Updates from humanomaly Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • humanomaly 9:50 AM on May 1, 2013 Permalink  

    [youtube

     
  • humanomaly 8:51 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink  

    Tom Wong ROCKS, a round of applause/standing ovation deserved!!!

     
    • NBA4ever 8:55 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Remember Tom 6 years ago when I first started on the Times…..He made the best Lakers blog ours. Thanks Tom :good: :cheers: I’m passing it to you on the left hand side

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 9:02 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Here Here, I’ll toast to that. Great job by LT and Rose. :cheers: :good: :applause:

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 9:08 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Now that’s one thing I think we Lakers fans can all agree on! Yea LT!

      • AK27

        AK27 10:24 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Couldn’t agree more…the effort that goes into writing for and maintaining this blog as a place conducive for coexistence of diverse opinions, dissenting or otherwise, is much appreciated….likewise for all the passionate fans in here for their spirited and informative conversations…it makes the wins more enjoyable and the aggravation of losses a lil’ more bearable :thanku:

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy 10:59 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks guys for setting up this place. My first Lakers destination everyday.

    • EdwinG

      EdwinG 9:21 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      • EdwinG

        EdwinG 9:26 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Let’s give credit to Sean for his informative posts, he kept the ball rolling. :thanku:

    • EdwinG

      EdwinG 9:24 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Undoubtedly, Tom and Rose deserve a :rate:

    • trollman 9:48 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      thanks Tom :good:

    • mclyne32 10:12 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks Tom and Rose!

    • LRob (Director)

      LRob 10:51 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep yep…great job by LT and Rose. Thanks.

    • arliepro

      arliepro 11:11 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ditto to all of the above!!!!! You’ve helped us keep our sanity during an insane season. As they say in Wales, “Hwyl” (“Cheers”)!

    • Bay to LA

      Bay to LA 11:17 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Agreed, the setup here has been great. Informative articles, great discussions, and very little in fighting an drama during the rocky times of the season. None of the other boards have ever been able to accomplish this :good: Ive been so used to everyone just turning on each other once the Lakers run into trouble.

    • tate793

      tate793 12:58 AM on April 29, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Way ta go, Tom! Thanks for a great place to FANtasize! Enjoyed everybody’s postings.

  • humanomaly 8:31 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink  

    Hey game is replaying…Dwight’s first technical should have been a flagrant…he threw an elbow and connected??? Maybe shoulda been a flagrant 2/toss ????

     
    • EdwinG

      EdwinG 8:38 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Do you want to watch the Crucifixion twice?

      • humanomaly 8:48 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I wuz asleep til around 430….actually I would have watched the Crucifixion twice….I use “TheAntiCrust” as handle/ email elsewhere…Google “Dilbert cartoon, ant-crust”…. I say “I don’t like crust on my bread or in my bed!”….LOL, EdwinG …game is playing, I’m just immobile, cortisone injections foot, knee and hips….

        • EdwinG

          EdwinG 9:40 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Well, if that is the case, watching the Lakers demise is like getting drunk alone and relieve from pain or taking a page in our time take M.J. and get to the next world. LOL!

          • humanomaly 9:54 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            EdwinG, “…getting drunk alone and relieve pain”… alcohol to relieve pain when there’s hydrocodone??? or codeine??? Alcohol just adds a little spice to the whole equation, as well as benzodiazepines, or other “stuff”. All HMO provided. Not alone, so yes, into 2nd bottle of wine, good chatting with you EdwinG….(warning: anytime they try to pigeonhole you into saying you’re depressed, don’t let them do it”…

      • humanomaly 9:58 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        BTW, my pic…is from a moment I was told “do something” when a friend was taking a picture….she said “what was that?” Told her “it was my re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus, let’s talk Stigmata”, I have a few versions taken in various places, beaches, Europe, Canada, San Francisco, Oregon Beaches….I’m boring….

        • EdwinG

          EdwinG 10:08 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I love the Oregon Coast especially cooked crabs (no relations to LeCrab), lobsters and shrimps eat them at the beach on a clear day which is seldom. We love travel and meet people and also met Laker fans at the top of Gibraltar because they saw me wearing a Laker shirt which I bought at LA Street (they thought it was expensive), I have not been in Holy Land afraid of being trapped on economic, political and being at the wrong place and the wrong time. That has been our life since we retired. Save and travel before our time expires.

