Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tell me he didn't say that

Kobe Bryant says chemistry is the issue for Team America:

"Years playing together will jell us as a unit, [but] if there is no chemistry, it's going to be tough to beat all those talented teams," he said.

Does he even realize how he comes across anymore?

Truehoop beat me to the punch with the comments about Kobe in Las Vegas with the U.S. team, and the site nailed it, so I urge you to check out what was written.

Chemistry was not the problem in Japan. Pick-and-roll defense was the problem in Japan. Also, the more I read and talk to people who have opinions on how the team can improve that problem, the solution seems to keep coming back to Lamar Odom.

Needless to say, I can't wait to see the Lakers' team chemistry and how they defend the pick-and-roll come November.

2 comments:

JB said...

Kobe should know a thing or two about team chemistry.

It's amazing that the pundits think the 2nd best guy on a team that lost in the first round of the playoffs is the answer to Team USA's problems. Especially a 'chemistry' guy like Odom, who played at 3 different high schools (getting kicked out of one) and 2 colleges, whose highest accolade is making the all-rookie team (not the all-defending a pick-&-roll team) 7 years ago. Not to mention his suspension for violating the NBA drug policy a few years back. Sounds like the answer to me...

Nice blog, by the way.

kuzfan said...

I NEED to know what I should say about the upcoming season! Please, jfkuz, please give me something intelligent to talk about re: the NBA.