First off, we don't even know how kobe will be once he return from his injury. I don't even think this team is capable of making the playoffs. Who's gonna the anchor the defense? We lost dwight and metta who are the best defender in our team last year. Kobe is not the elite defender he use to be. Then you also have Nash who is probably one of the worst defender in NBA. Do you really expect Gasol and Kaman to anchor the defense? Both soft and sucks at playing Defense. You add nash's defense to that and you get a dunk contest from the other team. We are not even including our great coach who HATES the word DEFENSE.
Imagine if we make it to the playoffs and we get match up against OKC. Who's gonna stop Durant and Westbrook? You expect nash to cover Westbrook? What about Durant? we don't have metta anymore. Once westbrook drives to the basketball after beating Nash who do you depend on stopping him? Gasol?
But think what ever helps you sleep at night.
yeah Kobe is so far ahead of schedule he's doing 40 foot dives in shoes 2 months before training camp starts and could likely be back in training camp or pre-season considering where he's at now.
Wonder when the "We don't know how Kobe is gonna return" talks is gonna cease cause it's getting weaker and weaker as time goes on.
Does he have to do a 360 dunk in practice first?
Or will the talks become "It's not in a game. We still don't know how healthy Kobe is."
You're starting to sound like ESPN that said Dwight would be back by January when he was already working out with the team in October
Larry Bird came back from two achillies injuries by the way and still averaged 20/8/6
So If Kobe is already running and doing something dangerous like a 40 foot dive FEET FIRST when is this whole "well we don't know how Kobe will come back" talk gonna cease?
Seems like your argument is full of hate and you're grasping at whatever you can to not have faith at all in this team and yet are treating anyone that does like they are delusional.
Tell you what, we'll keep watching the Lakers dedicate themselves in camp with our new defensive coach that was hired by a guy who HATES defense and watch Kobe doing 40 foot dives feet first and seeing progress, while you sit on the sidelines questioning dedication and whether Kobe is gonna come back healthy refusing to see what's right in front of your eyes
Whatever helps you sleep at night
Edited by Majesty, August 31, 2013 - 08:12 PM.