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The Lakers are 0-2, and they’re already getting hammered in the media.The main criticism: The Princeton offence that coach Mike Brown is trying to run minimizes the strengths of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.
Yesterday, Kobe Bryant answered those critics with some harsh words, saying the rush to judgement after two games is “stupid” and ignorant of how the Lakers have won their titles over the past decade.
Here’s Kobe, via the Los Angeles Times:
“I just … I don’t understand … the city here … for me not trying to bite my tongue and not calling them dumb, which I kinda just did. They’ve seen us win multiple championships here, playing an offence that was tough to learn, that was a sequence of options that weren’t set plays that took five guys being on the same page of working together.
“They know how that stuff works. For them to be so stupid now. They say, ‘Well, let Steve [Nash] dribble the ball around and create opportunities for everybody. And let Dwight [Howard] post up and let me iso.’ It’s … I don’t want to say idiotic, but it’s close.”
Kobe also stood up for his coach, telling critics to shut up since his coach can’t:
“Yeah because I’ve won, so I can. Mike, it would be a little tougher for him to say that. So I’ll say it for him: Everybody shut up. Let us work.”
The Lakers face a tough game tonight against the Clippers, and Steve Nash probably won’t play. So things could get worse before they turn around in Lakerville.
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