Kobe really, really needs to stop shooting 3s. Take a page out of the Lebron/Wade book, and just stop.
“Kobe isn’t Lebron, 5 rings.” No, I’m not saying Kobe is Lebron.
“It will get better, it’s not that bad, you’re overreacting.” No I’m not overreacting to a young season.
Right now Kobe is 9 for 48 from three.. 18.8% (obviously worst of his career). Think about how horrible that is. Keep thinking.. yea it’s pretty damn horrible.
He won’t keep shooting that bad, but think about the whole picture. Kobe has a fucked up wrist. He’s shooting 4.4 threes a game. Why? He just jacks em up. Kobe, just stop. As fucked as his wrist is, as bad as his turnovers (3.9TOpg, 2nd worst of his career) and three shooting is.. he’s marvelous from midrange. I’m sure you’ve noticed while watching. It just seems like he doesn’t miss from midrange. Kobe this year is 59-113 from midrange (outside the paint, inside 3).. that’s 52.2%. That’s amazing. That’s his game right now. It’s effective. Keep going to it. Stop with the longball.
Also Kobe’s usage right now is higher than his usage in 05-06 (81pt season)… which is the all time highest usage of any player since 1980 (when it started being tracked). With the messed up wrist, with the compacted season, with Gasol/Bynum on this team… why? But that’s for another time.
What I’m trying to say is… Kobe, after last night’s game, you’re shooting 46% on the year, which is one of your better years. Kobe you are shooting over 8 free throws a game, which is 5th highest in the league (behind Bron, Dwight, Melo, and Love).. and which is AMAZING for a guy shooting jumpers all day. Man, just cut down on the 3 ball. I didn’t mean it earlier when I said stop… but take maybe 2 less per game. A couple open ones a game. Maybe a bailout or heat check. But let’s just stop jacking up 3s and get your efficiency to where it’s never been and where it can be.