On our way to the Garden. Ready to do that work. If D12 is healthy he will play if he's not he won't. Simple math #countonmediahype

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrissieNvon ChristineAnd Devon

    Kobe you are awesome!!! If I can get 1000 people to sign a paper for you to spend a day with me, will you???

  • Hector Morales

    We need to bring Allen Iverson to the Lake.Show

  • think

    SI: When you look at the Lakers now, considering that they’ve had a lot of personnel changes and injuries, what do you see?

    Jackson: They just don’t put the ball in the post. They’ll use a screen-roll to get the guy in the post. But there’s no consistent plan to do it. Yes, Kobe will go in there. But Dwight [Howard] just doesn’t get any touches. They’ve basically eliminated his assets.

    SI: But wouldn’t his assets be rolling off the screen-roll, with either [Steve] Nash or Kobe?

    Jackson: You want the ball 10 feet away from the basket. Throw it into the post, make them double-team and have everybody around to make shots. That’s what Shaq could do. That’s where you have the Robert Horrys, the Derek Fishers and the Rick Foxes sitting out there getting wide-open jumpers.

    SI: But Dwight is not Shaq in that aspect of the game, drawing the double team and finding people. Isn’t that true?

    Jackson: I think he can be. But he is not where he needs to be physically because of the back surgery. He needs a year to recover from something like that. He’s starting to come around, but he has a massive upper body to carry around. He’s a terrific athlete, but he still has to get all that back. He’s looking better all the time, but his problem right now is turnovers. He’s got to have a little better recognition, and that will help him gain the confidence of his teammates and coach, which he does not have now.

  • Laura

    the toughest of battles are always fought by the strongest soldiers…. win or lose… go Lakers!

  • Sharon Hudspeth

    The season may be up and down, however your play has made the downs bearable. This Maine fan is looking for the season to end on an up!