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Savage Sunday
03-11-2011, 12:26 AM
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Tom Haberstroh|tomhaberstroh
Yes, that's Kobe Bryant shooting jumpers. After the game.
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This is what you call work ethic, passion, and desire to be great.

Kobe is out there right now after the game still working to get better after that loss.

210Don
03-11-2011, 12:30 AM
I Love This Guy.

Fireworld
03-11-2011, 12:31 AM
Why he's the best? This..

RZZZA
03-11-2011, 12:31 AM
heart warming.

marlinsfan24
03-11-2011, 12:32 AM
Amazing. This guy amazes me with his work ethic. And there's no reason for posters to be taking shots at the Heat.

ChI_ShIzzLe
03-11-2011, 12:32 AM
Wait, I thought this was a joke?? Damn he really is there shooting after the game! :speechless:

gauth25
03-11-2011, 12:33 AM
Can't blame him much on tonights loss. They played horrible at the end of the last 3 quarters. Kobe played pretty well besides a few blunders at the end. Just a sloppy game overall by both teams.

Avenged
03-11-2011, 12:33 AM
It sure helps him sustain his level of play especially at his age. He has to work even harder now but that seems to be no burden to him. You know he's pissed when he's out there after a loss shooting jumpers.

bluefire7002
03-11-2011, 12:34 AM
yaaa and the refs completely owning the lakers the last 2 minutes of the game

JordansBulls
03-11-2011, 12:35 AM
Kobe started off hot tonight and I thought he would get about 40-50 easily and then he went cold. Not sure if his jumper was off or just the Heat defense, but it is amazing he is out there shooting. I'd be out there partying in Miami.:)

SteveNash
03-11-2011, 12:35 AM
He should really be practicing his decision making.

redsox0717
03-11-2011, 12:37 AM
Geez people, it's an NBA player shooting a basketball.

No need to suck his ****

It's what he does for a living

J4KOP99
03-11-2011, 12:37 AM
He should be practicing not-shooting and instead, passing the ball to Bynum in the post.


In all seriousness though, this guy's work ethic is second to none. Theres a reason all of us Lakers fans love him. If he was on any other team, their respective fans would feel the same way and say the same things.

still1ballin
03-11-2011, 12:37 AM
Thats why he is the best.

SteBO
03-11-2011, 12:37 AM
This is why Kobe is an all-time great. His will and his work ethic is unmatched throughout the league. I know it's tough for him to just accept losses like this. He's angry, and I sure hope he takes it out on his next opponent.

IrespectNumber3
03-11-2011, 12:38 AM
I dont think hes shooting cost them the game tonight...And I honestly think what hes doing is serving no purpose but that hes in full panic mode...

The Lakers are playing good there best bball of the season...Kobe needs to get more out of his teammates to carry him through stretches during the game so he doesnt have to force so many shots

justinnum1
03-11-2011, 12:38 AM
yaaa and the refs completely owning the lakers the last 2 minutes of the game

if anything the refs helped the lakers most of the night...look at free throw attempts...lakers +10, other than the goal tend, refs were not that bad.

lakerboy
03-11-2011, 12:38 AM
Yeah he really shot us out tonight.

Wish he passed the ball more the past 3 minutes and some pick and rolls with Pau Gasol.

justinnum1
03-11-2011, 12:41 AM
ehh, he's probably trying to find his comfort zone on the heat court, practicing for that june return;)

showtym24
03-11-2011, 12:41 AM
if anything the refs helped the lakers most of the night...look at free throw attempts...lakers +10, other than the goal tend, refs were not that bad.

And him getting fouled twice by wade but lets forget that.

lakerboy
03-11-2011, 12:42 AM
But this is what I love about Kobe. People should seriously stop hating. I mean how many of his kind is left?

shep33
03-11-2011, 12:43 AM
He should really be practicing his decision making.

His decision making has gotten him 5 championships. Who cares if he plays bad in a regular season game? I've seen Mike go 13-39 before... does thatmake MJ not the GOAT? No... everyone has tough games, no question. But he also limited Wade to 9-23 and 4 turnovers, so he did his job defensively, although Wade did come up clutch today. So yeah Kobe had a tough game, poor decisions, but he wins more than he loses hence the championships.

bovice163
03-11-2011, 12:43 AM
But this is what I love about Kobe. People should seriously stop hating. I mean how many of his kind is left?

Very few, it's one reasons Kobe is respected more than any other superstar in this league. He isn't the player he is today just on talent and instinct alone.

Savage Sunday
03-11-2011, 12:44 AM
ehh, he's probably trying to find his comfort zone on the heat court, practicing for that june return;)

I dont think the ASG or any Charity Celebrity games are scheduled for June in American Airlines Arena.

He wont be returning.:)

Kobes a Killer
03-11-2011, 12:45 AM
Kobe dropping 50 on the mavs??? Lol I hope atleast 40

bluefire7002
03-11-2011, 12:45 AM
if anything the refs helped the lakers most of the night...look at free throw attempts...lakers +10, other than the goal tend, refs were not that bad.

well the heat missed about 50% of their ft's

but the last 2 minutes the calls were horrendous... I dont think its possible for Kobe to randomly launch the ball out of bounds all by himself lol, and it clearly showed wade grabbing his arm.

I didint like how artest played most of the 4th and that last foul they called against him towards Lebron was just... well.. :facepalm:

Legitimate
03-11-2011, 12:45 AM
*yawn* this isn't even thread worthy, let alone it's in the main forum

cubswin25
03-11-2011, 12:45 AM
This is why Kobe is probably the closest thing the NBA will ever see to Michael Jordan. I don't like Kobe as a person but I respect the hell out of him as a basketball player. That said he didn't look like himself in the 4th quarter tonight. He looked slow and old and it looked like he was forcing deep 3s. Because he knew he couldn't get by Wade or get a good shot. I'm sure it was just a bad night for Kobe and I'm sure he knows how he played tonight and is working hard for that not to happen again.

Savage Sunday
03-11-2011, 12:46 AM
His decision making has gotten him 5 championships. Who cares if he plays bad in a regular season game? I've seen Mike go 13-39 before... does thatmake MJ not the GOAT? No... everyone has tough games, no question. But he also limited Wade to 9-23 and 4 turnovers, so he did his job defensively, although Wade did come up clutch today. So yeah Kobe had a tough game, poor decisions, but he wins more than he loses hence the championships.

This.

Kobe is still out there btw (http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/255885731.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1299819306&Signature=T9ERWaLHHI9xBeW8xqO5MW9DbFM%3D)

Raps08-09 Champ
03-11-2011, 12:46 AM
Already one of the best and still trying to improve.

What a cool guy.

Jonathan2323
03-11-2011, 12:46 AM
Kobe really wanted the win, but Wade shut him down late. Wade let him off the hook early by going under the screens.

shep33
03-11-2011, 12:47 AM
Kobe really wanted the win, but Wade shut him down late. Wade let him off the hook early by going under the screens.

He also shut Wade down. 9-23, 4 turnovers. Although Wade was clutch down the stretch. Both guys really negated each other tonight.

Hawkeye15
03-11-2011, 12:49 AM
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This is what you call work ethic, passion, and desire to be great.

Kobe is out there right now after the game still working to get better after that loss.

he missed shots down the stretch, which has been shown statistically. We all appreciate his work ethic, its what makes him great, but he shoots roughly 31% when the game is on the line. This is a fact.

Not even sure why this thread would be created. Kobe has always outworked most. This is why he will be a top 10 player ever.

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 12:50 AM
Geez people, it's an NBA player shooting a basketball.

No need to suck his ****

It's what he does for a living

yaaa because you work at 9 pm right??

DwayneMVPwade
03-11-2011, 12:51 AM
Great work ethic

Duncan = Donkey
03-11-2011, 12:51 AM
oh wow, thats amazing..................

shep33
03-11-2011, 12:52 AM
I think this is thread worthy... people who say it isn't have to be kidding themselves. We can talk about players crying, constant Miami hate, Kobe and Lebron sucking... but we can't appreciate work ethic? It's refreshing having something like this to talk about, instead of everyone just talking smack to everyone else, which is basically what PSD has come too.

Savage Sunday
03-11-2011, 12:55 AM
he missed shots down the stretch, which has been shown statistically. We all appreciate his work ethic, its what makes him great, but he shoots roughly 31% when the game is on the line. This is a fact.

Not even sure why this thread would be created. Kobe has always outworked most. This is why he will be a top 10 player ever.

& Statistically who would you rather have taking the last shot?

bluefire7002
03-11-2011, 12:55 AM
yaaa because you work at 9 pm right??

Or Midnight his time :)

Hawkeye15
03-11-2011, 12:56 AM
I think this is thread worthy... people who say it isn't have to be kidding themselves. We can talk about players crying, constant Miami hate, Kobe and Lebron sucking... but we can't appreciate work ethic? It's refreshing having something like this to talk about, instead of everyone just talking smack to everyone else, which is basically what PSD has come too.

sure we can appreciate work ethic. That is what we have been doing for years regarding Kobe. Still doesn't change the fact he is overrated by general fans, GM's, and pretty much everyone else in the clutch.

But for sure its admirable. That is what I want my player doing after failing down the stretch.

Hawkeye15
03-11-2011, 12:57 AM
& Statistically who would you rather have taking the last shot?

really? I think tons of threads have been done on this. Melo is the #1 choice, in a landslide.

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 12:58 AM
sure we can appreciate work ethic. That is what we have been doing for years regarding Kobe. Still doesn't change the fact he is overrated by general fans, GM's, and pretty much everyone else in the clutch.

But for sure its admirable. That is what I want my player doing after failing down the stretch.

Since when has this thread become about Colby's clutch shooting?

godolphins
03-11-2011, 01:00 AM
Here's another picture: http://plixi.com/p/83124497

turnaround3
03-11-2011, 01:01 AM
How many times has it been mentioned/deleted that it was Kobe out there putting in the extra hours and not Lebron?

I'm honestly wondering.

Hawkeye15
03-11-2011, 01:02 AM
Since when has this thread become about Colby's clutch shooting?

um, I can't mention that? In this game? When Kobe missed multiple opportunities down the stretch to catch up?

Sorry man, but this is yet another example of Kobe's "clutchness" being entirely overrated by fans. Most of you will completely crap on LeBron, Wade, or Bosh, when they don't perform in the clutch, but the same fans neglect the pedestrian numbers (albeight huge number of attempts Kobe has) Kobe puts up in the clutch

shizzle09
03-11-2011, 01:02 AM
The man. as simple as that.

