“I don’t give a [fuck] what you say,” Bryant told Yahoo! Sports late Friday. “If I go out there and miss game winners, and people say, 'Kobe choked, or Kobe is seven for whatever in pressure situations.' Well, [fuck] you.
“Because I don’t play for your [fucking] approval. I play for my own love and enjoyment of the game. And to win. That’s what I play for. Most of the time, when guys feel the pressure, they’re worried about what people might say about them. I don’t have that fear, and it enables me to forget bad plays and to take shots and play my game."
holy crap reggie miller is so awful
Doesn't everyone agree that Kobe is finally washed up and irrelevant? If so, it's time for this sticky to come down.
White chick, you have been warned.
It just occurred to me that there's an all Kobe all the time sticky on ST. What the fuck?
Kobe has had some good games against the Spurs no doubt. Duncan has also lit up the Lakers as well. Kobe is 38-37 all-time against Duncan's Spurs. Lakers have an advantage 18-12 in the playoffs, but that hardly one sided...
4th Quarter: Spurs up 67-66
Kobe Bryant: 9 points, 3-7 FG, 2-2 FT
Tim Duncan: 7 points, 2-6 FG, 2-2 FT.....Hits meaningless 3 at the end, so in reality he had 4 points on 1-5 FG when it counted.
Lakers win 88-81
Lakers won the series 4-0
2002 Western Conference Semifinals
4th Quarter: Lakers up 74-71
Kobe Bryant: 11 points, 5-5 FG, 1-2 FT
Tim Duncan: 9 points, 4-9 FG
Shaquille O'Neal: 0 points, 0-4 FG
Lakers win 99-89
4th Quarter: Spurs up 75-67
Kobe Bryant: 12 points, 3-6 FG, 4-6 FT, Hit game-winner
ENTIRE SPURS TEAM: 10 points
Tim Duncan: 3 points, 0-2 FG, 3-7 FT, Missed Game-winner.............Cccccchoke
Lakers win 87-85
4th Quarter: Lakers up 62-61
Kobe Bryant: 10 points, 4-7 FG, 2-2 FT
Tim Duncan: 5 points, 2-5 FG, 1-1 FT
Lakers won 93-87
Lakers won the series 4-1
2008 Western Conference Finals
4th Quarter: Spurs up 72-65
Kobe Bryant: 14 points, 6-8 FG, 2-2 FT, Hit FG to give LA 87-85 lead with 23.9 sec
Tim Duncan: 8 points, 2-5 FG, 4-5 FT
Lakers win 89-85
4th Quarter: Lakers up 67-63
Kobe: 17 points, 6-10 FG, 4-4 FT
Tim Duncan: 7 points, 1-4 FG, 4-6 FT
Lakers win 100-92
Lakers win the series 4-1
Last edited by Deuce Bigalow; 09-02-2012 at 06:43 PM.
Hope you had a great time collecting those stats.
Great way of using your time...
Some notable losses:
40 pts 15 rbs 4 blks
34 pts 25 rbs 4 asts
30 pts 18 rbs 4 blks
30 pts 11 rbs 6 asts 4 blks
29 pts 17 rbs 3 asts 3 blks
28 pts 14 rbs 6 asts 5 blks
Overall playoff stats against LA: 25.2 pts 13.6 rbs 4.2 asts 2.3 blks .9 stls
...either way, it has been a pretty good rivalry, much closer than Laker fans want to admit.
Kobe/ Shaq Era
99 - SA sweep
01 - LA sweep
02 - LA 4-1
03 - SA 4-2
04 - LA 4-2 (.04 series)
as close as you can get...
06 - LA wasn't good enough to face SA
Kobe/ Gasol-Bynum Era
08 - LA 4-1
09, 10 - SA not good enough to face LA
11 - LA not good enough to face SA
...the problem I have with many LA fans is that despite rooting for the most successful basketball franchise of all-time, they are also extremely defensive and are incapable of giving credit when credit is due to other teams. There is enough room for more than one great team. LA fans liken the Spurs to the Kings or T-wolves....and that is just arrogant...
We need to bring this thread back imo. Too many Lakers/Kobe threads here. Keep it all in here, folks.
In memory of Thunderup, AKA Big Dog:
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