Kobe Bryant On Pulling Back For Young Core: ‘It Has To Be Done’

The Los Angeles Lakers fell to 0-2 on the season after getting routed by division rival Sacramento Kings, 134-112. It was an embarrassing effort on the defensive end for the Lakers and things must change on that side of the court if the team wants to challenge opponents this season.

What will Kobe Bryant make this season? Find out here!

Not only was defense a problem for the Lakers, but also their inability to protect the basketball. Los Angeles turned the ball over 19 times and that allowed the Kings to gain a comfortable lead in the early goings. After just two quarters, the Lakers saw themselves down 24 points and there was no coming back from a deficit that large.

After the game, Kobe Bryant spoke to the media about the development of the younger players, via Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters. Although the team has plenty of veterans on the roster, Kobe understands the need to give over some of the responsibility. He would like to see D’Angelo Russell, in particular, have more control over the decision making process on the court, which will accelerate his growth as a point guard.

Russell struggled in his regular season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he did fare a little better Saturday night. The rookie out of Ohio State finished the game with 13 points while grabbing two rebounds and dishes out two assists. As for Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle, they added in 22 points and three points, respectively.

There still is a lot of room left for improvement for the Lakers three young stars, and Bryant sees the importance of that process. Not many people expect this team to make the playoffs in the stacked Western Conference, so the goal should be to develop the talents of Russell, Clarkson and Randle.

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I’ve noticed it in games, but it was more prevalent watching it in person last night vs the kings– you can tell kobe is playing a bit more reserved at times. he’s not as aggressive on offense (yeah I know he shoots a lot still) *** the person who seems to be taking full advantage of this early on is clarkson. Russell will get there but not just yet. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of scoring guard clarkson will develop into seeing as he’s not running the point as often anymore. I will say though that our offense is trash, we struggle running the play then we eventually get our guys in their hot spots and they miss and then our transition defense is so horrible that it feels like a layup drill for the other teams. The problem on defense is not Roy, it’s our guards on the perimeter.

  • I’ve noticed it in games, but it was more prevalent watching it in person last night vs the kings– you can tell kobe is playing a bit more reserved at times. he’s not as aggressive on offense (yeah I know he shoots a lot still) *** the person who seems to be taking full advantage of this early on is clarkson. Russell will get there but not just yet. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of scoring guard clarkson will develop into seeing as he’s not running the point as often anymore. I will say though that our offense is trash, we struggle running the play then we eventually get our guys in their hot spots and they miss and then our transition defense is so horrible that it feels like a layup drill for the other teams. The problem on defense is not Roy, it’s our guards on the perimeter.

  • I prefer signing Drummond.
    Russel/ Clarkson/ Simmons/ Randle/ Drummond
    KD in purple n gold looks improbable to me.

  • I prefer signing Drummond.
    Russel/ Clarkson/ Simmons/ Randle/ Drummond
    KD in purple n gold looks improbable to me.

  • drummond is looking good but the pistons look like they’re on the right path so convincing drummond to leave detroit for this mess isn’t going to be easy

  • drummond is looking good but the pistons look like they’re on the right path so convincing drummond to leave detroit for this mess isn’t going to be easy

  • Agreed….guard on the perimeter and the power forward. Jordan Clarkson has been pretty decent on defense, and Roy of course. The others are just not engaged

  • Agreed….guard on the perimeter and the power forward. Jordan Clarkson has been pretty decent on defense, and Roy of course. The others are just not engaged

  • Ryan Kelly has to go. Honestly, I’d keep Sacre but Kelly is just too much of a liability defensively at least at the 4/5. Maybe he should play the 3 again and cause some mismatches or something but he’s just not looking too good out there imo

  • Celtics are averaging 30 assists per game with young guys. Leading the league. Young guys are fully capable of running an offense that works. We just need to run an actual offense. Second unit is, starters are not.

  • Ryan Kelly has to go. Honestly, I’d keep Sacre but Kelly is just too much of a liability defensively at least at the 4/5. Maybe he should play the 3 again and cause some mismatches or something but he’s just not looking too good out there imo

  • Celtics are averaging 30 assists per game with young guys. Leading the league. Young guys are fully capable of running an offense that works. We just need to run an actual offense. Second unit is, starters are not.

  • According to the team based stats, he was our best player last night. He is doing fine. Be nice to have an athletic freak like Cauley-Stein to pair him with, but we do not.

  • According to the team based stats, he was our best player last night. He is doing fine. Be nice to have an athletic freak like Cauley-Stein to pair him with, but we do not.

  • Drummond is a restricted free agent, I’d go after Al horford or joakim noah

  • The man had 3blks last game. What are you talking about? Leave the dude alone and let him play..

  • The man had 3blks last game. What are you talking about? Leave the dude alone and let him play..

  • How about practising what you preach Kobe? Stop taking so many shots, again you took more shots than anyone else on the floor whilst you were there. Also play some damn defense, you are the worst defender on this Lakers roster right now, apart from Brandon Bass.

  • How about practising what you preach Kobe? Stop taking so many shots, again you took more shots than anyone else on the floor whilst you were there. Also play some damn defense, you are the worst defender on this Lakers roster right now, apart from Brandon Bass.

  • Guys, we have enough talent in this team to be contending in the near future (that is, after a couple of major free agent additions of course).

    To me, we just need to be hiring the right coaching staff and be patient with the development of the kids.

    Moreover, should we be “able” to keep that protected top-pick, I’d use him in a package trade to land an all-star in his prime.

  • Support by taking less contested shots and create opportunity for young guys, my opinion russell willnit be ready to lead the team this year he needs time to develope. Starters should be Clarkson, Kobe, Young, Randle, Hibbert and stop playing one on one basketball

  • Support by taking less contested shots and create opportunity for young guys, my opinion russell willnit be ready to lead the team this year he needs time to develope. Starters should be Clarkson, Kobe, Young, Randle, Hibbert and stop playing one on one basketball

  • Love looking at stats this early in the season.. For example John Wall is leading the NBA in blocked shots! 5 per game haha

  • Love looking at stats this early in the season.. For example John Wall is leading the NBA in blocked shots! 5 per game haha

  • Lakers have da wrong coach…
    dats the problem of this team, no more olds school.
    Enuh said.

  • Lakers have da wrong coach…
    dats the problem of this team, no more olds school.
    Enuh said.

  • Maybe the Kobe, not real Laker fans will take off their blinders now. This is coming straight from the horses mouth. I hope he actually stays true to his words this time, because we have seen this in the past. What’s gonna happen if the Lakers get down by a few points, will he go into hero mode or continue to move the ball and let the other guys stay in a rhythm? I gotta see it to believe it. And Dallas tomorrow is the 1st game.

  • Maybe the Kobe, not real Laker fans will take off their blinders now. This is coming straight from the horses mouth. I hope he actually stays true to his words this time, because we have seen this in the past. What’s gonna happen if the Lakers get down by a few points, will he go into hero mode or continue to move the ball and let the other guys stay in a rhythm? I gotta see it to believe it. And Dallas tomorrow is the 1st game.

  • It’s just sad that a guy who has such a high IQ and has been around the game all his life, just now realizing this.

  • It’s just sad that a guy who has such a high IQ and has been around the game all his life, is just now realizing this.

  • CHURCH!

    Idiots argued me down about us needing more vets and how the youth needs to be slow groomed. smh

  • CHURCH!

