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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:54 am

Kobe is simply amazing.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby 432J on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:15 am

LooN3y wrote:i bet even after a stellar year like this, BSPN will still keep him out of the top 5 list.

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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby therealdeal on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:20 am

Kobe will continue having the critics that will always find ways to nit pick his game, but guess what haters? The guy is on his 9th straight 30 point game at age 34 with more minutes on his legs than anyone else at his age. All those guys above him didn't have this kind of mileage on them. They didn't have his wear.

And this last game was probably his easiest 30 point game so far this season. He shot well and he found almost all of his shots within the offense.

All that being said, his defense can be really truly atrocious at times. It's so rare these days for me to see Kobe defend well on back-to-back posessions. I feel like he just takes a nap on that end some times. It's been better recently, but only ever so slightly and he really needs to start ramping it up on that end. Especially with Nash helping him with the offensive load.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby JGC on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:42 am

The 30+ points thing is a real stat, but it's misleading. It's not the number of points a player scores that's the issue. The points produced is a symptom (or, reflection rather) of the underlying problem.

That problem is an over-reliance on any one player to carry an entire team's offensive load.

We're 1-0 when Kobe takes over 40 shots this season. Does that mean win and want him to take over 40 shots every game? No.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby borri on Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:00 am

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:He played heavy minutes these last two games because they both were super competitive, but I think as they get more comfortable and start beating opponents by a larger margin he'll be able to rest more.

I'm more concerned about Nash though. His minutes shouldn't be above 32-33


I am worried about both of them. D12 and Pau have got to step it up offensively. It'll be nice if we can blow some teams out so that Nash and Kobe can sit out most of the 4th.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby TIME on Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:07 am

Somebody queue up the Barkley video saying Kobe was too old to score 30 points a night anymore.
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“That’s really cool.”
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:47 pm

these are gorgeous in person and super comfortable too

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Postby The Original 81 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:49 pm

Those are sick. Not sure they sell them in stores by me though.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby John3:16 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:50 pm

^^^ Saw them at the House of Hoops store in the mall. Sweet looking shoe.

$140 ?
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:52 pm

John3:16 wrote:^^^ Saw them at the House of Hoops store in the mall. Sweet looking shoe.

$140 ?


the foot locker i picked them up from charged me $150. they removed the suggested retail tag that says theyre $140. they were $140 on nike.com earlier this morning and every other online retailer yesterday morning. i dont really mind paying a little extra since i didnt have to wait a week for them to get shipped to my house.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby borri on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:53 pm

I am one of the few who don't like those shoes. Guess i am old school. Like simpler colors and designs.

Nash's shoes are very nice.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby John3:16 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:58 pm

CaCHooKa Man wrote:
John3:16 wrote:^^^ Saw them at the House of Hoops store in the mall. Sweet looking shoe.

$140 ?


the foot locker i picked them up from charged me $150. they removed the suggested retail tag that says theyre $140. they were $140 on nike.com earlier this morning and every other online retailer yesterday morning. i dont really mind paying a little extra since i didnt have to wait a week for them to get shipped to my house.


Yeah, $10 isn't much to spend when you're getting them right away. I ordered a pair of some older Kobe's and when they arrived, they had small imperfections. Not enough for me to bring them back, but if I was in the store, I would've bought a different pair.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:36 pm

TIME wrote:Somebody queue up the Barkley video saying Kobe was too old to score 30 points a night anymore.


HA! Good call :man10:
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby kenzo on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:46 pm

LTLakerFan wrote:
TIME wrote:Somebody queue up the Barkley video saying Kobe was too old to score 30 points a night anymore.


HA! Good call :man10:

Wasn't he talking about 40 point games?
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby GoldHammish on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:48 pm

kenzo wrote:
LTLakerFan wrote:
TIME wrote:Somebody queue up the Barkley video saying Kobe was too old to score 30 points a night anymore.


HA! Good call :man10:

Wasn't he talking about 40 point games?

If I recall correctly, this was after a playoff game against the Jazz where Kobe scored ~30 points and Barkley said he couldn't do it anymore... Even though he just did. And then went on to say that his ~30 points didn't matter :man10:
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby XXIV on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:53 pm

borri wrote:I am one of the few who don't like those shoes. Guess i am old school. Like simpler colors and designs.

Nash's shoes are very nice.


I'm of the same opinion. I think the Kobe VIIs looked nicer especially with more simplistic colors like you mentioned.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby D.B. Cooper on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:18 pm

borri wrote:I am one of the few who don't like those shoes. Guess i am old school. Like simpler colors and designs.

Nash's shoes are very nice.

I think they're ugly too.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby Pig Miller on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:08 pm

i loved the way kobe played yesterday, picking his spots to be aggressive, and times to defer to nash.

looking forward to him really saving energy on the offensive end, and hoping it transfers to the defensive side.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby kenzo on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:45 pm

GoldHammish wrote:
kenzo wrote:
LTLakerFan wrote:
TIME wrote:Somebody queue up the Barkley video saying Kobe was too old to score 30 points a night anymore.


HA! Good call :man10:

Wasn't he talking about 40 point games?

If I recall correctly, this was after a playoff game against the Jazz where Kobe scored ~30 points and Barkley said he couldn't do it anymore... Even though he just did. And then went on to say that his ~30 points didn't matter :man10:

You are correct it was about "30 point games". He said it after game 5 of the OKC series (Kobe scored 12 or 13) and after that he scored 30+ in game six and in all 4 games against the Jazz :man9:
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:18 pm

Through 28 games, Kobe appears to be having an MVP season. And would be a front runner if not for the team's record. :jam2:

Not bad for 17th season, 34 years old.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby Battle Tested20 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:59 pm

Surprised nobody has posted this Kobe has been taking over the @nikebasketball twitter for a few days and has posted some cool and insightful stuff, similar to what he has been doing on his facebook page:

https://twitter.com/nikebasketball

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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby Finwë on Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:03 pm

XXIV wrote:
borri wrote:I am one of the few who don't like those shoes. Guess i am old school. Like simpler colors and designs.

Nash's shoes are very nice.


I'm of the same opinion. I think the Kobe VIIs looked nicer especially with more simplistic colors like you mentioned.

Agreed. I have these:
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby The Original 81 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:23 pm

Finwë wrote:
XXIV wrote:
borri wrote:I am one of the few who don't like those shoes. Guess i am old school. Like simpler colors and designs.

Nash's shoes are very nice.


I'm of the same opinion. I think the Kobe VIIs looked nicer especially with more simplistic colors like you mentioned.

Agreed. I have these:
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I have those as well, love them.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby King of Clutch on Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:31 pm

He played a great game. Scored, assisted, rebounded, blocks. Our team D just wasn't there.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: 9 str8 30pt gms - only 1 at his age!

Postby blinkme28 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:31 pm

I hope Kobe skips all-star weekend because that's the only real rest he'll get all season. 44 minutes :bang: :bang: :bang:
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