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Mike Brown Criticizes Kobe Bryant’s Shot Selection

After shooting an awful 17-of-57 from the floor in consecutive losses to the lowly Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards, Lakers head coach Mike Brown has finally spoken out about Kobe Bryant’s shot selection. This is the first time this season that Brown has openly criticized his best player to the media since taking over for Phil Jackson.

According to Mark Medina of the L.A. Times, Mike Brown said the following about Kobe Bryant’s shots after the loss to the Washington Wizards

“He took some difficult shots that allowed those guys to come up with long rebounds and push the ball down the floor and get some easy baskets,” Brown told reporters. “He was one of those guys that I did not think took great shots in the second half.”

Even though Kobe Bryant has turned back the clock this season, despite with multiple injuries, in order to become the league’s leading scorer (28.7 ppg), the Masked Mamba has really struggled shooting the basketball as of late. Against the Pistons, Kobe hit a buzzer-beater in the fourth quarter to force overtime and keep the Lakers alive, but the team ultimately lost to an inferior opponent with the superstar finishing with just 22 points on an ugly 8-for-26 from the field.

Just a day later in the nation’s capital, the poor shooting continued for Kobe Bryant finishing with 30 points against the Wizards and hitting just 9-of-31 shots. Despite the 30 points, this was arguably one of Kobe’s worst shooting performances of the season and may have cost the team a win on the road.

Mike Brown has received a lot of criticism throughout the season for shaking up the lineups constantly and having no answer for the team’s problems on offense. Brown is still figuring out how to mold this team into a winner and these bumps in the road are expected, but the new Lakers head coach’s recent criticism of Kobe’s shot selection is warranted for his poor shooting recently.

Hopefully, Kobe Bryant can get back on track in the coming days and get his teammates like Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum more involved. Bynum’s 30-point game against the Pistons was an indication of what he can do when given the touches, but he will need Kobe to defer in order for him to flourish as a dominant offensive force in the paint.

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  • @jp_goham

    You gotta take tha good wit tha bad, & we all kno when Kobe is tryna do to much come on now 9 for 30.. Ima a die hard fan but dam Kobe share tha wealth get tha ball inside for some easy points.. And Mitch get us a point guard for cryin out loud

  • Jeshegabmigs

    i guess MIKE BROWN was right this time… KOBE sometimes thinks that he will have the same shot as he was on 2000-2002 season… KB24 need to realize that he needs to pass it on  to GASOL or BYNUM who have better shot selection… what is 30+ points if the team losses? Now, KB24 should realize as early as now that if he like to have his 6th ring, he better take a better shot selection or share the ball… 

  • Betto

    I agree with the coach, I really can’t blame him for the lost to the Pistons.   Kobe shot an awful looooong 3 pointer when the Lakers still had 30+ seconds on the clock and only were down by 4 points. Sometimes Kobe gets triple teamed and what does he do?  Shoot the ball and see if he can still make it, instead of passing it to an open player..  >.<     I still think that this team can win it all if we get a above average point guard who can pass the ball to open players and make his own shots.        On Mike brown, the Lakers need to fire someone on his staff, not sure why sometimes if the bench is playing better than the starters, they decide to put back his starting lineup that wasn't playing well to begin with..    The other day G-Lock was playing well and he gets benched, he had 9 points in 5 mins!!   WTF!!!    Los Lakers should be called Lazy Lakers when they're on the road cause that's what they do compared to the record at home..

  • Bdieago

    yea kobe takes difficult shots but thats still the best player in thenba right now

  • Kingjamesword

    man drew and gasol dnt show up every game

  • Dvereen2

    Everybody is with Kobe when he makes his “awful” shot selections, but when he misses there’s a big problem. If you’re gonna criticize, then at least do it consistently. Nobody has been consistent in every game of the season, mainly, because sometimes shots are hitting and sometimes they aren’t no matter who you are. Doesn’t always mean it’s a bad shot (maybe a bad choice at the time if anything) that’s just basketball. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35VTZAUPDSNQBDWE3BSWPO2MMM MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

    Kobe needs to get the ball to these 7 footers, get the hello outta the way, and let them work…
    Everybody needs to see Gasol and Bynum get a minimum of 20 shots each with someone guarding them… Then we will all be rejoicing to a different tune… or should I say; Read em & weep, baby?

  • WILL

    FIRST OFF MIKE BROWN IS IN THE WAY,SESSION SHOULD BE STARTING,ONE GAME HE PLAY THE MAN LATE IN THE 4TH AND THE NEXT GAME BLAKE IS IN TRICKING LATE IN THE 4TH.NO DOUTH SESSION IS THE BETTER PG ON THE ROAD AND SHOULD BE PLAYING MORE THAN 20-25 MINUTE,DUMB COACH JUST FIRE THE MAN AND GET IT OVER WITH DON’T WASTE 2/3 YEARS AND DO IT ANY WAY

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