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James Harden Says Kobe Will Be ’20-Year Old Kobe’

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What level Kobe Bryant will return to this season is one of the biggest questions heading into this season, not only for the Lakers, but for the NBA as a whole.

Bryant is one of the greatest players of all-time, but coming off two major injuries and having just turned 36, no one knows how good Bryant will be at this point in his career.

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The Lakers are set to host James Harden, Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets on opening night in front of what should be a raucous crowd at Staples Center.

Harden, a Los Angeles native, spoke with The Postgame about Bryant, saying that he knows Bryant has been working out and that he is ’20-year old Kobe.’

Kobe has admitted he won’t be the same as he was in those days, but he has been working on evolving his game and if he can put the numbers from that time, the Lakers could surprise some teams.

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Admits He Won’t Be The Same Player

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Corey is currently a full-time staff writer for Lakers Nation. He is a passionate follower of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Cowboys and can usually be seen arguing the merits of Kobe Bryant or cursing the decisions of Jerry Jones. He is also a former producer and associate producer for Sirius XM Sports Radio. Follow him on twitter @TheeCoreyH

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  • jay

    how funny would it be if James Harden somehow found his way to the Lakers.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      Please no. Not that clown.

      • Zach

        Clown? LOL. He’s already better than Kobe ever was and has never been in police trouble. They’d be thrilled to have him.

        • Jake

          Your on drugs

          • Chris

            Even on drugs, he couldn’t make that idiotic statement.

          • Zach

            Compare their early stats, you’ll become more informed. Bryant stank for years.

          • Chris

            lol

          • Zach

            Laugh all you like, I agree it’s funny he couldn’t even score 8 a game as a rookie. And don’t hand me the ‘fresh out of high school’ BS, since LBJ was going for 20 a night as a rook.

          • Peter Griffin

            He was 17 years old in his first year in the NBA and barely played. You are a dumb ass.

          • http://www.sammypage.com Thomas Bryant

            Look it up, and then you’ll see who’s the dumb ass.

          • LakersLifer

            Peter was responding to zack the troll, not to you bro.

          • curtis paggett

            what the hell is wrong with u nuts Harden will never be as good as Kobe Kobe as a 17 year old didn’t play much. why do we have so many Kobe haters?

          • rayg0838

            Because there are so many Dumbed Down Faker Fans that are Ball-Hog Bryant worshipers, DUH??….Just a Thought!!!

          • Al Haldie

            Your the only BS -TROLL..

          • Mcado

            Dude – u went from harden to Kobe to James back to Kobe.
            What point are you really wanting to make?

            Harden is a great and one day could be in the HOF.
            Your right Harden did put up better numbers than Kobe.
            Hell, I can name you 15 others players that but up better numbers than Kobe. Where are they none?

            But hey man If you knew what we know now about Kobe – then. Every GM will still pick Kobe. Look it up its in SI.
            The point i’m making is this what made MJ great was he was great at a high level for a long period of time.
            But Mj was not as good as “The Answer” when he was hot. or this man was the NBA version of Barry Sanders!

            Kobe has done the same, he’s remain solid for a long time-
            Dude – before he got hurt he avg over 35 ppg the last half of the season – schooling younger players and made MJ stand up and say “That’s guy is the closer thing to me.” – Coming form MJ that a good thing since he will never say anything to good about any other player. For if you listen to Mj long enough he’ll have believing he invited the sport.

          • Jay

            Who did Kobe score 81 points on?????

          • Mike Hawk

            You shouldn’t be on this conversation, if you don’t even know who he scored 81 points against.

          • rayg0838

            How many shots did it take and how many shots did the entire team take?…Just a Thought!!!

          • Mcado

            does it matter? really.

            a SG scoring 81 points.

            if you know anything about BB you would know that is some that will not be seen again fro another 30 years for a SG. Even on MJ’s BEST night he didnt score 81 points. 55 point in 2 qtrs.

            That a legendary moment. Like Ali beating Foreman. Or Secretariat who won by 31 lengths “Secretariat is widening now! He is moving like a tremendous machine!”

            Legendary moments! Mj never gave the NBA fan a moment like that!

          • Chris

            Really? But I’ll tell ya, cuz I’m a Lakers fan, the RAPTORS!

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            We beat you by 50 points. Worst loss in laker history :))

          • CLIPPERSRUNLA

            How many points will Kobe average next season?

          • trey

            You’re an idiot if u think that. When kobe came in the league he got traded to a stacked lakers team and he barely played. Better than kobe ever was? Talk to me when james has 5 titles. Talk to me when he averages 35 5 and 5 in a season. Talk to me when he gets 10+ all defensive team selections. Kobe is a top 7 player of all time. So you’re telling me james harden os top 6 all time? Hahahah

          • http://www.sammypage.com Thomas Bryant

            Like I said, by the end of Kobe’s first year he was averaging 15.5 points a game. I don’t know where you get your numbers but you can look it up.

          • http://www.sammypage.com Thomas Bryant

            Kobe was scoring 15.5 off the bench at 17 years old. You do the math.

          • Luis Martinez

            Zach, Kobe was brought along slowly as a rookie, Lebron was thrown into the fire. Big difference. You cant just preach by numbers, you’re not being fair to either player. If you’re going to argue though, get your facts straight! I could appreciate an informed argument, if you can find one.

          • Vernon McClain

            Also Kobe was 17 lebron was 19.

          • Joseph Apohen

            Age had nothing to do with it. Kobe played with a team stacked with stars. LBJ was all the Cavs had. Nevertheless they will be first ballot hofers.

          • Sly

            You mean queen La tifaa LBJ has a problem even scoring his own # on his jersey! With asking what to where,!!!

          • Rickrack

            Kobe came into a LOADED playoff team roster. Nick Van Exel. Eddie Jones, Robert Horry, Shaquille, Byron Scott, Cedric ceballos and more. He had little minutes because of the roster. Lebron had 30lbs on Kobe coming into the league on a sub par team. Del Harris was not going to start a rookie over Eddie Jones, period.

          • Al Haldie

            Don’t feed the TROLL – HE IS KOBES STOCKER.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Please tell us why you keep calling him a stocker…

          • LakersLifer

            Probably because Whack or zack or whatever his current troll name is, secretly stocks Kobes manhood in his mouth.

            His mouth is occupied but he has plenty of little troll fingers available to comment on here and annoy everyone.

          • David Eckels

            “stalks”, not “stocks”.

          • LakersLifer

            No Stocks as in he stores it in his mouth like a company keeps inventory, or a chipmunk that stores nuts in its mouth. LOL

          • rayg0838

            Another FAKER Fan quote from your time at the FAKER Fan Refuge for Ignorance. You really did take good notes and memorized them too, Right FAKER Fan?…..Just a Thought!!!

