D’Angelo Russell On Clutch Moments: ‘I’m Built For This’
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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell had one of his best games of the early season so far.

In the Lakers loss to the Orlando Magic, Russell totaled 14 points, six rebounds, and three assists. More importantly, Russell played a team-high 31 minutes, including seven in the fourth quarter.

Russell found himself playing a key role for the team down the stretch of a very tight game and when asked about it, Russell showed his trademark confidence according to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes:

Russell’s confidence has never wavered despite his minutes being inconsistent so far in this early season. Many fans had been calling for Russell to get more minutes in the fourth quarter and he earned them with a solid performance on this night.

The question now is if Russell will be able to build on this performance. While he played well offensively, there were still some issues defensively. Russell also had some uncharacteristic turnovers, totaling three on the night.

Expectations for Russell have been extremely high, sometimes leading to some unfair criticism this season, but Russell has always embraced everything that comes with being the second overall pick. As long as his confidence remains the same and his game continues to develop, Russell should be just fine.

Rook looked good last night. Loved seeing him get to the rim against a team that isn’t good at protecting the rim. Tells you he is watching scouting reports and getting them.

  • Rook looked good last night. Loved seeing him get to the rim against a team that isn’t good at protecting the rim. Tells you he is watching scouting reports and getting them.

  • I know a guy who was really built for it. He doesn’t have to worry about anybody blocking his shot. All he needs to do is fire it up. Made it but just a nano second off. Good shot Zing.
    As for our guy DR. I’d like to see that easy pass in a most basic play any coach can draw up, not get botched up – Execute that, maybe you get more responsibilities.

  • I can tell you right now that he is absolutely not built for closing games……Byron Scott, that is.

  • I know a guy who was really built for it. He doesn’t have to worry about anybody blocking his shot. All he needs to do is fire it up. Made it but just a nano second off. Good shot Zing.
    As for our guy DR. I’d like to see that easy pass in a most basic play any coach can draw up, not get botched up – Execute that, maybe you get more responsibilities.

  • I can tell you right now that he is absolutely not built for closing games……Byron Scott, that is.

  • I guess Scott heard the loud criticisms spreading all around Staples and El Segundo; he should listen to it more often as that will help improve on his coaching acumen.

  • What a hater lol. But it was nice to see Fisher trust Zing even if he blew it.

  • I guess Scott heard the loud criticisms spreading all around Staples and El Segundo; he should listen to it more often as that will help improve on his coaching acumen.

  • What a hater lol. But it was nice to see Fisher trust Zing even if he blew it.

  • Yeah giving him substantial minutes will help him more accustomed with NBA brand of game. He will be fine if given the trust and confidence.

  • Yeah giving him substantial minutes will help him more accustomed with NBA brand of game. He will be fine if given the trust and confidence.

  • even they loose against Magic you can see that he can produce and hoping that he will be able to develop his defense………

  • even they loose against Magic you can see that he can produce and hoping that he will be able to develop his defense………

  • Media making a big story about nothing we know he is the #2 pick.

    we also know hes not on the court bc clarkson and lou will are scoring better and more often.

    Like they said on access sportsnet Lakers he will get his call up and he should just be ready.

    We dont need to make a problem out of nothing. If the kid is ready when coach scott tries him in the 4th he needs to take over and be aggressive.
    I dont know what else to say about this?
    More media hype….

  • Media making a big story about nothing we know he is the #2 pick.

    we also know hes not on the court bc clarkson and lou will are scoring better and more often.

    Like they said on access sportsnet Lakers he will get his call up and he should just be ready.

    We dont need to make a problem out of nothing. If the kid is ready when coach scott tries him in the 4th he needs to take over and be aggressive.
    I dont know what else to say about this?
    More media hype….

  • If we need more explanation look at Kobe’s first 3 seasons.
    Please tell me where he was?
    On the BENCH.

