Number one you gotta congratulate them because they won. They still have not beaten our starting five. Our starting five against the Lakers starting five has a ring. Tell him (Lakers fan and ESPN 980 radio show host Doc Walker) don’t forget that. We will be back strong and Perk (Kendrick Perkins) will be there next year if there’s a game seven.
Doc Rivers is correct. But… the Lakers were not exactly 100% healthy (Andrew Bynum's knee boo-boo) in the Finals. I'm prepared for Lakers fans to take a break from their criminal enterprises and defend Boo-boo Bynum in the comments section.
Doc also spoke on Shaq's pick-and-roll defense:
He won’t change our style because we want to run. We have a saying,
let’s try to score in the first six seconds and if not you try to
execute the heck out of them. We’re gonna try and run, get easy baskets,
and then wait for Shaq to come down the floor. My biggest concern
honestly coach is defensively because every time Shaq comes on the
floor, everyone is going to run pick and roll and no one has been
successful in figuring out how to use him and I’m no smarter than anyone
else. That’s all we’ve been focusing on this summer is trying to figure
out what we’re going to do in pick and rolls when he comes into the
Wrong, Doc. You are a lot smarter than Shaq's previous two coaches – Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni.
Wrong, Doc. You are a lot smarter than Shaq's previous two coaches – Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni.You will figure it out.