          • rayg0838

            Yo FAKERlifer…You must be a graduate of the FAKERS Refuge for Ignorance Academy, right? And you majored in Dumb 101-104, Right?. And you have an advanced degree from the Refuge in the Anal-ology of thought, taught by Dr.Protoscope. And you also took physical training and learned how to ….Bend over and Touch Your Toes, right? That is for your on going annual exams at the Proctoligist for your Brain-Cramp. Nice diploma and now your are on a full fledged career path to being a FAKRlifer, as your name indicates. You are a proud example of the FAKER FAN Refuge for Ignorance Alumni and holder of the Excellence in Ignorance for FAKER Fans, congratulations on your development and study in acquiring your FAKER Fan Brain Cramp, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, …..Just a Thought!!!

          • http://www.sammypage.com Thomas Bryant

            Kobe came off the bench his first year and by the end of the year he was averaging 15.5 points a game. Look it up brilliant. This is the Internet.

          • rayg0838

            And how many shots taken???

          • Lakersallday

            He didn’t goto college retard u can’t say that

          • rayg0838

            Collegeretard, is that really a college?..who would ever go there, except of course a FAKER Fan who failed out of the FAKER Fan Refuge for Ignorance Academy, which really falls into the area of retarded, or aka not normal. FAKER FANS have a very difficult time understanding anything that does not have the name Ball-Hog Bryant associated with it. They are so Dumbed Down by that name, when they even think when they hear it they begin to drool like a child with a lolipop. Sad, but so true. Proof, just read any FAKER Fan comment. You can actually see the DROOL spots on the screen at times, Ha, Ha, Ha…..Just a Thought!!!

          • http://www.sammypage.com Thomas Bryant

            Kobe came off the bench his first year and by the end of the season he was averaging 15.5 points a game. You don’t have to be brilliant this is the Internet.

          • JoeMama

            How many rings does Harden? Stats don’t win championships.

          • rayg0838

            Here they go again, the old FAKRER spin bible routine, ‘How many Rings”. Not as many as the CELTICS,…..Just a Thought!!!

          • Joseph Apohen

            Yeah, and Einstein failed algebra.

        • Chris

          You know that was just plain stupid, right? I won’t even comment anymore on that.

        • marley

          You’re such a damn fool to think that harden is better than Kobe ever was. Everyone seems to forget that he dominated the league for a whole decade, harden had a couple good seasons and you’re already saying that he’s better than kobe???? LOL smh

          • rayg0838

            The Hog and his drooling FAKER Fans. What a combination. They should can it and sell at FAKER Games , along with their FAKER Fan Tee Shirts, another combination in FAKERLAND…..Just A Thought!!!

        • Chris

          Harden will never be better than Kobe. I can’t even believe someone would even say that.

          • rayg0838

            FAKER Fan Chris……Of course you wouldn’t.after spending time and money getting a diploma at your FAKER Fan Refuge for Ignorance Academy. That would be a total betrayal to your class mates, teachers, and FAKER organization, least of which would all the ill spent money and time getting your diploma and certificate of Excellence in Ignorance. Why would an Alumnus for the Refuge ever believe anything adverse to your idol and god, BALL-HOG Bryant, and all FAKER Fans heads shall now bow low, and bend over and touch your toes as you FAKER Fans have been trained to do at the mere mention of the Hog’S name, Right Faker Fan Chris?….Just A Thought!!!

        • jason

          Bro you need to check the facts harden isn’t on kobes level he was already dominating at hardens age plus already won sum rings

          • rayg0838

            Jason…SUM???Sum of what??? Oh I get it you’re a FAKER Fan. What do you know about spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and least but not last…..truth???…Just a Thought!!!

        • hardenedbeard?

          harden? better than kobe? lol

          footwork? no
          shooting? no
          fg pct? no
          IQ? hell no

          maybe

          speed yes
          beard length yes
          nigga attitude hell yes (flops and trashtalks)

          and we are talking bout age of harden now and the granpa kobe

          how much more if kobe is in his prime? well wheres hardens prime? :3

          • Chris

            BASKETBALL PERIOD? NO!

          • rayg0838

            Another comment from a graduate suma cum laude from your FAKER Fan Refuge for Ignorance Academy for Brain-Cramps and Bigots, what’s new FAKER Fans??, another Faker Fan Brain-Cramp to add to your fandom of Brain-Cramps and dumbed down bigots, this one you FAKER Fans should be extremely proud to have in your club, of FAKER Fan.Q.-5 Mental midgets, Right FAKER Fans?…..Just a Thought!!!

        • Drew

          You have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about. I’d explain why but I’m not sure you could possibly understand.

          • Chris

            THIS TOO IS A GREAT REPLY!!!

        • Sean

          That easily has to be one of the dumbest comments I’ve ever read. You must be a 12 year old little white boy. Harden will never be on Kobe’s level. And what does the police have to do with anything??? You should officially be banned from using the Internet saying something so stupid.

          • Chris

            NOW THAT IS FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • rayg0838

            And you should be banned from using your typical dumbed down FAKER Fan worn out Spin Bible chapter and verse diatribe. Talk about Dumbed Down redundant boring same old reply after reply . You know what, try a different ‘little boy age 12 ‘ verse, it is really old and boring just kike a FSAKER Fan. Seriously, try a new diatribe, or maybe that is too challenging for you and your other FAKER Fans to understand, as you and your FAKER Fan cohorts are accusing others of not having comprehension skills, when in effect the FAKER Fan has spent too much time at their Refuge For Ignorance Academy, and therefore the inability to copmprehend at a level above -5 I.Q.See it’s the FAKER Fan that cannot comprehend at a normal level, and has been taught to blame it on the other guy. Ok FAKER Fans you are exposed for what you truly are…..FAKER FANS, nice diatribe back at you, Right?, Ha, Ha, Ha,…..Just a Thought!!!

        • Chris Green

          You just say the stupidest stuff. If you’re a hater why even bother looking on laker nation posts. Im sure people around you know your stupid no need to proof to the world

          • Chris

            Didnt you read his posts? Because he’s stupid that’s why. lol

          • rayg0838

            FAKER Fan Chris, as a graduate from theFAKER Fan Refuge for Ignorance Academy, your comment is like the kettle calling the pot black, to coin an age old adage. If you need help with the meaning, just ask anyone other than a FAKER Fan….Just a Thought!!!

          • Zach

            Holy crap, you’re completely illiterate.

