Mike Brown Believes Kobe Bryant Can Still Play At A High Level Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="312"] With the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers roster near completion and Byron Scott the head coach, all the focus shifts back to Kobe Bryant. [new_royalslider id="312"] With the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers roster near completion and Byron Scott the head coach, all the focus shifts back to Kobe Bryant. Rating: 0
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Mike Brown Believes Kobe Bryant Can Still Play At A High Level

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With the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers roster near completion and Byron Scott the head coach, all the focus shifts back to Kobe Bryant. After two-season ending injuries, there are question marks if he will return the same player.

Mike Brown was on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd recently and was asked about Kobe Bryant and his impact in the upcoming season:

”He never ceases to amaze me. I definitely think he has stuff left in his tank. He’s not going to be the Kobe of ten years ago because the explosiveness is not there, but he’s very intelligent, one thing he was always really good at is angles and footwork and the ability to create space.”

”I think he is still capable of playing at a pretty high level.”

Brown was the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for a little more than one season. Brown not only coached Kobe, but has coached another elite player in Lebron James. His esteem for Bryant is therefore not be taken for granted. However, Brown’s appraisal of Bryant may or may not be an accurate one as he did not coach Bryant after the advent of both of his injuries.

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Brown’s commendation and belief in Kobe comes primarily from his experience coaching him when he was uninjured. Brown still believes that Kobe has what it takes to perform at a high level. He attributes this to Kobe’s mental ability to breakdown the game of basketball as well as his footwork.

No one knows how Kobe will do next season. However, he still deserves the benefit of the doubt. Kobe should be regarded by the amazing accomplishments he has had throughout his illustrious career. This is exactly what Mike Brown is doing by believing in Kobe’s ability to return and perform at a high level. Until Kobe comes back and shows an inability to play basketball at the standard that he has maintained his entire career, he deserves to be believed in.

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  • Jim213

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  • Alonzo Brown

    Everyone says he won’t be the kobe of 5-10 years ago. How about 2 years ago when he was still averaging 27 a game.

    • ra

      yes, and came a couple of points close to the scoring title, only being bested by KD.

      • LakersOverEverything

        Would’ve had it too, if Dwight wasn’t crying over Kobe out shining him. Kobe was averaging 30/game at the time

        • Truth B Told

          Shows why Kobe didn’t take to Howard….Instead of coming to LA understanding that this was Kobe’s team he felt Kobe was suppose to step aside…..Stupid…..You can’t come to someone’s else house disrespecting it….especially when you haven’t won anything and not on the same level as the person you disrespecting……At least Lebron knew it was Wade’s team and respected it until Wade gave him complete rein of the team by his Production.

        • Kishan

          but remember when kobe started taking less shot he was more efficient….. 27/6/5.5 was still amazing for a 34 yr old @ that point …..

        • Mark

          those were different seasons; the season in which he nearly came close to taking the scoring title was pre-dwight… it was when he rested the final game and essentially conceded to kevin durant. besides, if he won that scoring title, it would have been off an abysmal 43% shooting for the season.

          i’m a die-hard, DIE-HARD laker fan, btw. don’t mistake my words for hate. just stating how it is, that’s all.

          • LakersOverEverything

            I don’t take it as you hating at all, but you are wrong. He did come down to the last game the year before, and if he played, he would have likely won the scoring title. Now, what I’m referring to, is Dwight’s year as a laker. Kobe was leading the league with 30 and some change up until about February some time. Dwight starting crying over touches and Kobe starting trying to forcefeed him, while brick hands Howard’s kept fumbling passes. Anyway, Kobe falling back led to him falling to like #3 in the chase for a scoring title. Not sure that’s where he finished, but he was indeed leading the chase for the first half of season.

      • Sam

        Melo won the scoring title that year

      • Dustin Dior Holmes

        He choose to give kd the scoring title he wanted a chip

      • Badazztj12

        Kobe basically could have won it. He LET Durant have it.

    • Truth B Told

      Yes…going into the last game of the season he had a chance to be leading scorer of the NBA…..but chose to set it out.

