Originally Posted by Peyton's Princess
notice how I didn't give you a scenario in which I think they'd be good with Kobe on the team?
I am a known Kobe hater. I think he's overrated and the most overrated considered closer to ever lace up tennis shoes.
However he's a damn good player and could be a damn good player on the right team with the right supporting cast. Trade him to Boston for Paul Pierce.
This team? As soon as they signed Steve Nash it made no sense. The only way Kobe would work is if he started shooting 40% from 3 and totally took a backseat and just became a spot up shooter. That's not his game.
It was a ****ing retarded signing. They should have traded for Howard like they did...AND GOT PHIL JACKSON.
That was the only way this team was going to work. Phil could have reached Howard.
and Phil never would have been dumb enough to let them sign Steve Nash unless Steve Nash decided he wanted to be the new Steve Kerr and not be a PG anymore (which is plausible since Nash is every bit the shooter Kerr was)
I'll agree about Phil. The coaching situation is by far the biggest problem.
D'Antoni isn't a coach players embrace. That's what the Lakers needed.
I think the adjustment is that Kobe has never really played with a really good PG besides Van Exel and he was only there for Kobe's first 2 years.
As for Howard, he's either going to have to change how he handles situations, or he has to be gone.
If the Lakers could get Kevin Love for him, do it if he can't give Kupchak a verbal commitment. I don't give a shit about the 6-8 week timetable for him to heal.
The whole Gasol situation is another disaster.