Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Kobe Bryant’s significant scoring run in which he has averaged over 45 points a games for a four game stretch (the first time in 40 years) and helped lead the Lakers to three wins is indeed a challenge for any current NBA player. It is doubtful if any other current NBA player could potentially match Bryant’s achievements. To surpass his achievements a more complex effort, he has raised his FG% this year to 44.3% and is enjoying being back in the triangle offense. He has to the height where many other great scorers in decades failed to including Larry Bird, Karl Malone, Allen Iverson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, David Robinson, Isiah Thomas, and even the "great one" Michael Jordan. It is a tough job to repeat the performance as recorded by Bryant. He one of the most talented players ever, who also takes a high percentage of his teams shots and scores for a team without any other fellow stars, except for Lamar Odom. Considering some other candidates who are having minimal chances to supersede his scores are Allen Iverson (He is on a scoring realm with Bryant night in and night out basis); Vince Carter (He has averaged about 37 points a game during a 10 game winning stretch); LeBron James knows how good he can be and is a triple threat. Tracy McGrady can be a prolific scorer at times and his team needs his offense; Dwyane Wade shares the scoring load on a good to potentially great team with Shaquille O’Neal; Amare Stoudemire, if comes back strong seemingly will dominate inside as much as anyone in the game, and shoots a high percentage. Gilbert Arenas, Carmello Anthony, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Dirk Nowitzky, Kevin Garnett are also equally capable contenders.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBA basketball needs more team players than scorers. Bryant's "achievment" is a testament to the fact that there is less chemistry in the Lakers team right now than it had in all it's previous championship teams. A "star" has to avoid personal humiliation for being in a mediocre team by scoring as much points as possible ( even if it will guarantee that the team loses), a most recent example is Stackhouse's Pistons. They did not turn their luck around until they sought a team concept. Magic, Bird, Jabbar and to a lesser extent, Jordan did not care about their personal stats as much as they cared about winning a championshiop.

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