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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:06 pm

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Does anyone feel like asking Kobe what he thinks about the Lakers taking a backseat to the Clips?


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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby ladam24 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:59 pm

Uncle Drew wrote:Damn, Kobe is already at 30,387 points :man4:
Total this season is 903 points, and we are not even on half season....
2004/05, he got 2,832 :man4:
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:43 pm

thkthebest wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:That doesn't seem right..... he had a seasons in which he averaged 35.4, 5.3 and 4.5...., 31.6, 5.7 and 5.4.... and 30.0, 6.9 and 5.9.... So he never had a month in those years where he exceeded those numbers?

He's had a few Decembers that are arguably better or close to it, but he's never scored as many points.

09-10: 31.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 5.0 apg (40.1 mpg)
06-07: 30.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 5.4 apg (40.0 mpg)
05-06: 32.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.8 apg (38.9 mpg)
04-05: 29.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 7.9 apg (44.9 mpg)
00-01: 32.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.9 apg (42.3 mpg)


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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:50 am

Just think of what he could do if he elevated his game to MVP level....wow... Sucks that this dude can't hang with the MVP's of the league.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Finwë on Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:05 am

King of Clutch wrote:
scheven wrote:You know what's insane? The dude averaged 40+ ppg for a month 3 times in his career.

.................... the things kobe does. Also even more recently, in the wcf in the playoffs 2010, 33.7ppg, 7.2 rpg, 8.3 apg on 52% shooting. THATS friggin DOMINANT! That last game where kobe just slit their throats with clutch shot after clutch shot and slapped Gentry's butt, is still one of my favorite games to watch.

+1, that was just an unbelievable series for him
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Ariza3 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:57 pm

Kobe Bryant went 27-for-40 going 1-on-1 vs asst coach Darvin Ham today. Here's Ham on Kobe these days ...
"If that was a real game … that’s 54 he dropped on my [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] just right there," Ham told ESPNLosAngeles.com after practice Monday.

Ham is 39 and actually competed in the 1996 dunk contest against Bryant when Kobe was a rookie.

He can't help but marvel at what Kobe is still able to do at 34 years old.

"I try to bang up against him, give him a heavier body and it’s always good for him to polish his skills, keep his knife sharpened," Ham said. "You know? He likes it. You just saw the 20 (shots) on each elbow. You weren’t here yesterday for the 40 on each block. That was crazy."

Ham then took it upon himself to compare Bryant to Michael Jordan.

"Kobe is a much more pure shooter and he’s much more fluid," Ham said. "Mike probably was a little stronger. But Kob’, I mean, Whoo! His initial move, you stop that and then he hits you with a counter move and you somehow get in the way of that and now he’s got an escape move. It’s crazy. The guy is the best scorer we have in the league today. Bar none."

What's the biggest difference between last year and this year for Kobe in Ham's eyes?


"He’s healthier," Ham said. "He had the issue with his wrist last year and then the condensed schedule but this year he’s a lot more healthy. I think that Olympic experience this summer helped. When you start getting up in years, it’s better to stay in shape year round then it is you lay off for 3-4 months and try to get back. He’s much stronger than last year. We played 1-on-1 last year, but this year, his bounce, his quickness, his step is just crazy. It’s crazy man. It’s crazy."
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:38 pm

Ariza3 wrote:
Kobe Bryant went 27-for-40 going 1-on-1 vs asst coach Darvin Ham today. Here's Ham on Kobe these days ...
"If that was a real game … that’s 54 he dropped on my [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] just right there," Ham told ESPNLosAngeles.com after practice Monday.

Ham is 39 and actually competed in the 1996 dunk contest against Bryant when Kobe was a rookie.

He can't help but marvel at what Kobe is still able to do at 34 years old.

"I try to bang up against him, give him a heavier body and it’s always good for him to polish his skills, keep his knife sharpened," Ham said. "You know? He likes it. You just saw the 20 (shots) on each elbow. You weren’t here yesterday for the 40 on each block. That was crazy."

Ham then took it upon himself to compare Bryant to Michael Jordan.

"Kobe is a much more pure shooter and he’s much more fluid," Ham said. "Mike probably was a little stronger. But Kob’, I mean, Whoo! His initial move, you stop that and then he hits you with a counter move and you somehow get in the way of that and now he’s got an escape move. It’s crazy. The guy is the best scorer we have in the league today. Bar none."

What's the biggest difference between last year and this year for Kobe in Ham's eyes?


"He’s healthier," Ham said. "He had the issue with his wrist last year and then the condensed schedule but this year he’s a lot more healthy. I think that Olympic experience this summer helped. When you start getting up in years, it’s better to stay in shape year round then it is you lay off for 3-4 months and try to get back. He’s much stronger than last year. We played 1-on-1 last year, but this year, his bounce, his quickness, his step is just crazy. It’s crazy man. It’s crazy."


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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:26 pm

I read those quotes earlier today, good stuff right there
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby jbiggs on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:27 pm

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Even though it's been a rocky start to the season for the 15-15 Los Angeles Lakers, the play of Kobe Bryant has been on point.

