Monday, January 23, 2006

Kobe's 81

If you haven't heard, or don't care, Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points on the Toronto Raptors last night. That's the most points since Wilt Chamberlin dropped 100 back in the day. Putting 81 on any team is an awesome feat. Neither I nor about 99% of the league could do that. That's a rediculously sick accomplishment. However, in the greater scheme of things, it's a wasted feat. I'll tell you why:

1. Kobe dropped 81 on the Raptors. I think the Raptors are one of the worst teams in the NBA and will definitely be battling for a lottery pic come draft time. Since it seems that Kobe is trying to become the Jordan of our era, let me see you consistently rip up the good teams. Drop 70 on a Boston team with Hall of Famers like Larry Bird, Kevin McKale, the Chief Robert Parish. Continuously rip out the hearts of Knick fans by throwing double nickels on Patrick Ewing, Greg Anthony and John Starks. 81 is awesome, but the Raptors are a punk team.

2. Of course Kobe had to mention some injury he had. This time it was a sore ankle. That's great that you did it with a sore ankle, but no one has to know about that. Let a trainer or someone leak that info to the media. You don't have to say I had a great game with a sore ankle. Did Jordan let folks know he had the flu when he dropped 40+ on Utah in the Finals. Nope. The media found out, but he didn't have to say anything. The great ones never have to say their hurt. They just play like they're never hurt. Isiah Thomas had abroken leg when he was hobbling down the court in a playoff game killing folks. I don't think in the post game interviews he touted having a great game with a broken leg. It's nothing to the great ones.

3. Kobe took 46 shots. 46 shots! Wow! Talk about a ball hog. I know shot better than 50% from the field but man 46. That's rediculous. You should be dropping 70-80 a night with 46 shots. With that he shot 20+ free throws. So that's 60 plus shots you took. 60+. Come on man. I know you're the truth, a killer on the court. Totally sick, but 60+ shot attempts. What about your teammates?

4. And speaking of teammates, where were they? I think they had about 30-40 points total. The one thing I hate most about Kobe is he doesn't make his teammates better. Lamar Odom is a pretty good forward and should be a Scottie Pippen type player...if he saw the ball. How can guys ever get into the flow of a game with one person shooting the rock 60+ times. What happens when Kobe's having a bad night or injured? How can the other players get his back if they don't have any real experience other than watching Kobe shoot. Great players pass the ball. Jordan passed, Magic passed, Isiah passed, Bird passed. Having strong teammates around you gets you to the ultimate goal, an NBA Championship. Not trying to outscore the other team yourself.

5. The Lakers are still 7th in the West. 7th and probably not going to get past 5th in the West. They are destined to be elimated at best in the 2nd round of the playoffs. I real MVP like Steve Nash has his entire team playing at a good clip, even without Stoudemire. It's about teamwork.

6. There was a mch better game played last night between Phoenix and Seattle. The highest scoring game in a long time. Ray Allen is a menace. Score was like 150-153 or something like that. The TEAMS played a great game, albeit no defense, but a great game nonetheless.

So I don't want to discount Kobe's feat. It was an awesome accomplishment. I would think more of it if it were against a better opponent or if the Lakers were playing better. If the Zen Master wants another ring, he may need to calm his best player down. Worked for Jordan.

4 Comments:

Blogger oakleyses said...

christian louboutin shoes, uggs on sale, jordan shoes, tiffany jewelry, burberry outlet, michael kors outlet online, oakley sunglasses wholesale, michael kors outlet store, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton outlet, tory burch outlet, burberry handbags, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin, uggs outlet, nike air max, uggs outlet, replica watches, polo ralph lauren outlet online, longchamp outlet, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, ugg boots, ugg boots, nike outlet, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, chanel handbags, cheap oakley sunglasses, kate spade outlet, louis vuitton, gucci handbags, replica watches, polo outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike free, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin outlet, tiffany and co, christian louboutin uk, louis vuitton outlet, prada handbags, longchamp outlet

12:36 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

ray ban pas cher, timberland pas cher, michael kors pas cher, nike air max, air max, nike air force, coach outlet store online, mulberry uk, coach purses, jordan pas cher, nike free run, hollister uk, coach outlet, true religion jeans, north face, abercrombie and fitch uk, polo lacoste, sac longchamp pas cher, nike air max uk, guess pas cher, nike free uk, vans pas cher, sac hermes, hollister pas cher, oakley pas cher, ray ban uk, longchamp pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, ralph lauren uk, nike tn, nike roshe, north face uk, converse pas cher, louboutin pas cher, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren, hogan outlet, new balance, nike roshe run uk, michael kors, true religion outlet, true religion outlet, burberry pas cher, lululemon canada, kate spade, sac vanessa bruno, true religion outlet, nike air max uk, coach outlet, michael kors

12:39 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

oakley, giuseppe zanotti outlet, hollister clothing, celine handbags, gucci, chi flat iron, vans, ghd hair, vans outlet, converse, louboutin, baseball bats, mcm handbags, soccer shoes, converse outlet, lululemon, beats by dre, valentino shoes, insanity workout, timberland boots, hollister, hermes belt, ray ban, asics running shoes, babyliss, nike huaraches, ferragamo shoes, iphone 6 cases, mont blanc pens, north face outlet, soccer jerseys, jimmy choo outlet, ralph lauren, nike air max, nike trainers uk, herve leger, abercrombie and fitch, bottega veneta, nike roshe run, nfl jerseys, longchamp uk, nike air max, north face outlet, instyler, wedding dresses, reebok outlet, new balance shoes, hollister, mac cosmetics, p90x workout

12:41 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

moncler, louis vuitton, pandora charms, michael kors handbags, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, ugg uk, ugg pas cher, moncler outlet, pandora jewelry, barbour, pandora uk, pandora jewelry, moncler uk, louis vuitton, moncler, canada goose uk, coach outlet, michael kors outlet online, ugg, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, replica watches, marc jacobs, toms shoes, swarovski, louis vuitton, canada goose jackets, supra shoes, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, moncler, thomas sabo, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, juicy couture outlet, swarovski crystal, links of london, doudoune moncler, wedding dresses, canada goose outlet, michael kors outlet, montre pas cher, canada goose, canada goose outlet, barbour uk, karen millen uk, canada goose, canada goose outlet, canada goose, moncler, lancel, doke gabbana, hollister

12:42 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home