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October 16, 2007

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coach

i hate to be in bynum's position. shd. kobe departs, the kid will be pressured to perform to appease the laker crowd. otherwise , bynum should change his name to byebyenum !

coach

... or remain bynonimous forever !

John R.

I still can't believe Lakerfan ever put his hands together for the biggest douchebag ever to grace an NBA floor. And they continue to do it. The rest of us could see what Kobe was all about and we were labelled haters, etc, when our only crime was having the skill of perception.

I could ascribe this behavior to any number of serious mental, emotional and/or character flaws, and interacting with Lakerfan in Los Angeles and at wonderful websites such as Lakersground.net confirms that they all have one or more of them.

I don't want to say Lakerfan DESERVES what has happened to them since Shaq left (having a worse cumulative record than the Clippers, more current Clippers have won a playoff series as Clippers than current Lakers have as Lakers, etc.), because that might be perceived as blaming the victim, but Lakerfan deserves what is happening to their team and them. You make a douchebag your champion, don't be surprised at the results.

Craig

Very confusing post John...

Take all the personal feelings and negative fanfare away from Kobe and just judge him for what he does on the floor. (See and this is the problem with a guy like Kobe, people no longer have the ability to separate the off-court issues with the player on the floor... this is why Kobe Bryant is the most galvanizing player in basketball, people either love the guy or hate him, much like John R. shows in his comment.)

I don't care if he's an asshole in the lockeroom... Jordan was such a Type A presence in the Bulls lockerroom that few players could thrive... but the key is, players like Jordan and Kobe are levels above their piers (just look at how Team USA viewed Kobe after last summer, every player said that Kobe was the best player with the most drive.)

This is why I like Kobe! The guy's a fierce competitor who simply won't back down to any challenge. For all the KG's, who are great clubhouse guys that shrivel up and disappear during the clutch, you have Type A players like Kobe who have a lot of haters, but still come through in the clutch.

The Lakers are willing to give up on Kobe simply on the promise that Bynum MAY become an All-Star. It's a big may, because usually after three seasons in the NBA, to coin a cliche, "you are what you are." Well after 2 years, Bynum is Benoit Benjamin... and all Clipper fans know exactly what I'm talking about.

Well I don't want to trade a Kobe in order to keep Benoit Benjamin.

Jay

Hmm... and somehow, the Lakers' front office still comes off as the victim. Check this out: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AnGnk4YbjVReL3gXzoetz_05nYcB?slug=aw-lakers101707&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

I've read this blog for almost a year now, and I can't say that I disagree with any of the criticisms towards the LFO, specifically Kupchak.

Carol Stanley

I have been a Lakers fan all my life. I was not happy about the Shaq and Kobe break up and I am sure both of these guys wish that they could have reconciled thier differences for the sake of the game. However life goes on. Let Kobe go so he can assist in winning somewhere else. Like all of us he is flawed but no one can disbute he is a winner!!

The Duke

My predicition is that this turns into a Clippers blog starting late summer of 2008.

zajzajer

yes. bynum over bryant. pack of cigs over bryant. big mac meal over bryant.

bhonjaze

bynum looks retarded

britney Asbourne

Good defense by the Los Angeles Lakers drama boys, if only we could patch up the difference, this will be a Los Angeles good season. They are running, switching in defense, rebounding see those efforts. We don't have yet the Lakers team down.

I which I could see some Lakers games live. I was looking for tickets all the good seats on ticketmaster were taken I had to check broker. And man you don’t want to do that especially for the Los Angeles Lakers. Thanks god there sites like Ticketwood which work as comparators here is the site
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I like slam dunks that take me to the hoop my favorite play is the ally-hoop,
I like the pic n roll,i like the given goal its basketball yo, yo lets go!
Go Lakers Go!!!

Sean Mac

Haha This article and its writer are a joke. As are the people who posted about how the lakers are done. Just another byproduct of espn and its 5 min attention span and its rush to judgements. No one is ever realistic anymore. Lakers are know in 1st place with both Kobe, Odom and Bynum plus Pau. Mitch looks like exec of the year and Kobe MVP. Lakers will be 2008 NBA Champs.

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