Lakers Examiner: Things couldn’t have gone much better for the Los Angeles Lakers in the first two games of their Western Conference Finals series with the Phoenix Suns. They thoroughly dominated in game one, with Kobe Bryant having a signature high-scoring game.

Possibly worse for the Suns, the Lakers proved they didn’t need Kobe to score (as much) by winning game two by a comfortable margin. Kobe found away around possible fatigue in his knee by playing the facilitator to perfection (broken down here by ESPN’s TrueHoop), assisting on threes and feeding the un-guardable (at least by Phoenix) Pau Gasol over and over.

After the game, Suns head coach Alvin Gentry was searching for answers. He even asked the media what they thought he should do. Finally, he came up with a possible solution:

“We just have to take a look at the tape tonight and maybe we’ll decide that we let Kobe get 80 and try to guard the other guys.”

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  • Sonny

    Kobe get 80. Pau get 40. Suns get 100


    sounds like a plan :-D

  • BE_A_LakerFan


  • gugy

    Wow, talk about desperation. I was expecting Lakers in 5 but if this continues the way it is, I will not be surprise by a sweep.


    Great plan Alvin! Cause we all know how well that worked out for the Raptors right? I thought that Gentry’s the coach of the Suns… this sounds like something that he’d pull while coaching the Clippers! Hahaha!

    GO KOBE (get that 80)!!!!!!!!!
    GO PAU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO LO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LC09

    LOL.. careful wat u ask for kobe might fu k round and score 100 on ur ass

  • trippleocho

    Dumb strategy if you ask me. They’ll still lose the game.

  • TheLAKERSwon09

    In other words let us win?? What a dumbass lol

  • 09champs!

    Think twice Gentry, you might get what you´re wishing ;)

  • justdogm1

    he can only score 80 when toronto is in town,meaningless to new levels………….

  • yash

    OMG people he was joking. you gotta stop takin some stuff up the ass

    • Hater

      Shut up Yash this is LAKERS NATION we cansay whatever we want

      • WifelovesLuke

        Hater is just that………the rest of the reason thinking fans of The Lakers Nation understood that he was being sarcastic. Hater? Not so much!

    • 242LakerFan

      Well, as BE_A_LakerFan said earlier…

    • yash

      lol you guys are hilarious. what kinda coach would actually make that their gameplan?? no one.
      Hater. idc what nation it is. Im a Laker fan and I can say what I want. Cuz this is america, I got my freedom of speech. But if they did that lakers would still win

  • Marwan Marzina

    Out of all the coaches in the NBA, Phil, Greg Popovich, Doc Rivers, George Karl… all those coaches have my respect, but I have to say that Alvin Gentry has my respect too. I’m not saying this because of the praise he shows towards Kobe and the Lakers.

  • Vk2

    Even though he said that in a joking matter, i think the Suns game plan for the rest of the series will be trying to let play kobe 1 on 1 and put the box on the bigs. is it a bad idea considering how effective the bigs have been lately? No. but is it a good idea considering the suns have no one that really gives kobe trouble ? Yes. unless kobe plays bad, i dont see kobe not torching the suns like he did in game 1.