    Kobe played SUPER low minutes nowhere near 40.

    Russel is already getting about 30ish…

  • If we need more explanation look at Kobe’s first 3 seasons.
    Please tell me where he was?
    On the BENCH.

    Kobe played SUPER low minutes nowhere near 40.

    Russel is already getting about 30ish…

  • “I’m built for this…” way to bold of a statement at this point. Go out and prove it…don’t talk about it.

  • “I’m built for this…” way to bold of a statement at this point. Go out and prove it…don’t talk about it.

  • confidence is not a bad thing.
    media is probing for things to talk about who cares?
    let him be like nick young and talk trash thats what makes the game fun.

  • confidence is not a bad thing.
    media is probing for things to talk about who cares?
    let him be like nick young and talk trash thats what makes the game fun.

  • Nick has been in the league for a while. Russell has 8 games and not many of them have been good.

  • Nick has been in the league for a while. Russell has 8 games and not many of them have been good.

  • Giving a rookie confidence can only lead to better things.
    You’ll see. I expect him to break out soon.
    Maybe not this month….
    But definately this year.
    He’s going to do just like Clarkson and you will see him have a really good game.

  • Giving a rookie confidence can only lead to better things.
    You’ll see. I expect him to break out soon.
    Maybe not this month….
    But definately this year.
    He’s going to do just like Clarkson and you will see him have a really good game.

  • Didn’t Randle say to cut the egos??? That was an egotistical statement Russell made. Young man hasn’t been in the league 10 games yet, and already talking about what he’s built for. That’s a bad sign for the future.

    People have hated Kobe’s cocking attitude since he entered the league, so don’t tell me people are going to love this.

  • Didn’t Randle say to cut the egos??? That was an egotistical statement Russell made. Young man hasn’t been in the league 10 games yet, and already talking about what he’s built for. That’s a bad sign for the future.

    People have hated Kobe’s cocking attitude since he entered the league, so don’t tell me people are going to love this.

  • Noone has to love it.
    Thats why trash talk exists.
    It makes you play harder, you want to tear the other guy down.
    Lets just hope Dangelo does the tearing and is not on the recieving end….
    On another note….
    I dont think these recent losses had anything to do with Dangelo playing or not playing.
    Whoever is on the floor is responsible for boxing out grabbing rebounds, and also helping out Roy Hibbert clogging the paint.
    This is a team effort we cant just single out 1 guy here.

  • Noone has to love it.
    Thats why trash talk exists.
    It makes you play harder, you want to tear the other guy down.
    Lets just hope Dangelo does the tearing and is not on the recieving end….
    On another note….
    I dont think these recent losses had anything to do with Dangelo playing or not playing.
    Whoever is on the floor is responsible for boxing out grabbing rebounds, and also helping out Roy Hibbert clogging the paint.
    This is a team effort we cant just single out 1 guy here.

  • This isn’t trash talking. Trash talking is directed towards an opponent, team or city. This is just cocky talking.

  • This isn’t trash talking. Trash talking is directed towards an opponent, team or city. This is just cocky talking.

  • No..He may be a huge talent. Is he a work in progress or is he a finished product?

  • No..He may be a huge talent. Is he a work in progress or is he a finished product?

  • Work in progress. He’s a huge talent who is turning in a player. A guy with 10 years old can be a huge talent, but needs time to turn in a ready product

  • Work in progress. He’s a huge talent who is turning in a player. A guy with 10 years old can be a huge talent, but needs time to turn in a ready product

  • I dont love it….no.
    But i accept it from one guy to another.
    Have you ever played street ball?
    Trash talk isnt even the beginning man.
    They play like prison rules no fouls, no 3 pointers.
    Its a rough game.
    The NBA is so soft dude everytime i watch it im like really he barely touched him?
    You cant sit over there and complain because he is cocky.
    Noone ever said nothing to Michael Jordan did they?
    They didnt and noone has a right to tell you not to be cocky.
    I hope he tears up the entire NBA including steph curry.
    A little trash talk isnt a bad thing as long as you dont go OD with it.
    I trash talk my friends when i play them to be funny not a Di**.
    Its all in fun man i hope you play basketball yourself.
    So you can understand. If you dont watch when Kobe plays against melo lebron or KD or even wade.
    They go at it but you know they are good friends.
    Its just a game.

