Phil to Kobe: Shoot the ball!

Interesting stuff from Phil. Seems like he wants Kobe to shoot the ball more…

L.A. Times: “Kobe’s reputation is such that most everybody’s staying down on his pump-fakes, not getting up in the air,” Jackson said. “He just has to get his shot back in order so that he’s taking a shot, not worrying about getting guys up off the floor, trying to create a [free-throw] situation for himself.”

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  • PHANTOM

    See Jackson knows the only chance for this team to win is if Kobe shoots the ball and everyone else rebound and play defense.

  • ab4sure

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    God your either a Dunce or a propagandist. This is what PJ said.

    Kobe’s reputation is such that most everybody’s staying down on his pump-fakes, not getting up in the air,” Jackson said. “He just has to get his shot back in order so that he’s taking a shot, not worrying about getting guys up off the floor, trying to create a [free-throw] situation for himself.”

    IT IS HOW HE IS TAKING HIS SHOT NOT THE NUMBER OF SHOTS HE TAKES.

    WHICH IS IS DUNCE OR PROPAGANDIST???

  • ab4sure

    IT

  • ab4sure

    This title is a bit misleading. Read the entire article so as not to be confused by it like the first guy was. You wouldn’t want to become what he has become. lmao

  • ph33shy

    hes just saying that kobe needs to stop pumpfaking when he shoots and that he just needs to shoot it straight out because defenders are not falling for his fakes any more. He is not saying kobe should shoot more.

  • PHANTOM

    come down ablounge i was just messing around. don’t get your panties in a bunch!!!!

  • ab4sure

    Your the one on the shoutbox saying kobe should shoot 50 times a game. YOur just trying to cover your A$$ NOW THAT YOU HAVE IT EXPOSED BY MISINTERPRETING THE ARTICLE. READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE NEXT TIME!! By the way…then I guess the answer is DUNCE!!!!!!!

  • PHANTOM

    ablounge,

    you need to quit talkin like that lakers first fool, you might be the same person tho. i say that kobe has shoot more because evryone else on the team are missing wide open J’s. if were going to lose anyway i would rather have our best player shooting than some scrubs…

  • ab4sure

    Get your Facts straights…….AGAIN!!!!!!!!

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/stats/

    Most players on the team have a better shooting percentage.

  • PHANTOM

    so with your f*uckin logic kwame should take more shots than kobe bc his pecentage his higher? you are such a moron like that laker first fool!!!

  • BEC

    Kobes attempts are just fine, around the 20 mark is just fine, 22-27 like past years is pushing it. Hes doing a much better job involving other players, mainly because our guys are becoming more and more capable of hitting shots. Will they be consisten with it? Probably not, but thats no reason to talk down on our other players. There has been a lot of improvement and hard work shown from all our guys and Kobe just has to continue to play smart, make correct decisions so players can get in their flow and play better off of him, and in turn Kobe will be more free to operate and play better. It goes both ways, Kobe and everyone on this team just needs to trust each other and play team ball. Kobes the heart of this team, but our other guys especially our second unit is just as important as Kobe. This is Kobes team, but this team will rise and fall as a team, not because guys not as talented as Kobe dont play well, its on everyone as a whole.

    As for other players having better shooting percentages, shooting percentages are very misleading, especially this early in the season. You got Fish shooting 50% but hes a career 40% shooter. Sasha as well shooting 50% but a career 36%. Kwames 50%+ but we all know how incompetent kwame is on offense. Not to say Id rather have Kobe shoot all the time over two-three guys over a wide open guy on the wing, but just percentages being very misleading.

    Shots should just be taken, because its the best option available at the moment, ie wide open shots or mismatches. Just because guys are missing wide-open shots doesnt mean its better to shoot over 3-4 guys, the wideopen man is still the best option. Crunch time clutch shots down the stretch are diff for me, but thats the only time ill make an exception.

  • ab4sure

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    what a ignorant statement this is….what a dunce.

  • REDDOX

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    LOL, percentages ARE misleading. I could see it now…Kwame Brown three-point fade-away at the buzzer FOR THE WIN! LOL

  • ab4sure

    No one suggested Kwame. YOu guys are just wanting Kobe to take 50 shots a game which is both ridiculous and a stupid idea. Even kobe would agree with that. I bet you two were on the end of the bench if you played at all. Keep following phantom like a little sheep, but be careful you will be following him off a cliff…

  • ab4sure

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    Doesn’t make them better shooters than kobe, but it does mean that sometimes their are better shots to take than with two people on you. Kobe has involved more of his teammates which helps the overall team.

