Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m The 200th Best Player In The League Right Now’
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For the third consecutive game to start this season, the Los Angeles Lakers lost and Kobe Bryant struggled to shoot the ball.

Kobe’s latest line included making only three of his 15 shots in the Lakers 103-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

Head coach Byron Scott brought up Kobe’s preseason calf injury as possibly throwing off his rhythm, but Kobe himself offered no excuses, calling himself the 200th best player in the league according to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register:

Kobe continued to be extremely hard on himself and did not mince words when describing his play via Baxter Holmes of ESPN:

So far this season, Kobe has made only 14 of his 51 shot attempts and is even worse form three-point range, making only 6 of his 29 attempts from deep. Kobe has settled for mostly jumpers so far this season and has yet to find a way to make them fall.

Many questioned whether Kobe could still contribute at a high level coming into this 20th season and so far things haven’t gone great, but it is still extremely early in the season. Kobe has spoken about taking a step back and letting the young core take the reins, and that could be exactly what helps Kobe get back into a groove.

Not going to argue with the man

  • Any shooter will try to shoot his way out of a slump, that’s how they’re taught.

    It’s up to the coach to reign him in.

  • Any shooter will try to shoot his way out of a slump, that’s how they’re taught.

    It’s up to the coach to reign him in.

  • If it makes him feel any better, James Harden is actually shooting worse….

  • If it makes him feel any better, James Harden is actually shooting worse….

  • We can not just point the finger at Kobe it is no I in team but he can take some of the blame and the fact that he is willing to take the blame shows how much of a great leader that is and it shows we are heading in the right direction. But we do have to realize it is hard to tell some one is a great shooter to just stop shooting and you know if they get a rhythm they can light it up, Kobe is still an elite player so if what if James Harden, Steph Curry are having a bad shooting night do you tell them to stop shooting because one thing a coach tells a shooter is to never stop shooting. But i think Kobe should work around the post get the easy shots get a rhythm, fade a way jumpers then take shots once he gets to open spots or every now and then go iso also i hope Kobe still watch film and see what mistakes he made i don’t care how great you are you have to still be a critic of yourself and this is a great step at admitting right here, but i think Byron Scott has to admit his wrong doing as a coach, i think Byron deserves to take some blame as well he has to say i can do better as a coach because he does, Clarkson has to be consistent, Randle as well good game but this is what he is capable of and i would like to see him play like that every game, Lou Will need to step, and Roy Hibbert looks like garbage on the high pick and rolls the mav’s ran last night. Kobe is getting older so he is softer on these guys now, some one has to step into ALPHA role and get things back in order.

  • We can not just point the finger at Kobe it is no I in team but he can take some of the blame and the fact that he is willing to take the blame shows how much of a great leader that is and it shows we are heading in the right direction. But we do have to realize it is hard to tell some one is a great shooter to just stop shooting and you know if they get a rhythm they can light it up, Kobe is still an elite player so if what if James Harden, Steph Curry are having a bad shooting night do you tell them to stop shooting because one thing a coach tells a shooter is to never stop shooting. But i think Kobe should work around the post get the easy shots get a rhythm, fade a way jumpers then take shots once he gets to open spots or every now and then go iso also i hope Kobe still watch film and see what mistakes he made i don’t care how great you are you have to still be a critic of yourself and this is a great step at admitting right here, but i think Byron Scott has to admit his wrong doing as a coach, i think Byron deserves to take some blame as well he has to say i can do better as a coach because he does, Clarkson has to be consistent, Randle as well good game but this is what he is capable of and i would like to see him play like that every game, Lou Will need to step, and Roy Hibbert looks like garbage on the high pick and rolls the mav’s ran last night. Kobe is getting older so he is softer on these guys now, some one has to step into ALPHA role and get things back in order.

  • He just wants attention. Same reason he tried to make himself look like some sort of martyr for letting Russell run the offense.

  • He just wants attention. Same reason he tried to make himself look like some sort of martyr for letting Russell run the offense.

  • That’s what leaders do…they take responsibility to deflect it from others.

    That said, Kobe is absolutely right…he does suck right now. I don’t know if he’s the reason they lost – lots of problems on this team – but he’s certainly not doing anything to help.

  • That’s what leaders do…they take responsibility to deflect it from others.

    That said, Kobe is absolutely right…he does suck right now. I don’t know if he’s the reason they lost – lots of problems on this team – but he’s certainly not doing anything to help.

  • You call it a slump, I call it AGE, and HARD HEAD, not willing to say I AM DONE, at the expense of the team, last night KOBE still in the 4 th qtr, the worst shooter on the team still in the game, when they should of had the best shooter and hard D, which KOBE has none. I am not knocking KOBE I feel sorry for him, this is not the way to go out, he his self said he is # 200 as a player in the league, and as I see it there is no improvement coming only embarrassment of what he is doing.

  • You call it a slump, I call it AGE, and HARD HEAD, not willing to say I AM DONE, at the expense of the team, last night KOBE still in the 4 th qtr, the worst shooter on the team still in the game, when they should of had the best shooter and hard D, which KOBE has none. I am not knocking KOBE I feel sorry for him, this is not the way to go out, he his self said he is # 200 as a player in the league, and as I see it there is no improvement coming only embarrassment of what he is doing.

  • Its been 3 games and 51 shots and 77 minutes on the court @ 32 %, so how many more does it take for everyone to see its not going to work no matter how many games we lose, I can see a rookie with those problems but most likely he would be on the bench.

  • “every now and then go iso ”

    This fool telling Kobe to keep playing iso ball. HAHAHA Stupid

  • Its been 3 games and 51 shots and 77 minutes on the court @ 32 %, so how many more does it take for everyone to see its not going to work no matter how many games we lose, I can see a rookie with those problems but most likely he would be on the bench.

  • “every now and then go iso ”

    This fool telling Kobe to keep playing iso ball. HAHAHA Stupid

  • the small forward experiment on top of kobe’s decline really didn’t help his cause, kobe needs to go back to the 2 and play less minutes but that still won’t make us a better team. its safe to say that we have a really good shot at that top 3 pick

  • the small forward experiment on top of kobe’s decline really didn’t help his cause, kobe needs to go back to the 2 and play less minutes but that still won’t make us a better team. its safe to say that we have a really good shot at that top 3 pick

  • He’s also dating a Kardashian, the decline of his game is to be expected.

  • He’s also dating a Kardashian, the decline of his game is to be expected.

  • If KOBE has to play and I don’t see why, bring him in off the bench, we have good rookies and a good fitting VET. why not give them a chance to play and learn how to play together, and if we loose , we would be doing no more or no less then what we are doing now, BUT WE WOULD BE LEARNING, not just watching KOBE, I do believe he might have 2/3 ast. so far the year.

  • If KOBE has to play and I don’t see why, bring him in off the bench, we have good rookies and a good fitting VET. why not give them a chance to play and learn how to play together, and if we loose , we would be doing no more or no less then what we are doing now, BUT WE WOULD BE LEARNING, not just watching KOBE, I do believe he might have 2/3 ast. so far the year. His own game has over powered him.

  • This is the 3rd consecutive game the Lakers gave up more than 100 point’s,they score enough points to Win. The defense is horrible,there is no defensive play at all no stops at crucial moments in the game,huh its already frustrating to watch.

  • This is the 3rd consecutive game the Lakers gave up more than 100 point’s,they score enough points to Win. The defense is horrible,there is no defensive play at all no stops at crucial moments in the game,huh its already frustrating to watch.

  • Or…..you could not play Kobe and give that spot to a guy who will be a Laker next season. Just saying.

  • Or…..you could not play Kobe and give that spot to a guy who will be a Laker next season. Just saying.

  • Hate to say it, but I’m kinda hoping he hits rock bottom so that Scott has no choice.

  • Hate to say it, but I’m kinda hoping he hits rock bottom so that Scott has no choice.

  • unfortunately, I think they’re going to have to outscore teams this season, which is hard when they’re leading the league in 3s but only shooting 30%

  • unfortunately, I think they’re going to have to outscore teams this season, which is hard when they’re leading the league in 3s but only shooting 30%

  • james harden is shooting 22%…… the law of averages will come into effect

  • james harden is shooting 22%…… the law of averages will come into effect

  • i also think we need to sign i backup center who can play rim protector and rebound. kelly cannot play center

  • i also think we need to sign i backup center who can play rim protector and rebound. kelly cannot play center

  • So far, our Starting 5 has a -33.8 rating.. They may set some records. Not the right kind though. Thank goodness for our bench for keeping things from getting way out of hand.

  • Does it? You can’t compare Harden’s situation to Kobe. Harden is not old and didn’t have any significant injuries in the past 3 years.

  • So far, our Starting 5 has a -33.8 rating.. They may set some records. Not the right kind though. Thank goodness for our bench for keeping things from getting way out of hand.

  • Does it? You can’t compare Harden’s situation to Kobe. Harden is not old and didn’t have any significant injuries in the past 3 years.

  • Kobe just need to stop shooting threes and work in the paint where he most effective now.

  • true, but if kobe stops shooting 9 3’s a game i think it will most definitely go up. hes shooting 45 from 2

  • Kobe just need to stop shooting threes and work in the paint where he most effective now.

  • true, but if kobe stops shooting 9 3’s a game i think it will most definitely go up. hes shooting 45 from 2

  • Hate to say it, but the problem is Byron Scott.

    First, as Kobe’s friend, Byron needs to limit what Kobe can do on the floor, and sit him down when he’s not being effective. Stop being the world’s biggest Kobe fanboy, and actually coach him. I think he’s ready for it. He needs it.

    Second, Scott needs to put Kobe in places where he can score. That means putting him at the elbows, the mid-post, the pinch post. Forbid him from shooting 3s for the next three games. Make him pass out of double-teams.

