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Video: Kobe Bryant’s ridiculous scoop layup Tuesday

May 9, 2012, 11:20 AM EDT

Tuesday night was one of those nights when the rest of the Lakers were passive at times, other guys were just missing shots so Kobe Bryant tries to step into the void for the Lakers. He’ll take that on. It leads to 43 points, but on a night when he is 9-21 shooting from beyond 10 feet. It leads to some spectacular moments — like the Jordanesque change of hands in the air layup he hit.

But more than his fans want to admit, these nights when Kobe tries to do it all fall short of wins. The Lakers would have lost without Kobe going off as well, but it’s not how the Lakers are going to win in the playoffs. They need a team effort. And they need Andrew Bynum not to get outplayed by JaVale McGee.

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - May 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    He wasn’t trying to do it all. He gave Bynum, SESSIONS, Blake and BARNES — as well as Gasol (when Kobe himself and Bynum were out of the game in both halves) EVERY opportunity to take care of business. They were content with letting that lead blossom to 15 in the 4th before he (as well as those two threes by Blake) took over.

    Stop it with the halfwit commentary. If Kobe hadn’t “done it all” late, the erstwhile Lakers were content with Denver winning by whatever amount it would have otherwise been.

  2. bostongiant - May 9, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Am I the only one who sees a blatant travel there?

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