    Idiots argued me down about us needing more vets and how the youth needs to be slow groomed. smh

  • Kamenetzky Brothers‏@KamBrothers
    D’Angelo’s comments about guys “trying to do the same thing,” having “to find niche” feels like code for “we’re not very organized.” AK

    Isn’t it Scott’s job to organize the team? Shot fired…

  • Kamenetzky Brothers‏@KamBrothers
    D’Angelo’s comments about guys “trying to do the same thing,” having “to find niche” feels like code for “we’re not very organized.” AK

    Isn’t it Scott’s job to organize the team? Shot fired…

  • It sounds just like what Wesley Johnson said: “So nobody really knew what was going on. Nobody ever knew, so it was hard for anyone to come in and get into a good rhythm or flow. Nobody was playing together.” “You would go out there and want to play the right way, but everyone wanted to prove themselves

  • It sounds just like what Wesley Johnson said: “So nobody really knew what was going on. Nobody ever knew, so it was hard for anyone to come in and get into a good rhythm or flow. Nobody was playing together.” “You would go out there and want to play the right way, but everyone wanted to prove themselves

  • David West echoed similar; West said that the team’s philosophy wasn’t working after Scott was fired, and how Scott’s pride may have been a factor…

    “We’ve had some conversations over the past couple of weeks, just trying to figure out what we could do to get the ship righted, but… pride is a crazy thing. I think pride is a dangerous, Dangerous thing. I think there was a sense a few guys weren’t trusting what we had in terms of our system and our ability to know what were going to get every single night from our system.

    I think the good thing is that we’re 3-6, so getting back to .500 or in the right direction isn’t something out of the realm of possibility.” –David West on Scott’s firing in 2009.

    Jason Kidd had those same concerns in his friction with Scott. Byron’s message gets old fast it seems. Pride is absolutely a factor as we witnessed it last season as Lin, Boozer, Ellington and even Jordan called into question what Scott was doing at times.

  • David West echoed similar; West said that the team’s philosophy wasn’t working after Scott was fired, and how Scott’s pride may have been a factor…

    “We’ve had some conversations over the past couple of weeks, just trying to figure out what we could do to get the ship righted, but… pride is a crazy thing. I think pride is a dangerous, Dangerous thing. I think there was a sense a few guys weren’t trusting what we had in terms of our system and our ability to know what were going to get every single night from our system.

    I think the good thing is that we’re 3-6, so getting back to .500 or in the right direction isn’t something out of the realm of possibility.” –David West on Scott’s firing in 2009.

    Jason Kidd had those same concerns in his friction with Scott. Byron’s message gets old fast it seems. Pride is absolutely a factor as we witnessed it last season as Lin, Boozer, Ellington and even Jordan Hill called into question what Scott was doing at times.

  • the only one that doesn’t question scott is kobe because he just doesn’t listen to him, he calls timeouts when scott doesn’t want them and scott doesn’t say anything. any suggestions as to who could coach this team and make a difference?

  • the only one that doesn’t question scott is kobe because he just doesn’t listen to him, he calls timeouts when scott doesn’t want them and scott doesn’t say anything. any suggestions as to who could coach this team and make a difference?

  • Why is it some of my messages need be approved by LN when I say nothing agressive nor use inappropriate language?!

  • Why is it some of my messages need be approved by LN when I say nothing agressive nor use inappropriate language?!

  • Tough question. I like Mark Jackson to a degree but he can be a bit prideful like Scott also. Jackson is a very good motivator tho and has the name, that would garner the respect of the fan base. I could see Kobe yielding under Jackson. The thing that’s disturbing is how Kobe fans don’t see this as part of our problem post Phil Jackson?

  • Tough question. I like Mark Jackson to a degree but he can be a bit prideful like Scott also. Jackson is a very good motivator tho and has the name, that would garner the respect of the fan base. I could see Kobe yielding under Jackson. The thing that’s disturbing is how Kobe fans don’t see this as part of our problem post Phil Jackson?

  • Who ever is the next Lakers HC, I just hope they have a great supporting cast under them on the staff. I’m not feeling Scott’s assistants at all.

  • Who ever is the next Lakers HC, I just hope they have a great supporting cast under them on the staff. I’m not feeling Scott’s assistants at all.

  • it has to be a coach that cares more about the lakers than kobe’s farewell tour but look at the bright side, ben simmons here we come! we all hate to loose but this team doesn’t have to “tank” to be in last place

  • it has to be a coach that cares more about the lakers than kobe’s farewell tour but look at the bright side, ben simmons here we come! we all hate to loose but this team doesn’t have to “tank” to be in last place

  • Just imagine if the lakers would’ve kept Lin, Davis and hill.
    Bench unit would’ve been:
    Lin
    Williams
    Young
    Hill
    Davis

  • Just imagine if the lakers would’ve kept Lin, Davis and hill.
    Bench unit would’ve been:
    Lin
    Williams
    Young
    Hill
    Davis

  • As you know, I can’t stomach that kind of thinking this early. 80 games left, lets see where we stand after 30 to 40 of those before we start jumping off buildings.

  • As you know, I can’t stomach that kind of thinking this early. 80 games left, lets see where we stand after 30 to 40 of those before we start jumping off buildings.

  • He isn’t doing so hot with the pacers?
    Davis would’ve been perfect as our backup center

  • He isn’t doing so hot with the pacers?
    Davis would’ve been perfect as our backup center

  • It frustrates me that Ed Davis could’ve been our backup center and we would be fine right now. Portland doesn’t really need him as much as they have plumlee, Leonard, Kaman and Vonleh

  • It frustrates me that Ed Davis could’ve been our backup center and we would be fine right now. Portland doesn’t really need him as much as they have plumlee, Leonard, Kaman and Vonleh

  • Hill is a sieve on defense but he was a little better at protecting the rim than bass

  • If you get the ‘awaiting approval’ don’t wait, they will never be approved, it’s an automated system and there are no actual moderators who will approve your message. Just try to look for any sort of website link or a word that looks like a swearword and change it. like ish or sht etc. anything with the f word etc.

  • Hill is a sieve on defense but he was a little better at protecting the rim than bass

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  • many laker fans were saying we didn’t need rondo when there were rumors about him signing with the lakers lol he showed them

  • many laker fans were saying we didn’t need rondo when there were rumors about him signing with the lakers lol he showed them

  • Bass is better at other areas on defense but he’s horrible at protecting the basket due to his size

  • Bass is better at other areas on defense but he’s horrible at protecting the basket due to his size

  • What has bass done well defensively? We’ve given up 110+ points 2 games in a row

  • I’m kind of glad that Davis left, he was completely mistreated by Byron Scott. I’m pretty sure had he stayed we’d still see him being mistreated. Byron seems to have his ‘favorites’.

  • What has bass done well defensively? We’ve given up 110+ points 2 games in a row

  • I’m kind of glad that Davis left, he was completely mistreated by Byron Scott. I’m pretty sure had he stayed we’d still see him being mistreated. Byron seems to have his ‘favorites’. Davis deserved to get paid.

  • Ramneet, according to your article, . . . “playoffs”, and from a business stand point, who would want to go and support a team not destined for Playoffs?

  • Ramneet, according to your article, . . . “playoffs”, and from a business stand point, who would want to go and support a team not destined for Playoffs?

