I don’t know if it’s just me but every time Byron Scott opens his mouth I wonder a little bit more how he became the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.  First he wanted Kobe Bryant to play a ridiculous amount of minutes for his age and after seeing that wouldn’t work on Kobe’s worn out body, now he wants Kobe to take more shots.  Everyone else was complaining about the massive amount of shots Kobe was taking, often twice as many as any other player on the team.  After taking three games to rest, Kobe adjusted his game, taking fewer shots with a higher efficiency and now Scott wants him to revert back.

Shay Marie

via LA Times:

On Tuesday night, in a 111-103 Lakers’ win over the Denver Nuggets, he did the latter, collecting his second triple-double of the season with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

On Wednesday, Coach Byron Scott said he’d actually like Bryant to shoot the ball more than the 11 he attempted against the Nuggets.

“I’d like him to be a little bit more aggressive, and take a little bit more shots,” said Scott after practice.

“He’s just taking what the defenses are giving him.  That’s what great players do,” said Scott.  “The last two games, his shot selection has been great, but he hasn’t gotten the number of shots we’d like him to get on normal basis — but everything else has been up so you can’t argue with that.”