A few days ago, Jerry West said the Lakers were ‘too old to play defense well.’ Many Laker fans weren’t too pleased with these comments, mainly because it came from a Laker legend.
However, not all were displeased. Phil had a few comments of his own, mainly agreeing with West’s comments.
“He’s right. We have to do a lot of things right to play defense the way we want to. Most of it is about controlling the tempo of the game. Some of it is about speed and outright speed. We’re not the fastest team on the boards. We can do it if we control things the right way.”
It’s obvious that the Lakers are aging. They have 10 players on the roster aged 30+ years. But could that be the reason they haven’t been playing championship level basketball? Are they pacing themselves, waiting for the playoffs to turn it up?
What do you think Nation? Sound off!