Kobe Bryant Discussion: Reason for Lakers downfall?

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Postby Juronimo on Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:32 pm

I never have heard of that word either.

per·spi·ca·cious
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adjective
having a ready insight into and understanding of things.
"it offers quite a few facts to the perspicacious reporter"
synonyms: discerning, shrewd, perceptive, astute, penetrating, observant, percipient, sharp-witted, sharp, smart, alert, clear-sighted, farsighted, acute, clever, canny, intelligent, insightful, wise, sage, sensitive, intuitive, understanding, aware, discriminating; More

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pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress.
"a grandiloquent celebration of Spanish glory"
synonyms: pompous, bombastic, magniloquent, pretentious, ostentatious, high-flown, orotund, florid, flowery; More


I didn't know those words meant either.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:33 pm

TIME wrote:
LAKEROC wrote:He is an incredibly perspicacious individual when it comes to the game of basketball,


Someone's feeling quite grandiloquent today.


OK now. I'm willing to bet that I'm far from the only person here that has never heard spoken or seen printed this word. :man4: Excuses self to go look it up. :dunce: That has to be what you had in mind when you busted out with it...... :man10:

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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby Barnstable on Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:38 pm

TIME wrote:
LAKEROC wrote:He is an incredibly perspicacious individual when it comes to the game of basketball,


Someone's feeling quite grandiloquent today.


And supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby Helljumper on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:32 pm

I just came down with a bad case of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby Chillbongo on Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:28 pm

Onomatopoeia
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:43 am

Come in here and it's like the end of the O'Riley Factor........
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:53 am

Rooscooter wrote:Come in here and it's like the end of the O'Riley Factor........


Oh, you mean, 'Fair and Balanced,' :man12:
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Postby Punk-101 on Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:56 am

The thesaurus thread.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:36 pm

The Kobe haters been in their Cwtch but sure as hell will be back soon
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby LTLakerFan on Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:04 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:The Kobe haters been in their Cwtch but sure as hell will be back soon


:man10: I think, and certainly agree ...... but :what:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby ladam24 on Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:24 am

Welsh for cupboard.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby Alcindor on Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:55 am

ladam24 wrote:Welsh for cupboard.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukDga-LIG40
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:45 am

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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby LakerFanIam on Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:46 pm



EDIT: Trodgers - if you take out the -s from https, the youtube tag will display properly.

-Thanks TR :wave:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby jlkr on Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:47 pm

What totally specious points being made here!
I shall be telling this with a sigh
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I took the one less traveled by,
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:09 am

jlkr wrote:What totally specious points being made here!


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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby Barnstable on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:11 pm

Didn't notice if this was posted already:

People forget Kobe Bryant works harder than anyone else in the game. For instance, most people don't realize that he is on a polyphasic sleep schedule, just part of his total body optimization. He does dual core 2x naps. This first person account by an athletic trainer does an incredible job of showing his undying dedication to the game.

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"I've been a professional athletic trainer for about 16 years and have been able to work with a range of athletes from the high school to professional level. Right now I run in a clinic in Cincinnati and have most recently been training with some players on the Bengals.

Let me just state by saying that this story doesn't touch on anything we don't know about Kobe but rather that he simply is not human when he is working on his craft.

I was invited to Las Vegas two summers ago to help Team USA with their conditioning before they head off to London, and as we know they would eventually bring home the Gold (USA). I've had the opportunity to work with Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade in the past but this would be my first interaction with Kobe. We first met three days before the first scrimmage, on the day of the first practice, early July. It was a brief conversation where we talked about conditioning, where he would like to be by the end of the summer, and we talked a little bit about the hustle of the Select Team. Then he got my number and I let him know that if he ever wanted some extra training he could hit me up any time.

The night before the first scrimmage I remember I had just watched "Casablanca" for the first time and it was about 3:30 AM. I lay in bed, slowly fading away when I hear my cell ring. It was Kobe. I nervously picked up.

"Hey, uhh Rob, I hope I'm not disturbing anything right?"

"Uhh no, what's up Kob?"

"Just wondering if you could just help me out with some conditioning work, that's all."

I checked my clock. 4:15 AM.

"Yeah sure, I'll see you in the facility in a bit."

It took me about twenty minutes to get my gear and out of the hotel. When I arrived and opened the room to the main practice floor I saw Kobe. Alone. He was drenched in sweat as if he had just taken a swim. It wasn't even 5AM.

We did some conditioning work for the next hour and fifteen minutes. Then we entered the weight room, where he would do a multitude of strength training exercises for the next 45 minutes. After that we parted ways and he went back to the practice floor to shoot. I went back to the hotel and crashed. Wow.

I was expected to be at the floor again at about 11 AM. I woke up feeling sleepy, drowsy, and almost pretty much every side effect of sleep deprivation. Thanks, Kobe. I had a bagel and headed to the practice facility.

This next part I remember very vividly. All the Team USA players were there, feeling good for the first scrimmage. LeBron was talking to Carmelo if I remember correctly and Coach Krzyzewski was trying to explain something to Kevin Durant. On the right side of the practice facility was Kobe by himself shooting jumpers. And this is how our next conversation went -- I went over to him, patted him on the back and said, "Good work this morning."

"Huh?"

