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OK this is not a popular post for many. But I am amazed at how well this Ul alumnus is performing for the Lakers. He is looking like a star in the making. Strong contributor.
As a Lakers fan, I am glad he has stepped up when needed. I wouldn't say a star in the making, but he has some solid play.
"Above anything else, I hate to lose." -- Jackie Robinson
Talent has always been there. Just now starting to put it all together.
Maybe his college coach did not know how to coach him up.
^^^^^^Some said if he only had a brain, I always thought if he only had a coach. lol
Yes indeed the talent was reported when he was a soph in HS. His college coach never developed him because he was intent on making the kid stay in college for as long as he could hold on to him. With the right coach, that kid blossoms as a college freshman and would have been a one and done.To bad the kid played for a coach who puts himself above the best interest of his players..
Earl is pretty dense though by most accounts. He just has to be in the right system. D'antoni is perfect for Earl and I've heard reports that Kobe is giving the kid a lot of confidence. Which he should have confidence. He's 6'10 with a sweet, stroke, handles, quickness, all of the above. Just has to be aggressive and show some toughness. No reason he can be a really good player.
I am also a Laker fan and have no issue with him helping the cause. I hate UofL a lot, but once they graduate I lose some of the dislike and most of mine is targeted toward their fans and administration anyway.
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