Here is another question I want to asked you mr. Positivity.
If you go into a room and you see a bunch of people lying on the ground dead. And a scientist asked you to drink this potion and said the potion will make you become stronger and healthier, would you do it? Are you that positive that you will be like "Well he is a scientist so he knows what he is talking about. Nothing will happen to me. I am going to be stronger! yes!" Or would you question him seeing how dead bodies is touching your feet? That is the same thing that happening to the Lakers right now. There is nothing the lakers did that gave us a good feeling inside. More than 70% of Lakers fans are positive with MDA when he first get fired. Then we saw him coach and how he interact with players. Is it wrong for us to question the Lakers and be negative about mDA? Lakers have not shown us anything to say otherwise. We are all Lakers fans here. We all want one thing. It is to win. But if the Lakers put out a bunch of scrubs and just blindly tell us that this team will win a championship, is it wrong to question them? In your case no because that is negative. You will be like "great we have young legs now. We can run faster."
Its one thing to be positive and another thing to be in fantasy world. You my friend are Peter Pan.
There's a difference between being optimistic and being stupid.
You see there's very few people that are very partial with their opinions.
You have people that are overoptimistic.
People that will pick an argument just for the sake of it.
And people that are always negative and call themselves being "real" that talk down to anyone that has a positive outlook and refer to them as "homers" or "blind".
The thing is, this off-season the Lakers have done some things fans didn't expect, they had a pretty solid off-season.
What they were able to do with just the vets min and the mMLE should be commended, and the team got younger and more athletic and they signed Rambis and put together a solid staff thus far.
Those are all positive things.
Kobe is ahead of schedule, Nash is working like a madman, Pau is doing 3 a days. They got Nick Young, Wesley Johnson, Jordan Farmar and Chris Kaman. They've built the team very good in this off-season with what they've had as well as filling out positions three players deep where their most aged players are going to be. Two shooting guards to back up Kobe two point guards to back up Nash, both that can produce and be effective. We also got quicker along the wing as well and a good and viable backup center that also shoots 50% from mid range.
You don't just look at that and go "It's all useless and means nothing."
People thought the Lakers would be gone in the water once Dwight left, but considering the off-season thus far they've done a good job.
I'm gonna give credit for that.
Thing is most people won't let go of the fact D'antoni is still our coach and won't feel positive about anything till he's gone. To me that's not being "real" it's being stubborn.
That's being one of the bodies on the ground and then someone comes in with the antidote to cure your poison but you refuse to take it from him cause she's a brunette and you wanted the antidote from a blond and you wanted the antidote to be chocolate flavored.
So she runs off, dyes her hair, and comes back with a chocolate flavored antidote and you're about to drink it, but then you realize she forgot the whipped cream so you decide not to drink it. And she says "It will be fine without the whip cream. You'll be cured!" And you go "What do you know about chocolate with no whip cream? You're just being stupidly optimistic! If it doesn't have whip cream it's not gonna taste good end of story!"
THAT is true stubbornness that eventually becomes stupidity. Or perhaps one in the same.
There are people like fido who is VERY passionate about his team and will say what he feels but he always gives credit to front office moves, when he says he's interested to see how our team runs and matches up against other teams he isn't being stupidly optimistic just because he isn't saying "OMG WE'RE DONE FOR!!" he's being realistic about the positives and negatives he sees.
Other people on this site like our roster moves and think of ways they could be used for effectiveness.
They aren't being stupidly optimistic they are analyzing.
Just because their analysis chooses not to focus on every negative thing doesn't mean their opinion means less.
The problem is a few have shown up around here "lately" with a vendetta against optimism or any kind of positive analysis and talk down to anyone that sees hope in the team this year calling them stubborn, homers or idiots, and not even realizing their own stubbornness and idiocy in the opposite way.
Edited by Majesty, August 09, 2013 - 06:06 AM.