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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:37 am

wcsoldier81 wrote:30 min at SG , 18 as a backup PF

so you want Kobe playing 48 min a game?
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:53 am

MDA hacked my account
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:53 am

MDA hacked my account

I did too. -karacha


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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:33 pm

wcsoldier81 wrote:30 min at SG , 18 as a backup PF


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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:08 pm

Ummm....this guy's name sounds familiar as one of the many Yahoo "contributors" who has written an absolutely crap article not that long ago. But I'm not going to put the effort in too confirm, so Jed if not true then apologies.

But this is pretty damn good.

L.A. Lakers: Five Reasons Everyone Hates Kobe Bryant

By Jed Rigney | Yahoo Contributor Network – 4 hours ago


COMMENTARY | These days, a pretty good barometer for an athlete's superiority is how many fellow players, media members and opposing teams' fans hate him.

We find athletes like the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, one of the best players in basketball history, at the receiving end of vitriol from anyone and everyone who has a column, a blog or a Twitter account.

It's an elite club that includes the likes of Alex Rodriguez, the best player in baseball over the last 20 years, a multiple MVP winner and a guy who has dated Madonna, Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz; Lance Armstrong, the best cyclist in recent memory, a cancer survivor and the guy responsible for popularizing a boring "sport"; and Tiger Woods, one of the two best golfers ever who was able to achieve that despite the many "distractions" offered an athlete of his status.

Everyone makes mistakes, but, when a superstar does, it transforms him or her into a lightning rod for constant criticism. The better the players are, the more polarizing they become on a societal level. When LeBron James left Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat, it seemed like the entire world turned against him. For leaving Cleveland. Cleveland, Ohio! I defy anyone who has ever criticized LeBron's decision to join the Heat to live in Cleveland for a week and tell me again how what he did is a travesty.

Kobe and his ilk are no strangers to criticism. It's part of the job. And he better buckle up, because I've got my five reasons why people hate Kobe Bryant:

He's a ball hog! Just because he's the best scoring option on his team doesn't mean he should actually take as many shots as the best scoring options on other teams. By all means, Kobe, kick that ball out to Metta World Peace for yet another ill-fated 3-point attempt. And please pay no attention to the fact that Kobe averages more assists per game than almost every other shooting guard in the league over the last decade.

He's brazenly over-confident! It's all very modern to try to build up everyone's self-confidence by lessening the confidence of others. This is what kids are taught these days. My nephews play in a basketball league that doesn't keep score in games. "Everyone is a winner!" Just who the hell does Kobe think he is with his fistful of championship rings, acting like he's one of the best players in the league?!
He's got a prickly personality!

Sure, Kobe is spectacular on the court, but, as a fan, my biggest concern is how he gets along with the fellas. Is he a comfort to his teammates in their personal times of need? Does he even drive any of them to the airport? This is obviously a huge problem, because it has in no way affected the team's ability to win championships

He acts like nothing's more important than winning! After winning his first NBA title so many years ago, Kobe clearly developed a thirst for them. His workout ethic is unlike any other in the league, and he's even gone to the extreme of flying to Germany for experimental platelet-rich plasma treatments to maintain his peak performance. And all for what? Five championships in the last 15 years? That hardly seems fair to other teams and players who don't even have one ever.

He scared off Shaq and Dwight! The rumors are that one of the reasons Dwight Howard chose to leave the Lakers was because of Kobe. This makes sense, because why would Dwight want to play with someone whose sole purpose is winning a title? That's a lot of pressure.
And the Shaquille O'Neal story is well-covered. Kobe made a tactical move to get the team to choose between him and Shaq. The team chose Kobe, who definitely came across as the "bad guy." Shaq went to Miami and then Phoenix, Cleveland and Boston. Clearly, Shaq gets along great with everyone and Kobe was behind those team changes as well.

Obviously, there are a lot of questions when it comes to Kobe Bryant. And based on his track record, he'll probably answer them all with another annoying championship. I mean, where are the Lakers even supposed to hang all those banners?

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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby Barnstable on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:17 pm

^Love that :jam2:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:23 pm

I'm starting to get the feel that Kobe won't be ready for another 2-3 weeks. We're probably looking at mid-November for a return, IMO.
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Re: Wolverine Discussion: 3 Weeks Out? (Filipino fans rep. 701)

Postby thisbjgz on Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:37 pm

Uncle Drew wrote:Mannn :man4:



btw that's not return date, that is about that BSPN nonsense, that's way to far to be return date.


wow.

epic vid.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby jbiggs on Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:16 pm

that yahoo article above is great
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby LakersN4 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:39 pm

dwighthowardsdad wrote:I'm starting to get the feel that Kobe won't be ready for another 2-3 weeks. We're probably looking at mid-November for a return, IMO.

