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Thanks for Nothing, Kobe!

The one time we needed you to come through, you choke. The one time you get the entire Bay Area on your side, you let us down.
Yeah, you got 50. But it was a bad 50.
What’s the point of getting 50 if you only score six in the fourth quarter? What does it profit to make 17 of 33 shots if you miss the last six you take?
Dog, how can you get only one assists in 48 minutes, especially after the Clippers were keying on stopping you from scoring? If you’re not going to put the ball in the basket, put your teammates in position to!
Now, the Warriors have to finish a game ahead of the Clippers to get in the playoffs. Now, the Warriors have to worry about tying with the Lakers for the eighth spot, a tie-breaker the Warriors will lose.
Dang it, Kobe! You’re killing me!

Marcus Thompson

  • beau

    everybody talks about how his teammates (odom etc) don’t step up for him, but how can they be expected to when he spends the whole game shooting over double and triple teams, often refusing to pass to open teammates. if they’ve spent the 1st 3 quarters watching him shoot, it’s a bit much to ask them to then come through in the clutch, and that’s why we see walton, odom et al clanging 3′s in the 4th. now’s the w’s only hope is win out, and hope either phoenix has the heart to play nash in their final game vs the clippers, or the lakers lose to phoenix and (somehow) either the kings or sonics. hope begins to dwindle.

  • Andrew Rosenblum

    I was at the game last night and it was striking how the Clippers really banded together down strech, with Cassell acting as a catalyst who kept getting the ball to Maggette who would then be fouled and make his free throws. In contrast, Kobe would shoot into a triple team. To be fair, Kobe did set up Odom and Walton for a couple of key 3s down the stretch, and they bricked them all. Oddly enough, the only other Laker shooting well was Smush Parker. But frankly, the Lakers looked like a one-star team that doesn’t play well as a unit. Andrew Bynum is too raw — Odom looks a step slow, and Walton is not at full-strength. With a quasi-functional Sam, however, the Clippers look kind of scary — they only barely lost to N.O. the other night in overtime. I think Cassell’s injuries are the biggest reason they’ve been so much worse this year. Even before Livingston got hurt, he was no Sam Cassell down the stretch.

    And yes, I can’t believe how the Lakers seem determined to screw us. On the other hand, wouldn’t it be sweet to see them drop into the lottery? It could happen!

  • The Wood

    Kobe can stick it to you in many ways!

  • kj

    You all talk about Kobe but Barron can’t carry his jock. When the playoffs start Don Nelson will show you why Dallas is on the verge of winning a title without him coaching. Yeah the Warriors might make the playoffs but it won’t mean anything when they get swept by the Mavericks. Their is no way Mark Cuban and his ego lose to Nelson. It has long been proven that runnig and gunning does not produce titles. In the playoffs every possession counts and the Warriors will wilt.

  • Tim Dickinson

    I can’t wait for the warrior/dallas game on tuesday. I think the clippers will get run out of the gym by phoenix, but I can’t see them losing to either Sacto or NOK. the only way the W’s make the playoffs is if they sweep their final three. And what a statement it would be to go into a 1/8 matchup with the eighth seeded Warriors having swept the season series with the world-leading Mavericks.

    My great fear is that the warriors will dispatch the KGless twolves, pull off the unimaginable sweep of the Mavs, and then get bombed in Portland on the final day of the season, spent on the back end of a back to back.

    But really, if you’re Dallas, can you think of a team you less like to face in Round 1 than the warriors. Sure, KJ, every posession counts, run and gun doesn’t cut it in the playoffs, but you’d have a W’s team with nothing to lose, playing loose, against a Mavs team aching for a title.

    Let me put it this way, I’d rather the W’s face the mavs than somehow sneak into 7th and have to match up with the suns…

  • Andrew Rosenblum

    KJ, how can you say that the Warriors making the playoffs “won’t mean anything” if they get swept out by the Mavericks? The Warriors haven’t been to the playoffs in 12 years — and frankly, haven’t even been close in 12 years. It would be a *huge* monkey off their back, even if they didn’t last long in the playoffs, as is typical of 8-seeds.

    And Tim is absolutely right that Dallas doesn’t want to see the Warriors in the playoffs. Mark Cuban, who who for some reason you credit for the Mav’s strength over Avery Johnson, has said he doesn’t understand why his team can’t beat the Warriors. I think they probably would figure it out in a first-round playoff, but it’d sure be exciting for long-suffering Ws fans even so!

  • Andrew Rosenblum

    KJ, how can you say that the Warriors making the playoffs “won’t mean anything” if they get swept out by the Mavericks? The Warriors haven’t been to the playoffs in 12 years — and frankly, haven’t even been close in 12 years. It would be a *huge* monkey off their back, even if they didn’t last long in the playoffs, as is typical of 8-seeds.

    And Tim is absolutely right that Dallas doesn’t want to see the Warriors in the playoffs. Mark Cuban, who who for some reason you credit for the Mav’s strength over Avery Johnson, has said he doesn’t understand why his team can’t beat the Warriors. I think they probably would figure it out in a first-round playoff, but it’d sure be exciting for long-suffering Ws fans even so!