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Old 01-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Would Gregg Popovich have the balls to bench Kobe if he was the Lakers coach?

Let's say that Kobe was 3/15 shooting entering the 4th qtr with 6 TO's, would Pop bench him (regular season game) like he has done with Parker, Ginobili and Duncan? I don't recall even Phil ever benching Kobe.

How do you think Pop would handle the current Lakers mess ?
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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Gregg won't take any of it.
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I doubt it, knowing that Kupchak would "bench" Pop into unemployment if he did.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Would Gregg Popovich have the balls to bench Kobe if he was the Lakers coach?

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I doubt it, knowing that Kupchak would "bench" Pop into unemployment if he did.

Pop wouldn't do it. Kobe wouldn't play that way to begin with.
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Default Re: Would Gregg Popovich have the balls to bench Kobe if he was the Lakers coach?

Pop would probably turn the Lakers into an unstoppable juggernaut.
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Pop wouldn't do it. Kobe wouldn't play that way to begin with.
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Default Re: Would Gregg Popovich have the balls to bench Kobe if he was the Lakers coach?

If Pop had Kobe since his rookie season, I think there's no doubt he'd be a completely different player.
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Default Re: Would Gregg Popovich have the balls to bench Kobe if he was the Lakers coach?

Heck yeah. You see that he benched Timmy, Tony P and Manu at some points in their careers. It is coaches like Pop who have that cred that can do that to stars of Kobe's status. I think B-Shaw could have benched Kobe as well.

You would never see Lawerence Frank trying to bench Kobe. All heck would break loose up in Hollywood if Frank tried to bench Kobe. You need that status. Riles could have done it.
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Heck yeah. You see that he benched Timmy, Tony P and Manu at some points in their careers. It is coaches like Pop who have that cred that can do that to stars of Kobe's status. I think B-Shaw could have benched Kobe as well.

You would never see Lawerence Frank trying to bench Kobe. All heck would break loose up in Hollywood if Frank tried to bench Kobe. You need that status. Riles could have done it.

I'll remind you that Pop had no cred/status - he had a 73-73 NBA record at the start of their first championship season. The thread they had recently on GM survey in 02-03 didn't even have Pop listed as answer to any of the coach questions. Y'all think that he was "born" with the status he has now (gained after 4 rings). DRob and Duncan ALLOWED him to coach them.
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