Reality is slowly beginning to set in for the Lakers. Firing Mike Brown wasn’t the answer, Kobe and Dwight are fighting on and off the court, and the floundering Lakers are in danger of missing the playoffs.
While some still hold out hope that things will turn around in time for a magical ride through the playoffs, Steve Nash is not so optimistic. In speaking to the LA Times, Nash openly admitted that there’s no guarantee that things will get better. And it may take a summer together before it all comes together.
“I think three or four weeks ago, people would have said, ‘Oh, it will get better,’ ” Nash said. “Right now, I definitely don’t think there’s a guarantee it will, so the only remedy is to continue to work hard and give yourself a chance for it to get better.”
“I obviously think with time — and that might mean through the summer — we can get better,” Nash said, “but for this season it’s definitely going to be a challenge to turn this around, to find the chemistry and cohesion, to find a way for the pieces to work together, to a find a way to get back in transition defense better.
“There are a number of things we have to try to improve on to get better, but the one thing we can’t accept is to take our foot off the gas and accept things. We have to continue to fight.”
Lakers fans probably don’t want to hear that, but it’s definitely the truth.