If Winning NBA Titles Is the Goal, Then Kobe Bryant Is Your Man

March 10th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
In the midst of recent struggles by the Los Angeles Lakers, a new trend has emerged which blames all of the ailments of the team on its superstar Kobe Bryant, with some even going as far to say the Lakers are a better team without Bryant.

This is not an original idea because Kobe is used to assuming blame for the Lakers, win or lose, but this new theory has gained momentum because of opinions voiced by Bryant's teammates, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.

Gasol said it was his opinion that much of the Lakers' issues could be solved if more of an effort was made to work the basketball into the post, which on the surface sounds like a good decision.

Any offense operates more efficiently when it begins with an entry pass to the post, because either you get an easy look close to the basket, or the defense collapses which allows uncontested shots from the perimeter.

However the irony in Gasol's statement stood out because he has just as much to do with an efficient Laker offense as Bryant, and is an equal conspirator in this latest version of Laker-Gate.

I'm not sure if what Gasol said was a thinly-veiled shot directed towards Bryant ...

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