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#1 BlueJab23

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 09:07 PM

So my friends and I who are all Bulls fans were talking about Kobe Bryant and how great he is. Then one of the biggest MJ homer who just happened to hate Kobe so much told me that Kobe is not clutch. He then showed me this.

 

http://espn.go.com/b...-in-crunch-time

 

How do you guys defend Kobe when someone is questioning his clutch ability.



#2 Massacre

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 09:56 PM

Anyone who thinks Kobe is not clutch isn't worth being argued with.
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Posted September 04, 2013 - 10:15 PM

The moments that he steps up in.

 

 

You can look at Game 7 in 2010, or plenty others that are "clutch " games and Kobe has been sub par, but the Lakers still win.

 

 

It just seems like when Lakers are supposed to win and it's our tiemwe to win, and no one else steps up, KObe does.

 

Whether it was the actions he took to get us to the playoffs.

 

The shots against Toronto, and all the rest of his antics, numbers don't tell the entire story.



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Posted September 04, 2013 - 11:06 PM

Wasn't this thread made a bunch of times before already by similar accounts?

If one wants to learn how to defend Kobe in clutch situations I'd recommend going to those threads :)


Edited by Majesty, September 04, 2013 - 11:07 PM.

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Huh?

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"Get away from me, pleb."


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Posted September 04, 2013 - 11:38 PM

Just look at the list, and ask yourself if you're really going to give a last-second game-winning shot to Ben Gordon over the likes of Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, LeBron James, or even Jason Terry.

 

Would I really let Rashard Lewis take that shot over Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, or any of the players above?

 

It's laughable.  Teams flock to Kobe in crunch time because, if he does get enough room to release his shot without a double or a strong contest by the right defender, it's likely going to end the game in his favor.

 

Coaches and players aren't credible enough to recognize it?  They are the guys setting up their defense for it.  They are the guys who choose to double Bryant 23 feet from the rim, as soon as he catches the ball, to get it out of his hands.

 

The argument regarding their offense over a "clutch period" is comical, because it's based on Kobe's entire career, a great deal of it being played with Shaq (who was intentionally fouled) or on teams with very little shooters.  Of course, the extras that should be considered...well, they can't be, because there's no true stat out there that can compare one player to another without analyzing an entire roster, so instead of acknowledging that, most writers will just write the controversial story to get the hits and comments.

 

Kobe averaged 24 PPG in 2004.  Was he the best scorer in the league?  That scoring average didn't say so, but he was.  Discussing the sport is more complex than that.



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 12:00 AM

is this real life? Is the water wet? Does the world spin?



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 01:20 AM

Henry Abbott is full of [expletive]. I remember him writing about how efficient Kevin Martin was. LOL.

 

ARTS GRADUATED MORONS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO WRITE ABOUT STATS OR EVEN TOUCH A CALCULATOR!!!!!

 

If there is one second left on the shot-clock I think even MJ would pick Kobe to take that shot over anyone else in league history - other than himself of course.



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 03:00 AM

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 03:19 AM

If Kobe aint clutch then:

Lebrons hairline isnt receding.
Greg Oden looks young.
Michael Beasley hates marijuana.
Dwight Howard is a winner.
David Stern is loved by all fans.
Lamar Odoms personal life is great.

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 04:38 AM

One fact that is not debatable is Kobe Bryants Ferrari has a clutch while his wife's Ferrari does not have a clutch because it was converted to fully automatic. So while Kobe is clutch his wife is not clutch. Because the woman is always the better half of her man this means Kobe is only 50% clutch.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 05:22 AM

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 05:25 AM

lol



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 06:39 AM

Eye test

 

Kobe is clutch

Dirk is clutch

Paul Pierce is clutch

 

Fisher was clutch in a supporting role

Manu and Ray Allen the same

 

 

 

LeBron has clutch issues in my opinion



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 07:05 AM

Does the pope wear a shiny hat?

 

Does a bear [expletive] in the woods?

 

Is Kobe Bryant clutch?

 

All have the same answer.

 

Get tired of people doubting it .The simple fact that every player and coach in the league know that you have to at LEAST double team Kobe for almost the whole floor when it is a close game goes to show just how many people know he is clutch. That can't be said for a lot of players throughout the history of the NBA. I believe it was the 2010 confrence finals when Kobe was getting double teams 4 feet above the three point line and he still was knocking in clutch shots.

 

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Kobe actually made Gentry smile and enjoy the game as he watched his team lose because it was an amazing performance. Look at Gentry and then his assistants who look angry at the Mamba for being deadly in the clutch ahah


Edited by PhillyLaker24, September 05, 2013 - 07:12 AM.

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 07:09 AM

enough with the sarcastic questions

Mike D'Antoni is GARBAGE.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 07:20 AM

It's somewhere in the middle.  Kobe still is capable of hitting big shots and no coach will ever take the chance to let him get one off easy.  I do think that as he's gotten older he should make more plays for others in the clutch.  The Boston game with Bynum in 2012 and the last game I remember Fisher playing vs Dallas when he hit that big 3 at the end come to mind. 


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 08:20 AM

It's somewhere in the middle.  Kobe still is capable of hitting big shots and no coach will ever take the chance to let him get one off easy.  I do think that as he's gotten older he should make more plays for others in the clutch.  The Boston game with Bynum in 2012 and the last game I remember Fisher playing vs Dallas when he hit that big 3 at the end come to mind. 

Ain't no middle

 

Is he clutch or isn't he

 

 

Clutch is not even something that be defined by a stat. it's an intangible.

 

it's like measuring leadership by how many techs your teammates get



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 08:34 AM

Of course he is. How many 30 or 40 point games have we watched him drop in the Playoffs and Finals?

 

You don't win 5 rings by not being able to play well in big games. Coming up with big performances in important playoff games is the definition of clutch, no?



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 08:52 AM

It's somewhere in the middle.  Kobe still is capable of hitting big shots and no coach will ever take the chance to let him get one off easy.  I do think that as he's gotten older he should make more plays for others in the clutch.  The Boston game with Bynum in 2012 and the last game I remember Fisher playing vs Dallas when he hit that big 3 at the end come to mind. 

There is no middle. He is clutch






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