Kobe Bryant Criticizes How Knicks Run Triangle Offense (VIDEO)

Coming off their first win of the season, the next stop for the Los Angeles Lakers on their five-game road trip was Madison Square Garden for a matinee affair on Sunday against the New York Knicks.

The early-season East Coast road trip is providing opposing fans with the opportunity to perhaps get a final glimpse at Kobe Bryant in a Lakers uniform. The five-time champion largely struggled through the first four games this year, though showed some signs of improvement on Friday against the Brooklyn Nets.

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That set the stage for Bryant’s perceived curtain call at Madison Square Garden, where he’s enjoyed playing throughout his 20-year career. Sunday’s game was also a reunion of sorts with several in the Knicks organization having ties to the Lakers.

Among them is head coach Derek Fisher, who runs Phil Jackson’s infamous Triangle offense. Having spent 11 seasons playing under Jackson, Bryant certainly has a firm grasp on all the intricacies that come with the complex offensive system.

As such, he pulled no punches when giving famed Knicks fan and film director Spike Lee his impression of the Knicks efforts to run the Triangle, via Randy J Cruz:

Despite Bryant’s criticism, the Knicks fought back from a fourth-quarter deficit to drop the Lakers to 1-5 on the season. Bryant finished with 18 points on 6-for-19 shooting, which included a putrid 2-for-10 from 3-point territory.

Bryant added three assists and two rebounds in a season-high 32 minutes played. Next up for the Lakers is a date with the Miami Heat on Tuesday at American Airlines Arena.

kobe you have your own problems to worry about!!

  • if it wasn’t for the stupid nash trade we would be sitting comfortably with at least a top 10 pick right now

  • if it wasn’t for the stupid nash trade we would be sitting comfortably with at least a top 10 pick right now

  • The legend already plotting for his retirement gig. Fish move over, you don’t get it.

  • The legend already plotting for his retirement gig. Fish move over, you don’t get it.

  • Im glad to see Kobe has the knowledge and obvious experience to be critical.

    GO KOBE!

  • Im glad to see Kobe has the knowledge and obvious experience to be critical.

    GO KOBE!

  • i know great players like jordan, magic, kobe… dont coach but i wonder if kobe would be a good coach

  • i know great players like jordan, magic, kobe… dont coach but i wonder if kobe would be a good coach

  • Kobe to light up Heat, on Tuesday, with 20+ point performance – Go Black Mamba

    To get win, Start Sweet Superstar Lou, instead of Developmental D’Angelo, then

    limit D’Angelo to less then 9 minutes of pt, IF have to play D’Lo at all

    D League is for “Developmental” players

  • The Sixers could really use a good spot up shooter from outside; I wonder if they would entertain the idea of giving us back that 1st rounder in 2016 for Young?

    Wishful thinking….?

  • Kobe to light up Heat, on Tuesday, with 20+ point performance – Go Black Mamba

    To get win, Start Sweet Superstar Lou, instead of Developmental D’Angelo, then

    limit D’Angelo to less then 9 minutes of pt, IF have to play D’Lo at all

    D League is for “Developmental” players

  • The Sixers could really use a good spot up shooter from outside; I wonder if they would entertain the idea of giving us back that 1st rounder in 2016 for Young?

    Wishful thinking….?

  • If you rent a car and it doesn’t run properly are you not allowed to criticize the company just because you cant fix it yourself?

    By paying for a product – ie. watching the lakers – and it does not perform up to standards i believe you are entitled to critique the reception of said product.

    Your logic is pedestrian.

  • If you rent a car and it doesn’t run properly are you not allowed to criticize the company just because you cant fix it yourself?

    By paying for a product – ie. watching the lakers – and it does not perform up to standards i believe you are entitled to critique the reception of said product.

    Your logic is pedestrian.

  • You are right about D’Angelo. He’s clearly the weak link in the starting 5 imo. His job as a pg is to attack and penetrate and create for others and he’s simply not doing that. The result is Clarkson and Randle doing a lot of 1-on-1, not enough quality looks for Kobe, and Hibbert getting lost on that end. It’s probably not gonna happen, but Russell with this first unit is not the best idea if you’re trying to win games right now.

  • How can KOBE CRITICIZE the KNICKS playing with out doing it to his self for blowing one more game, with his CIRCUS SHOTS, AND AIR BALLS. When will he look in the mirror and say KOBE you stink.

  • You are right about D’Angelo. He’s clearly the weak link in the starting 5 imo. There is no starting pg in the league as non-aggressive as he’s been. His job as a pg is to attack and penetrate and create for others and he’s simply not doing that which is the #1 problem with the offense. The result is Clarkson and Randle doing a lot of 1-on-1, not enough quality looks for Kobe, and Hibbert getting lost on that end. It’s probably not gonna happen, but Russell with this first unit is not the best idea if you’re trying to win games right now. Teams without good pg play are easy to guard

  • How can KOBE CRITICIZE the KNICKS playing with out doing it to his self for blowing one more game, with his CIRCUS SHOTS, AND AIR BALLS. When will he look in the mirror and say KOBE you stink. 6/19 and 2/10 3s same % as the season so far, I would rather be training the rest of the team into a 14 man playing together, and get them ready for a good showing this season and next, but as we are going we are the laughing stock of the LEAGUE , and KOBE leading the way.

