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He's never done it alone, but he might have to.
Kobe Bryant has never won a title by himself, but if in order to just get out of this series....he might have to. Pau Gasol has been missing in action, Lamar Odom hasn't been playing to his potential, Derek Fisher has lost his confidence, Ron Artest's clothesline to J.J. Barea will get him kicked out of Game 3, Matt Barnes has been shaky, and watching Steve Blake play makes me appreciate Smush Parker. He just might have to beat Dallas on his own. He has not played lights out, but he is averaging 29.5 points per game through the first two games.
Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson have another three-peat on the line. I don't think any championship run has meant more to Kobe than this one. He wins his sixth ring, he marches into Michael Jordan territory as one of the all-time greats with six championship rings. He won't go down easy, and if he has to score 30-40 points a night just to win by two, I think he'll do it.
Michael Jordan and the Bulls went down 0-2 in a playoffs series in 1993 vs. the New York Knicks. Who won the series? MJ and the Bulls. Who was the coach? Now Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson. I think that sums itself up pretty well.