Posts Tagged ‘Jason Kidd’


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After the struggles we’ve seen from the los Angeles Lakers who are 15-16 one of their stars has a word to say.

Kobe speaks his mind saying “we’re old as shit,” but that’s nothing new. He then continued,”You just saw an old damn team,I don’t know how else to put it to you. We’re just slow. You saw a team over there that was just younger and just had fresher legs and just played with more energy, and we were just stuck in the mud. I think individually we all have to figure out how to get ourselves ready each and every game to have a high level of energy. That’s all that is.” All this was said following their 103-99 to the Philadelphia 76ers.

This statement wasn’t just made about the loss but of all their struggles this far. Honestly to me excuses are excuses.
Look at Jason Kidd is doing, he’s also old but he isn’t slowing down. I think that this has come to a surprise to them because just a season ago this team was making noise and they could have even been in the finals and now their foresight isn’t even looking like they’ll make the playoffs.

If L.A continues on this road what will the future hold for them and Dwight Howard. Howard won’t want to stay in L.A if they continue to play like crap.

A better excuse would have been to say that right now this team is unstable because of the coaching situation that’s been on going.

What the Lakers need to do is stop finding excuses get back to practice and find a new game plan that works for the players and not for the coach.

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It was the defending champion Dallas Mavericks that were the first to be sent back home packing. The Oklahoma City Thunder completed the first series sweep in the playoffs this year. The Thunder took game four 103-97 in Dallas. Dirk  Nowitzki and the Mavs had a 13 point lead on Kevin Durant and the Thunder in the fourth quarter until James Harden scored 15. I mean what do you expect when its one guy vs three. Dirk is the only big time player Dallas has, and OKC has Durant, Russell Westbrook and Harden. Harden finished with 29 points (leading OKC), 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block. When Harden spoke with the press he had this to say about his performance,”I got into attack mode, I was determined to make plays.”  Dirk can’t handle three different threats at once. That’s why Dallas doesn’t look like the same team they were a little less than a year ago when they beat the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship. Mark Cuban will really need to bring in some key players to surround Nowitzki if he ever wants a Championship contending team again. Jason Kidd might have played his last NBA game being the oldest player on the court at the age of 39. So  Mark Cuban is just losing talent left and right. Dallas just became the second team (who was the defending champs) in the past five seasons to have been swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs. OKC now awaits to play the winner of the L.A Lakers v.s Denver Nuggets series.