After the Lakers took down the Sixers Sunday night, Kobe Bryant opened up with the media, and answered any critics that say he's a ball hog. From ESPN's Lakers reporter Dave McMenamin:
"I wouldn't say I'm a ball hog. I'm a shooter. I don't necessarily hog the ball, but I put them up though. I definitely much rather shoot it than pass it. That's just how I am."
I'm not a ball hog, I'd just rather shoot it than pass it. Definitely not a ball hog.
"I'm a scorer, man. You don't get 30,000 points without knowing how to put yourself in positions to shoot it. The ball just finds scorers and I can always, no matter what system you're in, you can always find a way. Getting up 30 shots ain't easy. A lot of people don't know how to do that. That's what I do. It's like superheroes. Superman can fly. Spider-Man has webs. Steve can pass. I shoot. … I get 'em up! I make no bones about it. That's what I do. That's what I do. Some nights they fall, some nights they don't. But, Rodman was a rebounder, Coop was a defender, I'm a shooter." With that, he added a laugh.
GETTING UP 30 SHOTS AIN'T EASY.
God Bless Kobe Bryant.