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.”