Tuesday, January 24, 2006
81 for the Ages
I'm sorry, but I just can't get over this. This is just crazy!!!! If anyone has this recorded or something, save it for me because I just have to watch this whole game again sometime! Unbelievable performance! Dude, iTunes needs to make this available for download or something. The final score 122-104 ... with Kobe making 81 out of the 122 points for the Lakers.
As an NBA fan, I'm in awe ... but I'm thinking this must be bad for coaches who are trying to teach their teams about teamwork and not trying to be a one-man show ... I'm wondering how that's going to effect the culture of basketball, especially with a lot of the younger players having a "me-first" mentality to the game.
Many analysts blame this mentality to the reason why the USA "Dream?" Team didn't dominate (or even win the gold) in the last Olympics. But again, as a fan, you love seeing games like this ... but as a coach it must sting a little (and I'm sure the opponents are also still feeling the sting!).