Gators123
03-11-2011, 01:03 AM
wojyahoonba adrian wojnarowski
kobe's been going for over an hour now on aa arena floor, covering every spot on the floor with jumpers. He's out beyond 3-point line now.



hpbasketball hardwood paroxysm
this shows more than anything, he'll still take those 40-footers. Maybe he'll hit, maybe he won't. But this is who he is

.....

Chacarron
03-11-2011, 01:03 AM
Hopefully his crew is not demoralized after the loss and they will see his attitude towards the game.

http://www.basketball.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/alig_respectnew.jpg

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 01:05 AM
did Kobe do this to overshadow the fact that his team lost to the Heat again?

OR

does he do this after every loss?

and if he does

why are we making a huge deal about it now?

Gators123
03-11-2011, 01:06 AM
@HPbasketball There's a private practice court at AAA. He could have used that. Kobe is a brand manager. This is clearly for show.

Hmmm.

Avenged
03-11-2011, 01:06 AM
Work ethic and clutchness are 2 different things.

Sixerlover
03-11-2011, 01:06 AM
I wonder if his jumper will get better because of this???

What is really comes down to is all PR is great PR.

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 01:06 AM
um, I can't mention that? In this game? When Kobe missed multiple opportunities down the stretch to catch up?

Sorry man, but this is yet another example of Kobe's "clutchness" being entirely overrated by fans. Most of you will completely crap on LeBron, Wade, or Bosh, when they don't perform in the clutch, but the same fans neglect the pedestrian numbers (albeight huge number of attempts Kobe has) Kobe puts up in the clutch

How is a thread showing Colby shooting shots after the game "yet another example of Kobe's 'clutchess' being entirely overrated by fans"? :laugh:

Dude no one said anything about clutch [ especially Laker fans ] until you brought up the stats. Sounds like overly defensive if you ask me.

Everyone is commenting about his great work ethic, and you pull out "31%" out of nowhere. You did.

lakerboy
03-11-2011, 01:06 AM
What I don't understand is how anybody here can hate on this thread. This is the best you can get. If you love basketball, you've got to love this.

I'm in no way a fan of Kobe's personality. He's not the nicest guy in the world. But as a fan sometimes we need to separate his personal characters from his game and his determination. It's amazing. Kobe wasn't born the strongest, the tallest, the most athletic or the fastest in the game. You have guys like Lebron, Wade, Derrick Rose, Griffin. I'd even go as far as saying that he isn't the most athletic in his team (Shannon Brown is, and Ariza was,) he isn't the strongest (Artest is) nor the fastest (well theres nobody fast in LA.) But he is the best player right now, and it's all hard work.

ManningToTyree
03-11-2011, 01:07 AM
his drive to be the best reminds me of Jordan. He may be as close to MJ as we will ever see

godolphins
03-11-2011, 01:08 AM
IraHeatBeat:"And now, only now, Kobe is finally done with his postgame shooting extravaganza."

Sixerlover
03-11-2011, 01:08 AM
Hmmm.

My thoughts EXACTLY. It's all a show. And it worked, I mean hey look at the responses on this thread alone.

numba1CHANGsta
03-11-2011, 01:09 AM
The ref's should be out there too practicing on their officiating haha ;)

ClipperfanKevin
03-11-2011, 01:09 AM
What has this world come to? Dude makes 20 million dollars a year to score a basketball, and you don't expect him to practice after losses?

kjoke
03-11-2011, 01:11 AM
better question is where are his teammates?

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 01:12 AM
The guy is working his *** off overtime and you call it a "show". How ridiculous. This is just hate on another level.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 01:12 AM
My thoughts EXACTLY. It's all a show. And it worked, I mean hey look at the responses on this thread alone.

my last response says it all.

at least Kobe is looking good in a loss right?

210Don
03-11-2011, 01:12 AM
reports are hes done shooting.

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 01:14 AM
What has this world come to? Dude makes 20 million dollars a year to score a basketball, and you don't expect him to practice after losses?

And people wonder why the Clippers have been bottom dwellers for so long?

justinnum1
03-11-2011, 01:15 AM
kevin ding
Kobe done after hour-plus. He said there were some things he wanted to work on. I asked him last time he did this; he guessed '04 playoffs.

And Kobe's headed to the weight room. Seriously.

Gators123
03-11-2011, 01:15 AM
reports are hes done shooting.

Yeah, and now hes going to the weight room lol


KevinDing KEVIN DING
And Kobe's headed to the weight room. Seriously.

lakerboy
03-11-2011, 01:16 AM
Kevin Ding says last time Kobe did this was 04 playoffs.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 01:16 AM
report: now Kobe is taking a 2 hour shower. this man is a machine!!!!!!!11

lakerboy
03-11-2011, 01:17 AM
How can you guys even hate this? I'm getting goosebumps

If I am a Laker I'd probably get goosebump

Sixerlover
03-11-2011, 01:18 AM
The guy is working is *** off overtime and you call it a "show". How ridiculous. This is just hate on another level.

Obviously this was directed at me, so I guess I'm a hater :)

I hate no NBA players, and I have 0 issue with Kobe, but I see past the BS. Other than the fact that there's a private gym in the arena void of the journalist that happened to be by the court, and other than the fact that he knew that the "KOBE's the greatest" "WARRIOR MENTALITY" "This IS WHAT LEBRON, WADE, BOSH, ANTHONY, ETC ETC ETC Should be doing" comments would arise I can see how people love this, I'm just not on that train. This is the one game he shoots shots after in public, after all the years of Kobe losing games on the road? Sure.

210Don
03-11-2011, 01:18 AM
twitter is awesome..

lakerboy
03-11-2011, 01:18 AM
report: now Kobe is taking a 2 hour shower. this man is a machine!!!!!!!11

Of course Vanessa gets the finale

Avenged
03-11-2011, 01:18 AM
Lol Haters having a field day with this. There are literally hundreds of other threads on this forum you can actually go enjoy.

lakerboy
03-11-2011, 01:18 AM
What has this world come to? Dude makes 20 million dollars a year to score a basketball, and you don't expect him to practice after losses?

You're a freaking Clipper fan. Your star player last year didn't practice all season.

Sixerlover
03-11-2011, 01:19 AM
my last response says it all.

at least Kobe is looking good in a loss right?

Yup. The fact that he lost twice to the Heat goes out the window, because now THIS is the story, and not the loss.

210Don
03-11-2011, 01:20 AM
the difference between kobe & lebron besides clutchness obviously
lebron tweets about being a soldier
kobe actually does it.

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 01:20 AM
Obviously this was directed at me, so I guess I'm a hater :)

I hate no NBA players, and I have 0 issue with Kobe, but I see past the BS. Other than the fact that there's a private gym in the arena void of the journalist that happened to be by the court, and other than the fact that he knew that the "KOBE's the greatest" "WARRIOR MENTALITY" "This IS WHAT LEBRON, WADE, BOSH, ANTHONY, ETC ETC ETC Should be doing" comments would arise I can see how people love this, I'm just not on that train. This is the one game he shoots shots after in public, after all the years of Kobe losing games on the road? Sure.

Colby practices before games on the main court too, with journalists watching. I guess he's a show off for doing that as well?

Seriously, what's the difference? It's you guys who are blowing up this whole thing.

lakerboy
03-11-2011, 01:20 AM
Yup. The fact that he lost twice to the Heat goes out the window, because now THIS is the story, and not the loss.

Nobody but us basketball junkies who are hooked to ESPN and NBA TV all day know about this. This isn't like Kobe started a 1 hour ESPN show to practice after a loss.

ChI_ShIzzLe
03-11-2011, 01:21 AM
Wish I could shoot around and break a sweat like that. I'd be slim in a week.

marlinsfan24
03-11-2011, 01:22 AM
the difference between kobe & lebron besides clutchness obviously
lebron tweets about being a soldier
kobe actually does it.

:clap:

Savage Sunday
03-11-2011, 01:24 AM
kevin ding

Amazing. Serious work ethic.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 01:24 AM
Obviously this was directed at me, so I guess I'm a hater :)

I hate no NBA players, and I have 0 issue with Kobe, but I see past the BS. Other than the fact that there's a private gym in the arena void of the journalist that happened to be by the court, and other than the fact that he knew that the "KOBE's the greatest" "WARRIOR MENTALITY" "This IS WHAT LEBRON, WADE, BOSH, ANTHONY, ETC ETC ETC Should be doing" comments would arise I can see how people love this, I'm just not on that train. This is the one game he shoots shots after in public, after all the years of Kobe losing games on the road? Sure.

This.

It seems more like he's trying to deflect the loss of of the team (but mainly himself). I bet it hurts him a lot that he lost to LeBron and the Shhhhhheat. I wouldn't call us ppl that see this haters. He's done this only one other time in his life so I'd call this more of a cry for attention than whatever everyone is calling this BS.

Sixerlover
03-11-2011, 01:25 AM
Nobody but us basketball junkies who are hooked to ESPN and NBA TV all day know about this. This isn't like Kobe started a 1 hour ESPN show to practice after a loss.

And twitter. I apologize for seeming so anal about this, but it's only because I'm reading tweets from casual basketball fans I go to school with who don't know a lot about sports that are praising him like some sort of Demi-God. It's overly loving, and then I came to PSD and saw it too. Too much of 1 thing I guess :laugh2:

Sixerlover
03-11-2011, 01:25 AM
Colby practices before games on the main court too, with journalists watching. I guess he's a show off for doing that as well?

Seriously, what's the difference? It's you guys who are blowing up this whole thing.

Can I ask why Colby instead of Kobe?

IAmKira
03-11-2011, 01:25 AM
Geez people, it's an NBA player shooting a basketball.

No need to suck his ****

It's what he does for a living

keep on hating.

Hawkeye15
03-11-2011, 01:26 AM
How is a thread showing Colby shooting shots after the game "yet another example of Kobe's 'clutchess' being entirely overrated by fans"? :laugh:

Dude no one said anything about clutch [ especially Laker fans ] until you brought up the stats. Sounds like overly defensive if you ask me.

Everyone is commenting about his great work ethic, and you pull out "31%" out of nowhere. You did.

We all appreciate Kobe's work ethic. But you will have to pardon me having to read 3 years worth of how great he is in the clutch, and we witness tonight the norm.

