Kobe Bryant On Playing In 2016 Olympics: ‘It Would Mean The World To Me’

There have been constant questions surrounding Kobe Bryant and whether or not this will really be his final season. Bryant recently revealed that if asked right now, he would say this would be his last year, but he still has refused to officially announce that this will be the end.

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Even if Bryant was to retire from the NBA this season, his international basketball career may not be over. Bryant told Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press that he would love to be a part of the 2016 Olympic Team in Rio:

It would mean the world to me to be around those guys,” Bryant said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think to be able to have a chance to continue the relationship that I already have with most of those guys, talking and just kind of being around each other and understanding that this is it, it’s just us being together, that would be fun.”

Bryant has spoken about wanting to be a part of the team before and has always maintained that he would want to make the squad if he’s good enough, and not just be given a spot because of his legacy.

The competition to make the 2016 team is expected to be extremely fierce, especially among the guards and wings. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, James Harden, and Klay Thompson are just a few of the wings hoping to make the roster.

If he were to make the team after retiring from the NBA, he would not be the first to do so. Magic Johnson had already retired from the NBA before playing for the 1992 Dream Team while Larry Bird retired shortly after those same Olympics.

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  • Kobe’s performance has been less than satisfactory thus far. He mentioned he’d like to earn a spot but many which goes for his own fans aren’t appeased with his performance.

  • Kobe….Let some younger player have that experience…..2 Gold Medals is plenty…..You represented the USA well in your 2 terms.

  • Kobe….Let some younger player have that experience…..2 Gold Medals is plenty…..You represented the USA well in your 2 terms.

  • Tell him about the LAKERS TEAM let the younger guys play also, so they can learn.

  • Tell him about the LAKERS TEAM let the younger guys play also, so they can learn.

  • 1. He has definitely not performed well enough to earn a spot 2. What he “deserves” is what he already got for his past performances (2 gold medals) 3. He shouldn’t take someone else’s opportunity if he doesn’t deserve it based on current production

  • 1. He has definitely not performed well enough to earn a spot 2. What he “deserves” is what he already got for his past performances (2 gold medals) 3. He shouldn’t take someone else’s opportunity if he doesn’t deserve it based on current production

  • That’s crazy how Minnesota is in 5th place right now and on the road about to defeat Atlanta. Talk about playing hard and being young w/ great veterans. I sure hope our laker team can make something happen sooner than later because in this league there are no excuses.

  • That’s crazy how Minnesota is in 5th place right now and on the road about to defeat Atlanta. Talk about playing hard and being young w/ great veterans. I sure hope our laker team can make something happen sooner than later because in this league there are no excuses.

  • well duh it has. But is it wrong to say the way he is playing right now is not even close to Olympic quality?

  • well duh it has. But is it wrong to say the way he is playing right now is not even close to Olympic quality?

  • agreed. But it’s who should have the honor/privilege of going is a huge deal

  • agreed. But it’s who should have the honor/privilege of going is a huge deal

  • And they only have one veteran ball hogging gunner (Kevin Martin), as opposed to the Lakers who have 3 of them (We all know who they are)

  • And they only have one veteran ball hogging gunner (Kevin Martin), as opposed to the Lakers who have 3 of them (We all know who they are)

  • His stat line is 21pt, 15 reb, 2 blocks

    Not a bad stat line. I think this forum would erupt if Russell had a stat line like that.

  • His stat line is 21pt, 15 reb, 2 blocks

    Not a bad stat line. I think this forum would erupt if Russell had a stat line like that.

  • it’s a freaking block party. 4 of 5 philly starters have 2 blks. some dude named richaun holmes has 3 blocks. Gasol for the bulls has 6.

  • it’s a freaking block party. 4 of 5 philly starters have 2 blks. some dude named richaun holmes has 3 blocks. Gasol for the bulls has 6.

  • I’m for a fairy tale ending but, at this point I don’t see Kobe beating out young up and comers like MccCollum, Beals, even Derozan

  • I’m for a fairy tale ending but, at this point I don’t see Kobe beating out young up and comers like MccCollum, Beals, even Derozan

  • The first time this came up he said he’d like to earn it. He knows that is no longer possible now and would just like to be picked for sentimental reasons. “This is it for me,” said Bryant, who scored 17 points and now has a second gold medal to go with his five NBA championships. “The other guys are good to go”. So Kobe even wants to hinder and take a spot away from players at the international level. Does he have no shame? I’d rather see his spot go to Clarkson, Randle or DLo, or even the top college prospect, like Anthony Davis was afforded in 2012.
    Don’t worry Kobe, you’ll be an All-Star again this year, because fans are far more sentimental than coaches. Just look at Byron Scott, he’s clearly a fan and not a coach.

  • The first time this came up he said he’d like to earn it. He knows that is no longer possible now and would just like to be picked for sentimental reasons. “This is it for me,” said Bryant, who scored 17 points and now has a second gold medal to go with his five NBA championships. “The other guys are good to go”. So Kobe even wants to hinder and take a spot away from players at the international level. Does he have no shame? I’d rather see his spot go to Clarkson, Randle or DLo, or even the top college prospect, like Anthony Davis was afforded in 2012.
    Don’t worry Kobe, you’ll be an All-Star again this year, because fans are far more sentimental than coaches. Just look at Byron Scott, he’s clearly a fan and not a coach.

  • no way Clarkson or Randle will make the USA team bro. Get real man.
    Colangelo and Coach K want Kobe on the team

  • no way Clarkson or Randle will make the USA team bro. Get real man.
    Colangelo and Coach K want Kobe on the team

  • Problem with your observation is that Kobe isn’t on the floor 48min…So the time the young players are on the floor they need to do something…Again….Kobe isn’t on the floor 48min….They have to be accountable for their own time when Kobe isn’t on the Floor.

  • Problem with your observation is that Kobe isn’t on the floor 48min…So the time the young players are on the floor they need to do something…Again….Kobe isn’t on the floor 48min….They have to be accountable for their own time when Kobe isn’t on the Floor.

  • 2 names won’t return from that roster. Deron and Tyson. Drummond or Cousins plus Lillard probably takes those spots. iguodala likely a lock. That leaves only Bryant’s spot up for grab. Do they go with a young sharp shooter or stay with a global icon. Either option still results in a gold.

  • 2 names won’t return from that roster. Deron and Tyson. Drummond or Cousins plus Lillard probably takes those spots. iguodala likely a lock. That leaves only Bryant’s spot up for grab. Do they go with a young sharp shooter or stay with a global icon. Either option still results in a gold.

  • Lebron Durant Davis Curry Westbrook Harden Cousins Drummond George Melo Wall Kobe.

