Kobe Bryant On Playing For Another Franchise: ‘I’m A Laker For Life’
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The Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to get their first victory of the season on Friday night as they defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 104-98.

With the team on a five-game road trip, this could very well be Kobe Bryant’s final games in many of these arenas.

With Kobe’s contract up at the end of the season, some have speculated that Kobe could try to chase one more ring with another team, but Kobe shot down that notion according to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register:

Kobe’s former coach Phil Jackson was one of many who has said he believes Kobe could play elsewhere, but Kobe chalked that up to Jackson simply baiting the media via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

Even though Kobe has said this before, it still is good to hear him reiterate that he will only play in purple and gold. Many players have left their long-time teams for one last run, but Kobe sounds like he will stick it out with the Lakers regardless of the state of the team.

Loyalty like this isn’t seen too often in sports anymore, but it goes to show the relationship between Kobe and the Lakers. It still remains to be seen whether this is Kobe’s last season, but everyone should be able to put away the thought of Kobe suiting up anywhere but Los Angeles.

1st comment YAY!
Kobe Bryant just said i’m a Laker 4 Life. 🙂
this should be my new name,
but someone already has it.

  • 1st comment YAY!
    Kobe Bryant just said i’m a Laker 4 Life. 🙂
    this should be my new name,
    but someone already has it.

  • Laker fans we really have to be patient guys whether you like it or not their is no better rebuilding coach out their that is better than Byron Scott according to resumes. In his first year in New Orleans they had a very bad record i think they only won 18 games, that next year they drafted Cp3 like they did Russell this year and drafted Brandon Bass, that same year they got better that was 2005 by 2007 they we’re contending in a loaded Western Conference, it took 3 yrs for Hornets to get into contention Jim Buss signed B.Scott to a 3 or 4 yr deal the first yr was a disaster but like with the hornets they got way better and i think the front office have intentions that history will repeat itself so lets enjoy this process guys.

  • Laker fans we really have to be patient guys whether you like it or not their is no better rebuilding coach out their that is better than Byron Scott according to resumes. In his first year in New Orleans they had a very bad record i think they only won 18 games, that next year they drafted Cp3 like they did Russell this year and drafted Brandon Bass, that same year they got better that was 2005 by 2007 they we’re contending in a loaded Western Conference, it took 3 yrs for Hornets to get into contention Jim Buss signed B.Scott to a 3 or 4 yr deal the first yr was a disaster but like with the hornets they got way better and i think the front office have intentions that history will repeat itself so lets enjoy this process guys.

  • Love Kobe but I really hope “for life” means till the end of this season

  • Love Kobe but I really hope “for life” means till the end of this season

  • He’s been saying this for a few years which is why FO didn’t have to offer him all that money.

  • He’s been saying this for a few years which is why FO didn’t have to offer him all that money.

  • I really hope he doesn’t do that to his career, it’s already looking like a bad ending

  • I really hope he doesn’t do that to his career, it’s already looking like a bad ending

  • Watched the Nets simulcast and one analyst brought up a great observation when comparing Kobe to Jordan in their final yrs. Basically stating that Jordan didn’t settle on forced shots like Kobe’s doing.

    Jordan settled for open jumpers mostly during his final years as opposed to forcing tougher shots. May be helpful for 24 to catch up on Jordan’s final years to see if he can pick up something from MJ.

  • Watched the Nets simulcast and one analyst brought up a great observation when comparing Kobe to Jordan in their final yrs. Basically stating that Jordan didn’t settle on forced shots like Kobe’s doing.

    Jordan settled for open jumpers mostly during his final years as opposed to forcing tougher shots. May be helpful for 24 to catch up on Jordan’s final years to see if he can pick up something from MJ.

  • MJ couldn’t get separation at the end, he had no choice but to settle for jumpers. Kobe’s problem is that he’s getting separation and good looks (which is amazing at his age). It’s a problem because he likely thinks he’s just in a slump and not at the end.

  • MJ couldn’t get separation at the end, he had no choice but to settle for jumpers. Kobe’s problem is that he’s getting separation and good looks (which is amazing at his age). It’s a problem because he likely thinks he’s just in a slump and not at the end.

  • FO gave him the contract because they knew the team would stink but at least Kobe fanboys would be happy. Don’t forget: Kobe still has market value even at this stage of his career.

  • FO gave him the contract because they knew the team would stink but at least Kobe fanboys would be happy. Don’t forget: Kobe still has market value even at this stage of his career.

  • Kobe is a Laker 4 life.
    he even said it himself get over it dude…..
    GO KOBE!!!!!!

  • As long as it’s for the vet minimum and 10-15 min. a game, I’m cool with it….he can take Sacre’s roster spot.

  • Yeah but they might not have sucked so much if they were able to afford middle-of-the-pack guys instead of all minimum salary guys. Yes, he has market value, but if he’s already said multiple times publicly he’s not going anywhere, then why not get him at a bargain

  • Kobe is a Laker 4 life.
    he even said it himself get over it dude…..
    GO KOBE!!!!!!

