|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM|
I dislike Lebron James more than Howard, but it seems to me that Howard is a cancer, and not the mega star that he's been hyped out to be. When rumors swirled about two seasons ago that Dwight may be an option for the Celtics I was all over that, but sometime last year I was done with it. I thought how great it would be for Rondo's career, but now it would be a disaster. Rondo, much like Kobe wouldn't stand Howard's joke first mentality.
"I think this will be the start of a new season for us tonight," Howard said after the team's shootaround Wednesday in preparation for their game against the Memphis Grizzlies. "Hopefully our effort and energy is where it needs to be tonight. But, it starts with me. I have to bring it."
Or, in contemporary terms: "Now what?"
Over the past four months, the Los Angeles Lakers have tried just about everything to fix themselves. In mostly chronological order: They changed their system, fired their coach, hired a new coach, who brought in a new system, which needed a point guard who had a broken leg that took a long time to heal, which threw off everything else, so they all preached patience until he was healthy, and then they all felt good for about a week once he was, but then a bunch of other guys got hurt, and then they had to preach patience again, but all the while they kept losing and everyone grew frustrated, and now it might be too late anyway, but it doesn't matter because they seem further away than ever.
Oh, and Pau Gasol has gone from perennial All-Star to miscast sixth man just trying to make the best of it because he loves Los Angeles.
And Dwight Howard only seems to look like Dwight Howard the Lakers thought they were getting this summer every other game or so as he continues to recover his athleticism after back surgery.
And Steve Blake is nowhere to be found with an assortment of injuries. And Jodie Meeks -- once a savior -- is now parked on the bench. Because Antawn Jamison, who just endured a similar cycle, finally got off the bench. But even he can't really hold a candle to Earl Clark, who is starting now after being forgotten for the first three months of the season.
I could keep going ... but let's just skip to the point.
The Lakers are broken, and nobody seems to know how to fix them.
"It's very, very tough, very, very by Browse to Save">frustrating," Kobe Bryant said Tuesday. "I'm just trying to keep my cool."
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