  • Lebron Durant Davis Curry Westbrook Harden Cousins George Melo CP3 Kobe Wade. Can only have 12. Who knows if if some stars like Lebron will sit out, due to fatigue from long nba season

  • the wolves picked up really good veterans(Tayshaun, and Andre Miller, PLUS THE BIG TICKET!!!)

  • i’m going by what coach k said in that Kobe is different than the other hopefuls. But kobe told them he wants to earn it

  • the wolves picked up really good veterans(Tayshaun, and Andre Miller, PLUS THE BIG TICKET!!!)

  • i’m going by what coach k said in that Kobe is different than the other hopefuls. But kobe told them he wants to earn it

  • DANG!!! The T-Wolves just beat the Hawks IN ATLANTA!!! they’re definitely one of the top surprises of this season

  • i see you edited wall/drummond out. Coach K likes a control offense, CP3 is his man. Lillard is a stud getting 27 pts/game. if drummond keeps up with his gawdy rebound rate, hard to deny him. i can see love opting out though,

  • DANG!!! The T-Wolves just beat the Hawks IN ATLANTA!!! they’re definitely one of the top surprises of this season

  • i see you edited wall/drummond out. Coach K likes a control offense, CP3 is his man. Lillard is a stud getting 27 pts/game. if drummond keeps up with his gawdy rebound rate, hard to deny him. i can see love opting out though,

  • they could get even better if/when pek returns. gives them a scoring presence in place of kg.

  • they could get even better if/when pek returns. gives them a scoring presence in place of kg.

  • Yeah Randy, I can agree with that. They do play defense unlike our lakers. SMH

  • Yeah Randy, I can agree with that. They do play defense unlike our lakers. SMH

  • 1: Curry, Westbrook, Paul,
    2: Harden, Thompson
    3: James, Durant, George
    4: Love, Davis
    5: Drummond, Howard

    Kobe would have to beat out: DeRozen, Cousins, Griffin, Rudy Gay, Chandler, D Rose, Irving, Faried, Haywood, Iggy, Draymond Green, Beal, Wall, Carmelo, Lillard. Seriously the only way he makes the roster is if a whole bunch of guys go down injured, or he gets a gift.

  • A little off topic but I gotta say your default pic is funny. I dislike sacre!

  • 1: Curry, Westbrook, Paul,
    2: Harden, Thompson
    3: James, Durant, George
    4: Love, Davis
    5: Drummond, Howard

    Kobe would have to beat out: DeRozen, Cousins, Griffin, Rudy Gay, Chandler, D Rose, Irving, Faried, Haywood, Iggy, Draymond Green, Beal, Wall, Carmelo, Lillard. Butler Seriously the only way he makes the roster is if a whole bunch of guys go down injured, or he gets a gift.

  • A little off topic but I gotta say your default pic is funny. I dislike sacre!

  • I’m appalled at you so called Laker fans, because I doubt very seriously that Bull fans would throw shade on Jordan, Celtic fans would disown Bird, or Pacer would turn their backs on Reggie!!! Kobe deserves a great ride into that dark night!!!

  • That’s true and they are both athletic and can play different positions.

  • I’m appalled at you so called Laker fans, because I doubt very seriously that Bull fans would throw shade on Jordan, Celtic fans would disown Bird, or Pacer would turn their backs on Reggie!!! Kobe deserves a great ride into that dark night!!!

  • That’s true and they are both athletic and can play different positions.

  • A great move from their front office. It’s a long season so we’ll see what happens. I just can’t wait until the lakers play consistent defense and gel on offense.

  • A great move from their front office. It’s a long season so we’ll see what happens. I just can’t wait until the lakers play consistent defense and gel on offense.

  • Clarkson won’t make the USA team because he wants to play for the Philippines. For Randle I think it can be a couple years until he masters his craft. Think about it if Faried made it, I think Randle can.

  • The difference being of course, Bird knew when to call it quits, Jordan didn’t play for the Bulls when he was washed up, let me tell you Wizards fans couldn’t wait for the end of Jordan. And Reggie didn’t need the ball to be effective. Also, all of them weren’t taking up over a third of the cap space.

  • The thing is: At the end of this season does his performance earn him spot over someone else? Does he earn taking the opportunity from another player? Not we should give it to him because of his past. He got what he already earned medals, rings, honors, and the largest contracts that still last today

  • Clarkson won’t make the USA team because he wants to play for the Philippines. For Randle I think it can be a couple years until he masters his craft. Think about it if Faried made it, I think Randle can.

  • The difference being of course, Bird knew when to call it quits, Jordan didn’t play for the Bulls when he was washed up, let me tell you Wizards fans couldn’t wait for the end of Jordan. And Reggie didn’t need the ball to be effective. Also, all of them weren’t taking up over a third of the cap space.

  • The thing is: At the end of this season does his performance earn him spot over someone else? Does he earn taking the opportunity from another player? Not we should give it to him because of his past. He got what he already earned medals, rings, honors, and the largest contracts that still last today

  • I think he should go watch the games and support team usa. No way he makes the team though. That would be sad to take that opportunity away from someone who deserves it.

  • I think he should go watch the games and support team usa. No way he makes the team though. That would be sad to take that opportunity away from someone who deserves it.

  • Robert Sacre could end up playing at the Olympics for Canada, if they make top 3 of the qualification tournament

  • Robert Sacre could end up playing at the Olympics for Canada, if they make top 3 of the qualification tournament

  • yeah, but you can only have 12 guys. Even if Kobe doesn’t make the team, there are still players who will be slighted.

  • yeah, but you can only have 12 guys. Even if Kobe doesn’t make the team, there are still players who will be slighted.

  • players will get snubbed with or without kobe making the roster. No one complained when Kidd Redd Boozer and Prince made the team. It’s not a big deal. Kobe won’t be playing a ton of minutes anyway, and his role is different on the team.

  • if we get a new coach, that might happen. I don’t think we’ll get any of that with Byron Scott right now.

  • players will get snubbed with or without kobe making the roster. No one complained when Kidd Redd Boozer and Prince made the team. It’s not a big deal. Kobe won’t be playing a ton of minutes anyway, and his role is different on the team.

  • if we get a new coach, that might happen. I don’t think we’ll get any of that with Byron Scott right now.

  • Are you one of those REAL fans who support Lakers’ players no matter what? For example do you support Robert Sacre re-signing with the Lakers for 5 years? Are you one of those sort of people? Or are you a fan that wants the best for the Lakers, and not just Kobe Bryant?

  • yeah but the snubbing will be done by players who are still better than Kobe today. It’s not like Pierce or Garnett are going to do the snubbing if Kobe doesn’t do it. There will be some cuts but it should be people at least in the same category. Kobe isn’t in that category anymore.

