I don't think Kobe knew about LeBron's weakness driving left. If he did then why didn't he use it when they played the heat twice. MJ figured it out then Kobe gave it a try.
Probably because Kobe is obligated to match up with wade when the heat play us? In the all star game He could matchup against lebron more because we had guys at other positions that can hold wade in check and handle his speed.
The way our lineup is, if Kobe went to defend LeBron, metta isn't fast enough to stay on wade and nash would...yeah...
So that's why. IF we had someone like josh smith on the team we could match Kobe up with LeBron more simply because we'd have two defensive anchors on a drive to the basket which means wade and lebron would have to shoot jumpers.
But as we are designed, Kobe isn't gonna leave wade to be guarded by Meeks or even Clark for that matter(still a little green defensively though having amazing potential there)
Eventually we probably can but not as of right now. Outside of the all-star gane no team has two guys that can ultimately handle LeBron and wade seperately in a matchup sense defensively where those kinds of risks could be taken except Indiana.
Edited by Majesty, February 18, 2013 - 11:46 PM.