  • I dont love it….no.
    But i accept it from one guy to another.
    Have you ever played street ball?
    Trash talk isnt even the beginning man.
    They play like prison rules no fouls, no 3 pointers.
    Its a rough game.
    The NBA is so soft dude everytime i watch it im like really he barely touched him?
    You cant sit over there and complain because he is cocky.
    Noone ever said nothing to Michael Jordan did they?
    They didnt and noone has a right to tell you not to be cocky.
    I hope he tears up the entire NBA including steph curry.
    A little trash talk isnt a bad thing as long as you dont go OD with it.
    I trash talk my friends when i play them to be funny not a Di**.
    Its all in fun man i hope you play basketball yourself.
    So you can understand. If you dont watch when Kobe plays against melo lebron or KD or even wade.
    They go at it but you know they are good friends.
    Its just a game.

  • Still you don’t talk before you have accomplished anything. You don’t see Okafor, Towns, Porzingis…talking.

  • Still you don’t talk before you have accomplished anything. You don’t see Okafor, Towns, Porzingis…talking.

  • Like I said…this isn’t trash talking. I had no problem with randle talking smack with KG or Green…it was in the game and it was directed at a player.

    Russell is just talking to the media.

  • Like I said…this isn’t trash talking. I had no problem with randle talking smack with KG or Green…it was in the game and it was directed at a player.

    Russell is just talking to the media.

  • He cant guard me he cant guard me!
    that was epic!
    I laughed so hard and even rewinded it on my DVR musta watched it like 20x. lol.
    You have to admit that was funny dude.
    We as fans like a little entertainment.
    MWP flexing his biceps or Nance Jr’s dunk over ezizel.
    i know i mispelled it.

  • He cant guard me he cant guard me!
    that was epic!
    I laughed so hard and even rewinded it on my DVR musta watched it like 20x. lol.
    You have to admit that was funny dude.
    We as fans like a little entertainment.
    MWP flexing his biceps or Nance Jr’s dunk over ezizel.
    i know i mispelled it.

  • I agree with you it should be directed at somebody….
    Like curry or another elite PG.
    then when he plays that team he better bring it!
    when you run your mouth if you dont back it up your toast.
    but if you call someone out and you do do it.
    then you got credit. you feel me?
    I hope he knows what he is doing.

  • I agree with you it should be directed at somebody….
    Like curry or another elite PG.
    then when he plays that team he better bring it!
    when you run your mouth if you dont back it up your toast.
    but if you call someone out and you do do it.
    then you got credit. you feel me?
    I hope he knows what he is doing.

  • Exactly man. Hes 19 too.
    when i was 19 i probably would be so reckless and stupid.
    This kid is pretty mature and hes in the NBA a mans league now.
    We have to lay off and just let him do his thing.
    You know Lucas?

  • Exactly man. Hes 19 too.
    when i was 19 i probably would be so reckless and stupid.
    This kid is pretty mature and hes in the NBA a mans league now.
    We have to lay off and just let him do his thing.
    You know Lucas?

  • He doesn’t. He continues to talk to the media instead of play. He is the youngest guy on the team. He should be quiet.

    John Thompson use to keep his young players from the media. Young guys should just be quiet and play.

  • Because they dont have confidence to talk.
    Thats on them, Dangelo is getting all the attention and fame not them.
    Some guys can talk to hot women while the rest of us just stand by and stare.
    Some have it in them and other just dont.
    I hope whatever Dangelo is doing he knows what to do.
    Because if he is just tlaking hes in for something else…….

