If Mike D’Antoni ever deserved some kind of award for his performance as the Los Angeles Lakers head coach, he earned it yesterday.
As the Lakers took their final preparations to the game at Memphis, D’Antoni had the quote of the year. He said that he believes the Lakers are an “All-Star Team”. But, not in a good way.
Here’s what he had to say about his team (via Yahoo!)
We’ve got an All-Star team. Have you ever watched an All-Star Game? It’s God-awful because everybody gets the ball, they go one-on-one and then they play no defense. That’s our team.
If you think that’s enough ripping of his own men, D’Antoni saved some extra salty words to his squad for his meeting with the media after the loss to the Grizzlies.
I do think they played as hard as they can play. That’s what’s scary.
So, what do you think, Laker Nation? Has Mike D’Antoni gone too far? Or does he have the rights to express his opinions if he truly feels that way?