All about Kobe "Kobrone" Bryant: the Master of Arrogance, the King of the Ballhoggers, the Lord of the Liars.

A forum for those who hate pompous, self-absorbed, false athletes.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Tarzan Kobe No Where to Be Found

I didn't see Kobe pulling his jersey and fiercely pounding on his chest after Game 6. What happened Kobe?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

to all haters- including the owner of this blog who is your favorite team and player?

11:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't own this blog, but my fav team is lebron and the cavs, lebron is a far better player than kobe. Just by stats alone and his team record lebron is better than kobe. and lebron doesn't have phil jackson and kobe shoots a terrible fg% while lebron shoots more towards 50 percent and has performed much better than kobe has in these playoffs.

11:45 PM

Blogger TeamPlayer said...

I like a number of teams, including my home team (Wizards) and the Lakers (yes, I don't hate the Lakers, just Kobe). For a list of some of the players I think are good, see my May 2 blog entry: Kobe is not The MVP. I don't blindly admire any one player or a team, every team has their weaknesses and so does every player. To answer what you're probably getting at - I don't think there's anyone out there right now who comes close to Jordan.

That said, I like any team and/or player that makes Kobe look bad.

11:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This site is so typical.. I am by no means a kobe lover but this site is nothing but a bunch of typical media whore bandwagoners.

Im a KG fan myself..but Bill Simmons is spot on with his MVP article...

"You don't know how much this kills me. Actually, you probably do. But Mamba passes all three MVP questions ...

Question No. 1: When remembering this season 10 years from now, which player will pop into your head first?

Answer: Kobe. The dude scored 62 in three quarters against Dallas, then 81 against Toronto a few weeks later. He's about to become the fifth player in NBA history to average 35 points a game (along with Wilt, MJ, Elgin and Rick Barry). He made up with Shaq. He made up with Phil. He made up with Nike. He appeared on the cover of Slam Magazine with a Mamba snake wrapped around him. He did everything but make the obligatory cameo on "Will and Grace." No player took more abuse from writers, broadcasters and radio hosts this season, but Kobe seemed to feed off that negative energy. It was almost Bondsian. And just when it kept seeming like he might wear down, he'd toss up another 50 just to keep you on your toes. Kobe was relentless. That's the best way to describe him this season.

Question No. 2: In the proverbial giant pickup game with every NBA player waiting to play, who would be the first player picked this season?

Answer: Kobe. He's the best all-around player in the league, the best scorer, the best competitor, and the one guy who terrifies everyone else. Plus, if you DIDN'T pick him, he would make it his mission to haunt you on the other team.

Question No. 3: If you replaced every MVP candidate with a decent player at their position for the entire season, what would be the effect on their teams' records?

Answer: If you replaced Kobe with a decent 2-guard (someone like Jamal Crawford) for the entire 2005-06 Lakers season, they would have won between 15 and 20 games. I can say that in complete confidence. Terrible team. When Smush Parker and Kwame Brown are your third- and fourth-best players, you shouldn't even be allowed to watch the playoffs on TV. Throw Kobe in the mix and they're headed for 45 wins. So he's been worth 25 victories for them. Minimum.

In a weird way, Kobe ended up getting what he always wanted: The Lakers completely revolve around him. He gets to shoot 25-30 times per game. He gets to take every big shot at crunch-time. He gets all the credit. Nobody else on the team dares to challenge him. And even better, because he lucked out with the only possible coach who could make this cockamamie situation work, his supporting cast kills itself to make him look good.

Basically, he's Elvis and everyone else is Joe Esposito. And it's working! That's the crazy thing.

Now they're a sleeper in the West -- seriously, do you think Phoenix wants any part of them in Round 1? -- and have the only player in the league who can win a playoff series by himself. He's the Black Mamba, he's Kobe Bryant, he's the 2006 MVP, and since we finally have that settled, I will now light myself on fire."

1:03 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

But if lebron were on the cavs with phil jackson they be a much better team. Phil likes the team game and lebron fits that mold better than kobe. And i like how you create the criteria for a MVP, your forgetting fg%, rebs, assists, team record, player efficiency. Not to mention fg% in the last two minutes, which kobe is not tops in. So there, you numbskull.

11:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cavs- oh man- lebron ballhog who travels on the game winning layup

wizards- arenas = choker

1:24 PM

Blogger TeamPlayer said...

Wow, you really don't know what you're talking about if you call LeBron a ballhog. This is a guy that is known for getting his teammates involved, while still being able to score 30+ every game.

You also obviously didn't read my posting. I said I like the Wizards b/c they're my home team. I never said they're the best team in the NBA. I think they're a talented team with lots of potential. And, I think Gilbert Arenas, in his 4 years in the NBA, has improved a ton more than Kobe did in his 10. He is valuable to his team not only being he's a great scorer, but because he's improved his shot selection and his game in general, has become a leader and allows his teammates to excel alongside with him.

Howevever, unlike Kobe lovers, I can see that Gilbert has his flaws and has more growing to do. And, Gilbert, unlike Kobe (who thinks he's perfect and nothing ever is his fault), knows that there's room for improvement. That's why he's a better player.

3:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing about Gilbert Arenas is that he doesn't think on the basketball court. The main reason why I can't get on the GA bandwagon is because he can get all geeked up to play Kobe and the Lakers, but then in the very next game(s) he lets down and doesn't ball. I would respect GA if he played every game as if he was playing Kobe and play with determination night in and night out. GA has to start thinking smarter to go with his ability.

1:14 PM

Anonymous eteplinsky said...

I agree with you about Gilbert, he is not always consistent and sometimes takes shots that are not the smartest. However, you have to admit that he has improved tremendously over the past 2-3 years, has a better shot selection and has stepped up to be a leader. Of course, he still has ways to go, but like I was saying before, he recognizes that, which means that he will continue to improve. That's something that Kobe has never been able to achieve - Kobe thinks everything that he does is perfect and that any error of his is everybody else's false.

4:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

no fav team, and no fav player, but the lakers fucked up by trading the most dominant player since wilt chamberlain for a ballhogging coattail rider who hasnt done jack on his own.

10:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

screw u haters kobe will scrap off any one and screw this guy who posted this blog u suck and u wouldnt know taste even it it slapped u upside ur head

8:56 PM

Blogger waynee` said...

kobe haters once again.. kobe is the best player in the nba.. im not saying that lebron is not good but he is the second best player in the nba but the way kobe plays and his style of play is way better than james.. kobe is somewhere to be found he just won his 4th nba championship.. whoever posted this blog can go find him now

1:46 PM


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