  • He doesn’t. He continues to talk to the media instead of play. He is the youngest guy on the team. He should be quiet.

    John Thompson use to keep his young players from the media. Young guys should just be quiet and play.

  • Because they dont have confidence to talk.
    Thats on them, Dangelo is getting all the attention and fame not them.
    Some guys can talk to hot women while the rest of us just stand by and stare.
    Some have it in them and other just dont.
    I hope whatever Dangelo is doing he knows what to do.
    Because if he is just talking smack hes in for something else…….

  • I liked it. That was trash talking. This is just talking cocky. Didn’t Randle say, no egos.

  • I liked it. That was trash talking. This is just talking cocky. Didn’t Randle say, no egos.

  • Hey if he thinks he can do it fine.
    We will find out soon enough if its just trash talk or he can really back it up.
    We cant judge him off just talk.
    Give him time to back it up and do it.

  • Really? Towns doesn’t have confidence to talk? Okafor just won a college championship as the main guy and he can’t talk?

    He is setting himself up for failure.

  • Hey if he thinks he can do it fine.
    We will find out soon enough if its just trash talk or he can really back it up.
    We cant judge him off just talk.
    Give him time to back it up and do it.

  • Really? Towns doesn’t have confidence to talk? Okafor just won a college championship as the main guy and he can’t talk?

    He is setting himself up for failure.

  • Randle can trash talk so can lou williams.
    Even jordan clarkson could be a trash talker.
    But i also really respect the humble in Clarkson.
    He will flex after a dunk or do signs to the Laker bench.
    But he isnt talking with his mouth.
    Well not that ive seen anyways.

  • Randle can trash talk so can lou williams.
    Even jordan clarkson could be a trash talker.
    But i also really respect the humble in Clarkson.
    He will flex after a dunk or do signs to the Laker bench.
    But he isnt talking with his mouth.
    Well not that ive seen anyways.

  • Well then let him do it.
    But if hes trash talking he must be confident.
    Why else would he dig a grave if he cant back it up.
    It doesnt make sense bro.

  • Well then let him do it.
    But if hes trash talking he must be confident.
    Why else would he dig a grave if he cant back it up.
    It doesnt make sense bro.

  • hopefully its Randle or Clarkson either guy has real potential to be an all star.
    Maybe even elite.

  • hopefully its Randle or Clarkson either guy has real potential to be an all star.
    Maybe even elite.

  • we know one thing.
    and thats your not the boss here.
    i am fool. now get lost

  • 75 pct of the comments i post arent 10 paragraphs long looking for a thumbs up.
    are u a loser or what?
    who comes here to count numbers?
    you aint a boss more like a nerd.

  • 75 pct of the comments i post arent 10 paragraphs long looking for a thumbs up.
    are u a loser or what?
    who comes here to count numbers?
    you aint a boss more like a nerd.

  • A fool can be confident. Is that a good thing?

    You are making no sense if you believe that Russell is right to be talking this much so early in his career.

  • A fool can be confident. Is that a good thing?

    You are making no sense if you believe that Russell is right to be talking this much so early in his career.

  • Right now hes Cocky its not confident until you back it up. Johny Manziel was “confident” and you see how that worked out so far.

  • Right now hes Cocky its not confident until you back it up. Johny Manziel was “confident” and you see how that worked out so far.

  • Difference between Clarkson and Russell. Clarkson kept his mouth shut rookie year and let the game come to him while being hungry and humble. Russell scores 14pts doesn’t win and he’s “Built for this”. Kind of getting tired of him already would be nice to hear him say i need to get better on rotations and not loosing my man for a wide open 3.

  • Difference between Clarkson and Russell. Clarkson kept his mouth shut rookie year and let the game come to him while being hungry and humble. Russell scores 14pts doesn’t win and he’s “Built for this”. Kind of getting tired of him already would be nice to hear him say i need to get better on rotations and not loosing my man for a wide open 3.