          • rayg0838

            Chris Green….Another truly FAKER FAN, Refuge for Ignorance graduate. Faker Fans have been brain-washed into not being able to adjust to constructive criticism at their Academy of Ignorance. It is first year introduction to AVERSION to any criticism to the L.A.FAKERS, especially reject any criticism to their idol and god BALL-HOG Bryant. They are given the FAKER Fan Spin BIBLE upon graduation.when they receive their certificate of excellence in Ignorance. And the FAKER Fan does not want any detractors commenting negatively on their FAKER Fan sport nation. They cannot handle critical thinking concerning criticism of the FAKERS or BALL-HOG BRYANT. It really throws their Refuge developed Brain-Cramps into total confusion, Right FAKER Fans. Sorry, I spoiled your FAKER Nation night on your FAKER Nation NEBULOID tabloid…..Just a Thought!!!

        • Tommy Young

          Ignorance is bliss for you..everytime you comment about Kobe, it shows

          • rayg0838

            As a FAKER Fan you know all about bliss. As a graduate of your FAKER FAN Refuge for Ignorance, bliss is one the class agenda’s, along with Irrational thinking, Aversion to FAKER criticism, The idolizing of BALL-HOG Bryant, Fact-Less presentation of FAKER History and Limited Knowledge of Professional Basketball not about L.A.FAKERS, And Use of FAKER Fan Spin Bible. Yeah, Young Tom, your knowledge of bliss due to Ignorance is full fledged and uncontested. FAKER Fans are very blissful, just read your FAKER FANS comments from the FAKER Fan Spin Bible and at times,possibly an original comment, probably plagiarized from a non FAKER Fan, Right Young Tom?….Just a Thought!!!

          • Confused

            oh, man. my head hurts just reading your posts. What is a Faker Fan Refuge of Ignorance? Faker Fan Spin Bible? And who is suppose to be the Faker? The team or the fans? the LA lakers are a fake team? the fans are fake? I don’t get it.

        • Lo

          Wow.. I don’t like bashing people but that’s some blasphemous fuhkn shit!..

        • Al Haldie

          Here comes the guy that LOVES KOBE – and has been a STOCKER ever since,,,now he is just a TROLL…

        • Yze Guy

          I’m not a Kobe fan, but saying that Harden is better than he ever was is utterly foolish!

        • Redemption Rain

          James Harden will never beat Kobe in his prime. Seriously, he is just a scorer who can’t play defense. His FG% isn’t that amazing and if people call Kobe “Kobrick,” then WTF does that mean for Harden’s shooting abilities. Stop acting so desperate for any random free agents. I’ll rather have Durant or Davis. Hell if Paul George comes back as an All-Star I would love to see him come home.

        • tofu_boi

          Please kid… I am a Kings fan and I don’t even favor Kobe.

        • RoundBallPro

          Zach, you must be young. You don’t realize the “old” NBA made you sit when you came in…nobody started as a rook. you had to pay your dues…and learn. ive watched harden since he played at Artesia H.S. in SoCA. went to the games. Kobe gets the rap for being a ball hog when they GIVE it to him to end quarters, halves, and games. Harden is way more selfish and without D. seriously, hes lost without the ball.

          • rw

            Magic didn’t sit, either did Larry (thankfully for us and the NBA)… I agree about Kobe, but I think it’s the media’s fault…Kobe was all the talk, then came LBJ and media stopped talking about Kobe and started talking about how the best player in the league (and possibly ever) is LBJ – even before his first ring…and he still hasn’t proved himself to be better than so many players through the years… Here’s a toast to Magic-(the best guard ever, if for no other reason, but that he loved the game and probably would have played for half the money), Kareem, Worthy, Rambus, and Scott – when the NBA was fun to watch.

        • MVI

          Zach, you’re funny!

        • Vernon McClain

          Lmao

        • Wyatt

          Harden is a good as kobe, harden scored 81 points in a game, has 5 rings, and a three peat to his name?? No he doesn’t, harden has nothing. He is a clown

        • EverAlwaysRealLife

          Harden doesnt play any defense, hes a good scorer and facilitator but comparing him to Kobe is a smack in the face to him and all basketball fans who have a brain… Cut that bullshit out boy, Harden is not even the best player in the league while Kobe dominated the league till LeBron emerged…

          Bitch, Harden probably had posters of Kobe all over his bedroom growing up, take a seat and have this tall glass of STFU

          • vdogg

            agreed. half of harden’s effectiveness lies in flailing his arms to draw fouls.

        • rayg0838

          Zach, you have just rattled the hollow head FAKER Fans. You have attacked their one and only basketball god, whom they worship and drool over by the mere mention of the Ball-Hog Bryant’s name. Wait until you read their totally dumbed down FAKER FAN old worn out spin bible diatribe. It is that same Chapter and verse since he became a full fledged Ball Hog for the L.A.FAKERS.P.S. do not waste your time replying to the FAKER Fan totally I.Q.-5 mental midget diatribe, it only makes you sound as dumbed down as they are. However, therearee times when it is fun to completely put them in a state of complete confusion and then their mental midget mentality really shows and it is hilarious….Just a Thought!!!

        • Joseph Apohen

          Better than Kobe? Like Johnny Mac would say, “You can’t be serious”! You must be smoking that funny cigarette!

      • LakersLifer

        Harden gets on my nerves plus i hate the beard, but he is definitely very talented and I can appreciate his tenacity.

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          I can appreciate the tenacity, too. In OKC, I really liked him, and I always wondered why Kobe hated him so much. He’s making me understand.

      • rayg0838

        One more clown and the FAKERS will be known as the L.A. FAKERS Barnum Bailey BIG TOP….Just a Thought!!!

    • Al Haldie

      Not very !

    • David

      You’ve just tread into dangerous territory; don’t you know Harden would take KB’s starting position away from him? At 22 years of age God forbid if he would beat KB fair ‘n square for the starting job, KB would have to protest saying “this is my team”. It will never work at least to the idol KB and to his legion of idol followers/worshippers. That’s unLaker like fan of you to mention it……..

      • jay

        LMFAO, maybe I should’ve finished my thought completely. So check it; How funny would it be if James Harden somehow found his way to the Lakers, when Dwight Howard went to the Rockets to join him.

    • Adam

      Jerry Colangelo is a scam artist fat cat first he owns the Suns and charges the local Phoenix market PPV. money to like $19.95 just to watch there good games and all there home playoffs games were also Pay Per View and blacked out locally otherwise that was during the 1990′s during the Charles Barkley days in Phoenix.Then the NBA stepped in and he was forced to show the Suns games on Pay Per View.

      Then Jerry Colangelo took the Arizona tax payers money to pay for Bank One Ball Park to fund the stadium the Arizona Diamondbacks play in still.Then he made such a huge profit off the Diamondbacks it just a obvious thing that Jerry Colangelo is always being a fat cat trying to slime his way into any money in the sports world by any means necessary.Then Jerry Colangelo the owner of the Suns at the time sold the team for huge money to Robert Sarver so he cashed in by selling the team.

