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2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
If this is it for Kobe, it's fitting. He went balls to the wall until he just...broke. It isn't ceremonious, but I can't think of a more appropriate ending.

This won't be it for him. He was having such a great season...there is no way he was going to retire after next season.

I don't know if any other coach would have let Kobe play 48 minutes a game. He should have given him 5 minutes of rest in each half.

Kobe seems like the type who won't want to go out like that. He'll rehab like a maniac and be back.
I don't think it will be it for Kobe either, but I ain't a doctor and I don't know how Kobe's gonna respond to this.

I wasn't trying to speculate about the future, I was just saying that Kobe going until he breaks is an appropriate end, if that's what happens. He's not gonna do a cheesy arena tour where everyone around the league says goodbye, and he's not gonna stick around to be a 15ppg guy that waves to a crowd and bores younger players with stories about the good ole days.
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Holy s**t. I had no idea I would be watching Kobe Bryant's final game tonight.

After a torn Achilles though, it's over. What a career. Nothing but the greatest respect for one of the greatest.


nice effort but this isn't an Alex Smith thread that you always troll, run along now
Kobe:

"I can hear it already. The pundits are going to be saying 'a guy his age is never gonna come back from this. Not at this age.'


I can hear it already. And it's fueling me already."
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Kobe:

"I can hear it already. The pundits are going to be saying 'a guy his age is never gonna come back from this. Not at this age.'


I can hear it already. And it's fueling me already."


Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Kobe:

"I can hear it already. The pundits are going to be saying 'a guy his age is never gonna come back from this. Not at this age.'


I can hear it already. And it's fueling me already."

Good for him. I used to despise Kobe, but his fire and passion have led me to respect the s**t out of him.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Kobe:

"I can hear it already. The pundits are going to be saying 'a guy his age is never gonna come back from this. Not at this age.'


I can hear it already. And it's fueling me already."

Nice.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Kobe:

"I can hear it already. The pundits are going to be saying 'a guy his age is never gonna come back from this. Not at this age.'


I can hear it already. And it's fueling me already."

Nice.

Go to 6:11 of this vid. I was quoting a reporter on espn. It was sorta close:

Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Kobe:

"I can hear it already. The pundits are going to be saying 'a guy his age is never gonna come back from this. Not at this age.'


I can hear it already. And it's fueling me already."

Nice.

Go to 6:11 of this vid. I was quoting a reporter on espn. It was sorta close:




Rooting for him big time to come back 100%
alright well its time to fire D'antoni for running Kobe into the ground
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
alright well its time to fire D'antoni for running Kobe into the ground


2nd that. But maybe they say hey let's run that nash/dwight combo since Kobe will be out, and they'll want him back.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
alright well its time to fire D'antoni for running Kobe into the ground


2nd that. But maybe they say hey let's run that nash/dwight combo since Kobe will be out, and they'll want him back.


Dwight Howard as the #1 option now, oh boy.

It will be interesting to see
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
I dunno!? Kobe was already saying he may retire after next season. A torn achillies takes a long while to heal, and even when it does it takes time like with Dwight(different injury)to get back into form. If he has to sit out half the year next year, will it be worth it? You can't question Kobe's desire, but he said he was already fed up with the grind every offseason and now he has to grind through just to get rehabilitated. I just remember Memo Okur tearing his in the playoffs and he tried to come back to no avail.

You just compared Mehmet Okur to Kobe f**king Bryant.
The sad thing is even though Kobe Bryant works as hard or harder than anybody, he would be better off coming off this injury with Okur's legs than his own. Bryant has a lot of hard miles on his legs from being in the NBA 17 years or so, logging lots of minutes, and flying through the air and landing on a hardwood floor. A slow footed guy like Okur with a 12" vertical didn't beat his legs up like Bryant did.
I hate Kobe but you never wanna see somebody get hurt. He won't go out like this. He will be back
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