Re: A prophet....NOT Chicken Little
posted at 1/2/2011 10:54 AM EST
In Response to Re: A prophet....NOT Chicken Little
[QUOTE]" guess that kinda makes me a prophet." No. It makes you master of the obvious. Did you predict Delonte's injury? No. Did you say Rondo would sprain his ankle? No. You predicted an older team would have some injury issues. Wooooow. That was exactly the plan going into the season. Meantime, you are hanging some hopes on Theo Ratliff. That gave me a good laugh. I always thought the Lakers would compete in the west for one of the top spots, and they are in it just as I thought. Does that make me a prophet? I thought Bynum would struggle with injuries and he has - wow I'm a genius. What you need to be worried about is that for this Lakers team to actually advance to the finals and win, this has to become Pau Gasol's team, not Kobe's. (until the last five minutes of the game). After a hot start where Kobe laid low and let Pao do his thing, Kobe has resumed his role of jacking up too many bad shots. Oh hey, while we're at it, did you predict that Lamar Odom would be strongly considered as an all star? I didn't think so. How about that Jordan Farmar would have a surprisingly good year once he left the Lakes? Didn't think so. Here's what I predict: I predict that the Lakers will lose in the Western Conf finals to San Antonio. And I predict you won't be man enough to come in here when they do and take your lumps. Have fun trolling on other fans' boards mr obvious!
Posted by BostonTrollSpanker[/QUOTE]
I pointed out the obvious to the highly delusional Celtics fan base who are already making plans for hanging banner 18. Highly unlikely.
Theo Ratliff wasn't brought in to be a savior. He knows it, Phil knows it, and everybody in LA knows it. He was brought in for a specific role. I had to laugh at some of the players the C's brought in. Shaq and JON haven't scared anybody. Nate remains inconsistent. We're more than happy with our bench versus the C's bench.
As far as Farmar, I've watched his career since he was playing at Taft High, so many of us ALWAYS believed he would be a solid player...like Aaron Afflalo, or Gilbert Arenas, or Baron Davis, etc., etc. A lot of our area kids play at a VERY HIGH level in Los Angeles. He just needed a place to play where he wasn't backing a future hall of famer.
Like I said, many of you Boston fans have tried burying the Lakers (probably cause most of you DON'T want to see the Lakers tie the C's at 17) in the early part of the season. Even if the Lakers don't win home court against the Spurs or Mavs, they have the talent and experience to take a 7 game series in the West. The Spurs have been lucky so far in that they haven't had any serious injury...yet! But as I said, it's still early and all things will even out.