Kobe Bryant’s play lately has been atrocious. Specifically, his shooting percentage has been directly the cause for the Lakers last three losses. He is simply shooting the team out of games by himself as his teammates continue to put in solid performances on very limited touches. So, it is for that reason that I’m not ready to call the Bulls Jimmy Butler ‘The Kobe Stopper’ after last nights Lakers vs. Bulls game. However, that’s not stopping Butler’s Chicago Bulls teammates:
Bulls players yelling ‘Kobe stopper’ to Jimmy Butler in locker room.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) January 22, 2013
But Butler wasn’t just ‘shutting down’ Kobe defensively, he was summoning the ghost of Michael Jordan’s past by giving Kobe one of the turnaround fadeaway jump shots that MJ became known for while in Chicago.
After another tough loss, and another ridiculously bad performance by ‘The Black Mamba’, Kobe decided to listen to some Beethoven to calm himself down. He is going to get sick of Beethoven pretty soon at this rate….