Found December 04, 2012 on Taking Bad Schotz:
To say the Lakers have started off shaky would be an understatement. 0-12 in the preseason followed by a 1-4 start to the regular season sent coach Mike Brown packing. Bernie Bickerstaff lead the Lakers back to .500 at 5-5, but since D’antoni has been on board, the Lakers have again fallen to 8-9. The problems are endless, both on the court and off. The Lakers seem as though they cannot find their rhythm. I still wouldn’t count them out quite yet for 3 reasons. 1. Kobe Bryant Photo Credit: US Presswire This man has won 5 championships with an assortment of pieces. The only consistent piece that has remained throughout all five is himself. Kobe can take over a game at moment’s notice and usually does so. And for those who say Kobe ruins the offense by taking too many poor shots, consider his Field Goal %, 3-PT Field Goal %, and Assists per game: each is higher than his career average. Not only that, but Kobe understands what needs to be done to win. He will call out his teammates (...
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