Antawn Jamison says Kobe Bryant asks his teammates to yell at him when he sees ‘nothing but that bas

most viewed right now
 140
Video inside AllHipHop.Com Examines Allegations Of Taxstone's Involvement In Troy Av..
46 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 110
Image(s) inside Love_amarie
42 comments
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 110
Video inside The verdict is in: Troy ave ..not guilty!!!
121 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 85
Video inside Dmx tells u why jayz is so disliked by his peers
84 comments
@hiphop

section   (0 bx goons and 1 bystanders) Share this on Twitter   Share this on Facebook
 

Props Slaps
 3 years ago '12        #1
11171 pageviews
104 comments


ThePainkiller 318 heat pts318
space
avatar space
space
$59,918 | Props total: 380 380
Antawn Jamison says Kobe Bryant asks his teammates to yell at him when he sees ‘nothing but that bas
 

 
In a remarkably short interview with ESPN’s Max and Marcellus Show on Wednesday, Los Angeles Lakers forward Antawn Jamison managed to cram about a lifetime’s worth of insight into the mind of one Kobe Bean Bryant. Insight into his sometimes-charming, often-infuriating, usually-game tilting tunnel vision when it comes to locking in on the rim, and ignoring the nine other players that happen to share the court with the future Hall of Famer.


Jamison, who has played a major part in Los Angeles’ recent 19-8 run toward respectability, pulled no punches in both praising Kobe’s abilities as a team leader, and instincts as one of the more fearsome gunners in NBA history. As transcribed by Dave McMenamin at ESPN Los Angeles:


"Kobe will tell you," Jamison said. "He's like, 'Look, you guys as my teammates, yell at me. Let me know that you're open because I'm so programmed,' and this guy has told me this, 'I see nothing but that basket. You could be open, there could be three guys on me, but the only thing I see is that basket so you have to tell me, Look, I was open. Or yell at me mid-play. That doesn't affect me at all and I respect that.' "

[pic - click to view]




Jamison said the veteran-laden roster has adapted to Bryant's style and the players have no problem with confronting the five-time champion.


"I think the thing we've seen in the past was most teammates might have been afraid to come to him or express, 'Kob' I was open,' or, 'That's not what we drew up,' " Jamison said. "The thing I like about this team, Steve Nash -- who is a Hall of Famer -- and Dwight [Howard] as well, Dwight and Kobe have gotten into shouting matches on the bench because Dwight will be like, 'Kob', that's your rotation. Get there.' And after the game he'll be like, 'Appreciate it, big fella. I needed that.' "

[pic - click to view]




(Ahahahaha, Kobe Bryant’s old man defense is so bad that even Dwight Howard can call him out.)

Bryant, in spite of the presence of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, is leading the NBA in shots per game attempts for the third straight season – and if the trend continues he will have topped the league in this particular stat in six out of the last eight years.



This is only a dis, though, when Bryant is taking bad shots. In 2011 and 2012, sure, Kobe seemed obsessed with pump fakes and long two-point jumpers, chucking away despite the presence of Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol’s high-efficiency impact. This season? His shooting percentage has gone way up, despite a Laker offense that is still finding its way, and though his free throw attempts are at about the same rate Bryant is mixing in far more drives and less contested bombs. He’s also back to shooting around 34 percent from behind the three-point arc, a sub-average but still respectable mark.

Despite the ball-hog criticism, though, it’s important to remind fans that Bryant routinely leads all shooting guards in a.ssists per game. It’s true that Kobe’s big per-game numbers are partly a function of him dominating the ball quite a bit, but he leads all off guards in a.ssists per game this season (at 5.8 a game) by a wide margin over Dallas O.J. Mayo at second place, and that’s with a five-time a.ssists per game leader in Steve Nash working alongside him. Nobody rips on Kobe more than me for not taking a page out of the Michael Jordan-playbook and submitting to work off the ball more, but these are numbers that cannot be ignored.

Jamison, in the interview, made a point to talk up Bryant’s obsession with getting basketball just right:


"It's great to be with him," Jamison said. "I love a guy who expects so much from his teammates. He pushes his teammates. After games, we're traveling, guys are on their laptops, their iPads, watching movies, listening to music, this guy is watching film. He's breaking down situations. I'll be watching a movie, he'll tap me like, 'Come here.' He'll dissect plays like, 'This is what we got to do, me and you got to get this going.' I mean, this guy eats, sleeps basketball and the only thing he wants to do is to win another championship and I've never seen anybody as focused, as dedicated as Kobe."

[pic - click to view]



Jamison has enjoyed a needed resurgence, averaging double-figure points for the Lakers in February and March despite playing around 24 minutes a contest, making 48 percent of his shots and over 40 percent of his three-pointers. Antawn’s ability to finish broken plays is a needed a.sset for a Laker team that is working with a coach that didn’t have a training camp to work through, and a point guard coming off of (basically) a broken leg. His production has been incredibly important.



What’s driving the Lakers to the playoffs, though, is Bryant’s turnaround. And not those turnaround jumpers he used to make 38 percent of in 2011 and 2012. Through one of the wilder NBA seasons we’ve seen, Kobe Bryant’s production has remained steadfast; save for a few wintertime blips. The Lakers may not have the championship mixture in place until Howard gets healthy and Mike D’Antoni figures out just how to put this all together, but the biggest reason they’ll play past the second week of April is Kobe Bryant’s insistence on getting this right.

This year, at least, it has been worth the occasional programmed heave at the rim. Kobe Bryant is having a fantastic season, and all of basketball is better off for his obsession.

