Mike D’Antoni’s Dark Humor Getting Darker with Each Laker Loss

Bleacher Report – NBA - 2 years ago.

L.A. might be the city of 70-degree winters, but for Mike D’Antoni and the struggling Los Angeles Lakers, not even the SoCal sunshine is enough to warm a season grown darker by the day.

Nowhere are the nerves more obvious than with D’Antoni, whose new coping mechanism seems to be a unique brand of cryptic comedy.

It began during following a practice session on January 9, when D’Antoni lobbed out a trio of darkly weird quotables straight out of a Wes Anderson movie.

Woah! Coach throwin' shade!

That makes me never want to drive through a tunnel again.

That's actually pretty funny.

To be fair, every coach has his... Read more

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