The talk on the radio then moved on to what this means for the Lakers franchise going forward. Because the guy we have looks like a shell of himself. He is not the "difference maker" we were all expecting and sold on. Everyone is obviously going to see how he looks as we finish the season rather than right now (obviously), but the point is that is something is up. Whether it is his health, his mental or emotional fragility, he is getting way too upset compared to everyone else on the team. Even Pau has handled things better than Dwight and Pau has been pure garbage this year.
Hopefully things turn around, Dwight gets healthy and we can make a viable push in the playoffs. But I would not necessarily bet on it.
Also, not a fan of the way Dwight has handled his frustration with teammates... he needs to become a more mature leader. See below:
Dwight and Nash had different takes on their little on-court dispute after McGee dunked ...
Steve was diplomatic:
"I think every single guard and big goes through a pick-and-roll could squabble over it every time the other team scores. I think that’s more just frustration because neither of us wanted him to score. That kind of stuff should happen. You should be pissed when the other team scores. That’s healthy."
Dwight kind of threw Steve under the bus:
"He was just explaining what happened, what he thought happened. Everybody makes mistakes."
"He just went for the steal and mistimed it and McGee went behind him and dunked the ball."
Edited by Calisupra2nr, December 27, 2012 - 12:23 PM.