Originally Posted by DEWHICKEY
When did he quit against the Suns?
You really did not watch that game did you?
He had 23 points on 8/13 shooting in the first half and the team was down by 15.
Soooooo It's pretty clear him carrying that team on his back was not going to work. Even if he scored 50 and ended up shooting 16 of 26, they still would have lost.
Especially after he just went 50-8-5 on 57% shooting in Game 6, and they lost.
So what did he do? He tried to get Smush Parker, Lamar Odom & Kwame Brown rolling because that's what the team needed. They clearly were not going to win with Kobe taking all the shots even if he made over 50% of them. They needed other guys to contribute. He tried to do that, and it didn't work.