After shooting 50 percent or better from the field in each of the first four games to start the 2012-13 campaign, Bryant has proved the increased accuracy wasn't a fluke as his team is more than a third of the way through the season and his field-goal percentage is still a lofty 47.8 percent -- the highest mark of his 17-season career.

Just how good is the 34-year-old Bryant, the league's leading scorer at 30.1 points per game (his highest scoring average since 2006-07) playing?

"This is probably the best I've played in a while," Bryant said after practice Monday. "I've had years the last few years where I've felt pretty good but we kept my minutes down so the numbers didn't look the same, but this year I feel pretty good."

The evidence is in the numbers. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the month of December Bryant just finished playing was historic for him, as he had never reached the averages of at least 33.79 or more points, 5.57 or more rebounds and 4.64 or more assists all at the same time for an entire month before in his career.

Along with Bryant's improved scoring and efficiency, he's playing 38.7 minutes per game, slightly up from the 38.5 minutes he played last season under Mike Brown and significantly higher than the 33.9 minutes per game he logged in his final season under Phil Jackson.

"I think it's just the minutes," Bryant said. "I'm playing more. And I'm also extremely healthy. I had a whole summer to really be healthy, to be in shape, to get stronger and I think that has a lot to do with it. Diet has a lot to do with it, too. Watching what I eat."

Bryant said he was playing on "one leg" in Jackson's farewell season in 2010-11 and the Hall of Fame coach tried to manage Bryant's health by cutting his minutes, something that led critics to declare Bryant's career was on the decline.

"I played OK considering I was on one leg, but the minutes were also down too so the numbers were down," Bryant said. "It was one of the things that kind of frustrated me. Everybody said I was on the decline but the reality is my minutes were just fewer. That's something I took to heart and wanted to come back this season improved."

New Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said the best way to curtail Bryant's minutes will be for the Lakers to blow teams out so that Bryant won't be needed the whole game, like they did in Friday's 104-87 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

"I would like to get it down by not playing him in the fourth quarter," D'Antoni said. "That's how we need to get it down. Where we have games where he can rest and then take days off and stuff like that. Because, in big games and stuff like that, he's the best player in the world. I have a hard time taking him out."

Following the Lakers' Christmas Day win over the New York Knicks, D'Antoni said he believed that Steve Nash could extend Bryant's career another "five or six years."

"He's playing 40 minutes right now and going as good as he's ever gone so there shouldn't be a limit and that's on him a little bit where he can mentally prepare himself every day," D'Antoni said Monday when asked about his previous comment. "I don't know if that runs out or if he wants to keep on going. That's on him."

Has Bryant's resurgent season got him thinking about playing past the "two or three years" he said he had left in him at the start of training camp?

"No, not really," Bryant said with a smile.

There have been two major factors that have contributed to Bryant's success as he's crept up in years: advancements in sports science, such as the innovative procedures he underwent in Germany on his knee and ankle and also, sticking to a strict diet.

"I think sports medicine is a big one," said D'Antoni, lumping in what it's done for Bryant's fellow 17-year veteran Nash in his answer. "How they do nutrition and how they take care of their bodies and you know, everybody loves to play but you don't like it when you're hurt all the time and they take care of their bodies in a way that the game is fun for them so they can play a long time."

Said Bryant: "There aren't really any supplements that I'm taking from that perspective. What I've done really is just train really hard and watch my diet. I think that's the thing that catches guys most. They don't do self assessing. They feel like they can go out there and do some of the things that they did when they were younger and eat some of the things that they've been (eating) and not accept the fact that what you put in has an impact. I've been able to be honest with myself and have had to cut down on a lot of things and eat very healthy. It sucks, but it's worth it."

As for what's in his diet, Bryant said he has cut out all junk food like his favorites of sugar cookies and Sour Patch Kids and eats lean meats, fish and vegetables. That also meant saying goodbye to the pregame meal he ate before scoring 81 points against the Toronto Raptors: pepperoni pizza and grape soda.

"This summer I got very, very serious about it," Bryant said, crediting his Olympic experience.

D'Antoni is enjoying his steady diet of having Bryant on his team, rather than as an opponent.

"He's played awful good, so it's a high level we're talking about but he's playing phenomenal," D'Antoni said. "You watch him from Phoenix and New York, you get one opinion which is good, but then you coach him and you start to appreciate what he goes through and how he gets himself ready every game. You got to really respect what he's doing."


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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby The Rock on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:54 pm

https://twitter.com/BallReasons/status/286212484656934912

Kobe is shooting 56% with Nash on the floor.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Wrath12X on Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:57 pm

The Rock wrote:https://twitter.com/BallReasons/status/286212484656934912

Kobe is shooting 56% with Nash on the floor.

