The Jay Graves Report

Byron Scott is doin’ a terrible job of managin’ Kobe! “King Kong”

As I was doin’ some window shoppin’ on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills I overheard these cats arguin’ about duns bein’ irrational. Hugh Mackay, the famous Australian psychologist and sociologist, said, “Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” Albert Ellis, the famous psychologist, walked out of Versace joint and said, “If something is irrational, that means it won’t work. It’s usually unrealistic.” Then A.N. Wilson, the English writer and newspaper columnist, walked up holdin’ a boat load of Tom Ford bags as he shouted, “The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.”

Well playboys…that insatiable hunger for the irrational is workin’ in Byron Scott’s office too. This dun is so irrational that he can’t remember why Kobe had to take a week off a week ago bruh. He jumps out of the birthday cake at practice on Saturday and says that he wants ole boy to shoot more. Since returnin’ from the week off Kobe is averagin’ darn near a triple double in his last three games shootin’ an average of 11.6 times per game. Now Kobe says that he’s tryin’ to keep his shot selection down to 14, 15, 16 shots which makes sense right?

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The reason the dun needed rest was because Father Time is undefeated! Just before he took the week off he shot 8 of 30 in Sacramento. He’s freakin’ 36 years old and can’t keep shootin’ like that. Otherwise he’s gonna fall apart again.

Kobe told reporters that the time away from the court was not only good for his body but it helped him adjust his game as he watched his boyz play from the sideline.

He goes on to say, “I had a chance to really evaluate my game and taking more straight line drops and more efficiency of movement. I don’t know if my body can take the workload. In a situation where teams just double me all over the floor, it’s not like I’m passing up shots. I don’t have them because they stack up and trap. Back in my younger days I could go through that stuff and have 30-40 points, now my body can’t take it, so I’ll dominate the game in a different way.”

So if the dun is tellin’ you that it’s not good for him to take more shots then why would you ask him to, well… take more shots? If he takes more shots he’s gonna need to rest again sooner rather than later. If he’s averagin’ darn near a triple double with the adjustment in his game why would you want to mess with that? With him puttin’ up numbers like that it gets the rest of the team more involved playa.

What’s the rationale behind tellin’ a boy to shoot more if he’s gettin’ a bunch of cats that are already afraid of him involved in the offense? If nothin’ else you should be embracin’ that thinkin’.

Then this dun tells Kobe to go to the crib on Saturday after he shows up for practice. Now I get that Kobe needs more rest than practice. However, the last time the dun stayed away from the facility he showed up like the wicked step-father and cursed everybody out includin’ Mitch Kupchak because he was disappointed in what was goin’ on when he’s not there. So does it really make sense to send him home only for him to show up in three weeks and curse everybody out again?

Even though you don’t want to over-work him he still needs to be involved every day because you’ve got a young team with no confidence. The only other cat on the roster that even thinks he can hoop is Nick Young. I refuse to call another grown man “Swaggy P” bruh. That’s like callin’ a boy Delicious! Ain’t gonna happen playa!

So in my opinion, Byron Scott’s doin’ a terrible job of managin’ an already volatile situation in LA. Kobe has finally figured out that he can’t take all of the shots and is managin’ himself into bein’ more of a team player and then you tell him that he needs to take more shots. Wheredeydodatat?

It’s like King Kong figurin’ out that he can’t take over New York so he’s decided to just hang out in Central Park. But yo dumb butt (edited version) tells him that he needs to climb the Empire State buildin’ anyway because boyz really want to see if he can do it. It’s gonna end bad bruh and the blood will be on your hands. I’m just sayin’ and stop me when I start lyin’!