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JordansBulls
01-11-2012, 01:04 PM
http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2012/01/kobe-bryant-48-point-effort-defies-odds.html



Kobe Bryant wants you to say he can't do it anymore.

He's too old. He's played too many minutes. He's too hurt. He shoots too much.

After scoring an NBA season-high 48 points on 18 of 31 shooting in the Lakers' 99-83 victory Tuesday over the Phoenix Suns, Bryant asked a reporter to tell him to his face he can't consistently replicate such an effort through the rest of the Lakers' (7-4) 55-game season. Even if he strung three 30-point plus games in the last four all on a torn ligament in his right wrist.

"Not bad for the seventh best player in the league," Bryant said in a shot at the ranking a panel of ESPN writers gave him this offseason.

Gators123
01-11-2012, 01:07 PM
Hes probably a poster on PSD too

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-11-2012, 01:09 PM
already posted and already closed...but this probably stays open cause its made by JB:cool:

Bullsfan22
01-11-2012, 01:11 PM
Ask yourself if you would pay attention to the rankings if you were a player. I'm willing to bet when its going well for a player they're paying attention.

Kobe2324
01-11-2012, 01:12 PM
Everyone called me crazy when I said he would get MVP this year as long Lakers got enough wins. I knew under this new system he would have more freedom and it's really showing now!

John Walls Era
01-11-2012, 01:15 PM
The other thread gets closed

Ebbs
01-11-2012, 01:17 PM
LeBron has still been better and will see how Kobes body holds up over the rest of the season.

Even he can prove me wrong a long with the majority of analysts etc. . . More power to him. This is the right attitude though he shoudl want to be the best, prove me wrong.

macc
01-11-2012, 01:22 PM
I'm suprised Kobe would let an ESPN power ranking get to him like that. We all know it means nothing anyways, it just gives us fans something to talk about it. I'm suprised NBA players, esp of Kobe's stature is that insecure about where he ranks at in a power ranking.

Hellcrooner
01-11-2012, 01:24 PM
That shows how much of an egomaniac he is.

Gram
01-11-2012, 01:31 PM
That shows how much of an egomaniac he is.

Cool story sis.

blystr2002
01-11-2012, 01:36 PM
He isn't showing insecurity or being an ego maniac with that statement. It is competitive fire, intensity, and wanting to be the best. All of the truly greatest have it. Would you rather have your star player be happy not being the best. How good would Kobe have been if he grew saying I hope I am the 7th best player some day. I'm certain Jordan and some others cared just the same, but there was just less media attention then.

ellisgw
01-11-2012, 01:37 PM
he still same player last year but just chucking the most shot per game by a wide margin. other than he still top 5 in the nba

ellisgw
01-11-2012, 01:39 PM
He isn't showing insecurity or being an ego maniac with that statement. It is competitive fire, intensity, and wanting to be the best. All of the truly greatest have it. Would you rather have your star player be happy not being the best. How good would Kobe have been if he grew saying I hope I am the 7th best player some day. I'm certain Jordan and some others cared just the same, but there was just less media attention then.

so by just chucking up tons of shots more that other stars thats gonna solve it. instead of playing like he did 2 years ago making gasol and bynum to win championships.

blystr2002
01-11-2012, 01:46 PM
so by just chucking up tons of shots more that other stars thats gonna solve it. instead of playing like he did 2 years ago making gasol and bynum to win championships.


Solve what. Their is no problem. He is the best player in the league. You could argue 2 or 3, but 7 is ridiculous. As for shots, Bynum missed the 1st 4 games and the players and staff have said that Bynum and a few others are not comfortable in the new Offense yet. His shots will even out over the season. He averages 19 a game normally and he is at 23 this year. It isn't like he is shooting 33 shots. He is also shooting 51 % last 5 games and 58% last night going 6/7 in the 4th. The shot count isn't that big of a factor. People just love to hate him.

smith&wesson
01-11-2012, 01:49 PM
KOBE is the man. he could have dropped 50 on phx but remained classy and instead of looking to score his 50 basket he instead walked up the court and gave his ex team mate shannon brown a big hug. EGO maniac my ***. that was a classy move.

