Kobe Bryant On Michael Jordan Comparisons: ‘My 37 Isn’t MJ’s 37’
Kobe Bryant On Michael Jordan Comparisons: ‘my 37 Isn’t Mj’s 37’

As Kobe Bryant enters his 20th season with the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 37, the constant comparisons to the legendary Michael Jordan have continued.

Jordan, of course, returned to the NBA at the age of 38 with the Washington Wizards, but was far from his prime self.

Bryant, however, doesn’t believe the Jordan comparisons are valid as he told Sam Amick of USA Today that their experiences were not the same:

My 37 (years old) isn’t MJ’s 37 (when he returned after taking two seasons off to play for the Washington Wizards), you know what I mean? Nor is it the same team or the same system that he was playing in. It’s much, much different. There’s really no barometer, no (precedent) for training physically, for recovery. It’s unchartered territory.”

Kobe does make a good point in that he and Jordan, though similar in age, had gone through different obstacles in their respective careers. The major difference between the two is that Jordan had retired on two separate occasions, sitting more than four seasons whereas Kobe has played continuously throughout. Kobe also started his career at 18 while Jordan went to college and was 21 years old when he entered the league.

One thing that Lakers fans hope will be similar between the two is the production. In his first season with the Wizards, Jordan averaged 22.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.2 assists. If Kobe can put up those numbers this season, and stay healthy, it will be a great accomplishment for him, and the Lakers will surely be better for it.

Go Kobe.

  1. sounds like you’re the one trolling. hey did u see bryant clank that shot off the side of the backboard vs the jazz? nice shooting touch, lol

    1. Kobe’s place in basketball history is already set. He’s top 5-10 all time and has absolutely nothing left to prove in this game. It doesn’t matter if he shoots 10 airballs every game from here on out. Nobody who ever played on the Clippers could even carry his jock.

  2. WHO SAID RANDLE AND HIBBERT WEREN’T GOING TO BE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER IN THE PAINT.

    NOW WHAT!

    1. ikr! there a bit of a tandem! there both big and goofy but together there menacing and clean up each others mistakes..julius with put backs and hibbert with help d on defense

  • GO KOBE!

    FFFF THE HATERS,
    especially the Kobe obsessed, attention whore troll’s like:

    brian
    clipped RUIN LA
    johnny

    1. WHO SAID RANDLE AND HIBBERT WEREN’T GOING TO BE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER IN THE PAINT.

      NOW WHAT!

      1. ikr! there a bit of a tandem! there both big and goofy but together there menacing and clean up each others mistakes..julius with put backs and hibbert with help d on defense

  • Yep, Kobe’s got more mileage on his tires at age 37 than MJ had. Anyway, whatever the Lakers record is the year, the games will be a lot more watchable than last season. That curse Nash is gone so we’ll have a healthier season than the past 3.

    1. His curse lives on because they gave up 3 years worth of first round draft picks to get him. They need to develop the young talent they have instead of benching them for the veterans.

  • Yep, Kobe’s got more mileage on his tires at age 37 than MJ had. Anyway, whatever the Lakers record is the year, the games will be a lot more watchable than last season. That curse Nash is gone so we’ll have a healthier season than the past 3.

    1. His curse lives on because they gave up 3 years worth of first round draft picks to get him. They need to develop the young talent they have instead of benching them for the veterans.

        1. come on, dude. he knows he’s past his prime. he wouldn’t be limiting his minutes and admitting he can’t do what he used to… please stop.

          1. he looked good the other night guarding a younger hayward he still got it

        1. come on, dude. he knows he’s past his prime. he wouldn’t be limiting his minutes and admitting he can’t do what he used to… please stop.

          1. he looked good the other night guarding a younger hayward he still got it

          2. He looked ok. Definitely not as well as he would’ve looked 7 or 8 yrs ago. That was his prime.

  • Can someone please tell Scott not to turn a 37 year old Kobe to play like Ray Allen and stand in the corner and shoot 3’s. He can still play in the post or get him open on the curl for midrange jumpers where he is GOOD at.

  • Can someone please tell Scott not to turn a 37 year old Kobe to play like Ray Allen and stand in the corner and shoot 3’s. He can still play in the post or get him open on the curl for midrange jumpers where he is GOOD at.

  • Two of the Greatest…..Kobe is a Gym Rat and do not Smoke Cigars……On the other hand MJ did not have the injuries Kobe had…..Kobe’s Work Ethics is the deciding factor between the two…..”All Eyez On Me.”

