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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Lakers Lose to Sonics, Kobe shoots 8 of 29


"He feels like he needs to show this league and the people in this country that he is better without Shaq. He can win championships without Shaq. So offensively, he's going to jump out and say, 'I can average 30 points. I can still carry the load on this team.'

"I think the point production is not going to be so much what people are going to look at because (Tracy) McGrady did it in Orlando, Allen (Iverson) did it in Philly. Can you win a championship? I think that's the question. Carrying guys on your back and making everybody better."

- Ray Allen, Oct. 2004

Ray Allen backed up that quote today as the Sonics beat the Lakers 120 to 113, shaking up the Lakers' playoff contention, as the Kings and the Jazz are inching in. Allen held Kobe down to 22 points on 8 of 29 shooting (27%)!!! Kobe didn't score in the first quarter and went scoreless for more than 8 minutes in the 3rd quarter.

Allen was wrong about one thing: Kobe can make his teammates better. He has made them better in the last 3 games by shooting horribly, to the point that the rest of the team actually stepped up and took control of the ball. Even Luke Walton (Luke Walton, really? Daddy Bill was proud today!) can score when he is actually given the ball when he's open. Shooting when you're open? What's that, says Kobe. Good ol' Luke was 7 of 7 from the field, contributing 17 points! Lamar Odom had a great game, contributing 21 points - only 1 point less than Kobe, but on 6 of 9 shooting. So Kobe took 20 more shots than Lamar and scored only 1 more point. He attempted 13 three-pointers and made 2 of them. Am I the only one that sees something wrong with that? The Lakers lost by 7 points. What would have happened if Kobe gave up half of the shots he took to someone else?

I hope Kobe continues to shoot horribly, I'd like to see the rest of the team show what they can do.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes, Dobe had 22 points against the Sonics, Lamar Odom had 21 points, Chris "I'm no Shaq" Mingh had 20, Smush "Dobe wont tell me what do to" Parker had 15 points, Luke "I have the jumping ability of a park-bench, and I'm as dumb as my dad" Walton had 17 points, not bad right? the Lakers & Dobe are passing the ball now, Dobe is sharing the rock, all is good right? NOT!!

Lamar got his 21 points by shooting 6 of 9 (3 of 4 from 3-point land); Mingh got his 20 points by going 7 of 15; Smush got his 15 by shooting 6/15; Luke got his 17 points by shooting 7/7, yes, Luke went 7 of 7 (as slow as he is, gotta give him credit where credit is due). Not bad at all.

Oh wait, I forgot about Dobe, he got his 22 sorry points by going 8 of 29 (2 of 13 from 3-point land) from the field. I think my grandma can shoot better than that, and she's got no arms or legs. Let me say it again, 8 of 29. That means that he 21 bricks, he had so many bricks that he could build 2 new cribs. The thing that after each brick, the Sonics would get the ball back, so really he had 21 turnovers, and that's not counting Dobe's regular turnovers. The thing is that Dobe's low shooting percentage is the norm. Even Kwame Brown could average 30 points per game if he got to shoot 30 times, heck, even Luke Walton could average 30 points if he got to shoot as much as Dobe. The difference is that, as dumb as Luke Walton is, he still had enough common sense not shoot 25ft 3-pointers, or to take on 3 defenders.

The reality is that Lamar got his 21 points by shooting 6 out of 9 (3 of 4 three pointers) from the field, BUT he was 8 out of 29 from the field!!

4:12 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BORING!

You're just figuring this out now?

I'm glad Kobe is running this team into the ground, cuz' I hate the Lakers.

Thanks,
Laker-Hater

5:04 PM

 
Blogger TeamPlayer said...

Anonymous #2, thanks for your comment. However, I'm not just figuring this out now, I've been saying this since Kobe was drafted in the league. It's just that I never bothered to put it in writing. Plus, the Lakers' sorry record since Kobe ousted Shaq, has proved that me right.

5:10 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What gets me the most about Kobe... Is that he says what you want to hear, but does what he wants. A teamplayer? Not in a million years. He pretends that he wants to make everyone better, but at the end of the day, he is lookin' out for numero uno. KOBE!

He is a talent, no doubt about it. It's his ego, that I despise and the way he pretends that he is nothing like MJ. Admit that MJ was your idol, and be proud of it. Instead, he gives you that song and dance that his game is totally different... blah, blah, blah.

He could make his team so much better, just by getting them involved. When you have a 7 footer underneath the hoop, give up the rock. Don't give me the fade away with 3 defenders hangin' on your sack. How are they supposed improve if they don't get to shoot at any point?

3:04 PM

 

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