[pic - click to view]

 Y! SPORTS

most viewed right now
 30
35 comments
top in thotties
top in section
 29
18 comments
top in gear
top in section
 20
49 comments
top in games

 

 
 
 
 3 years ago '05        #2
T.O.N.Y. 3633 heat pts3633
space
avatar space
space
$66,704 | Props total: 3238 3238
Kobe is a fu*king clown fu*k he talmbout
 
 3 years ago '05        #3
StateProperty88 32 heat pts32
space
avatar space
space
$36,321 | Props total: 689 689
let the kobe stan circle jerk commence
 
 03-21-2013, 01:19 PM         #4
Youngin19 
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
exactly why Bron is better than him...this ain't fu*kin 1 on 1. Bron sees the whole floor and anticipates where the open man will be
 
 3 years ago '12        #5
OC123 172 heat pts172
space
avatar space
space
$22,006 | Props total: 80 80
i wonder who sons kobe the most, dwight or metta world peace
 
 3 years ago '04        #6
Cheeze 496 heat pts496
space
avatar space
space
$31,686 | Props total: 1 1
They must get hoarse
 
 3 years ago '05        #7
klew 227 heat pts227
space
avatar space
space
$8,990 | Props total: 0 0
So you're telling me this whole time we thought Kobe was taking bad shots, he didn't know he was being triple/quadruple teamed?
 
 3 years ago '05        #8
iggyemu 
space
avatar space
space
$22,920 | Props total: 1053 1053
Pretty sure he has tunnel vision and tunnel hearing. Cuz if they yelling he ain't hearing em.
 
 3 years ago '09        #9
Anahuac 53 heat pts53
space
avatar space
space
$14,563 | Props total: 1532 1532
Hellen Keller of the league
 
 3 years ago '05        #10
PussyFiend 
space
avatar space
space
$5,364 | Props total: 124 124
 
 3 years ago '06        #11
Storchaveli 86 heat pts86
space
avatar space
space
$26,992 | Props total: 188 188
After games, we're traveling, guys are on their laptops, their iPads, watching movies, listening to music, this guy is watching film. He's breaking down situations. I'll be watching a movie, he'll tap me like, 'Come here.' He'll dissect plays like, 'This is what we got to do, me and you got to get this going.' I mean, this guy eats, sleeps basketball and the only thing he wants to do is to win another championship and I've never seen anybody as focused, as dedicated as Kobe."



 Youngin19 said:
exactly why Bron is better than him...
Count the rings, kid. Also, Bron's game is basically built around him bullying himself into the basket (which is not necessarily a bad thing given his body type) but Kobe is a pure basketball player. Kobe's skill set >>> LeBron's. And I don't even hate Bron like that.
 
 3 years ago '11        #12
Kobane 153 heat pts153
space
avatar space
space
$13,992 | Props total: 462 462
Nothing but Mamba
 
 03-21-2013, 02:34 PM         #13
DrX 
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
thats the difference between him and bron...bron makes the pass
 
 3 years ago '11        #14
ZeusSlaps 768 heat pts768
space
avatar space
space
$27,155 | Props total: 1153 1153
 Storchaveli said:
Kobe's skill set >>> LeBron's
 
 3 years ago '09        #15
Im Soo Special 63 heat pts63
space
space
space
$18,261 | Props total: 927 927
 
 3 years ago '05        #16
Bea5T 136 heat pts136
space
avatar space
space
$20,487 | Props total: 20 20
 DrX said:
thats the difference between him and bron...bron makes the pass
Kobe is averaging almost 6 a.ssists

Shooting guards aren't supposed to shoot now?
 
 3 years ago '06        #17
droid3000 747 heat pts747
space
avatar space
space
$20,265 | Props total: 2909 2909
 MicRaFhone said:
Better than him? LOL youre not to smart are you? Stats & Rings dont lie. LBJ has a LONG way to go..
 Storchaveli said:





Count the rings, kid. Also, Bron's game is basically built around him bullying himself into the basket (which is not necessarily a bad thing given his body type) but Kobe is a pure basketball player. Kobe's skill set >>> LeBron's. And I don't even hate Bron like that.
still holding on to the past
 
 3 years ago '11        #18
Bullet22 70 heat pts70
space
avatar space
space
$9,673 | Props total: 1124 1124
 StateProperty88 said:
let the kobe stan circle jerk commence
What's funny is you were in here before Kobe stans
 
 3 years ago '09        #19
The Bully 313 heat pts313
space
space
space
$43,290 | Props total: 6493 6493
you'd think with that locked-in tunnel vision and close relationship he has with hoop he'd be able to convert more than 47% of his shots at least once in his career
 
 3 years ago '13        #20
EZ Green 37 heat pts37
space
avatar space
space
$5,967 | Props total: 2249 2249
You cant question the mans dedication tho.
 
Home      
  
 

 






most viewed right now
 58
Image(s) inside Sutton Tennyson is the guy who shot LOAD in Angela Simmions He's 6'5 c..
125 comments
18 hours ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 56
Image(s) inside This Tony Yayo post on IG got me dyin :dead:
31 comments
21 hours ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 49
Video inside This cube test will tell you everything about your personality..
68 comments
2 days ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 24
Video inside Largest Stone Sculptures Of Ancient Egypt: 12,000yrs old?
46 comments
2 days ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 24
A collection of Taxstone's L's
153 comments
2 days ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 20
Video inside WTF!! Planet Aid Scam
30 comments
2 days ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 15
Image(s) inside May 28 - More Young Adults Live With Parents Than Not—for the First Ti..
230 comments
2 days ago
@news
most viewed right now
 15
Kevin Gates Recites FULL verse from QURAN in ARABIC
118 comments
2 days ago
@hiphop
back to top
register contact Follow BX @ Twitter Follow BX @ Facebook search BX privacy