The Rock wrote:Again Kobe under 20 shots taken, dished 11 assists. Shot over 50% His shot attempts & assists DO NOT CORRELATE WITH WINNING. We still gave up 100+ points and got our butts whooped. He needs to start shooting more because this sorry team starting with Steve Nash cannot defend at all they are too old and slow
https://twitter.com/jadande/status/302293126884769792Anyone else find it strange that Kobe can have such a balanced, efficient game (18 pts, 6-9 fg, 9 asts) and it has no impact?
The issue with this team is Kobe is the only bonafide scorer on the team. And with Nash coming back slowly the only way guys would get shots is if Kobe did the work for them. Problem is they cannot be counted on consistently. If you look at when the team wins its when there are multiple guys contributing and usually with Nash & Howard playing well. Its just been too few and far between. Most good teams have 2 dependable scorers...i.e. they don't score 5 then 30 they consistently score. This team has only 1 guy. I mean lately Jamison has been the second best player....Doesn't help the coach has no clue either but reality is everything that was a ??? coming into the season has failed. Nash looks old. Howard ISN'T the same player. Pau continues to decline. Injury. MWP continues to decline. The only question that went the Lakers way was if Kobe would really start to decline and he has still been great.