Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by StOnEy333:
It sucks to check out of the playoffs so early, but I'm not too broken hearted about it. The past 3 years have been a dream come true for some franchises. To some of us, it's just the norm. 3 straight Finals trips, with back to back titles is an amazing run.
I wasn't happy at all with the moves made to solidify the bench. You all know how I feel about #9. As I expected, he did absolutely nothing to contribute during the season or the playoffs. In my eyes, the downfall started when he signed. Every single one of you disagreed with me, but look who knew what was up all along.
I hope the owners and players work things out quickly. It'll be interesting to see what the front office does with the roster.
This is true and Barnes was a huge disappointment. But the other teams are also much better this year. Spurs ran into a freaking team that jumped up at them like Rambo popping out of the water with guns blazing.
I won't disagree that other teams got better, but when the Lakers went on their run after the All-Star break, they looked to everybody like the team to beat. Unfortunately for us Laker fans, it's quite apparent that they blew their wad too early.