Originally Posted by Doranku
In what world is a 7 seed losing to a 2 seed "choking"? Yeah, they were up 3-1.. because Kobe hit a game tying shot and a game winning shot in Game 4 to put the series there.
Then he proceeded to shoot 50+% in the remaining 3 games including a 50 point outburst in a game that they were one rebound away from winning.
That's not choking, sorry.
Three opportunities to close out a series.
Three strike-outs including a 17 point loss and a 21 point loss.
But hey, I guess only higher seeds can choke, not lower ones, so even if an 8th seed is up by 19 with 3 minutes left, it wouldn't be considered a choke