Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 3/28/12
You've probably heard by now, but during the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to Memphis the other night head coach Mike Brown sat Kobe Bryant down during the fourth quarter.  Of course, because they lost Brown came under fire for sitting Kobe even though he hadn't rested at all during the second half.  When asked about it, ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin reports Brown used the relationship between San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan. "I'm sure (San Antonio Spurs coach) Gregg Popovich took out Tim Duncan with six minutes to go before," Brown said. "I'm sure other coaches have done it. Maybe because I'm a young guy and that's Kobe (I'm being scrutinized). I don't know. I'm sure there are other coaches that have done it." That's not a bad example to use to defend his thinking.  In reality, Mike Brown isn't Gregg Popovich even if he is a very good basketball coach.  But even if Brown isn't Popovich, the more important point is Kobe Bryant isn't Tim Duncan.  Outside of
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