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Kobe vs. Jordan, and Father Time E-Mail Thread

Today Dyslecix sent out the youtube clip above sparked a longer than expected e-mail chain that we figured was worthy of posting in this slow sports news day. We started with Lebron vs. Kobe. It turned into Kobe and how many more championships can he win, and ultimately ended with some comparisons to Jordan.

Chappy: Haha, did you see Matt’s post over the weekend saying Lebron dethroned Kobe as the most hated man in basketball?

Dyslecix: Yeah I sure did…that was a good post! I think Lebron will win a lot of people back down the road. The media is really driving the hate and the influence is pretty huge. If that team plays well and looks like they enjoy themselves, and makes a good impression during the season, I think people will come back around. Minus Laker fans of course.

By: Kobe, has been the best player from 2004-present time, and far greater than LeBron James now, and future LeBron James considering what he’s done in taking the cop out option to join Dwayne Wade, who is arguably better than him also.

Cali4Dre: I actually prefer people hating Kobe, so it spites them that much more when he makes those off-balance game winners, and wins 3 more rings in the next 5 years.  I think by next year the LBJ noise will have died down after they get to the Finals and lose to the Lakers…

Chappy: I still hate Kobe, but respect him much more than I used to. Living in LA it’s either watch the Lakers or Clippers… Not a tough choice, unless you like watching crappy hoops… I don’t think he’s going to get three more rings though. Two at most…

By: I’ve always hated Kobe because of his arrogance, and because he’s tried to mimic Jordan both on & off the court as oppose to being an original person, but his game is off the charts.  No one hits more difficult shots in critical moments than Kobe, and I’ve learned to respect his game immensely.  When Kobe rises up for a big shot, if you’re a Lakers fan, you’re already cheering, and if you’re not a Lakers fan, you’re already putting your hands over your head.  Clutch is everything. Continue reading


Delusional Thoughts on The NBA Finals

Kobe's game face isn't nearly as intimidating as his game has been the last two rounds.

In reality, I don’t like either of the teams in the Finals. Maybe it’s more their arrogant fans than the players, but either way it’s a great match up that I’m sure the NBA couldn’t have drawn up any better if it was planned. Well, maybe they could’ve had the refs force a couple game sevens, but the teams they wanted were winning, so they couldn’t pull a reverse Sacramento 2002 to give the underdogs a chance! I guess we did see it coming though, so we may as well enjoy what we can from it. The best part for me in this series, is how much the main guys want that title. Kobe and Garnett are as good as Jordan at getting their teammates motivated and focused. Kobe is truly reminding me of MJ this playoff run, and this is probably the first time I’ve ever openly admitted that those two could be on the same level. Since the infamous knee draining, I’ve never seen him playing out of his mind like this. Everything he puts up is going in, there’s no defense against him that really works. Ok, hopefully that’s the most I’ll talk about Kobe for awhile, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little while writing those last couple sentences. Anyways, Lebron taught us one thing this year, and that was you need the Championship type heart throughout your team, and both the Lakers and Celtics have that heart. Continue reading


CSI – Gasol

In case you missed it – and let’s hope you did – here’s a short clip of Pau Gasol doing what he does best… acting. What you’re about to see hear is the aftermath of a possibly fatal car crash. Can’t tell if Pau is speaking with an American accent or not, he seems to go back and forth. Whatever the case, it appears he started a video game company with all the extra time on his hands.


Should Kobe Get Two Numbers Retired?

Living in Los Angeles, I’m subjected to solely Laker love in every media outlet around me. I can’t say I blame them as they do have a great team, and Kobe is one of the greatest players of all time. Today I was watching local KCAL9 sportscaster, Jim Brown, talk about Kobe’s amazing feat of being the youngest player to score 24,000 points in NBA history. It is pretty cool and all, but he did get a little jump start on some of the competition by being in the league at 18 years old. Regardless of what anyone thinks it’s an impressive accomplishment, but I don’t think it should garner as much attention as it has gotten. I agree with Phil Jackson’s comments that the media is making too big a deal out of 24K and should wait until a bigger milestone like 25,000 points. It doesn’t seem like that great of a milestone, but it’s getting hype from Sportscenter, and nearly every media outlet in LA. Anyways, later in the broadcast, sportsguy Jim Brown, said that they should retire both of Kobe’s Lakers numbers 24 and 8! I laughed out loud when I was sitting here by myself! Kobe is a great player, and if he gets a little lucky he could still match MJ’s ring total, but does any player deserve to have two numbers retired for the same team!?! I say no! Whatever number he won more championships with they should use that number. Jordan didn’t get 45 retired so why should Kobe get two? If they chose 8, he would once again be tied to Shaq but this time in the rafters. I think that has a funny ring to it 34 and 8. They had so many disputes that this would be a backhanded compliment to them both. If Kobe goes on to win two more championships, then maybe I’ll reconsider my position.