Last occurrence of 37 shots in a playoff game, Vince Carter for NJ in 2005 (2OT game). Kobe had 38 FGA in regulation loss to SA in 03 WCF
LeBron took 37 shots, 10 FTs. Somewhere, Kobe lifts a goblet of the world's most expensive wine in his honor.
While the NBA game is more 3-pointers, most of the great perimeter players (MJ, Kobe, LeBron, etc.) still own the mid-post area in setups.
What does Mitch Kupchak expect from Kobe Bryant this season? "I don't know..... Father Time is the enemy."
Kupchak reiterates next yr likely Kobe's last;but if he wants to continue,"I’m sure that’s something that will be discussed a year from now"
Mitch Kupchak reiterates that he's been under impression that this is Kobe Bryant's last season. Says he's open to reassessing in a year.
Kobe Bryant is the greatest I've watched, but to me, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the greatest of all-time.
People sleep on Kobe's greatness... That's crazy
Gotta watch the Kobe and AI thing when I get home.
If one is arguing once in a generation talents (like Kobe) are overrated via analytics, this in when one has become a slave to numbers.
All-time leaders in 30-point playoff games: MJ (109 times in 179 games) Kobe (88 in 220 gms) Kareem (75 in 237 gms) LeBron (74 in 170 games)
Or Can Shaq Get a knucklehead like Isaiah Rider a ring, or Can Kobe Help Make Ron Artest a champion? That's mark of a true winner.
Kobe cont'd: "After three years of dealing with this crap, I kind of understand that I don’t want to deal with that anymore.”
More Kobe from March: “If I feel like playing, if I feel like doing the process again, do I enjoy getting up and training every single day?
What Kobe told LA media last March: “As I sit here right now, do I want to play beyond next year? No, but that could change,” he said.
A Kobe-esque Jerry West quote I didn't use in Barnes piece: "I’m a sick competitor,& all I care about is winning.I don’t care about excuses"
Liking these Kobe X highs... http://t.co/5GNJ17WacA
Seriously doubt Kobe will make anything set in stone in terms of his retirement before next summer. Too much can happen between now & then.
Paul George, Carmelo, Bosh, Durant & Kobe all got injured and their teams missed the playoffs. Bulls had guys in & out of lineup and won 50.
Nothing new on Kobe retirement. He's long implied this - his 20th season - will be his last. We may not know for sure until end of 2015-16.