  • I agree with you, this has become a mistake playing KOBE at all, he disrupts the whole team, with the way he is playing, and if you watched his game after missing shots he LAUGHS, I guess it takes a big man to laugh at his self, and I hope it is with discussed for the bad games he is playing.

  • I agree with you, this has become a mistake playing KOBE at all, he disrupts the whole team, with the way he is playing, and if you watched his game after missing shots he LAUGHS, I guess it takes a big man to laugh at his self, and I hope it is with discussed for the bad games he is playing.

  • Tough matchup for Clarkson tomorrow on DWade. Would love to see him lock Wade up haha.

  • Tough matchup for Clarkson tomorrow on DWade. Would love to see him lock Wade up haha.

  • Starting Lou Williams, would allow Lakers a better substantial firm lead, then

    that would Maybe allow Coach Byron the opportunity to “Develop” D’Angelo with the Regular Standard Development Rookie D’Angelo minutes of 9 minutes or less, if that per game

  • Starting Lou Williams, would allow Lakers a better substantial firm lead, then

    that would Maybe allow Coach Byron the opportunity to “Develop” D’Angelo with the Regular Standard Development Rookie D’Angelo minutes of 9 minutes or less, if that per game

  • He already say that. And because he old and stinks does not mean he has lost any credibility at all. He is one of the most knowledgable of the triangle offence.

  • Russell is struggling but still shooting 40%. It isn’t a nightmare like Kobe’s 30%

  • Would you think he would start right now, or do we have to go through the rest of the season watching him blow it.

  • He already say that. And because he old and stinks does not mean he has lost any credibility at all. He is one of the most knowledgable of the triangle offence.

  • Russell is struggling but still shooting 40%. It isn’t a nightmare like Kobe’s 30%

  • Would you think he would start right now, or do we have to go through the rest of the season watching him blow it.

  • That mean KOBE will have to take 50 shots to get that 20 pt of witch 15 will be air balls and 10 missed lay ups, and that leave 5 for FT.

  • That means KOBE will have to take 50 shots to get that 20 pt of witch 15 will be air balls and 10 missed lay ups, and that leave 5 for FT.

  • Those are good minutes for KOBE, THAT way he would only shoot 10 times but with 3 air ball and 5 missed lay ups and he will hit his average of 29/30 %. and not hurt the team to much.

  • Via Eric Pincus: But by my eyes, the bigger on-floor issue right now is Kobe shooting a ton of bad thre-point attempts- not helping anyone develop with that

  • Those are good minutes for KOBE, THAT way he would only shoot 10 times but with 3 air ball and 5 missed lay ups and he will hit his average of 29/30 %. and not hurt the team to much.

  • Via Eric Pincus: But by my eyes, the bigger on-floor issue right now is Kobe shooting a ton of bad thre-point attempts- not helping anyone develop with that

  • The narrative behind the comment was that it isn’t Scott’s offense that is the issue but just Kobe. Clarkson was able to develop last year because Kobe went out. This year might take the same for Russell.

  • At least they try to run something whereas we just watch you chuck up threes, love you Kobe but damn.

  • The narrative behind the comment was that it isn’t Scott’s offense that is the issue but just Kobe. Clarkson was able to develop last year because Kobe went out. This year might take the same for Russell.

  • At least they try to run something whereas we just watch you chuck up threes, love you Kobe but damn.

  • Kobe should know better and you cant blame a rookie if he is not running the team but he is doing a better job then KOBE, he is not helping the team at all.

  • Kobe should know better and you cant blame a rookie if he is not running the team but he is doing a better job then KOBE, he is not helping the team at all.

  • But Kobe has not learned how to play with this system and with the players he is still playing one man BB, and thinks he is doing good, but he is loosing FANS WHILE DOING IT.

  • But Kobe has not learned how to play with this system and with the players he is still playing one man BB, and thinks he is doing good, but he is loosing FANS WHILE DOING IT.

  • Any way you slice it, Kobe is bad for the team. They start him and play him heavy minutes because it’s the only way a 20 win team stays relevant, but I am looking forward to when Kobe is no longer a LAL.

  • Any way you slice it, Kobe is bad for the team. They start him and play him heavy minutes because it’s the only way a 20 win team stays relevant, but I am looking forward to when Kobe is no longer a LAL.

  • If you want a pg who penetrates then Russell isn’t it, and will probably never be it. Clarkson and Randle are the only two LAL who can penetrate and unbalance the defense. Everyone else is a perimeter player. They should alternate those two attacking and then moving the ball to Russell to be a secondary playmaker.

  • Kobe telling CBS sports that the young guys watching him ball hog and demand the ball and take all the shots is good for them. It teaches them drive etc… I mean seriously. Come on Kobe.

  • If you want a pg who penetrates then Russell isn’t it, and will probably never be it. Clarkson and Randle are the only two LAL who can penetrate and unbalance the defense. Everyone else is a perimeter player. They should alternate those two attacking and then moving the ball to Russell to be a secondary playmaker.

  • Kobe telling CBS sports that the young guys watching him ball hog and demand the ball and take all the shots is good for them. It teaches them drive etc… I mean seriously. Come on Kobe.

