Kobe Bryant Is Reason for Lakers’ Struggles

March 9th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »
First of all, I want to preface this article by saying I am not a Los Angeles Laker fan.  My basketball allegiance is to the boys in green, the Boston Celtics.  Therefore this opinion article is purely subjective and tinged with a bit of green.

At some point in time a superstar truly embraces teaching his teammates and allows them to flourish.  The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves struggling to bring Kobe Bryant back to the collective flow.   Bryant was out at least five games and during that time the Lakers found their groove. The ball movement was crisp and everybody felt like they contributed. 

Fast forward to the last three road games and Bryant has tried to find his rhythm by forcing shots.  We all agree that Bryant's competitive intensity is at a narcissistic level. He believes, and rightfully so, that he can make and take any shot to win games. 

He may not admit it, but it probably irked him that the team was that successful without him.  This is a man who played through two broken fingers and was hell bent on playing through his ankle woes.

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