Kobe Bryant’s Improved Efficiency More Than a Product of D’Antoni’s System

November 27th, 2012 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
Jeremy Lin was a product of Mike D'Antoni's system. Kobe Bryant is not.

The Black Mamba is off to the best of a season for his career. He's on pace to shoot a career best 51 percent from the field, 41.5 percent from three-point range and 87.4 percent from the charity stripe. He's also scoring 26.9 points per bout, more than a point above his career average of 25.4.

Now, less than 20 games into the season, such stat lines could be a fluke. However, if we've learned anything over the past 16 years, it's that the first rule of talking about Kobe, is that nothing's ever a fluke.

Everything's deliberate.

The second rule of talking about Bryant? Nothing's ever a fluke. Everything's deliberate. 

Naturally, you get my point.

Therefore, when trying to surmise what it is that's currently fueling Bryant's cause, attributing it to anything, or anyone, other than Bryant himself is absurd. And, dare I say, against the rules.

Well, according Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, when asked about why he's playing so well, Kobe himself broke cardinal rules one and two:

"I think the system has a lot to do wi ...

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