Monday, January 19, 2009

Week 2: Question of the Week

Which current NBA player would you have take the game-winning shot?

Kris said:

There is only one current NBA player I would trust to have the ball at the end of the game; Kobe Bryant. Bryant has constantly proven himself in pressure situations; be it the NBA Playoffs, the regular season, or the Olympics. He is always calm and it seems as though his field goal percentage rises at the end of games. In my opinion, Kobe Bryant is the most dangerous player in clutch situations.
I chose Kobe Bryant over the likes of Lebron James and Dwayne Wade because of the 2008 Olympics Gold-Medal Game. Spain was close to making a comeback against the heavily favored Team USA and the game was shaping up to be another upset at the Olympics. But then, Kobe Bryant steps up and hits a three-pointer while getting fouled in the fourth quarter. That four-point play was the biggest play of the game because it turned the momentum in favor of Team USA.
If you need more reasons, then remember Game 4 of the 2000 NBA Finals when Shaquille O’Neal fouled out in overtime against the Indiana Pacers. Kobe Bryant carried the team and scored eight points in the extra period. Also, remember Game 4 of the 2006 First Round Playoffs; Suns vs. Lakers. Kobe makes the game-winning shot over 2 Phoenix Suns players in overtime. I can go on and on with this list, but I think I will stop it here for now.

Week 2: Game of The Week

This week game of the week has to go to King V.S. Warriors at Oakland last Wednesday. Both teams had a combined win of 21 wins total this season together, not very impressive but the fact that both team played a very competitive game and bringing the game all the way to triple over time deserved game of the week. Both team combined for 268 points for the night, definitely a high scoring game. Game ball goes to Brad Miller, scoring 30 points shooting 10-20, just at 50 percent, dominating the paint with 22 boards, shooting 9 for 9 at the line, 2 steals, and 1 block.

Week 2: NBA Player of the Week

Mike G Said:
Yes, it's about that time: time for another installment of NBA Player of the Week!
This week was a tough one! With so many players having such phenomenal weeks, there was an over-abundance of deserving candidates, including the likes of LeBron James, Vince Carter, Andre Iguodala, and even Paul Millsap. But when it comes down to the come down, there were two players that stood above the rest: Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. However, there can only be one.
And this week’s winner for NBA Player of the Week goes to.............Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant! Though it was a close call, Bryant is the rightful successor to the throne. He led the Lakers to an impressive 3-1 record for the week, with wins over Golden State, Indiana, and Miami. And might I add, with his 28.8 scoring average, Kobe still leads the Western Conference in PPG. Not bad, Kobe. Not bad.

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