  • What system you are talking about. We have no system. The coach is a joke and you blame an old player. Sure he does not play like he use to and he acknowledged that.

    But what we are talking here is if he has the knowledge to talk about that. And he does.

  • What system you are talking about. We have no system. The coach is a joke and you blame an old player. Sure he does not play like he use to and he acknowledged that.

    But what we are talking here is if he has the knowledge to talk about that. And he does.

  • He didn’t want to share the ball with Shaq who was the MVP. Why would he give it anybody.

  • He didn’t want to share the ball with Shaq who was the MVP. Why would he give it anybody.

  • The one Huertas, Lou, and Nick run when they are on the court, but seemingly impossible to run when Kobe is.

  • The one Huertas, Lou, and Nick run when they are on the court, but seemingly impossible to run when Kobe is.

  • It’s just crazy because he’s a smart player and has to realize he’s shooting almost 43% from within the arc. Not exactly lights out, but more productive than 20% from beyond the arc.

  • It’s just crazy because he’s a smart player and has to realize he’s shooting almost 43% from within the arc. Not exactly lights out, but more productive than 20% from beyond the arc.

  • That’s where KOBE tell BS what he is going to do and starts CIRCUS shots, to try and prove he is still able to miss them, and BS tells him good GAME, we lost but we can do it again in the next game and don’t worry about the rest of the team just keep shooting.

  • That’s where KOBE tell BS what he is going to do and starts CIRCUS shots, to try and prove he is still able to miss them, and BS tells him good GAME, we lost but we can do it again in the next game and don’t worry about the rest of the team just keep shooting.

  • What about yesterday’s horrible shot selection? Would you be so smart as to reflect on that?!

  • What about yesterday’s horrible shot selection? Would you be so smart as to reflect on that?!

  • No, the weak link is Scott. I’d bet money that Russell still doesn’t know his role on this team. That’s inexcusable, and that’s on coaching.

  • No, the weak link is Scott. I’d bet money that Russell still doesn’t know his role on this team. That’s inexcusable, and that’s on coaching.

  • Which journalists are asking these questions? We want to know what you are doing to fix your broken shot

  • Which journalists are asking these useless questions? We want to know what you are doing to fix your broken shot

  • I actually like Kobe’s defense of the triangle, which is really what this boils down to. Ran properly by a team that suits it, they can devastate current up-tempo trends. That’s a legitimate edge.

  • I actually like Kobe’s defense of the triangle, which is really what this boils down to. Ran properly by a team that suits it, they can devastate current up-tempo trends. That’s a legitimate edge.

  • I can’t stand sportswriters who pile on the triangle. So I take this as Kobe’s defense of that system. The Knicks’ problem is a lack of elite talent, not a deficient offensive scheme. The Triangle offense, if correctly utilized, would give an edge in an era where teams are following the same patterns and trying to beat each other at the same type of game.

  • I can’t stand sportswriters who pile on the triangle. So I take this as Kobe’s defense of that system. The Knicks’ problem is a lack of elite talent, not a deficient offensive scheme. The Triangle offense, if correctly utilized, would give an edge in an era where teams are following the same patterns and trying to beat each other at the same type of game.

  • I just looked on LAKERS HOME PAGE as of last knight )6) games KOBE shooting is 32 % and 3s 20.8 % , there is no since in trying to pat it he stinks and does not care and will do the same thing TUE’s game, he is not going to change, he is a dead horse get off.

  • I just looked on LAKERS HOME PAGE as of last knight )6) games KOBE shooting is 32 % and 3s 20.8 % , there is no since in trying to pat it he stinks and does not care and will do the same thing TUE’s game, he is not going to change, he is a dead horse get off.

  • Hey put Huertas, Lou, and Nick with Kelly, and Hibbert and you will see players running offense. Just seems no one else can.

  • The problem with the triangle is that it has only worked on teams with Jordan/Pippen and Kobe/Shaq (or Kobe/Pau) and you just don’t get players like that together very often.

  • Hey put Huertas, Lou, and Nick with Kelly, and Hibbert and you will see players running offense. Just seems no one else can.

  • The problem with the triangle is that it has only worked on teams with Jordan/Pippen and Kobe/Shaq (or Kobe/Pau) and you just don’t get players like that together very often.

  • Kobe criticizes the triangle because no one is putting up 30 plus shots a night for them

  • Kobe criticizes the triangle because no one is putting up 30 plus shots a night for them

  • Sorry, I was being a turd. What I meant is that I see Williams playing a lot of 1on3 or 1on4 and Huertas trying to PnR with guys who don’t know how to PnR. Just seems like there is no system in place.

  • Sorry, I was being a turd. What I meant is that I see Williams playing a lot of 1on3 or 1on4 and Huertas trying to PnR with guys who don’t know how to PnR. Just seems like there is no system in place.

  • Go lakers > Go Black Mamba. A Laker win kobe with 15 points is better than a laker loss with Kobe scoring 20 +. Lou isn’t a superstar, he hasn’t even played the best on this roster this season (while already playing 28 minutes a game). Lou played less in the only laker win.

  • Go lakers > Go Black Mamba. A Laker win kobe with 15 points is better than a laker loss with Kobe scoring 20 +. Lou isn’t a superstar, he hasn’t even played the best on this roster this season (while already playing 28 minutes a game). Lou played less in the only laker win.

