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Moron > Ingles13
Last year

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Lakers v thunder

Kobe backs up last games 14 points 9 rebounds and 14 assist with another 21 points 9 rebounds and 14 assists in a win over the Thunder.

Ingles let's hear your negatives on Kobe with these performances.

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Anonymous
Last year
12:22 28 Jan 13

Reply #401296

re: Lakers v thunder

Kobe takes 12 shots for his 21 and dishes 14 assists , exactly the way he needs to play for the lakers to be successful , can he overcome temptation to jack up 25-35 shots a game ? Only time will tell hehe


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Ingles13
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13:14 28 Jan 13

Reply #401305

re: Lakers v thunder

The lakers win when kobe doesn't go hero mode and let's the more important players on his team take the shots. WHAT A SURPRISE. Kobe as the #1 option has never worked


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tropical booz
Last year
13:44 28 Jan 13

Reply #401309

re: Lakers v thunder

Here come the Lakers...


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Mick
Last year
13:46 28 Jan 13

Reply #401310

re: Lakers v thunder

It's not only that Ingles.

It's that he needs to have more games like these amongst the games when he shoots the ball 30 times.

In those last two championship seasons you saw that balance between the two sorts of games was more even.

I agree with you that Kobe going into "hero mode" all season long is not a good game plan, but at the same time he isn't Lebron James. He is a scorer first and foremost. I wouldn't want to see the scoring explosions completely dry up, but he just needs to not force it as much.

It helps when other guys pull their weight, though. You can criticise a guy for shooting the ball a tonne but if you have a roster full of passive guys like the Lakers do sometimes he would be left with no choice. It's just about knowing when to take over and when to play the "get the other guys going" style.

It would help if they had another guy who demanded the ball to take the pressure off Kobe.


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Ingles13
Last year
14:09 28 Jan 13

Reply #401314

re: Lakers v thunder

1 thing: Gasol looks right at home in the post when Dwight is off the court. He looks like the Pau from 08-11 when inside, not this bs 3pt shooting PF when he's no Dirk.


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Moron > Ingles13
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18:53 28 Jan 13

Reply #401337

re: Lakers v thunder

Ingles you don't call 21 points 9 rebounds 14 assists hero mode? I do, just in a different way, still dominant numbers.

Sometimes Kobe goes hero mode cause everyone else checks out.

When Kobe scored 81 was he being a hero (as you put it)?

Kobe is the number one player on the court for the lakers. Who's the number 1 option? Howard had 8 points in the win against the top team in the league. Hardly number 1 option numbers!


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Mick
Last year
06:06 29 Jan 13

Reply #401366

re: Lakers v thunder

I think they'd be better off running the game through Pau and Kobe and letting Dwight get his wherever he can off putbacks and offensive rebounds and break-downs in play...


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Anonymous
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08:50 29 Jan 13

Reply #401374

re: Lakers v thunder

I was lucky enough to catch a couple of Lakers games at the start of this year - unfortunately it was the loses to the 76ers & Nuggets where Byrant had 36 & 29 points respectively; so to some that would be hero mode.
But in both those games he looked like the only Lakers player who would be capable of scoring. Against the 76ers Howard had 1 field goal for the match, he missed the easiest of layups and couldn't buy a basket while the other guys such as Gasol, Nash & WP were in & out of the match with their shooting. Against the Nuggest, Gasol started promising but then something happened and he no longer looked to shoot - at one stage he was posted up against a guard in a 1-on-1 situation and instead of looking to take the shot he wanted an outlet pass.

Its easy to look at statistics and conclude that Bryant is trying to play the "hero", but look at how his teammates are or aren't playing and what pressure is left on him to perform. Some of the shots that Bryant made down the stretch to get the Lakers back into the games (especially against the Nuggets) were nuts, but you could tell he wanted the responsibility to take those shots and you can't blame him when teammates weren't even wanting to shot during the rest of the match when open.


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Moron > Ingles13
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09:07 29 Jan 13

Reply #401377

re: Lakers v thunder

To the last anon post, you hit the nail on the head.


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