  • As long as it’s for the vet minimum and 10-15 min. a game, I’m cool with it….he can take Sacre’s roster spot.

  • Yeah but they might not have sucked so much if they were able to afford middle-of-the-pack guys instead of all minimum salary guys. Yes, he has market value, but if he’s already said multiple times publicly he’s not going anywhere, then why not get him at a bargain

  • They could have afforded those guys but were tanking — err, “maintaining cap flexibility”

  • They could have afforded those guys but were tanking — err, “maintaining cap flexibility”

  • im telling you and anyone else that decides to talk smack about Kobe.
    we love Kobe and the last 20 years have been nothing short of special.
    i hope he stays for 2 more seasons.
    did you hear the crowd in Brooklyn NY?
    thats my state and my people cheered Kobe on.
    i told you we love Kobe dude.
    hes still 1 of the best players when he gets going.

  • Kobe’s problem is he’s forcing the issue too much while on a slump and given father time it may be more suitable to let the game come to him as opposed to being ball dominant the majority of the time.

  • im telling you and anyone else that decides to talk smack about Kobe.
    we love Kobe and the last 20 years have been nothing short of special.
    i hope he stays for 2 more seasons.
    did you hear the crowd in Brooklyn NY?
    thats my state and my people cheered Kobe on.
    i told you we love Kobe dude.
    hes still 1 of the best players when he gets going.

  • Kobe’s problem is he’s forcing the issue too much while on a slump and given father time it may be more suitable to let the game come to him as opposed to being ball dominant the majority of the time.

  • As I was saying, the Lakers knew the team would stink but wanted to keep Kobe fanboys happy. Case in point: @ThisOneLakersFan.

  • As I was saying, the Lakers knew the team would stink but wanted to keep Kobe fanboys happy. Case in point: @ThisOneLakersFan.

  • He hasn’t been “ball dominant” this season — there are 5 guys on the team (Kobe included) averaging 10+ FGA per game — but I agree that he is forcing things…especially from beyond the arc.

  • He hasn’t been “ball dominant” this season — there are 5 guys on the team (Kobe included) averaging 10+ FGA per game — but I agree that he is forcing things…especially from beyond the arc.

  • ..but don’t blame the fanboys — the NBA has spent the last 35 years promoting players over teams. Combine that with free agency and it’s only natural that fans’ loyalties would shift.

  • ..but don’t blame the fanboys — the NBA has spent the last 35 years promoting players over teams. Combine that with free agency and it’s only natural that fans’ loyalties would shift.

  • He was only there n Cleveland for a yr buddy i said rebuild which starts from the ground up and not overnight, he didnt have enough time he was in new Orleans for 4 yrs. Okc, Portland, Wizards, Bulls, built their team through the draft and found their core pieces to become the successful teams they are today.

  • He was only there n Cleveland for a yr buddy i said rebuild which starts from the ground up and not overnight, he didnt have enough time he was in new Orleans for 4 yrs. Golden state, Okc, Portland, Wizards, Bulls, built their team through the draft and found their core pieces to become the successful teams they are today go back you will see that these teams we’re near awful in their early rebuilding stages.

  • and if some how find his shot, and agrees to come off the bench next year.. why not..im all for it.. and why Sacre Still Here? man i dont get it ..

  • and if some how find his shot, and agrees to come off the bench next year.. why not..im all for it.. and why Sacre Still Here? man i dont get it ..

  • what you dont for the Lakers and us Fans, i will appreciate you til you decide to retire.. (As Long As U Help Mentor These Future Brats Of Ours)

  • what you dont for the Lakers and us Fans, i will appreciate you til you decide to retire.. (As Long As U Help Mentor These Future Brats Of Ours)

  • This is where people are absolutely wrong, they got better due to signing veteran players (Desmond Mason, Tyson Chandler, Stojakovic), and Byron Scott did not play the young guys at all, Brandon Bass got virtually no playing time, JR Smith’s playing time also decreased as his tenure went on, both of whom left and found better coaches. There are also countless young players that he failed to develop, instead preferring to play the veterans over them. Hilton Armstrong 12th pick, Julien Wright 13th pick, Cedric Simmons 15th pick, JR Smith 18th pick, Brandon Bass as you mentioned. Byron Scott did not develop any of those guys, instead preferring the veterans over them. Something which is in evidence right now.

  • This is where people are absolutely wrong, they got better due to signing veteran players (Desmond Mason, Tyson Chandler, Stojakovic), and Byron Scott did not play the young guys at all, Brandon Bass got virtually no playing time, JR Smith’s playing time also decreased as his tenure went on, both of whom left and found better coaches. There are also countless young players that he failed to develop, instead preferring to play the veterans over them. Hilton Armstrong 12th pick, Julien Wright 13th pick, Cedric Simmons 15th pick, JR Smith 18th pick, Brandon Bass as you mentioned. Byron Scott did not develop any of those guys, instead preferring the veterans over them. Something which is in evidence right now.

