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RLundi
03-19-2012, 11:26 AM
In a game where he clearly had nothing going for him, he still took 20 shots and missed 17 of them. Meanwhile, Gasol and Bynum took a combined 26 shots and only missed six. Why didn't Kobe defer to them at that point, realizing he just didn't have it that day?

I understand shooters keep shooting, but if you have 2 other hot hands, why wouldn't you continually feed them the ball if your own shot is not on?

nickdymez
03-19-2012, 11:56 AM
Good question troll.

lakerboy
03-19-2012, 12:10 PM
Yes. But we're LA, and we live and die by KB.

310Casper
03-19-2012, 12:14 PM
Yes, Kobe was being a ball hog. He's not a pg, he's a shooting guard. After 16 years of shooting, shooting, shooting, and....shooting, he's not just going to stop cold turkey when he has two 7 footers near the rim and his shot just isnt falling on a particular night. Most are shots he normally makes, so its fine. Just an off night.

Deal with it. At this point, as a laker fan, I'm just gonna smile and let the season play itself out. Kobe will be kobe. Lakers have been in the finals something crazy about near 50% of all nba seasons, that stat alone makes me feel better. We'll be fine when all is said and done.

Chacarron
03-19-2012, 12:15 PM
He was being his usual self, the shots just were not falling.

Pakman
03-19-2012, 12:44 PM
Enough with the lakers post in the nba forum!!! Coming from a lakers fan we don't need everything here we have our own forum!!

The goods
03-19-2012, 01:08 PM
It was horrible 3-20 is bad,but oh well it happened,we lost,let's move on.
Hope he learns from his mistakes and stops forcing it so much.
They should get a chant going in the staple center like "USE THE BIGS!!!!"

The goods
03-19-2012, 01:13 PM
matter of fact this lands on mike brown to its his job to point out the flaws to players or pull them out of the game if they aren't following directions,I don't care who the players is you don't just say here's the ball jack as many shots as you can regardless if your hitting them or not. Kobe had an off night and its mike browns job to say "kobe bynums hot feed him,don't force your shots". But he doesn't and that's annoying.

MeLaPelan!
03-19-2012, 01:17 PM
Nothing new here, wether Kobe is 10-15 or 1-15 he's going to keep on shooting. He doesn't get demoralize by missing shots, which in essence has propel him to be the player he is today.

as Laker fans we have to take the good with the bad, yesterday was one of the worst IF not the worst game I've ever seen Bryant play, but at the end of the day he gets results(hence 5 championships).

NoahH
03-19-2012, 01:41 PM
20 shots is under his season average

Mcdoh
03-19-2012, 01:42 PM
another kobe thread.. i expect if kobe will have a great game next game we wont be having lots of kobe thread.. coz he's not worried with his FG% like other players..

NoahH
03-19-2012, 01:43 PM
Personally I'm all for your best player shooting out of a slump.

Kobe2324
03-19-2012, 01:47 PM
yes and no...hard to say hes being a ball hog when he only took 20 shots. But when you miss that much its time to pass the ball around a little bit more, but he didn't really take any bad shots, they all seemed like shots that should and usually fall for him, just a bad night I guess. hopefully he gets in a groove come playoff time, need him shooting 45% or better to go deep

shep33
03-19-2012, 01:48 PM
Great Players have bad games, even the GOAT:

Against the Knicks in his prime MJ shot 4-20 in 1992.

In the playoffs in 1997 MJ had a 9-35 shooting performance against the Heat

Mcdoh
03-19-2012, 01:53 PM
Great Players have bad games, even the GOAT:

Against the Knicks in his prime MJ shot 4-20 in 1992.

In the playoffs in 1997 MJ had a 9-35 shooting performance against the Heat

nice research.. :D

last stand
03-19-2012, 02:05 PM
How many watched the game and didn't just look at the box score. He took good shots an missed most of them.