  • Are you one of those REAL fans who support Lakers’ players no matter what? For example do you support Robert Sacre re-signing with the Lakers for 5 years? Are you one of those sort of people? Or are you a fan that wants the best for the Lakers, and not just Kobe Bryant?

  • yeah but the snubbing will be done by players who are still better than Kobe today. It’s not like Pierce or Garnett are going to do the snubbing if Kobe doesn’t do it. There will be some cuts but it should be people at least in the same category. Kobe isn’t in that category anymore.

  • Unfortunately they are lacking big men, as evidenced by Robert Sacre being on the roster.

  • Unfortunately they are lacking big men, as evidenced by Robert Sacre being on the roster.

  • I mean, who would’ve thought after the 2011-12 season the Warriors would make the playoffs the next year. He did a great job of bringing Curry and Klay to where they are now. I don’t see why he can’t do the same with Russell and Clarkson. Mark would also make this team entertaining to watch.

  • I mean, who would’ve thought after the 2011-12 season the Warriors would make the playoffs the next year. He did a great job of bringing Curry and Klay to where they are now. I don’t see why he can’t do the same with Russell and Clarkson. Mark would also make this team entertaining to watch.

  • You right, but Colangelo and Coach K have high praise for Kobe. It is what it is. Complaining whether Kobe should make the team is foolish and premature. Kobe has to be healthy for any consideration

  • You right, but Colangelo and Coach K have high praise for Kobe. It is what it is. Complaining whether Kobe should make the team is foolish and premature. Kobe has to be healthy for any consideration

  • man something drastic needs to happen to the team right now! If things keep going the way they are now, it would be a crappy way for Kobe to leave the NBA. Kobe deserves something to smile at before he leaves for good.

  • man something drastic needs to happen to the team right now! If things keep going the way they are now, it would be a crappy way for Kobe to leave the NBA. Kobe deserves something to smile at before he leaves for good.

  • But it shouldn’t blind them. Make him an assistant then. You said kidd, Redd, Boozer, Prince. EXTREMELY DIFFERENT. That was 2008. Kidd played 4 more seasons after and won a championship in 2011. Redd was still averaging 20+ points per game and one of the top 3-point shooters in the league (he also played four more seasons after). Boozer was an NBA All-Star and an All NBA Team Member. Prince was an All NBA Defensive Player that year and is still playing today. That is why no one complained like you asked.

  • But it shouldn’t blind them. Make him an assistant then. You said kidd, Redd, Boozer, Prince. EXTREMELY DIFFERENT. That was 2008. Kidd played 4 more seasons after and won a championship in 2011. Redd was still averaging 20+ points per game and one of the top 3-point shooters in the league (he also played four more seasons after). Boozer was an NBA All-Star and an All NBA Team Member. Prince was an All NBA Defensive Player that year and is still playing today. That is why no one complained like you asked.

  • Kobe has had a very blessed career. Hopefully he can find joy in helping the young guys develop into players to take over the franchise he helped build.

  • Kobe has had a very blessed career. Hopefully he can find joy in helping the young guys develop into players to take over the franchise he helped build.

  • Those guys all earned their spots. It wasn’t like they are legends that were given the positions because they were so popular internationally.

  • Those guys all earned their spots. It wasn’t like they are legends that were given the positions because they were so popular internationally.

  • hope heplays!!! i know hes outta form and hes old and he wont be even be among the bench but man another aka third gold medal would be a terrfiic way to got

  • Kobe ought to Play in Olympics !!

    What other Laker will get the Opportunity to represent the Purple and Gold

    Kobe will show all Haters, Doubters against Miami, with another 20+ points game

    Beat Miami – Go Lakers

  • hope heplays!!! i know hes outta form and hes old and he wont be even be among the bench but man another aka third gold medal would be a terrfiic way to got

  • Kobe ought to Play in Olympics !!

    What other Laker will get the Opportunity to represent the Purple and Gold

    Kobe will show all Haters, Doubters against Miami, with another 20+ points game

    Beat Miami – Go Lakers

  • I liked what he said about having the young guys (Russell) lead and take initiative, but I think Byron is kind of hindering that right now by making Kobe be the focal point of the offense. What’s it’s been looking like lately is Russell will bring up the ball and just hand it off to Kobe. I think Kobe should at least discuss something with Byron so that the young guys can get a better feel of the rhythm and pace of the game.

  • I liked what he said about having the young guys (Russell) lead and take initiative, but I think Byron is kind of hindering that right now by making Kobe be the focal point of the offense. What’s it’s been looking like lately is Russell will bring up the ball and just hand it off to Kobe. I think Kobe should at least discuss something with Byron so that the young guys can get a better feel of the rhythm and pace of the game.

  • Kidd and Boozer were all stars that year, Prince was the wing defender (every team needs at least one of these guys) and Redd was the 3 point shooter, he broke the 3 point record leading up to the Olympics. They all deserved their spots. Kobe can’t bring defense or 3 point shooting, he can’t really bring anything any more, that’s the difference here.

  • hope its not like his only other 20+ point game this season (24 shot, 13 3 pointers, and a laker loss).

  • Kidd and Boozer were all stars that year, Prince was the wing defender (every team needs at least one of these guys) and Redd was the 3 point shooter, he broke the 3 point record leading up to the Olympics. They all deserved their spots. Kobe can’t bring defense or 3 point shooting, he can’t really bring anything any more, that’s the difference here.

  • hope its not like his only other 20+ point game this season (24 shot, 13 3 pointers, and a laker loss).

  • He doesn’t deserve to be on that team. He just wants to go out on a high but how delusional does he sound? Does he not realize how bad he is now? It would be a joke to have him on that team while everyone else is contributing and hitting shots.

  • I’m guessing this would be Kobe’s way of “going out on top”. The real question is will he make the team.

  • He doesn’t deserve to be on that team. He just wants to go out on a high but how delusional does he sound? Does he not realize how bad he is now? It would be a joke to have him on that team while everyone else is contributing and hitting shots.

  • I’m guessing this would be Kobe’s way of “going out on top”. The real question is will he make the team. I seriously doubt he makes the team.

  • Well he helped put himself in this situation so he only has himself to blame. He gets in his own way most of the time. It worked for him in his prime but not anymore.

  • Well he helped put himself in this situation so he only has himself to blame. He gets in his own way most of the time. It worked for him in his prime but not anymore.

  • Well it’s quite different from constantly hearing how we kiss Kobe’s butt all the time. Kobe is the reason I started watching basketball so seeing him like this is hard. It is embarrassing.

