Originally Posted by 6 for 24
My InsideHoops brothers & sisters:
This is a wonderful discussion! Now here in Mozambique, we did not receive the NBA broadcasts during the time you refer to, but I can only assume this Cleveland team was horrible, yes? So the question is, can the great Kobe Bryant take a horrible team to the championship trophy?
I am no expert on the basketball, but, from the many hours I have watched Kobe Bryant, I would say yes, emphatically! I believe, so long as there are players that are willing to give Kobe the ball, the ball will find its way to the cylinder, awarding the points necessary to be victorious.
For example, let us look at this season. Again, it is difficult for me to follow the broadcasts due to the inclement weather and the lions, but from my understanding, Kobe has quite horrible teammates this year. And yet it seems his team is again the favorites to win the championship title! This is quite remarkable!
So, yes, yes, one thousand times yes!
the problem here is
those cleveland teams won more games than any heat team thus far
and lebron is supposed to be better now than ever
so if it truly was ALL lebron... then the heat with 10 times better a linup should have resulted in atleast a few 60 win seasons by now...
but the truth is.. those cleveland teams werent built on offense. they were a defensive power house
they were like the bulls are now or with rose ... it didnt really matter that they had less offensive fire power
so yes. kobe could easly have won with those cleveland teams. all they were really missing was a guy who could perform in 4th quarters and keep composure in the playoffs... lebron lost his mind and tried doing too much. then choked when the the bright lights were on him
only in 2012 did lebron finally come out of his shell