  • Call it hate if you like. But what’s not true? Do you not agree that DR or anybody else for that matter, should master the simple task before being given a harder task.
    Fish gave Zing the big boy responsibility and he nearly delivered. As oppose to Scott who gave his kid a baby step task. I’d take someone who barely failed at harder task over someone who almost blew a remedial task any day.

  • Call it hate if you like. But what’s not true? Do you not agree that DR or anybody else for that matter, should master the simple task before being given a harder task.
    Fish gave Zing the big boy responsibility and he nearly delivered. As oppose to Scott who gave his kid a baby step task. I’d take someone who barely failed at harder task over someone who almost blew a remedial task any day.

  • Let the non-lottery guys talk about that stuff. Russell is the number 2 pick! He’s built for this!

  • Let the non-lottery guys talk about that stuff. Russell is the number 2 pick! He’s built for this!

  • It’s funny because LNJ was way too diplomatic last night..dude should have been banging his chest. He could turn out to be the steal of the draft.

  • It’s funny because LNJ was way too diplomatic last night..dude should have been banging his chest. He could turn out to be the steal of the draft.

  • I actually like the quiet guys that let their game do the talking. Kawhi leonard is one of my favorite players right now. Don’t get me wrong Every once in a while when you throw down a monster dunk or hit a big shot with the game on the line i like to see a celebration.

  • I actually like the quiet guys that let their game do the talking. Kawhi leonard is one of my favorite players right now. Don’t get me wrong Every once in a while when you throw down a monster dunk or hit a big shot with the game on the line i like to see a celebration.

  • Everyone on this team from the coaching staff to the players must all be smoking or drinking that good stuff.

  • Everyone on this team from the coaching staff to the players must all be smoking or drinking that good stuff.

  • That’s the difference in being drafted 2nd vs 46th. Jordan felt slighted while D’Angelo thinks he’s a God. Their personalities are just different. Jordan is a humble cool guy off the court but a monster on the court while D’Angelo thinks he’s too cool for everything. Dude is on instagram 24/7 liking pictures of sk@nks. He’s going to get caught up one day-watch it happen. He better ask Kobe about chasing those wh_res instead of focusing on his job.

  • We have to have faith for it to work.
    And he aint my favorite player but i back him up.
    I hope Dangelo does his thing.
    get more aggressive and keep scoring.
    He can knock down 3s and that short jumper so if he keeps doing that and alot more often he will break it.
    people will respect his shot and then he can pass easier.

  • Yeah Kobe only played 15 MPG, but look at the team. Only 3 Rooks. Oh and Kobe was just 17 when he signed. 50 wins.
    1996-97 Guards were established. Nick the quick and Eddie Jones

    Rookie D Fish
    1997-98 we get Jon Barry 5 years in the league. 60 wins.
    98-99 he starts all games in a strike shortened season. and he’s 19-20.
    Look at our current team: Marcelo and who else…nobody is a true point guard. And Lou Will, let’s just say, he’s not point and he sucks as taking last shots.
    You may argue that the “Princeton O” doesn’t need a true point, but still look at the roster. Basically 5 rookies and 2 sophs.
    He needs to get the burn when available.

  • Towns is a mature and very well adjusted young man. His father coached. There’s nothing lacking in confidence with him. he just chooses the path of action than talk.

  • That’s the difference in being drafted 2nd vs 46th. Jordan felt slighted while D’Angelo thinks he’s a God. Their personalities are just different. Jordan is a humble cool guy off the court but a monster on the court while D’Angelo thinks he’s too cool for everything. Dude is on instagram 24/7 liking pictures of sk@nks. He’s going to get caught up one day-watch it happen. He better ask Kobe about chasing those wh_res instead of focusing on his job.

