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#281 DaSmoothOperator

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 12:06 AM

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 12:33 AM

 

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#283 Tensai

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 01:30 AM

Nick was trying to gather the ball there. He didn't have the total control, so there should be no steps.


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Posted November 23, 2016 - 09:47 AM

Nick was trying to gather the ball there. He didn't have the total control, so there should be no steps.

 

Yeah, exactly. Donovan is crying about the travel anyway.


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Posted November 23, 2016 - 09:49 AM

Yea that was a really stupid shot. He had time and space to take a clean shot. I think he gets caught up int he moment and takes harder shots than he needs too. Live by Westbrook, die by Westbrook. 

 

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 09:52 AM

Very much like a certain player who used to play for us.

Naa Westbrook has much dumber shot selection than Kobe n those situations. Kobe would at least get to his spot and then rise up even if it was a tougher shot than maybe a open teammate had. Westbrook just shoots off balance leaning threes at full speed, which is almost the kind of shots you shoot with the shot clock or quarters running out. He would be much better served blowing by his defender to other try and finish at the rim or stop on a dime and pull up midrange.

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 09:58 AM

Naa Westbrook has much dumber shot selection than Kobe n those situations. Kobe would at least get to his spot and then rise up even if it was a tougher shot than maybe a open teammate had. Westbrook just shoots off balance leaning threes at full speed, which is almost the kind of shots you shoot with the shot clock or quarters running out. He would be much better served blowing by his defender to other try and finish at the rim or stop on a dime and pull up midrange.

 

Styles are not the same and the skill level isn't close either....Kobe had like a couple hundred extra moves in his repertoire that he could essentially ad-lib under duress and get off a shot. What's similar is the shameless demeanor though, and the total lack of fear. He plays angry...which is something Kobe did well too, but I think Kobe did a better job of not showing the anger and acted less like a douche.


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Posted November 23, 2016 - 10:42 AM

It's simple... Westbrook is a generational athlete.  His combination athleticism and speed is unlike anyone I've ever seen at the NBA level, maybe even more athletic than Lebron.

Kobe on the other hand, while being relatively athletic, was a student of the game from all angles and mastered the small but important intricacies of the game which include footwork, floor positioning, certain angles on offense, and also a plethora of offensive moves that he had in his offensive arsenal.

 

In terms of shot decisions... Kobe easily had one of the worst... but he made ALOT of them so there's not much one can argue against that.  






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