puffyusaf#2 wrote: JGC wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:Lebron just takes his teammates out of rhythm.....
At least that's what happens with Kobe right?
Well, is it, or not?
well you are the one to answer that question since you are the one that ays obe doesn't play the right way to get his teammates involved unlike Lebron. So is Doc Brown's comment rediculous or not?
Why should I have to answer that question? You should know the answer! Lebron and Kobe are the MVPs of their teams. They are both superstars I'd consider to be in the same tier of player. Thus, they are held to the same standards!
He needs to do more. He's the star. He's their leader. He has to do more, it starts with him. Rather than the excuse being "well, can't get assists if the teammates don't make baskets" he needs to find a way to GENERATE more assists while shouldering the scoring load. He can start by creating BETTER opportunities for his teammates to get them going. One of his bigs is taking way too many long range jumpers so get him some better, high percentage looks. His other big name teammate is clearly not 100% but even at less than 100% he should still be able to contribute more efficiently than he has been and is still better than most players at his position. The team as a whole goes as he goes, and collectively, they aren't playing to their maximum potential as a group. If they were playing the best that they could given the circumstances but were just facing a better opponent then that would be a different story but IMO, they should be playing much better and that starts with him. Does any of this sound familiar at all? (It should).
Exactly who did you think I was talking about there ... Lebron, Kobe, or too close to call?
I think it's crazy that so many Laker fans are holding Lebron to a higher standard than Kobe. Kobe is older but he is still equally elite and until he shows otherwise, he should be put in the exact same class as Lebron, IMO.