    1. Let’s not forget that Kobe was 18 when he joined the league while Jordan was 21. MJ took a few years off at times (personal). MJ did smoke cigars at times too lol. IMO, tho MJ’s training should not be questioned he likely trained smarter as he aged.

      Kobe coming to the league at 18 accrued more miles at a younger age to which today we observe father-time’s outcome when comparing the Kobe of the past to today’s THO much much wiser.

  • Two of the Greatest…..Kobe is a Gym Rat and do not Smoke Cigars……On the other hand MJ did not have the injuries Kobe had…..Kobe’s Work Ethics is the deciding factor between the two…..”All Eyez On Me.”

    1. Let’s not forget that Kobe was 18 when he joined the league while Jordan was 21. MJ took a few years off at times (personal) and smoked cigars at times too lol. IMO, tho MJ’s training should not be questioned he likely trained smarter as he aged (not all out/extremely rigorous IMO).

      Kobe coming to the league at 18 accrued more miles at a younger age to which today we observe father-time’s outcome when comparing the Kobe of the past to today’s THO the most important thing now is that Kobe’s much wiser which benefits the Lakers youth movement.

  • One thing that’s glaringly obvious is this team’s lack of an athletic small forward. Every team needs like two or three of those. Granted it’s preseason and Kobe wasn’t going full speed, I saw Gordon Hayward eat his lunch a couple times.

    Assuming he makes the team, I still trust Metta to guard those power SF’s or smaller PF’s (Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Jabari Parker, Paul Pierce, etc) but we don’t have a guy to cover those rangy athletic forwards (Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Durant)

    Anthony Brown isn’t ready (even if he was, he’s not athletic enough), Larry Nance won’t be able to move his feet like that, and while Clarkson is athletic he’s just too small for those types of players

  • One thing that’s glaringly obvious is this team’s lack of an athletic small forward. Every team needs like two or three of those. Granted it’s preseason and Kobe wasn’t going full speed, I saw Gordon Hayward eat his lunch a couple times.

    Assuming he makes the team, I still trust Metta to guard those power SF’s or smaller PF’s (Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Jabari Parker, Paul Pierce, etc) but we don’t have a guy to cover those rangy athletic forwards (Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Durant)

    Anthony Brown isn’t ready (even if he was, he’s not athletic enough), Larry Nance won’t be able to move his feet like that, and while Clarkson is athletic he’s just too small for those types of players

  • the pen goes up and down the table. I scratch the table and all it does is make a noise. it’s weird tho and someone comes up to me and asks could i borrow your pen and i was like nah get your own. it was amazing and cool i love it

  • the pen goes up and down the table. I scratch the table and all it does is make a noise. it’s weird tho and someone comes up to me and asks could i borrow your pen and i was like nah get your own. it was amazing and cool i love it

  • Ok so like i was eating right and this girl comes up to me and asked what you’re eating and I’m like ice cream and she’s like cool but then after she asked for my number and she said hmu and i was like cool i will tonight and stuff and then she made out with her bf from afar and i was like in my head ill still hit u up girl

  • Ok so like i was eating right and this girl comes up to me and asked what you’re eating and I’m like ice cream and she’s like cool but then after she asked for my number and she said hmu and i was like cool i will tonight and stuff and then she made out with her bf from afar and i was like in my head ill still hit u up girl

  • ok so i was listening to music and i was like mmmmm should i listen to music or go outside and i was like nah ill go to bed and it was an amazing experience

  • ok so i was listening to music and i was like mmmmm should i listen to music or go outside and i was like nah ill go to bed and it was an amazing experience

  • MJ was 39 going on 40 when he played with the Wizards. There’s no comparison to be made here. MJ had 3 years of retirements rust to shake off.

    All of that said, Kobe is much older even tho he’s younger. The miles and injuries. I tried to tell folks in 2013, after the Achilles injury Kobe’s new challenge would be health maintenance. Of course I was scoffed at.

  • MJ was 39 going on 40 when he played with the Wizards. There’s no comparison to be made here. MJ had 3 years of retirements rust to shake off.

    All of that said, Kobe is much older even tho he’s younger. The miles and injuries. I tried to tell folks in 2013, after the Achilles injury Kobe’s new challenge would be health maintenance. Of course I was scoffed at.

  • MJ is a monster – hands down the G.O.A.T. Imagine if he didn’t retire. He could easily beat Kareem all time scoring records and become the first person to hit 40,000 points.

