If no1 especially Kobe in your mind was the facilitator then how the hell did LA get so many wideopen attempts that they bricked routinely all night? You cant have it both ways. If guys make the damn shots Kobe may have had another triple double! The main reason players get wideopen looks is because Kobe draws the entire opposing team to him & he kicks it out to open man or kicks it & then next man kicks to open man for hockey assist. U recognize above "Pau gets blocked 5 times, people take stupid shots out of rhythm and yeah a couple didn't fall in that maybe would have normally got in but we shoot like crap" = but you dont keep this nor the missed free throws in persepective!
I've stated this multiple times but you can agree that there are only sooo many shot attempts in a game, right? It's obviously a variable depending on the pace of the game, rebounds we're getting, and steals/turnovers. Maybe another few factors that are crossing my mind right now.
Anyways Kobe is normally averaging 18 shot attempts this season. The game in question he averaged 28, an increase of 55%. Not only did he increase his shot attempts, but he took 37% of our team shots. THEN he had 10 turnovers. I don't know if you saw the game or not but a LOT of these turnovers were Kobe running down the lane into 3 or 4 defenders and getting the ball stripped from him.
In our wins this season Kobe is averaging 15.8 shots a game. In our losses he's averaging 20.5 shots a game. Do you honestly not see a correlation?
You cannot make the argument that Kobe facilitated that game with stats because it didn't happen that way. He did not play like the facilitator he has been in the games we win.
You just blame the only guy that almost willed the team to another victory cuz every1 else was lazy & not mentally prepared to play. Hypocrite blame the poor production from those who had pitiful stat lines & pitiful impact on both sides of the ball as well not just the easy usual mark (Kobe)
lol, not sure how that makes me a hypocrite?
Just wanted to name call me so said anything that popped into your mind? Classy.
Everyone is to blame in the game, I'm just putting a lot of the blame on Kobe. Since when are the people on this team not named Kobe, Dwight & Pau players who can create their own shot? They aren't and if you watched the game you could tell Kobe was out there to score instead of facilitate. I'm pretty sure he even took the first or second shot (a 3 pointer he made). If you watch the games this season you know that Kobe normally doesn't shoot for a bit and let's the team take shots first. The second he took his shot you just knew it was going to be one of those games.
Here's his shots by quarter:
1st: 7, 2nd: 8, 3rd: 6 4th: 7
He took 15 of his average 18 shot attempts this season in the first half. Looks like a guy who was trying to pass, right?
I respect Kobe. I think how hard he played was commendable, however I think had he put that effort into facilitating and not trying to be a hero we would have easily won this game. In 2 weeks though Kobe wont have to facilitate anymore. He can be the scoring beast he is and not worry about feeding others.