  • Sure he has ‘being he needs to have the ball in his hands.’ May be best to limit this somewhat and run some set up plays so he can catch and shoot it as opposed to holding on to the ball too much while dictating the play more so (IMO).

  • Sure he has ‘being he needs to have the ball in his hands.’ May be best to limit this somewhat and run some set up plays so he can catch and shoot it as opposed to holding on to the ball too much while dictating the play more so (IMO).

  • Time obviously works different to you. He was in Cleveland for 3 seasons, and the Hornets for 5 and a bit seasons. If Byron Scott is your magic ticket to the Lakers rebuild, I fear for this franchise. The only good thing he has shown throughout his tenure is the ability to get teams to a very high draft pick, which means he also holds the worst or near-worst franchise records for the Lakers, Hornets, Nets and Cavs.

  • Time obviously works different to you. He was in Cleveland for 3 seasons, and the Hornets for 5 and a bit seasons. If Byron Scott is your magic ticket to the Lakers rebuild, I fear for this franchise. The only good thing he has shown throughout his tenure is the ability to get teams to a very high draft pick, which means he also holds the worst or near-worst franchise records for the Lakers, Hornets, Nets and Cavs.

  • Byron scott is all we’ve got.

    Why can’t you just accept things that are out of your control?

    Are you this negative with your kids? Do you tell them they wi be failures too?

  • Byron scott is all we’ve got.

    Why can’t you just accept things that are out of your control?

    Are you this negative with your kids? Do you tell them they will be failures too?

    I get the naive fan who doesn’t invest his/her time on the team saying ignorant comments about Kobe or Scott, but you are on here way to much to be that short sighted.

  • I’m not sure the front office wants him back. And it sure looks like they are fishing for Ben Simmons who can be the transcendent face of the team (and NBA) for the next decade.

  • I’m not sure the front office wants him back. And it sure looks like they are fishing for Ben Simmons who can be the transcendent face of the team (and NBA) for the next decade.

  • Kobe’s being kobe.
    Let it go.

    By January, his shoulder will be playing closer to his old self.

    Has there ever been a player coming off injury that didn’t take half a season to get up to full strength?

  • Kobe’s being kobe.
    Let it go.

    By January, his shoulder will be playing closer to his old self.

    Has there ever been a player coming off injury that didn’t take half a season to get up to full strength?

  • Some of you are masquerading as Lakers fans….Possibly Clippers fans hoping Kobe leaves so the Clippers become relevant in LA….Here’s the Deal…..When Kobe decides to leave the Lakers….You better hope there’s a Durant or Westbrook in the Future…because there will not be another Kobe walking thru that Laker’s Door…..It took KG,Pierce and Allen to make Boston relevant Again(after Bird left)…..and when they departed you see what you have…..they are seldom mention in today’s conversation in the NBA…..

  • And not just to keep kobe fan boys happy, keep the team relevant and in the media.

    Kobe got $25m to be a lightening rod and take all the negativity of being “too old”, all the while keeping the lakers on the front page of the sports section.

  • Some of you are masquerading as Lakers fans….Possibly Clippers fans hoping Kobe leaves so the Clippers become relevant in LA….Here’s the Deal…..When Kobe decides to leave the Lakers….You better hope there’s a Durant or Westbrook in the Future…because there will not be another Kobe walking thru that Laker’s Door…..It took KG,Pierce and Allen to make Boston relevant Again(after Bird left)…..and when they departed you see what you have…..they are seldom mention in today’s conversation in the NBA…..

  • And not just to keep kobe fan boys happy, keep the team relevant and in the media.

    Kobe got $25m to be a lightening rod and take all the negativity of being “too old”, all the while keeping the lakers on the front page of the sports section.

  • True about the “Golden state, Okc, Portland, Wizards, Bulls, built their team through the draft and found their core pieces to become the successful teams they are today ”

    that’s what I’m anxiously waiting for from this team.

  • True about the “Golden state, Okc, Portland, Wizards, Bulls, built their team through the draft and found their core pieces to become the successful teams they are today ”

    that’s what I’m anxiously waiting for from this team.

  • This is obviously gonna be Kobe’s last season! He’s not getting traded. So why would someone waste there time asking him about playing for another team?!!!

    I’d still like to see Randle and Clarkson take way more shots them him. But Kobe did a nice job grinding it out, and getting to the free-throw line. Even though the Nets are terrible, I’ll take the win.

  • This is obviously gonna be Kobe’s last season! He’s not getting traded. So why would someone waste there time asking him about playing for another team?!!!

    I’d still like to see Randle and Clarkson take way more shots them him. But Kobe did a nice job grinding it out, and getting to the free-throw line. Even though the Nets are terrible, I’ll take the win.