    1. Nobody cares what someone COULD’VE done. Bottom line is he didn’t. Kareem is #1 scorer all time. Has 6 rings like MJ and has 3 college titles to MJ’s 1, and at that time, Worthy was the best player on that ’82 North Carolina squad so I wouldn’t say “hands down” lol.

        1. There is no GOAT. You win as many titles as you can for your fans and that’s it. If there is a conversation about it, Kareem has just as great an argument for it as Jordan.

    2. NO WAY IN HELL COULD JORDAN BEAT KAREEMS SCORING RECORD, EVER!

      KAREEM >>> JORDAN!

      KAREEM = GREATEST OF ALL TIME!

      1. Plus the fact that playing in the West coast is much more difficult than playing in the East coast, the only reason the east won any titles was because whoever they played against was already tired out from the wes coast challenge’s because they are playing knock down drag out on the west coast, while the east coast winner generally coasted through their challenge’s, thus they were the fresher at the right time, just plain fact. !!!!

  • MJ is a monster – hands down the G.O.A.T. Imagine if he didn’t retire. He could easily beat Kareem all time scoring records and become the first person to hit 40,000 points.

    1. Nobody cares what someone COULD’VE done. Bottom line is he didn’t. Kareem is #1 scorer all time. Has 6 rings like MJ and has 3 college titles to MJ’s 1, and at that time, Worthy was the best player on that ’82 North Carolina squad so I wouldn’t say “hands down” lol.

        1. There is no GOAT. You win as many titles as you can for your fans and that’s it. If there is a conversation about it, Kareem has just as great an argument for it as Jordan.

    2. NO WAY IN HELL COULD JORDAN BEAT KAREEMS SCORING RECORD, EVER!

      KAREEM >>> JORDAN!

      KAREEM = GREATEST OF ALL TIME!

      1. Plus the fact that playing in the West coast is much more difficult than playing in the East coast, the only reason the east won any titles was because whoever they played against was already tired out from the wes coast challenge’s because they are playing knock down drag out on the west coast, while the east coast winner generally coasted through their challenge’s, thus they were the fresher at the right time, just plain fact. !!!!

  • As a Laker and Kobe fan I have noticed something in this site. People have a lot of love for Kobe and what he has done for this team over the years. What I don’t get is why you all don’t defend him in the yahoo sports boards in the same way. He gets viciously verbally attacked in every article written about him in there. And not many seem to defend him. I’m talking EVERY article about him in those boards. If Kobe fans would actually defend him in yahoo like they do in here, maybe there wouldn’t be so much blind trolling hatred in there. I go in yahoo and I come in here. Yahoo has a ridiculous amount of trolling commenters attacking Bryant. I’m a Kobe fan, and while he’s not perfect, he doesn’t deserve the vicious attacks that permeate yahoo sports! The Kobe trolls have a field day in there!!!!!

    1. If we argued with Kobe haters all day we’d have no time to do anything else. I think most of us are here to avoid all that as we are all Lakers fans. Yahoo is a well known racist troll site anyway so I’m not shocked they hate Kobe.

    2. With greatness, comes an equal amount of haters. Those aren’t hard core basketball fans first of all. Those are mostly the casual fans that know who Kobe is but might not know who John Wall or Kyle Lowry is. All they know is for whatever reason, they’re not supposed to like or respect Kobe Bryant. It’s ok not to like a guy but someone who disrespects what he’s done in this sport is not a real basketball fan. These are just punks who would be on his jock if they got to spend 5 minutes talking to the guy.

      1. BBQ,
        I disagree. I think most of Kobes supporters are to young to remember some of the lousy things he used to say and do to other players. He was very foolish and araguant to most of us old time fans. I’ll admit will never forgive him for throwing Shaq and Malone under the bus with their wives.

        1. problem is that they can’t see what an arrogant, greedy and just bad basketball player that Kobe has become today. So being to young to know is no excuse.

      2. Those are not fans they are sheep that are herded by the haters and media into following in their hateful ways.

        Those casual fans can’t think for themselves.

    3. Don’t think Kobe gives a sht, in the end he’s helping them put food on their table with all the clicks they get as a result. Kobe likely has the biggest fan-base out of all the players. Ex. Kobe’s the most popular player in China = 1.3+ billion people. Basketball likely was popularized in China in the mid 1900’s.

      Let’s not forget Kobe’s well known in Europe, Brazil and in other Latin American countries as well as many other Asian countries too. Kobe’s love of world football helps him to cross over to the world’s most popular games fan-base. Kobe has made many overseas commercials which helps to advertise the NBA’s brand too.