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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby XXIV on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:04 pm

Not surprising as he was already shooting a high percentage without Nash, I just hope this continues.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby LTLakerFan on Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:12 pm

Maybe it's just me. But I feel like Kobe is "sandbagging" about his secret hopes and plans to keep playing beyond the end of next year. And smartly as well, maybe being very conservative about it. He doesn't want to go out there if he can't still play at a high level. He talks about the effort in the off season, but if he is still performing in prime time I can't see him walking away. To do what....stay home with Vanessa? OK apologies to Vanessa. But I remember a phrase he used 2 or 3 years ago when talking about how the perception of him wasn't accurate and the media prematurely preparing for his decline, he said something I loved, "I'm still coming". Long as the knees hold up.....why the eff not!!??
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Ariza3 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:59 pm

LTLakerFan wrote:Maybe it's just me. But I feel like Kobe is "sandbagging" about his secret hopes and plans to keep playing beyond the end of next year. And smartly as well, maybe being very conservative about it. He doesn't want to go out there if he can't still play at a high level. He talks about the effort in the off season, but if he is still performing in prime time I can't see him walking away. To do what....stay home with Vanessa? OK apologies to Vanessa. But I remember a phrase he used 2 or 3 years ago when talking about how the perception of him wasn't accurate and the media prematurely preparing for his decline, he said something I loved, "I'm still coming". Long as the knees hold up.....why the eff not!!??


hes not gunna stay at home with vanessa haha. my good friends family friend was kobe's bodyguard a few years ago and he said that kobe and vanessa's relationship was terrible. they'd both be at home and wouldnt speak to each other or ever be in the same room really. when kobe would get a call from her and he would tell the body guard to answer and say he was busy or something and vanessa would tell the bodyguard if he doesnt give kobe the phone then she'll fire him but kobe would just be like forget her dude to the bodyguard and go on with his business etc. they barely spoke when at home and kobe would have many girls and stuff other than vanessa. he said it was a terrible marriage the last few years at least. idk if thats all true but i dont know why a ex-bodyguard of kobe's would lie about that stuff.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Maluco Beleza on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:13 pm

he should play 20-25 years if he can
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby LTLakerFan on Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:28 pm

Ariza3 wrote:
LTLakerFan wrote:Maybe it's just me. But I feel like Kobe is "sandbagging" about his secret hopes and plans to keep playing beyond the end of next year. And smartly as well, maybe being very conservative about it. He doesn't want to go out there if he can't still play at a high level. He talks about the effort in the off season, but if he is still performing in prime time I can't see him walking away. To do what....stay home with Vanessa? OK apologies to Vanessa. But I remember a phrase he used 2 or 3 years ago when talking about how the perception of him wasn't accurate and the media prematurely preparing for his decline, he said something I loved, "I'm still coming". Long as the knees hold up.....why the eff not!!??


hes not gunna stay at home with vanessa haha. my good friends family friend was kobe's bodyguard a few years ago and he said that kobe and vanessa's relationship was terrible. they'd both be at home and wouldnt speak to each other or ever be in the same room really. when kobe would get a call from her and he would tell the body guard to answer and say he was busy or something and vanessa would tell the bodyguard if he doesnt give kobe the phone then she'll fire him but kobe would just be like forget her dude to the bodyguard and go on with his business etc. they barely spoke when at home and kobe would have many girls and stuff other than vanessa. he said it was a terrible marriage the last few years at least. idk if thats all true but i dont know why a ex-bodyguard of kobe's would lie about that stuff.


Case closed. Knees or not, he will play until he's 40 to stay away from her. :man12: Quality time with the girls and a (2 parent) appearance for them seems to be the only reason for the reconciliation. If you can call it that. More like an arrangement. And you know what.....props to him and Vanessa for doing it if that's the case.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby charvin on Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:17 pm

I'm not sure I like the fact that he's ok with playing a lot of minutes at his age, but shoot, I just hope he trusts his teammates more, he can't deny this isn't a talented team.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Ariza3 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:03 pm

this offense needs BALL MOVEMENT! 0 assists are you kidding me?! not one damn assist...and it's not like guys didn't make shots off his passes...he dust pass at all.

Hit a big 3 (although a terrible shot) then turns it over instead of running something with ball movement
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby khmrP on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:05 pm

who needs D as long as you're scoring 30 a night :freak2:
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:06 pm

The unnecessary gambling and running across court and leaving his man to try to get a steal needs to stop.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby odom1year on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:06 pm

Looks like Kobe gives up defense to get offensive rewarding.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Pig Miller on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:08 pm

the decision making tonight was atrocious in the last few minutes.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby SK8 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:09 pm

odom1year wrote:Looks like Kobe gives up defense to get offensive rewarding.


Yup, something Carmelo is doing since he was drafted back in 2003....
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:10 pm

Kobe is a ball hog and him dominating the ball is killing the morale and offensive flow of the offense. His defense is also an utter joke and it's obvious he doesn't care too much about D. His shot selection down the drain was pure ball hogging. But hey, he got his 30 so it's ok.
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Re: Kobe Bryant Discussion: ten 30pt game streak

Postby wcsoldier81 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:14 pm

Games like this one make it hard to not take tool Bucher comments into consideration ...
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