  • You don’t draft Russell to be a back up. Lin would be a great back up to Rondo and the combination of Lin and JC showed they could coexist on or off the ball together last season when they were allowed to play heavy PNR.

    I really wanted Okafor. Hibbert and Jahlil would be a formidable front court.

  • You don’t draft Russell to be a back up. Lin would be a great back up to Rondo and the combination of Lin and JC showed they could coexist on or off the ball together last season when they were allowed to play heavy PNR.

    I really wanted Okafor. Hibbert and Jahlil would be a formidable front court.

  • Coach Byron, has chosen to start Rookie D’Angelo, 2nd yr Randle and 2nd yr Clarkson, and go the Development Direction the first two games – Not the direction if want to Win games with Veterans. If fire Coach Byron, will New Coach do same??

  • Coach Byron, has chosen to start Rookie D’Angelo, 2nd yr Randle and 2nd yr Clarkson, and go the Development Direction the first two games – Not the direction if want to Win games with Veterans. If fire Coach Byron, will New Coach do same??

  • Me thinks Kobe’s checked out of this season early. He called a time out that Scott didn’t want and Scott draws up a ladt second floater for Lou Will , a career back up and 41% shooter. Lol. Next night Kobe pretends he’s in the Foot Locker 3 point shooting contest. He’s just hanging around til the Rio Olympics ,his real farewell tour.

  • Me thinks Kobe’s checked out of this season early. He called a time out that Scott didn’t want so Scott draws up a last second floater for Lou Will , a career back up and 41% shooter. Lol. Next night Kobe pretends he’s in the Foot Locker 3 point shooting contest. He’s just hanging around til the Rio Olympics ,his real farewell tour.

  • What was Scott’s plan at the end of game 1? Have Randle shoot a half court 3? Kobe had to call a time-out

  • What was Scott’s plan at the end of game 1? Have Randle shoot a half court 3? Kobe had to call a time-out

  • I agree Coach Scott didn’t. Ot he would have run a play for Kobe. I think it was embarrassing

  • I agree Coach Scott didn’t. Or he would have run a play for Kobe. I think it was embarrassing

  • Bass is not a Center. The team will be much better defensively with Sacre on the floor. As horrible as that sounds, the past few years have taught that 6’8 -6’10 PF’s are not good defensive anchors (cue Ed Davis, J Hill, Bass, Tristan Thompson etc).

  • Bass is not a Center. The team will be much better defensively with Sacre on the floor. As horrible as that sounds, the past few years have taught that 6’8 -6’10 PF’s are not good defensive anchors (cue Ed Davis, J Hill, Bass, Tristan Thompson etc).

  • Actually the new coach would probably run a up-temp offense that featured multiple pick and rolls.

  • Actually the new coach would probably run a up-temp offense that featured multiple pick and rolls.

  • I’m looking but still don’t get what could be possibly wrong with it?!

  • I’m looking but still don’t get what could be possibly wrong with it?!

  • Has Coach Byron surrounded hisself, with Asst Coaches, that have a knack for BB? Wonder if Former Laker, now tv analyst, Mr James Worthy should not be on Bench, if not just as an Asst then. Sounds like Worthy will have Lakes, fighting rather then just rolling over, and saying ok, go easy on me baby. lol

    Against Mavs, and whatever our “Identity” is, Veterans Win or Development / no Win; if Coach Byron gets a lead, would like to see Coach go for jugular and not just put in scrubs – as if saying, “I still need to see how players react”!! imo, Coach should have known the first day of Practice, who Coach wants to depend – and go for it

    IMO, it is hard for me to support a team that will concede a season, and say we just want to develop – if going that direction, Forfeit ALL games, save the travel money and just practice at home, Jeez

  • Has Coach Byron surrounded hisself, with Asst Coaches, that have a knack for BB? Wonder if Former Laker, now tv analyst, Mr James Worthy should not be on Bench, if not just as an Asst then. Sounds like Worthy will have Lakes, fighting rather then just rolling over, and saying ok, go easy on me baby. lol

    Against Mavs, and whatever our “Identity” is, Veterans Win or Development / no Win; if Coach Byron gets a lead, would like to see Coach go for jugular and not just put in scrubs – as if saying, “I still need to see how players react”!! imo, Coach should have known the first day of Practice, who Coach wants to depend – and go for it

    IMO, it is hard for me to support a team that will concede a season, and say we just want to develop – if going that direction, Forfeit ALL games, save the travel money and just practice at home, Jeez

  • Sounds like what rest of 2015 coaches r doing, lol. “wonder” if new coach will get on Nat TV and say, “i told guys to do this, but they won’t listen” lol

  • Sounds like what rest of 2015 coaches r doing, lol. “wonder” if new coach will get on Nat TV and say, “i told guys to do this, but they won’t listen” lol

  • Kelly gets more rebounds and blocks on defensive he’s been more active than bass

  • Kelly gets more rebounds and blocks on defensive he’s been more active than bass

  • Haha, to be fair to Scott no coach has been able to put Kobe in a role though. Phil came to a happy medium but no coach can control Kobe. Wasn’t too bad when he was good, but now it is downright painful.

  • Haha, to be fair to Scott no coach has been able to put Kobe in a role though. Phil came to a happy medium but no coach can control Kobe. Wasn’t too bad when he was good, but now it is downright painful.

  • I think that after two games we all agree that BS should not return for next season. Seriously, if I were part of the FO, I would make it a top priority to hire a coach that uses a system that fits with the personel (not just a single player…). A coach veteran players would be looking forward to playing for.

    The other top-priority is to sign a top-notch SF: Durant and Barnes come to mind.

    Russel / Williams / Blake
    Clarkson / Young / ???
    Barnes / Brown / ???
    Randle / Nance Jr / Black
    Hibbert / Ezeli / Upshaw

  • I think that after two games we all agree that BS should not return for next season. Seriously, if I were part of the FO, I would make it a top priority to hire a coach that uses a system that fits with the personel (not just a single player…). A coach veteran players would be looking forward to playing for.

    The other top-priority is to sign a top-notch SF: Durant and Barnes come to mind.

    Russel / Williams / Blake
    Clarkson / Young / ???
    Barnes / Brown / ???
    Randle / Nance Jr / Black
    Hibbert / Ezeli / Upshaw

  • I don’t really see this as a Kobe problem though I get your point. This is all on Scott. He’s got to have a vision and give proper direction.

  • I don’t really see this as a Kobe problem though I get your point. This is all on Scott. He’s got to have a vision and give proper direction.

  • Nappy Gilmore ™ ‏@LarrySanders Oct 28
    Season tickets to see the lakers on deck…I don’t know if it Kobes last season but I’ll be there just in case

    I would love to see Sanders in a Lakers Jersey as our backup center. Would fix a lot of our front court problems and allow for trades going forward. I would cut Metta and add Sanders.

  • Nappy Gilmore ™ ‏@LarrySanders Oct 28
    Season tickets to see the lakers on deck…I don’t know if it Kobes last season but I’ll be there just in case

    I would love to see Sanders in a Lakers Jersey as our backup center. Would fix a lot of our front court problems and allow for trades going forward. I would cut Metta and add Sanders.

  • I don’t know. He gave up on his last team. Really, really bad situation for the whole team including the players.

  • I don’t know. He gave up on his last team. Really, really bad situation for the whole team including the players.