      IMO, Kobe’s fan-base may be in the hundredths of millions. Kobe’s fanbase shows up when he’s overseas too. In simpler terms this pic really sums up my way of thinking which Kobe would agree with too. #shitdon’tphasekobe

        1. I just give him credit. Troll idiot. Go to yahoo. The home of the troll family. Get the hell out of here!!

    4. Kobe is just extremely overrated, and because his fanboys led to this and created the picture of god he’s so often attaked now. He was great player, but there were always better players, and his fanboys still try to put him in the same tier and greatest of all time what is joke

  • As a Laker and Kobe fan I have noticed something in this site. People have a lot of love for Kobe and what he has done for this team over the years. What I don’t get is why you all don’t defend him in the yahoo sports boards in the same way. He gets viciously verbally attacked in every article written about him in there. And not many seem to defend him. I’m talking EVERY article about him in those boards. If Kobe fans would actually defend him in yahoo like they do in here, maybe there wouldn’t be so much blind trolling hatred in there. I go in yahoo and I come in here. Yahoo has a ridiculous amount of trolling commenters attacking Bryant. I’m a Kobe fan, and while he’s not perfect, he doesn’t deserve the vicious attacks that permeate yahoo sports! The Kobe trolls have a field day in there!!!!!

    1. If we argued with Kobe haters all day we’d have no time to do anything else. I think most of us are here to avoid all that as we are all Lakers fans. Yahoo is a well known racist troll site anyway so I’m not shocked they hate Kobe.

    2. With greatness, comes an equal amount of haters. Those aren’t hard core basketball fans first of all. Those are mostly the casual fans that know who Kobe is but might not know who John Wall or Kyle Lowry is. All they know is for whatever reason, they’re not supposed to like or respect Kobe Bryant. It’s ok not to like a guy but someone who disrespects what he’s done in this sport is not a real basketball fan. These are just punks who would be on his jock if they got to spend 5 minutes talking to the guy.

      1. BBQ,
        I disagree. I think most of Kobes supporters are to young to remember some of the lousy things he used to say and do to other players. He was very foolish and araguant to most of us old time fans. I’ll admit will never forgive him for throwing Shaq and Malone under the bus with their wives.

        1. problem is that they can’t see what an arrogant, greedy and just bad basketball player that Kobe has become today. So being to young to know is no excuse.

      2. Those are not fans they are sheep that are herded by the haters and media into following in their hateful ways.

        Those casual fans can’t think for themselves.

    3. Don’t think Kobe gives a sht, in the end he’s helping them put food on their table with all the clicks they get as a result. Kobe likely has the biggest fan-base out of all the players. Ex. Kobe’s the most popular player in China = 1.3+ billion people. Basketball likely was popularized in China in the mid 1900’s.

      Let’s not forget Kobe’s well known in Europe, Brazil and in other Latin American countries as well as many other Asian countries. Kobe’s love of world football helps him to cross over to the world’s most popular game’s fan-base. Kobe’s made many overseas commercials which also helps to advertise the NBA’s brand.

      IMO, Kobe’s fan-base may be in the hundredths of millions. They also show up when he’s overseas. In simpler terms this pic really sums up my way of thinking which Kobe would agree with too. #shitdon’tphasekobe

    4. Kobe is just extremely overrated, and because his fanboys led to this and created the picture of god he’s so often attaked now. He was great player, but there were always better players, and his fanboys still try to put him in the same tier and greatest of all time what is joke

  • Okafor having a great preseason opener. 6-8FG for 12 pts in 1st Half. Lakers are stuck with #Russell. LOL

    1. Okafor has 12 points. And Philly is getting beat by almost 30. I am a fan of Okafor, but I just wanted to refute your ill advised, stupid comment!

      1. 6-10 FG, 12 pts, 2 blocks in 17 minutes. Nice showing. The Lakers screwed up by passing on Okafor.

      1. yup on 6-10 FG with 2 blocks in 17 minutes. Compare that to #Russell who shot 2-8 with 3 turnovers, 2 assists. And Stanley Johnson put up 26 pts on 8-17 FG in 33 minutes. basically every rookie including Mudiay looks polished except for the little undersized, too slow #scrub named #Russell. 😉

        1. Three turnovers for okafor, too. And how is Russell undersized? Lol. Goes to show you how little you know about hoops.

        2. Bitch he had 3 assist 5 pts and 2 turnovers hoe! U talking shit but y’all got smacked by the raptors the same night by 20 bitch die! You were a Lakers fan 4 years ago!

