Kobe Bryant: ‘This Would Be My Last Year’ If Asked Today

The beginning of Kobe Bryant’s possible farewell tour on the East Coast got underway on Friday night with the Los Angeles Lakers facing the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.

Although Bryant hasn’t officially said he’ll retire after this season, the consensus seems to be that he’ll walk away once his contract with the Lakers expires next summer.

Kobe was once again asked about potentially retiring after this season and admitted that if he had to make a decision today this would be his last year, via Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times.

It has been a difficult start to the season for Bryant with the veteran struggling to get into any rhythm on the basketball floor thus far. Kobe’s shooting percentage has been atrocious over the last five games with the future Hall of Famer currently shooting 32.1 percent from the floor and 21.1 from beyond the arc.

Fortunately, the Lakers were able to get their first win of the season in Brooklyn with Kobe Bryant finishing with a team-high 18 points in the win over the Nets going 5-for-16 from the floor.

If Bryant continues to struggle over the course of his 20th NBA season, it’d be safe to assume a retirement announcement will be forthcoming. Kobe is reluctant as ever to admit defeat to Father Time, but it seems as though all the wear and tear on his body over the years may have finally caught up with him.

Only time will tell whether Bryant can battle through the grind of this NBA season and the next or simply call it a career once the current 82-game stint comes to a close for the Lakers.

Didn’t realize he was shooting another documentary. Hope it isn’t distracting for the rest of the team.

  • Didn’t realize he was shooting another documentary. Hope it isn’t distracting for the rest of the team.

  • Really? I didn’t know about that. Is it gonna be a sequel to Muse or at least similar?

  • Really? I didn’t know about that. Is it gonna be a sequel to Muse or at least similar?

  • Guessing follow up to Muse but not sure. Had his full doc crew at the practice today.

  • Guessing follow up to Muse but not sure. Had his full doc crew at the practice today.

  • Distracting to the team, HAHAHAHA!!!

    You haters dont even know what to come up with!

  • Distracting to the team, HAHAHAHA!!!

    You haters dont even know what to come up with!

  • Clarkson and Randle are the two top performing sophomores so far this season, pretty awesome! Clarkson averaging a top average of 17.8 and Randle at 14. Wiggins, Stauskas and Mirotc just behind them

  • Clarkson and Randle are the two top performing sophomores so far this season, pretty awesome! Clarkson averaging a top average of 17.8 and Randle at 14. Wiggins, Stauskas and Mirotc just behind them

  • Randle is going to be the best player from the 2014 class and Clarkson will be the biggest steal

  • Randle is going to be the best player from the 2014 class and Clarkson will be the biggest steal

  • I keep hoping that Kobe will get his conditioning right, knock the rust off, finish the season strong and want to continue playing. The lakers could offer a one-year deal with a lot less money. I just can’t see Kobe wanting to continue based on his comments so far though. He does seem to enjoy this cast of teammates more so than the last couple years it looks like.

  • I keep hoping that Kobe will get his conditioning right, knock the rust off, finish the season strong and want to continue playing. The lakers could offer a one-year deal with a lot less money. I just can’t see Kobe wanting to continue based on his comments so far though. He does seem to enjoy this cast of teammates more so than the last couple years it looks like.

  • Add Russell and Ben Simmons (or Skal, or Ingram, or Brown)…

    wow.

    The next 10 years would be bright. If not just for the talent, but the fact that the team would have $100M+ in cap space to spend each year, but only $30M spent on 4 of it’s starting players! <- $70M per season goes a long way at upgrading the bench.

  • Add Russell and Ben Simmons (or Skal, or Ingram, or Brown)…

    wow.

    The next 10 years would be bright. If not just for the talent, but the fact that the team would have $100M+ in cap space to spend each year, but only $30M spent on 4 of it’s starting players! <- $70M per season goes a long way at upgrading the bench.

  • I am with you. Just needs shots to start falling, but so far most are not even close and thats not a good sign. But, its early.

  • I am with you. Just needs shots to start falling, but so far most are not even close and thats not a good sign. But, its early.

  • I dis agree, if KOBE does not some player he does not talk to them and most of these guys, he seems to be enjoying, trying to show them the right way to play, he is overly nice to most of them.

  • I dis agree, if KOBE does not like some players he does not talk to them and most of these guys, he seems to be enjoying, trying to show them the right way to play, he is overly nice to most of them, good job KOBE.

  • He should just straight up say it’s his last year, the fans will appreciate it more, he can get his farewell tour and us waiting for the next generation to get the keys can finally breathe a sigh of relief that the FO won’t do something stupid like continue the Kobe show for another season. It’s been too long already. Watching him play in his current state isn’t doing the Lakers on the floor or his own legacy any favors.

  • He should just straight up say it’s his last year, the fans will appreciate it more, he can get his farewell tour and us waiting for the next generation to get the keys can finally breathe a sigh of relief that the FO won’t do something stupid like continue the Kobe show for another season. It’s been too long already. Watching him play in his current state isn’t doing the Lakers on the floor or his own legacy any favors.

  • I never seen Kobe with type of self defeatist attitude this isn’t the Kobe I know.

  • I never seen Kobe with type of self defeatist attitude this isn’t the Kobe I know.

  • He has more than earned the right to do it the way HE wants to do it. Lakers management are loyal to Legends if nothing else. Loyalty might not mean anything to you(probably because no one likes you) but it means a lot to some people.

  • He has more than earned the right to do it the way HE wants to do it. Lakers management are loyal to Legends if nothing else. Loyalty might not mean anything to you(probably because no one likes you) but it means a lot to some people.

  • They already did their part. His last contract, letting him start now, are all favors and out of respect for the past. He earned those I agree, but now we have to move forward.

  • They already did their part. His last contract, letting him start now, are all favors and out of respect for the past. He earned those I agree, but now we have to move forward.

  • They have been more than Loyal, when does Loyalty become something else? If I’m an employer do I keep an employee who is no longer any good at his job and has been an employee for too long, or do I go with a younger employee who is better at the job? The perceived need for loyalty is merely distracting from the issue being discussed, which is Kobe is no longer playing well.

  • He’s putting more pressure on himself than his legs can handle after 20 yrs of doing this. Once guys like Randle and Clarkson consistently show they’re ready to carry the team as far as leadership as well as their game, it’ll be a load off him physically and mentally.

  • They have been more than Loyal, when does Loyalty become something else? If I’m an employer do I keep an employee who is no longer any good at his job and has been an employee for too long, or do I go with a younger employee who is better at the job? The perceived need for loyalty is merely distracting from the issue being discussed, which is Kobe is no longer playing well.

  • He’s putting more pressure on himself than his legs can handle after 20 yrs of doing this. Once guys like Randle and Clarkson consistently show they’re ready to carry the team as far as leadership leadership and their game, it’ll be a load off him physically and mentally.

  • The left knee/leg injury he got from the Kings in preseason really set him back. Hoping he gets his legs back & find a rythm. Also coach, you need to be more creative in getting scoring opportunites for Kobe since you always play him might as well give him all the help he needs to be effective. Watch tape of MJ with the Wizards. Most shots are catch & shoot off screens and picks. No more iso where he waste so much energy.

  • The left knee/leg injury he got from the Kings in preseason really set him back. Hoping he gets his legs back & find a rythm. Also coach, you need to be more creative in getting scoring opportunites for Kobe since you always play him might as well give him all the help he needs to be effective. Watch tape of MJ with the Wizards. Most shots are catch & shoot off screens and picks. No more iso where he waste so much energy.

  • Kobe is not just an employee. He’s a Legend whose contribution to this franchise is something to be cherished and respected by anyone who claims to be a true Laker fan. The Buss family sees it that way so that’s the way it is. They don’t see him as an ordinary employee and he deserves the highest respect for what he’s done. Anybody who disrespects what he’s done on the court is not a real fan as far as I’m concerned. Kareem slipped his last 2 yrs but the difference was there was bonafide superstars and a lot of talent around to carry him when he had bad games where he looked like a shell of himself but Kareem got treated with high respect through it all. He was allowed to do it his way by an appreciative Dr. Buss. What’s wrong with his kids doing what they know their father would’ve done with Kobe?

  • Kobe is not just an employee. He’s a Legend whose contribution to this franchise is something to be cherished and respected by anyone who claims to be a true Laker fan. The Buss family sees it that way so that’s the way it is. They don’t see him as an ordinary employee and he deserves the highest respect for what he’s done. Anybody who disrespects what he’s done on the court is not a real fan as far as I’m concerned. Kareem slipped his last 2 yrs but the difference was there was bonafide superstars and a lot of talent around to carry him when he had bad games where he looked like a shell of himself but Kareem got treated with high respect through it all. He was allowed to do it his way by an appreciative Dr. Buss. What’s wrong with his kids doing what they know their father would’ve done with Kobe?

  • Again all past tense. It’s like this, I had a dog who I was very loyal to, he was 15 years old and could barely walk anymore and was in pain. I had to put him down, for his own good even though I didn’t want to for my own selfish reasons.

  • Again all past tense. It’s like this, I had a dog who I was very loyal to, he was 15 years old and could barely walk anymore and was in pain. I had to put him down, for his own good even though I didn’t want to for my own selfish reasons.

  • Yep! And Russell, Nance look good too. Just imagining this team in two to three years is so exciting.

  • Yep! And Russell, Nance look good too. Just imagining this team in two to three years is so exciting.

  • I’m still neutral on the rooks. Looked great last night BUT like I wont say he is a bust, Im not ready to invest in him yet.

  • I’m still neutral on the rooks. Looked great last night BUT like I wont say he is a bust, Im not ready to invest in him yet.

  • I stopped at dog. You compare someone to a dog then you’re not intelligent enough to get it anyway. Have a good one.

  • I stopped at dog. You compare someone to a dog then you’re not intelligent enough to get it anyway. Have a good one.

  • I can understand that, but I am invested! His skill set offensively just compliments Randle so well.

  • wow haha offended by a metaphor. It was more of a situational comparison than actually saying “kobe is a dog”. but you new that. Funny

  • I can understand that, but I am invested! His skill set offensively just compliments Randle so well.

  • wow haha offended by a metaphor. It was more of a situational comparison than actually saying “kobe is a dog”. but you new that. Funny

  • Yea, you obviously take everything literally. Hardly very intelligent. Don’t think I’ll bother trying to reason with you.

  • Yea, you obviously take everything literally. Hardly very intelligent. Don’t think I’ll bother trying to reason with you.

