Oh and I think it's even funnier that you think lebron could get 20 assists playing along side Nash and Pau. If he did, that would be some heavy stat hogging and I'm sure none of you Lebronites would even think that is similar in any way to Kobe chucking up shots.
Last edited by amos1er; 01-30-2013 at 04:13 AM.
Let's just not overreact to every single good game a top player has. Over 10 assists is not Kobe's norm and it won't stay that way the whole season. He may average 7-8 apg for the rest of the way but chill out.
And of course this turns into a Kobe hate thread.
No wonder he doesn't give a $#$# what anyone thinks of him.
I'm a Lakers fan...BUT:
1) No I don't think Kobe > MJ
2) No I don't think LeBron sucks.
3) No I don't think it's funny to continuously make jokes about Charles Osborne.
Let me get this straight
MAGIC was his idol growing up but since he didnt get to 6'9'' he started playing/scoring like JORDAN?
I called him a scoring version of PIPP(MAGIC) from his inception and he scored/hogged because he wanted to mirrorimage JORDAN, and now he has 'changed' his game?
he was PIPP(MAGIC) when he first entered from his onball D/versatility, BEAN been guarding lil guys like AI/BEST and others since his inception so this is nothing new, its just him going back to his true old form....perception is a ***** these days, they can reward or ruin a person in same breath, perception is because of 30k points hes this allworld scorer, but a 7ppg-15-19ppg his first 3yrs is right on par what he should avg now for them to win big, because SHAQ(another 30ppg scorer) is not walking thru that door to help him carry his weak 30ppg to win, so if he continue to avg no more than 18ppg, like i said they will compete big
play your game(PIPP/MAGIC style), not a mirrorimage of what you're not JORDAN but aspire to be
I mean I think we all know if he wanted to continue playing like this he could, but no I don't believe that he will continue to play the way he has been. There's too large of a sample size dictating the type of player he is and a couple of games showing otherwise isn't enough to sway me.
I hope so. I prefer this Kobe to the one who plays incessant hero ball by a mile.
this is ridiculous. so kobe averages over 10 assist a few games and all of the sudden he is better at passing than lebron?
kobe is a notorious stat padder. he is more than likely padding assists so people dont blame him for the garbage that is the 2012-13 lakers.
Kobe is no where near as good as a passer as LeBron lol
Just like you guys thought Kobe would keep shooting 55% this year you think he will average ten assists or something lol
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At this point in the season though, with the Lakers having legitimately hit rock bottom and now found the ladder upward... I think what we're seeing is genuine. Kobe and Nash have become friends obviously, but both guys are ultimate competitors, and I think that Kobe has seen what Nash can do up close every day now and I think something of that is rubbing off on him. Kobe wants to be able to control a game, facilitate and make other players better, the way that Nash does, and Kobe has taken it upon himself to prove that he can change his game in order to do that.
The fact that a lot of very knowledgeable posters on this forum are saying things like "yeah, he had a few good games, but nobody is capable of changing their game overnight like that and becoming a 10 assists a game playmaker" demonstrates how awesome this might be. A lot of fans can start to see that this might be a truly worthy quest for Kobe, that if Kobe can pull this off he will have done something that is beyond Jordan, and will have overshadowed Magic once and for all in LA. (maybe if the Lakers are in the Finals, and the other team has a 6'10" center, Kobe could switch to center and get fed the ball all game and score 42 points, and then everybody can proclaim Kobe as the greatest legend in Laker history. Kobe catching the ball down low and scoring 42 points isn't exactly something we've never seen, after all).
Seriously, if Kobe can pull this off, and instantly change his game and become one of the premiere handful of playmakers in the NBA, he will have truly elevated himself and will totally kick all the Kobe haters and media detractors squarely in the nuts. Jeez, even after 3 games we're already hearing people say "well why didn't he always do this?" Forgetting of course that he's one of the greatest scorers of all time who has won five championships and had a nearly flawless career.
And now we seem to be starting a whole new phase...
Wait, so there is a hidalgo, and an el hidalgo? Llulz
three straight games with more assists than FGA. impressive.