Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever
If Kobe TRULY cared about winning and was as great as some people think he is.... he should be smart enough to understand that taking 24 shots/gm when you have 2 of the league's best big men on your team probably isn't the best idea....
Kobe's extra shots this season are being stolen from the perimeter scrubs, not the bigs.
Pau's usage rate is the same it was last year.
Bynum's usage rate is up considerably and he's taking more shots than ever.
You need some balance in your offence. You can't just pound it inside non-stop. There's been an increase in the number of perimeter shots Kobe takes because he is stealing them from the scrubs.
I don't particularly like Kobe, but I'd rather he shoot the ball than that terrible supporting cast. Somebody has to shoot from the outside. You have to keep the defence honest, or they'll just constantly collapse.