  • I do think if Russ was on the nuggets or nets he would be playing better and seeing opportunities to shine. Its tough with Kobe, Clark, Williams, Young. But maybe this makes him into a greater competitor.

  • Wiggins with 11, Butler with 0 in the first quarter. Was looking forward to this matchup.

  • I do think if Russ was on the nuggets or nets he would be playing better and seeing opportunities to shine. Its tough with Kobe, Clark, Williams, Young. But maybe this makes him into a greater competitor.

  • Wiggins with 11, Butler with 0 in the first quarter. Was looking forward to this matchup.

  • Nice for Kobe getting the recognition from the Brooklyn crowd. Kobe may not be the player he once was, but it’s still amazing to watch him play.

  • Nice for Kobe getting the recognition from the Brooklyn crowd. Kobe may not be the player he once was, but it’s still amazing to watch him play.

  • Great A.V.I Bruh….Do you know where I can get a picture like that of Salva Medvedenko….LMAO….

  • bruh. These guys are professionals and are playing for the Lakers. Cameras are everywhere.

  • bruh. These guys are professionals and are playing for the Lakers. Cameras are everywhere.

  • Damn, Wiggins with 22 in the first half while locking Butler up. Butler only has 3.

  • Damn, Wiggins with 22 in the first half while locking Butler up. Butler only has 3.

  • C’mon though, compare a human with a human. Why make a moronic dog comparison whether it’s a metaphor or not. That’s just dumb. He’s no Laker fan. He should just go root for the Warriors since they’re winning and stop whining about the Lakers.

  • There is a difference there,did you ask your dog what he thought, or did you just take it on yourself, but people can tell you how they feel about being put out in the pasture I would think the LAKERS and KOBE have come together on this, or they may have just shot him.

  • C’mon though, compare a human with a human. Why make a moronic dog comparison whether it’s a metaphor or not. That’s just dumb. He’s no Laker fan. He should just go root for the Warriors since they’re winning and stop whining about the Lakers.

  • There is a difference there,did you ask your dog what he thought, or did you just take it on yourself, but people can tell you how they feel about being put out in the pasture I would think the LAKERS and KOBE have come together on this, or they may have just shot him.

  • Mind your business Daryl. We all get emotional about sports in general unless you’re a robot clown.

  • Mind your business Daryl. We all get emotional about sports in general unless you’re a robot clown.

  • Do the front office ask Kobe what he thinks? What if he wants to play for another 2-5 years? When does it become ridiculous? They of course have other motives too, financial ones, Kobe brings in a lot of money and crowds. What’s best for them in business is not necessarily what’s best on the floor.

  • Do the front office ask Kobe what he thinks? What if he wants to play for another 2-5 years? When does it become ridiculous? They of course have other motives too, financial ones, Kobe brings in a lot of money and crowds. What’s best for them in business is not necessarily what’s best on the floor.

  • It was a metaphor for the record. Seriously, are you stupid? I am a Lakers fan and I want what’s best for the Lakers. I don’t want what’s best for Kobe Bryant. That is the difference here. Kobe Bryant is not the Lakers, something A LOT of fans have trouble comprehending.

  • It was a metaphor for the record. Seriously, are you stupid? I am a Lakers fan and I want what’s best for the Lakers. I don’t want what’s best for Kobe Bryant. That is the difference here. Kobe Bryant is not the Lakers, something A LOT of fans have trouble comprehending.

  • Loved the Shaq/Kobe era, loved the Kobe/Pau era, ready for the Randle/Russell/Clarkson era

  • Loved the Shaq/Kobe era, loved the Kobe/Pau era, ready for the Randle/Russell/Clarkson era

  • randle and wiggins will be the 2 best players from the 2014 draft. jabari parker might be an all star but thats probably his ceiling

  • randle and wiggins will be the 2 best players from the 2014 draft. jabari parker might be an all star but thats probably his ceiling

  • That’s not the way the Busses or any fellow Laker Legends see it. They understand but obviously you don’t. Why aren’t guys like Magic, Kareem, Worthy, Wilkes and others saying such things in regards to Kobe? It just a very small percentage of whiny, spoiled, unappreciative, fake, fair-weather “fans”. You guys just need to go jump on another bandwagon already.

  • That’s not the way the Busses or any fellow Laker Legends see it. They understand but obviously you don’t. Why aren’t guys like Magic, Kareem, Worthy, Wilkes and others saying such things in regards to Kobe? It’s just a very small percentage of whiny, spoiled, unappreciative, fake, fair-weather “fans”. You guys just need to go jump on another bandwagon already. You don’t speak for the majority. It’s only about an irrelevant 1% of you clowns anyway.

  • Gee I don’t know maybe because they are all former Lakers? Lip service etc. For example Magic had no problem at all vilifying Mike D’Antoni for his poor defense and yet not a peep from him about Byron Scott’s. That is no argument at all. Kobe is going to be retiring very soon I feel, and it’s the fair weather fans like you who will be going with him. While I look forward to the next era, you will be watching re-runs of times passed.

  • Gee I don’t know maybe because they are all former Lakers? Lip service etc. For example Magic had no problem at all vilifying Mike D’Antoni for his poor defense and yet not a peep from him about Byron Scott’s. That is no argument at all. Kobe is going to be retiring very soon I feel, and it’s the fair weather fans like you who will be going with him. While I look forward to the next era, you will be watching re-runs of times passed.

    The Lakers can’t start the next chapter if they keep re-reading the last one.

  • Love how Towns plays, always looking to set picks for everyone. Always helping on defense.

  • Love how Towns plays, always looking to set picks for everyone. Always helping on defense.

  • Love how sam Mitchell is actually coaching the wolves and trying to win the game, the commentary said Mitchell was purposely utilizing the “1-five” pick n roll to throw rose and gasol off their game.

  • Love how sam Mitchell is actually coaching the wolves and trying to win the game, the commentary said Mitchell was purposely utilizing the “1-five” pick n roll to throw rose and gasol off their game.

  • Making history and leaving your Legacy is what sports is all about but you have no clue. What do you think the Hall of Fame is for? Lakers franchise should be forever grateful to guys like West, Wilt, Baylor, Kareem, Magic, Kobe, Shaq and those greats.

  • Making history and leaving your Legacy is what sports is all about but you have no clue. What do you think the Hall of Fame is for? Lakers franchise should be forever grateful to guys like West, Wilt, Baylor, Kareem, Magic, Kobe, Shaq and those greats.

  • We’re gonna be in a dog fight against the wolves if we don’t step out game up! They ‘re picking up Mitchell system or flips rather pretty quickly as far as team ball

  • We’re gonna be in a dog fight against the wolves if we don’t step out game up! They ‘re picking up Mitchell system or flips rather pretty quickly as far as team ball

  • Their rookie Bjelica is a great stretch 4. He could be a dark horse for ROY

  • Their rookie Bjelica is a great stretch 4. He could be a dark horse for ROY

  • Wiggins 31 pts, 4-5 from the 3.
    Towns 17 pts, 13 rebs (6 ofensive), 4 blocks

    Great game for the youngsters.

  • Wiggins 31 pts, 4-5 from the 3.
    Towns 17 pts, 13 rebs (6 ofensive), 4 blocks

    Great game for the youngsters.

  • You can look at the past all you want, if it jeopardizes your future, that’s when you have a problem.

  • You can look at the past all you want, if it jeopardizes your future, that’s when you have a problem.

  • Seem to know their roles really well. Communicate and help so well on defense. Seem to be taking on KG’s traits.

  • Seem to know their roles really well. Communicate and help so well on defense. Seem to be taking on KG’s traits.

  • This will be his final season if he keeps shooting this poorly, which is likely.

  • This will be his final season if he keeps shooting this poorly, which is likely.

  • Nah, a grown man don’t get groupie moist over someone they don’t know.

  • Nah, a grown man don’t get groupie moist over someone they don’t know.

  • wow jordan hill, jeremy lin and wesley johnson are pretty consistent at being garbage

  • wow jordan hill, jeremy lin and wesley johnson are pretty consistent at being garbage

  • That could’ve been us, but at least BS is letting guys shoot the 3, even though they are mostly bricks.

  • That could’ve been us, but at least BS is letting guys shoot the 3, even though they are mostly bricks.

  • Man, Bazemore is killing it for the Hawks. So sad we couldn’t hold on to young talent.

  • Man, Bazemore is killing it for the Hawks. So sad we couldn’t hold on to young talent.

  • That couldn’t only mean that there will be 2 avalaible spots for the playoffs

  • That couldn’t only mean that there will be 2 avalaible spots for the playoffs

  • Minny seems so set with KAT and Bjelica as future starting front court. They are barely utilizing Gorgui Dieng. We should try and trade for Dieng. It’ll be nice to get a solid back-up for Hibbert. Even LaVine is barely getting to play there.

    How about this trade:
    Bass, Young, Kelly, Sacre, Anthony Brown
    for
    LaVine and Dieng

    Doubt Minny would agree though.

  • Things would look better for us if they won against the Wolves, and Mavs. The pelicans aren’t doing that well either, there might be a chance to make the playoffs no matter how miniscule it is lol.

  • Minny seems so set with KAT and Bjelica as future starting front court. They are barely utilizing Gorgui Dieng. We should try and trade for Dieng. It’ll be nice to get a solid back-up for Hibbert. Even LaVine is barely getting to play there.

    How about this trade:
    Bass, Young, Kelly, Sacre, Anthony Brown
    for
    LaVine and Dieng

    Doubt Minny would agree though.

  • Things would look better for us if they won against the Wolves, and Mavs. The pelicans aren’t doing that well either, there might be a chance to make the playoffs no matter how miniscule it is lol.

  • Getting LaVine would be crazy good.
    Young is the player who would be missed in the scenario but we still would have Lou

  • Getting LaVine would be crazy good.
    Young is the player who would be missed in the scenario but we still would have Lou

  • LaVine would instantly be an upgrade to Young because he’s younger and more athletic. Not a bad shooter either.

  • LaVine would instantly be an upgrade to Young because he’s younger and more athletic. Not a bad shooter either.

  • LaVine would instantly get 20-25 mts a night with us. He might even edge out Russell for the starting role since he’s more NBA ready.

  • LaVine would instantly get 20-25 mts a night with us. He might even edge out Russell for the starting role since he’s more NBA ready.

