Kobe Bryant Discussion: perfect ending!

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  1. DjBelvedere

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    Haven't seen this here so far. So I start this thread. Think we gonna do this again for every player right? Kind of to keep things more organized I guess. I hope that is ok.

    I am really excited to see Kobe finally play again tomorrow night. And it's just a preseason game :eek:. How about you guys?


    As I was organizing some Links that I got saved up from the past I came along this from 2008. After what I saw in this training camp so far I am still amazed at how Kobe has been doing this for so long. Kind of old but still a good read.


    http://www.sportinglife360.com/index.php/kobe-bryants-workout-plan-2-54151/
     
  2. Barnstable

    Barnstable Supreme Fuzzler of Lakersball.com Staff Member

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    Yeah, we need one of these for each player, for each season.
     
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    Yeah im excited as well. I have tempered expectations but I think Kobe will be the same Kobe we all know and love (and hate at times for some people), just with his athleticism toned down a notch.
     
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    I think we'll see Kobe in the post a lot more and that's great news.
     
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    Yes. Scott is also going to use him playing more SF; less facilitating at the PG position while Nash, Lin, initiate the offense. He'll be able to play more off ball, play off curls/screens, operate from the mid-post, high-post, etc...good move by Scott.
     
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    Definitely. Just in those practices you're seeing Kobe curling more to the free throw line and that's exactly where we need him. I'm looking forward to him curling and then finding one of the bigs at the rim too. I think the offense is going to look great with Kobe out there.
     
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    I hope by playing more below the free throw line, he indirectly gets more foul calls and trips to the line. He can easily avg. 25 pts. a game if he went to the line 7-8 times a game.
     
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    Harden-esque so to speak?
     
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    Kobe in the post is great news for his FG%, but I do worry a bit about how much he's going to get banged. I'm sure the legs and knees are fine, but I am just going to cringe every time someone runs into him or leans on him.
     
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    ^I completely understand that concern. That wears on your body for over the course of an 82 game schedule. Nevertheless, at the SF position, he'll be more effective, IMO. He'll be operating closer to the basket, less facilitating/initiating, and that alone should help save some of his energy as he adapts to playing more off-ball...
     
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    He's back

     
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    I wanna see how he attacks the basket today and how his lift is. That he's gonna dominate in the post is a given for me.
     
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    Really anxious to see how he looks out there today, since all the practice reports and such have been speaking so highly.
     
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    As much as I missed Kobe last year, taking time to fully strenghthen that achilles, plus the rest his knees received...I think it will allow us to see a very good Kobe. He will soon put to rest this "non top 30 player in the league" talk.
     
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    I included the halftime report graphic with the log from tonight.

    Denver (Oct. 06, 2014)
    Halftime Report:

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    he looked good

    October 6, 2014 - Nuggets vs. Lakers - Vintage Kobe Bryant Fallaway Jumpers
     
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    I just hope he can stay healthy and be 75% of what he was the year he went out initially. Perhaps that notion is far fetched itself. But I think if anyone can do it, it's Kobe. I really liked what I heard from Gary Vitti about focusing on being smart, and controlling the level of exhaustion that Kobe's body will endure. Makes me mad to think about how hard he was pushing himself/being pushed during the D'Antoni era. Heres to an eighth seed. I can dream right? Kobe in the playoffs..

    Coyotl.
     
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    He looked better than I thought he would tonight. Just hope he stays healthy !
     
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    When the time is right and there is an opening (may save it for regular season) Kobe is going to blast through to the hoop, rise up and jam it really good. And we're all going to go nuts. He stuffed once or twice last year in not nearly as good shape as he's in now. It will be a team picker upper in a key spot as well. That's what he does. Looked damn good to me tonight against Denver. The fakes and moves and pumps seem very fast already.
     
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