  • You always speak exactly what I’m thinking but decline to post because I am not as generous as you with my explanations to undeserving fake fans.

    Props.

  • You always speak exactly what I’m thinking but decline to post because I am not as generous as you with my explanations to undeserving fake fans.

    Props.

  • All I was doing was correcting the history, and making sure one doesn’t miss any of the actual relevant facts. People like to point out one good thing and just completely ignore the entire body of work. That is what is naive.

  • All I was doing was correcting the history, and making sure one doesn’t miss any of the actual relevant facts. People like to point out one good thing and just completely ignore the entire body of work. That is what is naive.

  • Flawed false tired statement.

    Kobe had nothing to do with us not being able to acquire talent.

    To the contrary Kobe is the reason Hibbert waived part of his bonus to be able to come here.

    Kobe was the reason why Williams entertained coming here.

    Kobe is the reason why Aldridge gave us a second opportunity to pick him up.

    Kobe is the reason we are still relevant.

    Kobe is one of the reasons why we one yesterday.

  • Your statement is false flawed and tired.

    Kobe had nothing to do with us not being able to acquire talent.

    To the contrary Kobe is the reason Hibbert waived part of his bonus to be able to come here.

    Kobe was the reason why Williams entertained coming here.

    Kobe is the reason why Aldridge gave us a second opportunity to pick him up.

    Kobe is the reason we are still relevant.

    Kobe is one of the reasons why we one yesterday.

  • He’s also one of the reasons we lost the previous 4. You seem to conveniently block those things out.

  • He’s also one of the reasons we lost the previous 4. You seem to conveniently block those things out.

  • Again, even with all the Kobe defense… Nowhere did I blame Kobe. I blamed FO for offering money they didn’t have to. Money they could’ve put towards other players… It’s called cap space and it’s a real thing unfortunately.

  • Again, even with all the Kobe defense… Nowhere did I blame Kobe. I blamed FO for offering money they didn’t have to. Money they could’ve put towards other players… It’s called cap space and it’s a real thing unfortunately.

  • What’s a false tired statement? That we would’ve been better with better players? Your arguments to me never rebuttle any specific points. You just start spitting Kobe love out of nowhere.

  • What’s a false tired statement? That we would’ve been better with better players? Your arguments to me never rebuttle any specific points. You just start spitting Kobe love out of nowhere.

  • The media has nothing to do with me being a proud Kobe fanboy.

    Allot of you idiots are fans of rookies with no accolades and players with absolutely nothing to brag about in comparison.

    I am a proud fanboy of a man that tirelessly wielded his talent to help bring us 5 championships.

  • The media has nothing to do with me being a proud Kobe fanboy.

    Allot of you idiots are fans of rookies with no accolades and players with absolutely nothing to brag about in comparison.

    I am a proud fanboy of a man that tirelessly wielded his talent to help bring us 5 championships.

  • Dont try to play twister with me.

    You’re eluding to Kobes contract being the reason why we are not able to acquire top talent.

    That false notion has been disproved every which way yet for some reason people like yourself keep using that excuse because maybe you somehow feel that if you keep posting it enough, you will change the truth or at least some fans minds.

  • Dont try to play twister with me.

    You’re eluding to Kobes contract being the reason why we are not able to acquire top talent.

    That false notion has been disproved every which way yet for some reason people like yourself keep using that excuse because maybe you somehow feel that if you keep posting it enough, you will change the truth or at least some fans minds.

  • A person that blames a single player for a loss on a 10+ player team sport is STUPID!

  • A person that blames a single player for a loss on a 10+ player team sport is STUPID!

  • I said ONE of the reasons… STUPID. Dude, you really do see only what you want to see. DUMB

  • I said ONE of the reasons… STUPID. Dude, you really do see only what you want to see. DUMB

  • Hey dumbie, if they gavee him less. That’s more they could give to others. That’s called math and logic. You’re so ridiculous.

  • Hey dumbie, if they gavee him less. That’s more they could give to others. That’s called math and logic. You’re so ridiculous.

  • Correct, I see right through your fake fan facade.

    Hater in a Lakers Jersey.

  • You said he’s one of the reasons they won, I said he’s one of the reasons they lost, too. It goes both ways. You’re so freakin dense it’s ridiculous.

  • Correct, I see right through your fake fan facade.

    Hater in a Lakers Jersey.

  • You said he’s one of the reasons they won, I said he’s one of the reasons they lost, too. It goes both ways. You’re so freakin dense it’s ridiculous.

  • No beating around the hater bush.

    Straight to the point: You’re a Kobe hater.

  • No beating around the hater bush.

    Straight to the point: You’re a Kobe hater.

  • Hating that their team is not good right now does not make a fan fake?? You like that they’re not good?? I want my team to win, I don’t know about you.

  • Logic would dictate you not label yourself a fan of a team where you root against your star player.

