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Kobe rules with 49, wake up Nuggets

by james on April 24th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Now the Denver Nuggets do not play a whole lot of defense with the exception of maybe Marcus Camby, but that did not stop them from talking smack to Kobe Bryant.

By halftime the Nuggets were signing guys from the stands to guard Kobe Bryant.

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What were they thinking?

So there was J.R. Smith standing next to Bryant Wednesday night, yapping away.

Bryant grinned. Then he took the ball and Smith to the rim, bumping the Nuggets guard back as he banked in a tough layup and collected the foul. Bryant simply shook his head as he stepped to the foul line and swished the last of his 49 points.


You just do not want to make Kobe angry. He reacts.

Unable to guard Bryant, they choose instead to anger him. Kenyon Martin ran his mouth on Sunday and Smith followed by opening his Wednesday. Bryant punished them both, along with everyone else the Nuggets threw at him, leading the Lakers to a 122-107 victory that gave them a 2-0 advantage in the teams’ first-round playoff series.

Kenyon Martin thought he had done a masterful job on Kobe in game one and talked about it constantly. Kobe did not take too kindly to that.

Bryant naturally didn’t see it the same way, and he didn’t need long Wednesday to show why, scoring 20 points in the first quarter alone. He made 10 consecutive shots during one stretch as the Nuggets shuffled through defenders, moving from Martin to Linas Kleiza to Smith.

“The way he was going,” Allen Iverson said, “we could have put 10 people on the court and probably not been able to stop him.”

The next two games are in Denver and the Nuggets better wake up and close their mouths.

NBA Basketball special comment What is Denver thinking bragging about holding Kobe to 32 or yakking at him during the game. Kobe Bryant will eat you alive.

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2 opinions for Kobe rules with 49, wake up Nuggets

  • Rondale Silas
    Apr 25, 2008 at 10:07 am

    kobe Bryant was not only D-ably unstoppable, but he was one point shy from beating his NBA Playoff record of 50 points. This man comes on the court evert night with that “I Refuse to Lose” mentality, as though him and his family will never have another meal to eat and starv to death. And players know that when Kobe Bryant steps on the court, like Steven A. Smith says “Quite Frankly” he’s come to play! That is why Kobe also deserves to win MVP. Their are alot of other arguably phenominal young and upcoming candidates such as Chris Paul, Lebron James and un-mentioned Dwight Howard who averages 20.7 PPG, 14.2 RPG and leads the NBA in shots blocked. but what veteran do u know comes in day-in and day-out everytime giving his coaches and team mates all he’s got, while getting them involved and making them better. Now if that dose’nt make him an MVP, well it for sure hands down makes him a “Legend”.

  • james
    Apr 28, 2008 at 5:30 am

    Oh, Kobe is for real. That is for sure.

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