Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Mike Brown is the easy scapegoat. He's replacing Phil Jackson, the greatest manager of athletic egos in the history of sports. Brown is a defensive-minded coach operating in Showtime Los Angeles. Whatever is wrong with the Lakers -- and there was plenty wrong the final three quarters Thursday night inside the Staples Center against the Oklahoma City Thunder -- must be traced to Brown, the coach with the audacity to bench Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum in back-to-back games. Mike Brown is clearly in over his head. Or maybe he's not? Maybe Kobe Bryant is the problem. Maybe 7-foot center Andrew Bynum jacked up a transition 3-pointer against Golden State on Tuesday in rebellion against the Black Mamba rather than Mike Brown. Maybe Bynum chuckled on the bench, promised to continue pulling up from behind the arc and appeared totally insubordinate to Brown as a passive-aggressive way of tweaking Kobe Bryant. Maybe Bynum sees what I saw Thursday night from my seat at the Staples Center: ...
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  • I literally just made an account on here so i can comment on your rediculously ignorant article. I dont disagree that Kobe does take to many shots sometimes difficult ones that he doesnt need to take instead of going for an easier basket but you want to blame him for the Lakers struggles? The Lakers literally have no bench players to step up and even be able to score, besides Bynum and Gasol the Lakers have no one who is proven to be consistent. You want to talk about Durant and James being young and gun superstars? Well its often easier to score when you have pieces around you that are actually good and can make there own shots i.e Westbrook, Harden, Wade, Bosh with good bench teams. You are a completely ignorant Odom was dealt because he was hurt about being traded and wanted to leave and by the way have you seen his play as of late? Its called shaving salary cap. Fisher gone because the Lakers needed a younger point guard to run BROWNS system. Fisher was perfect for the triangle as was Odom which was another reason he was dealt because he wouldnt serve a big role in Browns system. Maybe Bynum and other players arent buying into his offensive scheme. We see Fisher was dealt away and is with Oklahoma and id say he's far from any cronie seeing that he was the one that kept them in the game in the second quarter. Popovich is a great coach that is why he is able to consistently shock every year with how the Spurs play. He sits Duncan and doesnt play him games, and still finds a way to win but he also has an amazing off the radar point guard in Parker who no one seems to give enough credit. Everyone in that franchise seems to support Kobe and back him and he must be pretty good if he was the key player to win the last two championships that the Lakers won. Even at the beginning of the season he was two and three rebounds or assist from putting up triple doubles. So maybe you should develop a more logical arguement before being like every other Laker/Kobe hater and blaming him, maybe you should actually look at the team and the overall picture before you post rediculous arguements.
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