  • Hating that their team is not good right now does not make a fan fake?? You like that they’re not good?? I want my team to win, I don’t know about you.

  • Logic would dictate you not label yourself a fan of a team where you root against your star player.

  • What you don’t seem to realize is that the next Kobe is probably already on the Lakers roster, he is one of these young guys. But unfortunately Kobe is standing in the way, taking up all the shots and the minutes and hindering his development, much like Byron Scott ate into Kobe’s minutes during his rookie season, look what happened once Byron Scott retired and Eddie Jones was traded. Kobe became Kobe. Paul Pierce was a Celtic, they made him. The Lakers will make the next Lakers superstar, then the free agents will come. Clinging on to the past is the problem for you Kobe fanboys, why do you want the Lakers to suck for the next 2 or 3 years just so you can keep watching a phantom player? The guy has no game left and you are just in denial.

  • What you don’t seem to realize is that the next Kobe is probably already on the Lakers roster, he is one of these young guys. But unfortunately Kobe is standing in the way, taking up all the shots and the minutes and hindering his development, much like Byron Scott ate into Kobe’s minutes during his rookie season, look what happened once Byron Scott retired and Eddie Jones was traded. Kobe became Kobe. Paul Pierce was a Celtic, they made him. The Lakers will make the next Lakers superstar, then the free agents will come. Clinging on to the past is the problem for you Kobe fanboys, why do you want the Lakers to suck for the next 2 or 3 years just so you can keep watching a phantom player? The guy has no game left and you are just in denial.

  • Wrong. You’re a Kobe fan, not a Laker fan. THEY’RE NOT A GOOD TEAM RIGHT NOW! Are you even aware of that?!?

  • Hey idiot, there was plenty of money to throw around during free agency.

    Hater vision blinds what little intelligence you have.

  • Wrong. You’re a Kobe fan, not a Laker fan. THEY’RE NOT A GOOD TEAM RIGHT NOW! Are you even aware of that?!?

  • Hey idiot, there was plenty of money to throw around during free agency.

    Hater vision blinds what little intelligence you have.

  • I didn’t root against him, you idiot. I am able, however, to admit that after 20 yrs, he’s not as good as he used to be. It’s called getting older, which happens to everyone.

  • I didn’t root against him, you idiot. I am able, however, to admit that after 20 yrs, he’s not as good as he used to be. It’s called getting older, which happens to everyone.

  • Yeah, but because of the low salary guys we already had. The team already was on it’s way down so no one wanted to come.

  • Kobe standing in the way?
    HAHAHAHA.

    Kobe please stop holding Russells arms. HAHAHAHA!

    I get a kick of whatever Kobe hater tactic you guys come up with next. HAHAHA!

  • Yeah, but because of the low salary guys we already had. The team already was on it’s way down so no one wanted to come.

  • Kobe standing in the way?
    HAHAHAHA.

    Kobe please stop holding Russells arms. HAHAHAHA!

    I get a kick of whatever Kobe hater tactic you guys come up with next. HAHAHA!

  • Look at that last game, DLo was red hot, was playing better defense than Kobe, and yet Kobe got all the minutes and to finish the game. That’s holding back a guy.

  • Look at that last game, DLo was red hot, was playing better defense than Kobe, and yet Kobe got all the minutes and to finish the game. That’s holding back a guy.

  • Are you able to admit you are a documented Kobe hater?

    No you dont have the balls to admit your infatuation with Kobe.

    Its a thin line between love and hate!

  • Do one thing. Admit Kobe was ONE of the reasons we lost those first four games… Are you even able to do that?? Is that possible in your Kobe-can-do-no-wrong weirdo brain of yours?

  • Are you able to admit you are a documented Kobe hater?

    No you dont have the balls to admit your infatuation with Kobe.

    Its a thin line between love and hate!

  • Do one thing. Admit Kobe was ONE of the reasons we lost those first four games… Are you even able to do that?? Is that possible in your Kobe-can-do-no-wrong weirdo brain of yours?

  • NO REAL fan can call himself a fan and Kobe hate.

    Any Kobe hater is a FAKER fan!

  • NO REAL fan can call himself a fan and Kobe hate.

    Any Kobe hater is a FAKER fan!

  • I’m a fan of his overall career. Not a fan of his current state of play. It’s possible for both to be true.

  • You are a Kobe fan!!! HAHAHAHA!

    With back stabbing bashing fans like you, Kobe does NOT need any more enemies!

  • I’m a fan of his overall career. Not a fan of his current state of play. It’s possible for both to be true.

  • You are a Kobe fan!!! HAHAHAHA!

    With back stabbing bashing fans like you, Kobe does NOT need any more enemies!

  • This is absolutely not true, due to Kobe’s contract the Lakers could not afford to go after Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan without also giving up their bird rights to their own free agents, that’s why Jordan Hill, Jeremy Lin could not be re signed over the cap with bird rights. That’s also why they had to keep the cap space open and couldn’t even afford to offer Ed Davis even a 5 million dollar contract. They had to wait until after Aldridge and DeAndre made their decisions. That’s why all those free agents got away and the Lakers were left with what was remaining, Bass and Lou Williams.

