Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 10:28 am  |  13 responses

Terrell Owens Motivated Kobe’s Second Half Assault?

by Jeremy Bauman / @JBauman13

TO was a popular man last night at Conseco Arena, walking around to sign autographs and saying what up to some old friends. While waiting to talk to Kobe after the game I got a chance to listen to TO discuss the early part of the season:  “Its been very exciting with that trio down in Miami. They created a stir during the offseason and it didn’t start so well for ‘em but they’re startin’ to heat up now, startin’ to get that chemistry goin’, you know? There’s been a lot of streaks — Boston’s playing well. New York’s playing well with the addition of Stoudemire and obviously the Lakers are continuing to do their thing. Right now its early in the season so things are starting to heat up.”

And after Kobe played the role of distributor in the first half,  Owens had a quick chat with him at halftime. Did it motivate Bryant to come out and drop the 26 points, on 11-14 shooting, that he did? According to Terrell: “He was quiet in the first half so I told him to shoot a little bit. I told him, I drove all the way up here from Cincinnati, and I came to see a show. In the second half he put one on and did his thing.”

You be the judge…

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  • Sam

    this shouldnt be news kobe puts on a show every night

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    Calm down, Kobe only scored like 31. I rmb the good old days where Kobe would try to score 26 in a quarter himself while the machine would just stand there.

  • http://www.double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Wolf tickets….

  • Joe

    Beautiful half.

    26 points on 11-14 shooting.

    Let’s enjoy him while we can.

  • VcO

    It was better than 6 for 24 I’ll tell you that

  • kc


  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    TO greatest reciever ever behind Jerry Rice. BOOK IT!!

  • http://afjkl.com Jukai

    I’m beginning to think The Seed just self-parodies himself

  • Kadavour

    @ The Seed: Randy. Moss. End Discussion.

  • the truth

    @ kadavour. co sign

  • Jackie Moon

    Steve Largent!

  • http://www.slamonline.com peter

    Did the same thing for me in New Jersey on Sunday (except I just mentally suggested he get more aggressive)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick tha Quick

    Didn’t wanna make this a big deal out but I spoke to him at the half of Game 7 of the Finals and he was frustrated that his shots weren’t falling. Told him to be aggressive, to help the team win by rebounding and drawing double teams then passing to open teammates. Seems like he did just that.