bruddahmanmatt wrote:trodgers wrote:bruddahmanmatt wrote:This was the Clippers game all over again. Lakers dug themselves into too deep a hole and couldn't climb out of it. What annoys me more than anything else is that if they did in the first half some of the things they did in the 4th quarter offensively, they'd have had a shot at winning this game. Bryant needs to stop worry about padding his stats and start looking for ways to set up his teammates.
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Some of his shots just make me wonder sometimes. I mean I get him taking a few here and there to keep the defense honest, but you have to wonder after the sixth or seventh one doesn't go down if maybe it's time to you know, SWITCH IT UP A BIT? Post up, get into the lane, use a pick, just do something other than stand there and take a contested three or long two. I gotta say, as much as everyone probably wanted to laugh at LeBron for dishing to Battier for the corner three when Bryant was up in his face, James made the correct decision. We all know what Kobe would have done, and if his tough shot would have gone down he'd have been heralded for it, but when the tough ones don't fall, you have to take the criticism that comes with making those kinds of decisions. Bryant wants to win, but he wants to win HIS WAY, and as spectacular as that is to watch when LA wins, it's just downright dreadful when he can't get his shot to fall. Until he gets some help out back, he needs to focus on doing more to get his teammates easy looks.
But do you believe he tries to pad his own stats? Wanting to do it your way is one thing; caring only about your stats is another. I don't think Kobe pads stats.