Found January 10, 2013 on
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The Mike D'Antoni error is in full swing in the Los Angeles. Remember when Steve Nash's return was going to save the Lakers? Ah, seems like only yesterday. Well, it was only about two weeks ago. And now we have reports that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard almost got into it in the locker room. Welcome to LA, the land of soap operas.Since Steve Nash returned from his leg injury, the Lakers are 3-6, and are mired in a five-game losing streak. Since the Lakers fired Mike Brown, they are 14-16. And now they're paying two coaches. Nice move, guys.If the playoffs started today, the Lakers would be staring at an extended vacation. Keep in mind., the last time the Lakers didn't make the playoffs was the 2004-05 season. That was the purge season, when Kobe shipped Shaquille O'Neal to Miami the Lakers traded Shaquille O'Neal to Miami.Even Kobe acknowledge what we've been saying for a while. He told a group of reporters "Cause we’re old as s---,” referencing the ...
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