2013 has to go down as on of his greatest seasons. Dude was being regular Kobe at first then turned into a human torch the second half of the season to will the Lakers towards the playoffs. So. Many. Incredible. Moments.
Adding to the great moments already mentioned are the 25 point comeback against the Hornets, dunk on Josh Smith, breaking Klays ankles, then Later in that same game shooting 2 highly contested 3s before he finally tore his Achilles. The AMNESTY THAT game against Cuban, turning into Kobe Johnson one game, then dropping 40 the next, then doing both at the same time.
Originally Posted by tyisny
Kobe doesn't get hurt in 2013, we make the playoffs & probably still lose to the spurs, but i do think we would have been competitive in the series. Kobe coming off a damn near career year, While being much more willing to pass could have really lured more FA's
That's debatable. Lakers were on fire to close out the season (28-12) and Kobe was the one leading the charge. Chemistry seemed to be alright, players accepted their roles, Dantoni modified his style, Parker was playing injured, and Ginobili just came back from injury playing the first round on a minutes restriction. We had a very good shot. We would have faced a younger Warriors team the next round who had already over achieved and had rookie Green and Barnes, didnt have Iggy yet, and people were just starting to realize how goo Curry was. A health 2013 Lakers could've taken that too.
We would've lost against OKC in the WCF though.
A WCF exit might've changed Dwight 's FA decision.