  • This is absolutely not true, due to Kobe’s contract the Lakers could not afford to go after Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan without also giving up their bird rights to their own free agents, that’s why Jordan Hill, Jeremy Lin could not be re signed over the cap with bird rights. That’s also why they had to keep the cap space open and couldn’t even afford to offer Ed Davis even a 5 million dollar contract. They had to wait until after Aldridge and DeAndre made their decisions. That’s why all those free agents got away and the Lakers were left with what was remaining, Bass and Lou Williams.

  • Do one thing: Admit there were at least 9+ players that were younger and healthier during those losses that played equally bad.

  • Do one thing: Admit there were at least 9+ players that were younger and healthier during those losses that played equally bad.

  • Hey, you still haven’t admitted he’s one of the reasons they lost those first four games… Let’s start slow… Can you even admit he doesn’t make every shot he takes?

  • Hey, you still haven’t admitted he’s one of the reasons they lost those first four games… Let’s start slow… Can you even admit he doesn’t make every shot he takes?
    Guess not…

  • I never said that wasn’t the case. Ok, I agree. Now, your turn…. come on, you can do it…

  • I never said that wasn’t the case. Ok, I agree. Now, your turn…. come on, you can do it…
    Can’t do it…? You got some issues, dude

  • What you are not explaining is that Kobes contract had nothing to do with not being able to bring in any ONE of those two you mentioned.

    You are trying to prove your point by adding De Andre into the mix of the discussion.

  • What you are not explaining is that Kobes contract had nothing to do with not being able to bring in any ONE of those two you mentioned.

    You are trying to prove your point by adding De Andre into the mix of the discussion. Irrelevant.

  • You obvsiously don’t seem to get the point, The point is had Kobe offered to be paid, say what he deserves as a basketball player (remember his own words ranked 200th in the NBA) and not based on what he did, but what his future playing ability was – which for arguements sake was 12 million. That would have allowed the Lakers to go after both Aldridge and DeAndre AND also look to sign other free agents during the waiting period of their decision AND ON TOP OF THAT would also have allowed them to sign their own free agents over the cap.

  • You obvsiously don’t seem to get the point, The point is had Kobe offered to be paid, say what he deserves as a basketball player (remember his own words ranked 200th in the NBA) and not based on what he did, but what his future playing ability was – which for arguements sake was 12 million. That would have allowed the Lakers to go after both Aldridge and DeAndre AND also look to sign other free agents during the waiting period of their decision AND ON TOP OF THAT would also have allowed them to sign their own free agents over the cap.

  • wow what a stupid comment, you must be new here. so let me get this straight, according to your logic any fan that doesn’t want kobe to go out the way he’s playing now is a clipper fan? lol what an idiot I’ve probably been a laker/kobe fan a lot longer than you excuse me if i dont want to see kobe put up 20 shots to get 10 points for the next 2 years. some of you need kobe rehab

  • The TEAM, and PRIMARILY the coaching was to blame for the last first lost games.

    You dont use an adjustable wrench when you need a screwdriver.

    We almost lost yesterday due to poor coaching decisions. Thankfully Byron made some adjustments for the better.

  • wow what a stupid comment, you must be new here. so let me get this straight, according to your logic any fan that doesn’t want kobe to go out the way he’s playing now is a clipper fan? lol what an idiot I’ve probably been a laker/kobe fan a lot longer than you excuse me if i dont want to see kobe put up 20 shots to get 10 points for the next 2 years. some of you need kobe rehab

  • The TEAM, and PRIMARILY the coaching was to blame for the last first lost games.

    You dont use an adjustable wrench when you need a screwdriver.

    We almost lost yesterday due to poor coaching decisions. Thankfully Byron made some adjustments for the better.

  • It honestly wouldn’t surprise me if he did. But his mere presence and greatness of yesteryear is going to keep him in the game regardless. Any other player who goes 0-6 with two turnovers at the start of the game would probably not come back in the game. I honestly don’t see how any true Lakers fan would want to see Kobe for two more seasons of this, it is just sad to watch.

  • It honestly wouldn’t surprise me if he did. But his mere presence and greatness of yesteryear is going to keep him in the game regardless. Any other player who goes 0-6 with two turnovers at the start of the game would probably not come back in the game. I honestly don’t see how any true Lakers fan would want to see Kobe for two more seasons of this, it is just sad to watch.

  • Changing the subject as usual. Wow, it’s so crazy how you won’t even say Kobe’s a part of the reason… just wow.

  • Changing the subject as usual. Wow, it’s so crazy how you won’t even say Kobe’s a part of the reason… just wow.

