Today, I ran into an article explaining how Kobe should not be counted on in the clutch. The author brought up points like how inefficient Kobe is in the 4th quarter, and how LeBron James leads the league in 4th quarter points. In the NBA, numbers are just what they are.... numbers. I compare this to watching Big Ben football. If you watch him play, by the end of the game you will have the impression that Big Ben dominated the game. However, if you looked at the box score he will give you a line like Sunday's AFC championship game 10-19 133yrds passing, zero touchdowns, and 2ints. My point is, numbers dont tell all of the story. Yeah Lebron scores alot in the 4th, but is the whole 4th quarter consider clutch time? Last Tuesday with the Heat playing against the Hawks, Lebron did alot of scoring in the 4th, but when it mattered the most he bricked the potential game winning 3 point shot, a wide open attempt I might add. The Heat went on to lose in overtime. Now, we Laker fans over the years have seen Kobe take and make clutch shots. Yeah, maybe he doesnt score alot in the 4th quarter. But if you know PJ's rotations, you know Kobe comes out of the 3rd quarter with a minute left, and doesnt return to the game until maybe the 6 minute mark. I dont know why some many writers in the national media just look at numbers to see how good some one is when the game is on the line.... So here is my scenario to you. There are 3 seconds left on the game clock, you are down by one in a game in which if you lose you will be FIRED!! If you can call upon any player currently playing in the NBA, who would you call?