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[latimes]Lakers could shut down Kobe Bryant before end of season

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by tinman, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-heat-20150114-story.html


    Thanks Kobe!
     
  2. Williamson

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    I don't really understand why. If they're tanking, they seem to be worse with Bryant on the floor. What's he going to do? Help him in the playoffs sometime before he retires? Not likely.

    Literally the only reason for Kobe Bryant to ever suit up again is to keep adding to his scoring total and letting fans get one last look at one of the greats. That's it. He's never going to be in the playoffs again. The Lakers will not be remotely relevant for the rest of his career.

    I just don't get it.
     
  3. shastarocket

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    It's about image and perception around the league. If the Lakers are seen as a team willing to respect their most revered active player and work with his limitations, people (players) take notice.

    This is especially important now that Dr. Buss is gone.
     
  4. J Sizzle

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    That would be foolish. The Lakers would lose their Top 5 protected pick! Kobe's assault on the all time bricks record is what's keeping the Lakers pick in tow.
     
  5. mr. 13 in 33

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    Might as well rest him because the teams not going anywhere.
     
  6. arno_ed

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    Why?? Do they actually want to win games?
    I really am loving the knicks and lakers this year.
     
  7. A_3PO

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    Then you will really love February 1st and March 12th when they play each other on national TV (ESPN & TNT).

    Yay!
     
  8. arno_ed

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    Seriously they are still showing those games??

    Why haven't they dropped those games
     
  9. Roc Paint

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    He should stay shut down.
     
  10. Ziggy

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    Lakers could shut down Kobe Bryant before end of season and nobody would care.

    *Fixed
     
  11. Carl Herrera

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    Kobe quits on the team again?

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ki70bj0IHnk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  12. hardenisaboss

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    So Harden starts at All-star game, good good
     
  13. tycoonchip

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    Didn't he say this season would be epic?
     
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    I misread the title as Latinas instead of latimes. Was hoping for a discussion on hot Latinas, was disappoint.
     
  15. A_3PO

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    There is still time to switch games. Options are limited though.

    Charley Barkley went on a rant last week saying he wouldn't show up if TNT showed either the Knicks or Lakers again this season.
     
  16. Sooner423

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    Does that mean he just complains about Tracy McGrady all the time?
     
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    Its like Clutch tweeted. THIS guy is supposed to start the All Star Game? What an f'n joke
     
  18. Warning-Sign

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    epically bad!
     
  19. ling ling

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    Linsanity 2.0 about to happen.
     
  20. tinman

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    more like swaggsanity will happen
     
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