Lets Go Lakers wrote:Jellincon wrote:Lets Go Lakers wrote:Ask yourself why the team looks so much like a real team without Kobe. Same situation in 09-10 when Kobe missed time. There is so much energy, hustle, ball movement, comraderie, etc. It just feels right. Do u not get that sense? All i want from Kobe is to play team ball, something he seldom did this year and that hurts the team. The Kobe that makes this team most dangerous is the one who picks his spots and not dominate the ball. I want what's best for the team. Lebron and Durant pick their spots. They seldom try to do it themselves.
Have you not been paying attention? Kobe has seldom strayed away from team ball since that team meeting 2 months ago. Did you somehow conveniently forget Kobe going into to facilitator mode to spark our current run into the playoffs? Should one game (the ATL game) in which Kobe strayed away from the team concept negate about 2 months of excellent facilitating balanced with scoring which has put is in playoff position? Seriously ask yourself these questions because it seems as if you've ignored a lot of what has transpired to get us the 8th seed.
Kobe was facilitator leading up to the all star break but he did score a lot more after it. Look up the numbers. It doesn't matter if u win some games with him scoring 40. The point is to play basketball the right way because once Kobe starts missing those shots, what u have is a team with no flow and identity. And so many of our wins have beeb razor close and we had to come from behind many times. Hardly great basketball.
Kobe's scoring has increased after the break because he figured out how to balance scoring and facilitator mode effectively. Since the break he's averaged 30 pts and 7 ast on 49 FG%. And it's not like every time he has a high scoring game it's a result of ignoring teammates. Did you already forget that just last week he had those historic 2 straight games of 40 pts and 12 ast?