Updated Chalk Talk for Lakers New 'Facilitator Kobe' Offense

Ethan Sherwood Strauss@SherwoodStraussNBA Lead WriterFebruary 9, 2013

Kobe Bryant has become the Lakers' point guard, even if he isn't listed as such. In a bumpy Los Angeles season, the team has at least been able to, as Bryant often tweets, "count on Kobe."

The Lakers offense has functioned well, and a lot of that is due to Kobe sublimating his scoring instinct and instead looking to pass. There is strategy behind the change of heart, though. Bryant must get the ball in certain sets in order to best access his point guard self. 

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