Didn't Kobe say that Mike D'Antoni was an "offensive genius"??? Sounds like a couple jabs at Mike D.
Coach wanted to run like the showtime lakers and here we are with Kobe saying we're old and slow I wonder if D'Antoni had anything to say in regards to Kobe's comments.
D'antoni agrees when it comes to some of the older players and playing a slower pace but said the young players have "no excuse" for coming out flat especially after 3 days off and that even if the older players were starting slow to find their groove in the first half he'd like to know why there was no hustle from the younger guys in the 2nd half and our bigs.
I can only assume he's talking about Howard and Gasol because Meeks and Hill and even Morris were hustling. While Howard and Gasol were in fox trot mode.
basically D'antoni expects to play a slow pace with our starters out there and a halfcourt set. But when he has groups out there that consist of our young bench players he expects energy and spreading the floor.
The problem is that the centers that were in with the bench Gasol/Howard were doing absolutely nothing.
Our bench put in 30 points!!
They obviously weren't a let down.
It was our two big men that were a let down.
Edited by Majesty, January 03, 2013 - 01:14 AM.