Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My Lakers Pep Talk

Two years ago, the Miami Heat was down 2-0 to the Dallas Mavericks and everyone was ready for David Stern to coronate Mark Cuban's team as champions. Then out of nowhere, the Heat managed to win four games in a row and took home the title. How did they accomplish this feat?

Dwyane Wade took a dive.

That's exactly what Kobe Bryant needs to do tonight. Drive to the hoop, but instead of exploding towards the basket, stumble towards the floor, flip the ball up, and force the refs to blow the whistle. Here's a textbook example of the kind of move the Lakers need from Kobe:

At the very least, throw an elbow into a guy and then run off in the opposite direction:

You can't win the big game without flopping. Just ask Brent Barry.

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