BEAT MY FIVE the 16th time NBA Champions

LA LAKERS

I think its time for me to share this about one of my Fav team in the NBA. Alam ko mostly sa mga Filipino lalo na sa mga younger viewers of the game, maka MIAMI HEAT kayo. I don’t blame y’all, I think they got this year championship in the bag. (Pero mukhang magigging boring ang finals, parang mas nakaka excite pa ung laban ng Ginabra kahit na swept sila – kapag nag kataon).

But I am a Purple and Gold Fan, right after Bulls won their sixth championship title, at nawala na si Jordan, Lakers nakaagad ako nakatutok, so Ive seen and analyze everything about them. Now I don’t want Filipinos think that I am a wannabe ESPN analyst. Pero the past week since Lakers ended their season after getting swept by Duncan and the Spurs, Filipino Men, (usually) analyze it differently and or incorrectly. WHICH PROVES MY POINT THAT FILIPINO AS AN NBA/MIAMI HEAT FAN ARE JUST GOING FOR THAT TEAM DAHIL BATA AT MAGALING SILA, BUT NEVER REALLY UNDERSTOOD WHY THEY ARE GREAT! SO LET ME EDUCATE YOU FILIPINO FANS! At least pagdating sa Lakers.

I would like to educate everyone about this:  LAKER PROBLEMS

I would like to talk about their problems besides the injuries, na nag resulta sa napaka panget na season sa napaka star studded na team: At PROMISE IBANG IBA SA NAIISIP NYO! SO EVEN BEFORE YOU GLOAT ABOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE GAME TO YOUR FELLOW FILIPINO LALAKE, try to read further.

BEAT MY FIVE: LAKER PROBLEMS

1. COACH MIKE – Kung titignan nyo ng malapitan that his system doesn’t gel with the old Laker roster. Kung talagang fan ka ng NBA alam mo na ang coach nila ngayon ay dating coach ng SUNS at ALAM MO RIN na may book na sinulat sa kanya na ang tawag ay 7 Second play (KUNG HINDI MO ALAM THINK TWICE KUNG FAN KA NGA). Pero to educate y’all ang rationale about the play is to score kaagad within 7 second kasi kung i-sum mo nga naman after 48 mins mas marami parin kayong possesion at most likely you will win the game. At nag-work un sa kela Nash and mga big men ng SUNS. PERO HINDI SA LAKERS. His style of play demands them to run, cut, slash and scores. Kung matatanda na ang player mo at taking in consideration ung mismong roster na meron sila, ma iinjured at magreresult lang palage sa turn over ito. At hindi lang ako ang naka pansin nito, everyday at every loss na natamo nila sa season, ang suggestion ng players even pati si Phil Jackson, is palitan at gamitin ng mabuti ang mga players ng Lakers. Pero ni hindi man lang sya nag comment and nagiba ng plano. STUBBORN!! Character issue to na laging mag iimpose ng problem moving forward sa team na to, dahil wala namang team na constant. Constant o hindi nag babago ang age, roster at kung ano ano pa. So kung di ka makikinig, hindi sila mag ggrow!

– At dun sa mga nagiisip na dapat si Steve Nash at Howard ang talagang nag take over? wag muna kayo umepal, first of all, Nash is not the same nung nakarang two/three years ago. SO hindi natin alam kung mag wwork pa un. At second, ni hindi nga sya nakapaglaro ng 20 games straight eh. So walang prueba na ma pprove un, at you need to keep reading para malaman mo na mali itong theory na to.

2. Dwight Howard – Meron syang character issues, para sa akin, whenever lahat ng bagay around him falls down at padami na ng padami na ang problema, he tends to quit. Nangyare un sa previous team nya diba?? And I don’t know if anyone noticed, pero hindi nag improve ng ganun katulad ng other legends/greats na Centers nag karoon na ng “GO TO MOVES.” Mag isip ka ng 1 or 2 moves na katulad ng kay O’neal or Kareem, na may Sky hook o may one step hook or turn around force dunk? Wala diba? pansinin mo ung mga huling game nya parang aligator ung kamay nya na sumisiksik sa loob tapos palobo lang na pasa tapos katawan katawan lang. That move wont last you or survive your  game, kapag nasa 30s ka na!