    Third is on Kobe: he needs to find a way to get some space. His killer first step, that kept defenses 3 feet away for the last 20 years and opened up his whole game, is apparently gone. Kobe needs to adjust. He can’t live with contested fade-aways and 3s. He has to find a way to back up the defense. Whether it’s finding the echo of that first step again, playing off interior picks, or getting to spots faster than the defense, he has to find a way. If he doesn’t, the rest of his career will be low percentage shots under pressure.

    Personally, I think Kobe needs to stop shooting jumpers altogether for a while, and just drive to the rim for the next three or four games. He’s smart. I think he can still get there. He just has to find his seams. And if he has no shot, when the defense rotates he’s smart enough to find the pass.

    Lastly, for the entire team they need to stop running (1) that ridiculous Princeton offense and (2) endless isolation plays. This entire squad is built for run and gun, pick and roll basketball. Let them fly! This, too, will open up space for Kobe to get to the rack or at least work down low.

    In the end, it’s not about what gets Kobe going. It’s about finding a system and rhythm that allows all the players, including Kobe, to play to their strengths. Simplify. Russell and Huertas play the point, splitting the entire game between them. No PG duties for Clarkson and Williams, let them be the scorers they are. Bass doesn’t play center anymore, it’s Hibbert and Black. Use the players who can actually play defense: MWP, A. Brown, Hibbert. Let performance dictate rotations — when someone is hot, leave them on the floor.

    Look at the masterful way Carlisle used Nowitzki, and look how effective it made the team. Kobe needs to be used in the same way.

  • Hate to say it, but the problem is Byron Scott.

    First, as Kobe’s friend, Byron needs to limit what Kobe can do on the floor, and sit him down when he’s not being effective. Stop being the world’s biggest Kobe fanboy, and actually coach him. I think he’s ready for it. He needs it.

    Second, Scott needs to put Kobe in places where he can score. That means putting him at the elbows, the mid-post, the pinch post. Forbid him from shooting 3s for the next three games. Make him pass out of double-teams.

    Third is on Kobe: he needs to find a way to create some space. His killer first step, that kept defenses 3 feet away for the last 20 years and opened up his whole game, is apparently gone. Kobe needs to adjust. He can’t live with contested fade-aways and 3s. He has to find a way to back up the defense. Whether it’s finding the echo of that first step again, playing off interior picks, or getting to spots faster than the defense, he has to find a way. If he doesn’t, the rest of his career will be low percentage shots under pressure.

    Personally, I think Kobe needs to stop shooting jumpers altogether for a while, and just drive to the rim for the next three or four games. He’s smart. I think he can still get there. He just has to find his seams. And if he has no shot, when the defense rotates he’s smart enough to find the pass.

    Lastly, for the entire team they need to stop running (1) that ridiculous Princeton offense and (2) endless isolation plays. This entire squad is built for run and gun, pick and roll basketball. Let them fly! This, too, will open up space for Kobe to get to the rack or at least work down low.

    In the end, it’s not about what gets Kobe going. It’s about finding a system and rhythm that allows all the players, including Kobe, to play to their strengths. Simplify. Russell and Huertas play the point, splitting the entire game between them. No PG duties for Clarkson and Williams, let them be the scorers they are. Bass doesn’t play center anymore, it’s Hibbert and Black. Use the players who can actually play defense: MWP, A. Brown, Hibbert. Let performance dictate rotations — when someone is hot, leave them on the floor.

    Look at the masterful way Carlisle used Nowitzki, and look how effective it made the team. Kobe needs to be used in the same way.

  • Yeah but that’s on Kobe….He saying the things I want to hear, but will his actions be the same?

  • Yeah but that’s on Kobe….He saying the things I want to hear, but will his actions be the same?

  • Byron is done such a poor job. We have to put the players under the system (the Lakers has no system right now), the team has played too much individual stuff… Look at the Warriors, they has great talent, but they don’t play individual basketball, they play under a effective system with a lot of screen sets and things like this.
    Byron is killing us early in the season. We don’t have a great team, but we have a ok talent who can compete better than that for sure.

  • Byron is done such a poor job. We have to put the players under the system (the Lakers has no system right now), the team has played too much individual stuff… Look at the Warriors, they has great talent, but they don’t play individual basketball, they play under a effective system with a lot of screen sets and things like this.
    Byron is killing us early in the season. We don’t have a great team, but we have a ok talent who can compete better than that for sure.

  • Guys, i saw a comparision between Kerr system and Mark Jackson system…
    The Mark Jackson was not so effective. Kerr put multiple new screens in their games, put bigs like Bogut and Draymond to start the play, and let Curry and Klay running freely off the ball.
    They efficience grown so much… I’m saying that to put a question: is Mark Jackson THAT great for coach to develop our young team? I think he was in the ideal position in terms of talent in GS and not maximized that like Kerr did…

    Sure Byron Scott is not that guy. But i’m not sure Mark Jackson is…

  • I think the squad we have does not give a direct comparison to Golden State. In some ways, yes. But in other ways we are more akin to San Antonio, with aging stars, slower big men and slower but smarter PGs. Also, the Lakers need to play an inside-out game.

  • Guys, i saw a comparision between Kerr system and Mark Jackson system…
    The Mark Jackson was not so effective. Kerr put multiple new screens in their games, put bigs like Bogut and Draymond to start the play, and let Curry and Klay running freely off the ball.
    They efficience grown so much… I’m saying that to put a question: is Mark Jackson THAT great for coach to develop our young team? I think he was in the ideal position in terms of talent in GS and not maximized that like Kerr did…

    Sure Byron Scott is not that guy. But i’m not sure Mark Jackson is…

  • I think the squad we have does not give a direct comparison to Golden State. In some ways, yes. But in other ways we are more akin to San Antonio, with aging stars, slower big men and slower but smarter PGs. Also, the Lakers need to play an inside-out game.

  • Of course, Dana. What i’m saying is: even the best talent teams runs a system who maximize players talent, they don’t let them playing one on one all the time.

  • It is what it is — the Lakers gave Kobe that contract to keep fanboys happy while the team rebuilds.

    Can only hope he puts his money where his mouth is, and hands the keys to Clarkson and Randle – who should be shooting 15-18 times each per game.

  • Of course, Dana. What i’m saying is: even the best talent teams runs a system who maximize players talent, they don’t let them playing one on one all the time.

  • It is what it is — the Lakers gave Kobe that contract to keep fanboys happy while the team rebuilds.

    Can only hope he puts his money where his mouth is, and hands the keys to Clarkson and Randle – who should be shooting 15-18 times each per game.

  • ..and Mark Jackson is notoriously difficult to work with. Hard to see him playing nice with Kupchak and Buss (or whomever replaces them).

  • Your stupid HARDEN comment This is LAKERS NATIONS not the ROCKETS who cares, but you ?

  • ..and Mark Jackson is notoriously difficult to work with. Hard to see him playing nice with Kupchak and Buss (or whomever replaces them).

  • Your stupid HARDEN comment This is LAKERS NATIONS not the ROCKETS who cares, but you ?

  • Yes. It’s quite frustrating to watch. I can only imagine how frustrating it is to play.

    James Worthy says they don’t play like that in practice. But I don’t think they face any kind of defense in practice either, so in a game situation where teams are actually playing some semblance of defense, they are stuck.

  • Yes. It’s quite frustrating to watch. I can only imagine how frustrating it is to play.

    James Worthy says they don’t play like that in practice. But I don’t think they face any kind of defense in practice either, so in a game situation where teams are actually playing some semblance of defense, they are stuck.

  • So the system only works against teams that suck at defense…like the Lakers?

  • So the system only works against teams that suck at defense…like the Lakers?

  • Its not Kobe fault its the crowd fault with there bad energy they don’t care bout the game or the players look at GSW they have a sellout crowd loudest stage if staples would of been loyal like them players would of been looking forward to playing at home nd even give em little confidence for the road fans have to step up nd give the players the support they really need that’s every body with a lakers jersey or a t-shirts supporting us nd get freaking loud

  • With Coach Key as a head coach we will have the same coaching staff as USA Basketball haha

  • Its not Kobe fault its the crowd fault with there bad energy they don’t care bout the game or the players look at GSW they have a sellout crowd loudest stage if staples would of been loyal like them players would of been looking forward to playing at home nd even give em little confidence for the road fans have to step up nd give the players the support they really need that’s every body with a lakers jersey or a t-shirts supporting us nd get freaking loud

  • With Coach Key as a head coach we will have the same coaching staff as USA Basketball haha

  • No offense, but that’s the most ridiculous post I’ve read today. The fans didn’t keep the Lakers from amassing 16 championships.

  • Its only stupid because you don’t understand – SO WHO IS THE STUPID ONE.

  • No offense, but that’s the most ridiculous post I’ve read today. The fans didn’t keep the Lakers from amassing 16 championships.

  • Its only stupid because you don’t understand – SO WHO IS THE STUPID ONE.

  • Kobe is simply not being used right. And it’s not just Kobe, it’s also Russell, Clarkson, Bass and Williams.

    Kobe has never been a shooter, much less a 3-point shooter, and that’s what he’s trying to do. He’s been a scorer. He had a killer first step and could get to the rim at will, which forced defenders to sag off him, giving him space for mid-range jumpers.

    The fact is, Kobe has lost his first step and his lift, and he’s trying to adjust. I don’t think it will work. Kobe has to be Kobe. He either finds some echo of that first step again, and get the legs to elevate again, or he’s done.

    Let Kobe play Kobe’s game. If he can’t do it anymore, sit him down.

  • Kobe is simply not being used right. And it’s not just Kobe, it’s also Russell, Clarkson, Bass and Williams.

    Kobe has never been a shooter, much less a 3-point shooter, and that’s what he’s trying to do. He’s been a scorer. He had a killer first step and could get to the rim at will, which forced defenders to sag off him, giving him space for mid-range jumpers.

