According to his Twitter, new Laker Matt Barnes has been going over the finer points of the triangle offense with his kids. Now, two things came to my mind: one) I bet the Lakers didn’t send Adam Morrison any Power Point presentations or DVDs about the zen of the triangle offense. I think the Lakers just sent Morrison to Venice Beach and hooked him up with Medical Marijuana card and said, “ride those chillwaves on the bench, friendo.”
Perhaps influenced by the start of the new season of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” how will Matt Barnes fit into the Lakers’ version of ‘The Gang’? Last season, Ron Artest seemed like Charlie compared to Kobe Bryant’s Dennis, Gasol’s Mac, and, Derek Fisher/Phil Jackson’s Frank; Artest was the “Wild Card,” but with this upcoming season, will Artest continue to be Charlie or will he move up in the world and become the Mac to Kobe’s Dennis? Will Barnes become the new Charlie or if he fails to perform will the Lakers Nation deem him, Gail the Snail?
Or once again, perhaps, I’m just a little too anxious for the new season to start. Lakers’ training camp starts in five days, apparently.