Looks like the Lakers will be a #4 seed which means they'll have to win two road series, so much for running the table huh Matt?
Uh... Who the hell would be so stupid as to make such an asinine prediction?!? Surely not I...
The Lakers are pathetic. No idea what the hell goes on these guy's heads sometimes.
Kobe hasn't scored, and has only attempted THREE shots midway through the third quarter... WTF is that all about? I'll tell you what. He heard more gripes about his ball hogging, and said "OK, let's see what YOU guys can do without me," and then proceeded to intentionally be completely uninvolved in practically the entire game. Why Phil doesn't chew his ass out for that and tell him to start putting some shots up is beyond me. Another reason why I think Phil isn't nearly the coach everyone makes him out to be. He may be good at "pre-game planning", but his gametime motivational skills and coaching leave a LOT to be desired IMO.
I've been pretty unimpressed with Payton most of the year, especially his defense (granted, he doesn't get the ball or the shots as much as he's used to), but now I've even noticed that Malone is getting WORKED over on defense as well, especially the boards. As much as I hate to say it, and as much as I've been trying to ignore it, these guys are really starting to show their age, and prove that they're well past their prime.
I knew they wouldn't play like they did during the prime of their careers, but what I've seen from them throughout much of the season is far less than what I expected when we signed them.
Add to that whatever the hell problems Shaq and Kobe are going through, and our pathetically underachieving bench (and the usual injuries), and you've got a recipe for disaster. If 4 Hall of Famers (five with the coach), including 2 in their prime, can't pull their $h!t together here, you're gonna have one helluva lot of pissed off fans here in SoCal.
Meanwhile, the Wolves and Spurs continue to steamroll into the playoffs. Right now, I'd have to say they're the teams to beat, even though I still think my boys will pull it together and get the job done in the end. Sacto even got spanked again tonight by the lowly Nuggets. They're in the toilet even worse than we are right now! Damned Lakers...