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Old 02-23-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Kobe: Miami is the bar against which we measure ourselves

http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2013/0...ot-a-question/

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“We will make the playoffs,” he said. “And we will compete. And part of the reason I have that confidence is the Miami game. We had control of the game. That was no fluke. We were playing very, very well. We were reading the defense, making the extra pass.
“OK, they have two great players [LeBron James and Dwyane Wade] who scored eight straight buckets and took control of the game. But we were right there. We can do it.”

Kobe didn't use OKC, Spurs, Clips or even Memphis to measure his team's strength. he used Miami. let that sink in for a while.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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What can we say?

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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Kinda insulting to compare Miami to a lottery team
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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I don't see that quote in there?
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:12 PM   #5
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"We were right there"
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: Kobe: Miami is the bar against which we measure ourselves

"We hang in there with D'Antoni as a coach, this team has a lot of potential"
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:30 PM   #7
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"We were right there"

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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Default Re: Kobe: Miami is the bar against which we measure ourselves

"We could of made playoffs" he said "And we competed. And part of the reason I had that confidence was our start of the season. We played well and had control of standings in our hands. That was no fluke. We were playing very, very well. We were playing the defense, making them shots.
"Ok, West has 8 great teams who won some straight games at the end of the regular season and took control of the standings. But we were right there. We could of done it."
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:33 PM   #9
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Default Re: Kobe: Miami is the bar against which we measure ourselves

Look at all these guys... Teams(Players,staff, GM, etc) always use themselves and compare their team to the defending champs. When have you started watching basketball? Yesterday?
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #10
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Yes, Miami won the title last year + made finals year before. You measure up with them, Lakers were right there but some lucky 50 - 50 plays tipped the balance to the heat.
Also the heat brought their A game against the lakers.If they were coasting like they do in other games, they would have lost by 10 - 15 points
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #11
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As they should!
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #12
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Yes, Miami won the title last year + made finals year before. You measure up with them, Lakers were right there but some lucky 50 - 50 plays tipped the balance to the heat.
Also the heat brought their A game against the lakers.If they were coasting like they do in other games, they would have lost by 10 - 15 points
Lakers season being reduced to moral victories in double digit loses to the Heat
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:29 PM   #13
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What does that make the wizards
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:38 PM   #14
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Lakers season being reduced to moral victories in double digit loses to the Heat
You'll be rooting for a new team come 2015. Let that sink in.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #15
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This reply to the article is funny:

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February 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm
even though I too believe they’ll make it, the miami example is pretty funny… “Ok they have two great players that we couldn’t stop but other than that we totally stopped them!” it’s kind of miami’s thing to have opponents hang around only to kill them in the 4th. so… yeah. I was almost as fast as usain bolt for the first second until he ran out of sight. but I was right there!
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