The Lakers aren’t very good. In fact, they’re bad. And now they’re 1-4 after losing to Utah. And not only are they not improving, they’re actually getting worse. They have a jacked up offense, a matador defense, an empty bench and no chemistry whatsoever. And obviously, the fans and pundits are coming for coach Mike Brown. Predictable.
Just know he’s not going anywhere. Not according to the guy calling the shots, Jim Buss: “I’m one hundred percent behind Mike Brown. Mitch is. My dad. We as a collective soul are behind him 100 percent.” Yeah…because nothing suggests coaching stability, like giving your coach a vote confidence five games into the season.
Buss also says he knows everything’s fine because Kobe Bryant told him it was: “Kobe and I have a relationship where he can look at me and say, ‘everything’s cool. So yesterday during practice, I gave Kobe a quick glance and everything was cool.”
Trust me everything is not cool. In fact, it’s all uncool.
If you had either Minnesota's JJ Barea or Cleveland's Donald Sloan in your which NBA'er would be the first to get busted for flopping...pool, you win. Because these two cats are like the NBA version of the first two dopes who get eliminated on a reality show. The ones who have barely unpacked before the tribe has spoken.
Barea has been warned by the league for this head snap on Friday night. J J... Jimmer Fredette brushed you with a forearm, he didn't shoot you. Meanwhile Sloan, puts on a real show: a full 360 pirouette with a double-arm flail...resulting in a total fail. And to quote Sloan, "to be the first ones (warned) kind of sucks." Not for Blake Griffin it doesn't. He's still the worst, but he won't be the first. Congrats gentlemen. Blake, you're on the clock.
As for the Saints, they were sort of like your fantasy team last night. Without Darren Sproles, they had to patch together some second-stringers and no-namers. But unlike your fantasy team, their guys actually balled. Chris Ivory, Pierre Thomas, Travaris Cadet and Mark Ingram, Jr. all got theirs.
And while Shady McCoy was the best back in the building, Ingram had the fiercest run of the night. Put Nnamdi Asomugha on an island...just don't put him in front of Mark Ingram. Bam! Was that an all pro Ingram just clowned or some over-matched scrub from Vanderbilt. Ingram hasn't gotten that nasty since he was tearing up it Tuscaloosa and flashing his logo gloves in the end zone.