kwamejoke wrote:SKKG wrote:The problem with Kobe is that he only knows one way to take over, and that's to shoot.
It's selfish play.
Very true. He's not Lebron James or Magic Johnson, he's the equivalent of MJ... and they take over games by shooting the ball.
But we've seen playmaker kobe in games as well. You know, where he sets everyone else up and they spend the entire game bricking shots b/c they are mostly scrubs!
It's a 2nd of a back to back, and the Lakers haven't been very successful at those since the Phil Jackson era, no matter who's on the team.
And if Smush scores a whopping ZERO points and its only a fatigued Kobe vs. the Wolves, then the Lakers are done.
A better game to assess will be this one with a weak philadelphia team, at home but on national tv. The Lakers are the superior team here, but being on the road and on national tv against two "named" players in Web & AI should be competitive at least. We'll see their true merit. Is Smush guarding AI in this one?