  • Well it’s quite different from constantly hearing how we kiss Kobe’s butt all the time. Kobe is the reason I started watching basketball so seeing him like this is hard. It is embarrassing.

  • So much better than the Lakers. I am kind of mad about that.

  • Lakers should have got a veteran PG since they were heIIbent on drafting Russell. Kobe doesn’t seem to be doing much mentoring. Wolves have a good mix as a team. I doubt it will last but they are better than expected. They will rise much faster than the Lakers.

  • Lakers should have got a veteran PG since they were heIIbent on drafting Russell. Kobe doesn’t seem to be doing much mentoring. Wolves have a good mix as a team. I doubt it will last but they are better than expected. They will rise much faster than the Lakers.

  • It won’t be about respect when it comes to the Olympics. Team USA will be looking to put the best team on the floor. And as it stands now, Kobe has no business being on that roster.

  • It won’t be about respect when it comes to the Olympics. Team USA will be looking to put the best team on the floor. And as it stands now, Kobe has no business being on that roster.

  • Oh really? Larry Bird couldn’t even practice on the original dream team with his bad back and there were healthier younger guys who would’ve played better but he was there ONLY out of respect. You are also wrong about the 2016 Olympics coach. It’s Coach K.

  • Oh really? Larry Bird couldn’t even practice on the original dream team with his bad back and there were healthier younger guys who would’ve played better but he was there ONLY out of respect. You are also wrong about the 2016 Olympics coach. It’s Coach K.

  • You’re right. I was wrong about Coach K, but you’re wrong about Bird. Go watch the Dream Team documentary. Bird was brought in for leadership. He was a co-captain with Magic. His leadership alone justified his selection. I still doubt Kobe will make the team. Who’s spot is he taking? I don’t think Coach K and Colangelo can look Curry, Harden, Kyrie, Butler, Westbrook, CP3, Thompson (purely for three point shooting), and Paul George in the face and tell them Kobe is going to Rio instead of them. There’s respect, and then there’s doing what’s best for the team.

  • So which SG do they cut? Harden, Butler, or Klay? Or if you put him at SF the choices are: LeBron, Kwahi, or Durant?

    Respect is one thing but cutting Jimmy Butler for Kobe is another.

  • You’re right. I was wrong about Coach K, but you’re wrong about Bird. Go watch the Dream Team documentary. Bird was brought in for leadership. He was a co-captain with Magic. His leadership alone justified his selection. I still doubt Kobe will make the team. Who’s spot is he taking? I don’t think Coach K and Colangelo can look Curry, Harden, Kyrie, Butler, Westbrook, CP3, Thompson (purely for three point shooting), and Paul George in the face and tell them Kobe is going to Rio instead of them. There’s respect, and then there’s doing what’s best for the team.

  • So which SG do they cut? Harden, Butler, or Klay? Or if you put him at SF the choices are: LeBron, Kwahi, or Durant?

    Respect is one thing but cutting Jimmy Butler for Kobe is another.

  • Don’t forget about Paul George. There’s too many options at guard and forward for Kobe to make the team.

  • Don’t forget about Paul George. There’s too many options at guard and forward for Kobe to make the team.

  • Again, that was a different time, the first time the USA sent professional basketball players to compete. Both Bird and Magic were called up before they retired. They didn’t have a training camp cuts. They were merely retained on the squad, not called up for sentimental reasons. Remember even though Bird had a bad back, he was still an all star, and obviously as we know Magic had HIV, which at the time was a lot scarier than it should have been.

  • Again, that was a different time, the first time the USA sent professional basketball players to compete. Both Bird and Magic were called up before they retired. They didn’t have training camp cuts. They were merely retained on the squad, not called up for sentimental reasons. Remember even though Bird had a bad back, he was still an all star, and obviously as we know Magic had HIV, which at the time was a lot scarier than it should have been. Least we forget that the oldest player to play for the USA has been Kidd and Bird at 35 years old. Kobe will be a few days away from turning 38 when the Olympics roll around.

  • He’s the most well known basketball player in the world.
    And the Olympics coaches have said that he’s an able contributor.

    It’s odd that a Lakers fan, after 20 years of amazing play, would be negative about Kobe playing.

    Are you really saying that “kobe isn’t good enough for the USA team?”

  • He’s the most well known basketball player in the world.
    And the Olympics coaches have said that he’s an able contributor.

    It’s odd that a Lakers fan, after 20 years of amazing play, would be negative about Kobe playing.

    Are you really saying that “kobe isn’t good enough for the USA team?”

  • Kobe Bryant isn’t good enough to be on the team?

    At 36 he’s better than any other player ANY other country can bring.

    Please type, Kobe isn’t good enough to be on Team USA.

  • Kobe Bryant isn’t good enough to be on the team?

    At 36 he’s better than any other player ANY other country can bring.

    Please type, Kobe isn’t good enough to be on Team USA.

  • Kobe almost single handedly won the last Gold Medal game.

    Despite being told he should play defense, he took over in the 4th quarter and score 13 points…. of which were the 8 that regained the lead, and 4 which helped secure it.

    Maybe you weren’t up at 3am to watch it?

  • Kobe almost single handedly won the last Gold Medal game.

    Despite being told he should play defense, he took over in the 4th quarter and scored 13 points…. of which were the 8 that regained the lead, and 4 which helped secure it.

    Maybe you weren’t up at 3am to watch it?

  • I actually rewatched that last quarter and just solely focused on Kobe, if you just focus on him, you can see what an incredible detrimental effect he is having on this team. I think the system is horrible, but I think Kobe is running his own system when he is on the floor.

    6:01 Kobe checks into the game, Lakers winning 86-83

    5:45 Kobe feeds Hibbert in the post, immediately calls for return on the cut, Melo is stopped by Hibbert pick, Kobe bricks wide open short corner jumper

    5:12 Kobe seals Melo at elbow, receives pass from DLo who cuts in behind, Kobe dummies the pass and takes Melo off the dribble, Brook Lopez in front, Kobe airballs layup, moans at ref(14 seconds remain on shot clock) Carmelo receives ball on fast break, Kobe still no where to be seen, Carmelo bricks open 3 pointer, offensive rebound Knicks, another 3 point attempt, Kobe still walking back

    4:27 Kobe is ball watching and late to react to Carmelo wrap around cut over Brook Lopez, hits wide open jumper in key, Kobe attempts to block from behind, fouls Carmelo, no call. 86-85

    3:01 Kobe fouled by Melo running around Hibbert screen. Kobe goes 1/2 at the line, offensive rebound from bricked free throw, DLo passes to wide open Kobe at 3 point line, Kobe pump fakes (why?), posts up Galloway, passes to Clarkson at top of 3 point line, immediately ask for return pass, Clarkson obliges, again Kobe posting up Galloway, tries to take him off the dribble, cannot do it, forces up a contested 2 in the short corner, Brick. Clarkson was wide open at the 3 point line, after Melo had left to double Kobe. (12 seconds remain on shot clock)

    2:27 Dlo brings ball up, immediate pass to Kobe, who then immediately passes to Randle at the top of 3 point line, proceeds to run around 3 screens all the while screaming for a pass, he is very well defended by Carmelo, possibly even fouled. Young guys keep looking for him, but to no avail. Shot clock goes dead, Clarkson passes to Randle for 3 pointer

    1:43 Kobe runs around Hibbert screen, DLo finds him for 3 pointer, wide open, brick.