      Then Colangelo slimed his way into the USA Mens Basketball Team to form Team USA and the slimeball Jerry Colangelo makes huge money by playing the NBA players and he is in charge so he is collecting all the money and the NBA players are not getting paid for it but he is that’s for sure and how did he manage to sneak his way into the Team USA profits?Just a slimeball doing slimey things.Now his cash cow James Harden is talking like this about Kobe which is nice of Hrden,it just makes no sense why Paul George and James Harden are risking injury for a scammer like Jerry Colangelo?Pay the NBA players for playing for Team USA!Pay Harden and all the guys please.

    • CLIPPERSRUNLA

      Harden wouldnt play for lakers, he’s chasing a ring after all

    • rayg0838

      Hay Jay…His defense could pave the way, easily, on the defense-less L.A.FAKERS, he’d fit like a custom made glove. His offense, ball-hogging, may get in the way of Ball-Hog Bryant’s need to shoot incessantly, it’s like a damned if you do, damned if you don’t syndrome, which the FAKERS are accustomed to playing as a “team” ….Just a Thought!!!
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  • Zach

    So Harden is saying Bryant will score about 15 a game while shooting 42%? That’s what Kobe was doing at age 20. Sounds about right.

    • Lex

      And won a championship that year.

      • Zach

        No, not even close.

        • AK

          conference finals was close for a 20 year old

          • Zach

            Who actually made the team worse…

          • AK

            who finished all the 4th quarters strong and made them contenders

          • Zach

            LOL, Bryant is statistically the worst clutch shooter in NBA history. But nice try!

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            LOL, Bryant is statistically an average clutch shooter (even against double- and triple-teams when everyone knows he’s taking the shot and teammates insist on standing around watching him). But nice try!

          • Al Haldie

            KOBE has closed with final winning shots 28 times – live with it TROLL..

    • Chris

      Exactly, at age 20, out of high school, with a certain, Shaquille O’Neal. Wow, you are an idiot. lol

      • Zach

        He got out of high school at 20? Wow, he must be as dumb as you are.

        • Chris

          Well, let me clarify, he came right out of high school, while harden went to college.

        • Chris

          You really need to learn about basketball, kid. Compare both after 5 years, 2 rings for Kobe, 0 for Harden. I’m stupid for even arguing this stupid point with you. Dumbass.

        • Chris

          LMAO. I’m not the one saying James Harden is better than Kobe ever was. WOW! What an Idiot. You need to go back to school kid.

        • Al Haldie

          TROLL U ARE A DUMB SHIT===..

    • zachmothersuckd

      19.9 pts 5.3 rebs 3.8 asts .465 fg%. keep hating gay troll with made up shit. fuck your mtoher!

      • Zach

        Wow, his stats in his third year are about as good as LBJ’s rookie stats! That says it all, thanks…

        • Sean

          LeBron went to a lottery team and was able to start as a rookie. Kobe went to a team loaded with veteran talent, which is why he didn’t start. You obviously know nothing about basketball. Go take a nap little boy. You’re delusional when you’re sleepy.

        • Chris

          5-2, 2-5? Tell me more…

    • Chris Green

      He was talking ability goof ball

  • GS

    I am noticing on this board as well as others that Zach is just a Laker hating troll that knows nothing about basketball…

    • Zach

      Actually, I know the game far better than you’ll ever come close to understanding it, and I respect the Lakers. But rapists are garbage and Kobe Bryant is a rapist. Look at the evidence, it’s totally undeniable. He’s a POS.

      • AK

        than whats your sqaud your top 5 and who you think will be in the finals this year, anything but pointless hate to someone you never even met before

        • Zach

          Really? A lot of people hated Hitler who had never met him.

          • AK

            so you basically saying you dont know basketball than its not that hard to name your squad , top 5, and top 2 teams coming into this season…

          • Zach

            Here’s your top 5:
            Kobe Favors Gay Love Sessions

          • AK

            yeah you’re def from yahoo im convinced you dont even watch basketball

          • Zach

            And I still know it 10x better than you ever will? LOL. You better hope I watch, as I own you to the extreme.

          • AK

            lol troll game D-

            just some tips next time you try to troll a sports website atleast know the SPORT

          • joshhh

            get a life ur just mad cuz ur life is just one big joke and is worth nothing so u just come here to express and unleash ur anger towards people that r rich and made something out of there life.#jealous

          • L4K3R5F4N

            Just kill yourself already.

          • Sympathetic Fan

            Another brilliant answer for our loving troll! Displaying once again his charming wit and unparalleled intelligence! Someone please show some love for this guy! He is just a neglected and beleaguered soul searching for a glimmer of approval in his pathetic life.
            It’s ok to hate on Kobe, Zack. Let your frustrations out. But I hope you know, it won’t change anything. He will still be Kobe and you will still be just…..Zach.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            My hope is that Zach is a troll created by Lakers Nation to make this site interesting in the summer months. If so, brilliant job by the LN team. If not, such a sad life…

          • Zach the Proctologist

            so smart. What an analogy! applause! Hating Kobe though never meeting him is the same as hating Hitler since you’ve never met him, too. You should sell your brain to science. Researchers will pay a hefty price! For sale! brand new brain, never been used!

          • Al Haldie

            You need to get help – lots of help….

      • GS

        Like I said… Troll.. Responded within a minute, just like I expected. And you don’t know a damn thing about me, but I have read enough about you through your comments to say, again, you know jack about basketball… As for the “rapist” title, you are completely misguided and need to get over it. Not convicted and never was the case coming from a lying whore. Cheating on his wife? Yes.. Rapist.. No…

        • Zach

          And you responded just as fast. Christ you’re dumb! Your main argument is that I respond as fast as you do? LOL. And trust me clown, I know more about the game than you ever will, longtime fan and longtime player. I own you at hoops knowledge. And you know I’m right about the rape, or why does it bother you so much? Hmmmmm…

          • AK

            yet you cant name your squad or top 5 lol..

          • GS

            I waited to see how fast your response was… That was the point of my response… Thank you for proving me right… As for the rest, I have waste enough time pointing out how much you don’t know…

          • Chris

            Yes I did.

          • Double

            Nice trolling dude, u get a lot of people riled up :>

          • Al Haldie

            Some LAKERS FAN will find out who you are and where you are-your time is coming !!! YOU CAN BET ON THAT…

          • Kishan

            shut the shit up…. u knw nothing u told me Fisher is a better shooter than Kobe and Fisher shoots 39%
            this is one example don’t get me started

            go ur mumma is calling u child

          • EMoney

            Zach, you should get a life. Seriously, why would a Kobe/Laker hater show up on a Laker Fan website to talk trash to other Laker fans about the second greatest player in the game (the first being MJ). Kobe is and always will be better than Harden. Show me the time Harden took over a playoff game and won it when they’re other top scoring player and best defensive player fouled out. Show me a time when Harden’s shooting night was off so he drove the lane, crashed the boards, and dished out assists in a Finals Game 7. Show me the Harden that takes over when it’s needed most at then end of games and makes play after play after play. You can’t, because for all Harden’s inflated stats that he got playing on an inexperienced Thunder team, he doesn’t exist. Harden is an excellent player with the ball constantly in his hands, but take it out and he’s lost. He most likely still go left without the ball anyways. Must be a slow Friday as usual for you in your boring life….

