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YaoMinggg
08-18-2008, 07:34 PM
Why does Kobe Bryant screw up in NBA Finals (last 2 trips) and now Olympics (making 3 of 20 trey attempts)? Yet he performs well on the mundane regular season (yet misses most buzzer-beaters)? Does he have a problem with pressure/big occassions?

It seems the bigger the situation the worse he performs.

CowboysKB24
08-18-2008, 07:39 PM
Kobe is known as the most clutch player in the league right now.
He didn't screw up in the finals or the playoffs. The Celtics were just a better team.
So he's not shooting well from 3 point in the Olympics...neither is the whole team.
You are a Kobe Hater that is all and this thread is so stupid.

Talk about pressure look at McGrady. Mr.NEVERWONASERIES

CowboysKB24
08-18-2008, 07:40 PM
Close The Thread

II KB KG II
08-18-2008, 07:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61FZAbYQQc

no

( he cant do it all himself in the nba finals)

JordansBulls
08-18-2008, 07:42 PM
What other player in the league has performed well under pressure consisently?

I can only think of Shaq and Duncan really because they are guys that have consistently carried their teams to titles.

King Koopa
08-18-2008, 07:48 PM
Did you people forget about Wade....... Hes the 2nd best player when playing under pressure. Right behind Kobe.

MiamiHeat
08-18-2008, 07:51 PM
wow this guy got banned already
:pity:

GspLAL
08-18-2008, 07:56 PM
Yeah he folds under pressure, like that time Shaq fouled out in Game 4 against Pacers and Kobe scored 8 points in overtime and got the W. Or the countless buzzer beaters he's made.

NYMetros
08-18-2008, 07:59 PM
I think he's done all right in the clutch. He's won when he's been expected to, which were the days when he had Shaq on his team.

pistons1987
08-18-2008, 08:08 PM
you have to give kobe credit though. he had the #1 seed last year and i never even started liking kobe until he won mvp. the celtics had 3 players to key on. the lakers just had kobe and everyone else was nonexistent. he is also very cluth regardless of what people say

ARMIN12NBA
08-18-2008, 08:13 PM
According to 82games.com, Kobe Bryant had the best performance against "good" teams this season. All of his stats go way up as he performs better against good teams. Also, in the playoffs, he averaged 30 PPG, 6 RPG, 6 APG, and shot 48% from the field. He played great in the playoffs, but had a poor showing in the Finals against the Celtics while shooting 42% from the floor. I do not blame him for shooting poorly because, frankly, everybody else did as well with Lebron James shooting 35% against them.

3RDASYSTEM
08-18-2008, 08:14 PM
I Agree Nymetros, Its Really That Plain And Simple But I Feel If They Would Have Went To Shaq More In 04 Finals It Would Have Been Different Then Maybe Kobe Would Have Made Easier Transition In Becomin The Man With Shaq On His Team And He Would Have Had His Finals Mvp Trophy Instead Of Wade, I Always Tell People Wade Took Kobe Shine And I Dont Mean Regular Season Mvp Or Scoring Titles, Im Talkin Bout Nba Finals Champion&mvp...kobe Is Jus Normal Like Us All, We Live And Learn

LakerzDQ
08-18-2008, 08:22 PM
Kobe isn't as clutch as they say anymore. he's still clutch, but he doesn't take over in crunch time anymore.

ARMIN12NBA
08-18-2008, 08:26 PM
Kobe isn't as clutch as they say anymore. he's still clutch, but he doesn't take over in crunch time anymore.

I still think he does. He has taken over many games in crunch time. Against the Spurs, Utah, and Denver in the playoffs when he went on scoring rampages when the games got close. Also against the Mavs when he scored 52 points while 30 of them came in the 4th quarter and overtime. He also scored the game winning shot against Seattle in overtime and accumulated 49 points. I think he is still very clutch and still takes over in the clutch.

BRADfromOZ
08-18-2008, 08:40 PM
Why does Kobe Bryant screw up in NBA Finals (last 2 trips) and now Olympics (making 3 of 20 trey attempts)?

They're all having trouble within Team USA with shooting 3's 42/116 (3P% 36.2). Kobe shooting 27.6% with only Redd shooting worse on 25%.

The rest of the teams playing in the finals have shot ARG 45/111 (40.5%), AUS 48/108 (44.4%), ESP 35/115 (30.4%), LTH 45/112 (40.2%), GER 43/123 (35%), CHN 41/127 (32.3%) and shooting the highest percent CRO 38/80 (47.5%). So Team USA are shooting 5th best which really isn't much seeing as only Croatia are shooting at a good percent.