  • I think we should reserver judgement with this group until allstar break. That’s about how long it will take for us to know what we really have on the court. Some player have to stop jacking up three pointers allow the offense to work. Last The coach has to know when to pull player out of the game.

  • Mental health is a serious problem. The fact that he took time out to get his mind right is a good thing. Look at Brandon Marshall of the Jets.

  • I think we should reserver judgement with this group until allstar break. That’s about how long it will take for us to know what we really have on the court. Some player have to stop jacking up three pointers allow the offense to work. Last The coach has to know when to pull player out of the game.

  • Mental health is a serious problem. The fact that he took time out to get his mind right is a good thing. Look at Brandon Marshall of the Jets.

  • Kelly isn’t playing center but it could definitely be worse. It was a big issue with Sanders. Caused a really big distraction.

  • Kelly isn’t playing center but it could definitely be worse. It was a big issue with Sanders. Caused a really big distraction.

  • True but still a risk. If he wants to play on the DFenders for a month and earn his way back I would go that route.

  • True but still a risk. If he wants to play on the DFenders for a month and earn his way back I would go that route.

  • Nah, you add a player of his caliber right away. Being the back up to Hibbert gives him a platform where he’s not pressured to be a focal point.

  • Nah, you add a player of his caliber right away. Being the back up to Hibbert gives him a platform where he’s not pressured to be a focal point.

  • My understanding is that he has only played one NBA level game in the past 2 years. Guessing he isn’t in shape for that regardless. Would have to go through some sort of a training camp.

  • My understanding is that he has only played one NBA level game in the past 2 years. Guessing he isn’t in shape for that regardless. Would have to go through some sort of a training camp.

  • Bench minutes will get you into shape at a good pace if the coach does it right. He wouldn’t go heavy on PT right away as he does not know the system.

  • At this point I’d take even Dalembert who is a free agent over Bass as backup C. There are options out there, but one thing is clear, Hibbert is going to get in foul trouble an awful lot with the lack of defense around him, he is used to guys like Paul George, David West, George Hill and Lance Stephensen making his job easier.

  • Bench minutes will get you into shape at a good pace if the coach does it right. He wouldn’t go heavy on PT right away as he does not know the system.

  • At this point I’d take even Dalembert who is a free agent over Bass as backup C. There are options out there, but one thing is clear, Hibbert is going to get in foul trouble an awful lot with the lack of defense around him, he is used to guys like Paul George, David West, George Hill and Lance Stephensen making his job easier.

  • I think he is trying to give vision and a direction. Second unit looks like they are running the Princeton. And quite well at times. First unit, there is no movement at all. After the game Randle said they weren’t able to execute what they worked at in practice because they weren’t on the same page. Russell said too many guys were trying to take 1 role. I am assuming they are both referring to Kobe.

  • I think he is trying to give vision and a direction. Second unit looks like they are running the Princeton. And quite well at times. First unit, there is no movement at all. After the game Randle said they weren’t able to execute what they worked at in practice because they weren’t on the same page. Russell said too many guys were trying to take 1 role. I am assuming they are both referring to Kobe.

  • is luke walton a good coach? or are the warriors that good that even mark madsen can take them to the finals?

  • is luke walton a good coach? or are the warriors that good that even mark madsen can take them to the finals?

  • He is definitely saying the right things… let’s see if he executes on it. Kobe needs to let Russell find him… and man he will! This could be one of the most efficient seasons for Kobe with minimal effort.

    As for Byron, we need structure. As an NBA fan I watch other teams as well and even the sub .500 teams seem to be more fluid on offense than us. It feels like we try VERY hard on that end. Not to mention the D is just non-existent and that is all just effort to be honest. 132 points with 80 points in the paint? WTF!!!

    How do we ramp up the D? This is the million dollar question. Without looking at past free agents and focusing on what we have. What do we do Laker Nation? Thought?

  • I think he is a very smart basketball player. I mean he had no skills, no athletic ability and yet he was an NBA player just because of his Basketball IQ. I think he could be a good coach.

  • He is definitely saying the right things… let’s see if he executes on it. Kobe needs to let Russell find him… and man he will! This could be one of the most efficient seasons for Kobe with minimal effort.

    As for Byron, we need structure. As an NBA fan I watch other teams as well and even the sub .500 teams seem to be more fluid on offense than us. It feels like we try VERY hard on that end. Not to mention the D is just non-existent and that is all just effort to be honest. 132 points with 80 points in the paint? WTF!!!

    How do we ramp up the D? This is the million dollar question. Without looking at past free agents and focusing on what we have. What do we do Laker Nation? Thought?

  • I think he is a very smart basketball player. I mean he had no skills, no athletic ability and yet he was an NBA player just because of his Basketball IQ. I think he could be a good coach.

  • I thought he was tearing it up in Charlotte. He signed for 3 million. Sounds like a bargain.

  • I thought he was tearing it up in Charlotte. He signed for 3 million. Sounds like a bargain.

  • Coaching candidates for our young crew to grow with.

    1. Luke Walton.
    2. Becky Hammon
    3. Mark Madsen…. lol, just kidding.

    But step 1 is to move on from Kobe. We can’t get a coach or system until the alpha dog lets someone else do their job.

  • Coaching candidates for our young crew to grow with.

    1. Luke Walton.
    2. Becky Hammon
    3. Mark Madsen…. lol, just kidding.

    But step 1 is to move on from Kobe. We can’t get a coach or system until the alpha dog lets someone else do their job.

  • Jeff Van Gundy. His resume speaks for itself. And he has Kobe’s respect from their battles in the playoffs. Plus he is very adaptable and is a basketball intellectual. He is said to be very hesitant to coach low talent rosters, but I think he will be up for this one

  • Jeff Van Gundy. His resume speaks for itself. And he has Kobe’s respect from their battles in the playoffs. Plus he is very adaptable and is a basketball intellectual. He is said to be very hesitant to coach low talent rosters, but I think he will be up for this one

  • “Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Lakers Nation”… What the muthafokk??

  • “Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Lakers Nation”… What the muthafokk??

  • Great this post was more “offensive” than the one that’s on hold… Great!

  • I feel so bad for Hibbert. Seems like a rock solid dude who even cares enough to get up from the bench and yell at his team when we’re routed and everything is lost. His defensive ability is getting drowned in Scott’s non existing defenive system. The guy was looking for a new start – and ended up in the Abyss, where Byron is the Lord of Flies.

  • There we go! 🙂 I had to replace the dwelling place of the evil being… Wow…

  • I feel so bad for Hibbert. Seems like a rock solid dude who even cares enough to get up from the bench and yell at his team when we’re routed and everything is lost. His defensive ability is getting drowned in Scott’s non existing defenive system. The guy was looking for a new start – and ended up in the Abyss, where Byron is the Lord of Flies.

  • I actually like the becky hammon idea great pr campaign and could be a forward thinking move. Also alot of growing pains would be overlooked and if it worked out that would be awesome.

  • I actually like the becky hammon idea great pr campaign and could be a forward thinking move. Also alot of growing pains would be overlooked and if it worked out that would be awesome.

  • Lol. Yeah that “he double l” will get me every time. Gonna be flagged a lot this season haha

  • Lol. Yeah that “he double l” will get me every time. Gonna be flagged a lot this season haha

  • I wondered if it was that word alone or even the word for the evil one… I must conduct some tests! 😉

  • I wondered if it was that word alone or even the word for the evil one… I must conduct some tests! 😉

  • I do like his attitude. Wish there was a way he could play 48 minutes. We need to clone him!

