Kobe Will Have to Carry the Lakers… Again January 15, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
Just when the Lakers were playing team basketball and it seemed like they were clicking on all cylinders, the team was dealt a devastating blow. Lakers center Andrew Bynum is expected to miss 8 weeks with a knee injury.
Bynum was having a great season. His 13 points and 10 rebounds per game were making Laker management seem like geniuses. Bynum’s play was taking the load off of Kobe Bryant who had to carry the Lakers almost every game last season. Now, there is going to be a big void in the middle, especially on the defensive end.
On Monday, the Lakers pushed their winning streak to seven games, beating the Seattle Supersonics 123-121 in overtime. Bryant had a season high 48 points, but took 44 shots. Hopefully, someone on the Lakers will step up for the Lakers and fill the void until Bynum gets back, but with those players most likely being Kwame Brown and Ronny Turiaf, it’s going to be a long 8 weeks for Kobe.