  • Well, I replied, but for some reason Lakers Nation is holding it back…

  • Well, I replied, but for some reason Lakers Nation is holding it back…

  • Spurs, GS and many other teams incorporate the triangle in their offense. Just not the same way that Phil used it.

  • Spurs, GS and many other teams incorporate the triangle in their offense. Just not the same way that Phil used it.

  • Dear Al “I don’t loathe Kobe Bryant I Promise” Haldie, you should take that energy you hate Kobe with and use it to take math lessons. The 32% are a total – including the threes. You see how that works?

  • That 30% includes the 3’s. His 2 percentage alone is better, but still not great.

  • Dear Al “I don’t loathe Kobe Bryant I Promise” Haldie, you should take that energy you hate Kobe with and use it to take math lessons. The 32% are a total – including the threes. You see how that works?

  • That 30% includes the 3’s. His 2 percentage alone is better, but still not great.

  • One thing I learned from the Pincus tirade today… Lakers run the 3rd most Pick And Roll’s in the entire NBA. I wouldn’t have guessed that. They also produced fairly well out of it.

  • So what if their triangle looks crappy? They have The Machine and he’s still a cutiepie!

  • One thing I learned from the Pincus tirade today… Lakers run the 3rd most Pick And Roll’s in the entire NBA. I wouldn’t have guessed that. They also produced fairly well out of it.

  • So what if their triangle looks crappy? They have The Machine and he’s still a cutiepie!

  • This is a quote taken out of context.
    It was during a moment when Kobe was talking smack to (and with) Spike Lee.

    Let’s not make too much out of it.

  • This is a quote taken out of context.
    It was during a moment when Kobe was talking smack to (and with) Spike Lee.

    Let’s not make too much out of it.

  • Even Byron uses some of the fundamentals of it.
    The center-forward high/low and strong/weak side elements of his system use triangle methods.

  • In June we’ll have the top pick.
    So it will really be that Philly gets our #2 pick next year and the year after.

  • Even Byron uses some of the fundamentals of it.
    The center-forward high/low and strong/weak side elements of his system use triangle methods.

  • In June we’ll have the top pick.
    So it will really be that Philly gets our #2 pick next year and the year after.

  • Kobe wasn’t criticizing the triangle.
    And he’s never criticized the triangle.

    YOU want to make up things and say that “kobe criticizes the triangle.”

  • They also incorporate D’Antoni’s concepts, but they’re not running his offense either.

  • Without Kobe we would still be 1-5 maybe even 0-6, so don’t see what the big issue is if we would be winning without him sure solid argument but we wouldn’t we would be worse off. But keep bashing kobe because pretty soon hes gonna shut you up.

  • Kobe wasn’t criticizing the triangle.
    And he’s never criticized the triangle.

    YOU want to make up things and say that “kobe criticizes the triangle.”

  • They also incorporate D’Antoni’s concepts, but they’re not running his offense either.

  • Without Kobe we would still be 1-5 maybe even 0-6, so don’t see what the big issue is if we would be winning without him sure solid argument but we wouldn’t we would be worse off. But keep bashing kobe because pretty soon hes gonna shut you up.

  • Why can’t you accept that the entire basketball world wants to see Kobe? Kobe’s not leading the way…. He walks into arenas to standing ovations, 15K people changing his name and still calling him an MVP.

    Why can’t you accept that with or without Kobe this team will suck?

    There is more about the Lakers than YOU and what you want.

  • Why can’t you accept that the entire basketball world wants to see Kobe? Kobe’s not leading the way…. He walks into arenas to standing ovations, 15K people changing his name and still calling him an MVP.

    Why can’t you accept that with or without Kobe this team will suck?

    There is more about the Lakers than YOU and what you want.

  • How is he losing fans?

    99% of the Basketball world accepts that he’s old and this is his last season. He’s still ahead of Lebron in jersey sales and recognizability in the world.

    You’re making things up just because you want Kobe to sit down. We get it.

  • How is he losing fans?

    99% of the Basketball world accepts that he’s old and this is his last season. He’s still ahead of Lebron in jersey sales and recognizability in the world.

    You’re making things up just because you want Kobe to sit down. We get it.

  • I would not have guessed that either. So what it really comes down to is threes — they’re 46% as a team from inside the arc and 29% outside it, which means they can outscore themselves by 5 points every 100 attempts by only shooting twos.

  • I would not have guessed that either. So what it really comes down to is threes — they’re 46% as a team from inside the arc and 29% outside it, which means they can outscore themselves by 5 points every 100 attempts by only shooting twos.

  • How would letting Kelly jack up the same shots help anyone?

    Kobe IS in the right position, it’s just that the young guys want Kobe to bail them out when they can’t ball out.

    How about… Clarkson, Randle, Russell, stop passing to Kobe and make your own damn shots.

  • How would letting Kelly jack up the same shots help anyone?

    Kobe IS in the right position, it’s just that the young guys want Kobe to bail them out when they can’t ball out.

    How about… Clarkson, Randle, Russell, stop passing to Kobe and make your own damn shots.

  • How is that?
    Kobe is a SF.