    2. You don’t have to report Okafor’s numbers to us idiot. We’re definitely gonna be paying attention to him. You don’t have to worry about that.

    3. Lakers got rolled when they passed on him. Everyone, I mean everyone, was scratching their heads that night.

          1. Most everybody. If you like Russell, that’s great; doesn’t change the fact that no-one was expecting the pick.

          2. “No one was expecting the pick” is not a fact. Btw, what team are you a fan of?

          3. He’s a Lin fan. Don’t say anything negative about Lin or the poor idiot will cry.

            Lol.

          4. I’m not a fan of any team right now. It’s hard to believe but I was a Lakers fan for many years. I’m not a Clippers fan or a Lin fan, although ppl want to assume that. My main beef with Kobe is his support for gays in the NBA. he was the first to “congratulate” Collins when he outed himself. But the arrogance and greed that has taken hold of Kobe is also why I don’t like him anymore.

          5. Ok, we get it. What’s the point of coming here daily and saying the same thing? Especially if you’re not a lakers fan?

          6. The fans need to hear it. Since they are so blind with fandom they need a dose of reality.

          7. It’s the same thing over and over. You’re beating a dead horse. leave already, it’s played out.

          8. Season hasn’t even started, hasn’t even begun to play out. Some are optimistic, some pessimistic, some realistic. I’m just one of those three. But, if there is a dead horse it’s Kobe and the L.A. Lakers. We shall see.

          9. You’re NOT pessimistic? lol. Why don’t you go to a site of a team you’re a fan of? Just a suggestion.

          10. I am a fan, just not obsessed like a lot fans. I can be highly critical, or call it like it is if I choose to. The alternative is to be delusional like many on here. I can think whatever I want, and this is a free forum. If you don’t like it, go somewhere else yourself. I’m not going anywhere.

          11. the lakers are like any team — they have their share of delusional fans. There are also realistic fans. It just seems like a sad life you lead to spend it on here constantly spewing negativity… Why not try a Celtics site? They must have some fans in need of that ‘dose of reality’ you seem to think you’re providing.

          12. now you aren’t being very honest as I know you could care less so it’s not “sad” like you say. You are just offended is all. Why you are so sensitive is beyond me. These guys are millionaire prima donnas. They don’t need your sympathy. If they suck, just laugh at them.

          13. you’re wrong, brian (yes, again). i’m not offended in the least. my reaction towards people who do what you do vacillates between laughter and pity. btw, the term you’re looking for is “couldn’t care less”. and yes, sports stars are millionaires.. that isn’t news. i just don’t know why you continue your idiocy. for instance, i hate country music. can’t stand it. but i don’t spend my time calling country radio stations and bitching at them or visiting country music websites and ripping on people who share a different opinion. i just turn the dial. i suggest you do the same.

  • Okafor has 12 points. And Philly is getting beat by almost 30. I am a fan of Okafor, but I just wanted to refute your ill advised, stupid comment!

    1. 6-10 FG, 12 pts, 2 blocks in 17 minutes. Nice showing. The Lakers screwed up by passing on Okafor.

    1. yup on 6-10 FG with 2 blocks in 17 minutes. Compare that to #Russell who shot 2-8 with 3 turnovers, 2 assists. And Stanley Johnson put up 26 pts on 8-17 FG in 33 minutes. basically every rookie including Mudiay looks polished except for the little undersized, too slow #scrub named #Russell. 😉

      1. Three turnovers for okafor, too. And how is Russell undersized? He’s 6’5!!! Lol. Goes to show you how little you know about hoops.

      2. Bitch he had 3 assist 5 pts and 2 turnovers hoe! U talking shit but y’all got smacked by the raptors the same night by 20 bitch die! You were a Lakers fan 4 years ago!

  • mj 61points kobe 81 points in a game mj can’t even get any of top players to play for him his ego he will never win a ring as owner

  • mj 61points kobe 81 points in a game mj can’t even get any of top players to play for him his ego he will never win a ring as owner

  • I have to give Kobe credit here. At least he didn’t quit on his teammates, coaches and fans like Jordan did to many times. Thou he did demand a trade that cost us Shaq. And ratted out half the team numerous times.
    As a coach, I’d rather try to win without either of their egos.

    1. But you wouldn’t win without them and their egos. Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad if it’s producing championships. You’re welcome.

    2. The thing about Bryant is, at the end of his career he looks awful. He can’t even be considered a top ten guard right now, yet he has one of the highest salaries if not the highest in the NBA.

      1. Kobe Kobe Kobe….Kobe on your mind much???

        Hahaha sounds like you wish you were him.

