Nightwyng's Comments

Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
If I was in a place to make a bet with you I would.

As mentioned before, only time will tell.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
You saying a 3 time Defensive player of the year. Perenial All Star, who has a lot of years left in him won't be a HoF.

I can't in good faith as my ability to predict the future is limited say you are wrong. However, I would suggest that based on hes body of work thus far. He's well on track to being in the HoF.

MMA's he's number 1 fan. Id be most interested to hear hes take on this one.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
Wheres sooner when I need him....Juicy mouth....Gold mecca
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
When you take into account international contribution etc. I think you will find that the 2 time Champion will end up as a HoF.

At this point all I can say is that - we will have to wait and see.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
Too funny MMA
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
I'm sure jeannie has a role to play. However, after the way PJ was burnt and in a sense jeannie too I honestly think anything from those 2 will come next season at the earliest.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
Mecca what was your AJ and mouth comment again?

pretty Please ;-)
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
Not so sure he has to relinquish Alpha status so to speak, however, he needs to make concessions and find ways to get the best out of hes team mates. even if he has to spoon feed them all the way
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
Howard
Gasol
Bryant
Nash

Fairly sure that makes 4
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
24 million spent on coach/s already. Where to next? No way PJ answers any SOS. Least not this season
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
That's the trick isn't it Mecca. Even if the Lakers get a run and manage to get to 8th, 7th even. fair chance they meet OKC in the 1st round. Those young legs will just run them off the floor.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
Nice
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
Come on DJ you know that running the O is about more than pure assist numbers. If the lakers O was at its optimum you would be seeing the best out of Gasol, Howard and even Nash himself.

However, this is in no way me denying that the lakers biggest issues are at the other end. However, it would be foolish not to suggest the lakers cant get better on O with 4 HoF players on the floor.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
Tough road for them to even get to the number 8 seed before P/O start and this month has them playing teams mostly above them
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
In name only. You cant tell me watching those games that nash in any way gets to run the team as a PG as he did in Phoenix.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
You don;t have to be a great individual defender to be successful. Thibs has made less than stellar defenders very functional in hes system.

Dumbtoni doesn't coach D.

lakers lack, youth, speed and athleticsm. Their best best defender, Howard is still not 100% from back surgery.

However, at the end of the day. Team game and you have to do it at both ends of the court. You cant have 3 HoF players beside you and expect them to get down and dirty on D and then for long stretches make them feel there job is simply to inbound the ball to number 24 on O and get out of the way.

The Lakers have all the tools to be a playoff team, those tools arent being used properly. Asking gasol to be a mid range shooter is like trying to chop a tree down with a hammer.

He showed in the Olympics how destructive he can be in the Post. At the end of the day, despite hes statistical season, Kobe dominating the ball as much as he does is a major problem and breaks any rhythm or chemistry the team may have or be trying to build.

I am not laying all the balem on Kobe, however, you would have to be blind not to see that he in ways contributes to the problem.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
She's a beast
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
D is about energy and effort and its something that can keep less talented players/teams in the fight longer.

I don't want to get started on why Kobe takes the shots he does.

However, I would suggest that the lakers performance over more than just this season are usually better when Kobe goes 25/7/7.

Kobe scored 35-40 points recently, forget against who. But in the post game review both Worthy and magic highlighted that Kobe had 0 assists. Both outright said this can not happen again.

Kobe can't do it all himself, no matter how many impossible shots he hits. Thus, he needs to find ways to get more from hes team mates.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
It's Dumbtoni's system. gasol and Dwight combined where 0/3 form downtown.

Without even looking at the shots, Thats 3 wasted possessions
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
Now that would just be silly....he says as he jumps into hooded latex costume and puts underwear on the outisde.
Posted Monday January 07, 2013, About: Kobe-Howard feud now raging
True.....

fact is in that area more than 50% of the time the lakers are the ones being outscored. Usually by 5-10
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