pound4pound1 wrote:nice job, Kobe...challenge the mental midget...he's probably buying a house in Houston already
I'm not going to blame Kobe if Dwight walks, or for saying what he's quoted as saying here. Do we want Kobe kissing Dwight's a** and lying in order to get him to stay, or do we want Kobe being honest and real about how hard it is to win a title and that he knows what it takes? If I were Dwight I would love the opportunity to learn to be a champion from Kobe, that's like learning from this generation's MJ. Kobe demands hard work, that players give their all and know their roles, I'm glad he was straight up about all that. If Dwight can't handle that he can leave, but it's better it was said, because if it wasn't there would just be clashes between these guys later if Howard wasn't buying into this from day one. If Dwight wants his own team and to take it easy, have fun, do it his way, go to Dallas and play with old Dirk, or Houston and learn how to win from Harden and Parsons.
If he wants to learn how to win from a 5 time champion and is willing to listen, stay here and work hard for it. Kobe doesn't BS and I like that, if he's not up for the challenge he can walk.
I'll also add that I would say Phil challenged Shaq, Phil challenged Kobe, Kobe and Shaq challenged eachother, and this all led to titles. Then later with Pau, we lost in '08 and Pau being soft was a factor. Kobe challenged Pau to step up and toughen up, be the player he knew he could be, and we won more titles. Phil also challenged Kobe to be more balanced in those title teams between scorer and facilitator and IMO he did. So this is Dwight's turn, you want to win, learn from those that know what it takes, don't think you know it all already.