  • wow, NOH just suffered another loss, Lakers better capitalize on this, coz Minny and Dal look like they are

  • wow, NOH just suffered another loss, Lakers better capitalize on this, coz Minny and Dal look like they are

  • Young can play SF though and honestly is a slightly better defender.
    But then again LaVine is an athletic shooter who could be apart of the core. Imagine Russell, LaVine, Clarkson, Kobe, and Randle as a small ball lineup

  • Young can play SF though and honestly is a slightly better defender.
    But then again LaVine is an athletic shooter who could be apart of the core. Imagine Russell, LaVine, Clarkson, Kobe, and Randle as a small ball lineup

  • As soon as they see Kelly and Sacre in the trade they will hang up the phone.

  • As soon as they see Kelly and Sacre in the trade they will hang up the phone.

  • The West teams are struggling to win. The top 5 looks locked in. But 3 open spots for the playoffs. Pelicans aren’t making the playoffs this year. We should have had 3 wins by now. Wolves, Mavs, & Nets.

  • The West teams are struggling to win. The top 5 looks locked in. But 3 open spots for the playoffs. Pelicans aren’t making the playoffs this year. We should have had 3 wins by now. Wolves, Mavs, & Nets.

  • There seems to be 3 playoff spots open in the west with Memphis and New Orleans struggling

  • There seems to be 3 playoff spots open in the west with Memphis and New Orleans struggling

  • The battle to see who Golden State, San Antonio and Clippers destroy in the 1st round

  • The battle to see who Golden State, San Antonio and Clippers destroy in the 1st round

  • They look better, but if Austin Rivers wasn’t playing Clippers would be killing them.

  • I have enjoyed watching Kobe all these years as one of possibly top five players to ever play basketball. Obviously he has regressed so much from what he used to be. I would like for him to retire so that I can remember what a fantastic player he was. West retired when he knew he can no longer demand the best from his body. I would like for Kobe to do the same. He made a lot of money, and made so many highlight reels. He has no longer continue to prove anything. Been there, done that.

  • The game tomorrow will say a lot of our future in this season. If we can play some defense on Melo and win the game, we can gain some confidence

  • They look better, but if Austin Rivers wasn’t playing Clippers would be killing them.

  • I have enjoyed watching Kobe all these years as one of possibly top five players to ever play basketball. Obviously he has regressed so much from what he used to be. I would like for him to retire so that I can remember what a fantastic player he was. West retired when he knew he can no longer demand the best from his body. I would like for Kobe to do the same. He made a lot of money, and made so many highlight reels. He has no longer continue to prove anything. Been there, done that.

  • The game tomorrow will say a lot of our future in this season. If we can play some defense on Melo and win the game, we can gain some confidence

  • Yeah, Kareem said something similar, about how you have to have pride in your contribution to the game. If you cannot be proud of what you are contributing to the team it is time to stop playing.

  • Yeah, Kareem said something similar, about how you have to have pride in your contribution to the game. If you cannot be proud of what you are contributing to the team it is time to stop playing.

  • Yes they have a pretty decent excuse. They are playing without Demarcus…

  • Yes they have a pretty decent excuse. They are playing without Demarcus…

  • Randle will be. But better. A man who can grab a rebound and handle the ball to the otherside and creat for others

  • Randle will be. But better. A man who can grab a rebound and handle the ball to the otherside and creat for others

  • Randle is a go to guy. Green is the guy that does ALL the little things. And very well

  • Randle is a go to guy. Green is the guy that does ALL the little things. And very well

  • Yeah. I`m saying i see the potential in Randle to do all the little things PLUS be a go to guy

  • Yeah. I`m saying i see the potential in Randle to do all the little things PLUS be a go to guy

  • You do know what it means to have a “perspective” so if this documentary is about Kobe, who else would know better ???

  • You do know what it means to have a “perspective” so if this documentary is about Kobe, who else would know better ???

  • The game is over. Warriors win one more. Well, i will sleep. 3am here in Brazil! Good night guys

  • Defense and rebound can keep you in the game. Even if your shots don`t fall

  • The game is over. Warriors win one more. Well, i will sleep. 3am here in Brazil! Good night guys

  • Defense and rebound can keep you in the game. Even if your shots don`t fall

  • that’s why you make changes to compensate for that, he won’t be the same but still effective !!!!

  • that’s why you make changes to compensate for that, he won’t be the same but still effective !!!!

  • I look at it this way, the gas gage may be broken but you don’t know how much gas is left until you run completely out of gas and only Kobe will know that for sure !!!!

  • I look at it this way, the gas gage may be broken but you don’t know how much gas is left until you run completely out of gas and only Kobe will know that for sure !!!!

  • I can understand, I’m a dog lover also but just because the dog is old does not mean that treatment will not prolong his/her life and be able to enjoy your dog a few more yrs. I know because I had 3 I could of put away too soon and glad I didn’t. and they were too !!!!

  • I can understand, I’m a dog lover also but just because the dog is old does not mean that treatment will not prolong his/her life and be able to enjoy your dog a few more yrs. I know because I had 3 I could of put away too soon and glad I didn’t. and they were too !!!!

  • I’m still hoping Kobe will regain his shooting touch. He was really playing well and willed the team to its last playoff appearance before tearing his Achilles tendon.

    He barely played the last two seasons and with his age and a number of injuries, it’s quite understandable for him to struggle like he had thus far. That’s not really hard to understand after a long layoff, is it?

    IMHO, it will take sometime (half a season maybe) for him to get his legs/ shooting back and if that does not happen by then, then I can safely say he’s done!

  • I’m still hoping Kobe will regain his shooting touch. He was really playing well and willed the team to its last playoff appearance before tearing his Achilles tendon.

    He barely played the last two seasons and with his age and a number of injuries, it’s quite understandable for him to struggle like he had thus far. That’s not really hard to understand after a long layoff, is it?

    IMHO, it will take some time (half a season maybe) for him to get his legs/ shooting back and if that does not happen by then, then I can safely say he’s done!

  • CBS 2 NEWS ON BYRONSCOTT :
    You cannot sit there and absolve your veterans of everything at the expense of the confidence of the No. 2 pick who your owner has basically said is the future of the franchise.

    At some point, blaming the personnel and throwing your 19- and 20-year-olds under the bus is simply trying to escape the fact that YOU! (BYRON SCOTT) have fielded one of the worst defensive teams in the league every year for the past five years you’ve coached!!!!!!
    If the Lakers were indeed serious about playoffs or championships, then they would have a championship coach in place and at least a playoff team of personnel not named Metta or Kobe or Byron.

  • CBS 2 NEWS ON BYRONSCOTT :
    You cannot sit there and absolve your veterans of everything at the expense of the confidence of the No. 2 pick who your owner has basically said is the future of the franchise.

    At some point, blaming the personnel and throwing your 19- and 20-year-olds under the bus is simply trying to escape the fact that YOU! (BYRON SCOTT) have fielded one of the worst defensive teams in the league every year for the past five years you’ve coached!!!!!!
    If the Lakers were indeed serious about playoffs or championships, then they would have a championship coach in place and at least a playoff team of personnel not named Metta or Kobe or Byron.

  • Lol Chokers choking again. Where is that ClippersRunLa GUY? would love to speak with him right now. Where are you, a-hole?

  • Lol Chokers choking again. Where is that ClippersRunLa GUY? would love to speak with him right now. Where are you, a-hole?

  • i am ThisOneLakersFan i just changed my name thats all………
    Just letting everyone know. i aint goin nowhere

  • i am ThisOneLakersFan i just changed my name thats all………
    Just letting everyone know. i aint goin nowhere

  • Byron should at least let D’Angelo finish games. this will help the guy learn and what not. Again, this season is about developing the young dudes and not trying to get that 8th seed. I liked what Jim Buss said about these guys being our potential core for the next few years, and these guys need minutes to keep on developing.

  • Byron should at least let D’Angelo finish games. this will help the guy learn and what not. Again, this season is about developing the young dudes and not trying to get that 8th seed. I liked what Jim Buss said about these guys being our potential core for the next few years, and these guys need minutes to keep on developing.

  • bro did you watch us VS the warriors!
    OMG my boy Randle said he cant guard me, but i can guard him!
    i was laughing so hard you dont even know bro…..
    Just imagine and it was 100x funnier than that.

  • bro did you watch us VS the warriors!
    OMG my boy Randle said he cant guard me, but i can guard him!
    i was laughing so hard you dont even know bro…..
    Just imagine and it was 100x funnier than that.

  • if thats true Nance is better than draymond green.
    Randle has to be better than lebron.
    our team would smash people in a year or two.
    good thing im a patient man and dont mind waiting.
    i got nothin but time……

  • if thats true Nance is better than draymond green.
    Randle has to be better than lebron.
    our team would smash people in a year or two.
    good thing im a patient man and dont mind waiting.
    i got nothin but time……

  • Randle has lebrons strength and size with lamars handles and griffins aggresiveness.
    The best thing is he is honestly better than 2 of the 3.
    he has a ways to go to pass bron but he will get there eventually if he keeps up what hes doing right now.
    Randle is 2nd fav only behind Kobe.
    i wish Randle played with Kobe when Kobe was prime back in 2005-2010. omg…….

  • Randle has lebrons strength and size with lamars handles and griffins aggresiveness.
    The best thing is he is honestly better than 2 of the 3.
    he has a ways to go to pass bron but he will get there eventually if he keeps up what hes doing right now.
    Randle is 2nd fav only behind Kobe.
    i wish Randle played with Kobe when Kobe was prime back in 2005-2010. omg…….

  • Well I guess either Steph Curry is old and just not the same player, or he had an off shooting night and is human. The best shooter in the world goes 0-8 his first( 8) 3 pointers and finished 2-10. Harrison Barnes 0-7 3 pointers and Klay Thomposon 4-11.

    Klay and Curry are two excellent shooters who both had an off shooting night. Good teams still do the little things to “win anyway”They don’t look to blame their best player. No others just step up and are accountable themselves. So back off Kobe who has been away a while and still rounding back into shape. It’s all about rhythm and Curry proved it does matter. I want to give part of the credit to my Laker choice at point guard Rondo mister triple double himself.The guy that fools that don’t know anything about elite players (and the game) tried to say was washed up.

    Best 3 point shooting team was 8 of 39 from 3 point land and won anyway. Because they realize you can make it up with defense and hustling effort for rebounds etc….

