Kobe Bryant is a JOKE
- 07-31-2009, 11:36 AM
- 07-31-2009, 05:33 PM
I've stated with clarity that he's got skills.
He's just NOT the King
Actually I'm not that big of a NBA fan since MJ retired.
Not in love with your generation player.
I like Kobe,so I pull for the Lakers,just like I pulled for the Bulls.
So you are a Knicks fan I presume???
07-31-2009, 05:38 PM
Nah, I'm a Nets fan. I wind up rooting for Cleveland most of the time though, since the Nets are usually out of contention early and the Cavs are on TV all the time. That, and I like treating LBJ's testicles like a tire swing.
I don't buy the whole "newer generation of players are all me-first guys" copout though. I think there's a mix of those guys, along with team-first guys, and a slew of guys in between......just as there were in the 90's, 80's, etc.
07-31-2009, 05:45 PM
I'm still selling though.
Just asked the GREATS...MJ,Magic,Bird etc.
Where did I say in mt post that they were "all me first guys?" Talk about foreshadowing
How many times did the 3 above mentioned hold out,piss/moan about a contract? Jump ship to another team to follow the paper trail???
MJ made more money from a gatorade contract than from playing ball for christ sakes!
07-31-2009, 05:51 PM
Right...cuz MJ would never sellout to corporate sponsors, demand the ball or berate his teammates.
(I say this not to disparage Mike, he's the best, but only to show that there's not that much of a change in the great players attitudes from today and yesteryear. For every Iverson, there's a Duncan, etc.)
07-31-2009, 06:00 PM
YOU think MJ went in search of corporate sponsorship???????????
I can only imagine how many he turned down.They pursued him.
Everybody with a mom wanted to be associated w/the greatest.
MJ went in search of championship rings.
He not only demoralized his opponents,but an entire generation...See Barkely,Malone,Stockton,Ewing etc..
The Rockets still send him thank you cards every June for loaning them 2 rings.
07-31-2009, 06:06 PM
Right...and Nike wanted nothing to do with LeBron. Adidas wanted nothing to do with Garnett. Reebok wanted nothing to do with Iverson. Icy Hot wanted nothing to do with Shaq. Vitamin Water wanted nothing to do with Nash. Of course not, these players were approached, just like MJ was approached.
Of course these guys are gonna get deals from companies...so.....?
(my original corporate-sellout analogy probably wasn't the best idea...just trying to show that there's not too much difference between players now and 10 years ago...at least not enough to make someone wanna give up the NBA)
07-31-2009, 06:09 PM
07-31-2009, 06:15 PM
Same goes for Kobe. Granted, when we speak about MJ, Kobe, LBJ, these are guys that are on a different level...but still. There's not much of a "generation gap" when it comes to "guys who play their heart out in search of a title"....ask Kevin Garnett.
07-31-2009, 06:18 PM
Of course MJ demanded the ball in crunch time.
He was the best player on the court,and deserved it.
Berating his teammates...ASK any of them did it ultimately make them better players and champions.
Brad Sellers excluded...He was a VAGINA.
07-31-2009, 06:20 PM
07-31-2009, 06:25 PM
Would have been more impressive if he could've stayed in Minn.and made the players around him better.He had one team in the West.conf. finals,but couldn't get over the hump.Similar to James this year.
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I've pointed out on more than one occasion the difference between my generation player as opposed to your generation player.
1.MONEY/GREED/SELFISHNESS....NO loyalty to one franchise.
2.Gotta make ESPN'S top ten ten highlight reel.
3.Gangsta mentality....Speaking of which.Different sport,but PLEASE don't get me started on your homey Plexico
07-31-2009, 06:48 PM
DON'T get me started on Plax. I'm happy he helped deliver the G-Men a Superbowl trophy, but I'm officially done with him.
07-31-2009, 06:49 PM
MJ/Kobe....BEST of their generation.Deserving egos.
James aspiring to be on the same level.
He may very well get there.No doubt.
When he proves he can carry a team for not just one season,but multiple seasons and hoist the Larry O'Brien hardware,he'll get all the props that i give Kobe.
MJ,on the otherhand...different story.
07-31-2009, 06:51 PM
07-31-2009, 06:54 PM
if you feel you need to be strapped to go in said club...Stay the hell out.Period.
PERFECT example of this generation.IMO.
Off the top of my dome,only 2 come to mine as opposed to today's generation.One of them was before my time even.
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