Ok this has gone a tad off topic, but I'm wondering, is the Kobe/Bulls deal still up in the air or is it officially not happening? From what I've heard he will be staying with the Lakers.
I was rooting for the Suns and I can't fucking stand the Spurs. The Spurs did have everything go in their favor, but they were still the better team in that series.the Suns got 'STERNED' 2 of the suns players were suspended for walking towards Nash to see if he was alright after getting smashed into the advertisement board
Duncan can walk onto the floor from the bench almost reach halfcourt and not even get a slap on the wrist...
THE SUNS GOT SCREWED! (and the spurs are dirty)
None of the players that came up in the trade talks have any low-post game anyway. They don't have to trade the entire team. They'd still have a much better roster than what the Lakers currently have.If they got rid of those starters to make way for Bryant to the Bulls they'd have no low-post game. Not saying they have much of any now, but I can't imagine the Bulls without Hinrich/Deng/Gordon/Nocioni/Wallace. They lack players who can score on the block as is. The Bulls were 5-9 last year when the season started, so I wouldn't count them out as play-off contenders. They just need to get their priorities straight.
Sorry, didn't see it. You must have posted it while I was making my post.And right after that post I did point out he averaged 5.4 APG last year, I was looking at his play-off numbers.
I'm sorry, dude, Kobe is not surrounded by a group of talented players. Kwame Brown and Luke Walton are garbage. Derek Fisher isn't the same player he was when the Lakers won their three titles. Ronny Turiaf? Chris Mim? Please.And you pointed out some talanted Laker players, don't know why everyone wants to say he (Kobe) is surrounded by a group of nobodies. Kobe has shot worse than his own team in 9 out of 11 seasons. Kobe hurts his team every year when he places absolutely no trust in his teammates. He spends so much time carrying the offensive load that he'd probably come to the conclusion that he could win more games if he passed to his teammates more often. Kobe on the Bulls would be the same exact thing, let's fall back into the rebuilding process, Chicago. No thank you.
So Dirk Nowitzki was the most valuable player in the NBA last year? What a joke. I don't see how me being a college fan has anything to do with this.And the league MVP award is not bullshit, that's something a college hoops fan would say.
Not sure what you're trying to get at here. Kobe could have very easily won the MVP award any of the last few years. Like I said, they give it to the best player on the best team most of the time. Take Kobe off the Lakers and they're easily, EASILY, one of the worst teams in the NBA. Kobe took them to the playoffs. You take Steve Nash off the Suns, Tim Duncan off the Spurs, Nowitzki off the Mavs, those are still quality playoff teams. You have to compare Kobe to a player like Kevin Garnett, who had to do everything himself in Minnesota.It's a little bit sad that Kobe will never win the league MVP award, let alone another ring. He was fortunate enough to come into the league in 1997 and join a team that was already a perenial playoff team. The '97 Lakers starting lineup looked like this. Shaq, Elden Cambell, Eddie Jones, Byron Scott, Nick Van Exel. Kobe was then fortunate enough to win three rings, in three years starting in 2000. Who was the league MVP in 2000? Shaq.
Finals MVP in '00, '01, and '02? Shaq.
Lakers scoring and rebound leader on all of those teams? Shaq.
O'Neal is believed to be the most dominant player of all time by many. The Lakers got rid of him because Kobe wanted him off the team. And what happens right after that. Shaq wins a ring without Kobe. Okay, okay, he did have Dwane Wade. :lol: Seems like a life time ago but Kobe's career field goal percentage is 45%. Dropped to 43% after Shaq left for Miami. So that's another amusing statistic, why would his FG% drop when Shaq's not on the team and oh yeah, Kobe Bryant is playing more minutes now. Simple, he's a shotjacker. He doesn't care about winning. Even Phil Jackson has gone on to state that, especially more recently.
Not going to happen. Maybe if the Bulls keep losing they'll try to make it happen.Ok this has gone a tad off topic, but I'm wondering, is the Kobe/Bulls deal still up in the air or is it officially not happening? From what I've heard he will be staying with the Lakers.
1. Kobe didn't guard Nash.Kobe elevated his game in the play-offs? That's odd because I could of sworn I heard Phoenix Sun fans chant "Kobe sucks, Kobe sucks" when Kobe couldn't even handle Steve Nash while being bounced out of the first round.
Once again you're trying to compare him to Shaq and Jordan. Why? Why does he have to be as good as Jordan? If he's not, he sucks? That's ridiculous. Every player in the NBA today sucks then.And that would also be ironic since Kobe never elevated his game in the play-offs, Shaq did. Okay, if Kobe wins 7 Finals MVPs, 6 League MVPs, 11 Scoring Titles, 2 Defensive Player of the Year awards and a FG% over 47% then we can talk.
The Lakers would be one of the worst teams in the NBA without Kobe. That tells me he's pretty valuable to his team. But I'm not going to argue about this with you anymore because your hatred is preventing you from being objective. Trust me, I hate the guy too, I always have, but I can at least admit he's the best player in the NBA, and almost every NBA analyst agrees. I'm beginning to think the girl he raped was your sister or something.A lot of people think it's blind hatred, that's fine because it's really not. If that was true I wouldn't be contributing to KB24Overrated.com, I just look at his statistics thru the 11 something seasons he's played, and suffice to say he's one overrated 2Guard. Kobe is valuable to his team? You don't really believe that, do you? He's aliented himself, he's not a team player, he burns bridges. You can read Phil Jackson's book or read his latest comments on numerous sports magazines and websites. He's not valuable to his team, not like I need to convince you otherwise, you can stick to your opinion, that's fine. But anything being blind it's the fact you think he's valuable to the Los Angeles Lakers. :lol: Come on now... have you been paying attention during the pre-season? Have you heard what Magic Johnson even thinks of the man? I'm not going to repeat myself and I'm not trying to convince you otherwise, but one thing is certain. Kobe Bryant is a selfish basketball player. Kobe Bryant can't win championships without a dominating center or get past the first round of the play-offs without Shaq. This is fact. If that's someone "elevating" their game during the play-offs, it's not very effective on his behalf.