Thursday , Mar , 26 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Ryan Hollins: Kobe Doesn’t Trust the Team

Hollins went so far as to provide some insight on how the Mavs could succeed as an 8 seed against the Lakers, whom he acknowledged were the team to beat. The key: Take advantage of Kobe’s selfishness.

"Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in the game, and I think sometimes he has issues trusting his teammates," said Hollins, who probably saw a lot of Lakers games while playing college ball at UCLA. "Maybe we catch them off guard, kind of get Kobe into playing a little one-on-one or doing a little too much, I think we’ve got a shot at them definitely."

It seems like a player should have a minimum of one minute’s worth of playoff experience before saying anything that could land on the bulletin board of the defending conference champions, doesn’t it?