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madiaz3
06-18-2009, 07:30 PM
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/kobe_bryant_proves_he_can_win


ORLANDO, FL—With the Lakers' 99-86 victory over the Magic in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant silenced critics by achieving what most had thought impossible: winning an NBA title with Luke Walton on his team.
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"I was so sick of hearing people say how I couldn't do it with Luke out there," said Bryant, acknowledging that his teammate's deficiencies have overshadowed the Lakers since Walton was drafted in 2003. "It gets annoying to hear that question over and over, but you can't argue it. You can't deny it. You have to show that you can prevail alongside one of the worst small forwards in the game."

"Now I just want to kick back and savor the moment," Bryant added. "I feel like a huge 6-foot-8, 235-pound burden has been lifted from my back."

Bryant, who averaged 32.4 points a game and was named MVP of the NBA Finals, played with a fiery determination and lifted his Walton-compensation skills to an almost superhuman level, ultimately erasing any doubt that he was capable of greatness while playing alongside Walton.

According to Bryant, it was vital to step up his game and take on a leadership role in order to surmount the countless flaws in Luke Walton's game, which include playing a slow, hindering style of offense that relies on ruining pick and roll plays; clogging up lanes with an ungainly lumbering stride on the transition; and making slow, drifting passes to double-covered players.

In addition, Bryant said he tried to focus on making up for Walton's lack of production by scoring at least ten times as many points as the small forward.

More in the article itself.

theuuord
06-18-2009, 07:34 PM
Kobe Bryant can't win a title without Derek Fisher.

VCaintdead17
06-18-2009, 07:42 PM
:laugh:



That's awesome. I wonder how Walton would feel if he read that.

cwilson21
06-18-2009, 07:43 PM
Haha knew immediately that it was the onion.

Zefflin
06-18-2009, 07:45 PM
Not even funny, 1/10 read. Luke played his role perfect this post season.

AWC713
06-18-2009, 07:45 PM
this is why i love the onion.

another funny article?

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djeller1139
06-18-2009, 07:47 PM
:laugh2:

One of the best Onion articles I've read.

theuuord
06-18-2009, 07:48 PM
this is why i love the onion.

another funny article?

Space Jam Actor Larry Bird Spotted at NBA game

The onion sports is pure comedy. So many great articles.

dodie53
06-18-2009, 08:06 PM
haha.
good read.

Hustla23
06-18-2009, 08:26 PM
Luke Walton's game, which include playing a slow, hindering style of offense that relies on ruining pick and roll plays; clogging up lanes with an ungainly lumbering stride on the transition; and making slow, drifting passes to double-covered players.

LMFAOo

:laugh:

Ragun
06-18-2009, 09:11 PM
Haha knew immediately that it was the onion.

same when kobe said "the worst small forward in the game"

kmoneyjuice
06-18-2009, 09:27 PM
lol the walton's suck