Sooner or later Lebron is going to realize that not playing
defense is an absolute death sentence in the West
Most people can admit that Lebron has been a pretty bad
defender on an already terrible lakers defensive team. Essentially a
continuation of last regular season.
For the last couple of years, Lebron's strategy of
playing situational defense when he feels like it has worked during the regular
season simply because of the lack of offensive firepower in the east.
Sooner or later he's going to have to accept the fact
that when you're playing guys like AD, KD, Steph, Harden, and Lillard
routinely, this strategy is death.
I get that he's 33, but come on now, he can at least put
a little bit more effort in.
[–]Lakersassistanmanager 5208 指標 6小時前
It's almost like defense is half the game and should be
[–]Whatisthefaceofmine[S] 2096 指標 6小時前
That's a hot take
[–]Lakersassistanmanager 771 指標 6小時前
It was hard for me to say that out loud but it needed to be
338 指標 6小時前
Thank you for being so brave
[–]San Diego Clippersbutt_fun 223 指標 5小時前
He walked so that we could run
[–]Knicks Tankswagontrogdor1308 211 指標 6小時前
It's actually more like 30% of the game. Offenses are so
tough to guard today that even the best players and team defenses can only do
so much. The offense player has much more control over whether a possession
will be successful then the defensive player so if you had to conserve energy for
one end of the court definitely makes sense to go easier on D
[–]LakersBjornIngi21 84 指標 6小時前
I've seen this a lot of times on here and I just don't
If you look at the pattern of all the best teams in the NBA
you'll see that all of them are great defensively. Like the Warriors, Rockets
(last year), Jazz and so on.
[–]RocketsDustyShot 132 指標 5小時前
In an average year, a team 5th in offense and 20th in
defense with do better than a team 20th in offense and 5th in defense. There's
just more spread in ORTG than DRTG usually. The jazz last year are a notable
As well, the best teams always can do both (to some extent).
That's just obvious. But when you're in the middle of the pack and have tough
trade-offs, then you gotta make a choice sometimes.
[–][SAS] Danny Greendavidharman24 2255 指標
Hello is this woj? I was warned about you and your bias
[–]lurking_digger 185 指標 6小時前
Thought it was Kevin Love, but the votes mean this guy is
[–]CavaliersJjab430 1130 指標 6小時前
Why is everyone scapegoating LeBron? This sub is always
shitting on casuals but the opinions on here pretty much mirror the dumb ass
takes of casual fans. This place is so annoying now.
The Lakers aren't shit defensively because of LeBron. In
fact, their DRtg is 11 points better with him on the floor. They're shit
defensively because they have one fucking center and their backup is an
undersized power forward on a 2 way contract
[–]Heatqwerty7990 413 指標 6小時前
Because of the "HAHA LUL LEBUM CANT HANDLE THE
WEST" narrative that every LeBron hater or Warriors fan has been jerking
it to since the season started
[–][POR] Damian LillardFamilyguy35 176 指標
I'm a Bron fan- the he can't handle the west narrative is
you can't deny the man is lazy on defense at times for the
last 3 seasons. He leaves his man open for 3's, doesn't get back defensively or
transition. You don't have to a be hater to call him out.
[–]WildYams 167 指標 5小時前
It's not even just scapegoating LeBron that's the issue
around here, IMO, it's that there seems to be a lot of people who are clearly
not watching the Lakers play very much and yet feel totally fine giving their
opinion on why the Lakers are 3-5, and they're doing so based on what the
narratives were over the summer rather than what is actually happening in
The biggest two things I see people pointing to as reasons
for the Lakers struggles are LeBron's lack of defense and the Lakers lack of
shooting, when really neither one of those has been a problem thus far.
The real issues for the Lakers are that defensively when
McGee is out of the game the Lakers rim protection is almost nil, and that
offensively the Lakers don't have much at all of any kind of half court sets.
But they are shooting fine and save for a few isolated defensive lapses (that
virtually any player has) LeBron has been good defensively.
Really the biggest reasons for the Lakers early struggles
have been their brutal schedule and the fact that they're trying to develop
chemistry and figure out proper lineups and rotations due to the majority of
the people on the roster being brand new to the team (that and the suspensions
and Lonzo's knee surgery recovery time).
