FANCY FREE, AND PITCHY TOO……………………….WTF?
Wait what about “Rolling Stone Soup”, “Dennis the Menace 2 Society”, “Rihanna & Charlie Brown”, “Baby Blues Suede Shoes”, and “Dagwood & Debra Harry”?
I can’t watch this without my knees getting all shaky, can you? It’s an old one but worth another look. Enjoy
Why beating the Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden was a bad thing?
The real problem with the Lakers hanging in there to pull out a victory in Portland the other night is it gives D’Antoni reason [as delusional as it is] to believe his small ball run and gun system is a winner. Offensively on the rare nights that the 3’s are falling he appears to be right. But at the defensive side of the floor this approach can abandon you faster than the Road Runner sprints past Wylie Coyotte!!
So if you watched the Lakers stumble around the next evening at Staples Center against a New Orleans team that had just lost eight in a row. Then you could see what I am talking about. Wesley Johnson as a stretch 4 may spread the floor to D’Antoni’s liking, but trying to guard actual real power forwards in this league, is like Billy Barty trying to block the plate against Dave Parker.
While coach D is slobbering all over himself thinking Johnson is the next coming of Shawne Marion, the Lakers hardest worker on the floor [Jordan Hill] is buried on the bench. Maybe he could’ve slowed Anthony Davis down just a little bit? As is proved out year after year during the playoffs, this small ball approach is not conducive to winning a trophy, and neither is Coach D.
His bench is a proverbial bone yard for Bigs in this league. He just doesn’t respect the position or low post back to the basket kind of play whatsoever. Once again I say Laker history tells us, we win Championships with dominating big men. As great as Magic Johnson was, he never won a ring without Kareem. Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich didn’t without Wilt Chamberlain. Kobe without Shaq, or Pau. I may not be Perry Mason, but I rest my case!!
THERE’S NO HOPE FOR YOU MIKE!!
I am not going to let up until you are gone gone gone from our precious team.
Get out of my town, and take your “SMALL BALL” with you!!