  • I do like his attitude. Wish there was a way he could play 48 minutes. We need to clone him!

  • I did. Kobe said the right thing, but I don’t think he will actually follow through. We will see. Either way, a young coach will never have Kobe’s ear, he only listens to himself.

  • I did. Kobe said the right thing, but I don’t think he will actually follow through. We will see. Either way, a young coach will never have Kobe’s ear, he only listens to himself.

  • with the way things are going right now i dont know that its going to be up to kobe if he plays in a laker uniform next season

  • with the way things are going right now i dont know that its going to be up to kobe if he plays in a laker uniform next season

  • That moment you realize the iRobot moderator hasn’t been just singling me out!!! Lol… Wishing for a bright season loyal fans! #VoteNoOnByron lol

  • That moment you realize the iRobot moderator hasn’t been just singling me out!!! Lol… Wishing for a bright season loyal fans! #VoteNoOnByron lol

  • Anyone else really upset with how Kobe keeps talking about the rookies as if they are little kids. They are his teammates. They are professional NBA players. Show them the same respect of all your co-workers. You are all equal.

  • Anyone else really upset with how Kobe keeps talking about the rookies as if they are little kids. They are his teammates. They are professional NBA players. Show them the same respect of all your co-workers. You are all equal.

  • How do you think Kobe was treated his rookie season. All rookies are treated as kids dude

  • How do you think Kobe was treated his rookie season. All rookies are treated as kids dude

  • I literally thought and felt the same way bro haha twist me all up. 50 told me go head switch my style up and watch the comments pile up! Haha

  • That is fine in practice and joking. But when it comes to the media and business they are professional players. It is disrespectful, plus not all of them are rookies

  • I literally thought and felt the same way bro haha twist me all up. 50 told me go head switch my style up and watch the comments pile up! Haha

  • That is fine in practice and joking. But when it comes to the media and business they are professional players. It is disrespectful, plus not all of them are rookies

  • That is because it is getting very frustrating. I want this team to work and build chemistry, not be his little kids he doesn’t listen to.

  • That is because it is getting very frustrating. I want this team to work and build chemistry, not be his little kids he doesn’t listen to.

  • Read the last article on this site. “Byron Scott is hurting the development of Russell.”

    Kobe has nothing to do with whatever treatment your talking about. Vets are going to treat rooks like kids, doesn’t matter what you say. The chemistry is good from the start of pre season. Russell always seems to sit right next to Kobe on the bench which should tell you something, don’t forget his locker is right next to his. How is Kobe not listening to Russ, cause he’s ISOing up and jacking up shots, funny Clarkson, Young, Williams seem to all do the same.

  • Read the last article on this site. “Byron Scott is hurting the development of Russell.”

    Kobe has nothing to do with whatever treatment your talking about. Vets are going to treat rooks like kids, doesn’t matter what you say. The chemistry is good from the start of pre season. Russell always seems to sit right next to Kobe on the bench which should tell you something, don’t forget his locker is right next to his. How is Kobe not listening to Russ, cause he’s ISOing up and jacking up shots, funny Clarkson, Young, Williams seem to all do the same.

  • The only reason I’d go with thibs over those 2 is cuz if we strike out on a coach again then how many more years does that set us back. Rather go with the low risk in thibs

  • The only reason I’d go with thibs over those 2 is cuz if we strike out on a coach again then how many more years does that set us back. Rather go with the low risk in thibs

  • Did you listen to the post game interviews, Randle and Russell were both saying the starters weren’t on the same page and not playing their role. They didn’t say Kobe, but they don’t have to, watching the game you can see he is playing his own game on both ends.

    Twice Russell walked up to Kobe in the first quarter to tell him he was wide open, both times Kobe didn’t even look at him.

    Then you have last year him telling Mitch in front of all the media that he put trash next to him.

    He thinks he is gods gift to basketball, and he used to be but now he is just as trash as everyone else.

  • Did you listen to the post game interviews, Randle and Russell were both saying the starters weren’t on the same page and not playing their role. They didn’t say Kobe, but they don’t have to, watching the game you can see he is playing his own game on both ends.

    Twice Russell walked up to Kobe in the first quarter to tell him he was wide open, both times Kobe didn’t even look at him.

    Then you have last year him telling Mitch in front of all the media that he put trash next to him.

    He thinks he is gods gift to basketball, and he used to be but now he is just as trash as everyone else.

  • it is tough watching these guys play. at some point you have to have heart. last night i saw us get punched in the mouth and we stood there and took it like a bi+ch. imo what we need is some old school cat like a ben / rasheed wallace who doesnt give a fcuk and has heart. these cats on the team now are pussified. this is a prime example of what happens when you hug your sons too much. smh

  • they have got to pull off some kind of trade because I can’t watch us do this bad again smh

  • it is tough watching these guys play. at some point you have to have heart. last night i saw us get punched in the mouth and we stood there and took it like a bi+ch. imo what we need is some old school cat like a ben / rasheed wallace who doesnt give a fcuk and has heart. these cats on the team now are pussified. this is a prime example of what happens when you hug your sons too much. smh

  • they have got to pull off some kind of trade because I can’t watch us do this bad again smh

  • Thib’s was fired, players didn’t like him plus he played Rose and Deng to their graves. I think he is a good coach defensively but when it comes to rotations he doesn’t believe in them.

  • Thib’s was fired, players didn’t like him plus he played Rose and Deng to their graves. I think he is a good coach defensively but when it comes to rotations he doesn’t believe in them.

  • Listen to the comments said last season post Kobe injury. Johnson, Lin, Hill, etc. didn’t know what they were running or their roles. This is a product of Scott’s system. Sure, you can blame Kobe’s isos, but in the 3rd quarter when Kobe was more passive to the young like Randle, they still managed to only ISO. Read my last post, YOUNG AND WILLIAMS ISO. That’s the bench, the offense is being run through them, whoever has it throws the ball up. This team doesn’t have a system in place. 3rd Quarter vs the Wolves, the bench lost the lead due to… the ISO of Young, poor defense, fouls. I bet if Kobe sat the rest of the season and this team still struggles, Kobe would be your scapegoat.

  • Listen to the comments said last season post Kobe injury. Johnson, Lin, Hill, etc. didn’t know what they were running or their roles. This is a product of Scott’s system. Sure, you can blame Kobe’s isos, but in the 3rd quarter when Kobe was more passive to the young like Randle, they still managed to only ISO. Read my last post, YOUNG AND WILLIAMS ISO. That’s the bench, the offense is being run through them, whoever has it throws the ball up. This team doesn’t have a system in place. 3rd Quarter vs the Wolves, the bench lost the lead due to… the ISO of Young, poor defense, fouls. I bet if Kobe sat the rest of the season and this team still struggles, Kobe would be your scapegoat.

  • Lou had 5 assists, Young had 3 assists. Second unit actually runs the offense. Any guesses why?

  • Lou had 5 assists, Young had 3 assists. Second unit actually runs the offense. Any guesses why?

  • Bail outs. Also, Nick Young’s career assists average is barely 1. What’s Kobe’s?

  • Dude, if there is such a thing as God’s gift to basketball, it is, in fact, Kobe Bean Bryant.

  • Bail outs. Also, Nick Young’s career assists average is barely 1. What’s Kobe’s?

