Kobe isn't the closer anymore...

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    Kobe isn't the closer anymore...

    Game 2, 4th quarter.....Kobe missed his last 5 shots

    Game 4, 4th quarter.....Kobe shoots 2-10

    combined 2-15 at crunch time in close games..one on the road...one at home.......13%

    at least he is still clutch at the free throw line...but he does get a lot of calls for a jump shooter....ah, the Jordan rules....the number one reason the NBA has changed so much in the last 25 or so years..
     
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    of course, the biggest change in history took place way back in '54....the shot clock era arrived....and so did the Boston Celtics.....
     
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    But that is not true.  It is just his first year struggling in the 4th quarter for this year playoff.  If he continue to do that next year, then we can say that he isnt the closer of the team.

    For now, we should just worry about the Celtics and hopefully they win it all!!
     
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    ESPN put it out there the other day.....in the last 10 seconds of a game with the chance to ether go for the tie or the win, Kobe hasn't made that shot since the 2006 playoffs....
     
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    Kobe's reputation as a closer has always exceeded the reality of his actual performance at the end of games.  If you take enough shots in the 4th you are bound to make some memorable ones.  He is a Hall of Famer, but is vastly overrated as a "closer".
     
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    plus ESPN goes crazy and it's all over the place......
     
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    In response to "Re: Kobe isn't the closer anymore...": [QUOTE]Kobe's reputation as a closer has always exceeded the reality of his actual performance at the end of games.  If you take enough shots in the 4th you are bound to make some memorable ones.  He is a Hall of Famer, but is vastly overrated as a "closer". Posted by pcmIV[/QUOTE] You're spot on. Proof is in his crunch time stats, which have always been below average.
     
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    Agree with some of you that he have never made a big shot at the end.  But he just keep pouring points in the 4th quarter until he finally gave the ball to someone else at the end to make a huge shot at the end such as Fisher, Horry, Artest, etc.

    Samething with Pierce who most of the time just pour points until Allen make a clutch three points shots to put the game away!!


     
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    In Response to Re: Kobe isn't the closer anymore...:
    [QUOTE]But that is not true.  It is just his first year struggling in the 4th quarter for this year playoff.  If he continue to do that next year, then we can say that he isnt the closer of the team. For now, we should just worry about the Celtics and hopefully they win it all!!
    Posted by GoUconn13[/QUOTE]

    As a Laker fan I have to say your wrong.  Kobe has been low in the crunch time for some years now.  If you don't believe me check the internet.  It has been posted many times.  Kobe is WAY down the list simply because he shoots no matter what.
     
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    Re: Kobe isn't the closer anymore...

    Kobe is one of the best in the league shooting difficult shoots, but...

    ...he is still worse then an above average closer taking and uncontested shoot at the end (like Fisher). Taking a contested fade-away from the corner close to the 3 point land is a bad shoot, period. Kobe is doing them at a hight percentage for a shot like this, but it is still is a bad shot. If he would pass the ball, just 1 of 3-4 times he would have been a great closer. He has everthing in my opinion, skill-set, will to take the shoot and also the nerves (shown by his ft % in the crunch), just his ego is in his way.

    But on the positive side: His legacy is still there. He shoots soo much, that his few makes let him look great in the ESPN highlights.
     
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