Since I’ve been writing for Egyptsaidso.com I’ve noticed that people seem to despise Kobe Bryant. Well last night Kobe gave all you haters another reason to hate as the Los Angeles Lakers destroyed the Orlando Magic 100-75 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Bryant had 40 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. The 8 assists were particularly telling since he has received a bad rap for being a ball hog. If it wasn’t clear to all of you before it should be clear after last night, Kobe Bryant is the best player on the planet.
The Magic shot less then 30% from the field last night; and with the return of Jameer Nelson will have to figure out who they want to be their floor leader. Another surprise was that Andrew Bynum seemed to be able to hold his own with Magic star Dwight Howard although he was in foul trouble throughout.
I am already on record as saying the Lakers will win this series in 5, but don’t let last night make you think this series is going to be THAT easy. It was one game and the Magic are a very resilient team that will play much better on Sunday. The only problem for them is that Kobe can still play even better then he did last night, which will spell doom for them in the long run.
Submitted by: Tyrone a/k/a Ty-Ty
Photos by: NBA.com