Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Is Kobe That Great?

Kobe Bryant is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of basketball, but tonight he set the record for the most misses in field goal attempts.
Yes, Kobe played a lot of years, and he is good, but I don't think he is great.
From ESPN: Kobe Bryant made history Tuesday, setting the NBA record for missed field goals.
The Los Angeles Lakers star set the mark with 6:22 left in the fourth quarter of a 107-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, when he missed a 14-foot fadeaway jumper from the left side, giving him 13,418 career missed field goals, one more than Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek.
Asked about the record, Bryant, who scored a game-high 28 points on 10-of-26 shooting and finished with 13,421 misses for his career, smiled and said he wasn't aware of it.
"Nah, I don't follow that stuff, man," he said.
How does he explain setting the mark?
"Well, I'm a shooting guard that's played 19 years," he said, shrugging and smiling. He later added, "Like I said, 'shooting' guard, 19th year."
Bryant, in his 19th NBA season, entered the game 13 missed field goals shy of the record. The 36-year-old guard now stands ahead of Havlicek, Elvin Hayes (13,296), Karl Malone (12,682), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (12,470) and Michael Jordan (12,345).   http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/11862042/kobe-bryant-los-angeles-lakers-sets-nba-record-missed-field-goals
Kobe has made 11,111 field goals and missed 13,421 misses for a 45.3%.
Michael Jordan was 12192-24537 for a 49.7%.
Kobe also had a 33.5% average for 3 point plays.

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