    The fact is, Kobe has lost his first step and his lift, and he’s trying to adjust. I don’t think it will work. Kobe has to be Kobe. He either finds some echo of that first step again, and get the legs to elevate again, or he’s done.

    Let Kobe play Kobe’s game. If he can’t do it anymore, sit him down.

  • Problem is we need a 3 point shooter at that position. We already have Randle and Hibbert at the elbow and post. We need a small forward to shoot 3’s and play defense. Kobe can do neither.

  • Problem is we need a 3 point shooter at that position. We already have Randle and Hibbert at the elbow and post. We need a small forward to shoot 3’s and play defense. Kobe can do neither.

  • We don’t need or want old Kobe either though. Randle needs those elbow touches and he is more productive with them. We need a small forward who can be an outlet for 3 pointers.

  • We don’t need or want old Kobe either though. Randle needs those elbow touches and he is more productive with them. We need a small forward who can be an outlet for 3 pointers.

  • The problem lies in that he knows he can’t do it anymore that is why he settles for the long 3. He tried to ISO Matthews I think it was after that first time out, couldn’t get near the hoop and ended up with that ugly off the top of the backboard shot. He can’t do it and he knows it.

  • Best comment i have seen in a while! This is dead on every point. Why is it so obvious to everybody that are not running the Lakers!?

  • The problem lies in that he knows he can’t do it anymore that is why he settles for the long 3. He tried to ISO Matthews I think it was after that first time out, couldn’t get near the hoop and ended up with that ugly off the top of the backboard shot. He can’t do it and he knows it.

  • Best comment i have seen in a while! This is dead on every point. Why is it so obvious to everybody that are not running the Lakers!?

  • Lakers dynamic back court of clarkson and russell went a combined 5-22 last night. The future looks solid! the GOAT kobe did his usual jack up 20+ shots a game and make only 2 or 3 of them and the rest of the game flop to the freethrow line. We need to get rid of all these flukes, has beens, wannabes and scrubs if we expect to rebuild cause witht his current squad we arent going anywhere anytime soon.

  • Lakers dynamic back court of clarkson and russell went a combined 5-22 last night. The future looks solid! the GOAT kobe did his usual jack up 20+ shots a game and make only 2 or 3 of them and the rest of the game flop to the freethrow line. We need to get rid of all these flukes, has beens, wannabes and scrubs if we expect to rebuild cause witht his current squad we arent going anywhere anytime soon.

  • I feel bad for Lou Williams. The guy is in his prime. Can be a huge addiction for a contender off the bench, and took less money than he could to play with us…

  • We need to put Anthony Brown in there and let him develop. He has by far been our best 3 point shooter through the preseason and he can play D. Not really a 3 but i bet he would play it better than Kobe.

  • Lou is fine. He wants to be in LA and he knew he was playing on a team rebuilding.

  • I feel bad for Lou Williams. The guy is in his prime. Can be a huge addiction for a contender off the bench, and took less money than he could to play with us…

  • We need to put Anthony Brown in there and let him develop. He has by far been our best 3 point shooter through the preseason and he can play D. Not really a 3 but i bet he would play it better than Kobe.

  • Lou is fine. He wants to be in LA and he knew he was playing on a team rebuilding.

  • It’s not that we arent using them right, it’s just they suck. Clarkson is like Lin, puts up good numbers but doesn’t do anything else. Clarkson is nothing special just a fad that is nearing it’s end.

  • It’s not that we arent using them right, it’s just they suck. Clarkson is like Lin, puts up good numbers but doesn’t do anything else. Clarkson is nothing special just a fad that is nearing it’s end.

  • So far, yes. Playing decent defense too. I like him on the second unit though. I would like to see Brown get the start.

  • So far, yes. Playing decent defense too. I like him on the second unit though. I would like to see Brown get the start.

  • Picked the wrong LA team to play for, must’ve thought he was still in the year 2009. poor guy

  • Picked the wrong LA team to play for, must’ve thought he was still in the year 2009. poor guy

  • Man, you are a hater. I already recognize that. But, well. Welcome to the Lakers website. Lets talk basketball =)

  • Man, you are a hater. I already recognize that. But, well. Welcome to the Lakers website. Lets talk basketball =)

  • nah, just a pissed off lakers fan who is being honest that the current roster is the worst in franchise history. Everything about it makes me cringe.

  • Maybe Huertas can get out of rotation. Start Clarkson, Kobe, Brown, Randle and Hibbert and bring of the bench D’angelo, Lou, Nick, Bass and Black

  • nah, just a pissed off lakers fan who is being honest that the current roster is the worst in franchise history. Everything about it makes me cringe.

  • Maybe Huertas can get out of rotation. Start Clarkson, Kobe, Brown, Randle and Hibbert and bring of the bench D’angelo, Lou, Nick, Bass and Black

  • Per Kevin Ding: “The Lakers are minus-18.5 points per game with Bryant on the floor (versus minus-4.9 without him)”

  • Per Kevin Ding: “The Lakers are minus-18.5 points per game with Bryant on the floor (versus minus-4.9 without him)”

  • I don’t agree with you, man. Our roster is pretty solid… The coach is bad, and the team has no ‘face’.
    With a better system we can compete in some games.

  • I’m thinking… Maybe Huertas can get out of rotation. Start Clarkson, Kobe, Brown, Randle and Hibbert and bring of the bench D’angelo, Lou, Nick, Bass and Black.

  • I don’t agree with you, man. Our roster is pretty solid… The coach is bad, and the team has no ‘face’.
    With a better system we can compete in some games.

  • I’m thinking… Maybe Huertas can get out of rotation. Start Clarkson, Kobe, Brown, Randle and Hibbert and bring of the bench D’angelo, Lou, Nick, Bass and Black.

  • Don’t use the coach as a scapegoat to our mediocre roster of flukes, has beens and scrubs. I will not tolerate that. BS isn’t a great coach but he shouldn’t get blamed for the mediocre roster Jimbo and Mitch put together.

  • Don’t use the coach as a scapegoat to our mediocre roster of flukes, has beens and scrubs. I will not tolerate that. BS isn’t a great coach but he shouldn’t get blamed for the mediocre roster Jimbo and Mitch put together.

  • You’re exactly right. Kobe is not a “3 and D” wing player. He is a scorer, and his natural spot is at the 2. Both MWP and A. Brown are better suited for the small forward position. I would put Kobe back at the 2 and use MWP and A.Brown.

  • You’re exactly right. Kobe is not a “3 and D” wing player. He is a scorer, and his natural spot is at the 2. Both MWP and A. Brown are better suited for the small forward position. I would put Kobe back at the 2 and use Young, MWP and A.Brown at SF.

  • Bench Kobe and Clarkson both are ballhogs that jack up shots. Clarkson last night played 30 minutes went 2-10 and 1-4 from three, talk about a fluke.

  • Bench Kobe and Clarkson both are ballhogs that jack up shots. Clarkson last night played 30 minutes went 2-10 and 1-4 from three, talk about a fluke.

  • Similar numbers for Russell, but the difference is that we need Russell to develop where Kobe has no future with the team, at least not as far as competing on the floor.

  • Similar numbers for Russell, but the difference is that we need Russell to develop where Kobe has no future with the team, at least not as far as competing on the floor.

  • Clarkson is Lin 2.0. Puts up big numbers has a few highlight plays but doesnt do anything else. You can put up 20 points a night doesn;t make you good if your team gives up 40 points in the first qtr to the sacramento queens and gets a old fashion whooping by Rubiooo!. Clarkson was just a fluke who got lucky becuase a few guys got injured, like Lin in New York it was just a fad and that fad is coming to an end. Wake up.

  • Clarkson is Lin 2.0. Puts up big numbers has a few highlight plays but doesnt do anything else. You can put up 20 points a night doesn;t make you good if your team gives up 40 points in the first qtr to the sacramento queens and gets a old fashion whooping by Rubiooo!. Clarkson was just a fluke who got lucky becuase a few guys got injured, like Lin in New York it was just a fad and that fad is coming to an end. Wake up.

  • Kobe can still be a mentor to these guys in practice etc. He doesn’t have to play to have a role on this team.

  • Kobe can still be a mentor to these guys in practice etc. He doesn’t have to play to have a role on this team.

  • That doesn’t work. Kobe has high expecations and that burns out the younger players. Kobe is not somebody you’d want to look up to.

  • I hear that. Metta’s mentoring Randle without playing and that’s definitely working.

  • That doesn’t work. Kobe has high expecations and that burns out the younger players. Kobe is not somebody you’d want to look up to.

  • I hear that. Metta’s mentoring Randle without playing and that’s definitely working.

  • I agree to a point, but I think with Randle especially he can teach him a lot when it comes to footwork etc. Randle has a very similar demeanor to Kobe, I don’t think the expectations could ever be higher than his own.

  • I agree to a point, but I think with Randle especially he can teach him a lot when it comes to footwork etc. Randle has a very similar demeanor to Kobe, I don’t think the expectations could ever be higher than his own.

  • Face it, Kobe Bean Bryant is going to play. The only question is how you play him, not if you play him. You don’t pay the biggest star in the league $25 million and sit him on the bench. If the choice is Kobe or Clarkson, I say you trade Clarkson for someone you can use next year. I like Clarkson, but given the choice between Williams and Clarkson for the backup 2, I take Williams. Given the choice at PG between Russell/Huertas and Clarkson, I take Russell/Huertas.

    Kobe will play. It’s all about how you squeeze that last bit of basketball out of him.

  • Face it, Kobe Bean Bryant is going to play. The only question is how you play him, not if you play him. You don’t pay the biggest star in the league $25 million and sit him on the bench. If the choice is Kobe or Clarkson, I say you trade Clarkson for someone you can use next year. I like Clarkson, but given the choice between Williams and Clarkson for the backup 2, I take Williams. Given the choice at PG between Russell/Huertas and Clarkson, I take Russell/Huertas.

