Skip to comments.Kobe's ego is Lakers' big problem
Posted on 12/18/2012 12:01:41 PM PST by BenLurkin
The root cause of the Lakers dysfunction has been consistent for 15 years. It is Kobe Bryants ego, his desperate pursuit of Michael Jordans legacy. L.A.s Dwight Howard experiment is going to explode and implode in spectacular fashion unless someone in the Lakers organization is bold enough to kill Kobes Michael Jordan avatar so that Howards Bill Russell avatar can emerge and lead the Lakers.
The wrong player is driving the Lakers. Dwight Howard is the second-most talented player in the league. Hes the single-most gifted defensive player the NBA has seen since Bill Russell. On a properly functioning, championship-chasing team, Howard cannot be a sidekick, a No. 2, Scottie Pippen. Cant happen. The Heat tried it with LeBron James in Year 1 of the Big Three, and we know how that ended. Dwyane Wade is an awesome basketball player and a terrific leader, but he had to surrender the soul of the Heat to LeBron in order for the Heat to win a title.
Kobe has to let go and let D12. Has to.
Kobe has to accept that he is not the 34-year-old Michael Jordan. You see, at 34 Jordan was taking his final victory lap in Chicago, completing his second three-peat, securing his sixth title, winning his fifth MVP award and 10th scoring title. Kobe wants to duplicate that feat. Hes putting up MVP-like numbers. He leads the league in scoring. Hes shooting a career-high .478 percent from the field. Hes averaging five rebounds and five assists. Hes knocking down 38 percent of his three-pointers. Oh, the numbers look great. The results? The Lakers stink
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It's not like he got away with rape.
Hes the single-most gifted defensive player the NBA has seen since Bill Russell
Per talent: I’d take LeBron and Durant before Howard. (plus others)
Defense: Dennis Rodman was great in his prime.
does he still sneak up on white women and rape them from behind
Jason Whitlock is a know-nothing black racist.
I don’t care what he thinks about anything except for the homie thug he encourages chasing after his fat a$$. I’d watch Jason eat his nasty pie.
He’s just trying to make a name for himself like his uncle, Chubby Cox.