    1:26 Kobe obliterated by Lopez screen, forced to foul Carmelo, Knicks up 90-94

    TIME OUT

    Kobe inbounds to Clarkson, for crappy ISO Play, that one is on Byron, what a horrible play.

    Knicks up 90-96

    49.7 Kobe falls for Carmlo pump fake, has to foul Melo to stop wide open look. Knicks up 90-98

    TIME OUT

    43.2 Another ISO play this time for Kobe, who tries to shake and bake Carmelo, gets no where, ends up with long ridiculous 3 point attempt blocked.

    Kobe laughing, I’m not.

    42.0 Kobe inbounds to Hibbert, immediately gets pass back, takes ridiculous long 3 pointer which is contested, brick

  • Please type,
    Kobe should not represent the United States and be on Team USA.

    If nothing more, Kobe should be on the team to make the WORLD watch.

    And give incentive to Team USA to win one for Kobe.

  • I actually rewatched that last quarter and just solely focused on Kobe, if you just focus on him, you can see what an incredible detrimental effect he is having on this team. I think the system is horrible, but I think Kobe is running his own system when he is on the floor.

    6:01 Kobe checks into the game, Lakers winning 86-83

    5:45 Kobe feeds Hibbert in the post, immediately calls for return on the cut, Melo is stopped by Hibbert pick, Kobe bricks wide open short corner jumper

    5:12 Kobe seals Melo at elbow, receives pass from DLo who cuts in behind, Kobe dummies the pass and takes Melo off the dribble, Brook Lopez in front, Kobe airballs layup, moans at ref(14 seconds remain on shot clock) Carmelo receives ball on fast break, Kobe still no where to be seen, Carmelo bricks open 3 pointer, offensive rebound Knicks, another 3 point attempt, Kobe still walking back

    4:27 Kobe is ball watching and late to react to Carmelo wrap around cut over Brook Lopez, hits wide open jumper in key, Kobe attempts to block from behind, fouls Carmelo, no call. 86-85

    3:01 Kobe fouled by Melo running around Hibbert screen. Kobe goes 1/2 at the line, offensive rebound from bricked free throw, DLo passes to wide open Kobe at 3 point line, Kobe pump fakes (why?), posts up Galloway, passes to Clarkson at top of 3 point line, immediately ask for return pass, Clarkson obliges, again Kobe posting up Galloway, tries to take him off the dribble, cannot do it, forces up a contested 2 in the short corner, Brick. Clarkson was wide open at the 3 point line, after Melo had left to double Kobe. (12 seconds remain on shot clock)

    2:27 Dlo brings ball up, immediate pass to Kobe, who then immediately passes to Randle at the top of 3 point line, proceeds to run around 3 screens all the while screaming for a pass, he is very well defended by Carmelo, possibly even fouled. Young guys keep looking for him, but to no avail. Shot clock goes dead, Clarkson passes to Randle for 3 pointer

    1:43 Kobe runs around Hibbert screen, DLo finds him for 3 pointer, wide open, brick.

    1:26 Kobe obliterated by Lopez screen, forced to foul Carmelo, Knicks up 90-94

    TIME OUT

    Kobe inbounds to Clarkson, for crappy ISO Play, that one is on Byron, what a horrible play.

    Knicks up 90-96

    49.7 Kobe falls for Carmlo pump fake, has to foul Melo to stop wide open look. Knicks up 90-98

    TIME OUT

    43.2 Another ISO play this time for Kobe, who tries to shake and bake Carmelo, gets no where, ends up with long ridiculous 3 point attempt blocked.

    Kobe laughing, I’m not.

    42.0 Kobe inbounds to Hibbert, immediately gets pass back, takes ridiculous long 3 pointer which is contested, brick

  • Please type,
    “Kobe should not represent the United States and be on Team USA.”

    If nothing more, Kobe should be on the team to make the WORLD watch.

    And give incentive to Team USA to win one for Kobe.

  • Kobe’s one of the best champions, competitors and winners.

    If you think that Kobe is going to make a difference between a gold and a silver you over estimate Kobe.

    Will you boo Team USA if Kobe’s selected?

  • Kobe’s one of the best champions, competitors and winners.

    If you think that Kobe is going to make a difference between a gold and a silver you over estimate Kobe.

    Will you boo Team USA if Kobe’s selected?

  • It’s embarassing to you.
    The rest of Kobe’s fans, the MILLIONS of fans, are happy to see a great player.

    How about watching a game?
    If you happened to have watched one, you would see that Kobe gets a standing ovation, 15K+ fans chant his name, and STILL call him a MVP.

  • It’s embarassing to you.
    The rest of Kobe’s fans, the MILLIONS of fans, are happy to see a great player.

    How about watching a game?
    If you happened to have watched one, you would see that Kobe gets a standing ovation, 15K+ fans chant his name, and STILL call him a MVP.

  • Fans support the team and the decisions the front office make.

    They could sign Mini-Me as a center and I’d still support him.

  • Fans support the team and the decisions the front office make.

    They could sign Mini-Me as a center and I’d still support him.

  • You just said Lebron won’t play.
    Then you say Randle might not make the team.

    How do we really respect your words?

  • You just said Lebron won’t play.
    Then you say Randle might not make the team.

    How do we really respect your words?

  • are you going to talk about Bulls’ paint performance?
    All the forwards and Centers of the Bulls scored 63 points.

    I’m not impressed with Okafor.

  • are you going to talk about Bulls’ paint performance?
    All the forwards and Centers of the Bulls scored 63 points.

    I’m not impressed with Okafor.

