If you could describe the game in 5 words…
The Kobe Evolution is legit
It’s a pretty exciting time for me and all of the other Laker fans in the world.
Kobe is turning into an all around player, we have found a temporary solution to the “Gasol conundrum”, and Jamison doesn’t look like he is the oldest player in the world.
The win was very big for the Lakers, pushing the win streak to 3 games and really helping to keep the team’s morale high going into an upcoming easy schedule that includes playing the Suns, Timberwolves, and Pistons (all three teams having losing records).
Bryant finished the game with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 11 assists.
“The Kobe Evolution is legit”.
I wonder if he has been watching a lot of Rajon Rondo highlights lately? Because he has been playing like a man who desperately wants to win.
Over the last three games he has taken less than 34 shots and has devoted himself to getting more rebounds and getting his teammates more involved. And it seems to be working as the Lakers have compiled a decent resume, beating both the Thunder and the Jazz (two of the higher seeds in the western conference).
Earl Clark also put in a big game for Los Angeles, putting in 20 points and 12 rebounds. This is exactly what he needs to do for the team to win.
Pau Gasol is no longer in the starting lineup they need someone who is going to get in the paint and grab some boards, while allowing Gasol to expand his game without worrying that they will be outrebounded by bigger teams.
Can I use any other words to describe this game?
Let it be known to all…
I hate the Laker’s bench. We have some of the worst, most inefficient bench players in the league.
But the addition of Earl Clark into the starting lineup has definitely shaken things up a bit.
Pau Gasol has been able to go to work the way he wants to; coming off the bench. And with Jodie Meeks and Steve Blake back in the lineup, the Lakers have a legitimate back up point guard.
This game showed just how dangerous this new bench formation has the capability of being.
Jamison, Blake, Gasol and Meeks are all capable of having big performances off the bench and bringing energy to the team.
Looking ahead to the future, the team has the Suns on January 30. The Suns are a struggling team, and a team that the Lakers easily beat earlier in the season.
Expect a win.
About the Author
Written by Michael Cole
My name is Michael and I like basketball. I am the most avid Kobe Bryant fan you will ever meet. I am trying to get my career going as both a player and a writer. Enough said.