  • Dude, if there is such a thing as God’s gift to basketball, it is, in fact, Kobe Bean Bryant.

  • These other coaches, teams, and the like; know that Byron Scott system is trash and that he is a losing coach.
    Byron Scott shot himself in the foot when he mentioned postgame “teams are gonna watch tape on us and ssy allwe have to do is hard press em” talking about his own and i can tell the queens did their homework on us

  • These other coaches, teams, and the like; know that Byron Scott system is trash and that he is a losing coach.
    Byron Scott shot himself in the foot when he mentioned postgame “teams are gonna watch tape on us and ssy allwe have to do is hard press em” talking about his own and i can tell the queens did their homework on us

  • I do like joe and hed be good for this team but his contract is just as bad as kobe and he is nearly as old lol idk who we could get for our pices but they can have bass Kelly young

  • I do like joe and hed be good for this team but his contract is just as bad as kobe and he is nearly as old lol idk who we could get for our pices but they can have bass Kelly young

  • Remember the good ole days when the schedule came out and we automatically knew which teams we were gonna beat?

  • Remember the good ole days when the schedule came out and we automatically knew which teams we were gonna beat?

  • Lol, yeah I was just kidding. Only tradeable players we have are Randle, Clarkson and maybe Russell but that is our core, got to give it time.

  • Lol, yeah I was just kidding. Only tradeable players we have are Randle, Clarkson and maybe Russell but that is our core, got to give it time.

  • He was on cruise control too. He is perfect for Karl’s system. So is Stein. That team could be dangerous.

  • He was on cruise control too. He is perfect for Karl’s system. So is Stein. That team could be dangerous.

  • You’re a true lady Dana. 😉 Stay away from the word describing where the Devil lives… <8-O

  • You’re a true lady Dana. 😉 Stay away from the word describing where the Devil lives… <8-O

  • Bass Kelly young package holds no trade value to you? I was thinking wizards will probably make a trade if they don’t get a kd and they no they let nick slip away so Mabey they’d be interested, and tbh nick is a jr smith or shumpert meanings he’s that 3 ball guy on a team that gets a bucket when you need it. It’s role that’s getting bigger and nicks a steal compared to shumpert

  • Bass Kelly young package holds no trade value to you? I was thinking wizards will probably make a trade if they don’t get a kd and they no they let nick slip away so Mabey they’d be interested, and tbh nick is a jr smith or shumpert meanings he’s that 3 ball guy on a team that gets a bucket when you need it. It’s role that’s getting bigger and nicks a steal compared to shumpert

  • Basically Kobe is saying it sucks letting his teammates have control. You know, because that is the motivational leader he is.

  • Basically Kobe is saying it sucks letting his teammates have control. You know, because that is the motivational leader he is.

  • You might be able to get a late draft pick, but I don’t think it is worth doing that.

  • You might be able to get a late draft pick, but I don’t think it is worth doing that.

  • Yea that’s the thing I don’t know what you can realisticly expect too get but Id only take porter

  • Yea that’s the thing I don’t know what you can realisticly expect too get but Id only take porter

  • Well I hope it happens tho As long as he’s still got some defense in him and can rebound better

  • Well I hope it happens tho As long as he’s still got some defense in him and can rebound better

  • Kobe, is it hard letting Russell have control of the offense? “Not at all, I know he will do great things and the sooner he gets started on his journey to greatness the better for the team.”. alternate reality where Kobe is an actual teammate.

  • Kobe, is it hard letting Russell have control of the offense? “Not at all, I know he will do great things and the sooner he gets started on his journey to greatness the better for the team.”. alternate reality where Kobe is an actual teammate.

  • I would do that trade in a heartbeat. Gibson was nicks teammate at usc and he plays excellent defense in all areas

  • I would do that trade in a heartbeat. Gibson was nicks teammate at usc and he plays excellent defense in all areas

  • That’s what I’m saying lol as long as he isn’t hurt and can still get boards its a done deale.. I guess bass will give Bulls some extra off

  • That’s what I’m saying lol as long as he isn’t hurt and can still get boards its a done deale.. I guess bass will give Bulls some extra off

  • Trying to imagine a reason Bulls would do this.. they are so stacked in the front court. What would Bass do?

  • Trying to imagine a reason Bulls would do this.. they are so stacked in the front court. What would Bass do?

  • Add offense I suppose. You can count on him to get a bucket in the paint through contact

  • Add offense I suppose. You can count on him to get a bucket in the paint through contact

  • They have Pau, Mirotic, Portis, Noah. Reason Taj doesn’t play much. I would think they would trade for a 3.

  • PF is the one spot that we have too many:
    Randle, Nance, Bass, Kelly, Black (I consider him a pf too).

  • They have Pau, Mirotic, Portis, Noah. Reason Taj doesn’t play much. I would think they would trade for a 3.

  • PF is the one spot that we have too many:
    Randle, Nance, Bass, Kelly, Black (I consider him a pf too).

  • He can play 3 more so than taj lol but still bass is somone who even more so than gasol can get a bucket through contact so they could see him as some one too go to too back the defense off some

  • He can play 3 more so than taj lol but still bass is somone who even more so than gasol can get a bucket through contact so they could see him as some one too go to too back the defense off some

  • Lol this article is a BLATANT LIE!!!! and so is anybody else who repeats this NONSENSE!! please!!!!! kobe isnt pulling back he just looks like sh..t pure and simple he looks slow he moves slow he CLEARLY has trouble shaking defenders because he is OLD this GARBAGE that he is pulling back is what his supporters are trying to push because he looks like GARBAGE!

  • Lol this article is a BLATANT LIE!!!! and so is anybody else who repeats this NONSENSE!! please!!!!! kobe isnt pulling back he just looks like sh..t pure and simple he looks slow he moves slow he CLEARLY has trouble shaking defenders because he is OLD this GARBAGE that he is pulling back is what his supporters are trying to push because he looks like GARBAGE!

  • I also read rumors of them potentially willing to trade Rose as well, for Russ, Clarkson, Young, Williams.

    I’m still uninterested in either Gibson or Rose. Bass is just on a one year, and unlike others on this site, I know he can play, it’s just Scott’s dumb decision making playing him at C is just not going to work.

  • I also read rumors of them potentially willing to trade Rose as well, for Russ, Clarkson, Young, Williams.

    I’m still uninterested in either Gibson or Rose. Bass is just on a one year, and unlike others on this site, I know he can play, it’s just Scott’s dumb decision making playing him at C is just not going to work.

  • I like how you said Mediocre Because truly he’s not a liability but he’s very average on defense

  • That’s true but that’s why Wer trying too trade jelly and bass maybe black too

  • I like how you said Mediocre Because truly he’s not a liability but he’s very average on defense

  • That’s true but that’s why Wer trying too trade jelly and bass maybe black too

  • Gibson can play the 5, but he’s more useful at the 4 guarding the opponents best PF

  • Gibson can play the 5, but he’s more useful at the 4 guarding the opponents best PF

  • I think we like bass lol but taj could seemingly get us more reb and defense and Mabey taj wud do better at 5 than bas

  • I think we like bass lol but taj could seemingly get us more reb and defense and Mabey taj wud do better at 5 than bas

  • Fire the dude upstairs who drafted Russell instead of 6’11” Jahlil Okafor, 7’3″ Kristaps Porzingis or pt. guard Emmamuel Mudiay.

