Game 2: Tue. 8/12 - USA vs Angola - Predictions/Comments

Postby Battle Tested20 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:37 am

jedi master wrote:man, hate to say it, but kobe is stinkin' it up right now


he will be fine, hes been playing unselfish so far because he knows he struggling out there
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Postby bumrusherer on Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:39 am

These guys are so quick out there.
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Postby lakerzkb8 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:45 am

KobefanMVP wrote:Kobe just can't seem to get it going, I think it may be that he needs the ball in his hands a little more to create for his teammates and himself. O Well, Wade and company have been playing great so far


Definantly. All kobe's done is stay in his spot and wait for the ball. Guy's like LBJ are cutting a lot or trailing the guy with the ball so he gets a lot of passes and open looks/lanes at the rim. Olympic basketball is really physicalland TEAM usa scores a majority of their points in the paint, so for a guy like Kobe who takes a lot of midrange jumpshots it's hard to adjust to that. He really has been a nonfactor so far, I bet Wade would be starting in place of him but we need a guy coming off the bench who could REALLy contribute and Wade's that 6th man.
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Postby goatis24 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:47 am

I'm sure Kobe is frustrated because he is struggling out there, but he is bringing the effort on D. I really hope he drastically improves his offense in the 2nd half :jam2:
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Postby lakersfan722 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:50 am

Kobe hasn't made a jumpshot since 06-07.
huh?
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Postby blocks on Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:52 am

lakersfan722 wrote:Kobe hasn't made a jumpshot since 06-07.




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Postby methodxs on Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:54 am

yeah kobes in no rhythm right now. i think its because when he's on the lakers, he creates the plays and sets people up whereas on the olympic team, the other players are setting up shooters like kobe lebron wade. but right now all i can say is that block from lebron was colossal..
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Postby goatis24 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:00 am

cmon Kobe, you gotta hit one of these wide open shots
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Postby jedi master on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:01 am

maybe he should just start launching from NBA range
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Postby KRC18 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:05 am

Kobe stop shooting 3's.
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Postby bumrusherer on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:08 am

KRC18 wrote:Kobe stop shooting 3's.
Big picture. He has to take them because in the games against good teams, he is the only starter who can make the 3.

This game doesnt mean anything, he needs to use this game as a way to get his rhythm.

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Postby lakerzkb8 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:08 am

Kobe with a quick 8 points, China lovin it :jam2: :jam2:

That 360 dunk was sickk :jam2:
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Postby goatis24 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:12 am

hate to admit it, but once Kobe went out of the game, Team USA started to get a really good rhythm and went on a run :disagree: :jam2: :bang: :freak2: i dunno
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Postby bumrusherer on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:16 am

goatis24 wrote:hate to admit it, but once Kobe went out of the game, Team USA started to get a really good rhythm and went on a run :disagree: :jam2: :bang: :freak2: i dunno
Kobe came out when the team had a 24 point lead.

The lead is 26 points now.
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Postby thisbjgz on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:16 am

goatis24 wrote:hate to admit it, but once Kobe went out of the game, Team USA started to get a really good rhythm and went on a run :disagree: :jam2: :bang: :freak2: i dunno


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along with Kobe also went Melo, Kidd, Howard lol. CP3, D-Will, Dwade coming off the bench provides extreme quickness
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Postby lakerzkb8 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:21 am

13 shots for Kobe to score 8.
4 shots for Melo to score 8.

:bang:

It's the 3 point shooting though. It's his job to take those 3's because they need a starter out there on the perimeter, but man Kobe needs to hit the gym and work on it
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Postby goatis24 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:25 am

lakerzkb8 wrote:13 shots for Kobe to score 8.
4 shots for Melo to score 8.

:bang:

It's the 3 point shooting though. It's his job to take those 3's because they need a starter out there on the perimeter, but man Kobe needs to hit the gym and work on it


couldn't agree more :mad1:
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Postby bumrusherer on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:29 am

Candace Parker is far too cute.
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Postby thisbjgz on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:39 am

Bring on Greece already, this game was pretty boring! :man8:
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Postby Neville on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:41 am

Why is Boozer on this team again? He's a joke!
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Postby Neville on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:42 am

Holy shlt who's this Morais guy?
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Postby LakersN4 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:59 am

Where do I find the replay?
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Postby TheGoat on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:17 am

Come on Kobe. It's not like your facing the Celtics or something. Hit a shot.
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Postby LakersN4 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:18 am

ok i lied i still cant find it
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Postby Lakers4Eva on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:55 am

I just dont think that Kobe is a great International player.
Dont get me wrong, he is by far the best player in the NBA but International ball is a bit different.
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