    Kobe will play. It’s all about how you squeeze that last bit of basketball out of him.

  • Kobe is going to play. Big star getting $25 million who draws box office, he’s going to play. Period. So get used to it.

  • Kobe is going to play. Big star getting $25 million who draws box office, he’s going to play. Period. So get used to it.

  • If he is going to play then I guess he is stuck at the 3. It will hurt the development of Brown, but Russell, Clarkson and Randle are more important at the moment.

  • If he is going to play then I guess he is stuck at the 3. It will hurt the development of Brown, but Russell, Clarkson and Randle are more important at the moment.

  • It just doesn’t work. This is why kobe would make a horrible coach or GM. He burns out young players with his big ego and extremely high expectations. It’s like MJ in Charlotte. Just doesn’t work.

  • Dude, you have to get real, here. If he’s able to stand, Kobe Bryant will be on the court. Give it up.

  • It just doesn’t work. This is why kobe would make a horrible coach or GM. He burns out young players with his big ego and extremely high expectations. It’s like MJ in Charlotte. Just doesn’t work.

  • Dude, you have to get real, here. If he’s able to stand, Kobe Bryant will be on the court. Give it up.

  • As we seen last game Russell is a scorer as we seen in college. He is not a pure PG. Idk why Mitch is trying to make him be a PG. He isn’t comfortable playing that position. He just makes great passes when he needs to. He is first instinct is to score not pass.

  • LIke I said, I agree for the most part. with the exception of Randle. I think Randle is built to withstand it.

  • As we seen last game Russell is a scorer as we seen in college. He is not a pure PG. Idk why Mitch is trying to make him be a PG. He isn’t comfortable playing that position. He just makes great passes when he needs to. He is first instinct is to score not pass.

  • LIke I said, I agree for the most part. with the exception of Randle. I think Randle is built to withstand it.

  • I think he would have opportunities to be a better passer if the offense that B.Scott’s running didn’t suck so much.

  • I think he would have opportunities to be a better passer if the offense that B.Scott’s running didn’t suck so much.

  • He’s right, firing Scott won’t solve all your problems. Now I’m not saving I want Scott to stay, but if only it was so easy to put the blame on one single man and then get rid of him and all of a sudden Lakers 3 peat championships. Not gonna happen.

    The roster GOT better than last years roster, but that doesn’t mean the roster is better than other Western teams. Heck does last year even count? All we had were a few rookies and a bunch of D-league scrubs.

  • Russell will be 6’6” when he’s done growing. He’s better fit to be SG early in his career then later transform into a Ron Harper style PG but only after he is a vet.

  • He’s right, firing Scott won’t solve all your problems. Now I’m not saving I want Scott to stay, but if only it was so easy to put the blame on one single man and then get rid of him and all of a sudden Lakers 3 peat championships. Not gonna happen.

    The roster GOT better than last years roster, but that doesn’t mean the roster is better than other Western teams. Heck does last year even count? All we had were a few rookies and a bunch of D-league scrubs.

  • Russell will be 6’6” when he’s done growing. He’s better fit to be SG early in his career then later transform into a Ron Harper style PG but only after he is a vet.

  • DONT BE SO TOUGH ON YOURSELF KOBE!

    FFFFF THE CASUAL FANS AND HATERS!

    One minor injury setback, you’ve been through worse!

    YOU FIND OUT WHO YOUR REAL FANS ARE WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH!

    GO MAMBA!

  • DONT BE SO TOUGH ON YOURSELF KOBE!

    FFFFF THE CASUAL FANS AND HATERS!

    One minor injury setback, you’ve been through worse!

    YOU FIND OUT WHO YOUR REAL FANS ARE WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH!

    GO MAMBA!

  • The best advice for Kobe is to KEEP shooting, not to pull back.

    He will eventually get his rhythm back.

    This is the same advice that applies to Williams 3 point misses, Russell, Kelly, etc!

    They are all bricking from 3, they all need to keep shooting, they will be fine.

  • The best advice for Kobe is to KEEP shooting, not to pull back.

    He will eventually get his rhythm back.

    This is the same advice that applies to Williams 3 point misses, Russell, Kelly, etc!

    They are all bricking from 3, they all need to keep shooting, they will be fine.

  • That’s just the way the team should be playing, as you said run and gun, but does BS know anything besides the crap is making these guys play, I can’t believe that rookies should be, but under all the pressure, or BS mistakes in coaching, their school coaches are much better then BS.

  • That’s just the way the team should be playing, as you said run and gun, but does BS know anything besides the crap is making these guys play, I can’t believe that rookies should be, but under all the pressure, or BS mistakes in coaching, their school coaches are much better then BS.

  • ONE BIG PROBLEM WE NEED TO POINT OUT IS WHAT BRYANT RESPONDED TO IN YESTERDAYS INTERVIEW REGARDING THE EXTREME EXERCISES IN PRACTICE.

    I understand that B Scott has that old school toughness mentality but those extreme conditioning during practice doesnt work in todays nba when the players have to go out and run there tail off once again on defense.

    Thats asking too much of our rookies that looked like they have no leggs, imagine what that must be to player going on 20 seasons !!!

  • ONE BIG PROBLEM WE NEED TO POINT OUT IS WHAT BRYANT RESPONDED TO IN YESTERDAYS INTERVIEW REGARDING THE EXTREME EXERCISES IN PRACTICE.

    Kobe said that all the players were complaining to Scott about the extreme workouts at practice and having tired legs during games and that Scott acknowledged the problem and is considering scaling back just a bit.

    I understand that B Scott has that old school toughness mentality but that extreme conditioning during practice doesnt work in todays nba when the players have to go out and run their tail off once again on defense.

    Thats asking too much of our rookies that looked like they have no leggs, imagine what that must be to a player going on 20 seasons !!!

  • You just cant tell them to play D and send them out there like that, MWP is a nice guy but not a D COACH WE SHOULD HAVE some one that really knows how to teach these guys, every day, and also METTA does not need a spot on the Lakers that could have been a good center spot, it should not be a gathering of old Lakers players including BS.

  • You just cant tell them to play D and send them out there like that, MWP is a nice guy but not a D COACH WE SHOULD HAVE some one that really knows how to teach these guys, every day, and also METTA does not need a spot on the Lakers that could have been a good center spot, it should not be a gathering of old Lakers players including BS.

  • 100% agree but I want to add that the players are complaining about the effect that the extreme practices are having on the players leggs during the actual games.

    No matter how well projected, a shot wont fall if you dont have enough elevation.

    A fresh Kobe is an effective shooter.

  • 100% agree but I want to add that the players are complaining about the effect that the extreme practices are having on the players leggs during the actual games.

    No matter how well projected, a shot wont fall if you dont have enough elevation.

    A fresh Kobe is an effective shooter.

  • Its time for kobe to reboot. How bwt last seasons 17 assist?! That wud definitely be fantastic!! Be the Vino vintage kobe. One last ride! Guys id like to repost this. Mayb some pipol can connect..

    I believ kobe is d type of person that reach to things by Earning it via a process. But right now i believ, its not js his shots are bricking, but his whole persona is down breaking. .to a point where im doubting if he s still the Legend i know.

    Usually wen u’ll bcome silver haired, old people will tend to long for their youthful days full of disdain wen we know for sure that things happen for a reason. Js ryt now he keeps blabbing bwt his missed rookie season of why he came out benched. And thats exactly whats happening to him ryt now.

    Perhaps his js human. And not the Legend id like to believe. Perhaps Vino is js a monicker to mask the Black Mamba. In denial that his not aging. And that is very human of animal nature. Not a transcendental transforming Legend all knowing. Remember he used to say this: “Not afraid to ask questions about something I don’t know. Not afraid to admit I don’t know something”. Now watch him turning this theme into more of a lie.

    Its showing on the court. Young guys are almost always in a confused mode. No game flow. Just keep on attacking. Become very predictable to opponents. Im in complete meltdown. Coz i used to marvel with his many games that evrytime he carries the ball down the enemys court his bringing with him variety of game arsenals, leaving the other 5 players no choice but to jump with him as he lifts to the air. Now this becomes nothing but a caricature. Its now not leaving imprint to the young ones. Theyre confused. Theyre not learning. Its not gonna be of a surprise that that young three will start banging, but with each other instead.

    What happens to earning what u deserve to have by undergoing to a process. I believ kobe has been there. But ryt now i believ his back pedaling. Disintegrating what we are proud of what he had become. Disintegrating what he had gone through js to accumulate that 20yrs worth of success no other player had reached. Now that his old and gray, by analogy, but it seem like his memories turn to gray. “..i js cant !” Very ironic..

    Js like MJs speech. Full of hate. Perhaps being a Legend out of NBA s js a by product of competition. I smell the artificial in the making. Very human indeed.

  • Its time for kobe to reboot. How bwt last seasons 17 assist?! That wud definitely be fantastic!! Be the Vino vintage kobe. One last ride! Guys id like to repost this. Mayb some pipol can connect..

    I believ kobe is d type of person that reach to things by Earning it via a process. But right now i believ, its not js his shots are bricking, but his whole persona is down breaking. .to a point where im doubting if he s still the Legend i know.

    Usually wen u’ll bcome silver haired, old people will tend to long for their youthful days full of disdain wen we know for sure that things happen for a reason. Js ryt now he keeps blabbing bwt his missed rookie season of why he came out benched. And thats exactly whats happening to him ryt now.

    Perhaps his js human. And not the Legend id like to believe. Perhaps Vino is js a monicker to mask the Black Mamba. In denial that his not aging. And that is very human of animal nature. Not a transcendental transforming Legend all knowing. Remember he used to say this: “Not afraid to ask questions about something I don’t know. Not afraid to admit I don’t know something”. Now watch him turning this theme into more of a lie.

