Kobe Bryant is about to go off!
You can pick any topic of Bryant’s frustration.
1) Dwight Howard suck ass at free throw shooting.
2) Pau Gasol looks lost in the Mike D’Antoni system, or maybe he just doesn’t fit in.
3) The Lakers don’t have a deep bench, don’t have a bench at all from what I see.
4) Defense is not in their vocabulary, what do you expect when D’Antoni is running the team.
5) Steve Nash has been is healing very slowly. Once again, what do expect, the man is 38 about to hit 39 in February.
Kobe was frustrated Sunday night after the Lakers lost to the Orlando Magic at the Staple Center…yes, the 6-10 Orlando Magic; here’s his rant.
“I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room if it doesn’t happen. It’s the attitude you have to have. Metta (World Peace) is the same way. Dwight (Howard) has it in him as well. Even though he smiles a lot, he cares a lot about this. Come hell or high water, this has to get done.”
Bryant’s rant eventually moved on to Gasol and his struggles, with Gasol not feeling comfortable in Mike D’Antoni’s offense and not getting touches in the post. Kobe said he had to put on his “big boy pants.”
“Pau has to make some adjustments, obviously, to his game. He might not be posting up as much as he likes, but he just has to adjust.
The reality is, I’ve adjusted. I’ve never run this many screen-and-rolls in my entire life. But I’ve worked on it. I’ve worked on handling the ball; worked on coming off screens and making plays. I’m used to being in the post much, much more. You have to adjust; you have to master what it is we’re trying to do here. Pau’s talented enough and good enough to be able to do that.”
Come on Kobe, you know Pau Gasol is mentally soft and he will not overcome that, especially after being benched as much as he does in the final 4-6 minutes of games. I know that when Nash comes back, if he doesn’t adjust to D’Antoni system soon, expect to see him on the trading block.
Kobe wants a sixth ring desperately and he will do anything to get it, if you don’t see that he’s in to tough love, if the Lakers keep going down this mediocre road, Kobe will lock the locker room door after a Lakers loss and someone gonna get hurt mentally AND physically; you can believe that!
Written by AG2