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Kobe Bryant: I'm taking Dwight to the next level. Like he asked.

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#1 Majesty

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Also said that Dwight needs to play "big" by big he means back to the basket more and imposing. Not really critiquing but still, great interview by Kobe, who says that he completely buys into the system and is 100% fine with Steve Nash running the ship and has no problem "giving it to him."

"Give him the ball, let him run the show, and let me run the wing, to me it's that simple."




I really wish people would stop acting like Kobe ain't buying into the system after hearing this. he also says that the last 8 games the Lakers have played well but because of how the team started the season each loss is magnified and cuts deeper cause they don't have that early season cushion.

Edited by Majesty, January 02, 2013 - 11:18 PM.

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#2 Majesty

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 11:18 PM

Like that Kobe buys into all this and that he is gonna push Howard to be great.

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 11:39 PM

Like that Kobe buys into all this and that he is gonna push Howard to be great.


Indeed, Howard just needs to be 100% physically.

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 12:16 AM

His comments about adjusting are very interesting to me. It's almost as if he's saying them directly to D'Antoni.

Eventually, I think we'll see this team slow down a bit. Kobe and Nash know this team can't go uptempo the whole season and if they haven done so already, they will go to D'Antoni with suggestions how to make sure this team slows down and saves this team's energy for the end of the season

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 12:52 AM

Didn't Kobe say that Mike D'Antoni was an "offensive genius"??? Sounds like a couple jabs at Mike D.

Coach wanted to run like the showtime lakers and here we are with Kobe saying we're old and slow I wonder if D'Antoni had anything to say in regards to Kobe's comments.

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#6 Majesty

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 01:03 AM

Didn't Kobe say that Mike D'Antoni was an "offensive genius"??? Sounds like a couple jabs at Mike D.

Coach wanted to run like the showtime lakers and here we are with Kobe saying we're old and slow I wonder if D'Antoni had anything to say in regards to Kobe's comments.


D'antoni agrees when it comes to some of the older players and playing a slower pace but said the young players have "no excuse" for coming out flat especially after 3 days off and that even if the older players were starting slow to find their groove in the first half he'd like to know why there was no hustle from the younger guys in the 2nd half and our bigs.

I can only assume he's talking about Howard and Gasol because Meeks and Hill and even Morris were hustling. While Howard and Gasol were in fox trot mode.

basically D'antoni expects to play a slow pace with our starters out there and a halfcourt set. But when he has groups out there that consist of our young bench players he expects energy and spreading the floor.

The problem is that the centers that were in with the bench Gasol/Howard were doing absolutely nothing.

Our bench put in 30 points!!

They obviously weren't a let down.

It was our two big men that were a let down.

Edited by Majesty, January 03, 2013 - 01:14 AM.

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Like that Kobe buys into all this and that he is gonna push Howard to be great.


Nice words. Doesn't mean it will happen.


9 years into the league and dwight still needs to be spoon fed the ball for his points.


A center either becomes a low post scorer really fast in their career or they don't.
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Posted January 03, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Coach Bryant at his best.

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 12:49 PM

like what he said.

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 01:25 PM

ya thanks for posting, i was lookin forward to hearing this
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Posted January 03, 2013 - 04:01 PM

I dig the fact that Kobe is a straight shooter. Thank for posting
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Posted January 03, 2013 - 07:25 PM

I trust kobe and co. Lakers will get their ish together.

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Kobe's not buying into ----. Kobe's not adjusting. He's playing like crap on defense and shooting the ball as much as he wants and he really thinks he's "taking Dwight to the next level"?


This is some str8 Bullpoop.

Kobe needs to shut his pie hole and play basketball like he's got the most talented team in the league, not like he's mentoring a rookie.


He HAS to get over himself.

Lead by example. Only thing he's teaching Dwight is how to act like an entitled BRAT.


And I'm serious.

#14 Majesty

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 07:44 PM

Nice words. Doesn't mean it will happen.


9 years into the league and dwight still needs to be spoon fed the ball for his points.


A center either becomes a low post scorer really fast in their career or they don't.


Shaq in 2 of the 3 championship years a majority of the time was spoon fed by Kobe for his points. And the Pistons beat us because because they found ways to stop Kobe from feeding Shaq the ball. As Larry Brown said "let Shaq do whatever he wants, focus on Kobe!" and it worked

He's still a great center.

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 11:15 PM

Shaq in 2 of the 3 championship years a majority of the time was spoon fed by Kobe for his points. And the Pistons beat us because because they found ways to stop Kobe from feeding Shaq the ball. As Larry Brown said "let Shaq do whatever he wants, focus on Kobe!" and it worked

He's still a great center.


It may be true that kobe was the primary ball handler and it was his job to get the ball to shaq.

However, once Shaq got the ball he was more likely to score on the block then Howard because he had refined his post game more (being an enormous ass human being did help as well).


Right now, this team cannot rely on Dwight to win games for us by passing the ball on the block and then allowing him to take over.
That is not an option...
It may never be an option.
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Posted January 04, 2013 - 11:19 AM

MD system? If our threes are falling...we can beat anyone!

If not, we'll lost to the Sixers, even Piston...

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Posted January 04, 2013 - 11:20 AM

C'mon...we are making Pau a three shooter? This is not basketball...Pau will NEVER be a three point threat...clearly something is wrong.

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Posted January 04, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Kobe's not buying into ----. Kobe's not adjusting. He's playing like crap on defense and shooting the ball as much as he wants and he really thinks he's "taking Dwight to the next level"?


This is some str8 Bullpoop.

Kobe needs to shut his pie hole and play basketball like he's got the most talented team in the league, not like he's mentoring a rookie.


He HAS to get over himself.

Lead by example. Only thing he's teaching Dwight is how to act like an entitled BRAT.


And I'm serious.


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Posted January 04, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Nice words. Doesn't mean it will happen.

9 years into the league and dwight still needs to be spoon fed the ball for his points.

A center either becomes a low post scorer really fast in their career or they don't.

I don't think Ewing was the right mentor for him. I'm hoping some notes taken from Hakeem and now Kareem will help Howard create a go to move whenever the Lakers need sure points.

Edited by Piston Honda, January 04, 2013 - 12:59 PM.


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Posted January 04, 2013 - 01:51 PM

At times, this season feels like one bad experiment.

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