  • Out of all the new annoying Kobetarts on these blogs this dude and cj are the worst ones, all their comments are excuses for Kobe’s poor play. You should try watching some games so you can see what we ALL see

  • Out of all the new annoying Kobetarts on these blogs this dude and cj are the worst ones, all their comments are excuses for Kobe’s poor play. You should try watching some games so you can see what we ALL see

  • Yes bro Kobe is your God we get the point sheesh try blogging about somethings else

  • Yes bro Kobe is your God we get the point sheesh try blogging about somethings else

  • There are many types of ‘fans’, being short for ‘fanatics’. There are those who turn a blind eye and support every decision regardless, for example, if the Lakers decided to relocate to Des Moines, Iowa. You’d support that, because its clearly the best for the franchise. Meanwhile I am a fan with critical thinking.

  • There are many types of ‘fans’, being short for ‘fanatics’. There are those who turn a blind eye and support every decision regardless, for example, if the Lakers decided to relocate to Des Moines, Iowa. You’d support that, because its clearly the best for the franchise. Meanwhile I am a fan with critical thinking.

  • lol how he plays this season has nothing to do with earning the spot he wants to earn the spot in practice/tryouts like everyone else.

  • lol how he plays this season has nothing to do with earning the spot he wants to earn the spot in practice/tryouts like everyone else.

  • Yes it would be fitting that coach k and Kobe Bryant finish their Olympic careers together in 2016

  • Yes it would be fitting that coach k and Kobe Bryant finish their Olympic careers together in 2016

  • This is the Olympics not the all-star team. Kobe is the most popular basketball player in the world, US is a lock to win regardless if it’s butler or Kobe so why not put Kobe on the team?

  • This is the Olympics not the all-star team. Kobe is the most popular basketball player in the world, US is a lock to win regardless if it’s butler or Kobe so why not put Kobe on the team?

  • BLah blah blah,.
    Kobe didn’t pass soon enough.
    Kobe isn’t fast enough,
    Kobe didn;t make a free throw.

    Get it through your head. Kobe’s going to start. The fans want it, the media wants it and the broadcasters want it.

    The guy walks into opposing stadiums and is greeted with applause and chants.

    Come to terms.

    If you don’t like it, STOP WATCHING TV.

  • BLah blah blah,.
    Kobe didn’t pass soon enough.
    Kobe isn’t fast enough,
    Kobe didn;t make a free throw.

    Get it through your head. Kobe’s going to start. The fans want it, the media wants it and the broadcasters want it.

    The guy walks into opposing stadiums and is greeted with applause and chants.

    Come to terms.

    If you don’t like it, STOP WATCHING TV.

  • OK Joshhh…

    Most people respond to the words I write and try to refute them…

    Others just say …. Don’t pay attention to this guy.

    At that point, I’ve wont.

  • OK Joshhh…

    Most people respond to the words I write and try to refute them…

    Others just say ….(like your post) Don’t pay attention to this guy.

    At that point, I’ve wont.

    Please type,
    “Kobe Bryant isn’t good enough for Team USA.”

    – If you don’t have the balls to type it, shut up.

  • Yep all those people want it, but I want the Lakers to win games, I guess that is the difference between me and ‘those people’.

  • Yep all those people want it, but I want the Lakers to win games, I guess that is the difference between me and ‘those people’.

  • Of course other stadiums are cheering for Kobe he’s winning them the game

  • No, it is embarrassing for him, the team and all the true Lakers fans-not the clowns like you. He isn’t playing great. What crack are you smoking? He used to be a great player and should have retired on a high. This Kobe is a shell of his former self and like I said it is embarrassing.

    How about you shut up and stop replying to all my comments? No one knows you or likes you. A crew of 20 Kobe fan boys do not represent the majority. Bye clown.

  • Of course other stadiums are cheering for Kobe he’s winning them the game

  • No, it is embarrassing for him, the team and all the true Lakers fans-not the clowns like you. He isn’t playing great. What crack are you smoking? He used to be a great player and should have retired on a high. This Kobe is a shell of his former self and like I said it is embarrassing.

    How about you shut up and stop replying to all my comments? No one knows you or likes you. A crew of 20 Kobe fan boys do not represent the majority. Bye clown.

  • Really?
    Do you read what you write?

    Instead of responding to future comments, I’ll let your own words stand for themselves.

    Is your name Joshhh?

  • Really?
    Do you read what you write?

    Instead of responding to future comments, I’ll let your own words stand for themselves.

    Is your name Joshhh?

  • I’d rather watch an old kobe chuck up bad shots and pretend to be Kobe of 5 years ago than watch ABrown or Kelly.

  • I’d rather watch an old kobe chuck up bad shots and pretend to be Kobe of 5 years ago than watch ABrown or Kelly.

    So “true lakers fans” are embarassed to say goodbye to the man who brought them 17 playoffs in 20 years, 5 championships and 7 championship appearances?

    A man who has 5 rings, 2 gold medals, 1 MVP and more trophies to fill the mantle place in your living room?

    The world wants to say goodbye to Kobe…. And yet there is one (or a few) turd that wants to think they know more than the Basketball World….

  • You are chosing to talk smack against the man who brough 5 championships to the Lakers organization….

    and want to see ABrown or RKelly instead of Kobe?

    The team sucks either way… And i’d rather watch Kobe… And so would 99% of the world.

  • You are chosing to talk smack against the man who brough 5 championships to the Lakers organization….

    and want to see ABrown or RKelly instead of Kobe?

    The team sucks either way… And i’d rather watch Kobe… And so would 99% of the world.

  • Yo stfu you are so stupid. The Olympics team isn’t about past accomplishments you idiot. If that were the case every old player from Michael Jordan to Charles Barkley would deserve a spot on the 2016 team. He isn’t better than the players on Team USA who deserve it over him.

    It is quite funny how you come around lately (a random new user) and think you are the authority on everything. So much so that you even criticize the writers on this website and question their intelligence yet here you are defending Kobe when he can no longer be defended. You are an imbecile. Kobe IS NOT good enough right now for Team USA.

    Curry/Westbrook/Paul
    Harden/Thompson/George
    James/Durant/Leonard
    Davis/Griffin/Anthony
    Cousins/Drummond/Howard

    And that’s still leaving off a ton of other great players like Irving, Lillard, Wall, Butler, Green, Love, Barnes, Aldridge and the list goes on. It is unfair for him to be given a spot over any of those players. Put down your groupie card and think logically.

  • Yo stfu you are so stupid. The Olympics team isn’t about past accomplishments you idiot. If that were the case every old player from Michael Jordan to Charles Barkley would deserve a spot on the 2016 team. He isn’t better than the players on Team USA who deserve it over him.

    It is quite funny how you come around lately (a random new user) and think you are the authority on everything. So much so that you even criticize the writers on this website and question their intelligence yet here you are defending Kobe when he can no longer be defended. You are an imbecile. Kobe IS NOT good enough right now for Team USA.

