Another game. Another loss. Who is to blame for such woes?
The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Chicago Bulls 95-83 on Monday night, continuing the free-fall for the “Purple and Gold.” At 17-24, they currently sit at 12th in the West, four games behind the Houston Rockets for the eighth seed. Not exactly what people expected out of the new-look Lakers.
Who is to blame for the poor start? You could point at the firing of Mike Brown near the beginning of the year. Or possibly Pau Gasol’s terrible play this season (Gasol is down in every major statistical category, including points per game and field goal percentage.) Or, to the vitriol of Laker fans, Kobe Bryant’s recent slump (Bryant is 17-for-54 from the field in the two games on their current road trip.) Kevin Ding, of the Orange County Register, seems to put the blame on one person; Dwight Howard.
Does Howard deserve the blame for their start? Partially. Coming off of back surgery entering the season, there were questions of whether...