Originally written January 07, 2013 on StraitPinkie.com:
If the Lakers need a new sponsor maybe the makers of the HurryCane® should be getting a call about right now! Showtime has turned into Rehab Time as the Lakers have suffered through a rough start that has included a decidely unsuccessful coaching change. Mike D’Antoni was brought in with grumblings and those grumblings have turned into a loud chorus as the Lakers have been unable to find their footing. Even though they are only the 4th oldest team in the association, they seem to carry their age much worse than their elders (Knicks,Heat, and Clippers). The team boasts the leagues highest average salary ($6.7 M) and is certainly not getting very good bang for their buck. D’Antoni’s style of play has not fit in with the make up of this team and that includes it’s too biggest names, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. Kobe is leading the league in scoring at 30.5 but has taken 119 more shots (726 total) than any player in the NBA while taking 367 more shots than any other Laker!!! Metta...
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