Sorry man, I completely appreciate Kobe's work ethic. Did you want this to be a "Kobe is so awesome, look at him after a tough loss and how hard he works" thread? If that is the case, can you explain the 100 threads on how LeBron and co. are complete chokers?

Fact is, we ALL respect Kobe, and his work ethic. But to give appreciation for him 12 minutes after he missed multiple clutch shots yet again, is very ironic considering the heat others get when they can't close.

Fnom11
03-11-2011, 01:26 AM
I thought it was because he cost his team the game by being himself.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 01:28 AM
Colby practices before games on the main court too, with journalists watching. I guess he's a show off for doing that as well?

Seriously, what's the difference? It's you guys who are blowing up this whole thing.

and the Kobe knobb-slobbers aren't?

shep33
03-11-2011, 01:30 AM
He does this when he's mad at himself. Take the playoffs two years ago. He shoots 5-24 in Utah in game 3. The next day hours upon hours before the game he's getting a full workout in shooting the ball. Scores 38 that night basically all on contested jumpers. I don't recall him shooting right after the game, but I do recall him shooting before games.

still1ballin
03-11-2011, 01:31 AM
http://www.twitvid.com/Y5X5T

Video

mjt20mik
03-11-2011, 01:31 AM
Wait so your telling me, he wasn't crying and moping after the game!

:eyebrow:

GspLAL
03-11-2011, 01:35 AM
That's nice and all, but I'm still pissed at the terrible 3 he took 5 feet away from the 3 pt line, granted he made a couple 3s before that but he didnt even look for his teamates, stop trying to be a hero.

J4KOP99
03-11-2011, 01:35 AM
Yup, this is all a show. Because he really needs to prove himself to everyone. People on PSD need to understand that we are a tiny, tiny minority of sports fans. The true "casual" nba or Lakers fan will never even hear about Kobe shooting after the heat game nor do they follow Kevin Ding on twitter...


If this was all a show and if he wanted all the attention, wouldn't he do something that would reach more people, something to get the mainstream media involved? Maybe he should have called up ESPN, had them set up cameras, asked for some advertisements and donated all of the money to charity.

Jewelz0376
03-11-2011, 01:35 AM
We all appreciate Kobe's work ethic. But you will have to pardon me having to read 3 years worth of how great he is in the clutch, and we witness tonight the norm.

Sorry man, I completely appreciate Kobe's work ethic. Did you want this to be a "Kobe is so awesome, look at him after a tough loss and how hard he works" thread? If that is the case, can you explain the 100 threads on how LeBron and co. are complete chokers?

Fact is, we ALL respect Kobe, and his work ethic. But to give appreciation for him 12 minutes after he missed multiple clutch shots yet again, is very ironic considering the heat others get when they can't close.

:laugh:

This guy cracks me up for real...if your that annoyed by this thread why even bother clicking on it and posting in it... The guy's been a closer for 5 title teams and 7 finals teams but he's an overrated clutch player...yeaaa sure....lol

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 01:36 AM
Can I ask why Colby instead of Kobe?

in honor of TheHoopsProphet. PSD poster. Most interesting man in the world :cool:


We all appreciate Kobe's work ethic. But you will have to pardon me having to read 3 years worth of how great he is in the clutch, and we witness tonight the norm.

I'm sure he's at least somewhere in the 85th-90th percentile [ even higher? ] in number of game winning shots among all of the NBA players of all time. If that's not great, I don't know what is.

You call him out for shooting just 31%. I'm sure most of the players wouldn't even dare take a shot for the fear of missing and getting reprimanded.


Sorry man, I completely appreciate Kobe's work ethic. Did you want this to be a "Kobe is so awesome, look at him after a tough loss and how hard he works" thread? If that is the case, can you explain the 100 threads on how LeBron and co. are complete chokers?

Fact is, we ALL respect Kobe, and his work ethic. But to give appreciation for him 12 minutes after he missed multiple clutch shots yet again, is very ironic considering the heat others get when they can't close.

You're missing the point muh man. This isn't about Colby's shooting. We've pretty much called him out on that. This isn't a thread about his clutch shooting. If you want to press the point even further, feel free to make a thread about it. No one's stopping you.

And speaking of clutch, you can't deny that LeBron and co. have been choking lately. Stats show it. It was just lately that there have been threads popping out about it. Before that, everyone was on the "LeBron is clutch" bandwagon. You know that.

210Don
03-11-2011, 01:37 AM
:laugh:

This guy cracks me up for real...if your that annoyed by this thread why even bother clicking on it and posting in it

he hates tim duncan & kobe

Duncan = Donkey
03-11-2011, 01:39 AM
Reports are coming through that Kobe got the Lakers Strength coach to make sure there were reporters still in the building so they could see him.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:39 AM
We all appreciate Kobe's work ethic. But you will have to pardon me having to read 3 years worth of how great he is in the clutch, and we witness tonight the norm.

Sorry man, I completely appreciate Kobe's work ethic. Did you want this to be a "Kobe is so awesome, look at him after a tough loss and how hard he works" thread? If that is the case, can you explain the 100 threads on how LeBron and co. are complete chokers?

Fact is, we ALL respect Kobe, and his work ethic. But to give appreciation for him 12 minutes after he missed multiple clutch shots yet again, is very ironic considering the heat others get when they can't close.

...somebody needs to go watch the Michael Jordan "failure" commercial again...

J4KOP99
03-11-2011, 01:39 AM
We all appreciate Kobe's work ethic. But you will have to pardon me having to read 3 years worth of how great he is in the clutch, and we witness tonight the norm.

Sorry man, I completely appreciate Kobe's work ethic. Did you want this to be a "Kobe is so awesome, look at him after a tough loss and how hard he works" thread? If that is the case, can you explain the 100 threads on how LeBron and co. are complete chokers?

Fact is, we ALL respect Kobe, and his work ethic. But to give appreciation for him 12 minutes after he missed multiple clutch shots yet again, is very ironic considering the heat others get when they can't close.

Kobe being clutch or not.... Who gives a ****? Those who can't come to terms with how good he is need to pick out his flaws and constantly jam them down his fans throats.

I would like to be a fly on the wall when you're sitting on your couch watching Kobe and the Lakers win title after title.

You ever pull a Bosh after any of them? Or are you emotionally strong enough to keep it together?

It must be frustrating to hate something/someone that always wins.

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 01:40 AM
and the Kobe knobb-slobbers aren't?

Occam's Razor - the simplest explanation is most likely the correct one.

Colby shoots after the game [ of bad shooting ]...simplest explanation? He was practicing.

It's you guys who're blowing this **** up with the "show off" baloney.

Jewelz0376
03-11-2011, 01:41 AM
Kobe being clutch or not.... Who gives a ****? Those who can't come to terms with how good he is need to pick out his flaws and constantly jam them down his fans throats.

I would like to be a fly on the wall when you're sitting on your couch watching Kobe and the Lakers win title after title.

You ever pull a Bosh after any of them? Or are you emotionally strong enough to keep it together?

It must be frustrating to hate something/someone that always wins.

:clap:

he can't help it..thats what haters do

J4KOP99
03-11-2011, 01:43 AM
And honestly, people on PSD love to judge these entire fan bases off of a few posters who post in the NBA forum. Go into any team forum and you will see that the lakers have plently of knowledgable, willing-to-criticize, un-biased fans. That goes for all of the team forums.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:43 AM
Yup. The fact that he lost twice to the Heat goes out the window, because now THIS is the story, and not the loss.

Huh? Do you even think at all before you type? Because you contradict yourself. The loss is the story. Kobe is out there because of the loss. W'hat would you rather him do? Go sit in a corner and think about it? Your post would make sense if he went out and partied after. Your post would make sense if he was seen laughing in the lockerroom and joking around with the guys. But he's not. He's doing exactly what he should be doing..and what kills me about Kobe haters is that they'll still find a way to hate him for it.

tr4shb0t
03-11-2011, 01:44 AM
he hates tim duncan & kobe

Hates 2 of the great fundamentalists?

Must know a lot about basketball. Would explain the Lebron homerism.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:45 AM
Reports are coming through that Kobe got the Lakers Strength coach to make sure there were reporters still in the building so they could see him.

I wonder if it's the same reporters that covered the last Lakers-Suns series.

If people are going to hate, so am I.

Now if only Minnesota could stop being an NBA side-show and actually have a decent season, perhaps Hawkeye would have something else to talk about other than engaging in the exact same argument every night. A fan of a franchise that has never won an NBA championship is going to call out a 5 time NBA champion for practicing after a tough loss. Classy.

J4KOP99
03-11-2011, 01:45 AM
Huh? Do you even think at all before you type? Because you contradict yourself. The loss is the story. Kobe is out there because of the loss. W'hat would you rather him do? Go sit in a corner and think about it? Your post would make sense if he went out and partied after. Your post would make sense if he was seen laughing in the lockerroom and joking around with the guys. But he's not. He's doing exactly what he should be doing..and what kills me about Kobe haters is that they'll still find a way to hate him for it.

But he once cheated on his wife... how dare he?

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 01:46 AM
Yup, this is all a show. Because he really needs to prove himself to everyone. People on PSD need to understand that we are a tiny, tiny minority of sports fans. The true "casual" nba or Lakers fan will never even hear about Kobe shooting after the heat game nor do they follow Kevin Ding on twitter...


If this was all a show and if he wanted all the attention, wouldn't he do something that would reach more people, something to get the mainstream media involved? Maybe he should have called up ESPN, had them set up cameras, asked for some advertisements and donated all of the money to charity.

Maybe he wants to look good after losing to the Heat again. Maybe he doesn't like that ppl think LeBron is better than him. Maybe he isn't content with the fact that everyone thinks that he'll never catch Jordan.

whatever the reason is, there is certainly reason for him to try to make himself look better. He wants the attention and he has PLENTY to prove. Knowing Kobe, he's not content with his career. 100% he wants to add to his legendary status.

Hustlenomics
03-11-2011, 01:47 AM
too bad he couldn't hit jumpers the final 2 minutes of the game

Avenged
03-11-2011, 01:47 AM
Huh? Do you even think at all before you type? Because you contradict yourself. The loss is the story. Kobe is out there because of the loss. W'hat would you rather him do? Go sit in a corner and think about it? Your post would make sense if he went out and partied after. Your post would make sense if he was seen laughing in the lockerroom and joking around with the guys. But he's not. He's doing exactly what he should be doing..and what kills me about Kobe haters is that they'll still find a way to hate him for it.