    Glad the Lakers (who should be 2-3) got their first victory. Hopefully they can get the victory against the Knicks and start the turn around. I was encouraged to see Larry Nance Jr. playing and impressed with Byron Scott demanding players play defense and “step up” or get benched for players who can and will get the job done. Keep it up coach and players. Winning cures all ills. And as I said during all this losing the Lakers are better than they have been playing. We just need each player to a man to step up.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Well I guess either Steph Curry is old and just not the same player, or he had an off shooting night and is human. The best shooter in the world goes 0-8 his first( 8) 3 pointers and finished 2-10. Harrison Barnes (0-7) 3 pointers and Klay Thomposon 4-11. And none of them have had any significant time off?

    Klay and Curry are two excellent shooters who both had an off shooting night. Good teams still do the little things to “win anyway”They don’t look to blame their best player. No others just step up and are accountable themselves. So back off Kobe who has been away a while and still rounding back into shape. It’s all about rhythm and Curry proved rhythm does matter. I want to give part of the credit to my Laker choice at point guard Rondo mister triple double himself.The guy that fools that don’t know anything about elite players (and the game) tried to say was washed up.

    Best 3 point shooting team was 8 of 39 from 3 point land and won anyway. Because they realize you can make it up with defense and hustling effort for rebounds etc….

    Glad the Lakers (who should be 2-3) got their first victory. Hopefully they can get the victory against the Knicks and start the turn around. I was encouraged to see Larry Nance Jr. playing and impressed with Byron Scott demanding players play defense and “step up” or get benched for players who can and will get the job done. Keep it up coach and players. Winning cures all ills. And as I said during all this losing the Lakers are better than they have been playing. We just need each player to a man to step up. Make your coach, your team mates, and yourself look better by stepping up.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • im sad that dangelo is off to such a rough start.
    if he didnt have that whole escapade on twitter calling tmac goat.
    i think he would be playing alot better right now.
    this sucks……

  • im sad that dangelo is off to such a rough start.
    if he didnt have that whole escapade on twitter calling tmac goat.
    i think he would be playing alot better right now.
    this sucks……

  • i changed my sn bro hopefully you noticed!
    now i look alot like lakerlifer. were brothers!

  • i changed my sn bro hopefully you noticed!
    now i look alot like lakerlifer. were brothers!

  • LakersNation should change their name to KobeNation. BTW why are the Lakers STARTING Russell? Kobe Bryant didn’t start for two seasons, so why not nuture our horrible 2nd. pick instead of making him something he is not? Jimbo please tell us.

  • LakersNation should change their name to KobeNation. BTW why are the Lakers STARTING Russell? Kobe Bryant didn’t start for two seasons, so why not nuture our horrible 2nd. pick instead of making him something he is not? Jimbo please tell us.

  • Thought that was you. I knew I was kind of missing you but thought someone was still filling your void. I hope the Lakers and our boy Kobe keeps rounding back into shape. We know to get to go where we want to go the Lakers will need Kobe’s talent and leadership.

    One game at a time. Next up the Knicks.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Thought that was you. I knew I was kind of missing you but thought someone was still filling your void. I hope the Lakers and our boy Kobe keeps rounding back into shape. We know to get to go where we want to go the Lakers will need Kobe’s talent and leadership.

    One game at a time. Next up the Knicks.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • NBC ALSO DROPPING HAMMER ON BYRON SCOTT: You’ve watched the Lakers this season, you’ve seen Scott coaching like someone looking to win games now. Which is why Lou Williams is closing out games and not Russell (and a hundred other little decisions that show they do not want a repeat of last season’s win total).

    That’s backwards. The clear top priority for this team is not to win games now, it’s to develop players who can be a core part of a team that wins a lot of games a few years from now. This is not a playoff team, not anywhere close to it. (Not that I suggest tanking, their pick is just top three protected or it goes to Philly, that’s not when you tank. It’s a question of priorities.)

    Threatening a rookie’s minutes is a thing Scott does, this is not the first time this has happened, last preseason Scott threatened Randle’s minutes with Carlos Boozer. It’s a pattern. And it’s not one you see in Utah or Milwaukee right now, or back in the day with OKC, or with other franchises that have shown to be adept at developing young players. You live with the mistakes and teach from the lessons.

  • NBC ALSO DROPPING HAMMER ON BYRON SCOTT: You’ve watched the Lakers this season, you’ve seen Scott coaching like someone looking to win games now. Which is why Lou Williams is closing out games and not Russell (and a hundred other little decisions that show they do not want a repeat of last season’s win total).

    That’s backwards. The clear top priority for this team is not to win games now, it’s to develop players who can be a core part of a team that wins a lot of games a few years from now. This is not a playoff team, not anywhere close to it. (Not that I suggest tanking, their pick is just top three protected or it goes to Philly, that’s not when you tank. It’s a question of priorities.)

    Threatening a rookie’s minutes is a thing Scott does, this is not the first time this has happened, last preseason Scott threatened Randle’s minutes with Carlos Boozer. It’s a pattern. And it’s not one you see in Utah or Milwaukee right now, or back in the day with OKC, or with other franchises that have shown to be adept at developing young players. You live with the mistakes and teach from the lessons.

  • If the Lakers can turn the ship around and win a few games Byron Scott may be able to keep his job. If they don’t he’s gone. Thankfully he has no other choice. I think it’s always good to not develop a culture of thinking it’s ever ok to lose. The Raiders (once the winningest team in all organized professional sport) use to be successful with Al Davis and the “just win baby” philosophy that John Madden had the team buying into. Look how long they have been bad once they adopted the “it’s sometimes ok to lose philosophy.

    The same will happen to the Lakers if they buy into that we’ll be good tomorrow nonsense. As if the Warriors, OKC, Clippers, Spurs, Memphis, Houston, Cav’s, Bulls etc… will just decide to give them a championship some day.

    Win now and later.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • If the Lakers can turn the ship around and win a few games Byron Scott may be able to keep his job. If they don’t he’s gone. Thankfully he has no other choice. I think it’s always good to not develop a culture of thinking it’s ever ok to lose. The Raiders (once the winningest team in all organized professional sports) use to be successful with Al Davis and the “just win baby” philosophy that John Madden had the team buying into. Look how long they have been bad once they adopted the “it’s sometimes ok to lose philosophy. Success and winning is a life style and a culture you choose to buy into just as losing is. The difference is to win you have to step up and be accountable personally not point fingers like losers do.

    The homie E-40 already told you “we all have choices”.

    The same thing will keep happening to the Lakers if they buy into that we’ll be good tomorrow, it’s ok to some times lose nonsense. As if the Warriors, OKC, Clippers, Spurs, Memphis, Houston, Cav’s, Bulls etc… will all just decide to lay down and give them a championship some day?

    It doesn’t work that way. We don’t have Lebron. The league doesn’t cheat to help the Lakers, they cheat to make it harder for the Lakers.

    Win now and later.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • There best chance to win now is their young guys, their best chance to win for the future is their young guys. It is one and the same.

  • Their best chance to win now is their young guys, their best chance to win for the future is their young guys. It is one and the same.

  • honestly tho, I hope the clips win since the Hou is struggling right now, hoping they would have less chance for the playoffs because of the slow start
    Lakers better start winning games since the Minny and Sac are ramping up while the NOH is strugglin’

  • Not mad, just pointing out the article isn’t suggesting we lose because of this strategy. They are just saying we aren’t good regardless

  • honestly tho, I hope the clips win since the Hou is struggling right now, hoping they would have less chance for the playoffs because of the slow start
    Lakers better start winning games since the Minny and Sac are ramping up while the NOH is strugglin’

  • Not mad, just pointing out the article isn’t suggesting we lose because of this strategy. They are just saying we aren’t good regardless

  • Just pull up Suki Thind’s column Dec, 2, 2014
    for a little better perspective on what Kobe did in his 19 th season
    As the headline read “Most prolific 19th season in NBA history”.

    Three years with a weak supporting cast so he took the time off like he should have. He gave the team more than he should have when he almost single handily carried the team into their last playoffs in 2012-2013 and hurt his achilles in the process.

    It’s time for others to step up and share the load. Just like Jordan, Kareem, Magic, and Bird needed help so does Kobe. And if haters wouldn’t have shot down the CP3 deal we wouldn’t even be having this convo because the Lakers would have won 3 of the next 4 minimum. And prevented Lebron (the hand selected poster boy of the NBA) from winning the two he won.

    You can have the last word Jim Rome.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Just pull up Suki Thind’s column Dec, 2, 2014
    for a little better perspective on what Kobe did in his 19 th season
    As the headline read “Most prolific 19th season in NBA history”.

    Three years with a weak supporting cast so he took the time off like he should have. He gave the team more than he should have when he almost single handily carried the team into their last playoffs in 2012-2013 and hurt his achilles in the process.

    It’s time for others to step up and share the load. Just like Jordan, Kareem, Magic, and Bird needed help so does Kobe. And if haters wouldn’t have shot down the CP3 deal we wouldn’t even be having this convo because the Lakers would have won 3 of the next 4 minimum. And prevented Lebron (the hand selected poster boy of the NBA) from winning the two he won.

    You can have the last word Jim Rome.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • I get all the excuses, but at the end of the day.. if you are playing and eating all our cap you have to play at least decently.

  • I get all the excuses, but at the end of the day.. if you are playing and eating all our cap you have to play at least decently.

  • they vetoed the trade because NBA know that Kobe with help that time will wreck miami big 3(w/lebron poster boy)

    though imho, trading for rondo and DMC that time will be better than cp3,howard

  • they vetoed the trade because NBA know that Kobe with help that time will wreck miami big 3(w/lebron poster boy)

    though imho, trading for rondo and DMC that time will be better than cp3,howard

  • It wasn’t just Curry though, the whole team was bad from deep, perhaps being on a back to back had something to do with it. Either way, Kobe has yet to have a good shooting night. As for Rondo, he played 44 minutes because there was no back up point guard. If you’ve been following the Kings, Rondo has been hot and cold often with Collison getting more minutes a the point due to Rondo’s deficiencies, especially at the end of games, he’s still 3-12 from the line. That hasn’t changed. I’ll take DLo over him every day and then some.

  • It wasn’t just Curry though, the whole team was bad from deep, perhaps being on a back to back had something to do with it. Either way, Kobe has yet to have a good shooting night. As for Rondo, he played 44 minutes because there was no back up point guard. If you’ve been following the Kings, Rondo has been hot and cold often with Collison getting more minutes a the point due to Rondo’s deficiencies, especially at the end of games, he’s still 3-12 from the line. That hasn’t changed. I’ll take DLo over him every day and then some.

