Re: Kobe Playoff vs. Finals Scoring During Title Years
His first three Finals weren't that competitive. LA played teams they were clearly better than and demolished them. Plus they were Shaq's first title shots so he got way more touches in the Finals.
And then in the last three Finals Kobe played top defenses in the league in each matchup. Number 1 ranked Orlando in 09 and an all time great defensive team in Boston in the other two years.
Every team Kobe played in the Finals was a defensive minded team.. 08-10 Celtics, 04 Pistons, 02 Nets, 01 Sixers, 09 Magic.. theyall relied on great D to win. He never got the Mavs in the Finals..