I'm not tripping over this. Laker fans expect perfection now matter what team is on the floor, so when you aim that high the odds of being disappointed go up.
Every year no matter what our record is we go on a losing streak and you guys want everybody on the team except Kobe traded. But once we win 5 in a row it all goes away.
Then 3 months later no one who checks our schedule often remembers any of this. This happens every single year, correct me if I'm wrong.
People are just frustrated, but reconstructing a team that made it to the Finals last season would be the stupidest thing to do as a GM.
Obviously, "making it to the Finals" is not our "end-game".
If we want to beat the REIGNING CHAMPS, we have to get BETTER and play BETTER than them. All of this "wait and see" is rubbish. We have as much or more talent than the Celts. Only problem is they are the better team.