  • ANOTHER NEWS CLIP ON Byron Scott: HE has yet to show he is the guy to build that program. He’s run players into the ground with old-school training camps two years in a row. He instituted an old-school offense. He has yet to show he can coach a good defense; this team will make five of his in a row in the bottom 10 in the league. Now he’s calling out young players in the media. Phil Jackson would send messages to veterans that way, but it’s different with young stars, and if you’re trying to recruit free agents next summer things like this get noticed.

    Scott was put in a difficult spot, anyone who took this job knew the first few years were going to be tough. The question becomes is he doing enough to make the next few years better?

    That said, I don’t expect the Lakers to let Scott go, at least not in season. There’s a sense he’s a Laker teaching the Laker way. I’d say that is magical thinking, but it will keep his job safe for now.

  • they gave him 25mil because of KD:
    Plan A: KD
    Plan B: Westbrook
    Plan C: develop these young bloods and after 5 years, they will reach their prime while AD becomes a UFA, future BIG 4 in LA, what happened to miami will happen on LAL in a matter of time…the result on which team will have better results remains to be seen

  • ANOTHER NEWS CLIP ON Byron Scott: HE has yet to show he is the guy to build that program. He’s run players into the ground with old-school training camps two years in a row. He instituted an old-school offense. He has yet to show he can coach a good defense; this team will make five of his in a row in the bottom 10 in the league. Now he’s calling out young players in the media. Phil Jackson would send messages to veterans that way, but it’s different with young stars, and if you’re trying to recruit free agents next summer things like this get noticed.

    Scott was put in a difficult spot, anyone who took this job knew the first few years were going to be tough. The question becomes is he doing enough to make the next few years better?

    That said, I don’t expect the Lakers to let Scott go, at least not in season. There’s a sense he’s a Laker teaching the Laker way. I’d say that is magical thinking, but it will keep his job safe for now.

  • they gave him 25mil because of KD:
    Plan A: KD
    Plan B: Westbrook
    Plan C: develop these young bloods and after 5 years, they will reach their prime while AD becomes a UFA, future BIG 4 in LA, what happened to miami will happen on LAL in a matter of time…the result on which team will have better results remains to be seen

  • Do u think it’s rondo the reason why Curry struggles since ROndo a known defender in his prime??? sorry, didnt watch the game

  • Do u think it’s rondo the reason why Curry struggles since ROndo a known defender in his prime??? sorry, didnt watch the game

  • No, he was missing open 3’s. Every player has an off night. Just with the good players they are few and far between.

  • Maybe a bit, but most of his misses were wide open, same goes for the rest of the warriors. It was just one of those nights, he changed his shoes during one of the timeouts, probably thought it was a superstition thing.

  • No, he was missing open 3’s. Every player has an off night. Just with the good players they are few and far between.

  • Maybe a bit, but most of his misses were wide open, same goes for the rest of the warriors. It was just one of those nights, he changed his shoes during one of the timeouts, probably thought it was a superstition thing.

  • the whole team will get their rhythm soon, just gotta wait, the latest calf injury was really a set back I expect progress after 2 weeks

  • the whole team will get their rhythm soon, just gotta wait, the latest calf injury was really a set back I expect progress after 2 weeks

  • good player but a bad coach…Ill take Shaw over him right now, Shaw is a no-nonsense coach, his problems in nuggets was due to player’s pride and being divas

  • good player but a bad coach…Ill take Shaw over him right now, Shaw is a no-nonsense coach, his problems in nuggets was due to player’s pride and being divas

  • he had beef against the Gsw FO, doubt lakers hire someone like him

    JVG,Ollie are good options IMHO

  • he had beef against the Gsw FO, doubt lakers hire someone like him

    JVG,Ollie are good options IMHO

  • Lakers wont out tank philly and brooklyn, best case would be 3rd worst(which is against our odds really)

    look, nba wont give the lakers/celts top overall picks since it’ll only bolster those rigged draft theories, hitting 2nd pick or 3rd is a possibility tho

    also, dont forget that the nba hates the lakers,

  • Lakers wont out tank philly and brooklyn, best case would be 3rd worst(which is against our odds really)

    look, nba wont give the lakers/celts top overall picks since it’ll only bolster those rigged draft theories, hitting 2nd pick or 3rd is a possibility tho

    also, dont forget that the nba hates the lakers,

  • I dont think the NBA cares about “rigged draft theories”. If the Lakers and Celtics get top 3 picks it’ll boost tv ratings for the draft

  • I dont think the NBA cares about “rigged draft theories”. If the Lakers and Celtics get top 3 picks it’ll boost tv ratings for the draft

  • It doesn’t really make any sense. The 25 million is still too much. A huge chunk of that 25 million will still count towards the cap as a cap hold when the Lakers go fishing for the Loch Ness Monster. They may not even have enough cap space to keep Kobe’s bird rights and thus will have to renounce their rights just to get that cap hold off the books. Especially if they also plan on re-signing Hibbert and going after other free agents.

  • nba currently aids/helps the low market teams…which is disadvantage for big teams(LA,Celts,Bulls,Spurs for example)

    nba is on path to avoid dynasties(the only way to build one is through FA, they cant veto/control unlike the draft and trades)

  • It doesn’t really make any sense. The 25 million is still too much. A huge chunk of that 25 million will still count towards the cap as a cap hold when the Lakers go fishing for the Loch Ness Monster. They may not even have enough cap space to keep Kobe’s bird rights and thus will have to renounce their rights just to get that cap hold off the books. Especially if they also plan on re-signing Hibbert and going after other free agents.

  • nba currently aids/helps the low market teams…which is disadvantage for big teams(LA,Celts,Bulls,Spurs for example)

    nba is on path to avoid dynasties(the only way to build one is through FA, they cant veto/control unlike the draft and trades)

  • Kobe, if he still has some left in him, will sign after all the addtions LA has built….signing other FAs aint a problem if you got the big fish, all those guys more than willing to take a paycut just to win(see: heat,cavs,spurs,okc,gsw)

  • Brooklyn will fire Lionel hollins and hire Shaw and get into the eastern playoffs

  • Kobe, if he still has some left in him, will sign after all the addtions LA has built….signing other FAs aint a problem if you got the big fish, all those guys more than willing to take a paycut just to win(see: heat,cavs,spurs,okc,gsw)

  • Brooklyn will fire Lionel hollins and hire Shaw and get into the eastern playoffs

  • dont know about that, though BLopez is injured once again(foot injury)….will surely benefit celtics

  • dont know about that, though BLopez is injured once again(foot injury)….will surely benefit celtics

  • But Kobe WILL have to take a paycut if the only way to get Durant is to renounce his bird rights, he can’t sign over the cap if they renounce them. The Spurs for example in order to sign Aldridge, had to give up their rights to Ginobili, so the only way to sign Ginobili was either vet. minimum or room exception. So if the Lakers plan on getting Durant, keeping Hibbert and another big fish free agent, they will likely have to renounce Kobe’s bird rights which means that Kobe can only sign via the Mid Level Exception or Veterans Minimum, which means about 5 million odd. Either way the point is, that 25 million was still too much to just be a place holder for Durant.

  • But Kobe WILL have to take a paycut if the only way to get Durant is to renounce his bird rights, he can’t sign over the cap if they renounce them. The Spurs for example in order to sign Aldridge, had to give up their rights to Ginobili, so the only way to sign Ginobili was either vet. minimum or room exception. So if the Lakers plan on getting Durant, keeping Hibbert and another big fish free agent, they will likely have to renounce Kobe’s bird rights which means that Kobe can only sign via the Mid Level Exception or Veterans Minimum, which means about 5 million odd. Either way the point is, that 25 million was still too much to just be a place holder for Durant.

  • BK has no reason to tank, they will make trades to get better so they guarantee Boston doesnt get a top pick

  • BK has no reason to tank, they will make trades to get better so they guarantee Boston doesnt get a top pick

  • thats it u get the point, Kobe=paycut with KD and Noah(?)/Hibbert

    no kelly,no sacre,no bass

  • thats it u get the point, Kobe=paycut with KD and Noah(?)/Hibbert

    no kelly,no sacre,no bass

  • they wont tank of course, but they way they are performing it looks like the philly aint safe for the worst record(lol)

  • they wont tank of course, but they way they are performing it looks like the philly aint safe for the worst record(lol)

  • They don’t need to tank, they have no assets and a horrible squad that will easily get Boston a top 5 pick. When your point guards are Jarrett Jack and Shane Larkin, you aren’t going to be winning many games.

  • They don’t need to tank, they have no assets and a horrible squad that will easily get Boston a top 5 pick. When your point guards are Jarrett Jack and Shane Larkin, you aren’t going to be winning many games.

  • clips would have won with cp3 anyway, looks like hou getting back to form tsk tsk tsk

  • clips would have won with cp3 anyway, looks like hou getting back to form tsk tsk tsk

  • lopez better trade bait….hope they can trade him for better players…I dont want celts gettin that top 3 pick

  • lopez better trade bait….hope they can trade him for better players…I dont want celts gettin that top 3 pick

  • Never! …F#*k the clippers!
    Houston over clips all day in that match up… anyone over the slippers! In my Lakers nation opinion.

  • Never! …F#*k the clippers!
    Houston over clips all day in that match up… anyone over the slippers! In my Lakers nation opinion.

  • I’ll take the proven champion and keep winning championships personally until there is nothing left in the champion IMO not media perception. Because we know how the media selections go. And at Kobe’s best he has never shot the ball like Curry nor has anyone else.

    But we all know which players will end up with the most successful careers.
    Rondo would have helped the Lakers win in this century. Who ever cares about times when most of the people today will never witness.

    Paytc

  • I’ll take the proven champion and keep winning championships personally until there is nothing left in the champion IMO not media perception. Because we know how the media selections go. And at Kobe’s best he has never shot the ball like Curry nor has anyone else.

    But we all know which players will end up with the most successful careers.
    Rondo would have helped the Lakers win in this century. Who even cares about times when most of the people today will never witness. Especially if you think there will be guaranteed championships when proven champions leave the team.

    Paytc

  • I don’t think Howard was coming in the CP3 trade nor was he a good fit for a championship team IMHO. And I think CP3 at the stage of his career in 2011 would have been easier to surround himself and Kobe with a few more good players than taking Rondo and DMC this season would do for the Lakers.

    Kobe and CP3 would have won 3 of 4 championships straight. I’m not convinced Rondo and DMC and Kobe in 2015 would have 3 championships in 4 years within their reach. Not with the Warriors now being as stacked and confident as they and everyone else were allowed to become without the CP3 to L.A. deal being allowed.

