Lets Go Lakers wrote:This is all i wanted from Kobe. To look to get everyone involved and make teams pay for paying too much attention to him. So the people saying me and others were bashing and hating him were off. I just wanted Kobe to maximize the talent on this team and for most of the season, he wasn't. He was getting his at the expense of the offense. Now, we are seeing how much more energetic everyone is because they know Kobe might go your way if you get open. Kobe has always been a great passer. He just didn't do it enough at times. I hope we see this version of Kobe from here on out. That's the only chance we have of doing anything great.
Not only that, Kobe was not playing an all around game for much of the season. He was scoring but doing nothing else. With Kobe playing a complete game and truly taking leadership of this team, there is now an outside chance of making the playoffs. If he falls back into volume shooter mode, I think we're sunk guaranteed.
What's also important in making this work is that Mike 2 needs to back off. This team is not built to run run run and Kobe can't play 43 minutes a game. We're an older inside out team, not a fast breaking team. We have to play to our strengths and Mike 2 needs to coach to our strengths for this to work.
The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It's dismissive. I don't understand this person, so they're crazy. That's [BS]. -- Dave Chapelle
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I hate close-ups of Kobe. He reminds me of the little green aliens who experimented on me in their spaceship. -- Blazer Fan