NBA Playoffs: Forget Lebron James, The Focus Is On Kobe And L.A.

May 18th, 2010 by Chase Yutzy Leave a reply »

Someone stop the Lebron James free agency whirlwind. Right now.

Another storyline needs attention. It may be history, and the James’ free agency saga is overshadowing it.

The L.A. Lakers are reigning champions of the NBA and are rolling in the Western Conference Finals.

In Game One of their series with the Suns, the Lakers dominated. It looked as though they could not be stopped tonight.

Kobe Bryant poured in 40 points. The Lakers won by 21, 128-107.

It is a scoreline that would favor the Suns. The Suns were never really in the game, thanks to Bryant.

Kobe is doing what Lebron critics want James to do.

Maybe those critics should take some time off Lebron, and watch Kobe. They may realize that Bryant is narrowing the gap that separates Kobe from the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan.

Tonight, he looked like Mike.

Bryant knocked down shots at will and led the Lakers with his trademark athleticism, alongside teammates who are playing at a high level as well.

Pao Gasol scored 21 points, while Lamar Odom contributed 19 points t ...

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