  • We have to have faith for it to work.
    And he aint my favorite player but i back him up.
    I hope Dangelo does his thing.
    get more aggressive and keep scoring.
    He can knock down 3s and that short jumper so if he keeps doing that and alot more often he will break it.
    people will respect his shot and then he can pass easier.

  • Yeah Kobe only played 15 MPG, but look at the team. Only 3 Rooks. Oh and Kobe was just 17 when he signed. 50 wins.
    1996-97 Guards were established. Nick the quick and Eddie Jones

    Rookie D Fish
    1997-98 we get Jon Barry 5 years in the league. 60 wins.
    98-99 he starts all games in a strike shortened season. and he’s 19-20.
    Look at our current team: Marcelo and who else…nobody is a true point guard. And Lou Will, let’s just say, he’s not point and he sucks as taking last shots.
    You may argue that the “Princeton O” doesn’t need a true point, but still look at the roster. Basically 5 rookies and 2 sophs.
    He needs to get the burn when available.

  • Towns is a mature and very well adjusted young man. His father coached. There’s nothing lacking in confidence with him. he just chooses the path of action than talk.

  • Yeah but we picked Dangelo #2 we cant go back and change it now.
    We have to make it work and Dangelo has to step up and start being more aggressive and score alot more points.

  • Yeah but we picked Dangelo #2 we cant go back and change it now.
    We have to make it work and Dangelo has to step up and start being more aggressive and score alot more points.

  • Yea he should be playing.
    But to me i think Huertas is deserving hes no rookie.
    To the NBA maybe but the dudes 32.
    I think Huertas should start and use Dangelo 3rd and 4th quarters.
    Use Huertas early maybe 1st and 2nd quarters.
    Give each PG decent mins maybe split it up 24 each guy.
    that sounds like a compromise…….

  • Yea he should be playing.
    But to me i think Huertas is deserving hes no rookie.
    To the NBA maybe but the dudes 32.
    I think Huertas should start and use Dangelo 3rd and 4th quarters.
    Use Huertas early maybe 1st and 2nd quarters.
    Give each PG decent mins maybe split it up 24 each guy.
    that sounds like a compromise…….

  • Clarkson and Randle have better chances at getting in the all-star game than our PG. Complete unlikely all 3 gets in. Plausible is 1 player down the line. Who do you pick?
    My bet is on Randle. And that hinges on him making 15 footers consistently.

    Being able to get Pts plus rebounds give him a shot. As for clarkson, his only stat stuffing would be scoring. DR may be able to score but assists will never be high if he chooses to sit on the perimeter all time.

  • Clarkson and Randle have better chances at getting in the all-star game than our PG. Complete unlikely all 3 gets in. Plausible is 1 player down the line. Who do you pick?
    My bet is on Randle. And that hinges on him making 15 footers consistently.

    Being able to get Pts plus rebounds give him a shot. As for clarkson, his only stat stuffing would be scoring. DR may be able to score but assists will never be high if he chooses to sit on the perimeter all time.

  • you’re right. Only way he can live up to his own billing is to step it up. Attack the basket. Aggression. None of this taking 6-7 secs to take the ball up and dribbling 3-5 secs then passing it off to someone on the arc.

    Not sure why he can’t see that.

  • you’re right. Only way he can live up to his own billing is to step it up. Attack the basket. Aggression. None of this taking 6-7 secs to take the ball up and dribbling 3-5 secs then passing it off to someone on the arc.

    Not sure why he can’t see that.

  • Well we at least know that he will keep shooting. Kobe must be rubbing off with that 6/15 night! And people said Kobe wasn’t teaching him anything.

  • Well we at least know that he will keep shooting. Kobe must be rubbing off with that 6/15 night! And people said Kobe wasn’t teaching him anything.

