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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Azndude2190 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:10 pm

Does that mean he plays at the All Star games?
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Slurpee22 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:33 pm

If, people honestly think Kobe returning will have a affect on our L's are crazy... this team is not well coached.... even if everyone is back by Feb... you are gonna see the team struggle.... this is why the faster this season goes away the better.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Azndude2190 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:39 pm

We'll lose games, but I don't know if we'll be losing games at the rate we are right now. Him coming back could very well move us out of the race for the top 5 picks and closer to the 10th pick.

Kobe take your time :man12:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby revgen on Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:31 pm

Kobe Doesn’t Care For Small Ball, Rips Flagrant Foul Calls

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been even more open with the media since he’s been sidelined with injuries. In Chicago on Monday night, Bryant discussed the ways in which he’s seen the game of basketball evolve since he’s been in the league. Positively, Bryant noted that basketball has gained a global audience and in turn expanded as a global brand with players from all around the world. Negatively, the sport is losing it’s physicality and ‘old school’ style of play, the type of game that Bryant grew up not being able to get enough of.

As Bryant explained his frustrations with professional basketball reverting away from physical contact, he pointed at the emergence of small ball, as taking away a bit of the fun out of the sport, a philosophy Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni not only employs, but is also arguably most known for.

“It’s more of a finesse game. It’s more of small ball, which personally I don’t really care much for,” Bryant admitted at the United Center as media members ears perked up.

Bryant even nodded yes with a grin, followed by, “It’s probably had an impact,” when asked specifically if D’Antoni’s philosophies have contributed to the change.

To go along with the sport losing it’s physical edge, Bryant called out the ridiculousness of today’s flagrant foul calls.

“Some of the flagrant fouls that I see called nowadays makes me nauseous. You can’t touch a guy without it being a flagrant foul.”

Bryant is, of course, exaggerating to make a point, and a point that’s been hammered, especially by the older generations of basketball legends for years. Something that’s not only infiltrating the sport of basketball, but professional sports in general. The National Football League is undergoing a quite comparable amount of fair criticism regarding overly limiting the physicality of the sport. At a certain point, the rigid restrictions take away from the sport that most fans fell in love with. Will it ever go back to the way it used to be? Unlikely, as Kobe pointed out, kids are a little “too sensitive,” these days.



Kobe has been doing a lot of talking lately.

While he tries to make it look like he's just talking about the game in general, it's hard not to make it look like an attack on D'Antoni.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:32 pm

Hmm.... I was called out as an "old guy" when I said essentially the same thing about flagrant fouls.... me thinks Kobe will get a different "evaluation"..... :man10:

Also..... Kobe sees value in big men?.... who knew?......
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Weezy on Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:28 pm

When I saw Kobe say this on tv, about small ball and him not being a fan, I was like "uh, does he realize he's saying he doesn't care for 'Antoni's entire coaching philosophy?". If he does, great, it's a message to the FO that their 48 mil for 2 years player doesn't see eye to eye with the coach and hopefully he's gone by season's end. If Kobe is just talking to talk, well whatever then I guess, but he rarely does that.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby SirJunkyBen on Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:01 pm

Something funny from Vanessa Bryant's Instagram.

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ladyvb24: That awkward moment when you notice a guy dressed in head to toe Kobe gear but they have no idea whose standing around him.


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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:25 am

Kobe likes gritty, hard fought games to let the opposing team know they're the dominant one, no matter if they win by double digit or not. It's whats won him all his hardware. I think it's what he's accustomed to.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby kenzo on Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:39 am

Kobe talking about defense? LOL :man9:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby SK8 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:02 pm

KOBE BRYANT: Bryant is expected to be evaluated when the team returns to Los Angeles on either Monday, Jan. 27., or Tuesday the 28th. Bryant said that he expected to get an MRI in “February,” but that could apparently come a few days prior to the change of month. Kobe’s been keeping in cardio shape by doing work on a stationary bike, but needs the knee fracture to fully heal before he can resume basketball activities. That said, Bryant has made it clear in respective media sessions in Boston and Chicago that he fully plans on returning as soon as he’s physically able.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby karacha on Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:08 pm

He needs to be re-evaluated in February, start practicing... see how he feels in March and go from there. :mhihi:

I'm sure he can play few games in April to get back in shape.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:15 pm

take your time mamba, no rush :mhihi:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:11 pm

Kobe got loud chants from Miami fans at the Miami U Vs. Duke game in Miami! Even with LeBron at the game watching too! :man4:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Battle Tested20 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:44 pm

Kobe8Fan wrote:Kobe got loud chants from Miami fans at the Miami U Vs. Duke game in Miami! Even with LeBron at the game watching too! :man4:

do you have video of this???

Please.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:41 pm

Battle Tested20 wrote:
Kobe8Fan wrote:Kobe got loud chants from Miami fans at the Miami U Vs. Duke game in Miami! Even with LeBron at the game watching too! :man4:

do you have video of this???

Please.

No, I don't have it. :man5:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:11 am

A sneak peak of Kobe 9...

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It looks good to me.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby kenzo on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:41 am

I'll stay with the 8's.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:29 am

When he came back last time, he looked a little heavy; obviously, he was playing himself into shape. He looks lighter in the picture and the Achilles has had more time to recover...also, we ran out of PG which put the bulk of playmaking/ballhandling in his hands which is a lot coming off of a major injury. This time we'll have Marshall who will (at least I hope) handle the ball, initiate the offense, and we'll be able to move Kobe more off-ball using screens, cutting/slashing, etc; that would reduce his wear & tear and allow himself to get back into game shape and start prepare his body for next season.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby therealdeal on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:27 am

Are you talking about that picture right there?

He's wearing long sleeves and pants. His hand is even covering part of his face. How can you tell if he looks lighter?
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:44 am

kenzo wrote:I'll stay with the 8's.


They're really my favorites, too. But at least some good looking 9's - those elites are ugly as hell :man10:
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:55 am

Another colorway and the lows ... well if you want to stay low better get some 8s. I only like the white ones so far.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:15 pm

therealdeal wrote:Are you talking about that picture right there?

He's wearing long sleeves and pants. His hand is even covering part of his face. How can you tell if he looks lighter?


There's another picture I was referring too...I think I may have seen it on LG. He looks lighter than what he did when he initially came back, IMO.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:03 pm

Kobe8Fan wrote:A sneak peak of Kobe 9...

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It looks good to me.


FRESH.
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:48 am

Kobe Bryant Prefers Not To Play In All-Star Game
Jan 23, 2014 10:00 PM EST


Kobe Bryant was voted into this year's NBA All-Star Game as a starting guard, but the Los Angeles Lakers' star made it clear that he would rather not play in the event.

"No, I don't think so," Bryant said flatly.

"With all due respect to the fans who voted me in, and I certainly appreciate that ... but you've got to do the right thing as well. My feeling is you've got to reward these young guys for the work that they've been putting in."

Bryant admitted he'd play limited minutes if he has to play. He added he expected a two-game penalty from the NBA if he skipped it, meaning he might reluctantly suit up.

"It just means somebody will have to lose a spot, unfortunately," Bryant said. "Our backups will be playing a lot if I go in there and do my two minutes and sit down."

Via Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times


Now that's what I call a stupid rule ...
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Re: Kobe Discussion: Reevalutated in early Feb; #BrokenNotBeaten

Postby trodgers on Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:54 am

He avoided the suspension by playing a few minutes a few years back, too. Understand the rule, but sometimes legit injuries are punished by it.
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