An insight to the NEW Kobe Bryant.
L.A. Times: More than their star, more than their leader, Bryant is the Lakers’ face. During Friday’s practice, despite the curses being tossed from three-point line to paint, that face was one of patience and restraint.
Drives me crazy. Suits him fine.
Bryant agreed that for probably the first time in his career, he has gone three postseason games without putting his stamp on any of them.
But, no, he’s not ready to change anything yet.
“I’m going to stick to the script,” he said. “I’m going to get the guys involved early, work it inside, get them going . . . and if that doesn’t work, then go to me.”
But, c’mon, it took nine minutes for him to score in Game 1, it required eight minutes for him to score in Game 2, and it was nearly halftime before he scored in Game 3.
The first two games, the Lakers survived. The third game, they imploded, with Bryant’s fingerprints all over the wreckage. When he finally started looking for the basket, he couldn’t find it, and the Lakers were lost.