He should go cry, maybe that will make everyone happy. :shrug:

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 01:48 AM
He wants the attention and he has PLENTY to prove. Knowing Kobe, he's not content with his career. 100% he wants to add to his legendary status.

Who are you? His mom? Apparently you know him very well.

J4KOP99
03-11-2011, 01:50 AM
Maybe he wants to look good after losing to the Heat again. Maybe he doesn't like that ppl think LeBron is better than him. Maybe he isn't content with the fact that everyone thinks that he'll never catch Jordan.

whatever the reason is, there is certainly reason for him to try to make himself look better. He wants the attention and he has PLENTY to prove. Knowing Kobe, he's not content with his career. 100% he wants to add to his legendary status.

Maybe, you're just pulling things out of your ***?


What if the reason is, he was pissed that he missed some shots and he really loves playing basketball so he went to the gym after the game and shot around?

When you ever mess something up that you really care about... don't you want to get right back out there and do it again. Right your wrongs?

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:50 AM
too bad he couldn't hit jumpers the final 2 minutes of the game

too bad neither could the Celtics in the game 7 of last years finals.

Hustlenomics
03-11-2011, 01:52 AM
too bad neither could the Celtics in the game 7 of last years finals.

but they sure did in game 6 in 08 , 40 point victory

Jewelz0376
03-11-2011, 01:52 AM
Maybe he wants to look good after losing to the Heat again. Maybe he doesn't like that ppl think LeBron is better than him. Maybe he isn't content with the fact that everyone thinks that he'll never catch Jordan.

whatever the reason is, there is certainly reason for him to try to make himself look better. He wants the attention and he has PLENTY to prove. Knowing Kobe, he's not content with his career. 100% he wants to add to his legendary status.

Yea since you know what Kobe is thinking :rolleyes:... This guy apparently knows Kobe so he knows that Kobe just wanted to extra attention so he went and shot for an extra hour after the game :facepalm:

MelkyNYY
03-11-2011, 01:54 AM
Geez people, it's an NBA player shooting a basketball.

No need to suck his ****

It's what he does for a living

what if it was Rajon Rondo?

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:54 AM
but they sure did in game 6 in 08 , 40 point victory

That was how many years ago?

At least the Lakers made it to the finals the next year. Too bad we didn't see you there...

Hustlenomics
03-11-2011, 01:55 AM
That was how many years ago?

At least the Lakers made it to the finals the next year. Too bad we didn't see you there...

Celtics are better this year anyway I know you aren't talking trash when your team just lost to the Heat LOL!

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 01:56 AM
Maybe, you're just pulling things out of your ***?


What if the reason is, he was pissed that he missed some shots and he really loves playing basketball so he went to the gym after the game and shot around?

When you ever mess something up that you really care about... don't you want to get right back out there and do it again. Right your wrongs?

yup that's right.

BUT Kobe has had worse shooting nights than this. I find it quite the coincidence that it's only the second time that he's done this and it just so happens to come against the Miami Heat. I bet if he shot 5-28, and his team won, he'd be on the plane right now.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:58 AM
yup that's right.

BUT Kobe has had worse shooting nights than this. I find it quite the coincidence that it's only the second time that he's done this and it just so happens to come against the Miami Heat. I bet if he shot 5-28, and his team won, he'd be on the plane right now.

If you look at how many times he shows up early for games to shoot around and shows up early to practice...you'll see that this wasn't just a 2-time response...this is who he is. Phil showed up for practice early the other day and there was only one other car there. Guess who that was.

Bruno
03-11-2011, 01:58 AM
This is why I love Kobe as a player.

But seriously Kobe? Tonights loss had nothing to do with his shooting touch. It came down to poor decision making, bad shots, and a failure to feed the post.

This one hurts.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:59 AM
Celtics are better this year anyway I know you aren't talking trash when your team just lost to the Heat LOL!

You keep telling yourself that, it might take off the sting a little bit from last year.

Those tears don't dry as fast as they used to, do they?

DerekRE_3
03-11-2011, 01:59 AM
Practice that shot selection while you are at it kobe.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:00 AM
Yea since you know what Kobe is thinking :rolleyes:... This guy apparently knows Kobe so he knows that Kobe just wanted to extra attention so he went and shot for an extra hour after the game :facepalm:

woaaahhhhh I was downgrading Kobe in anyway by saying that he's happy with where his career is. He'd retire if he wasn't. I was speaking more about the fact that he wants to win and add to his legacy. I'm not pretending to KNOW Kobe. You guys can be childish and say **** like that, but I'm more referring to his competitive personality that you Kobe fans tend to boast. yeeeesh

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 02:01 AM
If you guys want to call him out for it, more power to you.

For me, I'm just glad that at least he was practicing. Practice can't hurt, right?

shep33
03-11-2011, 02:02 AM
Celtics are better this year anyway I know you aren't talking trash when your team just lost to the Heat LOL!

Didn't Boston just lose at home to the Clippers without Eric Gordon?

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 02:03 AM
woaaahhhhh I was downgrading Kobe in anyway by saying that he's happy with where his career is. He'd retire if he wasn't. I was speaking more about the fact that he wants to win and add to his legacy. I'm not pretending to KNOW Kobe. You guys can be childish and say **** like that, but I'm more referring to his competitive personality that you Kobe fans tend to boast. yeeeesh

And somehow you've connected his competitive personality to being a show off...great.

His resume speaks for itself. I don't think an hour worth of practice is going to do anything to his legacy.

I mean, unless he goes on a mad streak for the rest of the season. Then in that case he was actually practicing and not simply showing off.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:04 AM
If you look at how many times he shows up early for games to shoot around and shows up early to practice...you'll see that this wasn't just a 2-time response...this is who he is. Phil showed up for practice early the other day and there was only one other car there. Guess who that was.

nothings uncommon about showing up early to a game. Not hating on that though.

shizzle09
03-11-2011, 02:05 AM
we're talking about practice! not a game. practice

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:06 AM
nothings uncommon about showing up early to a game. Not hating on that though.

To practice? Staying late after practice? And sure it was only 2 times that he's stayed after a road game, but I don't hear about ANYONE doing it even once.

I'm not going to try and prove Kobe's commitment to the game to you, it is well documented. Some of the best players in the world came together for the gold at the last olympics, and it was Kobe's worth ethic that inspired them.

There is nothing "common" about that...except that it has become common for Kobe Bryant.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:07 AM
You keep telling yourself that, it might take off the sting a little bit from last year.

Those tears don't dry as fast as they used to, do they?

I know. Losing to inferior teams does leave a sting. I heard taking shots after the game will take it away.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:08 AM
I know. Losing to inferior teams does leave a sting. I heard taking shots after the game will take it away.

It is the regular season...how much do you really think that matters? Do I need to list off some of the TERRIBLE teams the Lakers lost to last year? They finished the reg season losing 7 of 10 if i remember correctly.

We both know how that ended up.

But thats ok. There were haters then and there are haters now. Nothings changed.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:10 AM
And somehow you've connected his competitive personality to being a show off...great.

His resume speaks for itself. I don't think an hour worth of practice is going to do anything to his legacy.

I mean, unless he goes on a mad streak for the rest of the season. Then in that case he was actually practicing and not simply showing off.

Ya but it will do loads for improving his shot. Let's get real here. This will be one of those Kobe stories that will be told long after he retires.

J4KOP99
03-11-2011, 02:10 AM
Time to end this thread. Kobe is probably about to go back to his room to go to sleep, we should all do the same...

How did I know this would somehow turn into a Lakers vs. celtics thread?

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 02:12 AM
Ya but it will do loads for improving his shot. Let's get real here. This will be one of those Kobe stories that will be told long after he retires.

And Colby cares more about that 1 page article on Yahoo! Sports more than improving his shot. Riiight on.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:12 AM
It is the regular season...how much do you really think that matters? Do I need to list off some of the TERRIBLE teams the Lakers lost to last year? They finished the reg season losing 7 of 10 if i remember correctly.

We both know how that ended up.

But thats ok. There were haters then and there are haters now.

can't take a joke?

but I guess the Heat's losing record to above .500 teams is a little overblown than right?

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 02:13 AM
And if he wanted publicity, why isn't he doing this after every bad shooting night?

godolphins
03-11-2011, 02:14 AM
Double post

godolphins
03-11-2011, 02:15 AM
we're talking about practice! not a game. practice

Good one :laugh2:

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 02:15 AM
anyways, I'm done here fellas. Have a good night.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:16 AM
can't take a joke?

but I guess the Heat's losing record to above .500 teams is a little overblown than right?

I think the Heat are going to be amazing in the playoffs. Like I said, I couldn't care less about individual games during the regular season. I've seen what LeBron and Wade can do in the playoffs, and Haslem is going to be back sometime soon. If teams are downplaying the Heat in the playoffs, it is only going to work to the Heat's advantage.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:17 AM
And if he wanted publicity, why isn't he doing this after every bad shooting night?

you tell me. I bet having your winning streak broken by a struggling Miami Heat is a possible reason.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:18 AM
Ya but it will do loads for improving his shot. Let's get real here. This will be one of those Kobe stories that will be told long after he retires.

Yep...excuse him for thinking that he has something to work on, and than trying to work on it. I guess it's not worth practicing something unless it is going to loads for improving it?

With that logic, good luck with life.

godolphins
03-11-2011, 02:19 AM
And if he wanted publicity, why isn't he doing this after every bad shooting night?
He also could of did it without the 10 minute media Q&A afterward(just saying)

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:19 AM
you tell me. I bet having your winning streak broken by a struggling Miami Heat is a possible reason.

And losing to Cleveland wasn't?

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:19 AM
I think the Heat are going to be amazing in the playoffs. Like I said, I couldn't care less about individual games during the regular season. I've seen what LeBron and Wade can do in the playoffs, and Haslem is going to be back sometime soon. If teams are downplaying the Heat in the playoffs, it is only going to work to the Heat's advantage.

agreed <3. I'm a Toronto fan and I really have nothing to defend other than DeMar getting robbed in the dunk contest that I did not watch... GO SPURS or WHATEVER TEAM STEVE NASH IS ON!

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:20 AM
And losing to Cleveland wasn't?

that was charity. :)

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:23 AM
If Kobe isn't doing the right thing by practicing after a tough loss, can somebody PLEASE explain to me what he should have done?

