James Harden, Mike D'antoni, Lakers discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
But in theory because he's their best player, that's who they should be going going, too, And there's a couple of things that I look at and at this particular game. On James Harden. When the Lakers played great, I agree with you BT they're going through. They're going to play the Clippers. We'll discuss that that Siri's when it happens, you know down the line right now. This by the Web still give the Nuggets of puncher's chance. But good. Yeah, it's a puncher's chance going Hunter's chance. I think they went to the A. I get, I guess I guess you have the Nuggets win tonight. I think you have to. But I still think it's going to be Clippers Lakers just like we thought its very beginning when we saw a game won on. The Clippers took the Lakers soul Game one and we basically said, Well, we're going to see them in the Western Conference. Final. So whatever happens from here now doesn't really matter where they unleashed the new balance commercial. That's right. That's right when he was told to run with the keys with staying on it. Yeah, but for James Harden, there's a couple of s one. Mike D'Antoni. Just like the fact that he doesn't have a bench And even if he did now, Daniel House did not. Daniel Haas did not play because of personal reasons. I guess we'll get to the will get that answer at some point positive win, but Hey, didn't play last night, so we was unavailable. They had three guys that played off. They're Brits. Jeff Greene Been Macklemore and Austin Rivers. Austin Rivers have been Macklemore contributed bupkis zero points. Jeff Greene. Give him at least 16. But when you compare that just outright to the lakersbench, who went about seven or eight deep, it was 42 to 16. I mean, I can understand that Mike D'Antoni never uses his bench. But when you have a player Or don't forget that when you have a system that taxes the players as much as is the Houston Rockets, system, taxes the players. There is no way you're getting to the fourth quarter and feeling like, man. I feel good. Yeah, This is awesome. I think I'm gonna run up and down the court, although I got to play defense now. Okay? I'm run up and down the quarter. Both ends taking three pointers and crashing the backboard and get to the rim and shooting free throws like there's no way you have anything left you couple that But the fact of the Lakers yes, made defense of adjustments at halftime and started trapping and and pushing James Harden in positions where he had to give up the basketball. There's no relief and we know basketball because we've been watching it since we were 10 years old 55 years old BT When that happens to your best player, what do you do? You dump it inside to go get an easy basket. Big man. You don't have a big man, so it's poorly constructed. The scheme is bad. Mike D'Antoni's a bad coach and James Hard with head coach. You know what I mean? Is it a bad one sided? Cody's a bad postseason coach. He's a bad postseason coach. It is what it is. I'm not gonna dispute that. So when you get into a Siri's where you play in more than one time, and then in two weeks you get you get figured out, right? That's why the Lakers lost Game one and then I have not had problems. The last two So you get figured out and without the I don't supporting staff around your best player so that he doesn't have to just Jack up bad shot after bad shot after bad shot, Take those shots that you say he's not taken. There are going to be bad shots, so he's trying to do the right thing. And there's just no right person to go to it. It's a lose lose situation for James. Hard to be perfectly honest with you. That's how I see it. Okay, that that's fine. Emma, listen with D'Antoni and and Daryl Morey. Listen, Mike's had a nice career. Dara mores interesting in the Analytics department. I think it's pretty good GM, although I think he's a cz, you chronicle these left this this bench woefully thin. But in the grand scheme team Mike D'Antoni, Daryl Morey, Amir and be footnotes. Historically, course Oracle for we're not going to talk about them 15 years from now. No, we're not. We will talk about James Harden, James Horns a back toe back toe back. Three straight scoring titles and every years to say, nonsense beat up on bad teams during the regular season's, right. Yeah, regular seasons. Plural, Really, because he's won three straight, you know, and and put up a ton of points have the green light from every inch of the court. And then when you get into the playoffs, you're very predictable. It's either a step back or a step side. Three. Get to the free throw because you get somebody to jump into your legs or, you know the barrel chested, you know, euro step ploughed to the rim that results in a layup. There's nothing in between his not diversified his game. And you know you saw about how long we've been watching the MBA. You know some of the great MBA scores whether it's George could not and not Big Man George curve in orbit nor king of water, storing your scoring title 32 a half points per game. Of course. The great Michael Jordan Allen Iverson, Dominique Wilkins, Helm or recently Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook. There is no way that those guys that I just mentioned or going down without shooting now if you shoot blanks I can live with seven for 27. Because you have no bench. You have no big man you coach is a little one sided and his offense is easy to figure out Once you've been exposed to it, then we can have a legitimate conversation and tear, you know, place his failures in a in a more context. Yeah, weaken, tickling contextualized better. I am so sick and tired, but I'm doing this for a reason. But I'm sick and tired of saying the same damn thing. Every game with James Harden every game. Right in the first quarter, right this second quarter. Great at their daughter's fourth order. Money time doesn't shoot even what he blocked the shot in Game seven. To, you know, to barely get by a team..