    He’s a spot up shooter. Please explain how Kobe is stunting the development of the GUARDS.

  • How is that?
    Kobe is a SF.

    He’s a spot up shooter. Please explain how Kobe is stunting the development of the GUARDS.

  • It’s not hard but by your comments and I can your a complete moron. So I will try and explain it to you. You take his total field goal attempts and subtract his 3pt shot attempts. Than you take his Field goal makes and subtract his 3 pt makes and then you divide the remaining FG makes into attempts to get his % inside arc 2pt FG’s its not hard but clearly hard for you.

  • It’s not hard but by your comments and I can your a complete moron. So I will try and explain it to you. You take his total field goal attempts and subtract his 3pt shot attempts. Than you take his Field goal makes and subtract his 3 pt makes and then you divide the remaining FG makes into attempts to get his % inside arc 2pt FG’s its not hard but clearly hard for you.

  • I apologize for Al haldie’s stupidity and lack of basketball knowledge.

  • I apologize for Al haldie’s stupidity and lack of basketball knowledge.

  • Don’t be an ingrate and think you are smarter than the front office or that you should crap on a legend.

  • Don’t be an ingrate and think you are smarter than the front office or that you should crap on a legend.

  • I’m sure Kobe is worrying about how to spend his millions.
    or how his MILLIONS of fans will think he sucks.

    The entire basketball world is embracing Kobe’s last year and really don’t care about how he plays. If they get 1-2 Kobe Moments per night they are happy they saw a legend before he retires.

    Do we really have to listen to this noise until April? The team is using Kobe’s farewell to disguise tanking for Ben Simmons. Without Kobe, we’d actually have to face how bad this team really is.

  • I’m sure Kobe is worrying about how to spend his millions.
    or how his MILLIONS of fans will think he sucks.

    The entire basketball world is embracing Kobe’s last year and really don’t care about how he plays. If they get 1-2 Kobe Moments per night they are happy they saw a legend before he retires.

    Do we really have to listen to this noise until April? The team is using Kobe’s farewell to disguise tanking for Ben Simmons. Without Kobe, we’d actually have to face how bad this team really is.

  • If you missed the memo he crap on himself. Or are you being an ingrate to think your smarter than a legend?

    Edit: Kobe: “I freaking suck”

  • If you missed the memo he crap on himself. Or are you being an ingrate to think your smarter than a legend?

    Edit: Kobe: “I freaking suck”

  • To be fair, Kobe is running to the 3 point line at times. Watch the play where Kobe got the 5 free throws. It turned out being ok because of the foul, but Russell had set him up for a super easy 2. And he ran to the 3 point line. Was another play where Kobe caught it at the Elbow and ran to the far side 3. If he was Curry, fine but when you are shooting 21% that isn’t good.

  • To be fair, Kobe is running to the 3 point line at times. Watch the play where Kobe got the 5 free throws. It turned out being ok because of the foul, but Russell had set him up for a super easy 2. And he ran to the 3 point line. Was another play where Kobe caught it at the Elbow and ran to the far side 3. If he was Curry, fine but when you are shooting 21% that isn’t good.

  • Taking too many shots. Especially bad shots early in the clock. I am fine with him shooting the open shot. Forcing shots doesn’t need to happen right now.

  • Taking too many shots. Especially bad shots early in the clock. I am fine with him shooting the open shot. Forcing shots doesn’t need to happen right now.

  • And primarily Kobe 3’s. Clarkson and Young are among the league leaders at 3’s but they are only shooting around 6 combined 3’s per game. Kobe is shooting 8 to 10 per game.

  • And primarily Kobe 3’s. Clarkson and Young are among the league leaders at 3’s but they are only shooting around 6 combined 3’s per game. Kobe is shooting 8 to 10 per game.

  • Usually when he gets the ball it’s super late in the shot clock.

    What’s he supposed to do?

    The difference, is that Kobe 4 years ago made those shots. Give him time, he’s only played 2 months on a repaired shoulder.

  • Usually when he gets the ball it’s super late in the shot clock.

    What’s he supposed to do?

    The difference, is that Kobe 4 years ago made those shots. Give him time, he’s only played 2 months on a repaired shoulder.

  • notice how you’re the only one here crying about kobe comments? “I’m sure kobe is worrying about how to spend his millions” wow what a stupid comment you remind me of lin fans

  • Wade’s looked a step slow. Still he may be able to overpower Clarkson. I would assume Clarkson would try to guard Dragic and Russell would guard Wade.

  • notice how you’re the only one here crying about kobe comments? “I’m sure kobe is worrying about how to spend his millions” wow what a stupid comment you remind me of lin fans

  • Wade’s looked a step slow. Still he may be able to overpower Clarkson. I would assume Clarkson would try to guard Dragic and Russell would guard Wade.

  • How has he crapped on himself?
    Since you don’t go to games, how about watching the next one.

    And watch that he gets a standing ovation, 15K people changing his name, and that every major player in the game comes and talks to him.

    Seems like YOU are are on the outside looking in.

  • How has he crapped on himself?
    Since you don’t go to games, how about watching the next one.

    And watch that he gets a standing ovation, 15K people changing his name, and that every major player in the game comes and talks to him.

    Seems like YOU are are on the outside looking in.

