Jerry West was right. Two dominant bigs just don't work together. Especially when your SG demands the ball more than them. More than often their minds will check out because they think they are hot [expletive], this is specifically for Bynum who thinks he should be acknowledged since he had a healthy season. The whole attitude is based on that. Well guess what Bynum, you left your team in first 4 games because of selfish reasons, because of you Lakers lost 2 games against Houston, had to fight without you, because of your selfish reasons. At this point though, I won't say keep one and send the other. Whoever stays will feel like threatened, and won't have any support. So I say ship'em both.
Jerry Buss, Jim, and Mitch probably had talked this before. Who do we go after Kobe? Can Bynum really carry this team? Well can he? I don't think so. He's not a leader. His actions on and off the court didn't leave any indication that he would want that responsibility. To me he's more into 1. stats 2. money. And actually they go hand in hand if you're skilled enough. But mentally he's weak. And that's the key. We often criticize Dwight for not pushing enough, not dominating the game like he's supposed to, but I don't remember a game he was disinterested in. Maybe after he challenged his guys to step up, for one game. That's it. Dwight is a leader, he wants to win NOW. As much as I don't approve the drama around him, on the basketball court the guy gives his all on defensive end, and offensive end as much as his skills allow him. I don't know if Dwight would want to come to LA, but we should try it if he's healthy. And Gasol should be sent for some good role players, maybe young prospects. This team needs a 6th man off the bench badly. This year, maybe, the biggest reason we're struggling is because of that. I think Mitch will be a wolf and go hunting on draft day. There will be many opportunities he can go after. Maybe next year we'll be contenders from start to finish and play like true champions with heart and passion. Who knows how many years Kobe got in tank.. we gotta deal with this quick and smart.
Sucks we wasted a year of elite Kobe.05/06/07/12 4 years have been wasted for Kobe. Woulda had atleast 6 rings by now. But we failed to put pieces around him.