KeepBynum wrote:Nah what's laughable is you claiming Kobe won't change his game for anyone when as JM mentions he did for GP in 2004.
Oh i missed that post... Kobe wasn't yet top dog. Did you forget the big fella was still in charge?? And Phil? Add in Malone and GP? Colorado??I should have clarified my statement about Kobe... ever since taking over the franchise, Kobe has yet to set aside his ego and allow someone else to carry the load when we need it most (in full, because he's done it on a game to game basis and it's GREAT).
In his defense, of course, he's suffered through years of awful talent and having to do just that -- carry 100% of the load. I'm just hoping this is the year he comes back a little wiser.
I don't even know what you are talking about. What do you mean by "allow someone else to carry the load"?
Do you mean he doesn't share the ball? Or that he doesn't allow others taking big shots? Are you talking about close games in the clutch? *cough* game 7 2010 *cough*
There have been particular regular season games (mostly before the Pau trade, you know, when Luke Walton was getting big minutes LOL) where Kobe hurt the team by not sharing the ball enough, or by forcing shots when there were other options, but I haven't yet seen that in the playoffs, at least not since the Pau trade. Within that time he led the team to 3 straight finals, including 2 title runs, in which he led the team and also found ways to involve his guys.
After that, we got kicked out in the 2nd round two straight times. Was it because of Kobe not "letting someone else carry the load?". NO. I seem to remember him taking less than 10 shots in Game 2 of 2011's first round, trying to get the big guys involved. In the series against Dallas, it was the same, he took less shots than usual, trying to get the big guys involved. Nothing.
This year, I think we can all agree that Kobe was one of the very few that deserve some recognition for their effort. Or need I remind you of the pathetic displays of effort by our bigs in certain games in the first round? Remember Kobe playing with gastroenteritis and Bynum and Gasol not even showing up? I do. Was it Kobe's fault that Bynum didn't follow through on his epiphany after game 1, the more D he played the better they were?
Against OKC, the same dissapearing act in certain games. Was he not allowing others to carry the load or where his teammates not showing up? Or was it Kobe's fault that Pau threw the ball away like if it was a hot potato immediately after Kobe kicked it to him for an open look in Game 4?
The only baseless posts here are your own. Not KeepBynum's or TIME's, they mentioned their source: your post history. What's yours? I've seen every game "ever since (Kobe) taking over the franchise", and I disagree with your statements.