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Old 07-02-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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What legacy? He is done
He's still moving up the list of all-time scorers.

NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Points | Basketball-Reference.com

He will pass Dr. J and Moses Malone early next year....maybe Wilt too if he plays enough games.
2 decent seasons and he will pass Jordan.

After that it's a long haul to catch Malone and Kareem and he'll need to have some serious injury luck.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Kobe knows his Lakers championship chances are dead, at least for his remaining prime years.
His chances were just revived.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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His chances were just revived.
By what? Steve Nash? Seriously?

Maybe if they compete in a league where the combined age of your starters has to be over 160?
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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By what? Steve Nash? Seriously?
You sound bitter.
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Maybe if they compete in a league where the combined age of your starters has to be over 160?
There's no math involved when we speak of talent.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Earth
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You sound bitter.
There's nothing bitter about it. Steve Nash does not put the Lakers over OKC or the Spurs. In particular, the Thunder are very young and haven't even reached their ceiling yet, and they're coming off a finals trip. This team is going to be a monster for years to come if they manage to keep the core together.

No-one of note aside from Bynum is going to improve from last year, and Bynum acts too much like a petulant child to put much hopes in him. Now if you get Howard, that changes the discussion but he's still a Magic player.....for the moment.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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You sound bitter.

There's no math involved when we speak of talent.
I sound informed, and like someone that has followed the nba closely for 20+ years.

I love the gals with DD implants sitting 8 rows off the court texting like crazy and hard pressed to name all 5 Laker starters.

Anyone with an IQ sufficient to work a lawn mower has figured out the value of defense after watching the nba for 10-years.

But I am in no way referring to your insightful logic in this post. I greatly appreciate the wisdom you have provided about how a 38 year old player will provide an unprecedented lift to a team that got slaughtered in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

Thankyou for your wisdom. I will reflect upon this in the coming months and years.

P.S. As an aging individual I would request access to the fountain of youth that will allow the 4 Lakers starters over the age of 30 to not get worse next year.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:23 AM
 
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Bump.

This thread is relevant again.

Funny to read back through it.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:46 AM
 
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You sound bitter.

There's no math involved when we speak of talent.
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I found your wagon.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:05 PM
 
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On the surface, just reading the score, his 44 pts last night in 3 quarters of play seem incredible. However, watching that game was super sad. He has no support, and he cannot put that whole team on his back. His body allows him to still be an offensive threat, but his age won't allow him to play defense too...sad to see...The fan base deserves a lot better. WTF the Laker's PG scored 0 points! I actually feel sorry for Kobe
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:06 PM
 
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On the surface, just reading the score, his 44 pts last night in 3 quarters of play seem incredible. However, watching that game was super sad. He has no support, and he cannot put that whole team on his back. His body allows him to still be an offensive threat, but his age won't allow him to play defense too...sad to see...The fan base deserves a lot better. WTF the Laker's PG scored 0 points! I actually feel sorry for Kobe
If you just look at that game, sure.

But if you look at the other games.....he's taken a ton of shots to put up points.

Let's be fair to his teamates too.

1) Kobe is still skilled.
2) His teamates? No. But they'd do better if he shared the ball.
3) Does sharing the ball really change anything? No.

so that takes us to

4) The Lakers suck, they are paying Kobe $30mil a year to keep butts in seats while they START to rebuild.

I've criticized Kobe before for shooting too much (but only during select years) and whatnot but with this team? Swing away Kobe, Swing Away....he is one of the all-time greats and I hope he tears up some arse this year.

P.S. It's hard to play D when Boozer and Lin are arguably the worst starters in their league defensively....and arguably offensively lol. That's not even picking on the other guys.
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