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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Don't like 'em, gotta respect his game

I can't stand Kobe Bryant. I'd rather root for Mike Tyson than pull for the soon-to-be No. 24.

But, in the first four games of the NBA playoffs, Kobe has been THE MAN.

He's not dropping 81 points in a game. Instead, he's getting his teammates involved and because of that the Lakers could eliminate the Suns in five games. Who saw that coming?

Sunday was a prime example. Twice, Kobe had the chance to take the big shot and twice he did. More importantly, he hit the shots.

Meanwhile, Steve "Soon to be the MVP" Nash twice had blunders that set Kobe up to be the hero.

Oh, by the way, how about Dirk Nowitzki for MVP? His Mavs are much better now WITHOUT Nash than they ever were with him.


Blogger Joel Anderson said...

So you prefer the convicted rapist to the guy who was acquitted, J?

But seriously, Kobe is a stud. You know, for all that talk about how the Lakers would regret giving up on Shaq for Kobe, I think it's intereting to see how things have turned out: Kobe has become the game's most unstoppable force; Shaq looks like his best days are long behind him.

Whose future would you rather invest in?

11:05 AM  
Blogger Jason Pugh said...

Obviously at the time, Kobe's future was much brighter than Shaq's. I don't know that the same could have been said for their presents.

But if I'm investing in any NBA star not named LeBron's future, I'm putting my money on Chris Paul or maybe the Eastern Conference assassin Gilbert Arenas.

4:41 PM  

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