    • Magic Phil

      Magic Phil 9:32 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dwight is desperately in need of Kareem’s help. When I see the replay of one of his calls, I feel embarrassed. He uses his arms like LBJ, or even worst, clearly pushing his guy away…tsc, tsc, tsc…

  • humanomaly 6:52 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink  

    Don’t “read too much into” this now past season…

     
  • humanomaly 6:42 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink  

    D’Antoni’s shirt has the flared collars that Riley always wore….LOL

     
  • humanomaly 6:38 PM on April 28, 2013 Permalink  

    Classy comments by Popovich!

     
  • humanomaly 9:28 PM on April 26, 2013 Permalink  

    [youtube

     
  • humanomaly 11:34 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink  

    [youtube

     
  • humanomaly 10:39 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink  

    OK, assuming not PJ, who would be the next (best/available) coach to fill in the current void?

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 10:41 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wanted Nate McMillan from the beginning, not PJ.

    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 10:42 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Problem seems to be who will we have as players next year?

    • humanomaly 10:43 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Come on peeps, I want opinions!!!

      • PurpGoldsincediapers 10:46 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Let’s go with a Zombie Wooden.

        It fits into the Nuclear confidence of fan morale for the Lakers.

        • humanomaly 10:49 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Those are not “true Laker fans” those are bandwagon fans…any votes for B Scott?

          • KB Blitz 10:51 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            No more retreads.

            Cavalier fans were just dying to get rid of B. Scott just as much as Knicks fans were for D’Antoni (although it was split between Melo and D’Antoni then….now it’s Melo for sure).

            • humanomaly 10:52 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              Blitz…and your choice?

            • KB Blitz 10:56 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              Jackson->Shaw->Rambis (yeah retread but close to the team, much more than Scott). Or even a Van Gundy even Stan would be much better despite his past relations with Dwight.

              Reason why D’Antoni never made it to the big dance.

            • humanomaly 10:59 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              Blitz, we concur…I’m assuming u mean Jackson would b your choice with Shaw as top asst, Rambis right behind?

            • KB Blitz 11:03 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              That would be the order.

            • PurpGoldsincediapers 11:05 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              Yeah that is not retread. Its refried retread.

        • KB Blitz 11:08 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Colonel Sanders>>.>>>>>Potato Head+Pringlesx10

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 10:47 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Okay, okay, Pat Riley!

        • humanomaly 10:50 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I think ownership issues, but heck…I’d swap Jim Buss for Riles

          • PurpGoldsincediapers 10:55 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            You want a big name? You want Lebron?

            If you got balls you throw $50 Mil at John Calipari.

            His Dribble Dive Motion Offense ie Memphis Attack is the New Showtime.

            • PurpGoldsincediapers 10:56 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              Lebron loves John Calipari.

            • KB Blitz 10:57 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              Don’t know about college coaches. Rick Pitino won at Louisville but failed miserably at the NBA level.

              Even Tim Floyd did better in college than he did at the NBA. If he didn’t pay out gifts to OJ Mayo, would have been one of the best coaches SC had in a long time.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 10:59 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              Can’t recall a college coach who really succeeded at the next level.

            • PurpGoldsincediapers 11:00 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              Not saying its even realistic. But Lebron loves Calipari’s offensive philosophies

            • humanomaly 11:26 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink

              I got balls, so you’d have to outbid Kentucky, is it???? Would probably need $60-$70 million…..

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 10:55 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ken Reeves.
      If you can win a title with Goldstein & Salami getting major time then you must be good.

    • EdwinG

      EdwinG 10:55 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Jim Buss cannot be swapped at this moment or else the family will pay large estate taxes for Dr. Buss fortune. It is all in the Lakers as the trust fund. However, we distrust the new owner. LOL!

      As for Coach, if you want Showtime, hire the Showtime players as a whole. I still go for Big Game James as head coach, not yet tried but knows a lot of plays. Maybe the rest could support him from Byron, Coop, Rambis, Foxy and the Cap as assts.

      • humanomaly 11:07 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah, I was joking, Riley is too deeply rooted with Miami.

      • KB Blitz 11:09 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Even if Riley was available, Jim does not show the same loyalty that his dad shared with former players.

        • humanomaly 11:16 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Riley was not a former player during the Buss Monarchy…but getting off to a good start with 4 consecutive Finals appearances…. I don’t believe Jim Buss is aware of any former players, I think that horse incident messed up his memory….

