Well regardless, Kobe Bryant is the ONLY player in the NBA that has the following splits in the previous two seasons:
1. A scoring average of around 28 ppg for an LA loss.
2. A scoring average of around 22 ppg on an LA win.
That's like a 6pt gap, which is huge over an 82 game season. MJ never had this kind of record, nor should he.
It basically means that if you play good defense and shut Kobe Bryant down, that LA actually wins.... It also means that when Kobe Bryant is on fire the team actually loses. So what do you do as a coach? Encourage Kobe to shoot and try and prove that he's MJ, because LA are then guarenteed a loss...
Who else but Kobe has such an odd ball stat???
I've been right so far in the first 4 games. That is Kobe gets less than 25, LA wins, Kobe gets more than 25 LA loses.