Posts Tagged ‘lakers’

R.I.P. Dr Jerry Buss (January 27th- 1933 – Feb 19, 2013)

Dr. Jerry Buss

Gerald Hatten "Jerry" Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013) was an American businessman, real estate investor, and a former chemist. He was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team along with other professional sports franchises in Southern California. Announced as a member of the 2010 induction class of the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 5, 2010, he was formally enshrined as a contributor to the sport on August 13 of that same year.

Basketball Trash talking at it’s best!!

I am not sure how many people saw this but it was mentioned by the crew calling the game during the Lakers and Nuggets game tonight so I just had to look it up. And I have to say that trash talking on the court never leaves you not even when you leave the court and don’t play anymore!! The setup is Cheryll Miller was supposed to do a pre-game and halftime show with Scott Pollard. Obviously his plane was late getting in and he missed both and Cheryll was not happy. This is classic!!!

Air or Kobe? The debate heats up

Kobe Bryant just completed a string in March that was quite extraordinary, over a span of 4 games her scored an unbelievable 225 points in 4 games the only person to exceed those numbers was Wilt Chamberlain who’s numbers are off the chart.

Kobe’s Run (March 2007)
3/16 Portland Trailblazers: 65 points
3/18 Minnesota Timberwolves: 50 points
3/22 Memphis Grizzlies: 60 points
3/23 New Orleans/OK City Hornets: 50 points

So The question becomes again is Kobe catching up to Michael Jordan ? Or (perish the thought) is Kobe even better then his airness. When Michael Jordan was amazing NBA crowds in the late 80’s and early 90’s putting up numbers like no one had ever seen it was unconceivable to think that anyone would ever be able to come close to that but here we are 10 years later and Kobe’s scoring numbers are right there and in some ways better, so lets take a look at the overall numbers and career stats for both players. have always said that not only was Michael Jordan an amazing player but he did something else that set him apart he was consistently good over many years which certified his greatness. By taking a look at his numbers you should be able to make the same inference.

Here is the spreadsheet here, comparing Kobe and MJ’s careers

Now I know Kobe’s career is far from over and he may yet even surpass what he has accomplished so far, after all most people agree that Micheal Jordan did not reach his peak until he was 30 years old, Kobe is still a year away form reaching that age and if you take a look at the current reigning MVP (2 years running, who is again in the running for MVP) Steve Nash is in his early 30’s. So Where do we begin in the Kobe and Air debate? Well I like to look at the career scoring avg and field goal percentage