Chillbongo wrote:You said "those are typically the games where he is netting around 30 FGA and 2-3 assists"....he did that once this season, where he had 31 FGA and 3 assists. It was when we were without Steve Nash and Pau Gasol.
If we're using "around", then here are a couple more: 1/1 vs PHI, 12/11 @ CLE, and 11/29 vs IND. 4/64 games.JGC wrote:I did just what you said and apparently, according to the interwebs, they are all point guards.
Neither is LeBron, what's your point? I'm just trying to show you that players who are majority ball handlers for their team can also be majority scorers. The fact that they are point guards only reinforces that it's irrelevant that Kobe handles and scores as much as he does, especially because he's a labeled shooting guard.
First, I don't care who we were without. That doesn't give someone a full license to chuck.
Second, what is your definition of around? A difference of 1? Kobe has at least 10 games around 30 FGA which I am considering anywhere in the range of 26-34 shots or more. I mean, I know what you're trying to do. You want to make "around" really small here, and then make "around" be really big when we talk about stat comparisons to other players. Stop it. Be reasonable. To say that 27 or 33 isn't around 30 is just silly.
You are just not getting it are you? All of the examples you've provided (including Brandon Jennings) are point guards and Lebron James. So all I'm saying is that if Kobe is going to handle the ball as much as a point guard or Lebron James, then he should play like a point guard or Lebron James in terms of creating looks for others.
What I don't buy is the "but it's not fair to ask Kobe to create for others, he's not a PG he's an SG and his job is to shoot" which I have seen in here. But the only players that touch the ball as often are either Lebron (creates for others) or point guards (creates for others). The one player that touches the ball this much and doesn't create for others is Melo who is a black hole and not someone we want Kobe to be compared to.
Do you even realize what you're saying?