Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Kobe with the Lake Show
Kobe Bryant's reputation is one of a scorer. He leads the league in scoring in the early part of the season. Mike D'Antoni's offense though is about moving the ball and running the pick and roll. Bryant will still have his isolation sets, but if he wants to be more involved in the offense he is going to have to be able to pass the ball effectively.
So when Bryant records a triple double like he did Sunday night it probably made Mike D'Antoni and the Steves, presumably watching the game from a training table in the Lakers locker room, very very happy.
Bryant scored 22 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 11 assists in the Lakers' 119-108 win over the Rockets on Sunday night. It was Bryant's 18th career triple double.
More importantly for Los Angeles is the team looks a lot looser and freer offensively than they ev...