your ability to go to stat sites impresses me. I see you dont understand the team concept. I forgive you, most dont. Most see the game as a group of individual match-ups. Those are the same people who say Paul Pierce and Posey defended Kobe so well. Or the same people who will say Walton did an incredible job on Lebron. Stats are misleading in a number of ways. Of al the players you named none were the most Dangerous players on their teams. I dont expect to contain Wade, and not expect the other guards to have above average nights.
And i am not cocky, i just know B-BALL. And the STATS dont tell the story. I would love to see Rambis' plus/minus. Let alone Horace Grant's.
I'm not saying I know MORE than anyone else, but when I hear certain comments it makes me feel like people dont pay attention the THE ACTUAL GAMES. I think Fish is the best defensive point guard has had since Hunter, he fights through many screen, he draws charges(most in the league) and offensive fouls on pick and he beats up guard on the ofensive end. No he's not J-Kidd in his prime, but he is a damn good point guard and i am sick of the nit-picking and whining when we are in GREAT TIMES. I mean this is the time to cheer, not spew hate
Just because we are winning doesn't mean we don't have problems. You should've learned that last season.
Fisher fights through screens and draws charges very well? Wow man, so does Steve Nash, who is a pathetic defensive player.
First off, you go and tell me I don't understand the team concept, then you tell me that Luke Walton (of all people) defends LeBron well? Do you not understand that Luke Walton would get destroyed by LeBron? LBJ is faster, stronger, and more athletic, and it's not even close.
You are suffering from "we-are-doing-good syndrome." When we do good, you don't see anything negative, and you don't want to hear anything negative. Fisher is a good defensive point guard? What the hell are you talking about? There isn't a single professinoal NBA analyst that would agree with that. Walton a good defensive player? Jesus Christ, man...wake up. Where were you at when no-name players were dropping career-highs on Walton? Did you not realize that I was naming average point guards, along with the superstars? ANY guard can get his on Fisher.
The Lakers are not perfect. The Lakers are not perfect. The Lakers are not perfect. Wins don't translate into perfection. I don't know how many more times it has to be said. You don't like the negatives? Good. But if you're going to call me out and tell me I don't know my basketball, after all the years of playing and the two of coaching, me covering all 30 teams as a writer and watching almost every game of every team for the last three years, then you might wanna open up your eyes a bit more or take off your Lakers glasses.