      • GS

        Just to add…. If that evidence was “undeniable”… He would have been convicted and put in jail, not the whore dropping the lawsuit after her story didn’t check out… She wanted money, like most do when they make claims like that towards start athletes…

        • vdogg

          absolutely.

      • zachmother

        this is the only way everyone talks to zach. in real life he talks to himself. fuck your mother!

        • PlayerHaters

          LOL!

      • Chris

        How do you know the game better? Were you a coach?

        • Chris

          Let’s hope not.

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          He thinks he would be a better, more successful coach than Phil Jackson…

          • Chris

            LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY GOOD JOSH!!!!
            He must have 12 rings…

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            That’s not me. That’s his own words.

      • Al Haldie

        What does that have to do with BB – You sound like your hurt because it was not you -is this the reason for your hate,,,????????

    • Chris

      He’s just a kid. He knows nothing. Just read the Harden is better than Kobe ever was comment. LMFAO!!!

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      If you ask Zach, Kobe was not even a top 25 guard in the NBA during his prime. It’s pretty clear he knows nothing about basketball.

  • Zach

    Bryant should be in jail.

    • AK

      so should you for horrible trolling

    • Sean

      Obviously you’re a racist clown. The only thing Kobe’s guilty of is cheating on his wife and the last I checked, that wasn’t a crime. That nasty, slut had a mix bag of semen in her. She only cried rape because she couldn’t get any money out of the deal. Know your facts before you accuse someone of rape. And what does that have to do with his basketball skills anyway???

      • Chris

        Nothing, but he doesn’t know enough about basketball to talk about it.

      • vdogg

        she was bragging to her friends at a party about having slept with bryant. NO real rape victim does that. she was also highly unstable, having been on prescription medication and trying to commit suicide. but she wanted money and got it. best thing to ever happen to her.

    • cree

      why did they find other guys’ semen in her underwear??
      Your a douchebag of epic proportions just like all the other when they try to discredit Kobes greatness by calling him a rapist

    • Zach has Cryptorchidism

      Then go and arrest him. The police didn’t. The courts didn’t. Who are you? Your opinion is cheaper than fart.

  • Old Souldier

    Apparently, Kobe is still a beast. If he stays healthy and has a MVP caliber year, I’m putting him over MJ, as the greatest NBA player, ever. Being able to bounce back and continue to kick father time’s A$$, would definitely add to the legend.

    • Zach

      LOL, and they call me a troll! A guy who’s a clear sidekick to a far better player for half his career doesn’t even come close to GOAT status. That’s like saying Robin could take Batman in a fight. Christ you are dumb. If Bryant had stayed in Charlotte we all know he never wins a playoff series.

      • AK

        and you dont even get payed to talk about kobe all day

        • vdogg

          “i told kobe that he’s the best player in the world. i’m being serious.”

          - shaq in the 2001 playoffs after kobe’s 45 points in game 1 in san antonio led to an eventual sweep of the spurs

        • Al Haldie

          No he does it because he LOVES KOBE- and cant stop talking about him – hes in LOVE…

      • Sean

        Sidekick??? I would love to be a sidekick that took over game 4 of the NBA finals because the “better player” fouled out. Or the whole 2001 playoffs, especially against the kings and spurs where the “better player” himself said Kobe was “the best player in the league….by far”. Once again, you know nothing about basketball.

      • Old Souldier

        HAha. What are you even doing on this site? If you’re not a Lakers fan. Just go away. Go to the Cavs website. Go jump on that bandwagon. And no, Robin couldn’t take Batman in a fight. But a 20 year-old Kobe vs. a 20 year-old MJ, would be interesting! I’m sorry I hurt your feelings earlier. But I needed to keep it real, with you. Hating is bad for your blood pressure.

      • Chris

        Last time I checked, 7 isn’t half of 17, just saying…

    • TheReal

      No. Kobe doesn’t have enough rings, finals MVPs, MVPs, or DPOTYs to be mentioned with Jordan.

      • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

        Three of those four awards are popularity contests among the media and carry little weight as far as I’m concerned. For me, it’s impossible to declare any one player the “greatest,” but those two are definitely in the discussion.

        • TheReal

          Popularity contest? Finals MVP is awarded to the top performer in the series. Otherwise Tim Duncan would have won it in June. MVP is awarded to the best player on one of the top 4 teams in the league. Defensive Player on the other hand is usually biased towards big men. You probably have the “popularity contest” point of view because Kobe hasn’t won many of them.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            They’re all voted on by the media. There are no guidelines for who is eligible to win the awards.

        • ghost

          They are very reliable, usually players who deserve the most are winning them. And there is nothing to discuss here, because it’s obvious that Kobe’s deserving compare it to MJ was a joke. MJ is GOAT, Kobe is top 11-15.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            I disagree on the entire notion of naming one player as the GOAT. To me, Jordan = Kobe = Wilt = Kareem = Magic = West = Oscar = Dr J = Mikan = Hakeem = Shaq = Bird = several others.

          • ghost

            And for me they all are equal to Bob Cousy and KC Jones. Rofl.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Yes, my list may be missing a few leprechauns, but that is because I see the NBA through proud purple-and-gold tinted lenses. :) Aside from Bird, there are plenty of other Celtic legends that belong in the conversation as well…we just won’t bother to start naming them.

          • ghost

            You can list that way even 100 players and make them are equal :)

      • Old Souldier

        And MJ doesn’t have enough rings and Finals MVPs (Bill Russell Awards), to be mentioned with, well………Bill Russell. Sixth ring or not, Kobe surpasses MJ, with two more dominate seasons. In MY humble opinion.

    • PlayerHaters

      If we talking about skillset alone then Hakeem “The Dream” is the greatest NBA player. Dude was the complete package
      If we talkin bout accolades then yeah MJ would be up there

      • Spade

        That’s not a bad analysis. I’d put Kareem right next to Hakeem in the skills department. But when it comes to accolades Jordan stands alone.

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          When it comes to accolades [in the ESPN generation], Jordan stands alone.

          • Spade

            You have your opinion and I have mine.

          • rw

            MJ was a ball hog…Magic on the other hand made everyone around him better … who would you rather build a team around? I’d take Magic any day of the week thank you.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            I would take Magic as well, but I don’t count “ball hogging” against guys like Jordan and Kobe. They’re shooting guards and the best play makers on their teams with no true point guard to facilitate the offense. On the other hand, I DO count ball hogging against guys like Allen Iverson, Russell Westbrook, and Derrick Rose; I have a real problem with shoot-first “point guards.”

