|I'm just sayin' tho...! If we ain't winning..."|
Last summer Laker fans were going crazy about the potential of their newly renovated squad. They made a huge trade for Buster Brown himself, Dwight Howard. Then they went out and got 137 year old Steve Nash to run the point. All I heard were boyz talking trash about how good this team would be and that they were automatically in the hunt for the NBA title! Like LeBron & Co. went out of business or something and were all of a sudden washing windows on South Beach.
The problem is they were listening to all of these clowns that report on sports that know absolutely nothing about sports! If you’ve been paying attention or have even been alive for the past 2 and a half years you knew that the combination of Kobe and Dwight wasn’t going to work. I tried to tell you boyz last summer that it wouldn’t work but y’all keep listening to the talking heads just talking.
Dwight Howard is a straight up buster that can’t make up his mind on what he ever wants to do. He strung Orlando out for nearly 2 years just trying to make a decision on whether he would stay or leave. Kobe Bryant is the old guy on the job that’s about to retire so whatever comes up comes out. There is no filter with this cat at this point. So you can't put those two together and expect it to work. The personalities are on opposite extremes bruh and they can't peacefully co-exist. It would be cool if it was all about Kobe and he could win by himself but he can’t. At some point these two are going to squab right in the locker room because the old man is going to say something crazy to the young boy and Kobe will come out looking like a bobble head. Trust me!
He’s already making comments like, “Pau needs to put his big boy pants on” and I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker if we don’t fix things” etc. Winning has more to do with team chemistry than anything! You can’t keep calling boyz out in the media and expect them to respond positively. If nothing else a REAL cat would be sitting in his locker with his hands around Kobe's throat. It’s cool to go off behind closed doors but to publicly blast folks takes it to a whole different level homeboy and if he’s not ready for what comes with that he needs to simmer down like the old timers used to say.
Sure he's got 5 rings and is the team leader but Dwight is Dwight and you can't change that! His personality doesn't respond to the tough guy talk etc! So when he snaps I just wanna see the look on Kobe's face when the monster gets loose! He's going to be like the kid that's been throwing rocks at the neighbors dog and the chain finally breaks. I'd say give it about 60 games or so! Hilarious!
See Pau isn’t gonna get down like that because he’s not from here and is wired differently. Buster Brown is but he’s weak mentally so Kobe feels empowered to keep talking crazy to these duns. However, at some point the little man with the horns is gonna stand up on Dwight's shoulder and say, "Man you how long you gone let this cat keep talking crazy to you? I wouldn't take that if I were you!" At that point he's gonna to snap and fire on The Black Mamba. Put that on ya momma!
After only 17 games and an 8-9 start Buster Brown is already talking about throwing in the towel in LA. In a recent interview he said, "So I want to do it the best that I can and I'm going to take everything in I can to get what I can out of the NBA. Which, for me, is winning a championship. So if I have to play on another team or do whatever I have to do to get one, that's my goal. This is my passion, so I'll continue to fight."
Now for a cat to say that 17 games in it’s about to be a fight in that locker room because you know Kobe can’t hold his tongue right about now. Oh yeah, Steve Nash is propped up in the corner on that bad leg smelling like Ben Gay, moth balls and dentures watching the whole thing go down.
Did I forget to mention that Jim Buss is running the team like Willie Wonka and the Ump Lumpa’s have taken over the joint? D’Antoni is a mediocre coach at best that doesn't know the first thing about managing personalities and Phil is sitting at the crib laughing at these boyz! I would say that I feel sorry for #LakerNation but I don’t because they really believe that it’s going to work itself out! In the famous words of Malcolm X, “ You’ve been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Ran amok!” The jokes on you homeboy!
Holla At Ya Boy!
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