          • EdwinG

            EdwinG 11:33 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Humanomaly, I say it is more of the Jim Buss ego that what his Dad accomplished is a piece of cake especially if Mitch is on his side. He tried to put his signature on the coaches and changes after PJ but it is a mess. No good scouting, the vetting on coaches was solely on his judgement while Dr and Mitch were just agreeing with it. Then comes the contracting of players, even if I like Kobe I do not agree with 30M for his last two years, it’s a killer to team’s resolve to surround him with good players, he could have extended Kobe to a longer period @ 20M only or give him some stocks like what he did for Magic. I think Kobe would agree if the sum total will be the same since it will allow him to defer taxes as well. If you have manageable cap and luxury thresholds then you could get 1st round draft picks through our recycled vets via trade. Well, now Lakers are immovable and static. It is also unconscionable to amnesty your Superstar and future hall of famer by going around his injury status and the CBA rules, it becomes a doctrine and the future will always refer to it as the Lakers blunder.

            Goodnite.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:15 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think what this team needs more than an X’s & O’s guy is a guy who can manage the personalities. That’s what the great coaches in this league do. Everybody on this level can draw up a play. But the real G’s are the ones who get everybody on board with the same vision & moving in the same direction. Part of the reason why you see a guy like Mark Jackson having success up north with absolutely no coaching experience. The exception might be Spoelstra, but he’s got big daddy Riles in the background keeping everybody in line.

    • humanomaly 11:33 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      • humanomaly 11:38 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Goodnight, thanks all….I usually kill threads…LOL!!! :drummers:

  • humanomaly 9:06 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink  

    Goodnight, Mr. D’Antoni!!!

     
  • humanomaly 9:02 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink  

    It’s “Lakers go down 0-2” Not “2-0”

     
  • humanomaly 8:16 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink  

    Yeah, Blake’s “chip” goes back to Maryland (vs Gilchrist) love that YouTube clip…

     
  • humanomaly 7:40 PM on April 24, 2013 Permalink  

    Wilt was a master at other activities as well…..

     
  • humanomaly 10:20 PM on April 14, 2013 Permalink  

    The team should have had Dwight practice with an overly-inflated basketball, that is dusty….his catching of “balls” is only slightly better than Kwame Brown’s skills were when he was a Laker, he’s probably better now than then…..

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 10:39 PM on April 14, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s funny, I can remember others having similar criticisms of Pau.

    • KB Blitz 10:40 PM on April 14, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      But Kwamay Brown didn’t average 17ppg+ did he? Or led the league in rebounding? Or be 5th in blocked shots?

      • humanomaly 10:48 PM on April 14, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        True, but Dwight could average even better if he caught and held onto balls better, being 6’8″-9″. He takes a bit long to establish post position to receive the ball, when he’s ready, he isn’t always as deep as a true dominating center usually is, if he is deep under the basket he’s hidden by taller defenders….I guess I just look at his game in comparison to that other center the Lakers got from Orlando….Shaq with his 330+ pounds, got whatever position he wanted and would be able to finish with multiple players hanging onto him, or pounding on him….I know, Shaq was “one of a kind”…. I was just focused on the “hands”….not the stats….Blitz, I respect your views always…..

        • KB Blitz 11:39 PM on April 14, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          D12 as the number #1 option in Orlando had had seasons averaging 20ppg+

          Bynum COULD crack 20ppg when fully healthy but even then could not approach 25ppg+ despite size and soft hands. He couldn’t duplicate Shaq diesel as you acknowledge as “one of a kind”

          Shaq is an almost unfair comparison. That’s like comparing big men to Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem. Dwight Howard is more in the mold of Bill Russell. But he’s not the scorer that Shaq was.

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 11:44 PM on April 14, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            If somebody could break Dwight of the habit of constantly bringing the ball down low for guys to swipe at it, he could lower his turnovers and get more shot attempts. That would increase his scoring by a few points. Won’t even mention the free throwing. It’s not outrageous to think he could average 25ppg.

            • KB Blitz 12:01 AM on April 15, 2013 Permalink

              I would like to know why Dwight’s free throws went down 10% since his 23ppg season. If he shot even at that much he would be close to averaging 19ppg as the 2nd option here in LA. and would have more wins…..

            • humanomaly 4:02 PM on April 15, 2013 Permalink

              he’s 6’8″, he’s not 7′ plus like Pau or Bynum!!!!!!!

