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Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Art of PASSING: Something Kobe Has Never Learned

Check out this blog entry about Kobe's failure.

"We witnessed Kobe prove once again that his basketball IQ is well below what the best player in the league should be."

"Outside of exactly one single solitaire game Kobe couldn't figure out a balance between passing and shooting - and that is the difference between Kobe and the best. The best basketball players in the world understand how to dominate the game without shooting the ball 30 plus times a game, yet Kobe has no idea. He can't figure out that just because you're making a pass around the three-point line doesn't mean you've integrated yourself into the team concept. And even when failing to do this Kobe either doesn't know or is to stubborn to take over the game when his team is on the ropes."

I agree with this guy 100 percent. Everyone has been praising Kobe for being a "team player" and "passing" the ball for most of the Suns-Lakers series. But there's passing the ball (like Kobe who passes it around it around the 3 point line or passing it to some guy inside who has 3 defenders on it) and PASSING the ball (i.e. creating a stop for your teammate, passing it to a guy who's wide open).

Anyone see the Mavs-Suns game yesterday? That is calling PASSING. That was Steve Nash, at his best, a guy who has made PASSING and assists an art form, who has made a PASS exciting to watch. And, not only does he know HOW TO PASS, he knows WHEN to do it as well. When his team needed a boost, Nash drove up the line repeatedly and scored in Nowitzki's face and made 2 big shots with his team down by 7 and 2 minutes left. 25 points on 11/18 shooting + 16 assists and 5 rebounds. Not bad for a guy who's 6'1" on a good day and can't really jump.

The question is, how can Nash do all this? Sure, the guy is a talented athlete, but can we really compare his athleticism and god-given basketball talent with someone like Kobe? No. It's called Basketball IQ. Unlike real IQ though, which is mostly innate, Baskeball IQ is something that you develop in your years in the NBA. Nash has the basketball IQ of a genius. LeBron, at 21, has already developed a high IQ and we can only imagine that he'll keep working on it. Kobe, on the other hand, has missed the train. He thinks he was born with the Basketball IQ of Einstein and therefore does not need to adjust anything. The thing is that he's a bit off, his Basketball IQ is more like that of a hotheaded teenager. That's what it was when he started in the league, that's what it is now.

Don't get me wrong, no one expects Kobe to master the art of PASSING like Nash has. Kobe is a shooting guard, while Nash is a point guard, so one does expect Kobe to shoot more. And either way, Kobe has already missed that train. The sad thing is that Kobe has no idea that art even exists.


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5:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

finally u made a new one

6:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

im a kobe fan, but man u made a good one. i gatta give u props for that. but when u said that kobe doesnt know about hte art, he does, he just doesnt want to do it. know what i mean

6:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7:39 PM

Blogger asorto1 said...

I agree with the above-posting.

Yeap Teamplayer, you sure made a good one, well, the other ones were pretty good too.

Yeah, Dobe could be an awesome player if he just learned when to shoot and when to pass. But.... time is ticking, and he's not showing any signs of becoming a complete player. If Phill Jackson ever writes a second book, it will be interesting to see what he has to say about the stunt that Dobe pulled on game 7 by not shooting in the 2nd half. We shall see

9:11 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeap. We shall see

11:47 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

teamplayer, plz tell me ur not elinia

1:19 AM

Blogger TeamPlayer said...


10:10 AM

Anonymous asorto1 said...

Well, it seems like Dobe is safe from losing the spotlight to Lebron James with the Lakers. The Cavs even took a $25,000 newspaper ad to assure their fans that they would do everything within their power to "sign a player, or two, they know very well". So Dobe won't have competition within the Lakers, heaven forbid.

10:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is up to Lebron. Stay in Cleveland and be stuck like KG or Come to LA and live the life of champions.

11:57 AM

Anonymous asorto1 said...

Being a Laker does not automatically make one a Champion, the perfect example of that is Dobe w/o a dominant player to carry him. However, it is true that LA is a much bigger market, so Lebron could probably make alot more money from being in LA, but based on the Nike commercials, and the fat contract he's gonna get with the Cavs, I don't think Lebron has to worry about that. And honestly, he's doing pretty well with the Cav, I mean, they took the Pistons to game 7 in the 2nd round, and it's only Lebron's 3 year, not bad at all.

12:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaq thought the same thing. He was doing good in Orlando and even went to the finals (although he lost in four straight) and then decided to come to LA and won three straight titles with Kobe.

12:26 PM

Anonymous asorto1 said...

True, alot of players want to play for the Lakers, just like alot of players want to play for the Yankees. And it's all b/c of tradition. But unfortunately for the Lakers, Dobe is sure not helping that tradition at all. I don't think Lebron would want to go play there while Dobe is playing with the Lakers. I don't see it, but stranger things have happened.