  • Of his 19 shots “not including the shots he was foul’d on” only 2 were late in the clock and only 1 was late enough that there was no time for a play.

  • No.
    I’m just countering the ignorance of the Anti-Kobe guys.

    So that when the rest of the fanbase read your words, they are followed by a dissenting opinion.

    Thus nullifying what you say.

    And, while you THINK you are in the majority, 99% of the entire basketball world doesn’t agree. So one voice unites them all, and completely makes your voice disappear.

  • Of his 19 shots “not including the shots he was foul’d on” only 2 were late in the clock and only 1 was late enough that there was no time for a play.

  • No.
    I’m just countering the ignorance of the Anti-Kobe guys.

    So that when the rest of the fanbase read your words, they are followed by a dissenting opinion and a choice of which side to align with.

    Thus nullifying what you say. I’m the voice of reason.

    And, while you THINK you are in the majority, 99% of the entire basketball world doesn’t agree. So one voice unites them all, and completely makes your voice disappear.

    I’m stopping the Anti-Kobe folks from having the greatest impact on this discussion and influence(to others).

  • Unlike Lin fans, I’m not disagreeing on Kobe’s play.

    But, Kobe’s play is irrelevant to this team’s success this year. AND, the FANS, Broadcasters, and NBA wants to see Kobe one last time. Since it’s out of our control, and irrelevant to the big picture I accept it. At the same time, it’s tiresome to hear the ignorant Anti Kobe guys being disrespectful and cherry picking any bit of minutia to complain.

    Kobe is good entertainment. He’s helping hide the fact that the team this year is young and stinks, and that the front office wants a top 3 lottery pick.

    After 5 games I’ve accepted this.

  • Unlike Lin fans, I’m not disagreeing on Kobe’s play.

    But, Kobe’s play is irrelevant to this team’s success this year. AND, the FANS, Broadcasters, and NBA wants to see Kobe one last time. Since it’s out of our control, and irrelevant to the big picture I accept it. At the same time, it’s tiresome to hear the ignorant Anti Kobe guys being disrespectful and cherry picking any bit of minutia to complain.

    Kobe is good entertainment. He’s helping hide the fact that the team this year is young and stinks, and that the front office wants a top 3 lottery pick.

    After 5 games I’ve accepted this.

  • Making a childish response doesn’t nullify the words and truth I’ve already spoken.

    It cheapens your own stance and credibility.

    Are you becoming Joshhh?

  • Making a childish response doesn’t nullify the words and truth I’ve already spoken.

    It cheapens your own stance and credibility.

    Are you becoming Joshhh?

  • Kobe is unusually happy this season despite the record. I suppose he’s just happy to be playing now. He’s right about the Knicks but the Lakers are even worse.

  • Kobe is unusually happy this season despite the record. I suppose he’s just happy to be playing now. He’s right about the Knicks but the Lakers are even worse.

  • So that’s the reason you have for KOBE he is old and might be his last season, well what about the other 14 players they are not old and ready to retired don’t you think they would like to play to win instead watching KOBE taking the most shots and missing most of them , and not interested what he is keeping from them, your priorities are mixed up, Kobe has had a good run, but its time for others to become the Lakers team.

  • So that’s the reason you have for KOBE he is old and might be his last season, well what about the other 14 players they are not old and ready to retired don’t you think they would like to play to win instead watching KOBE taking the most shots and missing most of them , and not interested what he is keeping from them, your priorities are mixed up, Kobe has had a good run, but its time for others to become the Lakers team.

  • But not in what I see, I like a parade also but it come to an end and most people have gone home before the end float arrives, all the people cheering does not make it any better.

  • But not in what I see, I like a parade also but it come to an end and most people have gone home before the end float arrives, all the people cheering does not make it any better.

  • Hmm..interesting. The final two minutes of games they completely go away from it, though.

    They’re a young/new team. I think if they tighten up that part it would translate into some wins. Other than the Sacramento game, all the games thus far have been close and lost in the last two minutes or so of the game.

  • Hmm..interesting. The final two minutes of games they completely go away from it, though.

    They’re a young/new team. I think if they tighten up that part it would translate into some wins. Other than the Sacramento game, all the games thus far have been close and lost in the last two minutes or so of the game.

  • So you do understand he is not making a difference in this team, just taking up space, and destroying and holding back our younger players for one more, just because he cant keep up.

  • So you do understand he is not making a difference in this team, just taking up space, and destroying and holding back our younger players for one more season just because he cant keep up..

  • That’s your personal opinion but I am talking the absolute of what is going on and facts are facts and he is holding these young guys back from learning team ball, and some of them may not have 4/5/6 years in the NBA so this year is the most important year of their lives to get off to a good start and learn as much as they can, that’s not PICKING on KOBE I like the man its what he is doing to others that is bothering me, he has had his time its time to step down and stop, and let the young people have a chance.

  • That’s your personal opinion but I am talking the absolute of what is going on and facts are facts and he is holding these young guys back from learning team ball, and some of them may not have 4/5/6 years in the NBA so this year is the most important year of their lives to get off to a good start and learn as much as they can, that’s not PICKING on KOBE I like the man its what he is doing to others that is bothering me, he has had his time its time to step down and stop, and let the young people have a chance.

