quote:Originally posted by Lakersguy:quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
73 wins- really thought it was a record that could not be broken. An unbelievable accomplishment.
The Warriors made the regular season so much fun this year. Their season and the unselfishness of stars like Tim and Dirk late in their careers provided the perfect balance to Kobe ( embarrassing season) dragging the Lakers down the last three years to the worst seasons in the history of the franchise including their time in Minneapolis.
Kobe had nothing to do with "dragging" the Lakers down for the past three years. Signing a broken Steve Nash and a bad back Dwight Howard gambling it could work and bring another championship to LA. It didn't work with either of those guys and Kobe got hurt every year. The other glaring reason is the team signs guys that can't play defense as subs.
i would have guess that @ 60mm team salary cap, with kobe having the largest cap hit of any player in the NBA (25MM$) can indeed lead to a player "dragging a team down"