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#1 bfc1125roy

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:14 PM

It's pretty clear Kobe's play the last few games hasn't been representative of his new skill. A lot of posters are blaming his shot selection and things, and while I agree that Kobe is to blame to a certain extent, there are a few factors people aren't taking into account.

One, a decent chunk of Kobe's shots are ones he normally makes. If he were, in another game, to take these same shots and make them, most of his biggest critics here would be sucking his ballsac.

Second, the Laker offense if getting Kobe bad shots. If Mike Brown keeps running iso's, the defense has the opportunity to stack up on Kobe, making him take difficult, contested shots. If you notice, our offense has been pretty terrible the entire season, and it's no surprise that's been associated with a lower offensive output on Kobe's part.

Edited by bfc1125roy, March 31, 2012 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:38 PM

I wouldn't make too many excuses for Kobe these days as much as I like him and always have. Bottomline is the dude is missing every kind of shot imagineable these days. It's hard to explain and hard to comprehend. All we can do as fans, his teammates, the coaching staff, etc, is only hope, literally hope he himself pulls himself out of it at some point. At the end of the day, it's really mostly on him. He's made most of these shots throughout his career consistently.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:39 PM

He's made most of these shots throughout his career consistently.


Yup, and when you put in this piece of [expletive] offense, look what happens ;)

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:40 PM

3/21.....terrible

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:43 PM

3/21.....terrible


MB's offense.....even more terrible

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:45 PM

MB's offense.....even more terrible


Kuester's offense, not Brown's.

This is something fans keep ignoring. His lead assistant runs the offense and he runs the defense. I still say that Brown's worst decision was hiring Kuester.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:46 PM

What happened to that European offensive genius juggernaut Ettore Messina? Are they limiting his involvement?

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:49 PM

Kuester's offense, not Brown's.

This is something fans keep ignoring. His lead assistant runs the offense and he runs the defense. I still say that Brown's worst decision was hiring Kuester.


Good catch, by MB I meant his coaching staff obviously but whatever.

I agree with the Kuester hire. He couldn't earn the respect of his players in Detroit so I have no idea why he's here.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:50 PM

What happened to that European offensive genius juggernaut Ettore Messina? Are they limiting his involvement?


I think he's just a consultant. Probably not that involved at all.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:50 PM

What happened to that European offensive genius juggernaut Ettore Messina? Are they limiting his involvement?


He's just a consultant. Occasionally you can see some resemblance of European offense in the Laker plays, but lately its just been iso after iso.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:52 PM

Consultant? SMH. Kuester should be demoted to consultant.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:54 PM

Consultant? SMH. Kuester should be demoted to consultant.


Or fired.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:56 PM

Well, that'd obviously be a dream, but as long as Brown's here, 'no chance in hell' that happens.


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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:56 PM

MB's horrible rotations aren't doing us much better either.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 03:09 PM

At this rate his shooting percentage will drop to below 40% by season's end.
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Posted March 31, 2012 - 03:18 PM

Brown has been giving Kobe entirely too much run throughout entire season. It makes no sense as to why he wouldn't simply give him an extra 2-3 minutes of rest in the 1st half and save him for later in the game. Instead, we've regularly seen Kobe go for about 40 minutes a night. I mean, compared to other players in the NBA that are as old (if not older) as him and have played a similar number of seasons, Kobe's the only one really logging major minutes:

Kobe Bryant: 39 mpg

Ray Allen: 34 mpg
Steve Nash: 33 mpg
Tim Duncan: 28 mpg
Dirk Nowitzki: 33 mpg
Paul Pierce: 34 mpg
Kevin Garnett: 31 mpg

We're running him almost 40 minutes a game in a condensed season with no rest. He just had his knee treated over the summer. And he's almost 34 years old. He's logging more minutes than every player in the NBA except Luol Deng and Kevin Love at the moment.

I'd rather go into the playoffs as a 6th seed with a well-rested Kobe Bryant than as a 3rd seed with Kobe shooting below 40% on a nightly basis.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 03:32 PM

Well. Either way. Kobe will have legs and adrenaline , no back2backs, a better understanding of Sessions and his own limitations.
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Posted March 31, 2012 - 03:34 PM

Well l.a.k.e.r the sixth seed is pretty risky when the difference between six and out of the playoffs is one or two games

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 03:48 PM

Well l.a.k.e.r the sixth seed is pretty risky when the difference between six and out of the playoffs is one or two games


Makes no difference if we end up getting knocked out of the first round with Kobe shooting under 40%. 2nd round isn't much better either, we're going to go as far as Kobe takes us. Kobe Bryant with zero lift in his legs is not going to do much for us, and pray that he doesn't suffer any injuries in the near future. Situations like these, where an older player is playing an inordinately large number of minutes, are EXACTLY when injuries can occur.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 03:57 PM

He's prob just tired like L.A.K.E.R. said he's play way too many minutes in a condensed season at his age, I mean he's still getting a lot of easy looks he always makes it's weird seeing him miss so many easy shots.




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