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      01-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #257
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Originally Posted by ~XxPornxX~ View Post
"The Lakers are like 6-15 when Kobe scores 30+ or more." oh why use his 17 years? how convenient for you to just use this year as a small sample for your argument. If you want to play by that stat you go all the way and be consistent with it.
Don't blame me, blame the commentators. I am just repeating what the commentators said. I didn't know some people would get all butt hurt about it.

yes im the one blaming the coaching staff as did mitch, clearly he thinks the same right and made a coaching change. Kobe is having his best PER of his career.
I really could care less about PER because we already know Kobe can score offensively. My point was there is no reason for Kobe to score 30 points every night when he has 3 other super star on the team. Kobe should focus on getting others involved and get them in rhythm. Because we already know Kobe can catch fire anytime he wants.

mar/barnes/metta/brown? cant give it to kobe cause hell just chuck his way to another 30. How does "open the lanes" work when the interior guy gets double tripled team? throw it to dmo/meeks so they can run into the lanes and get a charge call right?
If the interior guys get tripled team then there must be a shooter open whether it is a 3 pointer or inside the arc. Ball movement is key. Just look at the ball movement the Lakers had couple years back.

Remember the triangle offense with Bynum and Gasol? Look at the positioning and passing of Gasol in the following video:

Another scenario: Ball movement and Kobe's dribble penetration leads to a open dunk for Bynum.

This is what Lakers are lacking right now. Ball movement and utilizing the 2 big men they have on the team.

last 2 season this approach clearly did not work due to fishs/mettas man doubling up inside on pau and drew. They failed many many times knocking down 3p's resulting in this "inside out" game plan.

d12 in orlando made a living off 3p shooters and thats how they made it to the finals playing inside out.
Steve Nash is a terrific 3 point shooter with a career of 40%+. But looking at his stats page, he only attempted 18 3 pointers this season. The offense Mike Antoni is running for the Laker's isn't working right now. It doesn't even look like there is even offense intact right now.

You do realize that the Lakers didn't shoot particularly well on the 3 pointers against the Magics in the NBA finals. They were shooting low 30% beyond the arc. Yet, they nearly swept the Magics. What really killed the Magics was their second chance point and rebounding ability by Bynum, Gasol, Odom on the inside, which the Laker team is lacking right now.

face the fact that they are old and have horrible transition d/defensive rebounding.

howard gettin more touches means he gotta knock down ft's, kicking out to open shooters that arent making them would be the best way to defend the lakers. when they arent making them kobe goes into get the fuck out my way mode.
I have been saying that Laker has been terrible on defense all season. Who cares about Howard's free throw. Look at Shaq. He was one of the shittiest FT shooter but found his way to get touches and dominated his position.

What Kobe needs to do is share the ball and let Nash handle the offense more. Nash should stop passing the ball to Kobe and focus on getting Howard, Gasol, and the rest of the team involved first. How often do we see Dwight or Gasol in this post this year? Rarely.

Look at the Heat. They have 3 superstar. Lebron, Wade, and Bosh. Yet, they all have almost similar touches and average close to each other PPG. Lebron 25PPG, Wade 20PPG, Bosh 18PPG.

Let's look at the Lakers 4 superstars. Kobe=30.5PPG, Gasol=12PPG, Howard=17.5PPG, Nash=10PPG.