Who's the face of the USA team??? Kobe or Lebron??

Postby Weezy on Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:16 am

I'd say it's pretty close between them, but when it comes down to the games and the US starts winning it will most likely be Kobe as the face because he is new to the team and if he plays a big part he will get the most written about him. I'm sure these guys don't REALLY care who is though, they just wanna win. One thing I do find funny and notice about LeBron though is that he always tries to keep up with Kobe. In yesterday's game, Kobe started shooting DEEP 3's and then on the next posession LeBron fired a deep 3, trying to get the crowd to cheer him too. And he tries EXTRA hard to race back and block Kobe. The same stuff happens at the all-star game, it's funny. I guess it's understandable because of course you want to go your hardest against he best, just like Kobe tried to take it to Jordan when he was young. (not saying Kobe is Jordan)
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Postby LawSin on Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:33 am

w/o kobe this is basically the same team that disappointed last time..
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Postby ImmortalD24 on Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:48 am

lilkhmerkid4u wrote:[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pog6k4onaZQ&mode=related&search"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pog6k4onaZQ&mode=related&search[/url]

LOL @ Lebron

"I'm the number 1 leader of this USA Team. I have to lead by example."

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ummmmmmmmm no. Kobe Bryant


Now thats the second time he said that...

heres the first in a different interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3ZJMhDaUWw
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Postby jimbo327 on Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:52 am

Seriously, is this even being discussed. I mean, come on, we all know how LeBRONZE got his nick. Let's ride Kobe to the Gold.
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Postby Armo Flava on Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:07 am

Jack13 wrote:Kobe hands down
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Re: Who's the face of the USA team??? Kobe or Lebron??

Postby blakeruns on Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:24 am

iLikeBigBUTTS wrote:[

I asked 10 NBA all-stars last season who they would choose as the league's most talented player. Eight picked Kobe Bryant.




i would love to know who the 2 people were
and who they chose instead.
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Re: Who's the face of the USA team??? Kobe or Lebron??

Postby ImmortalD24 on Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:32 am

blakeruns wrote:
iLikeBigBUTTS wrote:[

I asked 10 NBA all-stars last season who they would choose as the league's most talented player. Eight picked Kobe Bryant.




i would love to know who the 2 people were
and who they chose instead.


Simple..

Dirk Nowitzki - "Steve Nash"

Steve Nash- "Dirk Nowitzki"
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Re: Who's the face of the USA team??? Kobe or Lebron??

Postby Propulsion on Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:36 am

ImmortalD24 wrote:
blakeruns wrote:
iLikeBigBUTTS wrote:[

I asked 10 NBA all-stars last season who they would choose as the league's most talented player. Eight picked Kobe Bryant.




i would love to know who the 2 people were
and who they chose instead.


Simple..

Dirk Nowitzki - "Steve Nash"

Steve Nash- "Dirk Nowitzki"


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Postby ivanesh on Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:56 am

Jack13 wrote:Kobe hands down


exactly, even on NBA.com last few days, they showed 100 times Kobe on th photos from the US camp...it's Kobe!!! :jam2:
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Postby Satan on Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:07 am

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Postby hollywood swinger on Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:18 am

who cares the nba is fixed. nba= no bet's allowed
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:57 pm

If Lechoke I mean Lebron is the leader of the team then how come he only got us a bronze medal last year, if any player from last years roster should have been the leader it is Melo and now that Kobe had to watch last year's team, he must of felt like down MAN these don't have that special and unique edge!!

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Postby THE_DAGGER on Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:24 pm

I say Kobe. But, the media and the general NBA fan will say LeBron. Just look at that ESPN "Who's now" thing. Kobe couldn't even beat A-Rod. LeBron is probably going to win that whole thing. He's more marketable at this point.

Look at the press conference after the game yesterday. LeBron sat in the center and Kobe and Kidd sat next to him. I just look at it as foregone conclusion that he's the face.

