Smart Play of the Day: Kobe Forces OT Against the Pistons

Published on March 7th, 2012 by Astramskas, David | 1,112 views

When you have Kobe Bryant, the most clutch player in the game, on your team the smart thing to do as a coach is to get him the ball and say “shoot it!”  If you are a teammate, the smart thing to do is get out of his way.  If you are Kobe, the smart thing to do is get tunnel vision and go 1 on 5 if you have to and make the shot.  That would be the greedy or poor play of the day for most players but not in this case.  The other smart decision on Kobe’s part was to go for the tie and not the game winner.  The rule is go for the win at home and the tie on the road.

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About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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