http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/366853p-312268c.htmlKobe Bryant believes that Stephon Marbury would be wise to follow Larry Brown's direction so that Marbury "can turn out to be the player that we all thought he could be."
"I think he's playing a more structured game right now," Bryant said. "He's trying to understand the flow of the game instead of just going out there and being a gunslinger, something he was very good at. But now it's a process where Larry is trying to elevate his game to the next level. Because you can be just as effective scoring 40, but you can also pick your spots." Bryant witnessed Marbury's struggles firsthand during the Lakers' 97-92 win on Wednesday. Bryant scored 42 points, while Marbury finished with four points on 2-for-9 shooting. Afterward, Marbury expressed frustration with his role in Brown's offense.