Pretty interesting thought and I get what he's saying. He's saying that if you stop shooting after missing those 9 shots, then your confidence is shot. Still selfish at the end of the day if you're shooting your team out of it. If your shots off, focus on other aspects.
just shows how selfish he is, i mean why not start using that energy on defense and passing. 0-30 is ridiculous level of selfishness.
Originally Posted by KnicksorBust
It is the coachea responsibility to prevent someone from chucking their way to 0-30... the shooter has to always trust his shot and take it when open.. Kobe... as usual.... is right.
yeah. and this comment is about principal. he's never been 0-30 bad. even in game 7 of the 2010 finals when he shot 6-24 he still got to the line for 15 FTA and got 15 rebounds (historically excellent for a SG in a close out NBA finals game) [what a rebound hog didn't he know he had Gasol, Odom and Bynum on his team?]. i guess out rebounding three out of the five boston starters in KG, Allen and Rasheed in a series where the winner of the glass won every game is totally irrelevant? kobe even on his worst shooting night found other ways to get it done; he succeeded because the mentality that he's alluding to in this quote was on full display in other ways.
I don't quite think it's black and white. At a certain point you do have to realize it's not your day and perhaps adjust things slightly...but at the same time, things can turn around in an instant and you have to have confidence in yourself (especially if you're a great player). If you're missing everything 30 shots is just brutal...but if you are 0-9 early in the game it isn't necessarily right to just give up shooting. It's kinda a silly thing to argue in the end -- or at least how it was stated -- because 0-9 is obviously far better than 0-30.