  • that team is better than this, if anything DLo,Randle and JC must be thrown to the fire playing 28-32 minutes(nope not 35-40)

  • that team is better than this, if anything DLo,Randle and JC must be thrown to the fire playing 28-32 minutes(nope not 35-40)

  • I’m sorry but LouWill has had two chance to win games for us from short distance and missed badly twice. Not to mention his 30% FG isn’t impressing me so far.

  • I’m sorry but LouWill has had two chance to win games for us from short distance and missed badly twice. Not to mention his 30% FG isn’t impressing me so far.

  • Yeah, I’ve noticed Okafor seems like a shrinking violet. A delicate flower he is. No confidence at all, yeah, yeah, that sounds good. Let’s go with that…

  • Yeah, I’ve noticed Okafor seems like a shrinking violet. A delicate flower he is. No confidence at all, yeah, yeah, that sounds good. Let’s go with that…

  • Big mouth and yet Lakers are 1-7… And the start of the season for the Lakes are some of the EASIEST more WINNABLE games thus far.

  • Big mouth and yet Lakers are 1-7… And the start of the season for the Lakes are some of the EASIEST more WINNABLE games thus far.

  • Stop interrupting with facts and logic. Take that nonsence to another board. Ok, guys let’s continue the chanting! Russell good… ~ Okafor bad… Wash, rinse, and repeat.

  • Stop interrupting with facts and logic. Take that nonsence to another board. Ok, guys let’s continue the chanting! Russell good… ~ Okafor bad… Wash, rinse, and repeat.

  • But you can’t also act like he doesn’t know what he needs to improve on. He knows, it’s just his confidence that will keep him relevant because he knows the work that he puts in will pay off eventually.

  • But you can’t also act like he doesn’t know what he needs to improve on. He knows, it’s just his confidence that will keep him relevant because he knows the work that he puts in will pay off eventually.

  • Come on man, quit judging because the kid has an Instagram. Everyone on the team says he has been working on his game just stop hating because that’s exactly how you are sounding. I might be wrong but I’m only saying it because you sure sound like a hater. SMH

  • Come on man, quit judging because the kid has an Instagram. Everyone on the team says he has been working on his game just stop hating because that’s exactly how you are sounding. I might be wrong but I’m only saying it because you sure sound like a hater. SMH

  • Kobe was not the #2 pick. He earned his stripes, playing time, and his money

  • Kobe was not the #2 pick. He earned his stripes, playing time, and his money

  • This guy came into the league saying he’s the best…he got awful quiet soon. One good game and he’s already talking?

    Confidence doesn’t waver…but it seems arrogance does

  • This guy came into the league saying he’s the best…he got awful quiet soon. One good game and he’s already talking?

    Confidence doesn’t waver…but it seems arrogance does

  • i hear you man but hes 19.
    what was Kobe doing his 1st year?
    2nd year? 3rd year?
    riding the bench.
    Im a huge Kobe fan but even i know it takes time…..
    nothing happens overnight. go to a gym you wont see results for months.

  • i hear you man but hes 19.
    what was Kobe doing his 1st year?
    2nd year? 3rd year?
    riding the bench.
    Im a huge Kobe fan but even i know it takes time…..
    nothing happens overnight. go to a gym you wont see results for months.

  • i hope so i love Randle he is a complete player.
    hes like lamar odom,lebron, and zbo put together.
    into 1 badas* player….

  • i hope so i love Randle he is a complete player.
    hes like lamar odom,lebron, and zbo put together.
    into 1 badas* player….

  • 30 is about what he plays now. Dlo.
    Kobe wasnt even a starter the 1st three years in the NBA.
    he didnt start until 2000.
    MPG(minutes per game)
    1st year 15.5
    2nd year 26.0
    3rd year 37.9

  • 30 is about what he plays now. Dlo.
    Kobe wasnt even a starter the 1st three years in the NBA.
    he didnt start until 2000.
    MPG(minutes per game)
    1st year 15.5
    2nd year 26.0
    3rd year 37.9

  • We will soon enough see if its just talk or not.
    But right now its too soon to judge him.
    Wait a year or two before you place judgement out.
    Remember only god can judge people.

