ESPN criticizes Kobe: the key ball is gone, don’t be a hero

ESPN criticizes Kobe: the key ball is gone, don’t be a hero
On November 28th, Beijing time, according to ESPN reports, the Los Angeles Lakers have not yet found a feeling of returning to the right track. ESPN believes that Kobe Bryant has a problem with his style of play. He is too independent and too inefficient.  Last week, the Lakers lost 115-136 to the Golden State Warriors. Kobe made 34 attempts in 31 minutes and finally got 44 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.After the game, Kobe was interviewed like a superhero talking about crime.ESPN believes that Kobe can no longer be as heroic as he was then. I would rather I don’t do that. Kobe said when he talked about his crazy shot, but you can’t sit back and watch the crime happen to you.  Kobe has thrown many hero balls in his career, and many of his highlights on various video sites belong to this type of goal.But after all, Kobe has been in the league for 19 years, he is no longer young.  Kobe’s recent performance also caused some discussion among teammates.For example, Nick Young said after the team lost to the Denver Nuggets 94-101: Kobe is ultimately Kobe, but no matter what, we have to find a way to throw the ball into it.  Kobe Bryant shot frantically and fought frequently in the fourth quarter, but his efficiency in the fourth quarter really became lower.In the Nuggets, Kobe Bryant’s last five shots, four of them were singles pulled off one by four, the last goal, he shot in front of 6-foot-8 Wilson Chandler, and Nick-Yang Zheng is in the air.After the game, Kobe still refused to admit defeat: I can have a better shot, but that shot is the one I have practiced throughout my career.  But Kobe also admitted that his legs were a little softer in the second half, and he needed to develop more leg strength.Byron Scott said he would cut Kobe’s playing time.  But in fact, Kobe’s problem is not so complicated, he just can’t maintain the hit rate.According to statistics, at the crucial moment (the last 5 minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime, the difference between the two sides does not exceed 5 points), Kobe’s shooting percentage is 36.4% (12 of 33 shots), which is lower than the league average (39.7%), even lower than his level in the last full season (2012-13 season) (42.6%).  To make matters worse, Kobe likes to take over the game at critical moments.Kobe’s current round occupancy rate is 36.8%, which is already a very high number in itself, enough to lead the league.But at a critical moment, Kobe’s turn occupancy rate soared to 52.1%, much higher than anyone in the league.  The problem is also here. The six people with the highest occupancy rate at the crucial moment of the season are Kobe Bryant (52.1%), Carmelo Anthony (46.3%), Gordon Hayward (40.2%), James Harden (40.1%), Reggie Jackson (39.9%) and LeBron James (38.6%).But Kobe’s true hit rate is the lowest, only 45.2%, the others are: Anthony 76.0%, Hayward 78.4%, Harden 71.5%, Jackson 49.5%, James 66.0%.  Simply put, no one takes more shot power than Kobe when the game is stuck-but no one is more iron than Kobe.  In fact, in the team, Bryant surpassed the top.At a critical moment, Kobe Bryant has made 33 shots, and the remaining Lakers have made 22 shots.In critical moments, Kobe is more than four times the number of any teammate.Jeremy Lin, who had the smallest gap with him, only shot 7 times.  Kobe is a tenacious attacker who will throw a lot of difficult balls. He is a superstar. Sometimes you have to give him freedom.Jeremy Lin said, let him do what he did before.Sometimes, you still need to find a way to maintain the pace of the game.  Sometimes, we rely too much on No. 24, Nick Young said, I believe everyone in this team, but I need more possession in subsequent games.  ESPN expert Baxter Holmes said that Kobe has played for the Lakers for nearly 20 years, and he may not give up his play until he retires.But in this case, Bryant will go to the end of his career like a hero.  This reminded him of a sentence in the movie “Batman: The Dark Knight”: either die as a hero, or live to the point that he was forced into a villain.(Grunt)