"Like, the conditioning. Good work."

"Oh. Yeah, thanks Rob. I really appreciate it."

"So when did you finish?"

"Finish what?"

"Getting your shots up. What time did you leave the facility?"

"Oh just now. I wanted 800 makes so yeah, just now."

My jaw dropped. Mother of holy God. It was then that I realized that there's no surprise to why he's been as effective as he was last season. Every story about his dedication, every quote that he's said about hard work all came together and hit me like a train. It's no surprise to me now that he's dunking on players ten years younger than him.

Thanks for reading and allowing me to share you my Kobe Bryant story.

Rob."


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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:24 pm

Yeah yeah..... Kobe shots too much. That's why he practices shoting that much. :man1: Where's odom1year.... Where's Amoray.... they'll tell you. :man12:



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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:29 pm

Barnstable wrote:Didn't notice if this was posted already:

People forget Kobe Bryant works harder than anyone else in the game. For instance, most people don't realize that he is on a polyphasic sleep schedule, just part of his total body optimization. He does dual core 2x naps. This first person account by an athletic trainer does an incredible job of showing his undying dedication to the game.

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"I've been a professional athletic trainer for about 16 years and have been able to work with a range of athletes from the high school to professional level. Right now I run in a clinic in Cincinnati and have most recently been training with some players on the Bengals.

Let me just state by saying that this story doesn't touch on anything we don't know about Kobe but rather that he simply is not human when he is working on his craft.

I was invited to Las Vegas two summers ago to help Team USA with their conditioning before they head off to London, and as we know they would eventually bring home the Gold (USA). I've had the opportunity to work with Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade in the past but this would be my first interaction with Kobe. We first met three days before the first scrimmage, on the day of the first practice, early July. It was a brief conversation where we talked about conditioning, where he would like to be by the end of the summer, and we talked a little bit about the hustle of the Select Team. Then he got my number and I let him know that if he ever wanted some extra training he could hit me up any time.

The night before the first scrimmage I remember I had just watched "Casablanca" for the first time and it was about 3:30 AM. I lay in bed, slowly fading away when I hear my cell ring. It was Kobe. I nervously picked up.

"Hey, uhh Rob, I hope I'm not disturbing anything right?"

"Uhh no, what's up Kob?"

"Just wondering if you could just help me out with some conditioning work, that's all."

I checked my clock. 4:15 AM.

"Yeah sure, I'll see you in the facility in a bit."

It took me about twenty minutes to get my gear and out of the hotel. When I arrived and opened the room to the main practice floor I saw Kobe. Alone. He was drenched in sweat as if he had just taken a swim. It wasn't even 5AM.

We did some conditioning work for the next hour and fifteen minutes. Then we entered the weight room, where he would do a multitude of strength training exercises for the next 45 minutes. After that we parted ways and he went back to the practice floor to shoot. I went back to the hotel and crashed. Wow.

I was expected to be at the floor again at about 11 AM. I woke up feeling sleepy, drowsy, and almost pretty much every side effect of sleep deprivation. Thanks, Kobe. I had a bagel and headed to the practice facility.

This next part I remember very vividly. All the Team USA players were there, feeling good for the first scrimmage. LeBron was talking to Carmelo if I remember correctly and Coach Krzyzewski was trying to explain something to Kevin Durant. On the right side of the practice facility was Kobe by himself shooting jumpers. And this is how our next conversation went -- I went over to him, patted him on the back and said, "Good work this morning."

"Huh?"

"Like, the conditioning. Good work."

"Oh. Yeah, thanks Rob. I really appreciate it."

"So when did you finish?"

"Finish what?"

"Getting your shots up. What time did you leave the facility?"

"Oh just now. I wanted 800 makes so yeah, just now."

My jaw dropped. Mother of holy God. It was then that I realized that there's no surprise to why he's been as effective as he was last season. Every story about his dedication, every quote that he's said about hard work all came together and hit me like a train. It's no surprise to me now that he's dunking on players ten years younger than him.

Thanks for reading and allowing me to share you my Kobe Bryant story.

Rob."


http://www.tickld.com/x/i-knew-kobe-bry ... d-but-this


posted many months ago, but good stuff no matter what
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby flawedandloved on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:39 pm

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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby LOSLAKERS on Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:17 pm

Kobe must be on that Michael Phelp's diet
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby thkthebest on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:45 pm

Another Kobe/Jordan video. The editing in the beginning is awesome and really highlights their similarities.

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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby TIME on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:07 pm

thkthebest wrote:Another Kobe/Jordan video. The editing in the beginning is awesome and really highlights their similarities.



That's kind of crazy.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby therealdeal on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:20 pm

I love watching those.

A cool idea would be to follow ALL of the people Kobe has patterned some of his moves after. The Dirk fade away, the Dream shake, the West pull-up jumper, the Kareem hook, I know Kobe has said he's taken things from Oscar Robertson and from Elgin Baylor as well. I'd love to see a video that shows all of those moves compiled.

Someone do it and reap the benefits of online stardom!
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Happy with the FO effort (806)

Postby ZenMaster4President on Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:41 am

Ah... the last student of the game there is.

If there is one thing I want Kobe to teach Julius is this - be student of the game. How to improve and re-invent oneself.
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