KB-Pau-DH2012
01-11-2012, 01:53 PM
For those that call Kobe a chucker, at least the guy has the physical and mental capacity to be "able" put up so many shots up even at age 33 and 16 seasons (might I add with a mest up wrist), showing that he is the most well conditioned player currently in the NBA, a testament to him also being the hardest worker in the league.

ellisgw
01-11-2012, 01:56 PM
For those that call Kobe a chucker, at least the guy has the physical and mental capacity to be "able" put up so many shots up even at age 33 and 16 seasons (might I add with a mest up wrist), showing that he is the most well conditioned player currently in the NBA, a testament to him also being the hardest worker in the league.

yeah but thats going to help the lakers win. the lakers are better when kobe gets people involved and takes over 4th. Look at what he did two year ago. doing this against contending teams will not work. You can tell by looking at gasol play this year and bynum has been bad the last 3 games.

lakerboy
01-11-2012, 01:59 PM
He uses anything for motivation.

ellisgw
01-11-2012, 02:00 PM
Solve what. Their is no problem. He is the best player in the league. You could argue 2 or 3, but 7 is ridiculous. As for shots, Bynum missed the 1st 4 games and the players and staff have said that Bynum and a few others are not comfortable in the new Offense yet. His shots will even out over the season. He averages 19 a game normally and he is at 23 this year. It isn't like he is shooting 33 shots. He is also shooting 51 % last 5 games and 58% last night going 6/7 in the 4th. The shot count isn't that big of a factor. People just love to hate him.

then why is their record average, while playing 80 percent homes games so far. he leads the league in shots attempts by a huge margin. They are 8 or 9 teams with a better record in the league. This was not the case two years ago.

310Casper
01-11-2012, 02:02 PM
LeBron has still been better and will see how Kobes body holds up over the rest of the season.


Until lebron stops freezing and vanishing at the end of close games, he's just another great player with zero clutch.

ESPN showed a stat last night of lebrons points in close games. He scored a ton in quarters 1, 2, and 3. Quarters 4 and OT were literally like 2 or 4 points. :facepalm:

Hustlenomics
01-11-2012, 02:02 PM
That shows how much of an egomaniac he is.

so true

shep33
01-11-2012, 02:03 PM
He's the oldest player (season wise-16th year) to score that many points ever I believe (48)

ellisgw
01-11-2012, 02:12 PM
Until lebron stops freezing and vanishing at the end of close games, he's just another great player with zero clutch.

ESPN showed a stat last night of lebrons points in close games. He scored a ton in quarters 1, 2, and 3. Quarters 4 and OT were literally like 2 or 4 points. :facepalm:

lebron has been clutch and has choked it goes both ways. you cant be biased.

i hate it when be comments on games dont even see until last 1 minute or they look the box score. at

ChaseHamels
01-11-2012, 02:15 PM
That shows how much of an egomaniac he is.

Oh please all these players are egomaniacs whether they show it or not. They are on twitter all day everyday. You don't think they are reading articles about themselves?

mp3
01-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Kobe being Kobe. Man I'm glad Kobe is back to his "I don't give a dam" antics. He is getting so much attention because he is being everything but politically correct. I love it.

GrapeSoda
01-11-2012, 02:22 PM
He's the oldest player (season wise-16th year) to score that many points ever I believe (48)

season wise doesn't mean anything .. Jordan scored 51 when he was 38 years old 315 days

only player to score 40+ being at least 40 years of age or older as well I believe, someone correct me if I am wrong

shep33
01-11-2012, 02:25 PM
season wise doesn't mean anything .. Jordan scored 51 when he was 38 years old 315 days

only player to score 40+ being at least 40 years of age or older as well I believe, someone correct me if I am wrong

Your right about MJ being the only guy I believe... but playing 16 years is a lot of wear and tear man. Especially at the 2 guard spot.

