Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am  |  25 responses

Kobe Bryant Can’t Believe That He Had 10 Turnovers

Last night in a last-second loss to the visiting Indiana Pacers, a flu-ridden Kobe Bryant scored 40 points, snatched down 10 rebounds, and handed out 10 turnovers. Bean wasn’t too thrilled about his wonky triple-double, though. From the LA Times: “It was a tough game for us,’ said Bryant. ‘I’ve got to minimize my mistakes. Ten turnovers are way too many for me, so I have to work on perfecting that and bringing that down.’ The Lakers had 21 turnovers as a team, nearly half from Bryant, who played almost 44 minutes. ‘It boggles my mind that I had 10 turnovers,’ said Bryant. ‘My responsibility is to pick everybody up. It doesn’t matter if we miss 20 free throws, we still could have won the game. The fact is we had 10 possessions where we couldn’t get looks at the basket because I turned it over.’ The Lakers did miss 20 free throws. A running theme in losses has been turnovers and free throws.”

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  • roscoe

    taking responsibility is good, but i would add dh12′s FT% is horrible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HolyBaller Dillan Leu

    I love the maturity he’s shown over the last few seasons. The guy will always stand as one of the most controversial players in NBA history, but it’s statements like this that make me want to like Kobe Bryant.

  • Jay Cutler

    Any word on whether that was Pau’s fault too?

  • spit hot fiyah

    i cant believe it, mamba out!

  • RKJ92

    OFCCC.. he play’s bad and he’s “flu-ridden” so typical… there’s always an excuse with this man, he admits he made a mistake in turnovers but he’s “sick” go figure.. NICE TRIPLE DOUBLE KOBE…

  • http://www.facebook.com/JIN06 Israel Jacob Nelson

    You do realize that he posted on twitter 6 hours before the game that he was in bed with the chills, and was a game time decision right? So unless you are insinuating that he can predict the future and knew they were going to lose, thus creating a future alibi in the past, your criticism has no basis. You still mad about him dropping 81 on your Raptors?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/HolyBaller Dillan Leu

    Think you already said that bro. Nice comeback though, I applaud you for such an obviously well-thought response. Must’ve taken all of three seconds to come up with that one.

  • pposse

    for an athlete kobe gets the crazy flu quite often. Dude needs to get his immune system checked out.

  • Lukewarm

    Nice Triple Douple Kobe.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Anyone know if this game actually counts toward his career triple doubles?

  • Teddy-the-Bear


  • http://www.facebook.com/HolyBaller Dillan Leu

    Roflmbo. It’s the new catch phrase.

  • Conor

    Kobe is the Dwight Howard of turnovers. HaHaHaHa

    Enjoy it while it lasts, fans of other teams.

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  • LakeShow

    F*cked around, a little too much with that trip-dub.

  • speedy

    Just cure your flu and come back healthy.
    Man, this is a regular season game not the playoffs.
    Poor decision to play/ let him play.

  • bike

    40 points/10 reb. > 10 turnovers. We will let it slide this time, Mamba Man.

  • RKJ92

    Lmao! pwned

  • BuenoWayno1

    AND Kobe throws another teammate under the proverbial bus in 4… 3…2….

  • Mike Jones

    Believe it Kobe, you are a turnover machine at the best of times.

  • LobCity

    No way Kobe would ever talk about being sick or injured…….

  • Justin Martinez

    No way lol

  • ballsdeep

    16 years into his career and hes still trying to be like mike…

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    kobe and lebron playing sick is very different from anyone else playing sick. They actually do damange on the court when they’re sick