Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby emplay on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:59 pm

Hey all,

One more for the night:

Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 6967.story

Thanks,

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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby Lakerjones on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:17 pm

I don't understand the point of Horry bringing it up AFTER he's corrected the issue. He's playing defense now. If you want to rip him for not playing D, do it when he isn't, not when he is. That's kind of a cheap shot, Rob, not a big one.
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby Alcindor on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:33 am

It was a valid criticism but he's late to the party so it's pointless.

to borrow an old Big Shot quote directed at the Vlade "lucky shot" criticism of him:
"he better read a paper or something.”
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby LakRfAn on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:39 am

Horry is right.

The biggest benefit of putting Kobe on the best wing on the other team is keeping him from playing "free safety"

When Kobe "guards" a player he perceives as inferior, he kills our defense
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby Murdock on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:18 am

LakRfAn wrote:Horry is right.

The biggest benefit of putting Kobe on the best wing on the other team is keeping him from playing "free safety"

When Kobe "guards" a player he perceives as inferior, he kills our defense

yes and it also forces him to rely on others on Offense ... so its a win-win
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby D.B. Cooper on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:32 am

He's too late, he should of created a CL account and piled on like the rest of us.
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:50 am

Murdock wrote:
LakRfAn wrote:Horry is right.

The biggest benefit of putting Kobe on the best wing on the other team is keeping him from playing "free safety"

When Kobe "guards" a player he perceives as inferior, he kills our defense

yes and it also forces him to rely on others on Offense ... so its a win-win


right on the money guys...he shares the ball when he defends the best player of the other team.

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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:50 am

Horry hit some big shots.... played on some great teams but that doesn't make him an analyst IMHO..... As a player he squandered a good part of his career playing some pretty uninspired basketball...... on both ends of the court.

My take on Kobe's defense is that he's resting on that end of the floor because he's having to play about 8 to 10 minutes a game more than he should be doing at this point in his career. The "Free Safety" was a Phil concoction to mitigate Pau's issues on that end of the floor that has never been corrected because it seems the Lakers are allergic to a cohesive defensive philosophy these last 2 years....

He can still play good to great defense but in short stretches..... just another reason or a athletic SF that can guard two slots, space the floor and create his own shot..... but I digress....
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby dak22 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:02 pm

Lakerjones wrote:I don't understand the point of Horry bringing it up AFTER he's corrected the issue. He's playing defense now. If you want to rip him for not playing D, do it when he isn't, not when he is. That's kind of a cheap shot, Rob, not a big one.


Let's not get cocky. You don't easily correct an issue after 2 games. Old habbits die hard, especially when you've been doing said issue for the last couple of years.

Horry's comment might be a blessing in disguise if it keeps kobe motivated to keep his current play.
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby TylerCaviar on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Kobe and Big Shot Bob go wayyy back. He is keeping the mamba heated and when hes heated he's deadly.
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:36 pm

D.B. Cooper wrote:He's too late, he should of created a CL account and piled on like the rest of us.


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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:42 pm

I bet Fisher will be next in line to tear Kobe a new one
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby S.R.05 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:36 pm

seems like weird timing considering pretty much everyone has acknowledged how beast he's been the past couple games
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby Lakerjones on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:45 pm

dak22 wrote:
Lakerjones wrote:I don't understand the point of Horry bringing it up AFTER he's corrected the issue. He's playing defense now. If you want to rip him for not playing D, do it when he isn't, not when he is. That's kind of a cheap shot, Rob, not a big one.


Let's not get cocky. You don't easily correct an issue after 2 games. Old habbits die hard, especially when you've been doing said issue for the last couple of years.

Horry's comment might be a blessing in disguise if it keeps kobe motivated to keep his current play.


Sure, I guess Horry's comments could be a motivator of sorts. But they came after Kobe started to play D, so . . .

But in reality how much motivation does Kobe take from a guy who used to notoriously sleepwalk through the regular season, only to wake up for the big playoff games. I always liked Rob, but man, he's not a guy that Kobe would take much advice from given his lackluster play for half the season.
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby charvin on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:47 pm

dak22 wrote:
Lakerjones wrote:I don't understand the point of Horry bringing it up AFTER he's corrected the issue. He's playing defense now. If you want to rip him for not playing D, do it when he isn't, not when he is. That's kind of a cheap shot, Rob, not a big one.


Let's not get cocky. You don't easily correct an issue after 2 games. Old habbits die hard, especially when you've been doing said issue for the last couple of years.

Horry's comment might be a blessing in disguise if it keeps kobe motivated to keep his current play.


Absolutely. The issue isn't corrected after 2 games. It becomes a non-issue if this is done on a night-in, night-out basis, otherwise, it's just a flash in the pan.

Play fewer minutes if you have to, this team is too talented on the offensive side of the ball. He's openly stated that he'll (Kobe) play defense if that's what the team needs. Well, this team needs him to play defense, so yeah...
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:46 pm

Horry took regular seasons off, not just possessions. I nearly broke my television numerous times throwing something at his listless routine.
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Re: Robert Horry rips Kobe Bryant's defense

Postby LakRfAn on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:47 pm

V.V.V.V.V. wrote:Horry took regular seasons off, not just possessions. I nearly broke my television numerous times throwing something at his listless routine.


Yep. Never understood how KB24 repeatedly made all-defensive teams year after year playing utterly uninspired defense for 75+ games per year
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