    Its showing on the court. Young guys are almost always in a confused mode. No game flow. Just keep on attacking. Become very predictable to opponents. Im in complete meltdown. Coz i used to marvel with his many games that evrytime he carries the ball down the enemys court his bringing with him variety of game arsenals, leaving the other 5 players no choice but to jump with him as he lifts to the air. Now this becomes nothing but a caricature. Its now not leaving imprint to the young ones. Theyre confused. Theyre not learning. Its not gonna be of a surprise that that young three will start banging, but with each other instead.

    What happens to earning what u deserve to have by undergoing to a process. I believ kobe has been there. But ryt now i believ his back pedaling. Disintegrating what we are proud of what he had become. Disintegrating what he had gone through js to accumulate that 20yrs worth of success no other player had reached. Now that his old and gray, by analogy, but it seem like his memories turn to gray. “..i js cant !” Very ironic..

    Js like MJs speech. Full of hate. Perhaps being a Legend out of NBA s js a by product of competition. I smell the artificial in the making. Very human indeed.

  • stop forcing shots, make the easy pass, take quality shots. It’s not rocket science

  • stop forcing shots, make the easy pass, take quality shots. It’s not rocket science

  • 200? How many players are in the league? Unfortunately, he may actually be lower. It’s as if Kobe’s jump shot already decided to retire on it’s own. LOL

    HOPEFULLY Kobe gets his talent back from the Monstars soon. But if he doesn’t, I’d like him to play less than 20 minutes per game, and shoot no more than 8 to10 shots per game, while mentoring the young guys. There’s no shame in that. He’s carried the Lakers long enough.

  • 200? How many players are in the league? Unfortunately, he may actually be lower. It’s as if Kobe’s jump shot already decided to retire on it’s own. LOL

    HOPEFULLY Kobe gets his talent back from the Monstars soon. But if he doesn’t, I’d like him to play less than 20 minutes per game, and shoot no more than 8 to10 shots per game, while mentoring the young guys. There’s no shame in that. He’s carried the Lakers long enough.

  • I think it was James Worthy, during access sport, said “everyone needs to step up, and stop waiting on Kobe”. Makes sense to me.

    Kobe has given LA 5 Rings, personally. By hisself. The last person I’d worry about their performance is Kobe. Kobe will be Kobe, and give 110% each game. (Apparently 15 points is not good enough).

    Development Vs Winning? Byron has chosen, Development it appears.

    So now, Kobe in all his God-given talent, is being asked to play with 1st yr Rookie; 2nd yr Rookie, and another 2nd yr Rookie and Develop them in NBA games.

    Fairly certain Development teams (aka Our own “LA Defenders”), cannot compete or at least win NBA games

    Byron Strategy to-date: Play Kobe with Developmental team, fall way behind by 20 points – Then ask Our Veterans to try and win game! (further certain, any all-time All-star team ever assembled, would find that a difficult game to win that far behind)

  • I think it was James Worthy, during access sport, said “everyone needs to step up, and stop waiting on Kobe”. Makes sense to me.

    Kobe has given LA 5 Rings, personally. By hisself. The last person I’d worry about their performance is Kobe. Kobe will be Kobe, and give 110% each game. (Apparently 15 points is not good enough).

    Development Vs Winning? Byron has chosen, Development it appears.

    So now, Kobe in all his God-given talent, is being asked to play with 1st yr Rookie; 2nd yr Rookie, and another 2nd yr Rookie and Develop them in NBA games.

    Fairly certain Development teams (aka Our own “LA Defenders”), cannot compete or at least win NBA games

    Byron Strategy to-date: Play Kobe with Developmental team, fall way behind by 20 points – Then ask Our Veterans to try and win game! (further certain, any all-time All-star team ever assembled, would find that a difficult game to win that far behind)

  • Bad night? More like the most inconsistent player in the NBA who can’t play D at all. Gets beating off the dribble all the time and doesn’t know how to defend against a pick.

    He’s a defensive liability on court and a PG who doesn’t know how to pass. His role as a Backup PG is fine. The 2nd unit needs him to jack up shots. Now, if he can pass and avg more than 1 assist per game. He’d be alright.

  • Bad night? More like the most inconsistent player in the NBA who can’t play D at all. Gets beating off the dribble all the time and doesn’t know how to defend against a pick.

    He’s a defensive liability on court and a PG who doesn’t know how to pass. His role as a Backup PG is fine. The 2nd unit needs him to jack up shots. Now, if he can pass and avg more than 1 assist per game. He’d be alright.

  • Kobe didn’t give la 5 rings by himself the whole team he’s on did and for your info 3 of those championships shaq is the MVP not kobe

  • Kobe didn’t give la 5 rings by himself the whole team he’s on did and for your info 3 of those championships shaq is the MVP not kobe

  • So Now, surround G.O.A.T. Kobe “Black Mamba” Byrant with Developmental Players, and say “go get LA your sixth ring?”

  • So Now, surround G.O.A.T. Kobe “Black Mamba” Byrant with Developmental Players, and say “go get LA your sixth ring?”

  • I have no clue what your saying dude your comment doesn’t make any sense

  • I have no clue what your saying dude your comment doesn’t make any sense

  • Just moderate ur shots Kobe at the same time keep shooting in practice….you’ll get into groove for sure just gotta focus and never lose confidence, dont let anger gets the best out of you

  • Just moderate ur shots Kobe at the same time keep shooting in practice….you’ll get into groove for sure just gotta focus and never lose confidence, dont let anger gets the best out of you

  • At least, he knows how things are working right now. Simply, things aren’t working. I don’t see KB playing tougher than this if he doesn’t get his head straight. He must help with ball movement, take less shots, play harder and smarter, show more intelligence… I don’t see Byron Scott as a head coach of the Lakers either. His game is not helping, he’s better developing guards. Mitch Kupchak ain’t gonna fire him, he’s a ‘Laker Legend’ and that action would create such a bad impact between those Greats.
    Things have to change a lot if we want to make the Playoffs.

  • At least, he knows how things are working right now. Simply, things aren’t working. I don’t see KB playing tougher than this if he doesn’t get his head straight. He must help with ball movement, take less shots, play harder and smarter, show more intelligence… I don’t see Byron Scott as a head coach of the Lakers either. His game is not helping, he’s better developing guards. Mitch Kupchak ain’t gonna fire him, he’s a ‘Laker Legend’ and that action would create such a bad impact between those Greats.
    Things have to change a lot if we want to make the Playoffs.

  • best option for Kobe is to attack the basket, but I think he is adraid of contact which might get him injured ag

  • best option for Kobe is to attack the basket, but I think he is adraid of contact which might get him injured ag

  • If Kobe is not 100% yet, why do we even start him? Let’s give the man some rest and time to get ready and play Brown at the 3 instead. And please, can we see Black back on the floor?!

  • If Kobe is not 100% yet, why do we even start him? Let’s give the man some rest and time to get ready and play Brown at the 3 instead. And please, can we see Black back on the floor?!

  • Good point. Who knows how fragile he is? His two most recent season-ending injuries happened near the basket, and his achilles injury happened with a drive to the basket following a game of banging underneath. He could be afraid of going in there.

  • Good point. Who knows how fragile he is? His two most recent season-ending injuries happened near the basket, and his achilles injury happened with a drive to the basket following a game of banging underneath. He could be afraid of going in there.

  • While I’m sure Kobe recognizes his own mortality, I’m concerned that he says “right now” — could mean “compared to the past”, but could also mean “I’ll get better”…and that’s the concern.

    Still, he’s pretty obviously taking the flak for BS and DR….I guess I’ll give him props for that.

  • While I’m sure Kobe recognizes his own mortality, I’m concerned that he says “right now” — could mean “compared to the past”, but could also mean “I’ll get better”…and that’s the concern.

    Still, he’s pretty obviously taking the flak for BS and DR….I guess I’ll give him props for that.

  • Thibs doesnt want help from coaching especially on offense…reason he gets fired

  • Thibs doesnt want help from coaching especially on offense…reason he gets fired

  • dude people need to stop freaking out it will end.
    Kobe will come out of it.
    Its not the end people are crazy.

  • dude people need to stop freaking out it will end.
    Kobe will come out of it.
    Its not the end of the world these people are crazy dude.

  • maybe hes been too hard on them and its showing.
    that could be the answer bro!
    see how smart you are. 🙂
    i belive in you lifer unlike these other rats.

  • maybe hes been too hard on them and its showing.
    that could be the answer bro!
    see how smart you are. 🙂
    i belive in you lifer unlike these other rats.

  • I love Kobe but he’s a player who has practiced his entire life 24/7 and still goes into a game shooting 31%-35%.

  • are you throwing in the towel like all these other idiots?
    i hope not bro. i know your a good guy and you trust in Kobe and coach scott to do the right thing.
    i hope this all ends sooner than later.

  • I love Kobe but he’s a player who has been practicing his entire life 24/7 and still goes into a game shooting 31%-35%.

  • are you throwing in the towel like all these other idiots?
    i hope not bro. i know your a good guy and you trust in Kobe and coach scott to do the right thing.
    i hope this all ends sooner than later.

  • why doesnt coach scott put your boy huertas at point guard and bring MWP into the game.
    a better passing PG and a better defender would at least help us win a few games.
    change is good sometimes just not all the time……

  • so he really REALLY sucks right now.
    he must be the 400th best player in the NBA since Kobe is #200.

  • why doesnt coach scott put your boy huertas at point guard and bring MWP into the game.
    a better passing PG and a better defender would at least help us win a few games.
    change is good sometimes just not all the time……

  • so he really REALLY sucks right now.
    he must be the 400th best player in the NBA since Kobe is #200.

