Re: KYRIE FUCKIN' IRVING
It wasn't completely directed at your comments but more about the general criticisms Kobe receives in general. Yes I realize he needs to pass more and playmake more, but a lot of the time when he does players also don't convert. And yes I realize he needs to give a better effort on defense throughout the night and not keep letting his man beat him when he's looking over to possibly give some help/try to pick a pass. And yes I also realize there are nights he shoots us out of games and takes too many shots when he shouldn't be taking them, but at the exact same time he also usually is pulling us back from games when we're down 15+ in the second half without taking a break, he's the one expected to keep Pau/Dwight involved(not Nash, the best passing point guard of his generation), while ensuring the other team's point guard(that is usually more athletic and younger than Kobe) doesn't absolutely rape our team.
Kobe isn't Lebron, he's not in the prime of his career with endless amounts of energy/athleticism at his disposal. It's even more frustrating when Kobe has a great night and the team loses it's because Kobe didn't do enough and when Lebron loses the blame is placed on everyone but him. The guy is nearing the end of his career and yet he's still supposed to do literally everything and I just find that absolutely ridiculous as there is no way he has the energy to do it. If Kobe keeps doing what he's doing it won't even matter if we make the playoffs, he'll have nothing left to give by season's end.
"Kobe first injured this shoulder in the preseason, according to sources. Has been playing w/ it all year. It just got worse last night"
After suffering the injury, he simply started shooting with his left hand rather than leaving the game.