  • Mitch Igbo

    Thanks Mike…that means a lot… NOT

  • C Hawk

    And in other news, “Kobe Bryant never believed Mike Brown could coach at a high level.”

  • LS

    Team basketball requires ball movement. A slower Kobe going one-on-one while the team watches will never cut it. Lakers will return to greatness when Kobe retires
    and all five players on the floor play as a team.

    • LS

      Not re-signing Bazemore for 2 mil was a stupid move!!!

    • vdogg

      all these people that can accurately predict the future… cool.

      • Realistic Laker Fan

        By that logic you’re doing the same thing we don’t know how Kobe will play he is coming off of an ACL injury and a lateral tibial plateau in his left knee plus his age and wear n tear.

        • vdogg

          ACL injury? not true. get your facts straight.

          THEN post.

          • Realistic Laker Fan

            Torn Achilles, ACL injury, it’s practically the same thing.

        • Jermaine

          Never had an acl injury… Smh

  • nash screwed the lakers

    “Well, it looks like Mike Brown doesn’t think I’ll be able to play again.”

    -Steve Nash

    • Judo Mma

      Dude I told you last time to grow up!

      • nash screwed the lakers

        LOL sorry dude, I can’t help myself. Fuck him.

  • nash screwed the lakers

    What is less likely to happen?

    1. The San Andreas earthquake in the next year.
    2. Steve Nash plays basketball again.

    Answer: Number 2

    • stevenashbrokehisleginLA

      you understand the seismic activity aka earthquakes occur every day right?

      • nash screwed the lakers

        Alright fine, let me edit it “the next big one”

        • Realistic Laker Fan


  • J Taylor

    Obviously….an emphasis on post play fits kobe’s strengths and his age.
    And, when Elite Superstars age and fade, they STILL play like All-Stars, just not quite Elite Superstars all the time.

    Interestingly enough, Scott’s slowly introducting the Princeton offense and ball movmenent… this should force Kobe to pass the ball.

    • vdogg

      kobe is constantly amongst the league leaders in assists for SGs. let’s not act like he’s melo or something.

  • johnny

    That’s why Brown got fired. He as washed up as Kobe.

    • Sith

      Averaging 27 points, 6 assists, and 5.6 rebounds is washed up?? You haters need to try a lot harder.

  • Kobe4life

    I just wasted my 2 mins reading this junk post ……. give me back my 2 mins of my life Nathan.

    • banong


  • Spade

    Believing is only half the battle.


    Kobe in whatever condition he is in is way way way better than no Kobe at all. Let’s face it, nobody knows what’s gonna happen this year with this team. Kobe more than deserves the benefit if the doubt. Go Kobe, Go Lakers.
    I still say whoever the last couple of players we get could be very important, and also say we should somehow, someway, get Jerry West back into the fold.

    • nash screwed the lakers

      Wishful thinking on Jerry West coming back. Just like Nash playing 10 games next season: NO CHANCE

  • Zach

    Kobe is now at the point where the huge ego hurts his team badly. He lacks the quickness and agility to still score 27 a game, but will never be content with being a role player. Look for him to try and load up the stat sheet this year at the expense of the Lakers.

  • Duckathon

    Hopefully Kobe can play at a high level for these next two years.

  • lukeknocks

    Why can’t Kobe play for 5 more years…..whats stopping him? why cant be play the bench?

  • nash screwed the lakers

    Wake me up when Blake Griffin and CP3 gets out of the 2nd round and I will start watching Clipper games.

  • Michael Villa

    How many championships do you guys have again? You know what better yet how many times have you passed the first round in the last 25 yrs? Only thing you guys are running in LA is a first round and out program. So please make sure to pay the rent on time!! Guys don’t even own your own arena…pssssh pls run LA smh

  • nash screwed the lakers

    OHHHHH!!! LOL!!! I like the pay your rent comment.

  • Jermaine

    Hilarious lol

  • Jermaine

    That was funny though lol

  • Kishan

    Well the Lakers Front Office was just as Stupid to offer a 40 year old 30 million for 3 years
    If u got offered $500,000 would you say “no no give me $100,00 instead ” ?????

  • Kishan

    meme time

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