          • humanomaly 1:39 AM on April 15, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Blitz, in light of the Lakers’ salary situation, and the level of play this season coming back from surgery and as #2/#3 scorer behind Kobe he was unable to break 20 ppg. Bynum had his injuries, his moods, Kobe, Odom (who would occasionally drop a 12/15 game now and then, a younger Pau. I think Bynum at his best in ways was a better center overall than a D12 at his best, but those moments of Bynum were rare…Shaq, I know is an unfair comparison to use with anyone, however, their common path to LA from Orlando, and their desire for max contracts is why I will put down D12, as I believe it would be a mistake to give him a max contract. For their careers, a quick glance Dwight averages 36.2 min/game, while Kwame averages 22.4 minutes per game….obviously Dwight is a better player but Kwame on the Lakers was not a team built around Kwame, while Dwight wishes the Lakers to be built around him. Orlando did have some strong players as well when D12 was there, even that player attached to that ugly mouthpiece, Jameer Nelson…and Hedo who I always wondered if he was the better all around player in Sacramento (Seattle???) years ago when he and Peja were pretty much similar players, except Hedo was more “Pippenish”….comparing D12 to Bill Russell is good, defensively, but offensively and transition game….currently it’s hard to do as Russell was so defensive oriented, and I believe pass/assist oriented…Shaq was truly a force, offensively and defensively when he wished. I suppose it’s hard to find the perfect center, but I could think of some centers that I believe outplayed D12 this season, and perhaps will in the future. Well maybe next year with changes, the team and D12 will play as well as he did in the past, either as a Laker or wherever. I’ve been a fan of the Lakers since around 1968, when I went to my first Laker game at the Fabulous Forum….I’m not an import that jumped on a winning bandwagon when convenient…btw, one of my favorite all time Lakers….Doug Christie, not exactly sure why….

    • p ang

      p ang 10:54 PM on April 14, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dwight is more Alonzo Mourning than Shaq.

      • humanomaly 11:05 PM on April 14, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        not this season, this season, obviously coming back from back surgery he was not his past self…will he ever be??? I think he looks less muscular in the arms and shoulders than in the past, and that’s not due to age as he is only around 26 yo, he should be physically peaking around now to 35, if he works at it…..smile less, have a demeanor like the athlete(football)/professional wrestler/actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson….yeah, I know……”roids” not “altoids”……

  • humanomaly 7:12 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink  

    I’m not into the CBA and trade rules, let’s do a sign and trade of D12 and filler, for KG and Rondo….

     
    • LakerTom 7:44 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can’t do sign-and-trade deals if you are a taxpayer. That’s why the Lakers are getting under the cap in 2014.

    • Magic Phil

      Magic Phil 7:51 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Rondo is a great PG…but he doesn’t have P&G blood, unfortunately.

      • humanomaly 8:36 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I believe he’s done a pretty good job in his time in the league, would just need a 2 GUARD or a multi-functional player like the long gone Odom (Lamar) to help with bringing the ball up the court, Kobe has shown how a 2 guard can run the offense, as he and Nash switched roles….I’d go for Rondo, as the other top guards are not available and the Lakers have neither the time or the picks to get one through the draft….Rondo makes $12 mill next season, if Boston would take, say Jordan Hill and MWP…….and draft picks…I know, not good enough….and they wouldn’t take Nash….this is just talking about straight up…..if for Garnett and Rondo, would have to throw Pau into the talks, and he would definitely unravel after 3 straight seasons of almost being traded….Speaking of Odom, Lakers should have brought back either one of these two, Odom, or Matt Barnes (10x diff in their salaries)…..so it would have been Barnes…wonder who he got peeved….

        • Magic Phil

          Magic Phil 10:49 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Nah, Barnes would have been a brick factory by this time. Playing for the Lakers is VERY hard. Way too much pressure. How many times we saw guys rocking the world playing for…let’s say ORL, and, when they put the P&G, they fail? Rondo has NO P&G blood. Not one of us. LeBronze too. Garnett, Perkins, Larry Bird…you just don’t see those guys playing with heart for the Lakers. Odom was a true Laker until he wigs out and demanded a trade.

          That’s the scenario:
          13-14: Same team, Kobe’s last shot
          14-15: Rebuild stage 1 -- Dwight + all the cap space in the world (plus last year of Nash, which might come in handy). Get the right players (young + somewhat-cheap, Jamal Crawford, Jeremy Lamb, Sefolosha…the menu is enormous), build a nice team around Dwight AND, for the PG position, GO WITH NASTHY OR WHOEVER.
          15-16: GET KYRIE IRVING!!!! He’s the next Mamba. I know, he got some injuries but so far nothing to raise a flag for. We’ll see.

          Gotta think the big picture.

          • KB Blitz 11:50 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Barnes would have been MUCH better than Ebanks for sure. He was the hustle dude though his role can be argued is diminished by Earl Clark.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:54 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Rondo would solve alotta problems with this team.
      Mainly, perimeter defense.
      But it doesn’t seem to be in the cards.
      Maybe in coupla years when his contract is up.
      Howard & Rondo on the same squad would be devastating defensively.

      • KB Blitz 7:57 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Horrible at the free throw line though. It would be endless Hack a Howard or Hack a Rondo

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 7:59 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        If you’re holding teams to 90 points, it won’t matter as much.

