If you give Kobe Bryant space, he will make you pay.
That’s what Maccabi Haifa reminded us on Sunday night, when they took on the Lakers. Bryant had room to operate off the ball and the result was he put up 21 points on 10 shots, including hitting 4-of-6 from three. The Lakers went on to win easily 126-83.
This game was pretty much the dream of how Kobe could play this season. Of course, it’s also a dream to think he’s going to see defense like this very often this season as well.