        That’s the definition of a hater.

  • I have to give Kobe credit here. At least he didn’t quit on his teammates, coaches and fans like Jordan did to many times. Thou he did demand a trade that cost us Shaq. And ratted out half the team numerous times.
    As a coach, I’d rather try to win without either of their egos.

    1. But you wouldn’t win without them and their egos. Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad if it’s producing championships. You’re welcome.

    2. The thing about Bryant is, at the end of his career he looks awful. He can’t even be considered a top ten guard right now, yet he has one of the highest salaries if not the highest in the NBA.

      1. Kobe Kobe Kobe….Kobe on your mind much???

        Hahaha sounds like you wish you were him.

        That’s the definition of a hater.

  • Kobe’s place in basketball history is already set. He’s top 5-10 all time and has absolutely nothing left to prove in this game. It doesn’t matter if he shoots 10 airballs every game from here on out. Nobody who ever played on the Clippers could even carry his jock.

  • You don’t have to report Okafor’s numbers to us idiot. We’re definitely gonna be paying attention to him. You don’t have to worry about that.

      1. brought the Lakers down when he said the words, “I’m not taking a pay-cut”. That’s all there is to it.

    1. Ouch im sure you heart Kobes feelings.

      HAHAHA.

      Like he gives a damn about a socially inept hater like you.

      HAHAHA.

      1. apparently you do. You must be real sensitive or something. I picture you are a girl whose about 15?

  • Lakers got rolled when they passed on him. Everyone, I mean everyone, was scratching their heads that night.

          1. Most everybody. If you like Russell, that’s great; doesn’t change the fact that no-one was expecting the pick.

          2. “No one was expecting the pick” is not a fact. weeks before draft night, sheridan hoops was reporting that the lakers were leaning toward russell… and sheridan knew that lebron was going back to cleveland before anyone else did. Btw, what team are you a fan of?

          3. He’s a Lin fan. Don’t say anything negative about Lin or the poor idiot will cry.

            Lol.

          4. I’m not a fan of any team right now. It’s hard to believe but I was a Lakers fan for many years. I’m not a Clippers fan or a Lin fan, although ppl want to assume that. My main beef with Kobe is his support for gays in the NBA. he was the first to “congratulate” Collins when he outed himself. But the arrogance and greed that has taken hold of Kobe is also why I don’t like him anymore.

          5. Ok, we get it. What’s the point of coming here daily and saying the same thing? Especially if you’re not a lakers fan?

          6. The fans need to hear it. Since they are so blind with fandom they need a dose of reality.

          7. It’s the same thing over and over. You’re beating a dead horse. leave already, it’s played out.

          8. Season hasn’t even started, hasn’t even begun to play out. Some are optimistic, some pessimistic, some realistic. I’m just one of those three. But, if there is a dead horse it’s Kobe and the L.A. Lakers. We shall see.

          9. You’re NOT pessimistic? lol. Why don’t you go to a site of a team you’re a fan of? Just a suggestion.

          10. I am a fan, just not obsessed like a lot fans. I can be highly critical, or call it like it is if I choose to. The alternative is to be delusional like many on here. I can think whatever I want, and this is a free forum. If you don’t like it, go somewhere else yourself. I’m not going anywhere.

          11. the lakers are like any team — they have their share of delusional fans. There are also realistic fans. It just seems like a sad life you lead to spend it on here constantly spewing negativity… Why not try a Celtics site? They must have some fans in need of that ‘dose of reality’ you seem to think you’re providing.

          12. now you aren’t being very honest as I know you could care less so it’s not “sad” like you say. You are just offended is all. Why you are so sensitive is beyond me. These guys are millionaire prima donnas. They don’t need your sympathy. If they suck, just laugh at them.

          13. you’re wrong, brian (yes, again). i’m not offended in the least. my reaction towards people who do what you do vacillates between laughter and pity. btw, the term you’re looking for is “couldn’t care less”. and yes, sports stars are millionaires.. that isn’t news. i just don’t know why you continue your idiocy. for instance, i hate country music. can’t stand it. but i don’t spend my time calling country radio stations and bitching at them or visiting country music websites and ripping on people who share a different opinion. i just turn the dial. i suggest you do the same.

    1. brought the Lakers down when he said the words, “I’m not taking a pay-cut”. That’s all there is to it.

  • I just give him credit. Troll idiot. Go to yahoo. The home of the troll family. Get the hell out of here!!

  • Im sure you hurt Kobes feelings….NOT!

