Kobe System all about adaptation
If there's someone who needs to learn about the Kobe System the most, well, it's Kobe Bryant's teammates.
Aside from his spectacular scoring, the Lakers' offense hardly looks pretty. Mike Brown's system looks horribly unorganized. No one consistently makes the right reads and cuts. And the whole idea that the Lakers upgraded their outside shooting by adding Jason Kapono and Troy Murphy and having an improved Steve Blake remains hogwash.
Add everything up and the numbers don't lie. The Lakers haven't scored 100 points for 11 consecutive games. The only time they fared worse happened in the 2002-03 season, when Shaquille O'Neal famously healed his toe on "company time" and saw his teammates lose 12 straight. The Lakers shoot a league-worst. 25.6% from three-point range. And forward Pau Gasol continues to regress in the post partly because he's moving away from it.
So forget about Bryant's telling Aziz Ansari in his new Nike ad about evolving his attack mentality from quick to strong. The Lakers star should stress that to his teammates. But considering the system and the aging roster Bryant has around him, it won't be as easy for the Lakers to execute as it would be just for them to wear Bryant's shoes.
-- Mark Medina
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