Won't be surprised if they play it safe & let him take the time even if it isn't needed to let guys like Young/Johnson/Henry build their confidence.. I just wish they'd find a way to get Meeks out of the rotation until then.. Maybe increase Farmar's minutes & give Nash some time at the 2 next to Farmar or stop playing Wes at PF so that Henry can shift over & play some SG. Much rather see Farmar/Nash/Johnson-Henry or Farmar/Henry/Johnson units. Even Farmar/Blake/Johnson-Henry. Anything to get Meeks off the floor.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:29 am

wcsoldier81 wrote:MDA hacked my account

I did too. -karacha


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#yolo -therealdeal

:man10: - Weezy

What the...? - TIME

So for every 48 posts you make, you can have 30 unedited and 18 will have some "mod"erations :man12:
-Vasashi17

What? - someone else


I can tell you hacking my account is why I'll keep playing Wesley at the 4 .

You hack , I smallball
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby kenzo on Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:35 am

wcsoldier81 wrote:MDA hacked my account

I did too. -karacha


:man1:

#yolo -therealdeal

:man10: - Weezy

What the...? - TIME

So for every 48 posts you make, you can have 30 unedited and 18 will have some "mod"erations :man12:
-Vasashi17

What? - someone else

Too funny :man10: :bow:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:14 am

jbiggs wrote:that yahoo article above is great


+1 on that Yahoo article. Thanks for posting that LTLakerfan. Should be mandatory reading for some of the cats who like to come in here and bash on Kobe during gameday, and after losses.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby lakerfan2 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:36 am

I wouldn't call it an article, it's a "commentary".
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby MadMax on Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:15 am

Do we have any clear idea of when Kobe will be returning?
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Re: Wolverine Discussion: 3 Weeks Out? (Filipino fans rep. 701)

Postby Center Court on Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:24 am

thisbjgz wrote:
Uncle Drew wrote:Mannn :man4:



btw that's not return date, that is about that BSPN nonsense, that's way to far to be return date.


wow.

epic vid.


Easily the best Kobe mix in a long time. Told the full story (except Colorado and still coming back putting up 40ppg for 14 games and 4 games of 50+).

As Laker fans we all are jaded and consider every season a failure if there is no ring at the end. Maybe Kobe never gets another but I'm willing to ride or die until he calls it quits. He's earned that.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby therealdeal on Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:45 am

dwighthowardsdad wrote:I'm starting to get the feel that Kobe won't be ready for another 2-3 weeks. We're probably looking at mid-November for a return, IMO.

I have a feeling he's looking hard at that first game against Houston.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby The Rock on Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:23 am

GMs voted Harden over Kobe as best Shooting Guard in the NBA

http://www.nba.com/news/2013-14-nba-gm-survey/index.html
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby bnr034 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:10 am

The Rock wrote:GMs voted Harden over Kobe as best Shooting Guard in the NBA

http://www.nba.com/news/2013-14-nba-gm-survey/index.html

Cant blame them when you know ...you cannot touch/breath or even look at him without getting a foul :man2:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:29 am

LMAO.... Harden? Nice.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby gcclaker on Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:53 am

bnr034 wrote:
The Rock wrote:GMs voted Harden over Kobe as best Shooting Guard in the NBA

http://www.nba.com/news/2013-14-nba-gm-survey/index.html

Cant blame them when you know ...you cannot touch/breath or even look at him without getting a foul :man2:

So Harden is the new Wade? Maybe Durant knows what he was talking about after all.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:20 pm

So Kobe chage his Avi to JH1225
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby Battle Tested20 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:36 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:So Kobe chage his Avi to JH1225


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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:03 am

I guess it's more like best SG by default with Kobe achilles injury and Wade falling off ...

Harden is a great PNR player but that's about it for now .. the best defensive teams have no pb to slow him down as Miami and OKC showed it in the 12 and 13 postseason
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Re: Kobe Discussion: #1225 (705)

Postby purp n gold on Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:52 am

^ agreed 100%. Ok, he has the "help" of Dwight now. But let's not forget Harden was completely shut down by Miami in '12, when he had Durant and Westbrook alongside him.
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