But I think there's just a lot of people around here who
said all summer that the Lakers were gonna suck because they have no shooters
and LeBron can't defend and now they're wanting to take a premature victory lap
due to the Lakers record after 8 games, even if they were totally wrong about
the Lakers shooting and LeBron's defense.
The truth is that the Lakers have been in every single game
they've played this year, not one of them got away from them. Every game was a
one to two possession game with under a minute left, except for their blowout
win over Phoenix.
The truth also is that in their first 11 games of the year
the Lakers will have played 7 games against teams that were in the West
playoffs last season. Of the 4 other games one was against Denver, another will
be against Toronto and the other two were against Phoenix and Dallas.
That's a pretty incredibly brutal schedule for any team to
face at any point in a season, let alone right at the start while the Lakers
are trying to incorporate 8 new players.
[–][DEN] Jamal Murrayillmatic23- 139 指標 6小時前
How do you think he's still a top 3 player while all his
peers are old trash? He has to pace himself so he can be the best player in the
nba in the playoffs like he was last year. It's not that complicated
[–]JazzChaseBank5 84 指標 5小時前
Pacing himself in the west is totally different than when he
was in the East. Lakers wont walk into the postseason like his Cavs team did
[–][DEN] Nikola JokicDemb1 387 指標 6小時前
I mean we played no defence last year and had one of the
best offences and guess how far that took us...
[–][HOU] Clint CapelaJagMaster9000 142 指標
The cavs has the 29th defense and went to the finals, Jokic
is not LeBron
[–]Heatqwerty7990 1079 指標 6小時前
Sooner or later people are going to realize a 33 year old
with 15 seasons of experience can't take over the game on offense and defense
every night. He's not so bad at defense that he would be a negative on a good
defensive team. He's still a good on ball defender.
[–]Kingsredwashing 107 指標 4小時前*
Walton was supposed to limit both his minutes and role, and
he has done neither of those things. He's still playing heavy minutes leading
the offense. We've all seen at this point of his career he can't do all this
and play defense all game. I don't really know what was expected.
[–]Whatisthefaceofmine[S] 186 指標 6小時前*
There's a big difference between asking him to "take over
the game"defensively and at least playing decent team defense. He doesn't
fight through screens, frequently leaves deadly three point shooters open, and
has terrible transition defense.
[–]MJxLeBron 282 指標 6小時前
He absolutely fights through screens and switches. Plays
solid man defense too. Dude has a defensive rating of 107.9 or something.
That's the second lowest on the team. Javale McGee has the lowest. Scapegoating
him is pretty lame
172 指標 6小時前
Dude, please leave it to the people that are actually
watching him play every game this season over one suspect defensive metric.
There's a reason Lakers fans are disappointed in Lebron's effort, and it's
because we see how he's leaving a hole in our defense from game to game.
If he wants to inspire then maybe he should lead by example
instead of shouting at everyone to cover his assignment.
[–]PacersImBmitch 80 指標 5小時前
You act like he's never played against west teams lmao
[–][BOS] Kevin Garnettceltics090 446 指標 6小時前
Agreed. Imo, if lebron was a 20/8/5 type player (a line he
could get in his sleep), but was a Draymond type leader on D, they would be a
much much better team. The reality is that he's just not wired that way. Lebron
is not the type to take a backseat offensively so that he can excel
defensively, and he doesn't have the stamina to consistently do both.
It's unfortunate, because despite the fact that I hate LA,
and dont like Lebron, I can admit that hes an elite defender when engaged. The
problem is that hes almost never engaged on that side anymore.
[–]BasketbaIIa 129 指標 6小時前
I thought it was far fetched that he would try to pull off
another "82 game season, leader in MPG, 2nd in MVP voting" carry job just for a
bottom seed and first round sweep. If he missed out with the 9th seed it would
be both funny because it's the Lakers, and sad because LeBron put a ton of
miles on himself for nothing.
Add elite defense to what he did last year and you pretty
much have playoff LeBron. I don't think he can lock in like that for an entire
season anymore though.
From interviews and statements from his camp, it's pretty
obvious he's resting this year and Lakers are going for a 2019 FA to compete.
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