Hellcrooner
01-11-2012, 02:27 PM
Oh please all these players are egomaniacs whether they show it or not. They are on twitter all day everyday. You don't think they are reading articles about themselves?

I find difficult to dub dudes like Tim Duncan, or Nash as egomaniacs.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-11-2012, 02:43 PM
season wise doesn't mean anything .. Jordan scored 51 when he was 38 years old 315 days

only player to score 40+ being at least 40 years of age or older as well I believe, someone correct me if I am wrong

lol

seasons played is much better way than age to determine how much wear and tear a player has in his body.

lakerboy
01-11-2012, 02:44 PM
I find difficult to dub dudes like Tim Duncan, or Nash as egomaniacs.

Duncan isn't, but Nash is a loser we all know that.

ZERO success after being built around the best supporting cast a good player can ask for.

GrapeSoda
01-11-2012, 02:48 PM
Duncan isn't, but Nash is a loser we all know that.

ZERO success after being built around the best supporting cast a good player can ask for.

I always thought ..

Steve Nash
Joe Johnson
Shawn Marion
Amare Stoudemire
Role Player

was an amazing team, shocked they never won it, definitely agree with you

CityofTreez
01-11-2012, 02:49 PM
Get over it!

GrapeSoda
01-11-2012, 02:51 PM
lol

seasons played is much better way than age to determine how much wear and tear a player has in his body.

so you think Kobe's 48 points in his 16th season at age 33 is more impressive than Jordan's 51 points in his 14th season at age 38 ?

blystr2002
01-11-2012, 02:55 PM
then why is their record average, while playing 80 percent homes games so far. he leads the league in shots attempts by a huge margin. They are 8 or 9 teams with a better record in the league. This was not the case two years ago.

Actually they have the 4th best win percentage in the west right now, 1st in their division and are 7-2 over their last 9 games. They started 0-2 without Bynum and a totally new system.

blystr2002
01-11-2012, 03:02 PM
lebron has been clutch and has choked it goes both ways. you cant be biased.

i hate it when be comments on games don't even see until last 1 minute or they look the box score. at


Until Lebron makes up for last years finals he will never be clutch or the best player in the league. Dallas was a better team, which is fine, but you cannot disappear that way. He has all the tools to be great and has been that, but to be the best or a champion you need to have a mindset he hasn't shown. That is why many consider Wade the best on the team. He shows that instinct.

blystr2002
01-11-2012, 03:09 PM
so you think Kobe's 48 points in his 16th season at age 33 is more impressive than Jordan's 51 points in his 14th season at age 38 ?

They are about equal if you also consider Kobe has the most playoff minutes as well. These older high school kids like Kobe and KG are showing that it isn't about age it is more about minutes played because they are all starting to break down at like 32-33 where the greats before would be 34-36. Kobe is doing it at a high level later like Jordan because the aren't just all stars they are 2 of the greatest ever.

Squad13
01-11-2012, 03:09 PM
How do you think he heard it? Probably a reporter asking him his opinion on where the ranked him. it's not like he goes to espn and checks their ranking system. Dudes too busy baggin dimes and shooting jumpers/working out.

blystr2002
01-11-2012, 03:11 PM
I always thought ..

Steve Nash
Joe Johnson
Shawn Marion
Amare Stoudemire
Role Player

was an amazing team, shocked they never won it, definitely agree with you

That was definitely one of the most exciting teams to watch. I loved that team, but they had no defense what so ever. They couldn't compete against the best teams in half court playoff basketball.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-11-2012, 03:16 PM
so you think Kobe's 48 points in his 16th season at age 33 is more impressive than Jordan's 51 points in his 14th season at age 38 ?

they are pretty much equal but 51 is still >48

Cano4prez
01-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Lol he thinks he's the best.

