gin wrote:this is hilarious. Look at yall. This is Odom's first really good aggresive game and a bad game for Kobe.
What about the rest of the season where Odom has given Kobe little to no help??
This 1 game erases all of that.
You're missing the point, Gin.
It's not just about Odom, it's about recognizing anyone that has a hot hand, especially when you are ice cold, or getting hacked all the time and not getting any calls.
Odom was playing well, and you've gotta feed that.
Michael Finley was guarding Odom.
Bruce Bowen was guarding Kobe.
Who had the advantage?
Kobe missed shots on what? The last 6 possessions.
Odom only got the ball on offensive rebounds on the last 3 possessions, and scored twice.
And, don't act like this is the first time this has happened.
When nothing else is going right, Kobe has to be the guy to step up. He's the start, he makes $20 million, he's entitled.
But, when there are clearly other options, AND you're ice cold, then you've gotta recognize the other options.
Read "Sacred Hoops" by Phil Jackson.
Kobe should memorize it.