        • KB Blitz 8:08 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          What matters more is the coach and tempo.

          Thibs managed to create a defensive oriented team with an aging Hienrich, Marco Bellinelli, and Rip Hamliton at the guard spot. Luol can’t guard two other positions.

          Don’t matter how good Howard/Rondo is at defense if the coach is a defensive tard like D’Antoni.

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 8:10 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Who said anything about Dantoni being the coach?

            • KB Blitz 8:13 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              If the coach isn’t a smart defensive coach, it the amount of points given up would be higher even with a healthy D12 and Rondo.

              Don’t need to use D’Antoni. Could be Mike Brown who while is a defensive specialist is too dumb to make it happen. Or having Keith Smart and so forth.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 8:15 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              there aren’t very many coaches who ignore defense as much as Dantoni. unless you think Paul Westhead is making a comeback.

            • KB Blitz 8:17 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              It would be the same thing if the coach was Mike Brown. Defensive specialist. Horrible joke of a coach.

              Needed Lebron just to make him look good.

            • KB Blitz 8:18 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              It would be the same thing if it was Mike Brown.

              Can’t have a doofus of a coach either. And there are more of those than no defense D’Antoni.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 8:25 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              MB is a defensive mastermind compared to Dantoni.
              You wouldn’t need to be Thibbs to play elite defense with Rondo & Dwight on the same team.

            • KB Blitz 8:29 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              On paper yes Brown SHOULD be better than D’Antoni on defense.

              Was stupid to make it work though.

              Need a smart defensive coach to have Howard and Rondo work. If the coach is an idiot, not going to happen.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 8:31 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              Who said the coach would be a defensive idiot?
              Who’s making that argument?
              Oh yeah….your old buddy Mr. Strawman

            • KB Blitz 8:37 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              Read my words again:

              If you have an idiot of a coach (such as Brown) it won’t matter if it was Howard and Rondo.

              I’m not bringing the strawman argument. I simply stated the coach is just as important to defense as much as defensive players. Do you really think a coach like Keith Smart has the IQ to make a defensive team possible??

              Oh that’s right D’Antoni is the only idiotic coach on defense in the NBA.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 8:46 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              You win my man.
              Not gonna drag out this debate over a hypothetical topic any longer.

            • KB Blitz 8:50 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              I’m not saying you are wrong. You have a fair legit point. Howard and Rondo would be huge assets to a defensive team

              For the record Mongo I would consider a decent coach with the likes of Nate McMillian, Rick Carlisle, or Rick Adelman would be able to use them properly on the defensive side even though Adelman and Carlisle are more known for their offensive systems than defensive ones.

              You would agree that a team with an idiotic coach like D’Antoni and Mike Brown would negate the value of Howard/Rondo on the defensive side right?

            • humanomaly 9:23 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink

              as well, who said anything about a coach like Thibs being available….who is available, Nate McMillian????

          • KB Blitz 8:12 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Like I said it’s the coach who matters more.

            Doesn’t have to be D’Antoni. Could be Mike Brown who while is a defensive specialist is too dumb to make it happen. Or having Keith Smart and so forth.

            If the coach isn’t a smart defensive coach, it the amount of points given up would be higher even with a healthy D12 and Rondo.

    • humanomaly 9:31 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      just a statement, I’ve said it before, Mike Brown=defensive coach, strike shortened camp last season, spent this camp trying to install Princeton Offense…why??? Because he was trying to beat down the “bring back Phil, bring back TRIANGLE Offense” which he as getting tired of hearing…..was it the SHOWTIME that the Buss men wanted??? NOPE….So camp was focused on the Princeton, for some players they were probably lost, probably those who played the Triangle, they recognized similarities, of read and react…It was the Princeton attempt that cost Brown his job, as well as his reputation of long practices….(to some players, who didn’t like it). D’Antoni= offensive coach, with the right personnel….and that would be some other team, not the 2012/2013 Lakers…..Do you remember at the beginning of the season, when there were last minute huddles outlining Laker offensive plays, Brown was often on the fringe, and Eddie Jordan was doing the talking….I saw right there that the Lakers had an issue.

      • KB Blitz 10:00 PM on April 13, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Brown always did that in his huddles. When he was in Cleveland he made John Kuester lead the huddles then Mike Malone. When he first came to LA he had Quinn Synder then Eddie Jordan do it.

        Brown is simply not a head coach. Great assistant but is a totally moron.

c
compose new post
j
next post/next comment
k
previous post/previous comment
r
reply
e
edit
o
show/hide comments
t
go to top
l
go to login
h
show/hide help
shift + esc
cancel