  • We will soon enough see if its just talk or not.
    But right now its too soon to judge him.
    Wait a year or two before you place judgement out.
    Remember only god can judge people.

  • hey as long as he is being aggressive i dont care.
    i want him taking more jumpers and 3s.
    he looks to be a good shooter very accurate too.
    i wish him luck……..

  • hey as long as he is being aggressive i dont care.
    i want him taking more jumpers and 3s.
    he looks to be a good shooter very accurate too.
    i wish him luck……..

  • Im glad someone agrees with me.
    I hope he is more aggressive his shot isnt bad either.
    I can see him racking up points real quik.
    getting to 20 shouldnt be hard for him.
    it would shut alot of people up if he had a few games with 20+ let Clarkson or Randle handle the ball let him shoot.
    once he gets some 20 point games put him back at PG and let him pass the rock………
    thats my idea.

  • Im glad someone agrees with me.
    I hope he is more aggressive his shot isnt bad either.
    I can see him racking up points real quik.
    getting to 20 shouldnt be hard for him.
    it would shut alot of people up if he had a few games with 20+ let Clarkson or Randle handle the ball let him shoot.
    once he gets some 20 point games put him back at PG and let him pass the rock………
    thats my idea.

  • im glad we didnt pick okafor.
    im tired of people complaining.
    we drafted dangelo deal with it……….

  • im glad we didnt pick okafor.
    im tired of people complaining.
    we drafted dangelo deal with it……….

  • I actually wanted them to draft him. He was on my list but the truth is the truth. Why can’t we speak freely? We are supposed to ignore when guys play bad and that means you are a hater? No.

  • I actually wanted them to draft him. He was on my list but the truth is the truth. Why can’t we speak freely? We are supposed to ignore when guys play bad and that means you are a hater? No.

  • Nor starting games. How many times have the Lakers started down at least 7?

  • Nor starting games. How many times have the Lakers started down at least 7?

  • I’m not judging him as a person. I’m judging his game. This has nothing to do with god,but since you brought it up.

    That only applies to judging people and the person they are…not basketball.

    You told me not to judge yet said its OK in a year or two.

    Fact is, he’s been playing bad. This isn’t subjective, they are facts. Once he improves or shows a glimpse…people won’t say he’s trash. Simple as that

    If you’re a known criminal, people will perceive and treat you like a criminal. Even if that criminal is simply grocery shopping. Why? It’s human nature. It’s a necessary trait that allows us to perceive danger, and ultimately survive. And survival is the ultimate goal of any race (human, animal, etc)

    So in that instance, judgment is innate and allowed.

    We’re fans. We cheer, analyze, and criticize. We hold that right because we fuel the organizations profits.

    That has nothing to do with god

  • I’m not judging him as a person. I’m judging his game. This has nothing to do with god,but since you brought it up.

    That only applies to judging people and the person they are…not basketball.

    You told me not to judge yet said its OK in a year or two.

    Fact is, he’s been playing bad. This isn’t subjective, they are facts. Once he improves or shows a glimpse…people won’t say he’s trash. Simple as that

    If you’re a known criminal, people will perceive and treat you like a criminal. Even if that criminal is simply grocery shopping. Why? It’s human nature. It’s a necessary trait that allows us to perceive danger, and ultimately survive. And survival is the ultimate goal of any race (human, animal, etc)

    So in that instance, judgment is innate and allowed.

    We’re fans. We cheer, analyze, and criticize. We hold that right because we fuel the organizations profits.

    That has nothing to do with god

  • The sad truth is that the same people who hate on Kobe are the same ones who will turn on Russell 15 seasons from now.

    Pathetic fake fans!

  • The sad truth is that the same people who hate on Kobe are the same ones who will turn on Russell 15 seasons from now.

    Pathetic fake fans!

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