You don't punish a player for missing good shots. It happens

EYDI819
03-19-2012, 02:17 PM
I think the planets just aligned perfectly last night. KB shot his worst of the season with 3-20 and LBJ did the same thing by shooting his worst on the season with 4-14

Losoway
03-19-2012, 02:17 PM
kobe will be kobe ...at this point you gotta deal with a overrated shooting guards that scores 25-30 points a game on 86 shot attempts and laker fans on psd defending him to the death

Teeboy1487
03-19-2012, 02:23 PM
You should ask Kobe himself.

fresh prince
03-19-2012, 02:32 PM
How many watched the game and didn't just look at the box score. He took good shots an missed most of them.

You don't punish a player for missing good shots. It happens

Exactly AND the Jazz defense was loaded in the KEY.. Making it tough for Bynum and Pau to get catches in the paint and when they did they were double and triple teamed.

It was a perfect strategy on a night where Kobe couldn't throw a pea in the ocean.

KB-Pau-DH2012
03-19-2012, 02:43 PM
I was really pissed at Kobe for his **** performance, but then he told me to GET OVER IT because he promised to lead the Lakers to another NBA championship, so I eventually got over it.

nickdymez
03-19-2012, 02:47 PM
kobe will be kobe ...at this point you gotta deal with a overrated shooting guards that scores 25-30 points a game on 86 shot attempts and laker fans on psd defending him to the death

Because unlike the best player on your team, Kobe has led ours to 5 rings on 7 finals appearances.

eugene
03-19-2012, 02:49 PM
everybody is explaining it with "off night" but kobe has such "off nights" pretty often while his twin towers shooting near 60% these nights but kobe keeps on throwing the rock and missing... cmon guys, he missed not 6 and not 10 shots... he missed 17

Fnom11
03-19-2012, 02:57 PM
He's had a lot of horrible shooting nights this season that cost his team the game. Nothing new here.

Fnom11
03-19-2012, 02:59 PM
I think the planets just aligned perfectly last night. KB shot his worst of the season with 3-20 and LBJ did the same thing by shooting his worst on the season with 4-14

To be fair Lebron's team won and he wasn't forcing shots. He just missed easy shots. I didn't see Kobe's game so I can't comment on his shots.

heyman321
03-19-2012, 02:59 PM
Yes, anyone who said otherwise is delusional or just a Lakers fan. If Phil Jackson was still coaching, he would have violated Kobe and then some.

KnicksorBust
03-19-2012, 03:04 PM
Personally I'm all for your best player shooting out of a slump.

This.


Great Players have bad games, even the GOAT:

Against the Knicks in his prime MJ shot 4-20 in 1992.

In the playoffs in 1997 MJ had a 9-35 shooting performance against the Heat


And this. It only would be news worthy if it was a playoff game. I would have referenced Ray Allen's horrific Finals performance as well. Even the best shooters have off-games.

shep33
03-19-2012, 03:16 PM
This.




And this. It only would be news worthy if it was a playoff game. I would have referenced Ray Allen's horrific Finals performance as well. Even the best shooters have off-games.

True, if this were a playoff game I'd destroy Kobe (even as a Laker fan). We were absolutely killing him yesterday in the Laker forum, but in the end, yeah he had a bad game and has had some poor shooting performances this year, but yesterday it wasn't even about shot selection. He must've missed 5 shots within 5 feet of the basket. His jumpers were surprising good shots, clean looks for the most part.

He just had a horrible game. It happens, just gotta move on. But like you said, had this been a playoff game he'd get crushed even more

Chronz
03-19-2012, 03:50 PM
another kobe thread.. i expect if kobe will have a great game next game we wont be having lots of kobe thread.. coz he's not worried with his FG% like other players..
Lol trust me, the whole world knows kobe doesn't care about FG%. He doesn't care about usage rate either

Avenged
03-19-2012, 04:00 PM
Already a thread on this.

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=704830