  • houston wont make the playoffs either they are gonna tank too.
    hey thats what people say about the Lakers…..
    quik to judge is good right?
    😉

  • houston wont make the playoffs either they are gonna tank too.
    hey thats what people say about the Lakers…..
    quik to judge is good right?
    😉

  • upshaw is gone dude.
    too late they sent him packing………
    all the way down to dleague…..
    i hope they kick themself now and look at the defense they could have had.
    stupid front office and managers think they know it all.
    half of us would make better GM’s.
    and thats the truth!

  • upshaw is gone dude.
    too late they sent him packing………
    all the way down to dleague…..
    i hope they kick themself now and look at the defense they could have had.
    stupid front office and managers think they know it all.
    half of us would make better GM’s.
    and thats the truth!

  • if you want that run and gun offense why not start marcello huertas Dana?
    can i talk to you like a normal fan or what?

    Huertas is the perfect answer to starting a good offense.
    for defense i would put Kobe at SG and bring in MWP or anthony brown at SF.
    that would make Clarkson or Huertas our starting PG.
    i love jordan but right now i think we need huertas to get us going then later bring in jordan.

    what do you think?

  • if you want that run and gun offense why not start marcello huertas Dana?
    can i talk to you like a normal fan or what?

    Huertas is the perfect answer to starting a good offense.
    for defense i would put Kobe at SG and bring in MWP or anthony brown at SF.
    that would make Clarkson or Huertas our starting PG.
    i love jordan but right now i think we need huertas to get us going then later bring in jordan.

    what do you think?

  • Kobe should’ve retired when he tore his Achilles. He’s running his legacy to the ground

  • Kobe should’ve retired when he tore his Achilles. He’s running his legacy to the ground

  • I ain’t talking about the past dis the future what we doing now is what really matters nd have us wondering is there any hope for us

  • I ain’t talking about the past dis the future what we doing now is what really matters nd have us wondering is there any hope for us

  • I welcome a polite and substantive discussion from anyone.

    What I think is that I think you have very good points. At some point it comes down to choosing between less than perfect alternatives. In this case, I think Huertas would be a great choice for starting PG. He’s the best PG on the team, and he’s a true PG. Whether he’s a better choice than Russell depends on your priorities, and how you like to mix the players on the court. I don’t disagree with you that he would be a great starter.

    I also agree with returning Kobe to the 2 spot, and bringing in someone else at the 3. MWP or A. Brown are both good choices, because they both bring the “3 and D” type of player that spreads the floor and guards the wings. But, depending on whether I’m prioritizing offense or defense, I might want to start Nick Young. He’s shooting well, and he can also stretch the floor with some good three-point shooting. He’s a better 3-point shooter than any of the other 3s at the moment. His D is not as good, though. So, we have to pick our poison: stretch the floor on offense, or provide better wing defense. No perfect answer. Each player brings something a little different. Personally, I would start MWP at the 3.

    Where we differ, I think, is that I think Clarkson is the odd man out in this scenario. I think Huertas and Russell should be the two PGs, and no one else plays PG. Kobe, Clarkson and Williams are scorers at the 2. Kobe’s going to play no matter what (unless he’s injured, and that could happen tomorrow). So, between Williams and Clarkson, who is the better choice? You can go either way, I guess, but for me it’s Williams, the reigning 6th man of the year.

    Of course, there are no perfect lineups with this group, so your argument is just as good as mine. The Lakers are in that portion of the rebuilding process where they bring in talent, any talent, just so you upgrade from what you had before, and you don’t worry too much how that talent meshes or if you’re overloaded in one spot. Collecting chips is what it’s all about. That talent can then be turned into trade assets to begin to compile the pieces you *really* want; pieces that mesh with each other and with your vision. So, at this point we’re going to have someone who deserves to be on the floor who isn’t going to make it. And that’s just the nature of this stage of a rebuild. So, we get to argue whether Clarkson or Russell should play, etc. Something for us fans to until they can hopefully, maybe, finally, actually put together a winning team.

    But I’ll tell you the truth, I think it’s going to be a very long time before we have a winning team. Sadly.

  • I welcome a polite and substantive discussion from anyone.

    What I think is that I think you have very good points. At some point it comes down to choosing between less than perfect alternatives. In this case, I think Huertas would be a great choice for starting PG. He’s the best PG on the team, and he’s a true PG. Whether he’s a better choice than Russell depends on your priorities, and how you like to mix the players on the court. I don’t disagree with you that he would be a great starter.

    I also agree with returning Kobe to the 2 spot, and bringing in someone else at the 3. MWP or A. Brown are both good choices, because they both bring the “3 and D” type of player that spreads the floor and guards the wings. But, depending on whether I’m prioritizing offense or defense, I might want to start Nick Young. He’s shooting well, and he can also stretch the floor with some good three-point shooting. He’s a better 3-point shooter than any of the other 3s at the moment. His D is not as good, though. So, we have to pick our poison: stretch the floor on offense, or provide better wing defense. No perfect answer. Each player brings something a little different. Personally, I would start MWP at the 3.

    Where we differ, I think, is that I think Clarkson is the odd man out in this scenario. I think Huertas and Russell should be the two PGs, and no one else plays PG. Kobe, Clarkson and Williams are scorers at the 2. Kobe’s going to play no matter what (unless he’s injured, and that could happen tomorrow). So, between Williams and Clarkson, who is the better choice? You can go either way, I guess, but for me it’s Williams, the reigning 6th man of the year.

    Of course, there are no perfect lineups with this group, so your argument is just as good as mine. The Lakers are in that portion of the rebuilding process where they bring in talent, any talent, just so you upgrade from what you had before, and you don’t worry too much how that talent meshes or if you’re overloaded in one spot. Collecting chips is what it’s all about. That talent can then be turned into trade assets to begin to compile the pieces you *really* want; pieces that mesh with each other and with your vision. So, at this point we’re going to have someone who deserves to be on the floor who isn’t going to make it. And that’s just the nature of this stage of a rebuild. So, we get to argue whether Clarkson or Russell should play, etc. Something for us fans to until they can hopefully, maybe, finally, actually put together a winning team.

    But I’ll tell you the truth, I think it’s going to be a very long time before we have a winning team. Sadly.

  • Amen. Over the Hill but he won’t admit it until he really embarasses himself.

  • Amen. Over the Hill but he won’t admit it until he really embarasses himself.

  • Kobe and World Peace are two ‘Grumpy Old Men’. Retire and let the young guys run with it.

  • Kobe and World Peace are two ‘Grumpy Old Men’. Retire and let the young guys run with it.

  • Problem is Kobe hardly practices, like today. Needs to rest. How are they ever going to get a rhythm. And if anyone should be practicing, it’s Kobe. Gotta work on that damn shot.

  • Problem is Kobe hardly practices, like today. Needs to rest. How are they ever going to get a rhythm. And if anyone should be practicing, it’s Kobe. Gotta work on that damn shot.

  • idk why but he lacks confidence right now, he needs someone to talk to or find a reason to inspire him, to ignite that fire once again(maybe by the future big 3 progressing and showing improvements every game at the same time WINNING!) Lakers just gotta taste that win! that FIRST WIN to have that fire and hunger once again

  • idk why but he lacks confidence right now, he needs someone to talk to or find a reason to inspire him, to ignite that fire once again(maybe by the future big 3 progressing and showing improvements every game at the same time WINNING!) Lakers just gotta taste that win! that FIRST WIN to have that fire and hunger once again

  • i agree dana.
    i think we leave clarkson at SG, dangelo has to come out and be our PG.
    I dont care how many turnovers he has or how many times he falls down he has to get back up and just do it again.
    With our current lineup i see alot of trial and error.
    Especially with the Kelly and Bass at 4 and 5.
    I would like to see these 5 guys start Huertas, Clarkson, Kobe, Randle, Hibbert.
    Or maybe Huertas/ Kobe/ MWP/ Randle/ Hibbert.
    Then from our bench we could bring
    Dangelo/N. Young/A Brown/ Bass/T. Black
    Or possibly Dangelo/Lou Will/ A Brown/Bass /T Black
    The right combinations have to be played or we will look bad out there.
    I dont think its the players coach scott has to make the right choices and play the right players together.
    The right guards and fowards have to be on the floor together.
    Like playing Clarkson with Lou Williams 2 offensive guards shouldnt happen.

    Or playing Kobe with Nick Young that shouldnt happen either.
    We should play Huertas or Dangelo a passer with a shooter like Kobe Young Williams or Clarkson and also play a defensive player like MWP, A Brown, Nance Jr., Hibbert.
    Do you catch my drift?
    The right guys on the floor could make us win alot of ballgames instead of lose alot…..

  • i agree dana.
    i think we leave clarkson at SG, dangelo has to come out and be our PG.
    I dont care how many turnovers he has or how many times he falls down he has to get back up and just do it again.
    With our current lineup i see alot of trial and error.
    Especially with the Kelly and Bass at 4 and 5.
    I would like to see these 5 guys start Huertas, Clarkson, Kobe, Randle, Hibbert.
    Or maybe Huertas/ Kobe/ MWP/ Randle/ Hibbert.
    Then from our bench we could bring
    Dangelo/N. Young/A Brown/ Bass/T. Black
    Or possibly Dangelo/Lou Will/ A Brown/Bass /T Black
    The right combinations have to be played or we will look bad out there.
    I dont think its the players coach scott has to make the right choices and play the right players together.
    The right guards and fowards have to be on the floor together.
    Like playing Clarkson with Lou Williams 2 offensive guards shouldnt happen.

    Or playing Kobe with Nick Young that shouldnt happen either.
    We should play Huertas or Dangelo a passer with a shooter like Kobe Young Williams or Clarkson and also play a defensive player like MWP, A Brown, Nance Jr., Hibbert.
    Do you catch my drift?
    The right guys on the floor could make us win alot of ballgames instead of lose alot…..

