DJM19 wrote:Kobe only took 2 FT attempts and only had 1 turnover. This seems like a clear sign that his intensity was low today, and thus he couldnt turn on the jets in the second half, thoug he still tried to and missed a lot of shots.
I just hate how kobe has become the garbage man of the lakers and has to clean up the games when his teamates get lazy. Obviously they cant depend on Kobe to do that EVERY night.
Kobe is gunna die young if these guys keep depending on him like this.
Well.. Kobe has to fix it. He has to get his team going even with him or without him. When he was out with injury, Lakers were actually playing good basketball. Chucky, Odom stepped up. It shows that they are capable of playing well, but not when Kobe in the lineup? Its gonna take time, but he will get there eventually.
Well, none of them are playing defense that well and thats something they can clearly work on. Its not as if they have a reason to sit around pondering where they went wrong.
Also, odom is too generous. Even the coach said he wished odom would be more selfish, thats something odom himself can work on. Everyone needs to develop their own abilities to contribute to this team. Odom isnt playing like odom can play and if the lakers were a body he would be a dead arm. We need to stengthen that dead arm back to its ability before we start shooting with both hands, and we need that dead arm to work cause the other one is getting tired and cant possibly be counted on to save the lakers all the time.