Those that know basketball understand that the Lakers aren’t entirely a lock for a championship this season. And the reason for that is Coach Mike Brown and his implementation of the Princeton Offense. Initially.
Keep in mind, Kobe isn’t used to relying or allowing others to direct the course of the game, much less in crucial possessions down the stretch. But with the Princeton Offense, he may have to relinquish that role in order for the team to thrive and succeed. Handing over the keys to the veteran Steve Nash seems like a safe move, especially since Kobe’s isolation offense is becoming more and more defendable these days.
So indirectly, Kobe, may very well be all that stands in the way of another banner rising up in Staples.