Re: Lakers 11-4 in their last 15 games
Its a fair post on all counts, especially regarding SAS having the lakers' number. That probably comes down to coaching. Gregg literally knows everything about what D'Antoni is going to do.
I would still have hope for that though and I'll give you my reason. Its true, D'Antoni never won a series against popp, but most of those series' were close. When games like that come down to it, there is only one player who exists today that could have re-written history as we know it, had he ended up on the phoenix suns. That player is Kobe Bryant. D'Antoni has something Popp could never fully figure out. And if this team ends up somehow figuring it out for the rest of the season, Gregg will be facing the one coach who always came close, but never won it. Only this time, D'Antoni has a weapon that Gregg can't even fathom. I've always been the most critical of Kobe on here. Ask anyone. They'll tell you Im probably a Kobe hater. But boy do I admire Kobe's intensity and his God-given power to melt the opposition when it is in his best interest.