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Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
Mike D'Antoni, we've learned, can't always be counted on to milk maximum potential out of a talented roster. He can always be counted on to deliver the pithy quips, though:
D'Antoni on the Lakers: "Ever watch an All-Star Game? It's god-awful. Everybody gets the ball, goes 1-on-1 and plays no defense. That's us."— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) January 23, 2013
Indeed, many of us spent the summer comparing these Lakers to an All-Star team because, ya know, the roster was and is well-populated with All-Star types like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, and Pau Gasol. Those were flattering comparisons, perhaps because we haven't been paying close enough attention the actual All-Star Games.