Originally written January 07, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES Bill Parcells, the Super Bowl-winning football coach, thoroughbred horse owner and noted philosopher once uttered, You are what your record says you are. Are you listening, Lakers? Mike DAntoni needs to post a sign with that sentence in the teams locker room, home and road. You are what your record says you are. After a 112-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets, the Lakers stand at 15-18, losers of three in a row. If Parcells theory is right, their record says theyre a bad team -- getting worse by the contest. This is a little perplexing, is the best DAntoni could come up with while evaluating his 13th loss in 23 games as Lakers head coach. When they take 19 more shots at the basket than we do (101-82), its hard to overcome. We (shot a better percentage); turnovers and fast-break points just killed us. If youre thinking youve heard this line of reasoning from DAntoni, you have. After nearly every loss since he took over as head coach, hes said basically the same thing. ...
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