            MJ and Magic are very different players with very different skill sets, and each guy maximized what he did great and rightly belong next to each other in all these GOAT debates.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            As far as my “Jordan stands alone” comment, Jordan was in his prime after Magic and Bird were gone and before Kobe and the next generation came along. In his generation, when ESPN highlight reels dictated public opinion, Jordan stood alone above his generation…above Barkley, Ewing, Clyde, Hakeem, etc.

        • PlayerHaters

          I agree about the accolades, Jordan’s accomplishments overwhelm Hakeem’s. Kareem was great too but Hakeem did EVERYTHING. Had extraordinary post moves, could hit free throws, could shoot from the perimeter, score inside the paint, block shots, get steals, and rebound! That’s why imo he’s the greatest

      • Old Souldier

        If Kobe hadn’t already downloaded Keem’s post moves, then I’d be with you. The accolades thing matters to most people, but not to me. How many scoring titles would Kobe have won, had the Lakers not had to play through Shaq, for all those years? Kobe did most of his scoring, AFTER Shaq was traded.

        • PlayerHaters

          You dont get what im saying. Its not just the post moves that made “The Dream” the greatest (in terms of skillset). Hakeem was doing EVERYTHING out there on the court from scoring inside the paint to blocking shots and getting steals. The guy was able to dominate both ends of the court

          • Old Souldier

            “The Dream” was a “nightmare” on the court. I’m sure Kobe would’ve dominated in the paint and blocked a lot of shots, as well. Had he been a 7-foot center. Honestly, I’d put Wilt and Kareem, over Hakeem.

          • PlayerHaters

            smh wow thats a naive way of thinking, but whatevers. To each his own.

          • Old Souldier

            What’s naive, about that? I’m assuming of course. But it’s impossible to compare Big guys to guards. Big guys to big guys, I can do. Forget skills! Shaq “in his prime”, would kick ANY Center’s butt. LOL

          • PlayerHaters

            Forget skills??? WHAT? Shaq “in his prime”? If you’re going to use that logic than i could do the same. Hakeem “in his prime” would kick ANY Center’s butt. Remember that Hakeem bested Shaq back in ’95 Finals. Even Shaq himself admitted it

          • Old Souldier

            Oh, you mean the 1995 “skinnier” Shaq? Shaq in his PRIME from 2000-2002, was the most dominant Center, the galaxy, has ever seen. That’s more of a fact, than an opinion. LOL

          • PlayerHaters

            And its a fact that even big guys like David Robinson couldn’t stop Hakeem
            Skinnier?? Whats that got to do with anything? Kareem was a damn pogo stick! And he still put up ridiculous numbers! If Hakeem couldn’t score inside the paint then he’d just pull up for a jumper. Shaq was a dominant force inside the paint but that’s pretty much where his offense ends. Shaq couldnt score outside the paint

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Shaq couldn’t score outside the paint, and still no one could stop him. No one.

          • Old Souldier

            Wait. Shaq couldn’t score outside the paint? Wow. Thanks for the breaking news (sarcastic voice). And Hakeem never led the league in assists, like Wilt did. They were ALL great! I’d just take Shaq’s power, over “The Dream Shake”. That’s all I’m sayin’, yo. You mad, bro?

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Shaq was 22 and far from his “prime” in 95, but he also did not get his butt kicked in that series. Dennis Scott got his butt kicked, not Shaq.

        • Spade

          If you remove Shaq from those teams Kobe probably only has 2 rings today. That’s why “what if” scenarios are rarely mentioned. I’m curious, where do you see Kobe as superior to Jordan. I’m not taking any shots (have to mention that since a lot of people are sensitive when it comes to such discussions).

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Kobe’s a better shooter. Not sure if he’s better in any other area, but definitely equal on several plains.

          • Spade

            That’s accurate. I’d also say that Kobe’s a better shooter under duress and he may have a slight edge in the post.

          • david

            defense, leadership, scoring average all makes MJ far superior to KB.

          • David

            You two don’t know what you’re talking about, KB is a scorer and that’s it…..it means that he can get his own shot but how is it that he is a better shooter when his shooting average is .45 and MJ is .50?
            Better shooter under duress? Are you serious? That’s because he takes bad shots with the opposing defender in his face all the time which gives the impression that he shoots better under duress.
            BTW; you can’t be a better shooter if your last second shot percentage is the worst among the elite stars at the end of the game…. under .200. Check your stats.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Taking out the years with the closer 3-point line, Jordan shot less than 29% from deep for his career. His field goal percentage was inflated by whistles blowing every time he missed in the paint. Not saying Jordan wasn’t a great scorer, but Kobe’s a better shooter.

          • Old Souldier

            Okay, fine. Remove Shaq and give me, I don’t know…..Kevin Garnett. Maybe Kobe’s got 7 chips! I never said he could have won those titles by himself! Everybody needs SOMEBODY! LOL. Where is Kobe superior to Jordan? Handle, shooting range, passing, but most importantly, longevity.

          • Spade

            I never meant Kobe would have to win on his own. I simply meant that if we don’t trade for Shaq in 96 that changes a lot of things. Maybe we stink the next season, win the lottery, and draft Duncan in 97. Or maybe Keith Van Horn. Who knows. That’s why I try not to dive too deep into that realm.
            Handle: yes
            Shooting range: yeah
            Passing: I’d say they’re equal, but that’s just me
            Longevity: Yes, but only because Jordan retired twice, and Kobe came out of high school. Jordan averaging 22 points at 39 and 20 points at 40 make the argument closer.

          • Old Souldier

            I don’t get it. I think you got the years wrong or something. Kobe and Shaq joined the Lakers, in the same season. Jerry West traded for Kobe, before Shaq signed with the Lakers, months later. And yes, Jordan averaged 20 points, at age 40. So what?! Kobe’s logged way more minutes, and still has a chance to surpass MJ. But, we’ll see. Stay tuned.

        • Kishan

          who cares bout the scoring title…. if shaq wasnt there kobe wouldn’t have 5 rings he would have 2……

          Kobe did the scoring coz his team was a crap hole until Pau Gasol came

          • PlayerHaters

            I dont even get why he was asking me that :/ What was the purpose of asking that question anyways?? Scoring titles DONT define the GOAT smh

          • Kishan

            if scoring title defined GOAT then Kobe would score all day lol ….
            Kobe will never be the GOAT
            unless he win 2 more rings, 2 more final MVP and 1 regular season MVP

            and frankly he has no chance for that …..no hate I LOVE LAKERS AND THE MAMBA
            but its the truth

          • PlayerHaters

            I know he’ll never be the GOAT. Go tell that to “Old Souldier” he’s the one who insists on giving Kobe that title

          • ghost

            It’s very hard to put Kobe even in top 10, this all GOAT considerations come from completely delusional people. Bryant fans are the most ignorant fans ever.