  • So you’re ok with sayin “The TEAM”, but won’t say “Kobe and the rest of the team…” I’m just trying to see how deep this goes…

  • Normally you post with logic, EXCEPT when you go into Kobe hater mode then you just crack me up with your reaching conspiracies. LMFAO!

  • So you’re ok with sayin “The TEAM”, but won’t say “Kobe and the rest of the team…” I’m just trying to see how deep this goes…

  • Normally you post with logic, EXCEPT when you go into Kobe hater mode then you just crack me up with your reaching conspiracies. LMFAO!

  • Other guys around the league are, but they obviously want to help their teams. What’s the Kobe fanboy excuse? He’s helping the team make money and be famous and be talked about. But really none of that is on the court is it. That’s the only thing the true fan cares about. I am a fan of the Lakers because I want them to win games and play good bball. I’m not a fan because ‘they are the most famous team in the world and are the richest team’. F That.

  • Wow is right.

    You’re not intelligent enough to coerce me into humoring you.

  • Other guys around the league are, but they obviously want to help their teams. What’s the Kobe fanboy excuse? He’s helping the team make money and be famous and be talked about. But really none of that is on the court is it. That’s the only thing the true fan cares about. I am a fan of the Lakers because I want them to win games and play good bball. I’m not a fan because ‘they are the most famous team in the world and are the richest team’. F That.

  • Wow is right.

    You’re not intelligent enough to coerce me into getting me to humor you.

  • Will you quit on the Lakers once Kobe is gone? Is that really what is happening here? You want to watch him for as long as possible even though he is an absolute shell of himself, really you think he is going to improve over the next couple of seasons? I want the Lakers to win some damn games, Kobe Bryant in his current state does not accomplish that.

  • Will you quit on the Lakers once Kobe is gone? Is that really what is happening here? You want to watch him for as long as possible even though he is an absolute shell of himself, really you think he is going to improve over the next couple of seasons? I want the Lakers to win some damn games, Kobe Bryant in his current state does not accomplish that.

  • Kobe is not as good a basketball player as he was before….

    Is this totally blowing your mind right now?????

  • Stupid?….It’s a Reality Check….What I stated is written on the wall….whether you agree with it or not the Truth has been Told….You don’t know how long I’ve been a Laker’s Fan…Another Truth.

  • Kobe is not as good at basketball as he used to be….

    Is this totally blowing your mind right now?????

  • Stupid?….It’s a Reality Check….What I stated is written on the wall….whether you agree with it or not the Truth has been Told….You don’t know how long I’ve been a Laker’s Fan…Another Truth.

  • Last time I checked Kobe was a LAKER!

    You seem to be infatuated with finding things to be “disappointed” by Kobe with.

  • Last time I checked Kobe was a LAKER!

    You seem to be infatuated with finding things to be “disappointed” by Kobe with.

  • I don’t have to “find” things to be disappointed, they happen and more often than they used to.

  • I don’t have to “find” things to be disappointed, they happen and more often than they used to.

  • Intelligent enough to coerce?? It’s not like a gave you a riddle. I’m just trying to see if you have any objectivity whatsoever.

  • Intelligent enough to coerce?? It’s not like a gave you a riddle. I’m just trying to see if you have any objectivity whatsoever.

  • Aren’t you disappointed when they lose? or when he misses a shot? These are normal reactions.

  • Aren’t you disappointed when they lose? or when he misses a shot? These are normal reactions.

  • Ill take his current shell over 95% of the league.

    You are right, Kobe Bryant in his current state does not accomplish that, Kobe Bryant and the TEAM can definitely win damn games!

  • Ill take his current shell over 95% of the league.

    You are right, Kobe Bryant in his current state does not accomplish that, Kobe Bryant and the TEAM can definitely win damn games!

  • Yes.

    But I dont turn my back on my Lakers, especially not on a player that has provided so much for my team.

  • Yes.

    But I dont turn my back on my Lakers, especially not on a player that has provided so much for my team.

  • funny how you assume I’m singling you out….

    ….and it’s not the media, it’s the NBA marketing engine.

  • funny how you assume I’m singling you out….

    ….and it’s not the media, it’s the NBA marketing engine.

  • Me neither.

    But I also don’t pretend that nothing negative ever happens ever.

  • If Kobes shots start to fall at a reasonable percentage things will look better as our offense is starting to jell a bit. Russell looked much better last night, smooth instead of slow and willing to shoot when he was open. Clarkson is getting better and better and Randel is gonna be a big time player. MWP brought some defense and energy, I liked Nance too, other than the fouls. Williams is excellent, Big Roy is solid and Swag can still light it up. Wanna see A Brown a little, he was coming on at the end of pre season. The offense is not really the issue…. we just need some defense, geeze. The sisters of mercy would have no problem scoring on these dudes ( thanks Chick for that one ). Lets kick some Knick butt and start a winning streak.

