KB24 wrote:I didn't expect so much common sense in this thread. I must admit, I'm surprised...
even the biggest Laker fans are getting used to the idea that Kobe isn't head and shoulders above everyone else.
Even though with him on my team...I kind of never get rid of that feeling that he can still win any game by himself alone on a given night. I still expect amazing things from Kobe and I still have the confidence to trash talk and feel confident in close games etc...I still expect him to score on a pull up J whenever we desperately need a basket...
ahhhh....I could cry when I think he is probably retiring in 2 years. I have never followed someone from his baby steps into his retirement with such passion and joy....extreme ups (championships, scoring sprees, clutch shots) and extreme downs (trade demands, finals losses, denver issue)...its going to such so hard for me...I will be devestated, I truly will.
When I sometimes here people talk passionately about someone from the 70s, 80s then I think...yawn. Having gone through this now...I fully expect to have the same issue in 30 years when I tell people how AMAZING this dude was that was named after a japanese steak.
I need to mentally prepare myself and that process has begun...I hope I can get in there in time for 2014.
Ditto. I was able to catch the very tail end of Magic's career. But I was stoked when Kobe was traded here and it has been a fun ride.
But I really do feel he should have been ranked higher, maybe 3rd or 4th at least, especially after being 2nd in the league in scoring by mere TENTHS of a point, not to mention being injured TWICE, and still being able to be effective. How many guys shut it down after tearing a ligament in their shooting hand? Or still able to maintain high scoring after having their nose broke? Oh did I mention 2nd in the league in scoring? I mean he's basically ranked lower than 2 players who couldn't finish the season due to injuries. I mean...oh wait, it's BSPN? oh that explains it...nevermind.