3. TEAM Roster – Naging “OA” masyado ang management to think na kapag nilagay mo lahat ng pinaka magagaling na hindi nirerecognize ang (1)character, (2)Age. at (3) their ability to play with co-superstar. Ay borderline suicide at pagsasayang ng pera. The Roster na meron sila doesn’t complement their play at mga style ng paglalaro nila. This is one of the reason why kung bakit sobrang galing ng MIAMI HEAT turn out to be. Kasi for me dalawa lang ang superstar nila. Dwade and LBJ. Bosh… a star but still replaceable. At kapag ganun teamates and every body else on the team tends to know and learn their role. At kaya sila magaling dahil they know what they can or cant do. At kung pinuno mo ang isang team ng 5 to 7 superstar? Na effective kapag hawak ang bola, then you must have the greatest management and coaching staff, dahil sobrang hirap paandarin ang ganung team.

– This is not the first “super stack” roster ng Lakers, remember this?

The Glove, Diesel, Mailman, Black Mamba... Rick Fox, well not the last one.. =D
The Glove, Diesel, Mailman, Black Mamba… Rick Fox, well not the last one.. =D

Similarities: Superstar Roster, Old Roster, Championship looking Roster = Champions? Totally HINDE

4. Laker Management – Kung mejo deep fan ka talaga ng sport, alam mo what na siguro what is happening sa likod ng laro, and Lakers has this problem as well. Kaya ko nasabing problem ito is nung nalaman na ma chuchugi (hehe) si Brown as the Head Coach, lumabas ang mga idea ng players kung sino ang ilagay. At ang gusto nila sana si Phil ulet at ang ginawa ng management or ung assistant coach nila na si Brian Shaw na atleast inherited Phil’s Playbook, but the management hindi nila sinunod ang gusto ng mga players. Because they just want to cut ties with Phil and everyone associated with him. Ayan, ganyan tuloy nangyare.

5. KOBE BRYANT – And NO! hindi dahil he hogs the ball a lot. that is not the reason. Well that is just one of the reason. pero hindi un ang dahilan ko kung bakit sya naging problema ng team. Dahil Superstar wants to have the ball every play every game. So that is not a part of him that we want to focus on. Kasi every legend had that problem, Jordan, Shaq etc etc… Him ball hogs is inevitable and cannot be fixed. Dahil it works, kung di nga nya ginawa un nung mga huling game hindi sila makakarating sa Playoffs diba?? At lahat ng superstar ginagawa ito. SO this should not be the reason why kung bakit sya pabigat. OK? Ibahin nyo na ung mga kwento nyo sa inuman at sa mga machismong chismisan, na Si kobe kasi “buhaya” eh. Although that is a problem, it can only be a solution and a key for a team to win. SO FOR ME THE PROBLEM IS HIM NOT BEING VOCAL TO HIS TEAMMATES. Kung makita mo ung mga post interviews ng mga players at the book that Phil wrote about MJ and Kobe, sinsabi dun na sa si Kobe is not vocal until may mag oopen at kung gusto nyang mag open. Unlike other legends or MJ, from the start palang vocal na sa problema at sa gusto nyang mangyare sa laro. So for me kung naging vocal pa sya mas nagkaroon sana ng confidence ang mga teammate nya at mas naging ready kung may mawala man sa team.

So ayan na ang aking list, and for me I am para sa pag tanggal ni either Howard o si Mike d’antoni. Kasi Character issues ang problem nila… Matitigas ang mga ulo!!!! hehehe. At least they can start there, at sigurado mas magkakaroon sila ng chance na maging mas maayos ang performance nila.

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