# Should MWP "AirTest" being starting for Lakers

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#### Should MWP "AirTest" being starting for Lakers?

February 9, 2013 11:42 pm
Basic math says I have a weed up my ass about losing and can pin point a direct corrolation between winning and losing. I don't hate the guy, I hate losing, I hate watching bad basketball and being able to predict the outcome, the better shooting team normally wins.

I guess I am just curious as to how you missed all the other math given freely and fixated on MWP?  How about this for a correlation?  When Kobe gets his team involved and shoots under 20 shots a game he shoots a better percentage and the Lakers win. Thats one big glaring piece of math you pushed to the side and went wandering into the forest looking for dirt on MWP.
SinceSep 4, 2007
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#### Should MWP "AirTest" being starting for Lakers?

February 11, 2013 11:26 pm
How do you even get "curious" on how stats and performance work?  World Peace since Jan 1 is an incredible 112 for 332 from the field, a composite 33.7% shooting mark.  You think Kobe needs scoring help, and when he gets it, he shoots less, and therefore the Lakers win.  But his "faith" in winning isn't going to give up a shot to a 33% shooter, 26% this month, and hope to win.  Kobe shoots over 45% win or lose, it's the others that need to come to the table and when they do, he adjusts accordingly.  When Howard and Gasol, or even now Nash gets going THEY take the burden off Kobe, WP puts it on.
When you see the Lakers winning, and Kobe passing, look how much a "help" on the scoreboard is WP, he's the opposite.  2-11, 3-11, 5-15, etc. won't get it done in the WIN column and Kobe won't shoot less so WP can shoot more, give that one a ride on your curiosity.  The dirt I throw on WP as you say was dumped on him by himself, I didn't take the shots and miss so many.  I saw Kobe hold up the ball against the Heat yesterday when WP was wide open for a 3, and he ignored him.  Why?  Just like me, Kobe wants to win and the probability of winning goes down when you can't put the ball in the hoop more than the other guys.
Great "D" on James, he was 12-18.  How many rebounds for WP? -0- and the Lakers were outrebounded by the worst rebounding team in the NBA by 9!  So he helped on offense huh?  Yeah, 3-11 and one assist.  That is not about throwing dirt on him, he buried himself and is help burying the team.  As Howard Cossel used to say, "I just tell it like it is".

With a injured Gasol, Howard, Hill, etc. AirTest has been needed more, and the record will go to show he wasn't up to it, the stats speak for themselves, I don't make them up.  112 for 332 since Jan 1 and what's the Lakers record?  Even when they win, what is HIS record?  Lakers have a poor bench with all the injuries, but if they don't make a trade, and who in the right mind will take WP and his contract and give anything in return?

You see one tree and not the forest my friend, the whole picture is there, look at it. Put lipstick on a pig and what do you got?  A pig!  Even if he could shoot a lousy 43%, below average, that would have been 30 more baskets.  Think we could have used those the last month? This year?  This coming month?  Close games are won or lost on several key possessions, the Lakers used to win those, and Kobe had help even though he was the main stay, but help he got and ring we won.
SinceSep 2, 2008
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#### Should MWP "AirTest" being starting for Lakers?

February 12, 2013 1:00 am
How do you even get "curious" on how stats and performance work?  World Peace since Jan 1 is an incredible 112 for 332 from the field, a composite 33.7% shooting mark.  You think Kobe needs scoring help, and when he gets it, he shoots less, and therefore the Lakers win.

I'm curious because so far you are the second person in my recollection to come up with the theory that the Lakers are in a hole because of MWP and not Kobes brand of basketball.  Kobe doesnt need scoring help.  He needs help understanding that he is not the only person on the floor that can score.  I think you are missing the big picture.  Kobe scores, shoots more than 20 shots and doesnt pass the ball.  Lakers have a losing record.  Thats a fact.  No one likes to play with a ballhog no matter how much that ball hog wants to win.  They stop hustling on defense to name just one result.  Curiously MWP seems to be the only one that doesnt let down.

I saw Kobe hold up the ball against the Heat yesterday when WP was wide open for a 3, and he ignored him.  Why?  Just like me, Kobe wants to win and the probability of winning goes down when you can't put the ball in the hoop more than the other guys

So how did that end up working for you and Kobe? I get you are sincere in thinking that in order to win Kobe must shoot and not pass.  The problem is that you are sincerely wrong in your analysis.  Remeber they all were all stars on their high school or college teams.  They know how to put the ball in the basket.

Great "D" on James, he was 12-18.  How many rebounds for WP? -0- and the Lakers were outrebounded by the worst rebounding team in the NBA by 9!  So he helped on offense huh?  Yeah, 3-11 and one assist.  That is not about throwing dirt on him, he buried himself and is help burying the team.  As Howard Cossel used to say, "I just tell it like it is".

Are you really suggesting that someone else could do a better job on Lebron the way he is playing right now?  MWP may not be an all time scorer but he is the least of the Lakers problems and the only one that brings effort every time he steps on the court.  Its ok if you feel that your boy Kobe is beyond reproach.  I noticed you didnt mention his turnovers against the Heat which is what broke the game open. Like I said if you are going to blame someone for the Lakers demise please dont fixate on a ex all star turned role player.  Its a reach to say MWP is the reason.  Kobe and Howard are the main problems.

SinceSep 4, 2007