Originally Posted by Ikki
He has been playing a lot...but if he is tired he shouldn't be shooting so god damn much. Mofo still thinks he's Jordan.
Again, I feel dirty defending him, but did you watch the Bulls game? He looked to pass and made some great plays in the first half, and was responsible for the comeback in the 3rd quarter. Afterwards, every time he tried passing the ball down low we would easily strip Howard and denied Gasol everything. Thibs was doing this to make Kobe shoot more, and it worked, but it would not have if Howard could hold on to the ball long enough to draw fouls or if Pau could muscle his way in to get position. Plus Hinrich was having his best game of the season while locking Nash down and Jimmy played incredible defense on Kobe throughout the game.
I mean, don't get me wrong, there's certainly a feeling that Kobe's going for the scoring title and/or Kareem's record down the line, but it's not entirely his fault he shoots so damn much.