Kobe responsible for loss to Toronto?
Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:59 AM
At the end of the day, no one player, coach, GM, play style, ref, matchup, or opponent can be blamed for our struggles. It's a mix up of all of these and fixing only one won't be any sort of permanent fix. We need to get younger. We need players who hustle. We need a defensive minded (not Mike Brown, an actual effective) coach or assistant coach. We need to slow down the tempo and be a defensive powerhouse. We didn't get Dwight to be an offensive team, I can promise you that.
Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:37 AM
The guy is two years from retirement, playing 40 minutes plus, and being asked to be the defensive super star. If you've ever played basketball, it takes about 50% more energy to play defense, than offense. The guy is tired.
But thats no excuse--he knows he's tired--and he knows if he is tired, his shot will suffer. So perhaps Kobe should concentrate on getting others off the bench to be involved the play, rather than going it alone. Thats what leaders do--understand the limitations of the game and adapt and delegate.
I do appreciate that Kobe is a man, and man-upped putting the loss on him. But I disagree.
Defense remains the issue--Pao had no blocks and darn few rebounds, Nash looked lost, and Artest looked like he was half asleep out there. 5-10 defensive stops, and the Lakers would have won the game.
Edited by Scooter123, January 21, 2013 - 10:38 AM.
Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:54 AM
Posted January 21, 2013 - 11:10 AM
Arguably the greatest franchise ever
Posted January 21, 2013 - 12:29 PM
Posted January 21, 2013 - 02:30 PM
Here are some recent bad shooting games from Harden and yet this mofo gets the respect and calls. Look at the boatload of free throw attempts. For the year Harden shoots 43% from the field, well below Kobe territory and yet he gets 10 free throw attempts a game
Edited by MDI, January 21, 2013 - 02:32 PM.
Props to fkMikeBrown
Posted January 21, 2013 - 02:40 PM
Even he knows like the rest of that it's a collection of things.
RIP to the Greatest Owner in Sports, Dr. Jerry Buss
Posted January 21, 2013 - 03:21 PM
so did the whole team.
they played like they didn't want to be in Canada.
Posted January 21, 2013 - 03:45 PM
Posted January 21, 2013 - 04:58 PM
"If I can do it tomorrow I won't do it today!"
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