I'm just saying, it's no coincidence that the team is playing better now that Kobe is passing more and the Lakers are getting everyone on the team involved.
@chico: Fuck Pau. I'd rather keep Pierce and let him retire after this season or amnesty him than have to deal to pay $40 mil to Pau for the next two years.
You're right it isn't. Kobe is such an awful teammate, easily the worst in the league. How DARE he not consistently be our main facilitator, main scoring option, as well as having to guard the opposing team's best perimeter player while only playing 39 minutes per game, like he can't even mange 40+. clearly he isn't doing enough for the team, what an absolute bum.
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.
You're fucken damn right, you've rustled my jimmies & I assume everyone else's!!! I tell you what, I'll pay your airfare over to Melbourne, it will only be a one way ticket though, because I will KILL you, you child molesting fuckwit!!!