God I hate ESPN: Kobe unhappy Lakers won? (123)

God I hate ESPN: Kobe unhappy Lakers won? (123)

Postby worldjunction on Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:55 pm

Of course the headline on the NBA page on ESPN is that, and I'm paraphrasing, "Kobe's supporting cast propels him past the Cavs". Sheez.... Typical ESPN.

And dumbass Adande, when comparing Kobe and Lebron, mentions how Kobe went 3-12 in the 4th against Orlando (justifying why he can't put Kobe as better than Lebron) and conveniently forgets the 4 previous games where Kobe hit huge clutch shots down the stretch.

No matter what Kobe does, they will find a way to emphasize Lebron. Just like TNT tonight where every aside was about James this and James that. James is great. He is amazing, but the media is constantly massaging his nuts and figuring a way to de-emphasize Kobe.

Example... everytime on TNT tonight where they mentioned Lebron's shooting tonight... everytime they emphasized that Kobe got a lot of help. Last year when Lebron shut down Kobe at the end of the game (when they were box and oneing Kobe) it was "Lebron shuts down Kobe" everywhere. If Lebron had dislocated his finger and the Cavs had won, it would have been "Lebron fights through dislocated finger to beat Kobe and the Lakers".

The bias is so damn terrible. I'm sick of it.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby KGB on Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:57 pm

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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby LakeShow09 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:58 pm

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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:00 am

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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby kray28 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:03 am

I'm pissed Kobe got hurt, because I had this feeling that Kobe was getting ready to open up a can of whup azz tonight. He still made a couple of amazing shots in the fourth though.

But he arguably made an even bigger statement with the game he had playing in obvious pain throw the entire game. LeBron, quite simply would not have the bowel stamina to handle it.

I liked how he faked a bunch of aches and pains for the camera though....he also did a good job of hiding just how frustrated he was with how the Lakers defended him. I think Rambis figured out a couple of tendencies with him and it finally led to a smart defensive game plan against him.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Daloyalfan18 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:05 am

kray28 wrote:I'm pissed Kobe got hurt, because I had this feeling that Kobe was getting ready to open up a can of whup azz tonight. He still made a couple of amazing shots in the fourth though.

But he arguably made an even bigger statement with the game he had playing in obvious pain throw the entire game. LeBron, quite simply would not have the bowel stamina to handle it.

I liked how he faked a bunch of aches and pains for the camera though....he also did a good job of hiding just how frustrated he was with how the Lakers defended him. I think Rambis figured out a couple of tendencies with him and it finally led to a smart defensive game plan against him.


I felt exactly the same way.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Lakers Advocate on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:06 am

i thought it was weird when Craig Sager told Lebron that Kobe has alot of help :freak2:
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby LakeShow09 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:06 am

Rick Kamla is gonna be pissed
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Lakers Advocate on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:07 am

LakeShow09 wrote:Rick Kamla is gonna be pissed


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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:08 am

when the lakers win the title this year against the cavs the headline on BSPN is gonna be "LeBron Fails to Reach Pinnacle, Will Return Stronger Next Year."
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby L4L on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:09 am

It was pretty bad tonight even by my standards.

The rhetoric almost got under my skin... twice.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Weezy on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:12 am

Also, even though I'm sick of the ESPN whining cause they're opinion means nothing, the headline ACTUALLY reads 'Supporting cast pushes Lakers past Cavs', there's zero mention of Kobe.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby funkychunky on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:14 am

Weezy wrote:Also, even though I'm sick of the ESPN whining cause they're opinion means nothing, the headline ACTUALLY reads 'Supporting cast pushes Lakers past Cavs', there's zero mention of Kobe.


That's just wrong :disagree:
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby ImmortalD24 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:19 am

Weezy wrote:Also, even though I'm sick of the ESPN whining cause they're opinion means nothing, the headline ACTUALLY reads 'Supporting cast pushes Lakers past Cavs', there's zero mention of Kobe.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby CLICKCLICK on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:20 am

CaCHooKa Man wrote:when the lakers win the title this year against the cavs the headline on BSPN is gonna be "LeBron Fails to Reach Pinnacle, Will Return Stronger Next Year."


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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:36 am

Even though the title of the article is complete garbage, the actual article itself doesn't emphasize the teammates too much. It was almost like they titled it that way on purpose......
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby BDG on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:38 am

^ That's because the articles are written by the Associated Press, who are (supposed to be) unbiased.

ESPN's staff is responsible for the article titles on their website.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby worldjunction on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:40 am

Come on Weezy... I said I was paraphrasing. However the words "supporting cast" imply they are supporting someone. Kobe is implied in that headline. You can do better than that Weezy.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Weezy on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:51 am

worldjunction wrote:Come on Weezy... I said I was paraphrasing. However the words "supporting cast" imply they are supporting someone. Kobe is implied in that headline. You can do better than that Weezy.


What are you talking about, I was supporting what you were saying? You said they were basically giving Kobe no credit with that headline and I agreed, saying that they didn't even say his name in the title, you were generous with that. Maybe instead of thinking I have an agenda or something against you, you should just read more closely next time.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Ras Algethi on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:59 am

I also hate that during the highlights they show Lebron's block on Sasha but they don't show Sasha coming back and nailing a 3 right after that.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Frank The Tank on Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:39 am

I noticed that too. If the Cavs would have won the headline would have read "LeBron outduels Kobe". Or something to that effect.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Najim on Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:03 am

Headline should read "Kobe overcomes freakish fingury injury, Lakers top Cavs"
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby L4L on Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:04 am

The two current headlines on the ESPN NBA page read...

Kobe hurts finger, helps Lakers down Cavs

and

Kobe and Co. top LBJ
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby ImmortalD24 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:20 am

L4L wrote:The two current headlines on the ESPN NBA page read...

Kobe hurts finger, helps Lakers down Cavs

and

Kobe and Co. top LBJ
They just changed it.. smart move by the senior editor.
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Re: God I hate ESPN

Postby Tactical on Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:27 am

Is this seriously an issue?
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