Originally Posted by ihoopallday
So we're just going to ignore his hall of fame head coach?
That triangle offense is the reason LA was so successful.
The triangle was the reason for the success?
Must be why the Bulls took home titles in 94 & 95 and why LA took home the gold in 04, 05, 06..
You can run the best schemed offense in the world but you need elite players or a good combination of players with certain skill sets to get it done.
Lamar wasn't Close to being as good as Pippen, but took the role of a forward/guard distributor while Ariza took the role of lengthy perimeter defender.
The 09 Lakers were incredibly thin when you looked past their starting 5, the guard depth was inconsistent at best, the starting point guard was shooting at a low efficiency while being a liability on defense, and their 3rd best player wasn't consistently good enough to start.
And on top of all that the startin center played under 30 minutes per game and grabbed less than 5 boards per..
That "big 3" was Kobe/Gasol/Odom which is pretty weak compared to the more recent big 3s to win championships.