They played a very entertaining game today with close to playoff intensity. Kobe had 34 but with his all too frequent of late bad shooting; still Lakers had a chance to win at the end But Kobe missed a game winner for once. Things got really physical and chippy at one point http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/03/07/lake ... on-bryant/
So reading the article you get the feeling that Kobe feels like his bad shooting day had more to do with himself than with Barnes. The Magic are definitely dangerous for whoever they play in the playoffs. But in a Matchup with the Lakers if the difference in the game is if Kobe has a good day or Vince Carter has a good day. Well I think we all know how that probably turns out. Man, I hate the Lakers!
Oh and Gasol is politely asking for more touches.
"Kobe is a great player, the best offensive player out there ... but at the same time, we need to find some balance with our interior game, develop it a little more, moving the ball and changing sides,'' Gasol said gingerly, knowing he was treading on sacred territory by questioning Bryant and the offense of coach Phil Jackson. "We need to get focused on that a little more, to find balance, to find some flow.'' http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/03/07/gaso ... cent-woes/