Should he have gotten something to eat?
Played some video games?
Got on the plane early?

If nobody can offer a better suggestion, than you need to ask yourself: "why the hell am I hating on him right now". Let's be honest with ourselves, he's doing EXACTLY what he should be doing, and he's doing EXACTLY what you wish your star player on your team was doing.

JPHX
03-11-2011, 02:29 AM
lol. raja bell used to do this with the suns all the time. but because kobe does it, it deserves a thread?? :eyebrow:

Sixerlover
03-11-2011, 02:29 AM
If Kobe isn't doing the right thing by practicing after a tough loss, can somebody PLEASE explain to me what he should have done?

Should he have gotten something to eat?
Played some video games?
Got on the plane early?

If nobody can offer a better suggestion, than you need to ask yourself: "why the hell am I hating on him right now". Let's be honest with ourselves, he's doing EXACTLY what he should be doing, and he's doing EXACTLY what you wish your star player on your team was doing.

Would the reverse to that be, every player that loses a tough game that doesn't go out on the court and practice is doing the wrong thing?

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:30 AM
If Kobe isn't doing the right thing by practicing after a tough loss, can somebody PLEASE explain to me what he should have done?

Should he have gotten something to eat?
Played some video games?
Got on the plane early?

If nobody can offer a better suggestion, than you need to ask yourself: "why the hell am I hating on him right now". Let's be honest with ourselves, he's doing EXACTLY what he should be doing, and he's doing EXACTLY what you wish your star player on your team was doing.

there's no problem with shooting after a game. It's when you put in all of the other factors it begins to look more like a gimmick than an attempt of improvement.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:32 AM
Would the reverse to that be, every player that loses a tough game that doesn't go out on the court and practice is doing the wrong thing?

Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

If these players are searching for success that they have yet find, and they aren't doing everything they can to get there...then yes, they are doing the wrong thing.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:32 AM
lol. raja bell used to do this with the suns all the time. but because kobe does it, it deserves a thread?? :eyebrow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X60mrYO1UU that's Raja Bell. He's a ****ing soldier!!!!!

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:35 AM
there's no problem with shooting after a game. It's when you put in all of the other factors it begins to look more like a gimmick than an attempt of improvement.

I haven't heard of any of these "factors".

If it wasn't for "other people", we wouldn't have even known that he was doing this. He didn't secure a spot on national television to tell the world that he made a decision to practice after the road game tonight.

Silent
03-11-2011, 02:36 AM
Can't blame him much on tonights loss. They played horrible at the end of the last 3 quarters. Kobe played pretty well besides a few blunders at the end. Just a sloppy game overall by both teams.

The Refs Didnt help theme much either with some ****** ***** calls

godolphins
03-11-2011, 02:39 AM
After analyzing this picture: http://plixi.com/p/83124497 I concluded that at first he was doing it just because he was pissed after losing the game than later on when people started coming out and watching him he wanted to dwell in the spotlight (yes I'm bored)

NYtilIdie
03-11-2011, 02:39 AM
Yes, because Kobe is the first player ever to do this :rolleyes:

Odom did the exact same thing in the 08' Finals after a bad game in Boston and he didn't get a thread, but instead they were more worried about him eating candy.

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 02:40 AM
I haven't heard of any of these "factors".

If it wasn't for "other people", we wouldn't have even known that he was doing this. He didn't secure a spot on national television to tell the world that he made a decision to practice after the road game tonight.

Factors:
Losing to the Heat again (playing like **** lately)
Having an 8-game winning streak broken
The fact that he could have shot around elsewhere (away from media distractions)

seems a little fishy... smells like sushi.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:45 AM
Factors:
Losing to the Heat again (playing like **** lately)
Having an 8-game winning streak broken
The fact that he could have shot around elsewhere (away from media distractions)

seems a little fishy... smells like sushi.

lol look at that list.

Losing again, playing like ***, having a winning streak broken.

Those are reasons TO practice, not reasons to put on a show. I really don't understand your reasoning here. You are giving me reasons why Kobe should be practicing, and then you are critisizing him for practicing. To me, that is an obvious sign of someone who is just looking for reasons to hate on a guy. How do any of those factors make it more of a show? If you ask me, it would make a much bigger show if he was working on his shot after a big win on the road. But that's not me talking, that's logic.

lol he's in Miami...where the hell is he supposed to be going to shoot around? Is he supposed to be hitting up the outdoor parks and challenging some thugs to some streetball? Something tells me Miami fans wouldn't be so welcoming.

ElMarroAfamado
03-11-2011, 02:46 AM
haha its funny the only people hating are teams who know their team is not going to win a title because of the Lakers. If only OTHER guys did the things Kobe did....they might be champions too.

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 02:46 AM
he missed shots down the stretch, which has been shown statistically. We all appreciate his work ethic, its what makes him great, but he shoots roughly 31% when the game is on the line. This is a fact.

Not even sure why this thread would be created. Kobe has always outworked most. This is why he will be a top 10 player ever.

Did you see the stat that showed that he shoots better than Lebron and Wade with 3 minutes left? Did you see that stat that said he has 15 go ahead jumpers in the last 30 seconds of game? The most in the NBA.. Melo tied, ray allen third, and dirk 4th.. Lebron nowhere to be found? Get outta here with your Kobe hate. Lebron is trying to bag cuban broads right now, Kobe is working on his game... Maybe "the king" should do the same.. His shot is the worst ive seen...

Supreme LA
03-11-2011, 02:47 AM
Yes, because Kobe is the first player ever to do this :rolleyes:

Odom did the exact same thing in the 08' Finals after a bad game in Boston and he didn't get a thread, but instead they were more worried about him eating candy.

There is a difference smart guy. It's notable if someone who is already truly great, working to get even better than he already is because he is seeking for perfection.

A guy like Odom and Raja staying after to shoot shots is because they actually have a whole lot of room to improve. I don't see how anybody can hate on him for this. I'm sure you guys would be proud to see your favorite player doing what Kobe is now.

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 02:49 AM
By the way, worst officiating ive seen ever... But the refs have been trying real hard to end the Heats streak...

CityofTreez
03-11-2011, 02:51 AM
Did you see the stat that showed that he shoots better than Lebron and Wade with 3 minutes left? Did you see that stat that said he has 15 go ahead jumpers in the last 30 seconds of game? The most in the NBA.. Melo tied, ray allen third, and dirk 4th.. Lebron nowhere to be found? Get outta here with your Kobe hate. Lebron is trying to bag cuban broads right now, Kobe is working on his game... Maybe "the king" should do the same.. His shot is the worst ive seen...

Stop blowing LeBron James struggles out of proportion to cover your boy Kobe Bryant. I know Kobe Bryant is most likely MVP, but don't try to cover Kobe Bryant with petty little stats that mean Nothing (in terms of right now).

The worst shot you've seen this year is LeBron James?

Watch more NBA before you blab about who has the best/worst jump-shot in the league!

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:54 AM
Stop blowing LeBron James struggles out of proportion to cover your boy Kobe Bryant. I know Kobe Bryant is most likely MVP, but don't try to cover Kobe Bryant with petty little stats that mean Nothing (in terms of right now).

The worst shot you've seen this year is LeBron James?

Watch more NBA before you blab about who has the best/worst jump-shot in the league!

Yes, because the 6th leading scorer in the NBA and 5 time NBA champion needs to be "covered".

...ok.

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 02:56 AM
Stop blowing LeBron James struggles out of proportion to cover your boy Kobe Bryant. I know Kobe Bryant is most likely MVP, but don't try to cover Kobe Bryant with petty little stats that mean Nothing (in terms of right now).

The worst shot you've seen this year is LeBron James?

Watch more NBA before you blab about who has the best/worst jump-shot in the league!

I watch NBA every single day.. I got the NBA league pass and i bet on games.. I watch almost every game.. Ive been watching the NBA for more than 30 years.. Ive never seen a player that people call the best in the league by far, who isnt a big, have such a terrible shot. I hate watching Lebron play.. Never saw someone jump to pass almost every ball.. Its just ugly... Every play seems like he's trying to barrel his way to the hole and get a foul called:puke:

knightstemplar
03-11-2011, 02:57 AM
when is kobe gonna drop another 40-50 point game, come on colby

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 03:00 AM
lol look at that list.

Losing again, playing like ***, having a winning streak broken.

Those are reasons TO practice, not reasons to put on a show. I really don't understand your reasoning here. You are giving me reasons why Kobe should be practicing, and then you are critisizing him for practicing. To me, that is an obvious sign of someone who is just looking for reasons to hate on a guy. How do any of those factors make it more of a show? If you ask me, it would make a much bigger show if he was working on his shot after a big win on the road. But that's not me talking, that's logic.

lol he's in Miami...where the hell is he supposed to be going to shoot around? Is he supposed to be hitting up the outdoor parks and challenging some thugs to some streetball? Something tells me Miami fans wouldn't be so welcoming.

you forget the fact that he's only done this once before. My logic tells me that Kobe is doing something that he never does (shooting after the game) after a loss to LeBron and the SHeat (the best player in the league, struggling team, and having a winning streak ended). Do you not count those in you deductive reasoning. Also there are other designated courts for him to practice on, as one of the guys stated earlier. I'd deduce that Kobe is going far out of his norm for a reason greater than some missed shots. He's missed more shots before under different circumstances. Will he do it on another bad shooting night - probably not.

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:02 AM
you forget the fact that he's only done this once before. My logic tells me that Kobe is doing something that he never does (shooting after the game) after a loss to LeBron and the SHeat (the best player in the league, struggling team, and having a winning streak ended). Do you not count those in you deductive reasoning. Also there are other designated courts for him to practice on, as one of the guys stated earlier. I'd deduce that Kobe is going far out of his norm for a reason greater than some missed shots. He's missed more shots before under different circumstances. Will he do it on another bad shooting night - probably not.

The best player in the league has 2 MVPS....





Finals MVP's that is

Sixerlover
03-11-2011, 03:04 AM
The best player in the league has 2 MVPS....





Finals MVP's that is

Tim Duncan?? Shaq??

:laugh2:

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:06 AM
Tim Duncan?? Shaq??

:laugh2:

good one... lol

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 03:06 AM
The best player in the league has 2 MVPS....