  • If Kobes shots start to fall at a reasonable percentage things will look better as our offense is starting to jell a bit. Russell looked much better last night, smooth instead of slow and willing to shoot when he was open. Clarkson is getting better and better and Randel is gonna be a big time player. MWP brought some defense and energy, I liked Nance too, other than the fouls. Williams is excellent, Big Roy is solid and Swag can still light it up. Wanna see A Brown a little, he was coming on at the end of pre season. The offense is not really the issue…. we just need some defense, geeze. The sisters of mercy would have no problem scoring on these dudes ( thanks Chick for that one ). Lets kick some Knick butt and start a winning streak.

  • people agree with me because i am right most of the time.
    who agrees with you besides your dog or cat? lol
    your a nobody loser get lost.

  • people agree with me because i am right most of the time.
    who agrees with you besides your dog or cat? lol
    your a nobody loser get lost.

  • hes already given us 20 years.
    whats nash done besides steal millions?
    Kobe earned every penny hes taken so far and will take in the future.
    5 NBA championships the same Magic got us.
    Between those 2 guys we got 10 NBA titles.

  • hes already given us 20 years.
    whats nash done besides steal millions?
    Kobe earned every penny hes taken so far and will take in the future.
    5 NBA championships the same Magic got us.
    Between those 2 guys we got 10 NBA titles.

  • Kobe is loyal to la.
    its too bad that la laker fans arent just as loyal back to KOBE….
    yet a guy from NY can be loyal to Kobe for 20 years who isnt even from Cali.
    thats whats really funny to me…….

  • Kobe is loyal to la.
    its too bad that la laker fans arent just as loyal back to KOBE….
    yet a guy from NY can be loyal to Kobe for 20 years who isnt even from Cali.
    thats whats really funny to me…….

  • Kobe is loyal to la.
    its too bad that la laker fans arent just as loyal back to KOBE….
    yet a guy from NY can be loyal to Kobe for 20 years who isnt even from Cali.
    thats whats really funny to me…….

  • Shirley you can do better than that? I mean really, it’s like you’re not even trying.

  • Shirley you can do better than that? I mean really, it’s like you’re not even trying.

  • rather let this guys develop and in 5 years, lakers big 3 will be big 4 with AD’s addition….Thibs,JVG,Ollie,etc will be the coach then

  • rather let this guys develop and in 5 years, lakers big 3 will be big 4 with AD’s addition….Thibs,JVG,Ollie,etc will be the coach then

  • he has to, Dlo aint enough as a floor spacer, also if Kobe stays in the post, it will clog space and makes it harder for Randle and JC to attack

    Kobe has to keep taking those shots till he makes it,…that’s what best for this team, just gotta wait till he makes those shots on a high clip consistently

  • he has to, Dlo aint enough as a floor spacer, also if Kobe stays in the post, it will clog space and makes it harder for Randle and JC to attack

    Kobe has to keep taking those shots till he makes it,…that’s what best for this team, just gotta wait till he makes those shots on a high clip consistently

  • idk but what made you said MJ cant get separation at the end? i dont get it dude, he is more athletic than Kobe(48 max vert compare to Kobe’s 38)

  • idk but what made you said MJ cant get separation at the end? i dont get it dude, he is more athletic than Kobe(48 max vert compare to Kobe’s 38)

  • Let’s be honest here. Kobe’s more about “Kobe” than being a “Laker”. Was he thinkin’ about what was best for the “Lakers” in his rookie year shooting 3 straight air balls in the playoffs against the Jazz? How’s about when he took by far the most shots in the 2004 Finals even though they had 3 other Hall of Famers on the team. How’s about the 2008 Finals against the Celtics? Through out that Playoffs they were playing superb team basketball, and cleaning up. Then in the Finals he decided it was “Kobe-time”. How’s about game 7 of the 2010 Finals (6 for 24?)? The Lakers won that Finals despite Kobe’s selfish play. If Kobe had his career with any other team he’d just be in the Iverson / Carmelo / D. Wilkins club; plenty of stats and highlights, but no rings.

  • Let’s be honest here. Kobe’s more about “Kobe” than being a “Laker”. Was he thinkin’ about what was best for the “Lakers” in his rookie year shooting 3 straight air balls in the playoffs against the Jazz? How’s about when he took by far the most shots in the 2004 Finals even though they had 3 other Hall of Famers on the team. How’s about the 2008 Finals against the Celtics? Through out that Playoffs they were playing superb team basketball, and cleaning up. Then in the Finals he decided it was “Kobe-time”. How’s about game 7 of the 2010 Finals (6 for 24?)? The Lakers won that Finals despite Kobe’s selfish play. If Kobe had his career with any other team he’d just be in the Iverson / Carmelo / D. Wilkins club; plenty of stats and highlights, but no rings.

  • The games are what made me say it…MJ couldn’t shake anybody when he was with Washington. It was hard to watch.

  • The games are what made me say it…MJ couldn’t shake anybody when he was with Washington. It was hard to watch.

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