  • Fire the dude upstairs who drafted Russell instead of 6’11” Jahlil Okafor, 7’3″ Kristaps Porzingis or pt. guard Emmamuel Mudiay.

  • Can’t argue that, Taj is better in those aspects, but I just don’t want his contract. Plus, we have a guy that can do those things (Black), but he doesn’t have the opportunity to play.

    I know Bass can be an extremely solid player, but he’s just out of position.

  • Can’t argue that, Taj is better in those aspects, but I just don’t want his contract. Plus, we have a guy that can do those things (Black), but he doesn’t have the opportunity to play.

    I know Bass can be an extremely solid player, but he’s just out of position.

  • Hate to say it but it seems like the 48%bust rate espn put on Russell is accurate, even alot of rookies who were drafted way after him like jerian grant or Montrel Harrell are out playing him statistical wise and the 19 yr old rookie excuse doesn’t work since their all rookies and one of the reason he was drafted 2nd was he was supposed to be able to contribute right away ,but he hasnt

  • Hate to say it but it seems like the 48%bust rate espn put on Russell is accurate, even alot of rookies who were drafted way after him like jerian grant or Montrel Harrell are out playing him statistical wise and the 19 yr old rookie excuse doesn’t work since their all rookies and one of the reason he was drafted 2nd was he was supposed to be able to contribute right away ,but he hasnt

  • Fouls are holding back Tarik and taj could be more efficient and Mabey get some time next too black and see how that plays but I feel like these days you have too be able to play out of position Bulls would play him at 3 and get an offensive boost they need and we’d play taj at the 5 sometimes an get better rebounding defending wich is what we need

  • Fouls are holding back Tarik and taj could be more efficient and Mabey get some time next too black and see how that plays but I feel like these days you have too be able to play out of position Bulls would play him at 3 and get an offensive boost they need and we’d play taj at the 5 sometimes an get better rebounding defending wich is what we need

  • I don’t know why, but since preseason Black continues to get in foul trouble, not really the case last season, but even before his foul trouble last night, he still hasn’t had the opportunity to play much. I think Taj would work in that way, but I just don’t really want his contract. However, some on this site have stated the reason Kelly and Bass are playing ahead of Black is to increase their trade value, guess will have to wait and see.

  • I don’t know why, but since preseason Black continues to get in foul trouble, not really the case last season, but even before his foul trouble last night, he still hasn’t had the opportunity to play much. I think Taj would work in that way, but I just don’t really want his contract. However, some on this site have stated the reason Kelly and Bass are playing ahead of Black is to increase their trade value, guess will have to wait and see.

  • I definitely know what you mean lol some stuff doesn’t make sense but yea were either adding value or tanking

  • I definitely know what you mean lol some stuff doesn’t make sense but yea were either adding value or tanking

  • U forgot towns , he played like a beast yesterday too bad he got drafted first

  • U forgot towns , he played like a beast yesterday too bad he got drafted first

  • No he was drafted 2nd because he has the biggest potential, not necessarily the best right now. Those two guys are rookies too, but they have been in college for multiple years Grant 4 years and Harrell 3 years. They are far more experienced bball wise and thus why they were drafted so low. All the draft boards said he had the second most potential, but would also take the longest to develop.

  • No he was drafted 2nd because he has the biggest potential, not necessarily the best right now. Those two guys are rookies too, but they have been in college for multiple years Grant 4 years and Harrell 3 years. They are far more experienced bball wise and thus why they were drafted so low. All the draft boards said he had the second most potential, but would also take the longest to develop.

  • Nah, he has to just find his way and learn how he can effect the game best. He’s 19 and plays the pg position. That’s the equivalent of learning the Quarterback position in the nfl. Mudiay had a year of pro ball overseas so he’s ahead of D’Angelo experience-wise. Very few 19 yr old rooks come in playing that position at a high level. The expectations on him at this juncture are not realistic.

  • Nah, he has to just find his way and learn how he can effect the game best. He’s 19 and plays the pg position. That’s the equivalent of learning the Quarterback position in the nfl. Mudiay had a year of pro ball overseas so he’s ahead of D’Angelo experience-wise. Very few 19 yr old rooks come in playing that position at a high level. The expectations on him at this juncture are not realistic.

  • We need a perimeter defender and a backup bigman mitch gotta make some trades

    Someone please mail coach scott some tapes of ball movement from plays of spurs,hawks,gsw….swallow his pride at the same time, tough love but know how to nourish players too

  • We need a perimeter defender and a backup bigman mitch gotta make some trades

    Someone please mail coach scott some tapes of ball movement from plays of spurs,hawks,gsw….swallow his pride at the same time, tough love but know how to nourish players too

  • What do u think IF Kobe is at the bench resting with hibbert,why not go for a ZONE PRESS
    Randle-MWP-nance jr-brown-JC???

  • What do u think IF Kobe is at the bench resting with hibbert,why not go for a ZONE PRESS
    Randle-MWP-nance jr-brown-JC???

  • 50% of the Lakers problems can be solved by playing Defense….If they do that they could be competitive and Win.

  • 50% of the Lakers problems can be solved by playing Defense….If they do that they could be competitive and Win.

  • Scoring 110+ is a good thing, but giving up 120+ is BAD! Cmon we got no problem on offense, it’s our DEFENSE,MOST OF THE TIME IS ALL ABOUT EFFORT AND WANTING TO STOP YOUR OPPONENT

  • Scoring 110+ is a good thing, but giving up 120+ is BAD! Cmon we got no problem on offense, it’s our DEFENSE,MOST OF THE TIME IS ALL ABOUT EFFORT AND WANTING TO STOP YOUR OPPONENT

  • kelly and bass for Taj
    cut sacre in Jan 2016 for Uphaw,if he still not good enough as 3rd tringer, then sign sanders

  • kelly and bass for Taj
    cut sacre in Jan 2016 for Uphaw,if he still not good enough as 3rd tringer, then sign sanders

  • Good evening fellas. I’d say that Kobe is full of it. During the media day, he said during the interview that this season will be all about the development of the young players. Yet on the team’s first couple of games of the regular season, he resorted back to his old selfish ways.

  • Good evening fellas. I’d say that Kobe is full of it. During the media day, he said during the interview that this season will be all about the development of the young players. Yet on the team’s first couple of games of the regular season, he resorted back to his old selfish ways.

  • We agree about THIS not working.
    Re. vets: Which vets?
    Re. youth: Under what system? Laying the Princeton on these guys is bullschlitz. Also, it is out of date as a theory of basketball. We have young legs shooters, we need to run and gun.

  • We agree about THIS not working.
    Re. vets: Which vets?
    Re. youth: Under what system? Laying the Princeton on these guys is bullschlitz. Also, it is out of date as a theory of basketball. We have young legs and shooters, we need to run and gun.

  • Kobe should never be taking the game winning shot this season. Not once should he ever attempt it! Let these young players do it and learn how to handle pressure. Toss them right into the fire!

  • Kobe should never be taking the game winning shot this season. Not once should he ever attempt it! Let these young players do it and learn how to handle pressure. Toss them right into the fire!

  • Weren’t you in favor of cutting Upshaw? Now you want them to add another head-case? Come on Mr. Husky, try and think.

  • Weren’t you in favor of cutting Upshaw? Now you want them to add another head-case? Come on Mr. Husky, try and think.

