worldjunction wrote: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.
Juronimo wrote:Why do you guys want validation from ESPN so bad. We all know what the real is. Who cares what they think.
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."
knm131 wrote:JoeHeff wrote:I was just coming to check to see if anyone posted about today's Dime by Hollinger, looks like that's a yes! Just wanted to chime in that I couldn't read past the first 2 sentences.PORTLAND -- LeBron James had no high-flying dunks, no highlight-film finishes and no crowd-pleasing rejections.
What he did have was 34 points and 14 assists in Cleveland's 104-98 win over the Trail Blazers, and for that reason the rest of the league should be very, very afraid.
We should be very very afraid, huh? Did he forget that we force him to take jumpshots and dish the ball, and it paid off in an 18-point blowout just a few days ago???
I do like Hollinger for his rankings and such... even though a lot of people disagree with the way he values certain stats (particularly his individual stats), I respect him for his team rankings and how they are totally unbiased and treat every team the same. But whenever I read one of his articles lately, I just have to shake my head.
I don't get this.
When Kobe has an off night/game, and the next night he has a good one, are you honestly upset when ESPN would write something positive about Kobe because they "forgot" the prior team forced him to take bad jumpers all game?
puffyusaf#2 wrote:well he has been playing injured with a torn ligament in his finger and a dislocated ring finger cause he is a soldier.............oh wait nvm
BldngWine-CrvngGold wrote:You are being ignorant. Sorry, it's the truth. I came here to talk basketball, yet every point i make is just thron out the window because you don't like to be wrong. As i said earlier, the trainers made lebron sit that year, our record wasn't at the point where every game mattered. A lot of lebron's game depends on his feel and touch on the ball, which is most directly influenced by your thumb and index finger. He couldn't grip the ball effectively when he went in on drives and lost his touch around the basket. And his ball handling also suffered greatly. He uses his left hand on drives more than anyone in the league. This, coupled with our record not being in contention for a top seed resulted in lebron missing 5 games. Sorry guys, i'm telling the truth about what i see and hear every day.
CANT WAIT TIL THE 8th ;)
BldngWine-CrvngGold wrote:OGD when will people realize that the whole move isn't called a "crab dribble", its just the kind of dribble he took BEFORE he made the move where he turned his body away from the defender. It's not something he made up, all of the really good basketball minds know what it is. The way this has been blown out of proportion is absurd
from714to402 wrote:BldngWine-CrvngGold wrote:OGD when will people realize that the whole move isn't called a "crab dribble", its just the kind of dribble he took BEFORE he made the move where he turned his body away from the defender. It's not something he made up, all of the really good basketball minds know what it is. The way this has been blown out of proportion is absurd
Lol. Dude, get off LeBron's #$%#. His "crab" dribble is a blatant travel. Get over it.
JoeHeff wrote:ShaqDieselLaker wrote:After Lebron and the Cavs get smashed in the Finals, all this nonsense about him being better than Kobe will end IMO.
It will never end.
BldngWine-CrvngGold wrote:i'm not saying it wasn't a travel, im saying the entire MOVE wasn't a crab dribble, just the dribble itself. Everytime he travels, its not because he's doing a crab dribble. The crab dribble itself is legal, its what came after the crabe dribble that wasn't
ShaqDieselLaker wrote:JoeHeff wrote:ShaqDieselLaker wrote:After Lebron and the Cavs get smashed in the Finals, all this nonsense about him being better than Kobe will end IMO.
It will never end.
True. It reminds me of the time people tried to force Grant Hill down our throats as though he was the heir apparent to Jordan. It was extremely premature as is this Lebron James nonsense. Like Magic Johnson said, "the only thing that matters is championships." Kobe's been in 5 championship games, and won 3. Lebron's been in 1 and swept.