  • Edward

    Don’t look at stats. Anyone notice that Kobe might be sizing up his shot when he pump fakes? When he is out beyond the arc, and then shoots one of those crazy 3s, he’s probably judging distance and getting ready. Kobe doesn’t really need to change his offense, I’d disagree with PJ there. He’s been effective, that should be enough. He’s getting more and more intense on D, and he’s sharing the ball, mainly with ronny and fish from what I see. I think we should start playing ariza more instead of luke, and crit more instead of sasha. I think sasha has a great shot, but his decisions in games cost us a lot. Like in the NJ game, he committed the runaway foul, and that cost us two points and the ball. He also did not foul when a NJ player got the ball off I think what was the kobe miss, and forced Lamar to foul (and foul out). I think Vujabiatch is an alright shooter, but he needs to focus on more than that. I think J Crit is the more overall better player. Also, Ariza has better D than Luke, and since he came over from being benched on the Magic, he’s going to want it. He’s athletic, and he uses his talent. Kobe, keep doing your thing, rest of the team. Start hustling, and using Kobe’s style of play to create more offensive opportunities.

  • D LO

    Phil is right. He does need to quit with the pump fakes and just go up for the shot in rhythm.

  • PHANTOM

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    I can picture u now, u are probably this little 5″8 skinny little white boy b*tch who played in highschool and sat the bench. your now trying to justify that kwame 51% is not better than kobe 44%. which is it dumbas*? does shooting percentage count or not? i would much rather kobe shooting the ball at 44% than kwame at 51%!!!!

  • 24allup inya

    Lame’ar le gusta la verga!!!

  • ab4sure

    i never brought kwame into the conversation…you did.. so explain yourself.. dunce

  • 24allup inya

    Kobe needs to rest his knees for the 69 or so game’s left.Maybe he can do that in games where the Lakers are not facing a team who is struggling as is Seatle…

  • 24allup inya

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    B.S aside he should take the day off for god’s sake the guy is human not a fu-ck-en machine…I dont know why management dont have it with-in themselves to say hey Kobe maybe you should take the day off i mean it’s the Sonics, if the rest of the team cant take care of them without Kobe then they just flat out suck!

  • PHANTOM

    ablounge,

    your the one throwing in links to prove that most of the lakers have higher shooting percentage than kobe. all i was doing was showing you that shooting % does not mean sht. game won!!!

  • Thomas

    This is how it always starts or has so in the last few yrs. Kobe passes the ball and gets everyone involved and the Lakers win but they lose games they should win. Then Kobe is told to shoot and the Lakers win games and no one gets involved and the anyalists on ESPN and SportsCenter btch and complain about how he’s a ballhog and won’t pass the ball. I stand by Kobe no matter what.

  • ab4sure

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    how childish..game won..lol….you made the statement that they don’t shoot well…i just gave you the facts… now learn from the facts and don’t distort.

  • billybooy

    that’s what i’m talking about!

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

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    Phantom – F you for talking sh*t about me, calling me a “fool”. Now I’m involved in this conversation you f’n idiot.

    Let me start my diatribe by stating that PHANTOM is clearly not a Lakers fan, He’s a Kobe-only fan. As a matter of fact, his name suits him – PHANTOM, AS IN PHANTOM LAKER FAN. He rags on the rest of the Lakers saying they have no heart. The rest of the Lakers want to win. As a matter of fact, every player in the NBA wants to win, that’s what makes them athletes.

    Secondly, true Laker fans care about the fact that the Lakers win, with or without Kobe. I can give two sh*ts if Kobe is on this team or not. I want the Lakers to win, PERIOD!!! I want the Lakers to win a championships WITH OR WITHOUT KOBE!!

    Phantom clearly states his thoughts which are not based on any time of factual evidence whatsoever. He stated in an another blog entry that the Lakers FO doesn’t want to spend money, which is clearly major crap. The Lakers were clearly willing to pay over the salary cap in the attempt to get KG, until boy-wonder, Kobe f’d it up by publicly bashing the Laker organization and his teammates and asking to be traded. “L.A. was never an option because of the Kobe situation” – KG. PHANTOM, TRY TO REBUKE THAT.

    Phantom has yet to rebuke any of my other opinions, which are based on fact, which is why he talks like a clueless, Kobe-only fan. Phantom, true Laker fans don’t want you here, espcially if you’re going to talk sh*t about OUR team. Take off your Laker gear, and never wear it again. Because the way you talk sh*t about the Lakers (of course execpt for your lover Kobe), never ever wear the Laker purple and gold and never cheer for them when they win a game. True Laker fans know the truth about what’s become of the Lakers and why.