          • vdogg

            GOAT is a stretch, but most pundits have kobe firmly inside the top 10 players ever.

          • ghost

            There are no pundits in goat rankings. Most people who can reasonably argue don’t put Kobe in top 10 already.

          • vdogg

            that’s just simply not true.

          • Kishan

            im a Kobe fan, but Kobe Maybe a top 10…
            I’m my opinion u can never compares players from different era’s just doesnt work.

            Top 10 lest can always change depending what ur talking bout coz GOAT is the Title page and theres lot of sub headings …. e.g. ethics + Rings , Points + rings , Stats etc

          • ghost

            There is no gold measure, but you can by what they achieve, and how they dominate in their era.

          • Kishan

            well then Kobe did Dominate through 2000-2010
            individually and with shaq and help of Pau

            Kobe was more of a individual figure in the mid 2000s

          • ghost

            Kobe didn’t dominate more than at least few other players in this decade. There were players only in last 15 years who were individually more valuable, don’t touch whole history.

          • Kishan

            well we can say Kobe and Duncan are equal in this decade….. 10 rings in 14 years….

            Kobe in more particular in what he was able to achieve
            as some players say he was unguardable

          • ghost

            What some players say means nothing here. Bryant achieved a lot because of circumstances, but as individual he wasn’t better than 5-10 other players.

          • vdogg

            so what some other players say means nothing… but what YOU say means everything? please. you don’t think kobe’s top 10 ever? fine, your opinion, but many NBA owners, coaches, players, pundits, GMs, etc. — people who have made their living off the NBA game — would disagree with you. something tells me they know more about the sport than you do!

          • ghost

            Same players, gms who are doing countless mistakes throughout their assessment players value all the time?
            Something tells me that you have no argument for your opinion so you must refer to idiotic statement that “someone famous said it so it must be true”. I don’t care who and what says, but what are their arguments, in which analysis or facts like stats they rely their opinion. Players, gms don’t put any reasonable arguments, they say popular sayings and nothing more. So try again.

          • vdogg

            you might have a point if one person is saying that kobe is a top ten all-time great. but many have said it. again, it’s your prerogative to disagree. but you’re wrong if you think that your opinion is the prevailing one.

          • ghost

            And much more didn’t say it. So what?
            My opinion is not prevailing on Lakers sites, but overall as I see it is.

          • vdogg

            i’ve been on several basketball sites — not just laker ones — and from what i’ve gathered, your opinion is in the minority. oh, and btw.. there is a HUGE difference between prognosticating how a high school/college talent is going to translate into the pro game and sizing up how the career of a perennial all-star stacks up against the backdrop of NBA history. therefore, your argument that the GMs and owners who think highly of kobe also ‘miss’ on prospects is an ‘apples to oranges’ comparison.

          • ghost

            But what you mean ‘your opinion’? i’ve read hundreds all-time discussions on many sites and the more time comes from his higest popularity time, the more people put him lower. With all sure he was never and won’t be ever top 5, top 10 is debatable, but i’ve seen topics where most people didn’t consider him that already.

            About owners It doesn’t change fact that they don’t argue their opinion by any way, only popular sayings and most of them have never said anything about those topics. There are many more reasons why consider what other says is wrong.

          • vdogg

            first of all, you need to learn how to write the english language. your semantics (or lack thereof) are quite confusing. secondly, i’ve seen tons of discussions going the other way, too. your point? i suppose we’ll agree to disagree. oh, and despite what you think, people who have been successful at the highest levels of basketball know more about the game than you or i ever will. have a good night.

          • ghost

            English is not my first language and when i’m tired i do a lot of mistakes. What was clearly bad? I’ll try to learn.
            “people who have been successful at the highest levels of basketball know more about the game than you or i ever will.”
            You are right, but you mistakenly assume that it means they have some unusuall criteria to evaluate the players. But they don’t, they use the same arguments as fans – rings, popularity, interesting style etc.

          • vdogg

            your hoops knowledge is as least as poor as your grasp of the english language..

          • ghost

            As I thought you have no arguments in discuss. I’m wasting my time.

          • vdogg

            lol. i’ve proven you wrong already. there IS nothing more to discuss. off you go.

          • ghost

            lol, you’ve proven nothing, for most things in my posts you didn’t answer even. You put tragic argument “few gms said that” and that’s all rofl. You’re right there is nothing more to discuss.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            If rings and MVP awards are the measuring stick, no one can be compared to Bill Russell. It’ll take a lot more than 2 rings, 2 finals mvps and 1 regular season mvp to catch that guy.

            There is no GOAT.

          • Kishan

            Jordan is the Goat lets just end it there.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Was he better than Oscar? Better than Wilt? Better than Dr J? Better than The Logo? Better than Russell? How do you decide that he is better than all of those guys and many more who he never played against? Did you see them play? It can’t just end there at Jordan because there is no way to definitively call him the GOAT.

            There is no GOAT.

          • Old Souldier

            Who cares bout the scoring title? Well apparently EVERYBODY that points to the accolades and feels that MJ is the greatest. That’s why I brought it up, smart guy. “IF Shaq wasn’t there”? Finish your argument. “If” you remove Shaq, who’s Kobe’s sidekick, then. Tim Duncan, KG, C-Webb, T-MAC. Kobe would’ve kicked A$$, with any of them!

            And I bet you had never even heard of Pau Gasol, before Kobe trained him on how to be a champion. EVERYBODY needs help, in order to win a championship.

    • Spade

      I wouldn’t put Kobe ahead of Jordan based on that alone. He’s still has a long way to go. It might be impossible at this point.

      • Old Souldier

        I get it. I’m in the minority. But Kobe’s not afraid to challenge the “impossible”. That’s what makes him so great.

        • Kishan

          if MJ was in Kobe shoes he’d be doing the same…..
          MJ>KB

          • Old Souldier

            Oh snap! You went mathematical on me?! MJ is the original. Kobe Bryant is the “Remix…BABY”! (Jalen Rose voice). And I like remixes. MJ WISHES he was in Kobe’s shoes! Have you seen the new Nike Kobe 10?! OMG!

  • Troy De’Jzohn Mangram

    9, 12, 16, 25, 25
    7, 15, 19, 22, 28 (2 rings)
    Guess who’s Kobe and who’s Harden…..

    • Chris

      The one with the ring must be Harden, because he is better than Kobe. Oh wait, that’s right Harden doesn’t have a ring… Oops, I forgot.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      You want to tell us what those numbers are?