Dolfan305
01-11-2012, 03:29 PM
sorry Kobe, but 29.5 points per game on 23.7 shots doesn't impress me when Lebron is getting 29.7 points a game on 18.6 shots.

Dolfan305
01-11-2012, 03:30 PM
If Lebron was taking as much shots as Kobe per game he'd be getting 38 a game

Hellcrooner
01-11-2012, 03:32 PM
sorry Kobe, but 29.5 points per game on 23.7 shots doesn't impress me when Lebron is getting 29.7 points a game on 18.6 shots.

pretty much sums it up.

AI4MVP
01-11-2012, 03:41 PM
LOL if lebron said half the **** that kobe said, i cant even begin to think about the bashing that would ensue

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-11-2012, 03:43 PM
lebron is pretty much a power forward for god sake

GrapeSoda
01-11-2012, 03:46 PM
sorry Kobe, but 29.5 points per game on 23.7 shots doesn't impress me when Lebron is getting 29.7 points a game on 18.6 shots.


If Lebron was taking as much shots as Kobe per game he'd be getting 38 a game

This.

Gibby23
01-11-2012, 03:52 PM
If Lebron was taking as much shots as Kobe per game he'd be getting 38 a game

Did you see Bron Bron in the 4th Q and overtime last night? He didn't put up a shot in the 4th and was 1-3 in OT. Looked like the Finals again.

whitemamba33
01-11-2012, 03:53 PM
lol I love it when people reply with "doesn't impress me". Does it have to? Kobe is just doing what he's being paid to do. With Gasol playing like a frightened turtle, and Bynum unable to break double teams, Lakers lose that game last night without Bryant doing what he did. He's not trying to please the internet bashers who would ask for his autograph face to face instead of saying the garbage they normally type on the computer.

Kobe and LeBron have very different games. Jordan didn't put up the percentages that LeBron is either. So why are we holding Kobe to this kind of criticism?

LeBron: Check his stats.
Kobe/Jordan: Check their fingers.

beliges
01-11-2012, 03:56 PM
LOL if lebron said half the **** that kobe said, i cant even begin to think about the bashing that would ensue

Once LBJ wins his 5th ring, he can say whatever he wants.

THE GIPPER
01-11-2012, 04:02 PM
That shows how much of an egomaniac he is.

This

Dolfan305
01-11-2012, 04:04 PM
Did you see Bron Bron in the 4th Q and overtime last night? He didn't put up a shot in the 4th and was 1-3 in OT. Looked like the Finals again.

So one bad Q takes away what he's been doing the whole season? What about Kobe's nice little shooting performance of 6 for 28 vs. Denver? Lebron has shot over 50% every single game this season and is shooting almost 60% overall.

ellisgw
01-11-2012, 04:05 PM
Until Lebron makes up for last years finals he will never be clutch or the best player in the league. Dallas was a better team, which is fine, but you cannot disappear that way. He has all the tools to be great and has been that, but to be the best or a champion you need to have a mindset he hasn't shown. That is why many consider Wade the best on the team. He shows that instinct.

judging player on 6 games is stupid. he best player in the league right now. kobe has best career resume. by your belief dirk is better than lebron.

Zefflin
01-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Once LBJ wins his 5th ring, he can say whatever he wants.

Exactly and thank you, Lebron CAN'T say what Kobe can because he hasn't earned the right to yet. ;)

beliges
01-11-2012, 04:11 PM
judging player on 6 games is stupid. he best player in the league right now. kobe has best career resume. by your belief dirk is better than lebron.

Dirk was better in the post season than LBJ was last year. LBJ has been the best player in the leauge during the regular season for the past couple of seasons. But come playoff time, hes not been.

Evolution23
01-11-2012, 04:22 PM
MVP baby. of the first 10 games.

Evolution23
01-11-2012, 04:23 PM
This.

Kobe is shooting 50%

smith&wesson
01-11-2012, 04:28 PM
I find difficult to dub dudes like Tim Duncan, or Nash as egomaniacs.

