Saturday, November 24, 2007
$50 to get Chris Mihm off the Lakers
Here's what I don't understand.
The Lakers have two go-to players. Kobe and Lamar Odom. What kind of sense does it make to take out both Kobe and Lamar at the same time? Wouldn't it benefit Lamar to "get his" while Kobe is out of the game? Wouldn't the Lakers offense have someone to throw the ball to with the shot clock running down when Kobe is out of the game?
Apparently the Zen Master is set on going 5 in 5 out like Rick Pitino did with Kentucky and my old sophomore coach did in summer league. The offense, like it did in the 107-94 loss to the Celtics last night, sputtered. The Lakers missed 15 of their first 20 shots, and couldn't muster enough of a run to ever get back in the game.
The most disconcerting aspect of the second consecutive loss for the Lakers is the fact that I was actually asking for Kwame Brown back. While Kwame's hands still resemble a slip n slide, at least he defends. On the other hand Chris Mihm could win the award for biggest waste of space in the NBA. Mihm has an agonizingly atrocious -44 this year. When Chris Mihm is on the floor, the Lakers can't score, while the other team scores at will. It's so painful to watch, Buller, Todd, and I discussed how much money we would pay to have Chris Mihm kicked off the team.
For the record, I offered $50.
Lakers updated +/- (through 12 games)