How about having a go at someone else? Dwight for only getting 5rpg? Kidd for his 1ppg average? LeBron for shooting 62.5% from the line? Or how about just you leave any/all complaining until after you(team USA) have won the gold medal?

Anyone know how many game winning or critical 3's Kobe has made in his career? Or which active player leads that stat?

DODGERS&LAKERS
08-18-2008, 08:51 PM
According to 82games.com, Kobe Bryant had the best performance against "good" teams this season. All of his stats go way up as he performs better against good teams. Also, in the playoffs, he averaged 30 PPG, 6 RPG, 6 APG, and shot 48% from the field. He played great in the playoffs, but had a poor showing in the Finals against the Celtics while shooting 42% from the floor. I do not blame him for shooting poorly because, frankly, everybody else did as well with Lebron James shooting 35% against them.

Nice find. Kobe had a crappy series in the finals. But he did shoot 42% which is Allen Iverson's career average against the Celtics being the focal point of their defensive attack. Lebron shot 35% and that after having a monster game 7 to move up that percentage. Kobe could have played better no doubt, but it was not as bad as some people make it out to be. Everyone just holds him to a higher standard when an opportunity to scrutinize him arises.

Vinny642
08-18-2008, 08:58 PM
Kobe handles pressure well as hell

LAcowBOMBER
08-18-2008, 09:16 PM
Hahah, Kobe might e the most clutch player in the league

crew158
08-18-2008, 09:51 PM
I would call this guy a ****** but that would insult retards everywhere

Bausman
08-18-2008, 10:12 PM
Hes all right under pressure... but he's no jordan. When the game is on the line u just KNOW that the bulls were gunna win.... i still get nervous watching kobe

ARMIN12NBA
08-18-2008, 10:23 PM
Hes all right under pressure... but he's no jordan. When the game is on the line u just KNOW that the bulls were gunna win.... i still get nervous watching kobe

Michael Jordan missed more game winning shots than he made.

scrumptiousduck
08-18-2008, 10:28 PM
wow this is true homer if i ever saw one give up with sports please:pity:

ARMIN12NBA
08-18-2008, 10:41 PM
wow this is true homer if i ever saw one give up with sports please:pity:

It is a fact that Michael Jordan missed more game winning shots than made. How is that homerism? The average shooting percentage in the NBA for game winning shots is 27%. More game winning shots are missed than made. Michael Jordan is no exception.

cahawk
08-18-2008, 10:48 PM
Yes.
And as kobe said the Olympics are the biggest stage, more important than the NBA Finals. So, look at his stats in the Olympics, far, far behind Lebron & Wade.

JordansBulls
08-18-2008, 10:49 PM
It is a fact that Michael Jordan missed more game winning shots than made. How is that homerism? The average shooting percentage in the NBA for game winning shots is 27%. More game winning shots are missed than made. Michael Jordan is no exception.

Jordan was 35/58 in game winning situations.

SAVAGE CLAW
08-18-2008, 10:50 PM
He tries to make too many things on his own in the important games, he should look more for his teamates.

If he averaged 4 or 5 points less and 1.5 or 2 more assists in the finals and pau scored in 20s you could be sure that Lakers would have won.

JordansBulls
08-18-2008, 11:02 PM
According to 82games.com, Kobe Bryant had the best performance against "good" teams this season. All of his stats go way up as he performs better against good teams. Also, in the playoffs, he averaged 30 PPG, 6 RPG, 6 APG, and shot 48% from the field. He played great in the playoffs, but had a poor showing in the Finals against the Celtics while shooting 42% from the floor. I do not blame him for shooting poorly because, frankly, everybody else did as well with Lebron James shooting 35% against them.

http://www.82games.com/CSORT11.HTM


For these stats "Clutch" is defined as:

4th quarter or overtime, less than 5 minutes left, neither team ahead by more than 5 points

SwaggaIke
08-18-2008, 11:18 PM
Jordan was 35/58 in game winning situations.


:cool:Sonned:cool:

Storch
08-18-2008, 11:23 PM
banned! dont ever doubt kobe again!

$KnicksAndKobe$
08-18-2008, 11:26 PM
please close this thread, he didn't screw up anything.

still1ballin
08-19-2008, 12:07 AM
and the hate continues.