Archive for December, 2010

30
Dec
10

Kobe Bryant And The Lakers: How Can A Team Get Out Of This Tailspin

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are in what any team would call a tailspin.

Losers of three straight lopsided contests, the Lakers need to turn things around quickly if they hope to remain among the legit contenders in the extremely rugged Western Conference.

With the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks well in position to battle for the conference’s top seed, and Utah and Oklahoma City not far behind, the time is clearly now for the Lakers.

But how do they do it?

How do the Lakers bounce back into prominence in the Western Conference?

Defense, Defense, Defense

In my opinion, it starts with defense. In the Lakers’ 10 losses this season, they’ve allowed more than 90 points in all but one of them, and have allowed the opposition to break the century mark four times.

While Bryant may be a solid one-on-one defender with the capability of shutting down an opponent, depending on the matchup, the Lakers can improve their team defense mightily.

With bodies like Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum on the floor, Los Angeles has the pieces to take over a game defensively. Currently owners of the 15th ranked defense in the league—allowing 98 points per game—the Lakers have plenty of room for improvement.

Get it to the Bigs

The Lakers could also focus on working their offensive game plan around their big men a bit more—especially when trailing.

As evidenced by last night’s loss to San Antonio, the Lakers tend to heave it up from beyond the arc when trailing. To slow down the clock, work the ball down low to Gasol and Bynum and leave Bryant’s shot-making abilities as a last-gasp effort on each possession would serve the Lakers well.

Stop the Bleeding

The Lakers’ 21-10 record certainly is not any proof that the years of success in Los Angeles are over—make no bones about it. The Lakers are and will continue to be one of the contenders in the Western Conference. Still, their knack for tailspins this season leaves NBA fans scratching their heads.

Save for the Lakers’ loss to Chicago earlier this season, each defeat has been just one of a string of downgraded play.

After starting 8-0, the Lakers lost two straight to Denver and Phoenix.

After Thanksgiving, they lost four straight and are currently amidst a three-game tailspin,including a embarrassing loss against the Miami Heat.

If the Lakers can improve their efforts after losses—stop the bleeding, so to speak—three peat is imminent.

30
Dec
10

Because the best part of this whole movie was the lesbian scene.

I wanted to enjoy this movie so much but it was just so predictable and though the acting and cinematography were superb I just didn’t feel anything for main character. She’s a girl with issues that ends up with even more issues in the end come on who couldn’t see her killing herself at the end just like in the play?.. Idk maybe I just watched the trailer and interviews too many times and expected more from the movie than what I already knew.

7/10

30
Dec
10

What Keeps Me Up at Night

Boredom mostly.And surfing the web in the late morning.I try to learn something new everyday though.And if not that,thinking about her.

30
Dec
10

Looking Away From 2010 And Looking At 2011.

This year has been a roller-coaster.My favorite team beating their long-time rivals.My grandfather passing.Taking school serious again.Trying to play peacemaker between feuding friends.

I have been put in the position time and time again to please everyone except myself.Not anymore.

In 2011 I vow to just be happy;despite what others think of me.If that means distancing myself from certain people well so be it.If the end of the world happens in 2012,I will go out with a smile on my face and a bang.




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