You clearly said "Lately". And as of "Lately" it's been Kobe that's bailing us out. You're clearly singaling him out (we know you don't like him because you hate the fact that he's better than Magic Johonson)
Dwight Howard had his share of digging us in holes with his lack of effort.
Steve Nash with his on and off shooting.
MWP should be blamed for a lot of our struggles.
Pau Gasol and his pillow-ness like nature.
D'Antoni and his ego.
I am not talking about months ago when Pau was playing and D'Antoni had us playing terrible basketball. I am talking about now. Dwight has been playing fantastic so absolutely no blame goes to him. Steve Nash had a terrible night last night, so sure some blame can go to him. MWP always gets blame because thats inherent...hes atrocious. And how do you think you know me? Telling me that Kobe is better than Magic? Thinking I am some other forum member...get your head out of your ass. Kobe is the greatest Laker of all time and one of my favorite players ever, but that does not mean I am devoid of the ability to actually watch and observe key moments in the game. I have league pass and have watched every single Lakers game without fail for the past 3 years straight...and have been watching them longer than you have probably been alive.
But the fact is, Kobe makes some questionable plays, specifically in critical situations. He has had a huge amount of turnovers, that he even stated he had to pull off some miracle shots just to make up for. That is what I am saying. Of course he has to play hero ball, he has been making critical errors in the game that lead to that point, whether it is bad perimeter D, transition D or turning the ball over and taking questionable shots. His shot selection last night was abysmal for the most part, especially late in the 4th quarter. Yeah cool, I love it when he makes those miracle 3s, but that stuff is no championship or playoff basketball and Kobe knows it. Kobe has been our best player this year and in some ways he has been our worst (although I would still reserve that for MWP), but I say Kobe because he is SO influential in our offense and so absent on defense at times that he can swing the game in or out. Last night Nash and Howard had some great plays going with high PnR, but as the 4th quarter came down, Nash was forced to give it up to Kobe who never ran an offense.
Sorry but the truth hurts sometimes.