  • The truth hurts, then let it hurt, it would be nice if you could watch a game and tell your self that was a good game KOBE PLAYED and really mean it and look at what he did to help the team and not just his self, then you would understand .

  • The truth hurts, then let it hurt, it would be nice if you could watch a game and tell your self that was a good game KOBE PLAYED and really mean it and look at what he did to help the team and not just his self, then you would understand .

  • he has to do that because the lakers developing the future backcourt

    it will affect the future if Kobe will be in the low-mid post, he is the one who should adjust, once he starts hitting those, the lakers will start winning games

    he said it last year already, he will emulate Pierce’s game this season(off ball spot up shooter)

  • yea Kobe is in no position 2 talk. He’s the reason free agents been running away 4rm LA not da front office

  • he has to do that because the lakers developing the future backcourt

    it will affect the future if Kobe will be in the low-mid post, he is the one who should adjust, once he starts hitting those, the lakers will start winning games

    he said it last year already, he will emulate Pierce’s game this season(off ball spot up shooter)

  • yea Kobe is in no position 2 talk. He’s the reason free agents been running away 4rm LA not da front office

  • because his role is to be the spot up shooter for this team, floor spacer just like what pierce tries to do, he is going to hit that sooner rather than later

  • because his role is to be the spot up shooter for this team, floor spacer just like what pierce tries to do, he is going to hit that sooner rather than later

  • cmon Kobe is just challenging them to take the ball away from him in, JC and Randle must keep on the good job of taking tons of shots not afraid to shoot, trait that Dlo must start having too….when that time comes, the load will be off Kobe and the whole team will start performing better

  • cmon Kobe is just challenging them to take the ball away from him in, JC and Randle must keep on the good job of taking tons of shots not afraid to shoot, trait that Dlo must start having too….when that time comes, the load will be off Kobe and the whole team will start performing better

  • While Kobe can be critical of NY’s Triangle , I feel we have bigger problems at home , lets concentrate what needs to be done for the Lakers. Let’s start running and improve our defense.

  • While Kobe can be critical of NY’s Triangle , I feel we have bigger problems at home , lets concentrate what needs to be done for the Lakers. Let’s start running and improve our defense.

  • Of course, Al is irrelevant, but I’m not and I don’t need to make up stuff like you liars…:-)
    That MVP chant is derision. I just wish Kobe had a little self respect left.

  • Of course, Al is irrelevant, but I’m not and I don’t need to make up stuff like you liars…:-)
    That MVP chant is derision. I just wish Kobe had a little self respect left.

  • Which player or players would have scored Kobe’s 18 pts against the Knicks if he hadn’t played? Would Lakes have won or lost? Just asking.

  • Which player or players would have scored Kobe’s 18 pts against the Knicks if he hadn’t played? Would Lakes have won or lost? Just asking.

  • I understand this, and realize that with or without Kobe this team sucks.

    So, I;d rather see Kobe than ABrown.

  • I understand this, and realize that with or without Kobe this team sucks.

    So, I;d rather see Kobe than ABrown.

  • When Kobe wins Championships he’s a hero.
    When Kobe “chases away free agents” he’s a zero.

    I’ll take championships over zero’s.

  • When Kobe wins Championships he’s a hero.
    When Kobe “chases away free agents” he’s a zero.

    I’ll take championships over zero’s.

  • that’s amazing, Kobe is the only one putting up shots and missing, Russell, Randle, Williams, Young, MWP, etc. etc. all have shot 100% and played less than Kobe, I’m just amazed about your fabricated facts, yes I get pissed at Kobe at times but to blame him for losses when the team’s play and coaching had a lot to do with the situation the Lakers TEAM put themselves in, not just one person (Kobe), gee Al, I’m starting to get the feeling that you have a personal grudge against Kobe, what happened Kobe didn’t send you a Christmas card again, hmmmm, shame, shame on Kobe !!!!!

  • that’s amazing, Kobe is the only one putting up shots and missing, Russell, Randle, Williams, Young, MWP, etc. etc. all have shot 100% and played less than Kobe, I’m just amazed about your fabricated facts, yes I get pissed at Kobe at times but to blame him for losses when the team’s play and coaching had a lot to do with the situation the Lakers TEAM put themselves in, not just one person (Kobe), gee Al, I’m starting to get the feeling that you have a personal grudge against Kobe, what happened Kobe didn’t send you a Christmas card again, hmmmm, shame, shame on Kobe !!!!!

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  • You miss the point. The reason the Lakers can’t penetrate is because Kobe can’t make that corner 3 with any regularity. If he could, then the other team couldn’t pack the paint like they keep doing to us. Everything would change.

  • You miss the point. The reason the Lakers can’t penetrate is because Kobe can’t make that corner 3 with any regularity. If he could, then the other team couldn’t pack the paint like they keep doing to us. Everything would change.

  • Defenses are definitely not sagging off Kobe even though he’s missing. They play him very tight, that’s why all his shots are so contested.

    Russell didn’t turn the corner in SL or preseason (which Kobe missed a few games) so clearly it’s not because of that reason.

  • Defenses are definitely not sagging off Kobe even though he’s missing. They play him very tight, that’s why all his shots are so contested.