REALLY ? did you know that nash is the biggest sore loser and has admitted to it ?

and naming 2 out of 450 player is not exactly proving your case broski.

KB-Pau-DH2012
01-11-2012, 04:35 PM
so you think Kobe's 48 points in his 16th season at age 33 is more impressive than Jordan's 51 points in his 14th season at age 38 ?

Jordan took 93-94 and the greater part of 94-95 off as well as between 98-01 off. Nice try though man.

seikou8
01-11-2012, 04:45 PM
kobe is a beast and lebron has a superstar in wade and bosh to space thefloor does kobe have some one better than those two the answer is um.............no

Demon11
01-11-2012, 04:49 PM
kobe is a beast and lebron has a superstar in wade and bosh to space thefloor does kobe have some one better than those two the answer is um.............no

But I thought Gasol was better than Bosh and Bynum is now a superstar? Or atleast thats what i keep being told on here..

lakerfan 4 life
01-11-2012, 04:49 PM
since when was this thread about lebron? last time i checked it read Kobe bryant :O

Bravo95
01-11-2012, 04:51 PM
Many of the greats find new things to motivate them, and they don't forget anyone who doubted them at some point in life. Lebron is probably the same way. Jordan's Hall Of Fame speech comes to mind. :laugh2:

RLundi
01-11-2012, 05:05 PM
Until lebron stops freezing and vanishing at the end of close games, he's just another great player with zero clutch.

ESPN showed a stat last night of lebrons points in close games. He scored a ton in quarters 1, 2, and 3. Quarters 4 and OT were literally like 2 or 4 points. :facepalm:

:laugh2:

I find it hilarious that LeBron has a 3 or 4 bad game stretch in the Finals and all of a sudden people dub him 'another great player with zero clutch.' But alas, those same people weren't saying that the past couple seasons or last season's series against the Celtics and the Bulls.

LeBron is the best player in the NBA hands down, and furthermore, he has been in the top 5 each of the last 3 years in production per 48 minutes of clutch time. A couple bad games doesn't mean he isn't clutch, unbelievable.

lakers4sho
01-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Meanwhile...Kobe's just doing his thing...

Cfrey
01-11-2012, 05:48 PM
god it's disgusting how many ignorant Laker fans there are lol...

this is exactly what you guys don't want.. this reminds me of the years when his teams were irrelevant and he just dropped a lot of points cause he shot 100 times a game.. the dude is a cancer to be honest.. ya he will always give you a shot to win but not against the best teams in the league

Raps18-19 Champ
01-11-2012, 05:50 PM
I'd never actually expect him to pay attention to something like that.

MTar786
01-11-2012, 05:51 PM
shooting 50% for a sg is like shooting 60% for a pf.

it goes like this.

A sg at 50% is equal to a sf at 55% is equal to a pf at 59% is equal to a c at 60+%

whitemamba33
01-11-2012, 05:58 PM
When he doesn't put up great scoring games, he's "past his prime".

When he does, he's selfish and a "cancer".

ok.

beliges
01-11-2012, 06:05 PM
When he doesn't put up great scoring games, he's "past his prime".

When he does, he's selfish and a "cancer".

ok.

Regardless of what he does, hes the greatest winner of his generation.

Broadwayjoe NY
01-11-2012, 06:06 PM
That shows how much of an egomaniac he is.

Find me a true superstar who isn't an egomaniac and I'll show you a pig with a monkey growing out of his ***.

Pittz
01-11-2012, 06:10 PM
People are always determined to knock Kobe. To put him down, people have compared him to MJ throughout his career. (Yes, I understand Kobe homers claim he's better than MJ. Focusing on those who knock him, only.) How is it an insult to be worse than MJ? Kobe's still had an incredible, among the best of all time, career.

