Kobe had 9 turnovers & missed 22 of 30 shots vs the Kings…should have been 23
With less than 2 seconds left on the shot clock in the 3rd quarter, Kobe Bryant hit a ridiculous 3-pointer from way beyond the 3-point line to give the Lakers a 9 point lead. That made shot would be one of the 8 he would make against the Kings on his way to 25 points. So far this doesn’t sound so bad. But then you find out that the Lakers ended up losing by 7 and Kobe missed 22 of 30 shots and also turned the ball over 9 times!
“Obviously, I have had tough moments,” Bryant said. “But the thing that I have always found effective is to focus on where you’re at in the moment and time.”
What coach Scott thinks might be the best thing for Kobe at this moment and time is some rest.
“It’s probably not that much of an option, really,” Bryant said in response to Scott saying he might sit Kobe in an upcoming game. “I just have to look at the body, the amount of the workload, and see how it responds.”
Nick Young, who was lucky not to be suspended for his actions in his previous game, scored 1 more point than Kobe on 16 less shots and 8 less minutes. He also had as many rebounds and didn’t turn the ball over once.