  • maybe they need to scale it back in practice it isnt doing wonders for them.
    actually its hurting them alot……
    practice needs to be tuned down alot if that statement is true buddy.
    i hope scott isnt ruining them players and setting them up to get injured.
    too much of anything is bad including running and putting more stress on your body and joints they can only take so much before they weaken and give out.

  • maybe they need to scale it back in practice it isnt doing wonders for them.
    actually its hurting them alot……
    practice needs to be tuned down alot if that statement is true buddy.
    i hope scott isnt ruining them players and setting them up to get injured.
    too much of anything is bad including running and putting more stress on your body and joints they can only take so much before they weaken and give out.

  • right this moment. but he also just got nailed in the leg dude.
    let me knee you in the leg as hard as i can and you continue to play basketball at a high level.
    i guarantee you that you would be not only crying but begging to go to the hospital.
    Kobe’s toughness doesnt show but its definately there bro.

    He just hasnt been very lucky these past 3 or 4 years.
    Injury after injury he cant catch a break and get going.
    I think if coach scott plays smart and stop killing guys in practice and puts them in the right places he will be successful.
    Only losers give up when things get tough.
    Winners rise above all else, when things get tough and we own the moment.

  • right this moment. but he also just got nailed in the leg dude.
    let me knee you in the leg as hard as i can and you continue to play basketball at a high level. could you?
    i guarantee you that you’d be asking to go to the hospital and crying.
    See Kobe isnt.
    Kobe’s toughness doesnt show but its definately there bro.
    He just hasnt been very lucky these past 3 or 4 years. So yea.
    Injury after injury he just cant catch a break and really get going.
    I think if coach scott plays smart and stop killing guys in practice and puts them in the right places he will be successful as well as Dangelo Russell.
    Only losers give up when things get tough.
    Winners rise above all else, when things get tough and we own the moment.

  • for 3 years now we have sucked and almost been a tanking team.
    When was the last time you saw the Lakers #1 in the west?
    Kobe might have his struggles right now but im sticking by him sink or swim and im sticking by my Lakers win or lose.
    Loyalty isnt even a question bro….
    If it is your at the wrong place.

  • for 3 years now we have sucked and almost been a tanking team.
    When was the last time you saw the Lakers #1 in the west?
    Kobe might have his struggles right now but im sticking by him sink or swim and im sticking by my Lakers win or lose.
    Loyalty isnt even a question bro….
    If it is your at the wrong place.

  • Lakers Lifer,

    Kobe is Kobe’s biggest problem right now. That goes the same for Tiger Woods. I would love to coach/mentor them both right now.

    Someone tell them to reach out to me. I’ll give them both a discount. LoL…….. As if they need a discount.

    The first thing I would point out to Kobe is make better decisions.
    He is trying to force himself on the game instead of letting the game come to him. When you disrespect the game the game will punish you every time.

    Because no matter how good you are the game was here before you and the game will be here after you. Every player has to respect the game. Only player haters are foolish enough to hate on the player and the game.

    Kobe will eventually round back into shape. its only game 3 after 9 months away from the game. Look around the league, there are several elite players in a bit of a slump.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Lakers Lifer,

    Kobe is Kobe’s biggest problem right now. That goes the same for Tiger Woods. I would love to coach/mentor them both right now. Byron Scott too !

    Someone tell them to reach out to me. I’ll give them all a discount. LoL…….. As if they need a discount.

    The first thing I would point out to Kobe is make better decisions.
    He is trying to force himself on the game instead of letting the game come to him. A cardinal sin. When you disrespect the game the game will punish you every time.

    Because no matter how good you are the game was here before you and the game will be here after you. Every player has to respect the game. Only player haters are foolish enough to hate on the players and the game. He’s hating the game. When you hate on the game the game will hate you. He has to get back to loving the game. When you love the game it will love you.

    Kobe will eventually round back into shape. Its only game 3 after 9 months away from the game. Look around the league, there are several elite players in a bit of a slump. Curry is not one of them as he passed mid season form and is playing like its the playoffs.

    This is the prime time for Clarkson,Russell, Randle, Brown, and Nance if he didn’t have a broken nose to “step up. ”

    How much better would the team be if they could hold it down and be playing better once Kobe gets it going?

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Not particularly true. I think Kobe needs to respect the game not force himself on it.

    But true, he will need to not be afraid to pull the trigger when he has a good look.

    Every player has to respect the game. The game was here before all these players. And it will be here when they are gone.

    Kobe needs to gradually get back into the flow not rush things to prove a point. That is what I have admired about Kobe the most in his career. When folks would say he can no longer fly through the air and dunk he wouldn’t do it just to prove a point. He would skip that ego trip to remain healthier which he did for so many years.

    He would only pull out the spectacular dunk on occasion but it was rare. He was smart. Well he needs to continue to be smart.

    He has both smarts and incredible athletic ability. His incredible athletic ability may be challenged at this stage of his career but not his smarts. He can use smarts now as he slowly works himself bak into high level playing condition which he is obviously not in right now.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Not particularly true. I think Kobe needs to respect the game not force himself on it.

    But true, he will need to not be afraid to pull the trigger when he has a good look.

    Every player has to respect the game. The game was here before all these players. And it will be here when they are gone.

    Kobe needs to gradually get back into the flow not rush things to prove a point. That is what I have admired about Kobe the most in his career. When folks would say he can no longer fly through the air and dunk he wouldn’t do it just to prove a point. He would skip that ego trip to remain healthier which he did for so many years.

    He would only pull out the spectacular dunk on occasion but it was rare. He was smart. Well he needs to continue to be smart.

    He has both smarts and incredible athletic ability.Not everyone is blessed to be so fortunate.His incredible athletic ability may be challenged at this stage of his career but not his smarts. He can use smarts now as he slowly works himself back into high level playing condition which he is obviously not in right now.

    He will get there in time. He still has incredible athletic ability, but that ability is rusty and out of rhythm. Forcing it to get back at a moments notice is not how it works. He has to respect the game or it will continue to frustrate him.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Dude, Kobe himself said he sucks rights now….. So you want to get defensive about Kobe’s own comments about himself?? You realize how dumb that is? I bet if Kobe said he was an alcoholic, then someone commented that Kobe’s an alcoholic, you’d jump out of your seat, like “No!! he only drinks socially!”. Ridiculous.

    By the way, if you knee me in the leg as you hard as you can, I guarantee I’m not crying, my next move would be to smash your face.

  • Dude, Kobe himself said he sucks rights now….. So you get defensive about Kobe’s own comments about himself?? You realize how dumb that is? I bet if Kobe said he was an alcoholic, then someone commented that Kobe’s an alcoholic, you’d jump out of your seat, like “No!! he only drinks socially!”. Ridiculous.

    By the way, you guarantee I’d be crying? you don’t know me. Actually, if you knee me in the leg as you hard as you can, I guarantee I’m gonna smash your face.

  • Actually youd have a broken leg so you would do nothing about it.
    Have a nice day internet warrior!
    (Everybody is a tough guy online)

  • Actually youd have a broken leg so you would do nothing about it.
    Have a nice day internet warrior!
    (Everybody is a tough guy online)

  • Hey Paytc.
    Good points i have to agree.
    But i will never give up on Kobe he will be back.

  • Oh the irony of a guy trying to say everyone’s a tough guy online when he’s the one who started and is doing the exact same thing….

  • Oh the irony of a guy saying everyone’s a tough guy online when he’s the one who started it, and in the exact same post is trying to sound tough….

  • Exactly paytc you understand things well.
    Can you mentor me too?
    lol….

  • not much pal the last game i saw was the Lakers vs Blazers back in october 20th? Pre-season?
    the only game i seen this season so far was the Lakers VS minnesota we had it going good and just dropped the ball.
    I didnt give up or judge too quikly though.
    I never will lose sight or focus i hope Kobe doesnt either.
    Hes better than this and i know he can get out of this hole hes in right now.
    He doesnt suck……..he could be the greatest basketball player of all time.

  • not much pal the last game i saw was the Lakers vs Blazers back in october 20th? Pre-season?
    the only game i seen this season so far was the Lakers VS minnesota we had it going good and just dropped the ball.
    I didnt give up or judge too quikly though.
    I never will lose sight or focus i hope Kobe doesnt either.
    Hes better than this and i know he can get out of this hole hes in right now.
    He doesnt suck……..he could be the greatest basketball player of all time.

  • if you said this to me in real life.

    Bojangles

    a day ago

    Kobe freakin’ sucks right now.

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    I would definately knee you in the leg and break it for free.
    Your Welcome!

  • if you said this to me in real life.

    Bojangles

    a day ago

    Kobe freakin’ sucks right now.

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    I would definately knee you in the leg and break it for free.
    Your Welcome!

  • Oh you’d break it for FREE?!? That changes everything…. Damn, you’d do it for Free!! Wow that’s so crazy!!

    Btw, Kobe freakin’ sucks right now.

  • Oh you’d break it for FREE?!? That is some hard core stuff right there…. Damn, you’d do it for Free!! Wow that’s so crazy!!

    Btw, Kobe freakin’ sucks right now.

  • No he is far from finished. But he has to use less ego and athletic ability and turn to his basketball intellect. He has several things going on at the same time. First he is playing in a new position and trying to be forced into a different role. He has not taken much of a liking to either IMO.

    He has missed a lot of time playing the game the past few seasons.It’s not all bad because his body probably needed the break.

    I remember a saying that Jordan said. Jordan said “you can’t turn it off and on whenever you want to, you must keep it on, in practice or the game.”

    Well Kobe didn’t choose to turn it off but the 9 months away from the game turned it off. So he has to realize it will take time to turn that flame on again. He is frustrating himself by trying to force himself on the game. By just forcing up shots he relied on and made consistently when he wasn’t putting so much pressure on himself to prove he’s still an elite player.

    Tell him to email me and I’ll have his game corrected in about 2 weeks.