BUT Shaq didn't win the rings in LA b/c of Dobe. Think about this, if Shaq won his 3 rings b/c of Dobe, then why did the Lakers fail to make the playoffs immediately after Shaq left and Dobe stayed? or even this year, the Lakres were happy to make the playoffs, when did the Lakers accept that a good thing before? or why did the Heat become an instant contender when Shaq got there, or what happened to the Magic after Shaq left. And honestly, Shaq is getting old, yet he's still makes the Heat a contender. We're going in cicles here, just look at all of our previous postings to read more about this subject.

12:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with this post. It's really obvious that Kobe has the skills to be a good passer. I've seen a lot of it especially in the past All Star Games. Kobe just needs to learn when to pass and when to shoot just like Steve Nash knows. But as you said, time is ticking and he's not getting any younger. Bad habits are hard to lose.

I think all this stems back to when Kobe was new to the league and he's be shooting and missing a lot of shots. He wanted to be MJ in his rookie season and break the scoring records. It's still pretty much what he's doing now IMO, with a little more maturity though. Now he's a really talented player, worthy of the hall of fame I believe. But he'll always be remembered for his lack of the urge to pass.

1:02 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

asorto ur just stupid. god. y did shaq win? why did kobe win. because they had each other. shaq never said he could win by himself. he has wade with him. last year, he averaged just the same as kobe. they both needed each other. u dont know that the lakers would have won if kobe left. remember when wade was injured this year and missed several games, yea shaq lead the team and guess what happened to them.

miami is ganna fall soon. too much old players. pistons are running out of cap room with all those players. timmy is getting worse and worse. dallas is getting better.

come to l.a and live the dreams baby. lakers for life

10:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

man this blog is just sick. who made this blog?

10:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:24 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"""Shaq thought the same thing. He was doing good in Orlando and even went to the finals (although he lost in four straight) and then decided to come to LA and won three straight titles with Kobe."""

actually he didnt "win 3 rings with kobe", he won 3 rings and kobe rode his coat-tails.

11:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

and i wanted to congratulate to the makers of this site about the most overrated player ever, next MJ my ass

11:10 PM

Blogger TeamPlayer said...

Thanks for the props man! I don't think there are enough people out there voicing the truth about Kobe. I hope this site can do its part.

2:20 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this site rules. who cares baout kobe's talent as an individual ?? the point of the NBA is to be the better team.

chamberlain was always more talented than russel but he was a ballhog and only cared about the world knowing he could drop 100 points, thats why russel has 11 rings and chamberlain only 2. chamberlain's teams (like the sixers and warriors) are considered among the best ever...he should have more rings than shaq does but he only cared about him being perceived by the fans as the most dominant player and not about rings.

chamberlain was exactly what kobe is but in a 7'1 body.

8:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this blog sucks, thats how kobe is, and kobe is the next kobe enough said and kobe haters need to hush with there stupid opinions.

6:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

your stupid as hell

im pretty srue almost 6 assists per game is passing...idk

o and he scores 31 a game too


2:29 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

no ones saying he is the next mj u fucks.. hes the closest to mj now.. and by the time he retires he'll overcome the records watch dickface.. hey asorto or w,e the fuck ur name is 2007 is here.. kobe has been passing he did well last year also.. we'll see who does better.. the lakers will improve and kobe isnt goin anywhere

4:21 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

once again nash n suns = no ringss
kobe n shaq = 3 ringss.. lol nash passes the ball n there a team n still cant win a championship worth a fuck.. n look at heat n shaq n wade.. they are horribleeeeeee! ur fuckin site is worthless muahahaha u can dog another player all u want n be immature about it just remember there are way more kobe fans more then any player on this earth ur not turning heads dumbasses hahaha

4:24 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the only reason Kobe scored those 81 points was because the second he touched the ball, he jacked it up for a three. Jesus.

2:34 PM

Anonymous JpMacalalad said...

Kobe role is shooting guard and what's shooting guard must suppose to do ! ? A shooting guard's main objective is to score points for his team. Some teams ask their shooting guards to bring up the ball as well; these players are known colloquially as combo guards,like Kobe Bryant who's a great playmaker and a incredible scorer!.So passing isn't he's thing.

Jp S. Macalalad

10:35 PM

Anonymous Jonas Exequiel said...

To the Author

Maybe Kobe didn't master the art of passing. But i would say that his teammates has a faith on Kobe that he can take the shot. Its not about the victory but to do their to win the game

-Pabellan, Jonas Exequiel

8:46 PM

Anonymous Jonas Exequiel said...

To the Author

Maybe Kobe didn't master the art of passing. But i would say that his teammates has a faith on Kobe that he can take the shot. Its not about the victory but to do their best to win the game

-Pabellan, Jonas Exequiel

8:47 PM


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