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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Wants Lakers to Put Egos Aside Reviewed by Momizat on . The Los Angeles Lakers finally won their first game in 2013 Sunday night, snapping a disappointing six-game losing streak. The Lakers claimed the victory agains The Los Angeles Lakers finally won their first game in 2013 Sunday night, snapping a disappointing six-game losing streak. The Lakers claimed the victory agains Rating:
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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Wants Lakers to Put Egos Aside

Kobe BryantThe Los Angeles Lakers finally won their first game in 2013 Sunday night, snapping a disappointing six-game losing streak.

The Lakers claimed the victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and even though the Cavs aren’t an upper echelon team, the Lakers desperately needed a win.

After the game, Kobe Bryant spoke to the media and he talked about what the Lakers need to do in order to make the next step. Arash Markazi tweeted that Bryant wants the Lakers players to put their egos aside and work for the betterment of the team.

Hopefully this win fuels the Lakers and gets the struggling team back on track. As of this point, the Lakers are not one of the top eight teams in the Western Conference and a lot must change in order for them to make the postseason. However, Los Angeles must approach the process one step at a time and with the utmost patience.

The Lakers will be back in action Tuesday night when they host the Milwaukee Bucks.

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  • Benjie Estuche, OKC

    OK, Kobe has a big ego. But, folks, he earned it with 17 straight years on the Lakers team with lots of big men who came and went away. Even with Shaq, Kobe owns the first option to shoot the ball when Shaq was crowded in the paint parrying the “hack the Shaq” as Kobe knew he can hit it better straight from 15 to 25 feet away to score than leave it to Shaq to miss his free throws. I guess it is the same with Dwight who is still guessing Kobe’s plays.

    Kobe reads his opponent as well as his teammates. In the initial plays he can sense it when one or two of his teammates are raging hot. And that is when his assist record soars. Most of MWP’s 3s came from a Kobe assist, look that up. When you hit a brick Kobe goes somewhere else. He would rather lose a game with him doing the missing than his teammates. And that is not ego. That is high basketball IQ.

    The problem with Pau is mental and not physical and, surely, that is ego working. Pau tends to stop in fast play and pretend ignorance of what is going on when, in fact, he is not on his right spot. He passes the ball sloppily allowing the opponent to make the steal. This happened countless of times, whether they win or lose the games they played..The opponent can easily read Pau and can quickly anticipate his moves. This should hold true also with Steve Nash. To make the pick and roll work effectively, Steve needs to confuse the opponent on what he will do next as soon as he has possession of the ball. If you are on the right spot and you’re hot you’ll get it but Steve should also give himself the option to shoot first if he feels that he can make it. Steve as a scoring threat would make Kobe happy roaming the perimeter for the assist if it comes to him. But he will be happier if he can divert his guard’s attention by doubling him and make Pau or Dwight open for an easy dunk or layup from a Steve Nash assist.

  • SuperGirl

    I get what you are trying to explain… for Kobe’s sake and I am a big Kobe supporter don’t get me wrong but at this point when nothing seems to work except to play team defense and offense then you know what – THEY HAVE TO WORK AS A TEAM AND KOBE SHOULD BE THE EXAMPLE…..TO SET THE TONE AND PASSING FIRST, DEFENSE THEN SHOOT.

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