    And for the record I have supported Byron Scott to this point and still do. But I definitely have to say Byron Scott let the first game get away from his team. He has to know how to keep the pedal to the metal and close team’s out. When you have a player or lineup playing well keep that player or lineup in till it runs its course. I don’t care if it is a star or not. A starting lineup or the second or 3rd unit.

    Who knows if the Lakers win game 1 they might be 2-1 at this point instead of 0-3. Big difference but only one game could have made that difference.

    It’s still early in the season. Kobe and the team will turn things around.

    One game at a time. Next up Denver. Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • No he is far from finished. But he has to use less ego and athletic ability and turn to his basketball intellect. He has several things going on at the same time. First a long layoff. Next he is playing in a new position and trying to be forced into a different role. He has not taken much of a liking to either IMO.

    He has missed a lot of time playing the game the past few seasons.It’s not all bad because his body probably needed the break.

    I remember a saying that Jordan said. Jordan said “you can’t turn it off and on whenever you want to, you must keep it on, in practice or the game.”

    Well Kobe didn’t choose to turn it off but the 9 months away from the game turned it off. So he has to realize it will take time to turn that flame on again. He is frustrating himself by trying to force himself on the game. By just forcing up shots he relied on and made consistently when he wasn’t putting so much pressure on himself to prove he’s still an elite player.

    Tell him to email me and I’ll have his game corrected in about 2 weeks.

    And for the record I have supported Byron Scott to this point and still do. But I definitely have to say Byron Scott let the first game get away from his team. He has to know how to keep the pedal to the metal and close team’s out. When you have a player or lineup playing well keep that player or lineup in till it runs its course. I don’t care if it is a star or not. A starting lineup or the second or 3rd unit.

    Who knows if the Lakers win game 1 they might be 2-1 at this point instead of 0-3. Big difference but only one game could have made that difference.

    It’s still early in the season. Kobe and the team will turn things around.

    One game at a time. Next up Denver. Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • When you are down it’s common to see busters and itches who probably didn’t like you in the first place talk nonsense about you.

    Kobe has to figure it out on his own or hire me or someone else who may or may not really care about him. He has my info, and I’m not hard to find. Hopefully he does one or the other. I’m definitely eager to hear from him. And I truly believe I could only help matters.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • When you are down it’s common to see busters and itches who probably didn’t like you in the first place talk nonsense about you.

    Kobe has to figure it out on his own or hire me or someone else who may or may not really care about him. He has my info, and I’m not hard to find. Hopefully he does one or the other. I’m definitely eager to hear from him. And I truly believe I could only help matters. I also believe he will have a great season.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • im glad you could!
    i would be scared to talk to him i dont know what i would say.
    his basketball IQ is second to noone.
    The only thing you may help him with is his pressure coming off injuries trying to get back where he was once at.
    Maybe its mental maybe he is older now and his body is slower to react.
    Maybe its both and he needs to work back into it easily not forced or pressured.
    Maybe some advice from you or another highly experienced mentor or personal coach could get him back in his groove.
    I hope whatever you have in mind would actually work.
    Alot of time we have everything planned out to a tee and then everything just crumbles and you just do what you can.
    Maybe Kobe is feeling over whelmed and he doesnt want to deal with this nomore maybe hes ready to retire.
    But i hope he wont just back out like that.
    Kobe was the best at his craft and i dont think hes fallen too far down the tree.
    He could possibly return to being a top 25 player.
    What do you think???

  • im glad you could!
    i would be scared to talk to him i dont know what i would say.
    his basketball IQ is second to noone.
    The only thing you may help him with is his pressure coming off injuries trying to get back where he was once at.
    Maybe its mental maybe he is older now and his body is slower to react.
    Maybe its both and he needs to work back into it easily not forced or pressured.
    Maybe some advice from you or another highly experienced mentor or personal coach could get him back in his groove.
    I hope whatever you have in mind would actually work.
    Alot of time we have everything planned out to a tee and then everything just crumbles and you just do what you can.
    Maybe Kobe is feeling over whelmed and he doesnt want to deal with this nomore maybe hes ready to retire.
    But i hope he wont just back out like that.
    Kobe was the best at his craft and i dont think hes fallen too far down the tree.
    He could possibly return to being a top 25 player.
    What do you think???

  • haha okay paytc.
    Mr. Bryant please email paytc let hm help you!
    time to bring back out the Black Mamba!
    #24!

  • haha okay paytc.
    Mr. Bryant please email paytc let hm help you!
    time to bring back out the Black Mamba!
    #24!

  • If you ever want my email or number let me know ill always be listening buddy.
    and i hope Kobe really does hit you up.
    You seem like someone who could help even if its only over the internet in emails or a phone call or two.
    i still stand by my earlier statement this Laker team will make it to the playoffs.
    Maybe im wrong about it maybe i was right either way ill stick with my gut feeling.

  • If you ever want my email or number let me know ill always be listening buddy.
    and i hope Kobe really does hit you up.
    You seem like someone who could help even if its only over the internet in emails or a phone call or two.
    i still stand by my earlier statement this Laker team will make it to the playoffs.
    Maybe im wrong about it maybe i was right either way ill stick with my gut feeling.

  • By the way which lineup that i just mentioned.
    Interests you the most?
    i think i named 2 starting lineups and 2 bench lineups.

  • By the way which lineup that i just mentioned.
    Interests you the most?
    i think i named 2 starting lineups and 2 bench lineups.

  • I think I like Huertas/Kobe/MWP/Randle/Hibbert better. I like Kobe better at the 2, and I like the defense and 3-pt shooting MWP brings to the 3. Plus, I think that lineup has a lot more experience and can play together better right now than the one where Clarkson starts. They may not be able to hang for as many minutes, but starting and ending the game, I want that five, right now.

    For the second string, I like Russell/Williams/Young/Bass/Black. Williams and Young have been playing well together, and give Russell better options, IMHO.

  • I think I like Huertas/Kobe/MWP/Randle/Hibbert better. I like Kobe better at the 2, and I like the defense and 3-pt shooting MWP brings to the 3. Plus, I think that lineup has a lot more experience and can play together better right now than the one where Clarkson starts. They may not be able to hang for as many minutes, but starting and ending the game, I want that five, right now.

    For the second string, I like Russell/Williams/Young/Bass/Black. Williams and Young have been playing well together, and give Russell better options, IMHO.

  • im not trying to be a tough guy on a computer.
    in real life id rather just do it.

  • im not trying to be a tough guy on a computer.
    in real life id rather just do it.

  • can we steal coach K and just call it a day?
    hes 1 of the best out there besides pop.

  • can we steal coach K and just call it a day?
    hes 1 of the best out there besides pop.

  • It’s up to Kobe. Sky is still the limit for him if he will take the gradual approach and not try to rush himself back to playing at an elite level. He has to not force it. Its still there. You could see he wasn’t far away from it in game 1. He got it going and then his so call minute restrictions sat him down.
    That actually was a game they should have won.

    Paytc

  • It’s up to Kobe. Sky is still the limit for him if he will take the gradual approach and not try to rush himself back to playing at an elite level. He has to not force it. Its still there. You could see he wasn’t far away from it in game 1. He got it going and then his so call minute restrictions sat him down.
    That actually was a game they should have won.

    Paytc

  • you and dana have a point.
    be respectful but at the same time support Kobe and the Lakers.
    without Kobe the Lakers wouldnt have 16 chips maybe 12?
    No Kobe and the 1999-2004 Lakers dont even make west finals.
    no Kobe then the 2009 and 2010 Laker teams dont make the NBA finals.
    Sorry guys.
    Fans need to step up i agree!
    Get loud and be proud too.
    we are the best NBA franchise .
    i know i can only speak for myself but im proud to be a fan i love this team man.

  • you and dana have a point.
    be respectful but at the same time support Kobe and the Lakers.
    without Kobe the Lakers wouldnt have 16 chips maybe 12?
    No Kobe and the 1999-2004 Lakers dont even make west finals.
    no Kobe then the 2009 and 2010 Laker teams dont make the NBA finals.
    Sorry guys.
    Fans need to step up i agree!
    Get loud and be proud too.
    we are the best NBA franchise .
    i know i can only speak for myself but im proud to be a fan i love this team man.

  • Yeah i agree bro.
    I hope we get it back tonight at least get Kobe efficient again.
    He doesnt suck……..i dont even listen to Kobe.
    hes better than that and i know it.
    I believe in him and so do alot of people out there and many children too.
    He should be inspired by us because were inspired by him on the court.
    I live to watch him play but ive never seen him in person.
    that is what sucks!

  • Yeah i agree bro.
    I hope we get it back tonight at least get Kobe efficient again.
    He doesnt suck……..i dont even listen to Kobe.
    hes better than that and i know it.
    I believe in him and so do alot of people out there and many children too.
    He should be inspired by us because were inspired by him on the court.
    I live to watch him play but ive never seen him in person.
    that is what sucks!

  • If Kobe is listening…..
    You should hit up paytc he knows a thing or two.

  • If Kobe is listening…..
    You should hit up paytc he knows a thing or two.

  • The main thing is Like you ThisOneLakersFan “I care” about Kobe and the team playing well. Not one or the other, but both.

    There are a few that try to separate Kobe (still the team leader) from the team. Imagine that…….. And they call themselves supportive ? As if 20 years has meant nothing?

    Imagine that?

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • The main thing is Like you ThisOneLakersFan “I care” about Kobe and the team playing well. Not one or the other, but both.

    There are a few that try to separate Kobe (still the team leader) from the team. Imagine that…….. And they call themselves supportive ? As if 20 years has meant nothing?

    Imagine that?

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Thank you see my point we need die hard fans out here that’s gonna step out and support us without them negative energy flowing around is bad for the team and organization

  • Thank you see my point we need die hard fans out here that’s gonna step out and support us without them negative energy flowing around is bad for the team and organization

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