Back before Kobe’s career all but ended in 2012, Kobe Bryant Baby Yoda Black Mamba Basketball shirt he was an offensive superstar. He could be counted on to take (and make) tough shots in crunch time. He could find and press a matchup advantage over whoever was guarding him, often creating great looks for team-mates. He was the focus of the opposing teams’ game plan, giving team-mates freedom to play. Being able to “just play your game” is a huge advantage in hoops. The pressure wasn’t you face at any given moment isn’t uncomfortable. By definition, you’re not placed in a position to fail. Because of Kobe’s gravity (again, back in the day), there were usually a lot of easy scoring opportunities for his teammates. When players score, they tend to play easier and better.
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Defensively, things weren’t quite as fun. Kobe Bryant Baby Yoda Black Mamba Basketball shirt Kobe did a lot of freelancing and ball-watching in his superstar days, so everyone had to help clean-up his mistakes. He also pouted when he didn’t get calls, didn’t always sprint back in transition, and took some possessions off (which always aggravates the team). There were times where Kobe played elite, lock-down defense, but he didn’t do that every game. And then there’s Kobe himself. He’s not a nice guy, at least if you believe the comments about him. He’s allegedly called everyone who played PG for the Lakers “fish,” whether they were Derek Fisher or not. He humiliated lesser team-mates daily (Smush Parker probably still needs counseling after the abuse he took from Kobe). He was rude, isolated, unfriendly, etc.