Friday, October 8, 2010
Does this mean that Barcelona are now the new "World Champs"?
Not quite, but it does mean one thing from an outsider's perspective.
Absolutely no reason to make an excuse for the Lakers losing to a team named "FC Barcelona."
This comes as the second loss that Los Angeles occured within the past week, previously losing to the Minny Timberwolves.
But wait....it was just pre-season.
The Lakers weren't in season form.....
Kobe wasn't 100% and only played for the fans....
Spain was playing home....
Bynum wasn't playing....
They were incorporating new players into the system....
Yeah right, Lakers fans. Well played.
Well, it's time to stop those excuses. Bottom line: the Los Angeles Lakers lost to FC Barcelona.
The Lakers' 2nd and 3rd stringers are just as good as majority of Barcelona's players. Heck, even LA's 15th man is better than majority of their players.
The Lakers blew a 12 point lead. The game came down to the starters. With an unbiased point of observation, it was way too obvious that LA was actually trying their best winning late into the game, putting their starters back in. It was their main guys' choice to win or lose. The game was very reachable.
They couldn't stop a guy named Juan Carlos Navarro, though.. Other teams have previously experienced and succeeded with similar competition like what Barcelona showcased, even without being 100%, yet....Barcelona still won over the so called "World Champions".
It's also another interesting case if Barcelona was actually a stacked powerhouse team. Well, they weren't.
The Lakers are already accustomed playing without Andrew Bynum. They're still one of the best teams up there without him. LA's starters played a total of 157 minutes, as opposed to Barcelona's 144.
Without downplaying the Lakers' greatness, I have respect for them. They ARE the team to beat this season. They ARE the favorites. But hearing some of their fans put up lame excuses are, well......................lame.
It was embarrassing for the Lakers whatever angle you look at it. If there's one thing that I loved about the game generally from both squads, it was their passion to beat each other, trying to slug it out and win it.
But wait, it's just pre-season.
The dude who's writing this is a Heat fan.
Kobe wasn't 100%.
I'm way too overreacting.
The Lakers were tired from their tour.
Wrong. Just stating out facts here, folks.
May you all have a good day.
Posted by beastleyBLVD at 2:55 AM