vmor wrote: Lakerjones wrote:
Azndude2190 wrote:I think you can make a strong case that he should have his jersey retired when he's done playing basketball. Without him there is no doubt in my mind that we wouldn't have won those two back-to-back champions. That and he nearly averages a career double double, with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Plus he is pioneer when it comes to international players making it in the NBA.
^^ Absolutely agree. No doubt in my mind. He will be a member of the HOF and I also think he should and will have his jersey in the rafters when that happens. He's a class act and will be remembered that way I think after all of this is said and done. He's the main we went from first round out to three straight Finals appearances and two rings. That's enormous.
Agree."You’d be hard-pressed to find a big with his skill set in the history of the game," said Lakers teammate Bryant.
A world-class player and admirable person, unfortunately mis-used by the last 2 coaches, for last few years kept in continuous trade rumors by Lakers and blamed by lame fans for 'not being Shaq'...
Wonder what I would've done in his place: Bolt to his native Barcelona (a great city!) to have more fun and become a god to FCB fans?
Excuses….. Misused…. wow. Great players adapt. Somehow Kobe has brushed off all the fan noise about him sooting too much….. or too little… or whatever
...yes more talented than all but a couple to ever play center….. also less willing to play physical than all but a few as well….. He forced a change to his game for a couple years but then fell back to who he really is. The problem is that without his athleticism the finesse game just isn't that workable anymore.
He's probably the second greatest Euro to ever play in the NBA…. behind Dirk.
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