O.K. no knife.
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.
Exactly whAt I'm feeling I hate people saying oh we're giving up we are not true fans. It's anger guys, distaste and total unhappiness with what we are seeing... When you have expectations of a team rolling out the gates and you get this crap product out on the floor you think to yourself... Wtf?
I don't need to sit here analyzing the crap out of every game. I see bad basketball and bad results which equals a lot of losses. Things have got to change.