Finals MVP's that is

wow cool story old man. Only if LeBron was privileged enough to play for the greatest franchise in sports like Kobe. Imagine how overrated he'd actually be...

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:08 AM
wow cool story old man. Only if LeBron was privileged enough to play for the greatest franchise in sports like Kobe. Imagine how overrated he'd actually be...

GTFOH... He had the best record in the league twice... What happens in the playoffs? Teams play off him and make him a jump shooter.. Since he's clearly a **** jump shooter and a lousy leader, his teams looses... And a lot of players were privileged enough to play for the greatest franchise ever and never won a thing... Now go to sleep

CityofTreez
03-11-2011, 03:09 AM
I watch NBA every single day.. I got the NBA league pass and i bet on games.. I watch almost every game.. Ive been watching the NBA for more than 30 years.. Ive never seen a player that people call the best in the league by far, who isnt a big, have such a terrible shot. I hate watching Lebron play.. Never saw someone jump to pass almost every ball.. Its just ugly... Every play seems like he's trying to barrel his way to the hole and get a foul called:puke:

I don't hate his play. I think his ability to pass, rebound, play defense, and jump-shoot are way better than most players in the league. Just look at their career 3pt%, they're pretty much the same.

Oh. Ok. So you have the NBA League Pass and watch the Lakers on Pacific Time. You would never know that LeBron James shot better than Donte Greene of the Sac Kings.

LeBron James doesn't have the worst shot in the league (and you know it)!

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 03:09 AM
Tim Duncan?? Shaq??

:laugh2:

no Tim has 2 MVP's and 3 finals MVP's. Shaq has 1 MVP and 3 finals MVP's.

But Kobe does the best Jordan impression so he's automatically greater than them.

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:11 AM
I don't hate his play. I think his ability to pass, rebound, play defense, and jump-shoot are way better than most players in the league. Just look at their career 3pt%, they're pretty much the same.

Oh. Ok. So you have the NBA League Pass and watch the Lakers on Pacific Time. You would never know that LeBron James shot better than Donte Greene of the Sac Kings.

LeBron James doesn't have the worst shot in the league (and you know it)!

I guess because people like you watch sportscenter and lookup stats all day, ypu believe Lebron is the greatest thing ever.. He's not..Wade on the other hand, love watching him play...

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 03:11 AM
you forget the fact that he's only done this once before. My logic tells me that Kobe is doing something that he never does (shooting after the game) after a loss to LeBron and the SHeat (the best player in the league, struggling team, and having a winning streak ended). Do you not count those in you deductive reasoning. Also there are other designated courts for him to practice on, as one of the guys stated earlier. I'd deduce that Kobe is going far out of his norm for a reason greater than some missed shots. He's missed more shots before under different circumstances. Will he do it on another bad shooting night - probably not.


He felt he had something to work on, and he worked on it.

All you really just did was repeat your list from before. You had losing the game, and having a winning streak ended already in there before lol. If LeBron is the best player in the league, than doesn't that just give Kobe another reason to practice? If the Lakers lost to a struggling team...doesn't that just give Kobe another reason to practice? I still don't see how any of these contribute to your argument that it was show over practice. You just keep giving reasons why he should be practicing. Works in my favor.

Sure it's greater than some missed shots..but in general he's been having off shooting nights lately. It all goes back to Einsteins definition of insanity. Sure he's had bad shooting nights before, and yet he had another bad one tonight. So he shouldn't keep doing the same thing and expecting different results. So what did he do? He tried something different. If your biggest complaint is that one of the most well-known people in the world was observed shooting a ball by the same media that would follow him in the bathroom while he takes a piss if they had the chance...I can live with that lol.

He's one of the best to ever play the game..and he got there somehow.

Niro
03-11-2011, 03:12 AM
Geez people, it's an NBA player shooting a basketball.

No need to suck his ****

It's what he does for a living

really?

show me one other nba player that stays after a loss at the arena and shoots hours(!!) to get better

great work ethic

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:12 AM
no Tim has 2 MVP's and 3 finals MVP's. Shaq has 1 MVP and 3 finals MVP's.

But Kobe does the best Jordan impression so he's automatically greater than them.

You mean winning championships?

Geargo Wallace
03-11-2011, 03:14 AM
GTFOH... He had the best record in the league twice... What happens in the playoffs? Teams play off him and make him a jump shooter.. Since he's clearly a **** jump shooter and a lousy leader, his teams looses... And a lot of players were privileged enough to play for the greatest franchise ever and never won a thing... Now go to sleep

Must we go into their respective rosters? I've heard every Lebron- Kobe argument and it just drags on too long, but if you put LeBron in Kobe's spot I guarantee they win the ship.

CityofTreez
03-11-2011, 03:16 AM
I guess because people like you watch sportscenter and lookup stats all day, ypu believe Lebron is the greatest thing ever.. He's not..Wade on the other hand, love watching him play...

No. I just know LeBron James has a better shot than Donte Greene, Luther Head, DeShawn Stevenson, Baron Davis, Eduardo Najera, 65% of the league, etc.

You just went overboard proclaiming LeBron the worst shooter in the league. If you truly believe that, you really don't bet on games, cause you have no money left to bet on in the First place!

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:17 AM
Must we go into their respective rosters? I've heard every Lebron- Kobe argument and it just drags on too long, but if you put LeBron in Kobe's spot I guarantee they win the ship.

Thats a stupid argument.. Fact is he had the roster he had, they achieved THE BEST RECORD IN THE LEAGUE TWO YEARS IN A ROW, and he couldnt pull it off in the playoffs... Im sick of this roster argument... The roster was good enough to win 60 games two years in a row....

Jewelz0376
03-11-2011, 03:17 AM
Must we go into their respective rosters? I've heard every Lebron- Kobe argument and it just drags on too long, but if you put LeBron in Kobe's spot I guarantee they win the ship.

Give Kobe..Wade and Bosh and I guarantee they win the ship

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:17 AM
No. I just know LeBron James has a better shot than Donte Greene, Luther Head, DeShawn Stevenson, Baron Davis, Eduardo Najera, 65% of the league, etc.

You just went overboard proclaiming LeBron the worst shooter in the league. If you truly believe that, you really don't bet on games, cause you have no money left on to bet in the 1st place!

I said he has the worst shot in the game smart guy....

sixer04fan
03-11-2011, 03:21 AM
Respect.

CityofTreez
03-11-2011, 03:24 AM
I said he has the worst shot in the game smart guy....

You're just a homer because he doesn't have the worst shot in the game, it's actually great when he lights it up from behind the arc.

It's clear you're just ripping LeBron to glorify Kobe, and the best way to go about that, is proclaim that "LeBron has the worst shot in the game" (to your standards).

knightstemplar
03-11-2011, 03:24 AM
Must we go into their respective rosters? I've heard every Lebron- Kobe argument and it just drags on too long, but if you put LeBron in Kobe's spot I guarantee they win the ship.

well, lebron has wade and bosh now, so lets see if he can win the 'ship, what are you gonna say when the heat lose this year?

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:25 AM
You're just a homer because he doesn't have the worst shot in the game, it's actually great when he lights it up from behind the arc.

It's clear you're just ripping LeBron to glorify Kobe, and the best way to go about that, is proclaim that "LeBron has the worst shot in the game" (to your standards).

yea.. well.. I dont know how im a homer, i think wade has one of the sweetest jumpers in the game.. Im just not brainwashed

bbcmillionaire
03-11-2011, 03:27 AM
That Should be wade instead lol he was horrible that game

CityofTreez
03-11-2011, 03:31 AM
yea.. well.. I dont know how im a homer, i think wade has one of the sweetest jumpers in the game.. Im just not brainwashed

Oh My..............

Jewelz0376
03-11-2011, 03:32 AM
well, lebron has wade and bosh now, so lets see if he can win the 'ship, what are you gonna say when the heat lose this year?

They've already started with the excuses...the same excuse as last year...Lebron doesn't have a good enough team bla bla bla

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:32 AM
Oh my what? You about to show me more stats? Or sportscenter highlights?

sunsfan88
03-11-2011, 03:38 AM
He could use the practice...what did he shoot 7-23?

Any player that shoots like that needs to practice after the game.

Btw did he practice shooting after gm 7 of the finals? He shot similar in that game to todays game.

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:39 AM
He could use the practice...what did he shoot 7-23?

Any player that shoots like that needs to practice after the game.

Btw did he practice shooting after gm 7 of the finals? He shot similar in that game to todays game.

Nope, he celebrated after game 7 because he won another championship.. His 15 rebounds help put them over the top....

sunsfan88
03-11-2011, 03:42 AM
well, lebron has wade and bosh now, so lets see if he can win the 'ship, what are you gonna say when the heat lose this year?

I'm sorry but correct me if I am wrong, did the Lakers win the Finals their first season with Gasol? If I remember right, they got spanked by Boston in the Finals...

Its gonna take time for Miami and imo they have a good shot at being a dynasty.

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:43 AM
I'm sorry but correct me if I am wrong, did the Lakers win the Finals their first season with Gasol? If I remember right, they got spanked by Boston in the Finals...

Its gonna take time for Miami and imo they have a good shot at being a dynasty.

They went to the finals though right?

CityofTreez
03-11-2011, 03:47 AM
Oh my what? You about to show me more stats? Or sportscenter highlights?

Oh My.............You're not even worth arguing with!

You're obviously 10, espn highlights? who does that?

You think the NBA is based around the HEAT & Lakers!

knightstemplar
03-11-2011, 03:52 AM
Oh My.............You're not even worth arguing with!

You're obviously 10, espn highlights? who does that?

You think the NBA is based around the HEAT & Lakers!

lol but its not based on the kings, no offense

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:52 AM
Oh My.............You're not even worth arguing with!

You're obviously 10, espn highlights? who does that?

You think the NBA is based around the HEAT & Lakers!

Goodnight

knightstemplar
03-11-2011, 03:55 AM
He could use the practice...what did he shoot 7-23?

Any player that shoots like that needs to practice after the game.

