This is Kobe not shooting to send a message
Harden has four 30-point games this season, tied with LeBron and Kobe for most in NBA.
Obscure, possibly meaningless stat: Danny Green has higher career block pct (2.2) than Jordan (1.4), Kobe (1.0) and even Dwyane Wade (2.1).
Would Kobe ever drop the *we're fragile* card?
Kobe (rest), Lin (sore back) and Boozer (sore left shoulder) all sat out practice. None are considered serious enough to miss Sun game
Kobe Bryant also sat out of practice. Byron had him rest after he cited heavy legs last night
That Welbeck back-foot tap was the equivalent of a 30-foot contested Kobe heat check three
After taking on the challenge of defending Kobe, can you expect the same from Chandler Parsons on James Harden? Parsons: "Yep. For sure."
LaMarcus Aldridge's new nickname for Chris Kaman: "Kobe Kaman."
Percentage wise, this was Kobe's second-worst shooting night of the season. His 6/22 (27.3%) only better than the 1/14 game when he was ill.
Byron Scott questioned whether the Lakers were too satisfied from their last two wins to compete tonight. Kobe: “Maybe."
Kobe: "My legs were there..." "Nick we couldnt really get him into a rythmn."
Kobe and Mark Cuban also get a bro hug in before going there separate ways.
Must say tho: When anyone asks how long before Kobe snaps ... I find myself trying to imagine how Chick would cope calling games like this
Kobe will rest when he's dead... Which should be around mid-December. AK
Kobe has played 31 minutes through three quarters and I hope he’s done for the night as the Mavs lead by 27.
End 3Q: DAL 110, LAL 83. Kobe: 6-22 FGs, 17 points. Dirk: 8-10 FGs, 23 points.
As soon as the Mavs ran it out to 20-whatever in the 2nd half of the third, Byron should have sat Kobe. Why not steal a little rest? BK
Probably the best all-around performance of Chandler Parsons' season. Has 21 points late in 3rd and doing good job guarding Kobe (5-20 FG).
“Kobe shots too much."
Rick Carlisle looking to keep Kobe's minutes down tonight, it seems. BK
Ayres with the Kobe assist to BAYNES
Kobe needs to start making some buckets, because he's giving up a bunch on the other end. BK
Kobe chucking in Dallas, where the Lakers trail 68-59 at halftime. Even with Kobe's 3-11 effort, Lakers shooting 57.1%.
Kobe and Young have now hit 5 straight collective shots, including Bryant's 3 and Young's 2, for 8 straight FG makes for LAL. DAL up 7.