Dre Naismith wrote:Charles Barkley was asked by Ernie what were his thoughts on the leadership Kobe showed tonight: "He's like OJ Simpson now, he has to walk a straight line. So of course he's doing that stuff, this is a guy that ran off Phil and Shaq!"
Somehow I just knew that he would twist Kobe's performance into something negative. Sooner or later charles and everybody else who has something to say WILL give Kobe his due respect!
Shaq Fan wrote:Yeah, its Kobe's time, but he can't do it all himself........all Kobe wants is to be like MJ, he doesn't care about a championship.....all he wants are the player award(MVP/scoring leader).
I will say KObe may go off for 40 but the Lakers still won't win
GreatShot wrote:I have been a huge laker fan all my life and I picked the lakers to lose by 10+ tonight. I thought they wouldn't be ready to play as a team yet. I was wrong as we all saw.
My MVP for the game for one reason. Rebounding, rebounding, rebounding! The lakers are going to be soft in the middle all year no matter how well Chris Mihm plays but if you can get 25 rebounds between Odom and Mihm night in and night out pencil the lakers in as the #2 seed behind the timberwolves.
This guy is for real! The reason Chris Mihm gets 23 is as much because of Cook as it is Kobe. Cook spreads the floor a la Dirk Nowtizki. No I am not saying he is the next Dirk, but what he brings to the lakers posts players is invaluable when it comes to spacing. This guy will average 8.5 ppg, 4.5 rbs coming off the bench.
The most remarkable thing about Kobe tonight was not his block or shooting 14/15 for the line. Kobe played this game like Michael Jordan, he let his teamates work around him early on and played to his strengths based on necessity.
Most Important play of the game:
Voshon Lenard tearing his achillies. The direct result is that now the nuggets REALLY need a streaky SG who can hit the three and they might as well pick up a SF in any deal they make to backup Melo. [insert SF's name here] and Rush are on there way to Denver not sure what we get in return but Nene would be a dream come true for this team (No I didn't think about this trade for more then two seconds, but Rush is a great option for Denver and the lakers have the Fowards to spare).
Outlook for the Nuggets: 50 wins could be generous, there will be no spacing for the Denver big men.
Well thats make take I'm sure I could say more but this is what jumped out at me.
propulsiondj wrote:Lakers Dynasty 2000 wrote:Who cares about TNT's analysts...
By the way, someone told me on AIM they mentioned Kobe recieved "Mixed reactions" from the crowd. Did TNT say this?
yeah TNT said it
purple_and_gold_fever wrote:it was
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