Obviously Rondo misses a point-blank layup. Got the Kobe assist tho
finish with either no Spurs or no Mavs. Klay/Conley don't get in. Here's my guess: Kobe, Curry, Blake, Durant, M. Gasol(voted in) (2/3)
Strangest dleague thing to me is the LA team using the Lakers girls, equal to Kobe playing Defender games just to spruce things up no?
I've enjoyed watching Kobe in ESPN Classic mode. It's certainly more compelling than your typical lottery team. But he's not playing well.
LA and Dame are out here Shaq and Kobe-ing these guys the last two games. Blazers up 29.
Kobe Kaman going to work tonight.
I'm surprised now when teams double Kobe at the elbow or along the baseline like the Thunder did. That opens up LA's spacing, offense.
Ed Davis on final shot: “We had the best player to close. It didn’t go in. I’d take that look from Kobe any day."
Kobe Bryant on Lakers offense: “We played well the last couple of days & have been working on our structure, spacing, & ball movement.”
More of Kobe Bryant on fatigue: “It’s a hit or miss right now. Some games it’s there, some games it’s not.”
Kobe Bryant on fatigue: “I did not have my legs tonight. It’s frustrating & I have to figure it out.”
Kobe Bryant: “It was the shot I wanted to get. I was trying to figure out if I had time to draw contact. It just threw me off a little bit.”
Great stat via a DT commenter: This was the first time in Kobe's career he was held under 10 points when taking 15 or more shots.
Byron Scott on going to Kobe Bryant over Jeremy Lin on last shot :"32,000 plus points."
Byron Scott sensed that Kobe may have done too much work in Wednesday's practice. Kobe's take: "Maybe. It's a balancing act."
Kobe Bryant: "I didn't have my legs. It's pretty frustrating. I have to figure it out." He said he still liked his look on last shot
Andre Roberson contested every one of Kobe's jumpers, including the 17-footer that Kobe missed with the Lakers down by one as time expired.
I just totally realized that on top of playing some fantastic individual defense, Andre Roberson outscored Kobe 10-9 tonight.
Jeremy said he respects/understands Kobe taking last shot:"That's coach's call. [Kobe's] going to hit many of those shots"
Jeremy Lin: "I like game winners, too. I'd love to shoot some, but I get it. That guy (Kobe) is the King of game winners."
Kobe's understandably frustrated having to pace and figure out his body like this in Year 19. Tough to know how much/little to practice.