How Kobe Bryant might explain Kobe System to Pau Gasol
Each Nike ad touting Kobe Bryant's so-called system touts his driven quest to achieve absolute greatness.
And after seeing him push Chinese singer Wang Leehorn to reach his potential, chastise motivational speaker Tony Robbins for asking a question and challenge Jerry Rice to dominate during post-retirement, I can't help but wonder if Pau Gasol should be the next guest.
Gasol has recently lamented how Mike Brown's offensive system forces him to become more of a facilitator than a low-post presence. Bryant and Brown have mostly argued that Gasol needs to play with more aggression. Gasol's recent play showed all parties were right to some degree. Hence, why such a Kobe System Nike ad featuring El Spaniard would be interesting. Based on player tendencies and recent statements, the ad might go something like this....
Bryant: When you are aggressive, the ball is going to find you. You find the ball when you are aggressive. Pau Gasol, I think you have a question.
Gasol: No, not really.
Bryant: Yes, you do. You want to score the same way you did when we won two NBA championships.
Gasol: But we need more balance on offense to do that.
Bryant: The offense will become more balanced when you're more aggressive.
Gasol: But the offense can't be balanced if I'm not getting touches.
Bryant: You've gotten touches. You caught them and looked to pass the ball or settled for a 20-footer. You have to go.
Gasol: I'm passing because you and Andrew Bynum had good looks.
Bryant: Why did we have good looks?
Gasol: Because I'm a good facilitator.
Bryant: Yes. But Andrew and I are also thirsty to score.
Gasol: But I'm also thirsty to score.
Bryant: Not enough. You have to go. If I get double teamed and kick it to you, you're looking to pass the ball to other people. Put your head down and go to the basket.
Gasol: I'm just trying to do the right thing and follow Mike Brown's system. But the plays we run put the burden on you.
Bryant: That's because Brown's system is the Kobe System.
Gasol: So how do I score in the Kobe System?
Bryant: Easy. Be aggressive.
Gasol: Thank you.
Bryant: You're welcome.
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