  • Weren’t you also in favor of hiring Scott? Look at all you fickle fans now changing your tunes!

  • Weren’t you also in favor of hiring Scott? Look at all you fickle fans now changing your tunes!

  • Jackson would be even worse, except he’d just add in his faith to try and influence players which is ridiculous. We need a SMART, MODERN and EXPERIENCED coach!

  • Jackson would be even worse, except he’d just add in his faith to try and influence players which is ridiculous. We need a SMART, MODERN and EXPERIENCED coach!

  • That must mean you were in favor of cutting Upshaw yet you want another lunatic added in his place? That only makes sense to you Daryl.

  • Two different set of circumstances. Upshaw was on our team and proved he was not ready. #GetAClue

  • Uh not really. So you’d rather cut someone who is committed for a guy who constantly quits on other teams? Then we’d be shlt out of luck if he did it to the Lakers? #GreatLogic

  • Just checking cause a lot of you folks were heII bent on him being hired but now you changing your tune. Stay calm big boy! No need to be so aggressive.

  • Get it right as I was never one of those folks. I felt MDA should not have been fired.

  • BTW, Scott and the FO questioned Upshaw’s commitment and that is a big reason he’s on the Defenders.

  • Yes I remember you were a D’Antoni lover along with being up Jim’s butt all the time. The only difference between the two is that MD can draw up a play while BS is clueless. We’d suck either way.

  • No. How many times is too many times for you before you notice a bad pattern of behavior?

  • Yeah because BS and the FO sure have made some great decisions the last four years. I really take their awful opinions to heart. Thanks!

  • That must mean you were in favor of cutting Upshaw yet you want another lunatic added in his place? That only makes sense to you Daryl.

  • Two different set of circumstances. Upshaw was on our team and proved he was not ready. #GetAClue

  • Uh not really. So you’d rather cut someone who is committed for a guy who constantly quits on other teams? Then we’d be shlt out of luck if he did it to the Lakers? #GreatLogic

  • Just checking cause a lot of you folks were heII bent on him being hired but now you changing your tune. Stay calm big boy! No need to be so aggressive.

  • Get it right as I was never one of those folks. I felt MDA should not have been fired.

  • BTW, Scott and the FO questioned Upshaw’s commitment and that is a big reason he’s on the Defenders.

  • sad to say but lakers can only have a new coach in 2019…..can’t help but imagine how the lakers would fare this season,arguably Kobe’s last, if the coach is JVG and Brian Shaw as asst. coach

  • sad to say but lakers can only have a new coach in 2019…..can’t help but imagine how the lakers would fare this season,arguably Kobe’s last, if the coach is JVG and Brian Shaw as asst. coach

  • Yes I remember you were a D’Antoni lover along with being up Jim’s butt all the time. The only difference between the two is that MD can draw up a play while BS is clueless. We’d suck either way.

  • No. How many times is too many times for you before you notice a bad pattern of behavior?

  • Yeah because BS and the FO sure have made some great decisions the last four years. I really take their awful opinions to heart. Thanks!

  • No. After 84 games. I share the idea that we need another coach to attract marquee players but that BS should not be gone before the end of this season.

  • No, after 84 games. I share the idea that we need another coach to attract marquee players but that BS should not be gone before the end of this season.

  • We don’t need another young player with potential. We already have enough of them and almost not enough playing time to develop them all. We need to go after elite veteran players. Let’s max out Harisson Barnes. He could be the missing piece for this team to be fun on the offensive end and focused on the defensive end.

  • We don’t need another young player with potential. We already have enough of them and almost not enough playing time to develop them all. We need to go after elite veteran players. Let’s max out Harisson Barnes. He could be the missing piece for this team to be fun on the offensive end and focused on the defensive end.

  • I honestly can’t think of any coach that has been successful without at least one star player. Scott has none. He had a terrible team last year and an almost completely different team this year. Laker fans are so impatient. And of course the coach gets the blame. How about we give the team time to grow?

  • I honestly can’t think of any coach that has been successful without at least one star player. Scott has none. He had a terrible team last year and an almost completely different team this year. Laker fans are so impatient. And of course the coach gets the blame. How about we give the team time to grow?

  • I’m the one preaching patience!!

    I just believe that BS is the right coach to develop rookies but not the coach vets must find sexy (too old school) and wish to play for.

  • I’m the one preaching patience!!

    I just believe that BS is the right coach to develop rookies but not the coach vets must find sexy (too old school) and wish to play for.

  • If he can harness the potential in these kids and make them winners then vets will play for him.

  • If he can harness the potential in these kids and make them winners then vets will play for him.

  • Kobe shot 2 of 27 from 3. Nobody appreciates what a killer that is to our defense when we give the other team a 3/4 length floor to score on. Plus, Kobe always jacks it up when he gets to touch the ball and demoralizes our offense.

  • Kobe shot 2 of 27 from 3. Nobody appreciates what a killer that is to our defense when we give the other team a 3/4 length floor to score on. Plus, Kobe always jacks it up when he gets to touch the ball and demoralizes our offense.

  • It is because nobody ever agrees with what you say. That’s how they do it.

  • It is because nobody ever agrees with what you say. That’s how they do it.

  • Now with this sort of drivel, can you see why they don’t approve your posts when use gets heavy? Everything you said is just bullschlitz.

  • Now with this sort of drivel, can you see why they don’t approve your posts when use gets heavy? Everything you said is just bullschlitz.

  • The Warriors think so. I think it was his idea for GSW to go small against Cleveland last year in the finals.

    I think Walton would be a very good choice. He just left us, you know. I don’t know if he would come back to work for Jim Buss. We need to ask him, though.

  • The Warriors think so. I think it was his idea for GSW to go small against Cleveland last year in the finals.

    I think Walton would be a very good choice. He just left us, you know. I don’t know if he would come back to work for Jim Buss. We need to ask him, though.

  • You know my dismal take: Nothing will change until Jim Buss leaves. Then we can hire a better quality coach. Then we can tidy up a few players. I have no idea why Metta is on the team, either.

  • You know my dismal take: Nothing will change until Jim Buss leaves. Then we can hire a better quality coach. Then we can tidy up a few players. I have no idea why Metta is on the team, either.

  • Jimmy’s day’s are numbered. His head scratching proclamation is only stalking him and hindering a rebuild process that should not be rushed.

  • Jimmy’s day’s are numbered. His head scratching proclamation is only stalking him and hindering a rebuild process that should not be rushed.

  • BS has done and is doing his prescribed job.Which was to manage Kobe and usher the team into it’s baby-steps into the future by letting the young guys start no matter how ugly it gets.

  • BS has done and is doing his prescribed job.Which was to manage Kobe and usher the team into it’s baby-steps into the future by letting the young guys start no matter how ugly it gets.

  • No, Lakers – drafting @ #2 – had no chance of picking Towns who was already gone by the time Lakers drafted.

  • No, Lakers – drafting @ #2 – had no chance of picking Towns who was already gone by the time Lakers drafted.

  • Sorry. I know how sensitive you are. Sometimes I can hardly stand LN just because it is so slow.

  • Sorry. I know how sensitive you are. Sometimes I can hardly stand LN just because it is so slow.

  • Kobe is such a legend that he has more gravitational pull on the team than Scott. How do you bench Kobe?

  • Kobe is such a legend that he has more gravitational pull on the team than Scott. How do you bench Kobe?

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