    Curry/Westbrook/Paul
    Harden/Thompson/George
    James/Durant/Leonard
    Davis/Griffin/Anthony
    Cousins/Drummond/Howard

    And that’s still leaving off a ton of other great players like Irving, Lillard, Wall, Butler, Green, Love, Barnes, Aldridge and the list goes on. It is unfair for him to be given a spot over any of those players. Put down your groupie card and think logically.

  • That wasn’t the question. That wasn’t being discussed of who would you rather and they aren’t mutually exclusive. Bye clown.

  • That wasn’t the question. That wasn’t being discussed of who would you rather and they aren’t mutually exclusive. Bye clown.

  • Those coaches talk a good game but they would never pick Kobe over a young player who can actually contribute. Stop it. He sucks now – I can’t imagine how bad he will be next year. It’s time to let go.

  • Those coaches talk a good game but they would never pick Kobe over a young player who can actually contribute. Stop it. He sucks now – I can’t imagine how bad he will be next year. It’s time to let go.

  • It was…
    You said that Kobe was embarrassing yourself. Every stadium the guy’s walked into has greeted him with a standing ovation.

    That blushing feeling and you are experiencing is……

  • It was…
    You said that Kobe was embarrassing yourself. Every stadium the guy’s walked into has greeted him with a standing ovation.

    That blushing feeling and you are experiencing is……

  • Lmao. Kobe is too smart for this and I know he still watches film. How can he not change after watching himself play so terribly?

  • Lmao. Kobe is too smart for this and I know he still watches film. How can he not change after watching himself play so terribly?

  • How does saying his play is embarrassing equate to I would still rather watch him than someone else on the team? I am convinced you are a crack baby.

    That standing ovation is to say thanks-not to say he is currently doing well. Idiot.

  • How does saying his play is embarrassing equate to I would still rather watch him than someone else on the team? I am convinced you are a crack baby.

    That standing ovation is to say thanks-not to say he is currently doing well. Idiot.

  • Why did the coaches already say that if Kobe wanted to be on the team that he’s got a spot?

    Type the words,
    “Kobe Bryant isn’t good enough for my Team USA.”

  • Why did the coaches already say that if Kobe wanted to be on the team that he’s got a spot?

    Type the words,
    “Kobe Bryant isn’t good enough for my Team USA.”

  • Then why have the guys who pick the olympics team already given Kobe a spot>

    – Google it?

    After you’ve done your google research, please explain how Kobe Bryant isn’t good enough for Team USA.

  • Then why have the guys who pick the olympics team already given Kobe a spot.

    – Google it.

    After you’ve done your google research, please explain how Kobe Bryant isn’t good enough for Team USA.

  • So you agree that it’s ok that he is playing…
    but you want to criticize THAT he is playing?

    and you call me a crack baby?

    or maybe, in your world it’s OK to talk out of both sides of your mouth?

  • So you agree that it’s ok that he is playing…
    but you want to criticize THAT he is playing?

    and you call me a crack baby?

    or maybe, in your world it’s OK to talk out of both sides of your mouth?

  • Go to any game, or the rest of the world….

    You are the minority there…

    Kobe is a legend.

  • Go to any game, or the rest of the world….

    You are the minority there…

    Kobe is a legend.

  • That would be his true swan song. Playing in front of the international people in the Olympics. Playing with the best and possibly winning with the best. Does he need to play in the Olympics? No. His legacy is set in stone, To finish in the Olympics and winning would be a great chapter to end his career as a professional basketball player. As a Kobe fan, I want to see him end his career on a big stage.

  • That would be his true swan song. Playing in front of the international people in the Olympics. Playing with the best and possibly winning with the best. Does he need to play in the Olympics? No. His legacy is set in stone, To finish in the Olympics and winning would be a great chapter to end his career as a professional basketball player. As a Kobe fan, I want to see him end his career on a big stage.

  • with his performance right now, he might not make it…but, coach K wanted Kobe to lock up a spot, it was Kobe who disagreed saying he should earn that spot, should not be given

  • with his performance right now, he might not make it…but, coach K wanted Kobe to lock up a spot, it was Kobe who disagreed saying he should earn that spot, should not be given

  • more like Kobe shoots 15-17 attempts, most of the time off the ball, catch and shoot and wide open be it 3s or 2s

  • more like Kobe shoots 15-17 attempts, most of the time off the ball, catch and shoot and wide open be it 3s or 2s

  • Kobe making it to the team USA might be against the odds, but yall know Kobe will do his best to get better, get more wins for lakers and strengthen his chances

  • Kobe making it to the team USA might be against the odds, but yall know Kobe will do his best to get better, get more wins for lakers and strengthen his chances

  • The OG Dream Team needed big name recognition. They were the first and many top players like Jordan wouldn’t have committed if not for Bird and Magic first signing up.

    You can’t compare Kobe’s situation to Bird and Magic.

  • The OG Dream Team needed big name recognition. They were the first and many top players like Jordan wouldn’t have committed if not for Bird and Magic first signing up.

    You can’t compare Kobe’s situation to Bird and Magic.

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  • him making the All Star game dis year should b a crime. But the Olympic Team should b Class A Felony. Kobe take ur fat check and fade off into da sun set

  • him making the All Star game dis year should b a crime. But the Olympic Team should b Class A Felony. Kobe take ur fat check and fade off into da sun set

  • Tonight should be fun! Clark on Wade, Randle on Bosh.. Very tough matchups for both. Bosh with the length will bother Randle for sure, interesting to see if he can figure that one out. I know he will eventually but good to get these matchups for him to study tape from.

  • Tonight should be fun! Clark on Wade, Randle on Bosh.. Very tough matchups for both. Bosh with the length will bother Randle for sure, interesting to see if he can figure that one out. I know he will eventually but good to get these matchups for him to study tape from.

  • Not seeing enough posts about Jordan Clarkson’s jump shot! Damn, this kid couldn’t hit anything in college. Changed his form entirely and look how quickly it is paying off! Hope the coaches have the same effect on Nance.

  • Not seeing enough posts about Jordan Clarkson’s jump shot! Damn, this kid couldn’t hit anything in college. Changed his form entirely and look how quickly it is paying off! Hope the coaches have the same effect on Nance.

  • I want him to play better, stupid. He is contractually obligated to play for this team-what other choice do I have? I suppose he should retire but he won’t do that so if he is playing he needs to play better.

    Yes you do sound like a crack baby. It’s really not that hard to understand.

  • I want him to play better, stupid. He is contractually obligated to play for this team-what other choice do I have? I suppose he should retire but he won’t do that so if he is playing he needs to play better.

    Yes you do sound like a crack baby. It’s really not that hard to understand.

