Juronimo wrote: nesli wrote:
"He ain't no MVP to me because he scored all those points," Harper said. "That's my boy, too, but I get tired of seeing that.
"I want to know if he's making anybody else on the team better. And what are the other guys on the team doing? Do they just run up and down the floor and watch Kobe?
"That's my boy and I love him to death. If it's a one-on-on game, I'd take my money and put it on him. But it's not. It's about team.
"When it's about team, I can't put my money on him. But he's the best at one on one and he's the greatest show on Earth right now."
I sort of agree. Kobe can involve others much more. I believe phil jackson must take some blame,too. Kobe is the best all-around talent in the nba. He can defend ,score, asist ... I hate when people call him only a scorer .He must use his all-around talent
I agree. The coaching staff, Kobe, and his teammates need to understand that they can't just stand around and watch Kobe, then need to move without the basketball. Also, if Kobe is being double or triple team, give the ball to the open man instead of forcing a shot, just because he can.
If the rest of the team doesn't develop, the Lakers won't have long term success if things keep going the way they've been going.
Yes Kobe's performance on Sunday was spectacular and I enjoyed watching it. My comments are not intended to be hating, just legitimate concerns. I want to see another championship, and the only way that can happen is if we become a team.
Do you seriously believe our current roster is anywhere close to being championship worthy?
Talk to me about your championship concerns after we actually get Kobe a legitimate second scorer. Second, our roster has NOT shown any modicum of consistency. Do i blame them? NO. Plainly put, they aren't good period. However you look at it, this current Laker team will rise on fall on whether Kobe is on or not.
This is NOT directed to you.......After reading all the negative press comments about Kobe the ballhog, I just can't emphasize this point enough:
1. Our starting PG wouldn't start for any other NBA team.
2. Our starting PF (Kwame) wouldn't start for any other NBA team.
3. Our starting C wouldn't start for any other NBA team.
4. Our starting SF can't hit a consistent 15 ft jumper, can't go right to save his life, is so damned inconsistent night in and night out that makes you wonder if he will ever live up to his talent, makes BONEHEAD plays on a consistent basis.
Now, really....can you blame PJ for giving Kobe the green light? And on a night where Kobe shoots 60 FREAKING percent from the field, people expect him to pass the rock?
Like Chauncey Billups so precisely stated: "when you got it going, you MUST keep it going."
Sadly, Kobe can't win. Haters will hate. Nothing can change that. I'm sure if Kobe passes more and we lose games because our other players can't hit shots.....people will say....SELFISH KOBE IS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HIS IMAGE THAN WINNING.