Should have Kobe passed the ball more during OT or instead pass the ball to his teamates? Sound-off in the comments and tell us what you think…

L.A. Times: Kobe Bryant will play Wednesday, I learned Monday.

Actually, I didn’t learn it as much as divine it from years of watching Bryant, who would play if they had to wrap him from head to foot like a mummy.

Two things are certain with Bryant: 1) he’s the gamer of gamers and 2) he’ll never take a breath without creating a controversy, as he did once more Sunday.

Only one thing kept Bryant’s performance in Game 4 from rising to the mythic level of Willis Reed limping out for Game 7 in 1970 and the flu-ridden Michael Jordan beating the Jazz in 1997 . . .

The Lakers didn’t win.

Otherwise, it would have been one for the ages: Bryant looking like Charlton Heston in “El Cid” whose body was tied to his horse and sent back into battle, leading them back from a 12-point deficit in the last 3:59 of regulation.

If Lamar Odom had made his three-pointer to put them ahead with :13 left and they’d gone on to win, people would have talked about this game as long as there was an NBA.

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  • daboss1848

    “If Lamar Odom had made his three-pointer to put them ahead with :13 left and they’d gone on to win, people would have talked about this game as long as there was an NBA.”

    PJ had a second chance to go for the three in Regulation – but chose to go to OT in Utah with his superstar injured. Thereby, losing the game and further aggravating his superstar’s injury.

    (yes, this is the last I’ll mention it)

  • Remy

    we had a better look at the 2. that was a great play coming out of the timeout regardless if kobe or lamar made it. if we went for the three, there’s a lower chance than what we end up with. we would’ve put ourselves in a more difficult position, cuz what if we miss the three and they rebound?

  • ab4sure

    Good becuase when i started reading it i was going to say “let it go”. I know LO would have talked about it til the day he died and whoever might have won a ton of money. Just wanted to put the last nail in.

  • daboss1848

    Remy, then we lose . . . Just as we did (anyway). At least with the 3 our main guy would not have further aggravated his injury.

    There’s a reason the unwritten rule is to go for the win on the road and a tie at home.

    AB, the salt went perfect with the wound.