Kobe Bryant Breaks Wilt’s Record, LA Lakers-NY Knicks Show Right & Wrong of NBA
On Sunday, Bryant notched 39 points to pass Wilt Chamberlain as the youngest player to hit the 20,000 mark. Even though a historic record was broken, the Lakers 95-90 win portrayed what’s right and wrong with the NBA. Below is a recap of a weird game …
It was a bizarre way for Kobe Bryant to break a record. Then again,
On Sunday, Bryant notched 39 points to pass Wilt Chamberlain as the youngest player to hit the 20,000 mark. Even though a historic record was broken, the Lakers 95-90 win portrayed what’s right and wrong with the NBA. Below is a recap of a weird game.
Mostly right, a little wrong …
Let’s start with Mamba, who was at his polarizing best on this wacky afternoon. Sure, he posted impressive numbers, dropping 39 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists.
But the second-half regressed into the
Only one other Laker, Andrew Bynum, hit double-figures, so the offense clearly regressed into find
The purple-and-gold must stick to their collectivist, ball-sharing ways to stay competitive out west. Bryant, love him or hate him, deserves praise for such an accomplishment. I only wish the record could have been part of a more significant and meaningful contest.
Half right, half wrong …
Jamal Crawford is from
Sunday was a perfect example of Crawford coming down with a case of Byron Scott disease. He went 0-for-7 in the first half, then 11-for-18 after the break to finish with 31 points.
But the eight year pro is averaging a career best 18.4 points and deserves praise for staying professional in such a chaotic atmosphere.
All wrong …
Unfortunately, Thomas and Dolan are destroying this great legacy. Against the Lakers,
This is in not an indictment on the NYC, but an indication on how dysfunctional things have become.
Right or wrong I don’t know …
I think Phil Jackson means the Lakers weren’t perfect.
"We did our normal thing. We asked the Lord’s prayer after a Sunday ballgame," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "Forgive us our sins and trespasses. We had some trespasses, there’s no doubt about it." (ESPN)
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