They may have played the same minutes in Game 4, but Shaq fouled out and it was Kobe who had to finish that game off. How you can deny the importance of that is beyond me.
Duncan was better than bothWhen Shaq and Kobe played together in early 2000's (Let's start in 1999 and give Duncan a headstart)
When Shaq and Kobe played together in early 2000's (Let's start in 1999 and give Duncan a headstart)Duncan never had a teammate on the level of a Kobe or Shaq. Those laker teams should have been 5-0 against the spurs.. not 3-2.
Head to Head playoff matchup wins: Lakers 3 - Spurs 2
Finals Wins: Lakers 3 - Spurs 2
Finals Appearances: Lakers 4 - Spurs 2
Duncan never had a teammate on the level of a Kobe or Shaq. Those laker teams should have been 5-0 against the Spurs.. not 3-2.Couldn't agree more with this statement.
Stats don't lieRings don't lie, pizza man. Go ahead and take your stat shots at Kobe all you want, dude is balling right now and showing no signs of letting up.
Looks like the same old Lakers even with Nash.Nash was great tonight
Kobe is a ball hog
Gasol looks awful
Lakers defense sucks
Kobe has taken 17 shots already....Only making 5 of them.
What's the excuse now boys? He has all his help now and he is still chucking.
That's because, for the most part, and on balance, he wasn't on the court, turnip...that tends to happen when you're having a bad night trying to stay out of foul trouble!"Kobe is a ball hog+ you wouldn't even know Howard was on the court.
Gasol looks awful"
Do you see it now? The problem wasn't Brown, it is the mindset of Kobe and until it changes this team will continue to be one big, dysfunctional mess.This game is the FIRST TIME the full Lakers squad has played a single game under Mike D'Antoni. The rest of their season begins NOW.