Recently, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have assumed even more dominant roles for their teams than usual. The two best players in the league have both led their squads in scoring, rebounding and assists in each of their past three games. The Lakers are currently without the services of Jordan Farmar and Luke Walton but the absence of two bench players hardly explains Bryant’s recent dominance, particularly on the glass. In the past three games–a win at Houston, followed by a loss at San Antonio and a home loss versus Orlando–Bryant grabbed 27 rebounds, nearly matching the 28 combined rebounds that starting power forward Pau Gasol (21) and starting center Andrew Bynum (seven) tallied. Gasol and Bynum were not stymied by injuries or foul trouble, so there really is no excuse for their poor rebounding efforts….
Kobe and LeBron Are in Triple Threat Position
January 18, 2009