Found January 11, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
The Los Angeles Lakers sit squarely out of postseason contention with a record of 15-20 on January 12 of the 2012-13 season. Despite that, executive vice president Jim Buss thinks the team is “very solid” and there is no need to “blow it up.” Now, I don’t claim to be any kind of mental health professional, but I truly believe that Buss the Younger needs to seek the help of someone who is. The Lakers have been an absolute disaster so far this season. Despite an MVP-like campaign by Kobe Bryan (who leads the NBA with 30.1 points per game), Los Angeles has been terrible. Yes, injuries to center Dwight Howard, point guard Steve Nash and power forward Pau Gasol have been huge blows but still, the team’s problems run much deeper than that. Buss decided Mike D’Antoni and his up-tempo offense was the right fit for the Lakers, despite the team’s aging roster. While the Lakers are scoring 103.2 points per game (fourth in the NBA) they can’t guard anyone. D’Antoni’s teams have always struggled...
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