Yes, I know its easier said than done, but it needs to be said…
Kwame Brown is a very sensitive individual, and that could very well be an understatement. Kobe pointed this out during his postgame comments Thursday night. Kwame’s play takes a landslide when his home crowd is against him. It happened in Washington and its happened here.
What Kwame Brown needs is support, even if that support is as real as Splenda. Think back to the Playoffs last year, Kwame has a solid stretch in Game. 4 and the crowd started to rally behind him. What happened? Kwame Brown probably played his best basketball in Purple and Gold.
Its no couincidence, Kwame’s sensitivity shows on the court. If you want the guy to play well, try supporting him out there. No matter how hard it might be. This entire team needs our support, ‘booooing’ the home team doesn’t help (look at the Knicks). That is stressed when the starting center of your team has the emotional sensitivity of a 5-year-old girl. Help the cause… don’t ‘boooo’ Kwame.
Bottom Line: Kwame Brown panics under pressure.
When fans start to ‘booo’ him, he wants to make up for it by doing too much. He wants to win us back and he’s not capable of doing that.
He’s our center until Andrew comes back, we have to deal with that.
Kobe Bryant said this about the incident after the game:
“I thought it was terrible,” said Kobe Bryant, who led the Lakers with 30 points and seven rebounds. “If they want to do that, they can stay home. He’s going to be our guy here for two months. He’s going to do fine, he’s going to play well the next game.
“Kwame’s sensitive. You boo him, it’s going to affect him. I told him I’ve got his back.”