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  • I don’t think Howard was coming in the CP3 trade nor was he a good fit for a championship team IMHO. And I think CP3 at the stage of his career in 2011 would have been easier to surround himself and Kobe with a few more good players than taking Rondo and DMC this season would do for the Lakers.

    Kobe and CP3 would have won 3 of 4 championships straight. I’m not convinced Rondo and DMC and Kobe in 2015 would have 3 championships in 4 years within their reach. Not with the Warriors now being as stacked and confident as they and everyone else were allowed to become without the CP3 to L.A. deal being allowed.

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  • Watch the whole season not just 4 games and then make a conclusion on how things worked out this season.

    Go every Laker player especially the ones who have dedicated more and helped cement the franchises legacy.

    Paytc

  • Watch the whole season not just 4 games and then make a conclusion on how things worked out this season.

    Go every Laker player especially the ones who have dedicated more and helped cement the franchises legacy.

    Paytc

  • Kobe and Randle. I think Kobe is still one of the best players in the league regardless to the fact he is still rounding back into shape. Time will tell better than rushing to judgement or speculation. And I think Randle has the brighter future than both Clarkson (who is playing pretty well now) and Russell. Time well also determine that a reality or not.

    Paytc

  • Kobe and Randle. I think Kobe is still one of the best players in the league regardless to the fact he is still rounding back into shape. Time will tell better than rushing to judgement or speculation. And I think Randle has the brighter future than both Clarkson (who is playing pretty well now) and Russell. Time well also determine that a reality or not.

    And of course I wish all our players young and veteran nothing but the best. It is not all about me being right just to prove I know it all. No it’s about me pulling for “all” of our players and our present coach to do well. “Team” success and individual success.

    It starts with each individual taking on the I will step up regardless attitude.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • That makes a lot of sense since it’s been the young guys winning all the championships over the past 40 years. SMH and LOL ………

    Go Laker players everyone of you to include veterans and young players.

    Paytc

  • That makes a lot of sense since it’s been the young guys winning all the championships over the past 40 years. SMH and LOL ………

    Go Laker players ! Everyone of you to include veterans and young players.

    Paytc

  • I’m sure Kobe will put better FG%’s in the coming games and if he doesn’t well he deserves this last season if he decides to walk away. This team should concentrate on player development though, I think most of us knew going into this season winning more than 30-35 games might be …. aaaa bit of stretch but as laker fans we dream of the Playoffs. Coach Scott let’s start deciding how best we teach our kids to grow and play this game well.

  • I’m sure Kobe will put better FG%’s in the coming games and if he doesn’t well he deserves this last season if he decides to walk away. This team should concentrate on player development though, I think most of us knew going into this season winning more than 30-35 games might be …. aaaa bit of stretch but as laker fans we dream of the Playoffs. Coach Scott let’s start deciding how best we teach our kids to grow and play this game well.

  • Let’s hope we get our picks , as top 3 is a tall order. Philly is smiling around the corner.

  • Let’s hope we get our picks , as top 3 is a tall order. Philly is smiling around the corner.

  • I agree , although the rook needs mins. As much as we all love Kobe, seeing Kobe’s 30 or so mins need to go down to 25 and handing it to Russel. We can’t have a #2 pick treated like wood.

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  • I agree , although the rook needs mins. As much as we all love Kobe, seeing Kobe’s 30 or so mins need to go down to 25 and handing it to Russel. We can’t have a #2 pick treated like wood.

  • Now that you mention it: MY previous username was “IBleedPurp&Gold” with the Swaggy P avi, for y’all people not knowing who this “Balls Deep” guy is lol

  • Personally , this should have been discussed in the off season. A team needs to decide which direction it goes. Ego should have been in the topic. Player development comes first as we are building this team. I see a team confused and could blow anytime. You can’t threaten a #2 pick for learning slow. Give him clarity, time on floor, and have him enjoy the game. Were in rebuild mode lets not pretend were competing for the playoffs.

  • Personally , this should have been discussed in the off season. A team needs to decide which direction it goes. Ego should have been in the topic. Player development comes first as we are building this team. I see a team confused and could blow anytime. You can’t threaten a #2 pick for learning slow. Give him clarity, time on floor, and have him enjoy the game. Were in rebuild mode lets not pretend were competing for the playoffs.

  • I’m seeing Kobe’s mins in the 30’s , have him play 20-25mins and start concentrating on player development. Play our rookies already and have them learn on the floor.

  • I’m seeing Kobe’s mins in the 30’s , have him play 20-25mins and start concentrating on player development. Play our rookies already and have them learn on the floor.

  • I agree. Fire Scott, drop the princeton , lets get someone that can give clarity to this team, and probably remind people we are in a rebuild mode. Talk about the playoffs is absurd. Player development comes first.

  • I agree. Fire Scott, drop the princeton , lets get someone that can give clarity to this team, and probably remind people we are in a rebuild mode. Talk about the playoffs is absurd. Player development comes first. And for folks that talk about our history and laker greats, let us respect them by building this team the right way, being patient and put a competitive team on the floor in time. Personally this franchise has given them the thanks they deserve, if this idea isn’t working lets fix it if it means changing them.

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  • Bruh, cameras are always following pro nba athletes. And what would be the distraction? Not a playoff team anyway. Plus the TWC crew follows the team too, so your logic is silly

  • Bruh, cameras are always following pro nba athletes. And what would be the distraction? Not a playoff team anyway. Plus the TWC crew follows the team too, so your logic is silly

  • Damn! We haven’t been good since joining TWC, so maybe it is a big distraction.

  • Damn! We haven’t been good since joining TWC, so maybe it is a big distraction.

  • All those guys winning championships were once young too. That is sort of how humans work and all. But yeah, on this Lakers team our best two players are two of our youngest guys. The two vets in our starting lineup are pretty bad.

  • All those guys winning championships were once young too. That is sort of how humans work and all. But yeah, on this Lakers team our best two players are two of our youngest guys. The two vets in our starting lineup are pretty bad.

  • Agree. It is kind of frustrating because a lot of the fan base is ready for the future, but Kobe is holding it back. Makes everyone start to resent him. Even if he was playing well, as you say, developing the future is what is best for the Lakers. I also get that this is Kobe’s farewell tour, but he can do it without hindering the young talent. KG is letting Towns run the show, he is only there for support. Kobe’s role should be similar.

  • Agree. It is kind of frustrating because a lot of the fan base is ready for the future, but Kobe is holding it back. Makes everyone start to resent him. Even if he was playing well, as you say, developing the future is what is best for the Lakers. I also get that this is Kobe’s farewell tour, but he can do it without hindering the young talent. KG is letting Towns run the show, he is only there for support. Kobe’s role should be similar.

  • Kobe id done this season but will not make it throughb the whole season. If the league still allowed player/coach he would be perfect. Now he should simply play half the 4th quarter, period.

  • Kobe id done this season but will not make it throughb the whole season. If the league still allowed player/coach he would be perfect. Now he should simply play half the 4th quarter, period.

  • Yes I think Rondo and Sac were successful at not allowing the Warriors to get a comfortable 3 point rhythm going. I agree Rondo has been an all star in the NBA and all players are not the same in my book. That is why I like proven champions over hype and potential. Although I think it’s been proven the best teams have a good mixture of youth and veteran players.

    All you can do when defending a great shooter is disrupt them from getting comfortable looks and a good rhythm going. Sac was successful in that. But still there is a reason Sac is 1-6 and the Warriors are 7-0 champions. The best “teams” find a way to win anyway without making excuses or blaming the lose on their best player(s).

    Paytc

  • Yes I think Rondo and Sac were successful at not allowing the Warriors to get a comfortable 3 point rhythm going. They played good team and individual defense. I agree Rondo has been an all star in the NBA and all players are not the same in my book. That is why I like proven champions over hype and potential. Although I think it’s been proven the best teams have a good mixture of youth and veteran players.

    All you can do when defending a great shooter is disrupt them from getting comfortable looks and a good rhythm going. Sac was successful in that. But still there is a reason Sac is 1-6 and the Warriors are 7-0 champions. The best “teams” find a way to win anyway without making excuses or blaming the loss on their best player(s).

    Paytc

  • So was Steve Nash and Charles Barkley and we see how many championships they and thousands of other good player won.

    The last time I checked Kobe led the team in points, assist, and was 2nd in rebounding, and possibly 1st in steals. Not to mention the only player outside of MWP to win a championship. So I think he is still the best player on the team and will eventually round back into high level playing shape.

    Paytc

  • So was Steve Nash and Charles Barkley and we see how many championships they and thousands of other good player won.

    The last time I checked Kobe led the team in points, assist, and was 3rd in rebounding, and possibly 2nd in steals? All while the coach is trying to limit his minutes and working the rust off from over 9 months of rehab. Not to mention Kobe is the only player outside of MWP to win a championship. So I think he is still the best player on the team and will eventually round back into high level playing shape. But being the hater I am not, I truly hope the young guys continue to develop and step up. It will help Kobe and the team when they all play well. That’s what I want(the team to step up) not trying to compare un proven players with a lot of potential to a legend.

    Their team mates ! They all win when they all play well. Or when someone steps up when a star player is in a slump. Not when some are stepping up consistently and others point fingers. Good teams let the media do all the finger pointing and trying to divide the players and the team. Good teams have a close nit locker room and players who all want to play well for the coach, fans, their team mates, and themselves.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Honestly as much as I love Kobe, I don’t think the Lakers will be a good TEAM until he hangs them up. His alpha personality won’t accept taking a lesser role. As long as he’s around the Lakers will have one foot in the past and one in the future. I would love for Kobe to go out on top, with another ring and an all star supporting cast but I just don’t think it’s possible.

  • Honestly as much as I love Kobe, I don’t think the Lakers will be a good TEAM until he hangs them up. His alpha personality won’t accept taking a lesser role. As long as he’s around the Lakers will have one foot in the past and one in the future. I would love for Kobe to go out on top, with another ring and an all star supporting cast but I just don’t think it’s possible.

