Don't worry, Lakers fans. Kobe will come back and hog the ball. You'll lose some games. Drama will ensue and things will be back to normal.
Every coach has a finite shelf life with a team. Given Doc Rivers' emphasis on defense, hustle, rebounding and grit, after watching the Clippers in the opener against the Lakers, it is obvious that the players have tuned him out. Sadly, though he has been a great coach, it is time to let him go before the season is irrevocably lost.
Am I the only Lakers fan who can't stomach Mike D'Antoni as coach and Steve Nash as our point guard? I mean these guys couldn't win in their prime with the Phoenix Suns and they aren't winning now. D'Antoni is delusional when he talks about Nash like he is the second coming. He wants to watch his minutes so he doesn't get hurt. Heck, Nash is nearly 40: He gets hurt brushing his teeth. Let's face it, even when he is healthy he can't guard anyone, not even me. As long as these two are with the Lakers we will never win.
A little over a year ago the Dodgers pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade with Boston, hoping it would result in a World Series championship. Mission accomplished!