Btw did he practice shooting after gm 7 of the finals? He shot similar in that game to todays game.

kobe had 9 points in the 4th quarter of gm 7, plus won finals mvp, so stop hatin you just mad LA put a whoopin on the suns last year

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 03:56 AM
kobe had 9 points in the 4th quarter of gm 7, plus won finals mvp, so stop hatin you just mad LA put a whoopin on the suns last year

And pretty much every year but like 2

knightstemplar
03-11-2011, 03:59 AM
[QUOTE=sunsfan88;17078380]I'm sorry but correct me if I am wrong, did the Lakers win the Finals their first season with Gasol? If I remember right, they got spanked by Boston in the Finals...

they got to the finals

CityofTreez
03-11-2011, 04:02 AM
lol but its not based on the kings, no offense

I understand, but come one, I know you understand me to some degree.

worst jump-shot in the league? It's not even a discussion.

knightstemplar
03-11-2011, 04:07 AM
I understand, but come one, I know you understand me to some degree.

worst jump-shot in the league? It's not even a discussion.

yeah, whos that dude in your sig?

John Walls Era
03-11-2011, 04:37 AM
Geez people, it's an NBA player shooting a basketball.

No need to suck his ****

It's what he does for a living

:laugh: True though.

ElMarroAfamado
03-11-2011, 04:53 AM
Kobe haters are sad sad individuals. The guy can win 15 titles and he will never get any credit. Grow Up.

Hawkize31
03-11-2011, 05:27 AM
Really? This is why hes the greatest?

I have a feeling other players practice too, there just isn't a huge deal made about it.

StrandedCub
03-11-2011, 06:07 AM
Really? This is why hes the greatest?

I have a feeling other players practice too, there just isn't a huge deal made about it.

But do other players spend 2 hours after a game working on their game? I could be completely wrong, but I doubt many do that.

JDMVP
03-11-2011, 08:21 AM
Seriously it is true it's just a basketball player just practicing I mean it's just the media. I mean obviously he did not feel good about the game. It's only the media who's making a big deal out of it, only the MEDIA. Well at least he's doing something about it when he's upset, he's not crying. As a LAKER fan I knew this was gonna happen, "Uh, Lakers lose, Miami WIN, YEHEY, we beat the defending champs, We our world Champs" UHHHHHHH YEHEY.............

magichatnumber9
03-11-2011, 08:41 AM
He takes the game seriously just like Larry Bird used to. Both players have more in common then you would think.

Hawkeye15
03-11-2011, 09:32 AM
:laugh:

This guy cracks me up for real...if your that annoyed by this thread why even bother clicking on it and posting in it... The guy's been a closer for 5 title teams and 7 finals teams but he's an overrated clutch player...yeaaa sure....lol

keep ignoring the hard statistics dude. You will feel better that way

Hawkeye15
03-11-2011, 09:38 AM
in honor of TheHoopsProphet. PSD poster. Most interesting man in the world :cool:



I'm sure he's at least somewhere in the 85th-90th percentile [ even higher? ] in number of game winning shots among all of the NBA players of all time. If that's not great, I don't know what is.

You call him out for shooting just 31%. I'm sure most of the players wouldn't even dare take a shot for the fear of missing and getting reprimanded.



You're missing the point muh man. This isn't about Colby's shooting. We've pretty much called him out on that. This isn't a thread about his clutch shooting. If you want to press the point even further, feel free to make a thread about it. No one's stopping you.

And speaking of clutch, you can't deny that LeBron and co. have been choking lately. Stats show it. It was just lately that there have been threads popping out about it. Before that, everyone was on the "LeBron is clutch" bandwagon. You know that.

I am not referring to LeBron in the slightest. I am simply pointing out, yet again, that the so called "King of clutch", did what he does 69% of the time last night. Miss, and its typically because it was a terrible shot to take.

Look, I understand some of you Laker fans are upset at the loss. And I clearly stated, we are all aware of Kobe's work ethic, and admire it. Its impossible not to.

But we have had countless threads about how awesome Kobe is in the clutch, and countless more about how bad the Heat choke, and yet we see why Kobe shoots 31% from the field in the clutch last night. The reason Kobe has more makes than anyone currently, is he has been around forever, and refuses to NOT shoot in those situations.

Again, we all admire his work ethic. And last night will be totally forgotten when he hits a game winner eventually, as will all the other 100+ misses he has had. That is how selective memory works.

Hawkeye15
03-11-2011, 09:40 AM
Kobe being clutch or not.... Who gives a ****? Those who can't come to terms with how good he is need to pick out his flaws and constantly jam them down his fans throats.

I would like to be a fly on the wall when you're sitting on your couch watching Kobe and the Lakers win title after title.

You ever pull a Bosh after any of them? Or are you emotionally strong enough to keep it together?

It must be frustrating to hate something/someone that always wins.

some of you use the term "hate" in a reckless manner. I love it how you get bent out of shape if someone points out flaws of Kobe, yet this board, and all media outlets, have no issue picking apart every other star that has ever played.

Double standard??

Hawkeye15
03-11-2011, 09:41 AM
he hates tim duncan & kobe

haha, good luck proving that dude.

People really have an issue with rationality here. God forbid we point out the flaws in players around the league with pure evidence...

SteBO
03-11-2011, 09:46 AM
What's going on in here? :confused: I think Kobe is definitely a clutch player, but some of you guys need to wake up and smell the roses. Kobe's missed a lot of shots in clutch situations over his years, and even the two three's he hit last night, were horrible shots to take. :shrug: I don't see how some of you don't see that. Then you hate on LeBron for the same reasons, even though statistically he's more efficient in that area. :confused: Funny how that works huh. :laugh2:

lakers4sho
03-11-2011, 10:05 AM
I am not referring to LeBron in the slightest. I am simply pointing out, yet again, that the so called "King of clutch", did what he does 69% of the time last night. Miss, and its typically because it was a terrible shot to take.

Look, I understand some of you Laker fans are upset at the loss. And I clearly stated, we are all aware of Kobe's work ethic, and admire it. Its impossible not to.

But we have had countless threads about how awesome Kobe is in the clutch, and countless more about how bad the Heat choke, and yet we see why Kobe shoots 31% from the field in the clutch last night. The reason Kobe has more makes than anyone currently, is he has been around forever, and refuses to NOT shoot in those situations.

Again, we all admire his work ethic. And last night will be totally forgotten when he hits a game winner eventually, as will all the other 100+ misses he has had. That is how selective memory works.

Ugh let me rephrase what I've said one more time...if you want to complain about people dubbing Colby the king of clutch, feel free to make a thread about it. Don't derail something else that has nothing to do with your agenda.

If you're sick of people praising his work ethic, which I kind of sense with your responses, then just don't respond.

That's all.

John Walls Era
03-11-2011, 10:11 AM
Kobe wont be the last and isnt the first

Avenged
03-11-2011, 11:13 AM
What's going on in here? :confused: I think Kobe is definitely a clutch player, but some of you guys need to wake up and smell the roses. Kobe's missed a lot of shots in clutch situations over his years, and even the two three's he hit last night, were horrible shots to take. :shrug: I don't see how some of you don't see that. Then you hate on LeBron for the same reasons, even though statistically he's more efficient in that area. :confused: Funny how that works huh. :laugh2:

The fact that Kobe not being clutch in a thread about work ethic does not go hand to hand. There's actually a thread praising Kobe but someone has to come in and say that he's not clutch out of the blue.. :pity:

Lebron has a lot to prove and said some questionable things when he joined the Heat, so yes, if he falls short, fans will make it known.

Da Knicks
03-11-2011, 11:35 AM
What a turd

Shmontaine
03-11-2011, 11:57 AM
Pretty sure he can find a gym where there are no reporters to work on his shot... lame publicity stunt IMO

Greet
03-11-2011, 12:08 PM
lebron doesn't need to shoot after a game

bedford1829
03-11-2011, 12:09 PM
Extra shooting wont ease the 15 years of heavy NBA wear and tear that have slowed down his game cosiderably

magichatnumber9
03-11-2011, 12:12 PM
Pretty sure he can find a gym where there are no reporters to work on his shot... lame publicity stunt IMOthis. Yet still it can't hurt

bedford1829
03-11-2011, 12:12 PM
With that said GOAT.....

MAMBA!

BklynKnicks3
03-11-2011, 12:16 PM
Goat

RaiderLakersA's
03-11-2011, 12:32 PM
...somebody needs to go watch the Michael Jordan "failure" commercial again...

:clap: :clap: :clap:

That's what it's all about.

Kobe knows that he's not Jordan. He knows that he's not Superman (the comic book character, not Shaq or Howard). He's no doubt pissed and upset about losing, but like he said, the post-game workout was as much about the forthcoming game against the Mavericks as it was about the loss to the Heat.

Maybe all of the Kobe haters are perfect and the true elites in their chosen line of profession. But Kobe is like most guys in that he knows that he has to work his tail off everyday to measure up. Every. Single. Day. I can relate.

It may be difficult for some haters to wrap their tiny brains around this, but perhaps the reason why so many respect and admire Kobe the basketball player is because we know he's flawed and human, yet despite this, he's trying to achieve eternal greatness anyway.

Will he reach the pinnacle? Who knows. Maybe he never gets there.

But there isn't a single one of you who can say that watching his journey so far hasn't given you pause to consider how phenomenal his trajectory is. He's not that wobbly kid fresh out of high school whose game & potential everyone doubted at first. He's not T-Mac or Vinsanity, you know, guys who frankly had tremendously more gifted natural ability coming into the league. He's not even Garnett, who will also go down as one of the greats. He's eclipsed even KG in that sense.

No, when mentioned, Kobe's name comes up in conversations of overall greatness along with one other guy whom by every account is "The Most Dominant" center of our generation. And depending on who you're talking to, even Shaq wouldn't have as many rings on his fingers without Kobe at his side.

Think about that for a second. Everyone fully acknowledges that on the greatness meter, the distance from Michael Jordan to Scottie Pippen, both HOFers, teammates and contemporaris, is many, many, MANY light years. But Shaq and Kobe on that same spectrum are not only in the same solar system, but probably will be within a lunar orbit of each other when it's all said and done. Both players could very well be considered one of the NBA's top 8 greatest players of all time.

All that for a kid who was never endowed with "The Most Dominant" God-given anything. All that because of nights like this when he wanted to work on his game well past quitting time.

Seriously, I can't tell haters to not hate, but at least recognize how much of a complete waste of energy it is. Nothing you say will change Kobe's achievements, his goals, or his destiny. You're just pissing into a mighty wind.

