Lakers' defense has been lacking

Lakers' defense has been lacking

There are 21 comments on the LA Daily News story from Dec 5, 2008, titled Lakers' defense has been lacking. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

It's all mental, according to Kobe Bryant. It's also all physical. And, well, you have to give the opponents credit, too.

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apujac

San Marcos, TX

#1 Dec 5, 2008
fish need to be benched and start farmer. farmer is quicker and better guard than fish. he can shoot, guard, and drive to the basket with ease. fisher, on the other hand, will drive and more often than not, will not finish.
Fight On

Newbury Park, CA

#2 Dec 5, 2008
Fish has never been able to finish, but he's a smarter player than Farmar. Farmar has not proven that he's a good defender. He gets beat off the dribble just as much as Fish does. Until that changed, he won't be starting.
Coolwhip

Fontana, CA

#3 Dec 5, 2008
yes
Coolwhip

Fontana, CA

#4 Dec 5, 2008
What should be said about the Lakers is that they have the best offense in the league. Our defense on the other hand is lazy, but we are really good on defense when we want to be. Having said that, we will do great this regular season and dominate in the playoffs. Come Finals, however, we will have to play defense if we expect to beat the Celtics or Cavs or whoever we play. Offense is great, but defense wins championships.
Poiker

Fontana, CA

#5 Dec 5, 2008
i have to disagree with u coolwhip. i dont think the lakers are good enough to win a championchip. so when they play the celtics on xmas day you will know just how bad the lakers are.
Coolwhip

Fontana, CA

#6 Dec 5, 2008
So did anyone watch that crappy game last night between the Raiders and the Chargers. Yes it seems that the Raiders are the best High School in the nation. Al Davis is a joke, a miserable old man still living the glory days of the 70's and 80's now those were good football teams. If they have any chance to win again they must hire someone to kill Al Davis so that they can get a new owner in there who actually knows what they are doing. Oh, by the way, you suck Poiker.
Fight On

Camarillo, CA

#7 Dec 5, 2008
Coolwhip wrote:
What should be said about the Lakers is that they have the best offense in the league. Our defense on the other hand is lazy, but we are really good on defense when we want to be. Having said that, we will do great this regular season and dominate in the playoffs. Come Finals, however, we will have to play defense if we expect to beat the Celtics or Cavs or whoever we play. Offense is great, but defense wins championships.
The Cavs record is a farce, they haven't beaten ANYONE of quality except Utah without Deron Williams.
The Lakers will be fine, it's hard to complain about 15-2.
Swett

Ithaca, NY

#8 Dec 5, 2008
apujac wrote:
fish need to be benched and start farmer. farmer is quicker and better guard than fish. he can shoot, guard, and drive to the basket with ease. fisher, on the other hand, will drive and more often than not, will not finish.
First of all, it's FARMAR! Secondly, Farmar is best with the second unit because he's most effective when creating steals and driving to the basket in the open court while Fisher is best with the starters because their approach is more methodical and triangle-oriented. You have to look at the big picture.
Wondering Joe the Plumber

Vacaville, CA

#9 Dec 5, 2008
Like I mentioned before, Bynum or anyone who is in his age group do not deserve the kind of money he got for reconstruction his contract. Ever since, he has not shown any domination like he did the year before he got injured. He had to prove something to Kobe last year that he is a better center than Kobe thinks he is. He did that in some fashion and Kobe and the media agreed. This year, I have yet to see the hustle and domination that he is expected to display for all that money they're paying him. Kendrix Perkins is playing better than him and getting just a percentage of what he is getting and the Celtics are going to run over them the same way they did last year until Kobe speaks about him again.

“Just Another Day In Paradise”

Since: Oct 08

California

#10 Dec 5, 2008
Poiker wrote:
i have to disagree with u coolwhip. i dont think the lakers are good enough to win a championchip. so when they play the celtics on xmas day you will know just how bad the lakers are.
The Celtics SUCK!!

“Just Another Day In Paradise”

Since: Oct 08

California

#11 Dec 5, 2008
Wondering Joe the Plumber wrote:
Like I mentioned before, Bynum or anyone who is in his age group do not deserve the kind of money he got for reconstruction his contract. Ever since, he has not shown any domination like he did the year before he got injured. He had to prove something to Kobe last year that he is a better center than Kobe thinks he is. He did that in some fashion and Kobe and the media agreed. This year, I have yet to see the hustle and domination that he is expected to display for all that money they're paying him. Kendrix Perkins is playing better than him and getting just a percentage of what he is getting and the Celtics are going to run over them the same way they did last year until Kobe speaks about him again.
Same goes for you....... the Celtics SUCK!!!
otutra

Bay Shore, NY

#12 Dec 5, 2008
lakers must play hard if they want d tropy or else cel will come back cos they play hard tough and rough trust me if u do 10yrs u previl
Fight On

Newbury Park, CA

#13 Dec 5, 2008
Another sorry a$$ game tonight, just like Indiana. Luckily Washington sucks more.

“Just Another Day In Paradise”

Since: Oct 08

California

#14 Dec 5, 2008
Fight On wrote:
Another sorry **** game tonight, just like Indiana. Luckily Washington sucks more.
I am a huge Laker fan, but them blowing their big leads in the 4th quarter is REALLY getting OLD. They need to do something and fast!!
Pistons Eat Poop

Evansville, IN

#15 Dec 8, 2008
Revenge from the 2000 NBA finals baby!!!!!!!!!!
Pistons Eat Poop

Evansville, IN

#16 Dec 8, 2008
Fight On wrote:
Another sorry a$$ game tonight, just like Indiana. Luckily Washington sucks more.
And so does Detroit.
Pistons Eat Poop

Evansville, IN

#17 Dec 8, 2008
Coolwhip wrote:
So did anyone watch that crappy game last night between the Raiders and the Chargers. Yes it seems that the Raiders are the best High School in the nation. Al Davis is a joke, a miserable old man still living the glory days of the 70's and 80's now those were good football teams. If they have any chance to win again they must hire someone to kill Al Davis so that they can get a new owner in there who actually knows what they are doing. Oh, by the way, you suck Poiker.
I did, that game sucked. And dude no offense to you as a Raiders fan or anything. But in that game the Raiders looked worst then the Lions did on thanksgiving.

PS.
Al Davis does suck him Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder are the 3 biggest jokes as owners of any professional sports team. And I highly doubt either one of them ever gets another super bowl ring. But I wouldn't worry too much you Cally guys still do have your Lakers, Ducks, Dodgers and Angels.
Pistons Eat Poop

Evansville, IN

#18 Dec 8, 2008
Fight On wrote:
Fish has never been able to finish, but he's a smarter player than Farmar. Farmar has not proven that he's a good defender. He gets beat off the dribble just as much as Fish does. Until that changed, he won't be starting.
Screw you Fish sucks, he's old and slow. I'd take either TJ Ford, Jordan Farmar, J-Jack, or even Travis Deaner over him any day of the week.
Montebello man

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Dec 8, 2008
Swett wrote:
<quoted text>
First of all, it's FARMAR! Secondly, Farmar is best with the second unit because he's most effective when creating steals and driving to the basket in the open court while Fisher is best with the starters because their approach is more methodical and triangle-oriented. You have to look at the big picture.
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.
Fight On

Camarillo, CA

#20 Dec 8, 2008
Jarrett Jack sucks, whoever mentioned him over Fish is high.

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