  • hey paytc!
    thats my arguement with half the fans and people on t v saying we can only win 20 or 25 games.
    my goal is playoffs at least 40 to 45 wins.
    Like Kobe said championship or nothing.
    well my goal is a bit lower PLAYOFFS or nothing!
    But im pretty sure Kobe would agree with me……

  • hey paytc!
    thats my arguement with half the fans and people on t v saying we can only win 20 or 25 games.
    my goal is playoffs at least 40 to 45 wins.
    Like Kobe said championship or nothing.
    well my goal is a bit lower PLAYOFFS or nothing!
    But im pretty sure Kobe would agree with me……

  • you ready for todays game paytc?
    im hyped seeing Kobe being somewhat back to his oldself.
    hes playing pretty good i would say 50 to 75 pct now.
    Do you think Kobe&Dangelo Russell will both play good today against the knicks?
    will jordan clarkson score 20+?
    will julius randle still attack the rim?
    he cannot be afraid and he got blocked by someone 2 days ago but so did larry nance jr.
    these guys have to take that as a sign my game is not complete yet.
    Kobe and lebron get blocked from time to time it happens.
    at least they didnt get put on a poster.
    i only feel bad for poor tariq black the denver nugget guy got him good.
    hopefully he uses that dunk on him as motivation to play better defense.
    i want Randle Black Nance and Bass all to play hard nose defense anytime they are on the floor.
    either get a rebound or try to block a shot.
    and these LA guards should be doing at least 1 or 2 alley oop dunks per game.
    we have the talent and athleticism especially with tariq and larry nance to do some oops.
    Dangelo and Huertas should already be on that aspect i dont know what they are doing……………..???

  • you ready for todays game paytc?
    im hyped seeing Kobe being somewhat back to his oldself.
    hes playing pretty good i would say 50 to 75 pct now.
    Do you think Kobe&Dangelo Russell will both play good today against the knicks?
    will jordan clarkson score 20+?
    will julius randle still attack the rim?
    he cannot be afraid and he got blocked by someone 2 days ago but so did larry nance jr.
    these guys have to take that as a sign my game is not complete yet.
    Kobe and lebron get blocked from time to time it happens.
    at least they didnt get put on a poster.
    i only feel bad for poor tariq black the denver nugget guy got him good.
    hopefully he uses that dunk on him as motivation to play better defense.
    i want Randle Black Nance and Bass all to play hard nose defense anytime they are on the floor.
    either get a rebound or try to block a shot.
    and these LA guards should be doing at least 1 or 2 alley oop dunks per game.
    we have the talent and athleticism especially with tariq and larry nance to do some oops.
    Dangelo and Huertas should already be on that aspect i dont know what they are doing……………..???

  • (thisonelakersfan)
    look foward to seeing my people in NY cheer Kobe again.
    as they did last night in Brooklyn.
    we love Kobe over here even in NY.
    theres no love loss between cali and ny especially since Tupac shakur & Biggie smalls.
    are you big into the rap game Paytc?
    i can see you on the side being a DJ at some night club with your hat backwards. lol

  • (thisonelakersfan)
    look foward to seeing my people in NY cheer Kobe again.
    as they did last night in Brooklyn.
    we love Kobe over here even in NY.
    theres no love loss between cali and ny especially since Tupac shakur & Biggie smalls.
    are you big into the rap game Paytc?
    i can see you on the side being a DJ at some night club with your hat backwards. lol

  • Kobe will get the best of melo.
    but porzingis might get the best of Randle hes like 7’4.
    i hope Randle doesnt back down even if he does he get blocked stay aggressive that dude is a giant!
    not many people are gonna have their way with big P.

  • Kobe will get the best of melo.
    but porzingis might get the best of Randle hes like 7’4.
    i hope Randle doesnt back down even if he does he get blocked stay aggressive that dude is a giant!
    not many people are gonna have their way with big P.

  • I’ve been impacted by the influence of the rap game. And always wanted to be a DJ but have not followed through with that yet.

    I was born on the east coast lived on both coast and have love and respect for Pac and Biggie. I guess that is why New York and the East coast has so much love and respect for Kobe.

    Most recognize and appreciate greatness. I guess that’s what upsets these haters the most.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • I’ve been impacted by the influence of the rap game. And always wanted to be a DJ but have not followed through with that yet.

    I was born on the east coast lived on both coast and have love and respect for Pac and Biggie. I guess that is why New York and the East coast has so much love and respect for Kobe.

    Most recognize and appreciate greatness. I guess that’s what upsets these haters the most.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • yeah we have to beat NY.
    god i feel like a traitor being from ny and saying beat NY lol.
    hey noone can make you like your home team though.
    i have alot of friends in football who dont like the Giants or Jets. they prefer out of state teams just like i do.

  • yeah we have to beat NY.
    god i feel like a traitor being from ny and saying beat NY lol.
    hey noone can make you like your home team though.
    i have alot of friends in football who dont like the Giants or Jets. they prefer out of state teams just like i do.

  • Yes I’m ready for the game. And Kobe just has to keep rounding back into shape slowly but surely. He nor anyone else should think he needs to be in mid season form now after being away 9 plus months.

    Not sure how any of the players will play because this team is still trying to get on the same page and comfortable with each other and the coach.

    I am super glad cats like MWP and Nance Jr are getting into the rotation. The more players with heart in the game the better our chances. I have not seen enough of Black to have a good opinion on him. I do know I’d prefer him than Sacre.

    I think Hibbert having a good game would be nice to see. Obviously I will be pulling for each and every Laker to play well. Because I want the team to play well enough to somehow manage to bring a healthy and confident team into the playoffs.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Yes I’m ready for the game. And Kobe just has to keep rounding back into shape slowly but surely. He nor anyone else should think he needs to be in mid season form now after being away 9 plus months.
    We’re just 4 games into the season.

    Not sure how any of the players will play because this team is still trying to get on the same page and comfortable with each other and the coach.

    I am super glad cats like MWP and Nance Jr are getting into the rotation. The more players with heart in the game the better our chances. I have not seen enough of Black to have a good opinion on him. I do know I’d prefer him than Sacre.

    I think Hibbert having a good game would be nice to see. Obviously I will be pulling for each and every Laker to play well. Because I want the team to play well enough to somehow manage to bring a healthy and confident team into the playoffs.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • For me I just enjoy great players and the game. Doesn’t really matter the sport as long as I respect the game. So I am not locked into a contract with any team. I have the team(s) I have pulled for and am not a bandwagon fan. But if a team gets away from doing what I think is healthy for them overall I will lose some interest.

    Paytc

  • For me I just enjoy great players and the game. Doesn’t really matter the sport as long as I respect the game. So I am not locked into a contract with any team. I have the team(s) I have pulled for and am not a bandwagon fan. But if a team gets away from doing what I think is healthy for them overall I will lose some interest.

    Paytc

  • Yeah i tell all my family and friends about Kobe.
    we love live and breath Lakers.
    ive went through a few girlfriends who didnt care about my love for the game.
    But most of my good friends can see and appreciate why i like basketball so much.
    Just like Kobe and his passion to stay with 1 team for 20 years.
    You probably already knew thats an NBA record no other player in history has spent 20 years with 1 franchise.
    Kobe has spent 20 years with the Lakers and signed when he was only 17 years old.
    Actually he didnt even sign his first Laker contract his mom did lol.
    Loyalty will never be a question with him for me.
    I’ll never doubt his actions or words.
    And even if he doesnt re-sign for 2 more years maybe he will somehow still be apart of basketball.
    It would be sad to lose him altogether for us fans.
    Kobe is a great guy and human being too helping the less fortunate people in la.
    See alot of people think Kobe is a bad man but of the court hes not so serious.
    Kobe is a black mamba on the court but off hes always smiling and cracking jokes.
    Im suprised he doesnt hang out with his teamates more often.

  • Yeah i tell all my family and friends about Kobe.
    we love live and breath Lakers.
    ive went through a few girlfriends who didnt care about my love for the game.
    But most of my good friends can see and appreciate why i like basketball so much.
    Just like Kobe and his passion to stay with 1 team for 20 years.
    You probably already knew thats an NBA record no other player in history has spent 20 years with 1 franchise.
    Kobe has spent 20 years with the Lakers and signed when he was only 17 years old.
    Actually he didnt even sign his first Laker contract his mom did lol.
    Loyalty will never be a question with him for me.
    I’ll never doubt his actions or words.
    And even if he doesnt re-sign for 2 more years maybe he will somehow still be apart of basketball.
    It would be sad to lose him altogether for us fans.
    Kobe is a great guy and human being too helping the less fortunate people in la.
    See alot of people think Kobe is a bad man but of the court hes not so serious.
    Kobe is a black mamba on the court but off hes always smiling and cracking jokes.
    Im suprised he doesnt hang out with his teamates more often.

  • You have to be careful hanging out. There is a lot out there for a player (especially a great one ) to get caught up in. So I’m sure Kobe hangs out with those who are gym rats like he is. I think sacrificing the gym for the club is what made Kobe great and many others just good.

    I too hope Kobe signs with the Lakers 2-3 more years. I think he won’t be offered quite as handsome a paycheck. But I do hope and believe he will have a year good enough to prove he is far from done.

    Paytc

  • You have to be careful hanging out. There is a lot out there for a player (especially a great one ) to get caught up in. So I’m sure Kobe hangs out with those who are gym rats like he is. I think sacrificing the gym for the club is what made Kobe great and many others just good.

    I too hope Kobe signs with the Lakers 2-3 more years. I think he won’t be offered quite as handsome a paycheck. But I do hope and believe he will have a year good enough to prove he is far from done.

    Paytc

  • No what i meant was he should spend time with his teamates.
    Going to a club is down right dangerous for someone of his status he should have his bodyguards and such.
    But i think he should get a friend or two outside of dwade lebron and melo.
    Kobe is as high as michael jordan is status wise.
    But even Jordan has to have close personal friends.
    I know when i use to street race i had friends and w hen something went wrong or we had bad times we bound together helped each other fix it.
    Kobe could use a friend to help him get back on top of his game and rule the NBA for 1 more year or two.
    Kinda how you offered to help him but maybe more personal. Not so professional and business like.

  • No what i meant was he should spend time with his teamates.
    Going to a club is down right dangerous for someone of his status he should have his bodyguards and such.
    But i think he should get a friend or two outside of dwade lebron and melo.
    Kobe is as high as michael jordan is status wise.
    But even Jordan has to have close personal friends.
    I know when i use to street race i had friends and w hen something went wrong or we had bad times we bound together helped each other fix it.
    Kobe could use a friend to help him get back on top of his game and rule the NBA for 1 more year or two.
    Kinda how you offered to help him but maybe more personal. Not so professional and business like.

  • Kobe has a few actually more than the media will show that have a lot of love and respect for him. I have actually met a few of them. So I don’t need to wait for the media to point out what I have personally witnessed. Actually the media has turned pretty scummy theses days. It is more popular to stir up controversy for ratings and personal gain than report respectable journalism.

