KB24 wrote:unfortunetly now the Lakers feel like they played well, Kobe thinks he was clutch, Bynum thinks he was a force, Gasol thinks he was the most versatile player on the floor, Fisher thinks he limited Calderon to 30 points and Mike Brown thinks he had brilliant plays called to finish the game.
this game was awful and every frickin' player was awful. Blowing a 20 point lead against a punchless garbage team. Kobe was single handedly losing the game...but if you take a billion shots, eventually one will go in..now he certainly won't remember the misses and the fact that he never scores more points than the amount of shots he takes.
And most of the stuff you wrote is untrue. Kobe wasn't single handedly losing the game at all. He missed a couple of shots, shots that no one else in the team was willing to take. Kobe had a great second half except for that 2 minute stretch there. Meanwhile, nobody else in the team had played well in the second half.
He actually won the game for the lakers almost by himself.
He made a HUGE 3, which I'm sure no one here wanted him to take, and then applauded the make. Then, he stole the ball from Kleiza, and dished it to MWP for the wide open layup.
Calderon scored again on Blake (not Kobe, Blake, who you don't even mention for his questionable D on Calderon--> he gave him too much room to shoot, as though he was afraid of Calderon blowing by him, like he was a good driver or something).
What does Kobe do? He takes one of those "bad shots" people like you constantly critizise and drains it to bring the lakers up. (GAME WINNER)
The lakers put Kobe on Calderon and he never receives the ball. End of the game.
By the way, Kobe scored 27 on 23 shots, meaning he didn't score less points than shots attempted as you suggest he "always" does. This, actually, has only happened once this season I believe, and it was in Denver, one of his worst games ever. Not that long after, he "overcame" such a terrible game with a series of 40+ point games.
There is no way Bynum or Gasol will be satisfied with the game they had. If you believe they will, maybe you shouldn't be commentating on anything.
Fisher knows he didn't do well against Calderon and actually it was Blake who guarded him for the entire 4th quarter.