Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant may be the best and most talented player on his team's roster, but does that mean he is also the most pivotal figure in the Lakers' quest for the 2012 NBA championship? The Lakers' Game 3 demolition at the hands of the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the NBA playoffs may suggest otherwise. Bryant led the Lakers in scoring with 22 points on 7-of-23 shooting from the field, which was a far cry from his 31- and 38-point performances in the first two games of the series.
Kobe Bryant's Lakers are 4-1 without him. However, with Bryant, Los Angeles can kiss its dreams for the NBA championship goodbye. Don't misunderstand—Bryant is a great player. With 28 points per game, the NBA's second-best shooting ... Read Post
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant may still be the best player on the team's roster, but center Andrew Bynum is arguably wresting away the distinction of the Lakers' most dominant player. I say arguably because Bryant is having a... Read Post