    HAHAHA.

    Like he gives a damn about a socially inept hater like you.

    HAHAHA.

    1. apparently you do. You must be real sensitive or something. I picture you are a girl whose about 15?

    1. Yea i like stanley and justice Winslow wtf were mitch thinking as far as Stanley his defense and offense

    1. Yea i like stanley and justice Winslow wtf were mitch thinking as far as Stanley his defense and offense

  • Welp! Y’all. .. I’m a die hard Lakers fan, and i wanna see the guys do well but Russell is a delicate little puppy playing with pitbulls! I saw this injury coming

  • Welp! Y’all. .. I’m a die hard Lakers fan, and i wanna see the guys do well but Russell is a delicate little puppy playing with pitbulls! I saw this injury coming

  • I see the Lakers are tired it is the legs because they’re all running slow, Clarkson is very quick and he’s not even getting back

  • I see the Lakers are tired it is the legs because they’re all running slow, Clarkson is very quick and he’s not even getting back

    1. Word. He still plays with a lot of passion. If he makes the team he’s going to piss off a lot of players we play against, cough couch James Harden

    1. Word. He still plays with a lot of passion. If he makes the team he’s going to piss off a lot of players we play against, cough couch James Harden

  • kobes right, he is nothing like MJ not even close, MJ is the GOAT, kobe is just a has been who might be a top 50 player of all time.

  • kobes right, he is nothing like MJ not even close, MJ is the GOAT, kobe is just a has been who might be a top 50 player of all time.

  • This is going to be a long, painful season the Lake Tank Dynasty. What we’ve come to expect from such a mediocre franchise.

  • Oohh the jazz throwin our dick in the dirt! & i see it’s from being worn down in practice we don’t have any energy no defense no legs no chemistry! Embarrassing, sorry Hawaii fans maybe catch us 8 years from now! We owe u one!!!

  • Oohh the jazz throwin our dick in the dirt! & i see it’s from being worn down in practice we don’t have any energy no defense no legs no chemistry! Embarrassing, sorry Hawaii fans maybe catch us 8 years from now! We owe u one!!!

  • Lol fucking Ryan Kelly doesn’t even know how to play basketball, the clock still had 5 seconds on it, what an amateur.

  • Lol fucking Ryan Kelly doesn’t even know how to play basketball, the clock still had 5 seconds on it, what an amateur.

  • Byron Scott sure knows how to tank!
    He would put that lineup in without swaggy p knowing were losing fuck the bullshit Scott Hawaii came to see a lakeshow!

  • Byron Scott sure knows how to tank!
    He would put that lineup in without swaggy p knowing were losing fuck the bullshit Scott Hawaii came to see a lakeshow!

  • Lakers system sorry AF it doesn’t suit our core were not built for this old ass shit we have a good team y’all but this style will not put us in position, mark Jackson is the perfect coach for this team. With dantoni assisting and Tyron lue

  • Why the fuck swaggy or lou out there with kobe and Clarkson fuck the bullshit Scott Win The Game dummy.

  • Why the fuck swaggy or lou out there with kobe and Clarkson fuck the bullshit Scott Win The Game dummy.

  • Swaggy of all scorers on the bench in time of need! Dumbfuck shit man!
    The Lakers can beat the jazz man!
    With the right line ups
    Who in their right mind doesn’t think lou, swaggy, kobe, bass, and hibbert can’t beat the jazz? Or Clarkson lou, swaggy randle & Upshaw

  • Swaggy of all scorers on the bench in time of need! Dumbfuck shit man!
    The Lakers can beat the jazz man!
    With the right line ups
    Who in their right mind doesn’t think lou, swaggy, kobe, bass, and hibbert can’t beat the jazz? Or Clarkson lou, swaggy randle & Upshaw

  • It’s always some type of drama surrounding Russell Lakers fans will never be able to get a good look at him and when we do his ass doesn’t let loose or he’s too passive … preseason patience… no tarik, no swaggy! Byron lied in the pregame interview

  • It’s always some type of drama surrounding Russell Lakers fans will never be able to get a good look at him and when we do his ass doesn’t let loose or he’s too passive … preseason patience… no tarik, no swaggy! Byron lied in the pregame interview

  • If Metta doesn’t make this team I’m personally gonna shoot Byron Scott in the ass! So he never sits down again lol

  • If Metta doesn’t make this team I’m personally gonna shoot Byron Scott in the ass! So he never sits down again lol