  • SAMMY

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    DON’T FEED THE TROLL THEY TEND TO GO FAR AWAY WHEN IGNORED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Chris

      Because it’s fun…. Lowering his self-esteem… if he has any left…..

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    • The Neptunes

      ALSO, START FLAGGING ZACH AND CLIPPERSRUNLA COMMENTS

    • LAK3R4LIF3

      they don’t…..they come back for more!!!!

  • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

    I thought Harden was trolling, but he sounds serious. He’s dumber than I thought.

  • Chris

    I guess Zach got hurt enough. Probably went to tell his mom about this, then SHE probably slapped him for such a stupid comment!!!!

  • Spade

    Kobe is 36 and will play like he’s 36.

    • Danny

      Zack

      • Spade

        Why compare me to him? I never said Kobe playing his age was a bad thing, but if you want to keep digging please do so. I know anything perceived as a shot against your lord and savior Kobe gets your panties in a bunch.

  • comrade24

    Kobe shines in the playoffs while Harden disappears

  • Embarrassed

    Do you know the difference between “your” and “you’re”? Do you know stalker is not spelled “stocker”? I am really concerned about the future of this country when I read these posts. Please focus on getting an education. You should be embarrassed that a 5 year old from a foreign country has a better understanding of the English language in comparison to you, who only knows one language, English. Get a grip and make yourself better. Geez.

  • Sniffy

    if he tries to play like 20-year-old kobe consistently his body is gonna break. im sure he can do it in bursts, but gotta be smart

  • Lee StanZ

    I live in LA but grew up in Houston. Laker fans are great, only thing is they don’t think that other fans can be great too. I’m a Rocket fan and a basketball fan so stop hating lakers. Dwight didn’t like the lakers and THAT’S IT. People do leave LA or don’t want to play here. Once Kobe is gone, I can’t see anyone wanting to play for Jim. Byron was a good choice in coaching but past that, Jim has tore the team up and Jerry West is not coming back to save him.

    • LakersLifer

      With all due respect, EVERYBODY who has an opportunity without hold backs like family etc, would love to come to LAKER LAND!

      You pretty much have to be a fool not to seriously consider coming to/staying in LA.

      Take this years draft choices, the majority of the best picks admitted they wanted to be a Laker! The next generation majority were wishing they would end up in LA. That says it all.

  • Zaman

    People must forgot that Kobe had a broken hand his first year.

  • CORKY CARROLL

    At least we have the comments comedy section to keep us amused during these dog days off offseason.

  • Robert Knowles

    zach is a clown!!!!

  • Jay Brodes

    man i hope james harden is on the money with this…nothing would make me happy ..vino…final curtain call!

  • Dgatlin2

    He also said he believes he is the best NBA player in the league…

  • kb24

    KOBE said he wont be the same(to pundits who calls him a ballhog but calls kd and melo pure scorers) meaning he will PASS THE BALL MORE AND BETTER THAN EVER….i wont be shocked if kobe ave. 6-8ast per game while shooting 25-27pts

  • Kishan

    20 yr old kobe averaged 19.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.8apg…… he could be referring to that

  • comrade24

    I sure hope Harden was referring to 20 year old Kobe’s scoring average (19.9ppg) if so I would say it’s a fairly accurate statement. Surely he’s not expecting Afro Kobe to step on the court with some NBA Jam dunks.

  • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

    Kobe has a career playoffs PER of 22.4. 15 is average. He doesn’t suck.

  • Kishan

    and Clippers will never have a championship Banner in Staples soooo little child TAH TAH

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    You saw that? Thought you’re a Clipper fan….who thinks clippers run la…..lol

  • Kishan

    we offered 3 people in FA
    Carmelo (went for more money) , Lebron( went home) , Pau is the only one that had more money here and rejected.

    Thomas we didn’t go for
    Love we didn’t have enough trade assets to offer – u should knw if ur a REAL basketball fan

    and why is Kaman in ur list HES SHIT

    Lakers wanted Carmelo, Lebron in FA if they didn’t they wanted to cap flexibility

    so get ur 6yr old basketball knowledge out of here cozz ur mums calling u… its bed time
    stupid Clipper fan

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    Actually, LAL couldn’t , shouldn’t , wouldn’t recruit anybody. They did made a “super special movie” for Carmelo and everybody else but nobody wants to come to LA…why? Simple they don’t think they can play with Kobe.

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA

    Lakers got nobody in free agency. Bottom line

    Lakers offered Melo a max deal but he chose Phil Jackson and NYK over Bryant and Lakers.

    U got Linsanity, lol

    How is Roscoe Smith doing??

  • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

    I’m trying so hard to educate you on basketball, but you just can’t wrap your head around basketball being more than jumping on the Clipper bandwagon.

    You’re just spouting lies now. Kobe’s career PPG is 25.5 in the regular season and 25.6 in the playoffs. If he had played in the playoffs in 2005 and 2013, his playoff average would have been higher.

  • Old Souldier

    They SURE were 2-4. And in that second win, he led his troops to victory, while playing the entire second half, with a hyperextended left knee. YES, that is “AWESOME”! LOL

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    How can you be a clipper fan…..when you have all the time to watch the lakers game……..just stay in your room & play with your little weenie!

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    “Agree wit you on the 100″….Learn ENGLISH, dumbass!!

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    Clippers got everybody in free agency…..some wanna be’s,

    Bottom line Lakers offered Melo the max deal but decided to stay in NYK…..he doesn’t want to play supporting role to Kobe.

    We got Linsanity, for obvious reasons…..fanbase.

    Roscoe?…..he’s still in Roscoe Blvd……LOL

  • Kishan

    ummm actually he chose the money is well….
    Cant wait till Chris Paul, Blake Griffin Leave in FA coz Clippers can’t win lol.

    well if u actually follow Basketball lakers got 11 other players
    oh whoops i forgot ur still a child a child that needs a bedtime story before going to bed

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    LOL! wow, you must be a GM & you figured it out….you little weenie!

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    GTFO & STFO…..

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    Noticed how many LAL games you watched….thank you….weenie!

  • Zach has Cryptorchidism

    Great! At least Zach will have a sidekick. Go Zackman and Ruin! Arrest Kobe and put him in jail! The whole LN is waiting…..

  • vdogg

    actually, it’s easy to say. you really don’t know much about the league, do ya?

  • Kishan

    127million > 97million

    if went on the base of better team then why no Bulls aye???
    im not saying everyone wants to come lakers I’m talking bout Melo and players u pointed out….

  • Old Souldier

    Resilience is playing through pain, NOT being indestructible and immune from serious injuries. Gary Vitti, the Lakers’ physical therapist, every NBA player, and ESPN, praises Kobe’s “resilience” and toughness, enough! I don’t have to. Thanks for replying, but hating is bad for your blood pressure. #mamba #vino

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