The Los Angeles Lakers made it to the Western Conference Finals last year, but Kevin Garnett is not convinced they are real contenders this season.
In an episode of KG Certified under All The Smoke Productions, the 2008 Defensive Player of the Year spoke about the Purple and Gold and their title chances.
“I don’t think that the real contention for a championship is a real– I think that’s delusional. I think anybody sitting here looking at the Laker team and them talking about they can actually contest in the West for a title is f–king delusional. And that’s how I feel.
They should have made some moves to, I feel like, better that team for him.“Kevin Garnett on the Los Angeles Lakers
Garnett and Paul Pierce bleed Boston Celtics green, but this one has no cap. The “girl in the club” analogy is hilariously accurate: The Lakers may think they are great, but, in fact, they are mediocre. The team has not been producing wins and is currently ninth in the West.
To the 47-year-old’s point, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are consistent numbers-wise. In addition, D’Angelo Russell and Austin Reaves have also been pretty consistent. Nevertheless, the Lakers’ heads are barely above water.
Some people, though, are pointing fingers in different directions. Lakers fans are not fond of Ham’s questionable coaching decisions. That led to talks of disconnect between him and the players. The word is that the second-year coach’s job is safe. However, that could change in a heartbeat if he couldn’t get the team rolling.
The team has reportedly signed Spencer Dinwiddie after he clears waivers. Dinwiddie can theoretically solve some of the Lakers’ problems, such as shot creation and guard play. The former second-round pick is averaging 12.6 points and six assists this season.