Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
LOL, I'm sorry. My basketball team's in the middle of a 12 games in 13 days stretch, () I have Finals coming up in school and a 12 page research paper that's due, and I just don't have the mental energy to talk about these f**ktards right now.
I will say that I'm glad that as of Wednesday's game, D'Antoni actually let someone other than Kobe run PG. And it was nice to see Dwight call out Kobe on his defensive BS. That's gonna be good for the team.
Dwight needs to STFU his elementary school FT shooting has already killed us in a number of games. He doesn't have the right to call out Kobe whatsoever
His FT shooting hasn't killed us. Take the Rockets game for example. He goes 4-8 during Hack-A-Dwight, scoring 4 points on 4 possessions. Then, in the last 4 possessions in the last 2:00, Kobe uses each of them and goes Missed jumper, missed layup, made 3 pointer, missed jumper...scoring 3 points in 4 possessions. But when the game's over, everyone's screaming bloody murder about Dwight. It's basic math. Dwight's FT shooting is frustrating as hell, but it's still an effective scoring opportunity as long as he's making about 50% of them. Most possessions down the stretch yield less than 1 point per possession.
The problem down the stretch of that Houston game and the Orlando game was our defense. You know how many points we gave up in the last 6 minutes of each those games? 52. 52 points in 12 minutes. But Dwight's FT shooting was the big problem?
He was absolutely right to call Kobe out on his s**tty helpside defense on the pick & roll, and our defense picked up considerably after that. They're both big boys. I'm glad to see them holding each other accountable. Kobe's been a sacred cow for too long. I'm glad there's someone on the court with him with the gravitas to hold him accountable for his defensive mistakes, and I think Nash has the same clout on the other end. It's not about blame, it's about accountability. This is healthy.