But, like a previous poster said, LeBron can be the face, Kobe's the heart.
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Postby revgen on Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:47 pm

Kobe 'n Kidd are the leaders of the team. Without a doubt.
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Postby Geno on Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:09 am

Not hating on James, but I'd rather have Melo as the face and leader of the team.
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Postby LUUUKE on Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:57 am

hollywood swinger wrote:tim donaghy.


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Postby gdchild on Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:37 am

I find it funny how the media tools and James all claimed Team USA should all be about teamwork, and they prematurely urged Kobe to 'fit in' and not to show his supposed selfishness, yet they have to focus on who its face is.
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Postby kb24thebest on Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:49 pm

Its gonna be kinda hard to be the face of USA when the fans in vegas will be chanting Kobe's name all summer long, just like the all-star game and on Sun.
Plus, Kobe is going to be the go to guy, not Lebron. Also, no one will look up to LBJ like they will to Kobe or Kidd, its kind of embarrassing and akward for another player of the same age, or older than lebron to be looking up to him, especially when their skill level is near or equal to Lebron, and even more so when you have such an accomplished player like Kobe who has done it all, and who is usually agreed upon as the best player in the NBA.
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Postby Tragic on Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:43 pm

revgen wrote:Kobe 'n Kidd are the leaders of the team. Without a doubt.
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Postby karver on Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:21 am

Kobe's behind of this team. If team looses, everybody will surely kick this behind , unfortunately.
if face=leader, i think kobe is...
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Postby ladam24 on Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:59 am

Kobe will be blamed if we (some how ) lose or don't live up to expectations.
LeBron will be praised when we do well, It's just the way BSPN is.
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Postby slimjim on Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:39 pm

forget being a laker fan... even a kobe hater would say kobe.

come on... not a debate IMO.

kobe is a vet with a butt load of experience, one of the top players, clutch.

lebron is one of the top players. that's it. isn't a vet, isn't clutch. 1 outta 3.

coach K thinks it's kobe.

I'd give it to kidd before lebron... lebron is still a young gun... by next olympics... i'd expect lebron to be the leader... but this is kobe's time.

while the article does bring up good points on kobe having more baggage compared to lebron, the article fails to mention kobe has remained 100% consistant on his stance for team USA. it's all about the team... i don't want to talk about the lakers... i'm just focusing on team USA.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:28 pm

A leader doesn't have to announce he is a leader. Bron is caught up in the hype created around him. If I had to claim a leader from the big 3 from that draft class (Bron, Wade, Melo) I would easily put Melo who took all the crap from the Larry Brown and still came back. He showed up and didn't complain about coaching, playing time or anything. Lebron and Wade both failed to show up in the clutch and failed to lead a very well built Team to the Gold medal game twice. No Lebron isn't the leader he is just another skilled piece of a well stacked team.

You have to have faith in your leader, believe in his ability and believe he is going to battle with you and for you. You also have to respect him/his game while understanding his commitment to the overall goal of the team. I say that would be Kidd, who put his 28-0 international record on the line for Team USA. Billups who has the veteran moxy and respect from all the other players. Kobe who is considered the best of the best active players period. These three guys have the tools, the experience, the desire and the respect to lead this team to victory. All I have to do is ask myself which players would I want making the final decission in the make or break game? Kobe, Kidd, Billups and Melo would be my choices in no particular order. I'll even say I like Wade if he is surrounded by three point shooters because of his first step but I wouldn't trust Lebron to finish the game off. On this team he is a primary roll player IMO.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Postby Pimpeasy on Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:54 pm

that video was funny...Lebron was delusional...didn't even say it with conviction...said it like he was skurred...but what was really funny was the comments of the posters...you ought to go back and read the comments...one kid simple said:

"Hey Lebron...Kobe's in da house motha f*ccccaaaaaaaaaaaa....." <lmao>
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Postby Radner on Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:48 am

It's going to be really funny when Kobe has to take the GW shot.
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