For the Lakers, Patience Is the Word

March 31st, 2010 by Paul Peszko Leave a reply »
What this team needs, maybe as much if not more than leadership, is patience.  And that goes for Lakers fans as well.

Scrambling around and shouting, “The sky is falling!” has never gotten anyone anywhere—ever.

Pressing their shots and throwing up threes won’t get the Lakers very far either, nor will pointing fingers or blaming this one and that one.

What needs to be done right now is, well, nothing. 

I don’t mean don’t do anything about a positively erratic miasma that the Lakers find themselves in.  I simply mean don’t try to do something merely for the sake of doing something—like throw up a hopeless three.

Be patient with your shots, be patient with your passing, and above all, be patient with your teammates and don’t get down on them.

Even without Andrew Bynum, this is essentially the same team that won the NBA Title last season. The only exceptions are that Ron Artest has replaced Trevor Ariza, and Kobe Bryant is more banged up this year.

But there is nothing you can do about either one of those issues. 

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