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Of the Lakers' core, who has been the biggest let down?


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Poll: Biggest Let Down (58 member(s) have cast votes)

Of our core, whos been the biggest disappointment on our roster?

  1. Kobe (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Pau (8 votes [13.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

  3. Dwight (41 votes [70.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.69%

  4. Ron (8 votes [13.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

  5. Nash (1 votes [1.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.72%

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#21 Nak

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Dwight Howard AKA The Nightmare.

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#22 fozi

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 10:28 AM

No one voted kobe ??


I don't think anyone was the "biggest disappointment"

#23 Massacre

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Pau









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Dwight Howard

Not fair to put D12 on this list coming off a serious injury but he has been lightweight disappointing at times. Even at 75% he is capable of doing more and trying harder at times.

He's over using his injury as an excuse for his poor games, which he shouldn't be doing even if its evident. He's out in the media discussing how it takes time, how he wasn't supposed to be playing until January. He should have a no excuses mentality.

If you play, give it all your effort. If not, then sit down and get 100%. Don't half ass it and then say "but Im not 100% yet, everybody needs to be patient." Bull[expletive]. Even at 3/4 full health he is the best Center in this league. Play like it.
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#24 Real Deal

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 03:45 PM

Pau was asked to play differently? That's no excuse. Dwight isn't getting the ball every single time down the court, like he did in Orlando. Nash isn't running his offense anymore. Kobe is now having to pass much more than he expected, hasn't had a 30-point game in 14 games (which is the longest streak of his career since 2000).

Everyone's roles were going to change when this team was put together. That was a given. Gasol was asked to shoot more threes? He has shot 26 all season long, in 36 games...under an average of one a game. They aren't turning him into Ray Allen.

Since 2009, Gasol has been stepping out and shooting 16-footers. He was asked to post up more just this season, and while it's assumed that Dwight won't allow that, Gasol won't post up even when Howard is sitting on the bench.

Gasol hasn't used injuries as an excuse? Yes he has, an injured hammy and having to play with his injured foot all season long before the tear. Not only that, but age also seems to be a factor, and that's what people are using against this team.

But old teams can still get to the Finals, says the 2011 Dallas Mavericks and the 2010 Boston Celtics...as long as they know how to play old.

Gasol has had so much flexibility in this offense, asked to play 2-3 different ways, and he couldn't pull it off until Kobe was spoon-feeding him as the second option. Well, unfortunately, we won't win with Howard and Nash deferring to Pau Gasol, so the disappointment is that he's not able to play the role he SHOULD be playing for this team.

#25 Cj2008nw

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 04:02 PM

Nash would be the Second Biggest Let down

#26 Alpha Four

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Posted February 13, 2013 - 01:33 AM

Pau and MWP.

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#27 LakersGAFan

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 04:21 AM

So far 70% of LN thinks Dwight has been the biggest let down. More than I anticipated.

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#28 Mumford

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 08:14 AM

MDA.

#29 True Lakers Fan

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 09:02 AM

So far 70% of LN thinks Dwight has been the biggest let down. More than I anticipated.


it's not fair, dude been coming off MAJOR Back Surgery

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#30 Busty Bluth

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Kobe's leadership/ inability to find balance between shooting 30 times then being too passive.

Pau injuries/ inconsistency.

Dwight's injuries/ immaturity.

Ron's shot selection/ losing defensive steps.

Nash's leadership/ inability to get a MDA offense clicking.





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#31 BasketballIQ

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 10:54 AM

I thought when we were totally healthy(except Nash and Blake) Pau AND Jamison were horrible. HORRIBLE.



There were times where we didn't have a PG, and we also didn't have a PF as far as I'm concerned.


Everyone who says Howard is talking from a purely emotional point, based mainly on media speculation.

#32 MAMBA24ILL

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 02:46 PM

Heck, everyone! Everyone for being all seasoned vets, champions, and/or MVPs but still not being able to gel together.
Without chemistry, you have nothing. But 3 coaches & multiple injures also added to this letdown. With this squad, they should be a 4th or 5th seed.

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#33 lakersince75

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 02:47 AM

Nash has more turnovers this season than ever!! I can't hate on Dwight. He can't control having these real deal injuries. At least he's trying to play through some serious stuff. Let's all see what happens after the AllStar break. If it doesn't get much better then blow this disfuntional crap up!!

#34 lakersince75

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 03:00 AM

Kobe's leadership/ inability to find balance between shooting 30 times then being too passive.

Pau injuries/ inconsistency.

Dwight's injuries/ immaturity.

Ron's shot selection/ losing defensive steps.

Nash's leadership/ inability to get a MDA offense clicking.

I agree. We also need Derek Fisher in our locker room. Did anyone notice 4 of these 5 are old as hell and from a turnover and defensive standpoint they play old??

#35 Drazard

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 04:27 AM

D12, he lost his mentality for the game, he just want to end the season.

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 07:49 AM

Dwight Howard is a piece of crap.
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