Saturday, June 23, 2012

"Lakers appear clueless and sound ridiculous."?

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T.J. Simers, a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times wrote an interesting article today that I'm sure will raise many eye brows.

Below are excerpts but you be the judge, click here to read his article in its entirety.

His opening statement begins:
 "Listen to yourselves, Lakers fans." "Reread your email and look in the mirror: You appear clueless and sound ridiculous."
"The Lakers are doomed to fail over the next two seasons and you are only kidding yourself if you think something can be done to change it."
He continues to say:
"Like the fading MVP chants in Staples, try as he will, there's just not enough left to muster another championship run."
"Kobe hit 43% of his shots this season on bolstered confidence, his worst shooting performance since starting one game his second season in the league."
"The best closer in the game, as he is so often described, really is no longer the best."
His closing statement:
"I'm telling you, it is so much easier to be a Clippers fan. No expectations, no crazy talk about getting better, not even a general manager on the payroll with the NBA draft and free agency set to begin this week."

So, is Mr. Simers' article a product of convenient timing knowing very well that the Miami Heat just won their first title since acquiring LeBron? Is he fishing for bandwagon approval?

Kobe fan or not, you can't ignore the discouraging stats that he's provided. What do you think? Is he telling the truth or is he just another hot topic writer rehashing the obvious with no care for the peripheral?



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