Robert Horry ripped Kobe Bryant about his defense to a panel featuring other Hall of Fame players
Robert Horry, or Big Shot Rob as basketball junkies refer to him as, had some critical comments about Lakers’ stud, Kobe Bryant. Horry, who was speaking at the ninth Lakers All-Access event at Staples Center laid into Bryant about his defense and the Lakers sluggish 17-21 start to the season.
Via La Times:
“[When] Kobe is on the weak side, he needs to start paying attention to where the ball is and not be flying around, thinking he’s some stealth bomber where he can get steals nonstop,” said Horry.
“That’s the only reason you won two games, you solved the problem,” continued Horry, speaking of Bryant’s move to covering point guards Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Coach, Mike D’Antoni has recently placed the onus of guarding the opposing team’s best perimeter player on the shoulders of 34 year-old Kobe Bryant, to which the Lakers have responded with two straight wins. Bryant acknowledged that he is a better on the ball defender, opposed to playing off the ball.
Horry, who currently is an analyst for Time Warner Cable SportsNet spoke on a panel featuring other Hall of Fame greats like James Worthy and Jamaal Wilkes.
“I hate seeing guys lose [games] they should be winning right now,” said Horry, primarily citing defensive lapses. “That’s one of the keys to the team playing better.”