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LakersMaster24
06-06-2013, 03:34 AM
In the summer of 08 Olympics, both guys played with the "at the time" reigning League MVP Kobe Bryant (who had just come off a Finals loss).

But seeing how Kobe worked hard in the training room and his game, it made everyone better.

Bron came back and the 08-09 season was the first actual season where he played top-notch on both ends of the floor consistently (he was lacking the consistent D prior to that). He won his 1st of 4 league MVPs after those Olympics.

Wade had his best individual season and a resurgence from the previous putrid 15-67 record he led the Heat. Many at that point regarded him as the best SG in the league for putting up 30 ppg on a mediocre squad out East.

Not to forget that Melo had his best overall season to date where he was able to lead the Nuggets to the WCF and Dwight won the 1st of 3 straight DPOY awards and led Orlando to the finals.

So should all these guys, especially Bron and Wade, thank Kobe?

setman2000
06-06-2013, 03:38 AM
Get a life.

b@llhog24
06-06-2013, 03:40 AM
:yawn:

Riodagoat
06-06-2013, 03:40 AM
I really feel bad for Laker fans/Kobe homers...

LakersMaster24
06-06-2013, 03:44 AM
Caw caw

Sadds The Gr8
06-06-2013, 03:47 AM
In the summer of 08 Olympics, both guys played with the "at the time" reigning League MVP Kobe Bryant (who had just come off a Finals loss).

But seeing how Kobe worked hard in the training room and his game, it made everyone better.

Bron came back and the 08-09 season was the first actual season where he played top-notch on both ends of the floor consistently (he was lacking the consistent D prior to that). He won his 1st of 4 league MVPs after those Olympics.

Wade had his best individual season and a resurgence from the previous putrid 15-67 record he led the Heat. Many at that point regarded him as the best SG in the league for putting up 30 ppg on a mediocre squad out East.

Not to forget that Melo had his best overall season to date where he was able to lead the Nuggets to the WCF and Dwight won the 1st of 3 straight DPOY awards and led Orlando to the finals.

So should all these guys, especially Bron and Wade, thank Kobe?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc5v8r0rNk0

WadeCounty
06-06-2013, 03:55 AM
someone hand this guy a parachute so he can jump off that kobe ****.

akesh99
06-06-2013, 03:58 AM
youre gai

amos1er
06-06-2013, 04:04 AM
Lebron and Wade were both superstars before the 2008 Olympics. However, both were documented in saying that watching Kobe everyday improved their work ethic's tremendously. He also gave both a lot of pointers on defense and since then both of their defensive games were a lot better. They would have been stars either way, but he certainly did help fine tune both their games.

http://20secondtimeout.blogspot.com/2008/08/difference-for-team-usa-was-kobe-bryant.html

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/olybb/columns/story?columnist=sheridan_chris&page=USALithuania-080801

http://www.respectkobe.com/articles/clutch-when-it-mattered-most/

PhillyFaninLA
06-06-2013, 04:05 AM
Why do so many Lakers fans insist on getting us to hate the Lakers fans more and more and hate the Lakers more and more.

So many of these topics should cause many Laker fans to hate the TC for making the fan base look worse.

And no Lebron and Wade should not thank Kobe they are great because they are great it has nothing to do with Kobe or anything Laker related.

LakersMaster24
06-06-2013, 04:09 AM
Why you people so mad though? :(

amos1er
06-06-2013, 04:09 AM
Why do so many Lakers fans insist on getting us to hate the Lakers fans more and more and hate the Lakers more and more.

So many of these topics should cause many Laker fans to hate the TC for making the fan base look worse.

And no Lebron and Wade should not thank Kobe they are great because they are great it has nothing to do with Kobe or anything Laker related.

He made some good points. Both Wade and Lebron were well documented in saying that playing along side Kobe on the Olympic team helped them to raise their games.

amos1er
06-06-2013, 04:10 AM
Why you people so mad though? :(

There are a lot of Laker haters on this site if you haven't noticed.

Method28
06-06-2013, 04:28 AM
Why you people so mad though? :(

There are a lot of Laker haters on this site if you haven't noticed.

Because you guys try to take credit for everything lol somehow work in kobe contributing to the Heats success...right.

amos1er
06-06-2013, 04:43 AM
Because you guys try to take credit for everything lol somehow work in kobe contributing to the Heats success...right.

It's all good to take some pointers from the greats. Heck, even Kobe learned a lot from Hakeem back in the summer of 2009 I believe.

Chrisclover
06-06-2013, 05:48 AM
you seem hilarious:D you will get schooled in NBA forum. Maybe you can move to Lakers forum?

Why you people so mad though? :(

naps
06-06-2013, 06:05 AM
And people wonder why the word Kobephiles is about to be included in the merriam webster word bank? How pathetic, low-lifed, insecured, and miserable do you have to be to achieve the level they are at now?

RLundi
06-06-2013, 06:34 AM
Why do certain posters feel the need to make everything about Kobe?

UPRock
06-06-2013, 06:42 AM
**** Kobe.

setman2000
06-06-2013, 06:46 AM
Out of Kobe, LeBron and Wade which one raped a teenage girl and then paid her money to make the case go away?...Discuss.

archdevil84
06-06-2013, 06:49 AM
thanks kobe

Wilson
06-06-2013, 07:04 AM
There's no doubt that Kobe had an effect on some of those guys at the '08 Olympics but starting a thread to ask if they should thank him (plus the one about Pat Riley and the Lakers) is kind of dumb. You could just as well start a thread asking if Kobe should thank the Celtics for the *** whoopin they put on us in 2008, since it no doubt made the Lakers tougher in the long run.

I am a Laker fan just like many on here, but let's not try and make the Lakers the centre of the universe shall we? The Spurs and Heat are far better at the moment and there is nothing wrong with just appreciating those teams and enjoying the Finals without trying to bring everything back to the Lakers...

barreleffact
06-06-2013, 07:59 AM
Out of Kobe, LeBron and Wade which one raped a teenage girl and then paid her money to make the case go away?...Discuss.

None of them, but if I had to choose a most likely candidate I would pick Wade. He was a notorious party animal in MIA and I wouldn't be surprised if he pulled an Akon accidentally here and there and dished out some hush bread.

#getalife; #smdh

Method28
06-06-2013, 08:11 AM
Out of Kobe, LeBron and Wade which one raped a teenage girl and then paid her money to make the case go away?...Discuss.

To keep in continuity of the thread, i will say kobe

Greet
06-06-2013, 08:20 AM
Unfortunately this was part of Kobe's master plan. He must of figured if he kept shooting, they would have to watch.

setman2000
06-06-2013, 09:56 AM
None of them, but if I had to choose a most likely candidate I would pick Wade. He was a notorious party animal in MIA and I wouldn't be surprised if he pulled an Akon accidentally here and there and dished out some hush bread.

The Kobe Bryant sexual assault case began in July 2003 when the news media reported that the sheriff's office in Eagle, Colorado had arrested NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in connection with an investigation of a sexual assault complaint filed by a 19-year-old hotel employee. Bryant had checked into The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, a hotel in Edwards, Colorado, on June 30 in advance of having surgery near there on July 2 under Dr. Richard Steadman. The woman accused Bryant of raping her in his hotel room on July 1, the night before the surgery. Bryant admitted to an adulterous sexual encounter with his accuser, but denied the assault allegation. The case was dropped after Bryant's accuser refused to testify in the case. A separate civil suit was later filed against Bryant by the woman. This was settled out of court and included Bryant's publicly apologizing to his accuser, though admitting no guilt on his part.