This year his haters are determined to take away from him by saying he's not doing as well as LeBron. Uh, okay. So you're saying he's only been the second best player in the NBA this season? What a cancer, ruining his team. It's not even fair to compare a SG to a PF.

Fact is, Kobe has had a resurgence this season. If, and that's a big if, he can keep this up throughout the season, he certainly would be a solid MVP choice.

Raps18-19 Champ
01-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Find me a true superstar who isn't an egomaniac and I'll show you a pig with a monkey growing out of his ***.

In his prime, Tim Duncan.

Bruno
01-11-2012, 06:16 PM
since when was this thread about lebron? last time i checked it read Kobe bryant :O

:clap:

bucketss
01-11-2012, 06:18 PM
kobe is a beast and lebron has a superstar in wade and bosh to space thefloor does kobe have some one better than those two the answer is um.............no

yeah its not like lebron hasnt been putting up comparable/better numbers in cleveland,

and LOL gasol and arguably bynum are better than bosh

whitemamba33
01-11-2012, 06:26 PM
Say what you want about ego's...but Kobe is putting up prime numbers and carrying his team to victory while Duncan is steadily declining and has already reached mediocrity.

Duncan is not the type of player to respond to criticism about his game. Kobe is, and uses it as motivation to continue to succeed. Based on the results, I find it hard to view it as a bad thing.

Bruno
01-11-2012, 06:39 PM
through 1/6th of the season bryant is conveniently enough 7th in win-shares.

and 2nd in PER.

ManRam
01-11-2012, 06:42 PM
He's so obsessed with his legacy. That's half the reason he's so good. Of course he cares about this stuff...if this is news, well...it shouldn't be.

Law25
01-11-2012, 06:44 PM
god it's disgusting how many ignorant Laker fans there are lol...

this is exactly what you guys don't want.. this reminds me of the years when his teams were irrelevant and he just dropped a lot of points cause he shot 100 times a game.. the dude is a cancer to be honest.. ya he will always give you a shot to win but not against the best teams in the league

Funny becuase he's murdered the Spurs through the years in the playoffs, and the Kings. Since the team became his he has averaged monster numbers in the playoffs. He has also led his team to 3 NBA finals while being the MVP and Champion twice. He was also considered as the possible MVP in 08 even with his team losing in 6. With the worst supporting cast in his carrer he took the Suns lead by the best point at that time and another allstar in Marion to the seventh game. Since 2000 every year i believe he's lead his team in assists and before Artest-Metta came he led in steals. You should really check the hate.

BALLER R
01-11-2012, 07:25 PM
yeah Jordan is a egomanic too what's your point.

Kashmir13579
01-11-2012, 07:30 PM
Nash is a loser we all know that.

ZERO success after being built around the best supporting cast a good player can ask for.

"We all know that"?!

and second of all, what does that have to do with him being an egomaniac?

bucketss
01-11-2012, 07:57 PM
Duncan isn't, but Nash is a loser we all know that.

ZERO success after being built around the best supporting cast a good player can ask for.

damn, i find it funny how kobe fans all diss and hate on anyone that kobe might hate or have rivalrly with smh..

magic0320
01-11-2012, 08:04 PM
it's funny how people are bashing kobe for shooting 23.7 per game, but all those championships jordan won he shot over 23 per game every year and didn't average more than 31 points per game

THE GIPPER
01-11-2012, 08:07 PM
it's funny how people are bashing kobe for shooting 23.7 per game, but all those championships jordan won he shot over 23 per game every year and didn't average more than 31 points per game

kobe isnt jordan

magic0320
01-11-2012, 08:11 PM
god it's disgusting how many ignorant Laker fans there are lol...

this is exactly what you guys don't want.. this reminds me of the years when his teams were irrelevant and he just dropped a lot of points cause he shot 100 times a game.. the dude is a cancer to be honest.. ya he will always give you a shot to win but not against the best teams in the league

I remember kobe scoring whole bunch of point against good teams...even in the playoffs :facepalm:

magic0320
01-11-2012, 08:12 PM
kobe isnt jordan

did i say he was jordan? no all i am saying is this method works, and it wins championships so who cares kobe shoots 23 times per game

Bruno
01-11-2012, 08:16 PM
kobe isnt jordan

sure. but his point remains the same.

bryants and jordans point per field goal attempt are nearly identical. advantage Jordan, by fractions of a point.

