He's had that and Adalmen was a great coach. How exactly are Laker players any better role models as men than other guys? Production on the court doesnt make you a role model. We don't know what type of real personalities these guys have and from knowing enough about Kobe he isn't interested in mentoring/counseling and being a role model for anybody.
He's had all that stuff on 3 different teams, been the 2nd fiddle in Miami, pretty much able to let lose his first year in Minny and did well scoring wise and pretty much bombed out in PHX when they made him a focal point in the offense.
Again, Michael Beasley is 24 with I think 2 or 3 children. Kobe isn't going to "get him in line" or "put him in his place" as you guys would say. People just don't gain your respect b/c you are a great bball player. If Beasley is as big of an idiot as he's shown he isnt going to take direction from a coach like Pop either. I think if Beas was 19-20 still he could be helped but he's entering into his 6th NBA season. More than likely he is who he is.
I think what he needs is a change of scenery and a opportunity to turn around his career. The Lakers can give him the perfect situation - an opportunity to revive his career with a top organisation that can surround him with rolemodels and give him a specific role in the system that fits what he can do.
Edited by Jody Smokes, August 28, 2013 - 04:25 AM.