If the Lakers miss the playoffs
Posted December 13, 2012 - 06:08 PM
What happens to this team?... Does Dwight leave? Does Dantoni get fired? Does Kobe just out right retire? Will pau be here?... Does management blow it up? They are paying over 100 million and we are the highest salary team in the NBA. Next year Nash will be 39 years old heading into 40. I always said we had a 2 year window. The window on this first year is almost already shut.
This season has become disturbing on so many levels. I expected us to be on 5 and 10 game winning streaks every 2nd week, and talk about if we can beat OKC and Miami, instead we are here discussing the possibility that we may not even make the playoffs. What a season. Still cant believe we are 9-14
Posted December 13, 2012 - 06:13 PM
This place is amazing.
Posted December 13, 2012 - 06:17 PM
But chill the [expletive] out.
Posted December 13, 2012 - 06:59 PM
Here's what we have to do in order to put together a better team.
Either trade Gasol or Howard for a decent center/PF and a fast young point guard. Waive MWP. And get a decent young SF.
If we can get rid of MWP & Gasol, that will me like 30 Million cap space free, so we could attack free agency. Here's a list of players who will be available:
Most of them who are young and could re-energize this dead lakers team.
Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:42 PM
RIP Dad. I miss you so very much...
July 27, 2011 4:00 AM.
Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:45 PM
Edited by Nego, December 13, 2012 - 07:47 PM.
Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:55 PM
Start by beating the Wiz tomorrow, then bring back Paunaginst Philly. If they can steal a win there, then they can come home and get Nash back.
We may have one more ugly week, but things will start to turn real soon.
If not, we'll know and can focus on other things.
Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:57 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:01 PM
Pau, Artest will be gone. The only remaining remnants I would think would be Bryant, Howard and Nash.
And Massacre I'm usually one to tell people to calm down as well, but mathematically it's going to be very tough for this Laker team to get rolling in enough time to make that 8th seed. Hurts to say, but it's the truth.
If they need 50 wins to make the playoffs, they need to go 41-18 as of tonight. It's not as far fetched as you may want to think.
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:11 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:13 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:14 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:25 PM
"Love me or hate me it's one or the other. Always has been. Hate my game, hate my swagger, hate my fade-away, my hunger, hate that i'm a veteran, A champion, hate that. Hate it with all your heart, and hate that i'm loved for the exact same reasons." - Kobe
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:35 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:46 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:50 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:56 PM
Not every professional athlete has the passion for winning, If you want wrong, thinking they all do is just that - wrong.
Until this team shows that they do care about winning, blindly thinking they do is ridiculous. I see Kobe wanting to win and... nobody else. I see no person on this team get upset at losing, or even talk about being upset about losing. Al I see is a team that hangs its head, accepts tits fate and barely pushes on. There is no fight in this team. If you want to fool yourself into thinking there is, then have at it.
Problem is, until fans or someone calls these guys out for it, or they suddenly decide to give a crap, things will not change.
You can be competitive getting to the professional level, but a TON of athletes lose that edge once they get there. It's far more common for an athlete to get complacent and satisfied with simply being professional than it is to continue that want to win. This i why guys like Kobe are so rare.
It's not about throwing a "tantrum" on a forum. It's about having some kind of pride. I'm sorry if you misinterpret honest anger and distaste for a losing attitude that show no signs of recovering as a tantrum. This kind of passion, whether you want to call it a "tantrum" or not is what's lacking on this team.
Please prove to me that they're trying. I have yet to see it. They came into the season believing their press and expecting the league to bow down at their feet without a fight. Now hat nobody is doing that, they sulk and wind up in this losing spiral. This team has shown no fight or will to get out of it or become the team they should be.
Carpe Diem: To get to the 50 win mark they need to go 41-18 from here on out. I'd love to be wrong, but I don't see that happening. In the last full season (2010/11) Memphis had 46 wins and barely creeped into the 8th spot. So let's run with that instead. At 9-14 right now, the Lakers need to go 37-22. That's hoping that mark stays the same. With the way these guys play, that also, ain't gonna happen.
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