J4KOP99
03-11-2011, 12:37 PM
What's going on in here? :confused: I think Kobe is definitely a clutch player, but some of you guys need to wake up and smell the roses. Kobe's missed a lot of shots in clutch situations over his years, and even the two three's he hit last night, were horrible shots to take. :shrug: I don't see how some of you don't see that. Then you hate on LeBron for the same reasons, even though statistically he's more efficient in that area. :confused: Funny how that works huh. :laugh2:

Stebo, the point is this. Someone made a thread about Kobe shooting after the game. No Lakers fan said anything about him being clutch, people were just impressed by his work ethic... then, for no reason whatsoever, Hawkeye had to get some anger out and brought to light his favorite stat of all-time.

It's not that Lakers fans turn a blind eye to the fact that Kobe has missed many clutch shots over his career... usually due to a terrible shot selection. The point is that why on earth is it necessary to bring that up? For whatever reason, Hawkeye can never let Lakers fans or Kobe fans praise him... he must try to bring them down with his stats... Nobody seems to care about his point of view on these things and that upsets them. And then, in retaliation, the 35 year old man that he claims to be, attempts to "get in your head"...

Maybe it is true. I did have a hard time sleeping last night, it could have easily been because Hawkeye, the 35 year old internet poster, was in my head.

Either way, people just seem to dislike Lakers fans and Kobe very, very much and they must make sure that he never receives 100% praise.

nickdymez
03-11-2011, 12:39 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

That's what it's all about.

Kobe knows that he's not Jordan. He knows that he's not Superman (the comic book character, not Shaq or Howard). He's no doubt pissed and upset about losing, but like he said, the post-game workout was as much about the forthcoming game against the Mavericks as it was about the loss to the Heat.

Maybe all of the Kobe haters are perfect and the true elites in their chosen line of profession. But Kobe is like most guys in that he knows that he has to work his tail off everyday to measure up. Every. Single. Day. I can relate.

It may be difficult for some haters to wrap their tiny brains around this, but perhaps the reason why so many respect and admire Kobe the basketball player is because we know he's flawed and human, yet despite this, he's trying to achieve eternal greatness anyway.

Will he reach the pinnacle? Who knows. Maybe he never gets there.

But there isn't a single one of you who can say that watching his journey so far hasn't given you pause to consider how phenomenal his trajectory is. He's not that wobbly kid fresh out of high school whose game & potential everyone doubted at first. He's not T-Mac or Vinsanity, you know, guys who frankly had tremendously more gifted natural ability coming into the league. He's not even Garnett, who will also go down as one of the greats. He's eclipsed even KG in that sense.

No, when mentioned, Kobe's name comes up in conversations of overall greatness along with one other guy whom by every account is "The Most Dominant" center of our generation. And depending on who you're talking to, even Shaq wouldn't have as many rings on his fingers without Kobe at his side.

Think about that for a second. Everyone fully acknowledges that on the greatness meter, the distance from Michael Jordan to Scottie Pippen, both HOFers, teammates and contemporaris, is many, many, MANY light years. But Shaq and Kobe on that same spectrum are not only in the same solar system, but probably will be within a lunar orbit of each other when it's all said and done. Both players could very well be considered one of the NBA's top 8 greatest players of all time.

All that for a kid who was never endowed with "The Most Dominant" God-given anything. All that because of nights like this when he wanted to work on his game well past quitting time.

Seriously, I can't tell haters to not hate, but at least recognize how much of a complete waste of energy it is. Nothing you say will change Kobe's achievements, his goals, or his destiny. You're just pissing into a mighty wind.

I wish i could sig this whole thing... Great Great post...

MLB2K10King
03-11-2011, 12:48 PM
You may not like Kobe, but you have to respect his work Ethic.

SACNYY
03-11-2011, 12:50 PM
yaaa and the refs completely owning the lakers the last 2 minutes of the game

Agreed. They got screwed.

Pack_Attack6
03-11-2011, 01:14 PM
laker fans complaining about the refs is comical. ever watched a lakers game at staples? its pretty clear which team the calls are going to

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:18 PM
I am not referring to LeBron in the slightest. I am simply pointing out, yet again, that the so called "King of clutch", did what he does 69% of the time last night. Miss, and its typically because it was a terrible shot to take.

Look, I understand some of you Laker fans are upset at the loss. And I clearly stated, we are all aware of Kobe's work ethic, and admire it. Its impossible not to.

But we have had countless threads about how awesome Kobe is in the clutch, and countless more about how bad the Heat choke, and yet we see why Kobe shoots 31% from the field in the clutch last night. The reason Kobe has more makes than anyone currently, is he has been around forever, and refuses to NOT shoot in those situations.

Again, we all admire his work ethic. And last night will be totally forgotten when he hits a game winner eventually, as will all the other 100+ misses he has had. That is how selective memory works.

Huh? Did you check the sign on your way in? This has nothing to do with whether or not he is clutch. Why don't you actually try discussing something different instead of reusing the same old tired stats over and over again. You were writing the same stuff in the "Kobe/Jordan" thread.

If you don't think he is a clutch player, than he is working on his shot..so that's a good thing. Why don't you just put all of this in your sig so that you don't have to keep repeating yourself over and over again?

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:34 PM
he missed shots down the stretch, which has been shown statistically. We all appreciate his work ethic, its what makes him great, but he shoots roughly 31% when the game is on the line. This is a fact.

Not even sure why this thread would be created. Kobe has always outworked most. This is why he will be a top 10 player ever.

lol this post cracks me up. Posted way back on the first couple pages while people were doing nothing but talking about his work ethic.

Here is the story behind it: You saw a Kobe thread in the NBA forum, which immediatly got your attention because hating on a 5 time NBA champion gets you just a little bit aroused. Upon entering the thread, you were very displeased to find out that nobody was talking about Kobe Bryant's performance in the clutch. "How could they do this to me?", you cried. "I've worked so long and hard on finding these statistics...and now I can't even use them in this Kobe thread!".

Determined to use the same old statistics over and over again no matter how little sense it makes and how little the topic calls for it, you desperatly quote another poster who had done nothing but post a picture of Kobe taking practice shots in Miami. Did this picture have anything to do with Kobe being or not being clutch? Of course not. But like the true Kobe-hater you are, you didn't let logic or reason bother you. And there it is: you replied. In all its glory, it was pretty much the same post that you have posted 1,000 times, yet has never kept Kobe from breaking records and winning titles.

lol i'm not even hating on you on this point...this kind of Kobe-hate is legendary and makes him who he is. Keep on keepin' on.

aman_13
03-11-2011, 01:45 PM
Derozan does the same thing, i guess he's the next Kobe. :D

J-Relo
03-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Wow. Professional basketball player practices in order to improve...

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:55 PM
Derozan does the same thing, i guess he's the next Kobe. :D

If you believed your mommy and daddy when they told you "You can do anything you put your mind to"...then yes, I guess he is the next Kobe.

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 01:56 PM
Wow. Professional basketball player practices in order to improve...

Wow. Fan of a team that has never won an NBA championship can't appreciate an amazing work ethic....

bedford1829
03-11-2011, 01:59 PM
Derozan does the same thing, i guess he's the next Kobe. :D

Ya never know. When ya get to this level you are dealing with phenomenal, top level athletes who are gifted beyond belief with a particular skill set. In a lot of ways NBA players have won the genetic lottery to have the size, athleticism,etc to be a professional caliber player. I mean theres a reason my 5'8" uncle chet works at Costco and not in the NBA (and it would have been costco for him whether or not he shot 50,000 jumpers a day).

So when your dealing with such talented, physically gifted athletes at times the only thing that can separate players performing at such a high level is the competitiveness, work ethic, and ruthless desire to win. I mean Kobe and mike are so competetive that most people can't even stand being around them.

RCarlson85
03-11-2011, 02:02 PM
Who cares? If he really wanted to get in some extra practice rather than just putting on a show for the media, he would have gone about it differently. He needed to put in some extra time after shooting 38% from the field. It's funny how everyone praises the great Kobe for something like this but if it it was mentioned that Lebron put in some extra work everyone would be ripping him a new one.

Purple&Gold24
03-11-2011, 02:03 PM
My thoughts EXACTLY. It's all a show. And it worked, I mean hey look at the responses on this thread alone.

Yeah even got sixerlover to click on the threah wow! :clap::clap::clap:

Purple&Gold24
03-11-2011, 02:04 PM
Derozan does the same thing, i guess he's the next Kobe. :D

:rimshot:

Crackadalic
03-11-2011, 02:04 PM
Why are people talking about his clutchness? People respect him because his work ethic is like MJ.

tdunk21
03-11-2011, 02:05 PM
Kobe is a great player.....but this is the first time i am hearing about him shooting hoops after a loss...

Purple&Gold24
03-11-2011, 02:07 PM
lebron doesn't need to shoot after a game

Hey greetard whatever happens happens

AIRMAR72
03-11-2011, 02:09 PM
maybe Tobe Cryant(kobe bryant) is trying to impress Pat Riley AND the owner for DA heat to retired is #8 OR #24 JERSEY LIKE they did Micheal Jordan #23 jersey there is no REAL reason for tobe(kobe) to hang around its da regular season

Purple&Gold24
03-11-2011, 02:11 PM
maybe Tobe Cryant is trying to impress Pat Riley AND the owner for DA heat to retired is #8 OR #24 JERSEY LIKE they did Micheal Jordan #23 jersey there is no REAL reason for tobe(kobe) to hang around its da regular season

:cricket:

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:18 PM
maybe Tobe Cryant(kobe bryant) is trying to impress Pat Riley AND the owner for DA heat to retired is #8 OR #24 JERSEY LIKE they did Micheal Jordan #23 jersey there is no REAL reason for tobe(kobe) to hang around its da regular season

yo, dat (that) post was da (the) bomb!

Jonathan2323
03-11-2011, 02:25 PM
IraHeatBeat
Point worth noting: Heat did have private practice court for Kobe, which would have inconvenienced far fewer working at arena. #allforshow

whitemamba33
03-11-2011, 02:28 PM
IraHeatBeat

Would that really have changed anything? The media still would have known he was using the private practice court and we'd be having this same discussion.

iggypop123
03-11-2011, 02:28 PM
Kobe is a great player.....but this is the first time i am hearing about him shooting hoops after a loss...

its not that all unusual to shoot after a loss. but in this case its rare that it happens on the road. many writers were saying the havent seen that. im sure kobe was telling the ball boys "hit my elbow while i shoot" so he can practice that shot.

Chronz
03-11-2011, 02:55 PM
You guys actually think he was doing this to get better? It was obviously a dramatic ploy to absolve himself of his poor play