  • I don’t need to google it because no one has been given a spot yet, dummy. They have to try out and earn it. Once again you are talking out of your rear end. If he has been given a spot this article wouldn’t exist and he would not be begging to be apart of the team.

    Secondly I just explained why he isn’t good enough. I suppose I could also cite his horrendous FG% and zero effort on defense as well. The problem is you’re such a groupie no fact would ever change your mind. Groupie.

  • I don’t need to google it because no one has been given a spot yet, dummy. They have to try out and earn it. Once again you are talking out of your rear end. If he has been given a spot this article wouldn’t exist and he would not be begging to be apart of the team.

    Secondly I just explained why he isn’t good enough. I suppose I could also cite his horrendous FG% and zero effort on defense as well. The problem is you’re such a groupie no fact would ever change your mind. Groupie.

  • Kobe isn’t good enough for Team USA. If he gets a spot its solely for sentimental reasons and it will for sure cause an uproar in the NBA community. Idiot.

  • Russell has a very nice looking shot already. But yes I hope they help him get it even better. In his case the form is great, no need to alter his shot just refine.

  • Kobe isn’t good enough for Team USA. If he gets a spot its solely for sentimental reasons and it will for sure cause an uproar in the NBA community. Idiot.

  • Russell has a very nice looking shot already. But yes I hope they help him get it even better. In his case the form is great, no need to alter his shot just refine.

  • That dudes comments are beyond pathetic, he tbags himself with kobe’s nuts on every single comment he posts

  • That dudes comments are beyond pathetic, he tbags himself with kobe’s nuts on every single comment he posts

  • I am of course a big Kobe/ great player supporter. I think you and Kobe are right. Kobe should let his play earn himself the spot. But you also have to give him an edge because of his popularity and legacy.

    We all know he has not played up to his standards with the exception of game 1 where I thought he had moments where it looked like he was ahead of schedule. It is still just game 6 with about 75 games left to be played.
    Lets just see if by mid season he looks like he’s in mid season form or not.

    One game at a time Lakers. You can slowly dig out of the hole and still end up going where we want to go. But don’t wait on the net man to do all the work for you. Everyone be personally accountable.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • I am of course a big Kobe/ great player supporter. I think you and Kobe are right. Kobe should let his play earn himself the spot. But you also have to give him an edge because of his popularity and legacy.

    We all know he has not played up to his standards with the exception of game 1 where I thought he had moments where it looked like he was ahead of schedule. It is still just game 6 with about 75 games left to be played.
    Lets just see if by mid season he looks like he’s in mid season form or not.

    One game at a time Lakers. You can slowly dig out of the hole and still end up going where we want to go. But don’t wait on the next man to do all the work for you. Everyone must be personally accountable.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Dwyane Wade not at shootaround. Heat says he’s not feeling well, but still expected to play tonight vs Lakers. Nice

  • Dwyane Wade not at shootaround. Heat says he’s not feeling well, but still expected to play tonight vs Lakers. Nice

  • Currently, per Kobe’s view of wanting to earn the spot don’t think he has much to contribute to that team given his continued hesitance to adapt. Kobe’s an ‘if you can’t do the job right, do it yourself type of person.’ He’s done that splendidly throughout most of his career.

    However, Coach K won’t take kindly to Kobe’s hesitance in playing more of a team ball (movement) type of game given the vast talent on that roster. Not saying Kobe can’t adapt but ‘will he’? Thus far, he’s still hesitant to do so.

  • Currently, per Kobe’s view of wanting to earn the spot don’t think he has much to contribute to that team given his continued hesitance to adapt. Kobe’s an ‘if you can’t do the job right, do it yourself type of person.’ He’s done that splendidly throughout most of his career.

    However, Coach K won’t take kindly to Kobe’s hesitance in playing more of a team ball (movement) type of game given the vast talent on that roster. Not saying Kobe can’t adapt but ‘will he’? Thus far, he’s still hesitant to do so.

  • Nance was a solid 3pt shooter in college (34%) with some minor issues in his stroke. He doesn’t look to need a huge amount of adjustment.

    Clarkson is continues to impress. Amazing that he can improve so much after a single offseason. If BS had half a brain he’d make Clarkson the #1 option on offense.

  • Nance was a solid 3pt shooter in college (34%) with some minor issues in his stroke. He doesn’t look to need a huge amount of adjustment.

    Clarkson is continues to impress. Amazing that he can improve so much after a single offseason. If BS had half a brain he’d make Clarkson the #1 option on offense.

  • Kobe literally has the best court vision in the game. However, haven’t seen him utilize it that much this season as last one when he was forced to be a facilitator prior to calling it a season last year. Kobe doesn’t need to play a facilitator type of roll.

    But rather than force many of those tough shots he’s made in his sleep during his prime years it seems best to make an extra pass (during certain occasions) = settling for an easier basket.

  • I’m not a fan of giving Kobe a spot on the Olympic team. Leaving Jimmy Butler or Kevin Durant off just so Kobe can have a fairy tale ending seems wrong and unfair to others.

  • Kobe literally has the best court vision in the game. However, haven’t seen him utilize it that much this season as last one when he was forced to be a facilitator prior to calling it a season last year. Kobe doesn’t need to play a facilitator type of roll.

    But rather than force many of those tough shots he’s made in his sleep during his prime years it seems best to make an extra pass (during certain occasions) = settling for an easier basket.

  • I’m not a fan of giving Kobe a spot on the Olympic team. Leaving Jimmy Butler or Kevin Durant off just so Kobe can have a fairy tale ending seems wrong and unfair to others.

  • Russell shoots well from within the arc and is up to 30% from beyond — that’s fine for a rookie guard.

  • Russell shoots well from within the arc and is up to 30% from beyond — that’s fine for a rookie guard.

  • I thought Nance needed some d-league time, but I’m convinced he can be a contributor now and an impact role player next season — score one for the Lakers’ scouting department.

  • I thought Nance needed some d-league time, but I’m convinced he can be a contributor now and an impact role player next season — score one for the Lakers’ scouting department.

  • I disagree, f those other guys. When they win 5 rings then they can take kobes spot

  • I disagree, f those other guys. When they win 5 rings then they can take kobes spot

  • @B — who do you boot for Kobe?
    Durant, LBJ, or Leonard at the #3?
    Thompson, Paul George or James Hardin at the #2?

  • @B — who do you boot for Kobe?
    Durant, LBJ, or Leonard at the #3?
    Thompson, Paul George or James Hardin at the #2?

  • wile i do see were your coming from he would keep kobe for the chemistry and the leader ship

  • wile i do see were your coming from he would keep kobe for the chemistry and the leader ship

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