^ if you think so.
Those teams never had a problem in effort.
This team has the opposite problem.they have the players and potential, but too many variables are inconsistent(Meeks,Pau and Jamison) the thing is we depend on these variables to be big difference makers. So the difference it makes depending if they have an on or off game, especially in the occasion Kobe has an off game.
Depending on Jamison, Meeks, Gasol who are our three most inconsistent Lakers. We'll go as they go, usually one of the three has to have a good game for us to win or have a chance. If all three suck on that particular day, we lose.
We need more "consistent" players and less hot/cold players.
For example: Meeks and Jamison both on, we blow out the Nuggets with ease and make them look fringe.
Meeks and Jamison suck: game like today.
Too many variables on this team are inconsistent types. If they can be consistent for 4 games in the playoffs we win. But the switch goes on and off.
And we don't have other players in their absense to switch in unless they have to play 40+ mins a night.
Example: Kobe, because of Meeks inconsistency.
Example(while Nash is injured): Blake, because Morris and Duhon aren't dependable.
While Pau was injured: Clark (Because Jordan Hill is injured)
See the pattern?
Edited by Majesty, April 07, 2013 - 01:41 PM.