DoubleDragon
01-11-2012, 08:23 PM
ask yourself if you would pay attention to the rankings if you were a player. I'm willing to bet when its going well for a player they're paying attention.

truth

mp3
01-11-2012, 08:28 PM
When he doesn't put up great scoring games, he's "past his prime".

When he does, he's selfish and a "cancer".

ok.

Funny how that works ain't it?

John Walls Era
01-11-2012, 08:29 PM
already posted and already closed...but this probably stays open cause its made by JB:cool:

:laugh:

naps
01-11-2012, 08:35 PM
WOW! He's coming off as a dick. Like he just won the championship. In reality you would expect any decent star to get past 50 with that many shots on a good day. And it's no the first time Kobe scored 48. He should be down and keep playing hard and let his bigmen get more touches if he really wants to win another championship.

DoubleDragon
01-11-2012, 08:51 PM
damn, i find it funny how kobe fans all diss and hate on anyone that kobe might hate or have rivalrly with smh..

I find it funny how someone thinks all Kobe fans all feel the same way:rolleyes:
Just like "all Laker fans are blah, blah"
Give it a rest. I only hate on people who clump together everyone into convenient pigeonholes. It's typical and lazy.

That being said,
I, being a long time Kobe fan think many of his new and old rivals in the league are/have been superior at their game, period. I've found that if they're his "rivals", means most of the time they're worthy of the title. BTW, Duncan, Nash, Wade, LeBron, Ray Allen, Westbrook, et al. Great talents. Do you have to like them all to think that? no. But no denying their greatness.

Enough with the blanket statements.

fresh prince
01-11-2012, 09:06 PM
I'm suprised Kobe would let an ESPN power ranking get to him like that. We all know it means nothing anyways, it just gives us fans something to talk about it. I'm suprised NBA players, esp of Kobe's stature is that insecure about where he ranks at in a power ranking.

I wouldn't say its insecure.. Kobe is hyper competitive.. He uses negative attention to fuel him more-so than anything.. Dudes been like that his whole career.

Hellcrooner
01-11-2012, 09:32 PM
yeah Jordan is a egomanic too what's your point.

yep, and i hate him too and Iverson .

Instead i like the Duncans and Russells and Magics of the world.

Hey at least im consistent.

mdm692
01-11-2012, 10:01 PM
Did some of you guys say insecurity? Wtf are you guys talking about? 30pts or more in 3 out of the last 4 and he just burned my suns last night, if anything he is probably laughing his *** off at every analyst and fan that said he was done or on a decline.

LOOTERX9
01-11-2012, 10:09 PM
This is why Kobe is better than Lebron still. He has that killer instict that lebron has none of

hgtiger32
01-12-2012, 01:37 AM
So which account on PSD is Kobe Bryant?

DLCK
01-12-2012, 02:11 AM
People are always determined to knock Kobe. To put him down, people have compared him to MJ throughout his career. (Yes, I understand Kobe homers claim he's better than MJ. Focusing on those who knock him, only.) How is it an insult to be worse than MJ? Kobe's still had an incredible, among the best of all time, career.

This year his haters are determined to take away from him by saying he's not doing as well as LeBron. Uh, okay. So you're saying he's only been the second best player in the NBA this season? What a cancer, ruining his team. It's not even fair to compare a SG to a PF.

Fact is, Kobe has had a resurgence this season. If, and that's a big if, he can keep this up throughout the season, he certainly would be a solid MVP choice.

THIS

Its hilarious that the Kobe haters are just as annoying as the Kobe homers.But think they get a pass.