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Poll Results: Is Mike D’Antoni Partially To Blame For Kobe’s Injury? Reviewed by Momizat on . There has been a lot written and said about Kobe's Achilles injury that he sustained last Friday night following a game with the Golden State Warriors. In situa There has been a lot written and said about Kobe's Achilles injury that he sustained last Friday night following a game with the Golden State Warriors. In situa Rating:
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Poll Results: Is Mike D’Antoni Partially To Blame For Kobe’s Injury?

There has been a lot written and said about Kobe’s Achilles injury that he sustained last Friday night following a game with the Golden State Warriors. In situations like this, fans often look for reasons and explanations for why the injury occurred in the first place.

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Recently, a lot has been made of Kobe’s heavy minute load and whether or not that had something to do with the injury he suffered.

We asked Lakers Nation’s fans what they felt about the situation, and whether or not D’Antoni’s decision to allow Kobe to play so many minutes played a role in the injured Achilles. The results were somewhat surprising.

While the majority still believes D’Antoni’s rotations had something to do with Bryant’s injury, it’s interesting that there is 45 percent of fans that disagree. Since so many people have been quick to criticize D’Antoni this season, the percentage wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.

Regardless, the Lakers must move forward without Bryant, and will look to clinch a playoff spot Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets.

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  • Betto

    Why blame the coach? seriously.. It’s the other players fault, if Pau, DH12 and the rest of the players would of stepped up more the way they did on sunday against San Antonio, Kobe would had more rest thru out the season and didn’t had to work so hard..

  • Jack123

    So basically you’re saying dantoni playing a 17 year veteran 48 minutes in back to backs and continuous games has no wear on kobe? Asking him to guard point guards and get triple doubles for wins? And you’re blaming pau and whoever else on this limited roster for not outplaying or playing at the level of kobe? Dantoni doesnt know what the hell he is doing plain and simple and has no control over the team, and playing kobe the whole game was his only game plan. Horrible coaching, horrible coaching. Kobe is human and dantoni was coaching like he was hoping he wasn’t. THIS IS REALITY. Literally more than half of the roster has been hurt this season before the regular season has even ended (some players with not much injury history at all). To anybody with a fucking functioning brain, that would cue dantoni to make sure it didnt happen to kobe..not the case obviously. Old players, seven man rotation, most injuries this team has had in a while. There is a reason everybody is asking if dantoni is the blame, ITS BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY HE IS. Dumbass said himself he has the last say, and he got it. Just a pissed off laker fan venting at an obvious question so excuse me.

    • oldgitslsp

      Right ON – Jack ! couldn’t have said it any better my self

  • http://www.facebook.com/travis.robbins.779 Travis Robbins

    You can’t blame D’Antoni for this! Can you imagine how much heat he would be getting if he sat Kobe during this final stretch and the Lakers LOST all these close games! It was a freak injury and no one is to blame. I think it’s ridiculous people are trying to point the finger at D’Antoni, Kobe would have played every minute of every game until he was sure the Lakers were in the playoffs. If he could go back and do it all over again I guarantee Kobe would CHOOSE to play the same amount of minutes.

    • Jack123

      Kobe is not the coach for a reason, why pay dantoni if he has no discipline to rest old players and do what is obvious or make any coaching decisions? Its not nba 2k.Nothing major but some rest is mandatory at this point of kobes career(even mike brown handeled his minutes better), I get it was in a desperate playoff push but why do all that if you would eventually get to the playoffs with an exhausted or worse, INJURED kobe. Cant argue facts, dantoni has been notorious for short man rotations and aways comes up short wherever he is coaching. He can definitely be blamed sir. This wasn’t a “freak accident”, it was just unexpected but there is always a reason. Kobe is human just like us.

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