    Russell didn’t turn the corner in SL or preseason (which Kobe missed a few games) so clearly it’s not because of that reason.

  • You are a worshipper, not a man. Get up off your knees. You have to get your tongue out of Kobe’s crotch. All those slurping sounds you make are sickening to the rest of us. Worshipper!

  • You are a worshipper, not a man. Get up off your knees. You have to get your tongue out of Kobe’s crotch. All those slurping sounds you make are sickening to the rest of us. Worshipper!

  • Hey, watch it, buddy. Al’s not a COMPLETE “moron.” You on the other hand, don’t understand that if nobody makes the corner 3, the defense just sags into the paint and clogs it up for the guards. We need to start Young and get Kobe out of there. Then sub in Nance or Brown off the bench.
    Let Kobe back up Clarkson and Russell.

  • Hey, watch it, buddy. Al’s not a COMPLETE “moron.” You on the other hand, don’t understand that if nobody makes the corner 3, the defense just sags into the paint and clogs it up for the guards. We need to start Young and get Kobe out of there. Then sub in Nance or Brown off the bench at the 3.

    Let Kobe back up Clarkson and Russell. Randle with no 3 hurts us badly as well.

  • No it won’t. This offense requires a 3 that can make the corner 3—like Nick does. How are Kelly’s numbers?

  • No it won’t. This offense requires a 3 that can make the corner 3—like Nick does. How are Kelly’s numbers?

  • Wrong. The only thing worse Kobe could do is throw the ball toward the other team’s basket.

  • Wrong. The only thing worse Kobe could do is throw the ball toward the other team’s basket.

  • I didn’t say he did… All I was saying is that with all of the system hate of the triangle, Kobe’s saying “that’s not a triangle” is actually fairly defensive. Kobe won 5 rings running a triangle.

  • I didn’t say he did… All I was saying is that with all of the system hate of the triangle, Kobe’s saying “that’s not a triangle” is actually fairly defensive. Kobe won 5 rings running a triangle.

  • You get players like that together with increasing frequency and also throughout NBA history…

  • You get players like that together with increasing frequency and also throughout NBA history…

  • I don’t object to the triangle. There is more sense to it than what we seem to be doing now. However, your conclusions about it being a big edge over anything have yet to be proven. The game has changed since anybody ran the triangle successfully. After all, the rules were changed to promote “small ball.”

  • I don’t object to the triangle. There is more sense to it than what we seem to be doing now. However, your conclusions about it being a big edge over anything have yet to be proven. The game has changed since anybody ran the triangle successfully. After all, the rules were changed to promote “small ball.”

  • They’ve been trying to get him help the past few years and it hasn’t worked out. It’s donezo.

  • i didn’t like Barry until last season when he called someone a career bench player, he sure pist off a lot of……………….people 🙂

  • Brent Barry is not the basketball expert.
    he assumes he knows what hes talking about like everybody else.
    until Kobe says im retiring hes not.
    people need to stop looking and trying to pull a rabbit out of hat.
    Kobe hasnt decided so stop saying its his last year.

  • You don’t have to be an expert…. A rabbit out of a hat? It’s perfectly logical to think this is his last year. Not just based on how things are going, but by Kobe’s own words.Two weeks ago Kobe said if you asked him today, this would be his last year… yesterday, he said if something doesn’t change then this is it. Yes, it’s not official, but to think this is his last year is completely reasonable.

  • happens to me too, i think certain words send things into pending. sometimes even links and quotation marks i think.

  • because you talking too much s#!T like me, dont worry i have to try like 5 times before they accept my comments

  • Kobe needs to change his game around entirely, turn himself into passer kobe it works so much better for him and the team, look at last game 17pts 9ast 9reb and the win. Almost any game that kobe gets more than 7ast its probably a win.. he’s the only 37 year old that still gets double teamed, something has to give, stop playing hero ball and pass it to the open man like last game.. you’d be surprised how much better things work out when you pass out of the double team kobe, Curry is the perfect example.. anytime they double team (or should I say triple team) him he finds the open man, they move the ball around and end up with an easy paint bucket.. Julius Randle and Hibbert, Clarkson and Russell they can even get the Sixth man of the year Lou Williams in the mix to do something similar, they may not be the warriors but i’m confident that if any of these guys are open and you pass to them anyone of them can make the right choices to get that easy bucket. Just run the offense through Kobe and Russell and learn how to share and move the ball have fun with it.. Russell’s pick roll is excellent it can work I really believe it can work with this team right now, its a talented roster just gotta set it up right

  • Kobe’s been inefficient shooting the ball (34%) and is only averaging 3.5 asst. While he can still contribute and his last game was very encouraging it might be better to run the offense through Clarkson imo. He’s shooting 48% and is the only LAL that can get into the paint and disrupt the defense. Clarkson has been deadly running P&R he can run it with Randle and Nance. It seems to be the most consistent offense.

  • Analyze it however you want – we are a bottom 3 team no matter who is coaching or who plays the 4th quarter

  • Brent is saying this from the point of view that Kobe “should’ not play next year; as in it makes no sense. Everyone knows Kobe follows his own logic.

  • But I’d rather they find out what these young guys are made of; instead of playing veterans who won’t be on the team by the time they become a perennial playoff team again (2-3 years or more).

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