Our defense is much improved over last season, Real Deal. I didn't twist your words. They were your words.
Here's an example: "We don't underestimate anyone, we just lose to them for the same reasons we lose the other games, and it's been that way for 1 1/2 years now."
I have a question. When do we lose? We've lost 3 games to teams with records under .500 all year. We've lost 9 all year. 42-9. That's right, on pace to win 68 games (although I think we'll lose tonight). Joel Meyers, who I'm not a fan of at all, basically said that there's no way he would have predicted this great record at this point in the season. Frankly, I predicted we would have a great record like this. I wish I had my takes from my old forum. So Real Deal, tell me, what is all this losing you're talking about? I get it, when we lose, we lose in the same manner. How about when we win? When we let teams back in the game after a big lead, how many have we coughed up for losses? One? Two? Have we not improved in that area? Why must you focus on the negative?
You just can't handle a rational, appreciative fan. You prefer the whiners.
By the way, I have already won this debate. 42-9. SCOREBOARD.
If the scoreboard shows you winning because we have more wins than losses, I guess you've been victorious for a while, even last season
I've posted on many other team boards, not just a Lakers board, so I could recruit for my site. I was actually on a Suns board two years ago. You know what? They had appreciative fans. What's funny about that? Many of them were saying, "Man, we have the best record in the West, just appreciate that and MOVE ON!"
I laughed, chuckled a bit.
Phoenix hasn't done anything. Ever.
At the beginning of the season, the Lakers were blowing teams out. Why not now? Are we getting tired, or just coasting? Maybe that's the excuse. And no, we stopped blowing teams out while we still had Drew, so don't go in that direction.
The most annoying thing about any sports franchises are the Mr. Positives, the fans that think that their team has little to no flaws, the ones that "smell championship" and think that almost every player on their roster is valuable. Now, for fans of that particular team, it's probably the opposite...but if you think about it, why would ANY fan of that team want to hear the negatives in the first place? It only upsets them.
I don't get upset when I hear negatives, as long as they are true. The coaches talk about the negatives. You said you play basketball (or used to), right? Have you ever played for a team? What coach praises your team play more than he criticizes it? If you give me one, he's not a smart one.
You get your praise when you raise the trophy at the end of the season, when you prove to everyone that you made vast improvements after being destroyed by almost 40 in the final game of your last season. Yeah, it's nice to put us first in the power rankings. It looks good, sounds good -- and we deserve it. It doesn't mean that we are flawless, though...and if the players on this team believe it, they'll continue to play like they are now, and when it comes time for a grueling seven-game series, inconsistencies will be exposed the most.
As far as all of this goes, I'm seriously done with the debate. All you want to hear is how great this team is. All I'm telling you is that you heard all of that last season, and look where it got us.
First of all, consider the source. You. Therefore, by default I won the debate. I didn't know we were still talking about last year. From what I'm gathering from you Lakers "fans," nothing about this year matters about this year. It's still all about last year. Oh well, fools will be fools!
Nobody is personally attacking you in this topic, so don't do it to lakerfool.