    Paytc

  • Kobe has a few actually more than the media will show that have a lot of love and respect for him. I have actually met a few of them. So I don’t need to wait for the media to point out what I have personally witnessed. Actually the media has turned pretty scummy theses days. It is more popular to stir up controversy for ratings and personal gain than report respectable journalism.

    Paytc

  • me too buddy MWP had such a huge impact on that last game did you see it?
    He was rotating from side to side playing lock down defense just as i had hoped and not bad for a 35 year old either!
    Nance Jr. has to block some shots and get more rebounds bc he might not be scoring much.
    With both of those guys on the floor the other t eam wouldnt be scoring in the paint.
    And if they did im sure those 2 would have something to say about it.
    Imagine our starting 5 Clarkson Kobe Randle Nance Hibbert.
    Not only are all five of those guys in my fav5.
    But they can play their position well.
    JC at pg, Kobe at sg, Randle at SF like lamar odom,
    Nance at pf, and Hibbert at center.
    i know its risky bench dangelo and start Nance but we need more aggressive play and more defense.
    I just dont see dangelo helping us right now and we need to start winning games.
    pair dangelo off the bench with nick young,lou williams MWP and tariq black. MWP or Bass either guy can help in the paint.
    that group will do something i bet. well we can only speculate but i bet it would work and we might even win tonight VS ny.

  • me too buddy MWP had such a huge impact on that last game did you see it?
    He was rotating from side to side playing lock down defense just as i had hoped and not bad for a 35 year old either!
    Nance Jr. has to block some shots and get more rebounds bc he might not be scoring much.
    With both of those guys on the floor the other t eam wouldnt be scoring in the paint.
    And if they did im sure those 2 would have something to say about it.
    Imagine our starting 5 Clarkson Kobe Randle Nance Hibbert.
    Not only are all five of those guys in my fav5.
    But they can play their position well.
    JC at pg, Kobe at sg, Randle at SF like lamar odom,
    Nance at pf, and Hibbert at center.
    i know its risky bench dangelo and start Nance but we need more aggressive play and more defense.
    I just dont see dangelo helping us right now and we need to start winning games.
    pair dangelo off the bench with nick young,lou williams MWP and tariq black. MWP or Bass either guy can help in the paint.
    that group will do something i bet. well we can only speculate but i bet it would work and we might even win tonight VS ny.

  • Yea and maybe thats why Kobe keeps most of his life personal behind closed doors.
    I dont blame for that after all the haters out there trying to ruin his good name. you me and lakerlifer see this on a daily basis so we already know……
    But i just hate seeing him so private and disclosed.
    Kobe should be as respected as the other 3 child poster boys.
    Harden, Curry and James. the 3 babies.

  • Yea and maybe thats why Kobe keeps most of his life personal behind closed doors.
    I dont blame for that after all the haters out there trying to ruin his good name. you me and lakerlifer see this on a daily basis so we already know……
    But i just hate seeing him so private and disclosed.
    Kobe should be as respected as the other 3 child poster boys.
    Harden, Curry and James. the 3 babies.

  • True that paytc. Do you like baseball or the dodgers?
    i saw a couple Lakers throw pitches out for the games.
    cant say im a huge dodges fan though.
    im not too big into baseball,actually like Kobe i love to watch soccer.
    I root for team Mexico alot of times.
    Its a high anticipation game and not alot of scoring but when someone actually does score the crowd goes nuts.
    you have to have passion for slow sports like golf,baseball or soccer.

  • True that paytc. Do you like baseball or the dodgers?
    i saw a couple Lakers throw pitches out for the games.
    cant say im a huge dodges fan though.
    im not too big into baseball,actually like Kobe i love to watch soccer.
    I root for team Mexico alot of times.
    Its a high anticipation game and not alot of scoring but when someone actually does score the crowd goes nuts.
    you have to have passion for slow sports like golf,baseball or soccer.

  • it will help remember ny has some fast guards.
    and all the games recently PGs have controlled and set the pace and theme of the game.
    Think about Mudiay, jarret jack, ricky rubio.
    denver minnesota and brooklyn all had a good PG not even all star just consitent and aggressive.
    they all took it to us and dangelo has to pick up his defense on these PG’s being a #2 pick.
    Because he isnt exactly setting assist records like Magic used to.
    and his point totals arent adding up to much.
    If you cant affect the game 1 way do something else to help out….

  • it will help remember ny has some fast guards.
    and all the games recently PGs have controlled and set the pace and theme of the game.
    Think about Mudiay, jarret jack, ricky rubio.
    denver minnesota and brooklyn all had a good PG not even all star just consitent and aggressive.
    they all took it to us and dangelo has to pick up his defense on these PG’s being a #2 pick.
    Because he isnt exactly setting assist records like Magic used to.
    and his point totals arent adding up to much.
    If you cant affect the game 1 way do something else to help out….

  • Are yall ready for the game!?
    Lets support our players and cheer louder.
    i want to hear our fans from la and ny cheer for Kobe.
    lets give this team more support than ever.
    cmon guys! Lakers win and 2-4.
    its a start to turning things around.

  • Are yall ready for the game!?
    Lets support our players and cheer louder.
    i want to hear our fans from la and ny cheer for Kobe.
    lets give this team more support than ever.
    cmon guys! Lakers win and 2-4.
    its a start to turning things around.

  • Yes, I have. Laker fans around the world, make some noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yes, I have. Laker fans around the world, make some noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I’d like to see this starting five tonight:

    Russel – Clarkson – Randle – Nance Jr – Hibbert

    and try the following second unit:

    Williams – Bryant – Young – MWP – Black

  • I’d like to see this starting five tonight:

    Russel – Clarkson – Randle – Nance Jr – Hibbert

    and try the following second unit:

    Williams – Bryant – Young – MWP – Black

  • the bad thing about your bench is that you have no point guard.
    Kobe nick and lou all want to score.
    throw huertas in there and itll work.
    personally i want to see JC Kobe Randle Nance and Hibbert.
    off the bench dangelo lou MWP bass Black.

  • the bad thing about your bench is that you have no point guard.
    Kobe nick and lou all want to score.
    throw huertas in there and itll work.
    personally i want to see JC Kobe Randle Nance and Hibbert.
    off the bench dangelo lou MWP bass Black.

  • What about the following compromise:

    Clarkson – Bryant – Randle – Nance – Hibbert
    Russel – Williams – Brown – MWP – Black

  • What about the following compromise:

    Clarkson – Bryant – Randle – Nance – Hibbert
    Russel – Williams – Brown – MWP – Black

  • If asked today, he shoulda replied woulda been yesterday. The old man doesn’t look too good. But hey, it’s Kobe. Maybe there’s some retro Bryant to be seen left.

  • If asked today, he shoulda replied woulda been yesterday. The old man doesn’t look too good. But hey, it’s Kobe. Maybe there’s some retro Bryant to be seen left.

  • Tiger made golf interesting. It’s not as exciting without his dominance IMO. I am looking forward to him contacting me for help. Pass the word on to Tiger.

    Baseball is enjoyed more live than on tv. Soccer has never been my cup of tea. I prefer America’s soccer aka NFL football.

    Paytc

  • Tiger made golf interesting. It’s not as exciting without his dominance IMO. I am looking forward to him contacting me for help. Pass the word on to Tiger.

    Baseball is enjoyed more live than on tv. Soccer has never been my cup of tea.The World Cup is exciting. But I prefer America’s soccer aka NFL football.

    Paytc

  • I saw an interview on CBS about Kobe , they were talking about his hunger to compete at a high level which is typical of Kobe but after playing 19 seasons the mind tells you to compete but the body will lag due to mileage, father time will call on him. Now only Kobe knows how his body will respond but I agree to what you are saying in giving these younger players the keys, in fact I remember him saying the same thing. Playing 20 mins vs his 30 or so mins. to help the team won’t be so bad and it will help him stretch into 80 or so games while teaching our young players. Coach Scott should be the guy to remind Kobe of mins or when shooting 6/15 FG%. Only time will tell how he will be remembered let’s hope it will be a good curtain call and a legacy of being a great player and a great teacher of the game.

  • I saw an interview on CBS about Kobe , they were talking about his hunger to compete at a high level which is typical of Kobe but after playing 19 seasons the mind tells you to compete but the body will lag due to mileage, father time will call on him. Now only Kobe knows how his body will respond but I agree to what you are saying in giving these younger players the keys, in fact I remember him saying the same thing. Playing 20 mins vs his 30 or so mins. to help the team won’t be so bad and it will help him stretch into 80 or so games while teaching our young players. Coach Scott should be the guy to remind Kobe of mins or when shooting 6/15 FG%. Only time will tell how he will be remembered let’s hope it will be a good curtain call and a legacy of being a great player and a great teacher of the game.

  • apparently we lost.
    but hey we played our heart out.
    i have no complaints ill be the first to say so.
    they did well and we just didnt get the W.

  • apparently we lost.
    but hey we played our heart out.
    i have no complaints ill be the first to say so.
    they did well and we just didnt get the W.

  • Hopefully Kobe gets it going with more consistency before the half way mark.

    If so and the team starts playing with more fire and passion on defense they could win a few more games. If you look at the score of every loss except Sac they could have pulled out a few of those close games. Look at how the Warriors(a good team) pulled out the win against Sac despite shooting only 8/39 from three point range with Curry only making his last two 3 point shots (2-10).

    Not that the Lakers are anywhere close to as good a team the Warriors are at this point but they have to pull out a few of the 4th quarter wins they have been just barely losing late in the game.

    Paytc

  • Hopefully Kobe gets it going with more consistency before the half way mark.

    If so and the team starts playing with more fire and passion on defense they could win a few more games. If you look at the score of every loss except Sac they could have pulled out a few of those close games. Look at how the Warriors(a good team) pulled out the win against Sac despite shooting only 8/39 from three point range with Curry only making his last two 3 point shots (2-10).

    Not that the Lakers are anywhere close to as good a team the Warriors are at this point but they have to pull out a few of the 4th quarter wins they have been just barely losing late in the game.

    If so they could have easily been 3-3 at this point.

    Paytc

  • well apparently you do care otherwise you wouldn’t spout off aimlessly without facts to back up your biased opinions and since your post was in response to a Kobe fact, let’s assume that Kobe knows best !!!!!

  • well apparently you do care otherwise you wouldn’t spout off aimlessly without facts to back up your biased opinions and since your post was in response to a Kobe fact, let’s assume that Kobe knows best !!!!!

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