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Old 03-31-2007, 04:30 PM   #16
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Default Re: NOT a kobe bash, just a theory...

lakers will always remain a .500 level or lesser team if this is the kind of play he's interested in.
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:35 PM   #17
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Default Re: NOT a kobe bash, just a theory...

I think no one will argue the fact that a team carried by 1 man is far less effective than one which stands on its own.

I agree to an extent that he's said f' it with the whole team thing and is just going out there and doing the one man show. However I think it has more to do with his desperation to win and make the playoffs. If you think about it his legacy is tied to our success. If there is one criticism of his career right now it's that he can't lead a team to win a championship.

Lakers playing Kobe ball are a .500 team and he knows that. We made our playoff push last year with Team ball, and this year on the strength of our early season team play. However it was also team play that lead us to the slump (injuries contributing). I think at this point he and Phil are both just desperate to get to the playoffs. Given the state of the bottom 3 seeds in the west right now, .500 ball should just about do it. After that they and (us fans) are hoping for a repeat of last year's team rising to the occasion and hopefully delivering a better result.
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:12 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by bokes15
Kobe is scoring because you can sense that at a certain point in the season he started to feel that it was necessary and that nobody on his team could be depended on. I think he knows that he's not gonna be getting MVP anytime soon.

^ he got it right....for once. :)
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:50 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by rezznor
does anyone out there think that the reason Kobe is on his recent scoring binge is because he doesnt think his team is good enough to do anything in the playoffs, so he has decided to make an mvp push for himself instead? perhaps he is starting to feel that he hasn't done much to distinguish himself since shaq has left so he figures he may as well add a scoring title and mvp and hope for a better team next year? could it be that he doesnt believe in this team right now so he figures he may as well work on his legacy?

lakers fans yelling mvp during the game may actually be hurting the team. maybe its just encouraging him.

anyone, this isnt meant as a kobe bash, just an observation.

Absolutely not. He knew the MVP was out of reach by the time he started that streak. Even if he scored 50+ in every game for the rest of the season the Lakers don't have a good enough record for him to get serious consideration. Kobe knows this, has even said so in a few interviews.
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