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  • I wouldn’t be surprised if Metta worldpeace won this game, Clarkson where you at man! And Byron Scott knows damn well swaggy goes for 30 & 40 against the jazz hell the jazz knows it! They’re happy Byron is dumb

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if Metta worldpeace won this game, Clarkson where you at man! And Byron Scott knows damn well swaggy goes for 30 & 40 against the jazz hell the jazz knows it! They’re happy Byron is dumb

    1. Hibbert and MWP will stand up to anyone for these young kids and I love it. It will build a lot of chemistry.

    1. Hibbert and MWP will stand up to anyone for these young kids and I love it. It will build a lot of chemistry.

  • Fight fight fight, I’m glad we got gangster hibbert he got the young fellas back! Throw Upshaw in with hibbs

  • Fight fight fight, I’m glad we got gangster hibbert he got the young fellas back! Throw Upshaw in with hibbs

          1. Lakers can get the 8th seed if they get a young promising SF like Trevor Ariza back in the day. Maybe Brown or Holmes end up being that player

          1. collective effort. If this team is healthy, rotations can be made consistently

          2. Lakers can get the 8th seed if they get a young promising SF like Trevor Ariza back in the day. Maybe Brown or Holmes end up being that player

  • Randle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kobe and Hibbert gon make noise watch this season kobe facilitating ….. here comes Byron Scott with the line up change OMG fucking idiot!

  • Randle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kobe and Hibbert gon make noise watch this season kobe facilitating ….. here comes Byron Scott with the line up change OMG fucking idiot!

  • I’m happy with kobe tonight! Unhappy with Byron Scott change the line up lead back down SMH good game tho

  • I’m happy with kobe tonight! Unhappy with Byron Scott change the line up lead back down SMH good game tho

  • I can honestly say the jazz have come a long way they battling our ass out of Hawaii without 3 of their key players

  • I can honestly say the jazz have come a long way they battling our ass out of Hawaii without 3 of their key players

    1. fuck melo he’s older already, Randle hasn’t even reached his prime and tonight he looks like a beast

      1. Exactly, it’s scary to imagine just how great Randle will be in his prime if this is just a 20 year old Randle

    1. fuck melo he’s older already, Randle hasn’t even reached his prime and tonight he looks like a beast

      1. Exactly, it’s scary to imagine just how great Randle will be in his prime if this is just a 20 year old Randle

  • I think we would’ve got our ass smoked if Russell had played… I’m just being honest we still getting beat by nobodies tho rodney hood and who’s line is it any way?

  • I think we would’ve got our ass smoked if Russell had played… I’m just being honest we still getting beat by nobodies tho rodney hood and who’s line is it any way?

    1. Randle played like a beast, JC needs to work on his 3 point shot.Lou plays well but goes into attack mode a little too much. Dlo needs to be more aggressive and he’s delicate.

    1. Randle played like a beast, JC needs to work on his 3 point shot.Lou plays well but goes into attack mode a little too much. Dlo needs to be more aggressive and he’s delicate.

  • Byron Scott knows damn well Clarkson should be in the game with this crew for the win but let’s look at Frazier. .. Hibbert double double! !!!

  • Byron Scott knows damn well Clarkson should be in the game with this crew for the win but let’s look at Frazier. .. Hibbert double double! !!!

  • Wow when Hibbert is helping on defense the close man help on Hibbert man. Simple of how to stop those easy buckets in the paint

  • Wow when Hibbert is helping on defense the close man help on Hibbert man. Simple of how to stop those easy buckets in the paint

    1. To be honest if we beat them we will look even worse being they the only team we beat Toronto fandango the clippers and they’re going to mangle us, Portland gon win and warriors gon play their bench and win cuz Byron Scott doesn’t want to win he wants to play musical chairs at the wrong fucking time. These two games should’ve been consistent lineups and the next two change and so on…

    1. To be honest if we beat them we will look even worse being they the only team we beat Toronto fandango the clippers and they’re going to mangle us, Portland gon win and warriors gon play their bench and win cuz Byron Scott doesn’t want to win he wants to play musical chairs at the wrong fucking time. These two games should’ve been consistent lineups and the next two change and so on…

  • If we don’t win tonight we’re gonna be 0fer in preseason Sacre no defense! Can we trade him to Sacremento for Vlade Divac and a Charleston chew Sacre is fucking delusional he doesn’t know how to play basketball

  • If we don’t win tonight we’re gonna be 0fer in preseason Sacre no defense! Can we trade him to Sacremento for Vlade Divac and a Charleston chew Sacre is fucking delusional he doesn’t know how to play basketball