from the ny times:
from the ny times:
funny, I don't remember you ever coming back with that "evidence" that kobe actually "raped" that slut.
oh yeah.. we established that FACT a long time ago.
we all know you call him "rapist" because you don't like him. that's fine... whatever floats your boat. troll.
But if you honestly think he did the crime (even after it was established that the case was soooo weak and lacked anything worth a shit, that the DA had no choice but to drop it) then you have issues.
At least in OJ, we got to see a fucking trial... and all the fucking evidence so we could support an opinion based on FACT, and not player hatin'.
You have formed all this hatred for someone you don't even know or have a shred of knowledge about.
Oh yeah no evidence other than Kobe himself.
"No office I didn't do anything."
"Kobe we have some physical evidence."
"Okay I did it and how much do I have to pay for all of you to forget? Oh yeah could you guys get rid of this shirt with her blood on it?"
"But if you honestly think he did the crime (even after it was established that the case was soooo weak and lacked anything worth a shit, that the DA had no choice but to drop it) then you have issues. "
How about the grip of cash he threw down to make it all go away?
LOFL@ blind ass faker fans.
Whoopty shit!! Kobe did a nice thing!!! Wow, I'm just shocked that you haven't made seasonal threads for Shaq since he always rolls into town in that huge truck and hands out TONS of gifts to kids in the ghetto. Fuckin fanboy to the tenth power you are.
Maddog and Quick, can you think of any other reason why Kobe might have settled? Or is his guilt the only answer you can come up with?
Floppy is 100% correct
lol @ haters
By DAN LE BATARD
20 ANSWERS: Los Angeles Lakes All-Star guard Kobe Bryant answers 20 of Dan Le Batard's questions.Twenty questions with Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant:
Q: What's the greatest perk involved with being Kobe Bryant?
A: Access. To people. To things. If I want to buy something, it just takes a couple of calls and I get a great deal. I'm looking into buying a helicopter, for example. It's going to eliminate traffic. It'll take me only 15 minutes to get to games.
Q: What is your greatest weakness?
A: Caramel apples with nuts. I live 15 minutes from Disneyland, and I'll go over there just to get them. I can destroy five of those things in a couple of minutes.
Q: Something you believe in that very few people do?
A: Extraterrestrial activities. I believe in UFOs. I'm not a UFO nut, but I believe in life on other planets.
Q: Your greatest basketball-related regret?
A: Not being able to work out the relationship with Shaquille O'Neal. We accomplished so much together. It's a shame that it ended on a sour note. There was a lot that played into that situation, but if I had to do it over again, I'd communicate better. I'd initiate more of the conversation.
Q: Outside of family, three people who put you in your place?
A: Phil Jackson. That's it. In my entrepreneurial endeavors, I'm the boss. I delegate, provide a compass and direction and freedom. But I make the decisions.
Q: Most hurtful thing you've ever read about yourself?
A: I try not to read clippings, but people saying I'm selfish is always bothersome. I'm far from that. I do what's necessary. I facilitate. There are going to be nights I've got to carry the load if people are struggling, but I'm not selfish.
Q: Greatest pet peeve?
A: Dog poop. Hate it. You don't understand. We have two dogs. I won't go into a room if they've pooped in it. Someone has to clean that up. Something bad must have happened to me as a child with dog poop.
Q: Three traits you most admire in others?
A: Determination. Never making any excuses. And people loving what they do.
Q: During the time before the rape trail, how would you describe the scrutiny and pain of your darkest time?
A: I'm extremely religious. Everybody has a cross to bear, and I had to pick mine up and carry it. But I try to keep things in perspective. This was not a Katrina-victim cross. I didn't lose a loved one or a child. That's what faith will do. You reach bottom, and you can't carry the cross anymore, God carries it for you. My faith was OK before that, but that time enlightened me to His strength. There's enlightenment at the bottom.
Q: You do a lot of charity work. What's the most moved you've ever been during one of those experiences?
A: Whoa. Working with Make-A-Wish. This summer in Vegas, meeting a terminally ill kid. Carlos. We kicked it for five hours before he passed away. He was excited, but he was hurting so much it was hard for him to show it. It really, really touched me. You have to keep it together, though. You can't cry. They want a good time. You can't be sad, depressed in front of them. They want you as yourself. Meeting you is their dream, a dying wish, so you have to keep it together and remember the size of that responsibility.
Q: Give me an off-court example of how unreasonably competitive you are.
A: Being competitive when playing my 3-year-old daughter in Candyland? My daughter has gotten really mad playing me at Concentration. We were playing that memory game, and I knew where the winning cards were, and she didn't. I was a little tempted to turn them over. But my wife was watching, and she said I better not. So I conceded.
Q: You have the reputation of being distant and aloof with teammates. Give me an example that validates that and one that refutes that.
A: I'm just not aloof, period. That's just a misconception. The guys on the team are like little brothers to me. We eat together. Birthday bash for my kid at my house with all the kids. I play cards with them, video games. People just don't know me, but I'm trying to change that. I haven't had an opportunity to let people know me because I've been so, so focused on my game, but I don't want misconceptions about me when my career is over.
Q: Are you better than Dwyane Wade?
A: That's an unfair question. That's not for me to say. We're so different. We do different things. I won't play the game of 'who is better?' I don't get into that at all.
Q: Favorite athlete to watch, any sport?
A: ``Love LaDainian Tomlinson. Our sport: Carmelo [Anthony], LeBron [James], Dwyane. I'm a big soccer guy -- Ronaldhino.''
Q: Three traits most responsible for your greatness?
A: Passion. I have that beyond belief. This isn't work to me. It's a passion, an obsession. Commitment. And great mentors. A lot of guys have long arms, quick feet, leaping ability. I'm not the fastest. Every advantage I have is because of preparation.
Q: Give the layman an example of what kind of ridiculous shape you are in. The most extreme example of your fitness?
A: I've got really big lungs. I did a stress test. Twenty minutes on a treadmill on incline at the highest level. I wasn't even breathing hard at all, no problem. The doctors said afterward that I must have kept myself in great shape over the summer, but I didn't run once over the summer because of my knee. I get up at 4:30 in the morning for workouts, though. I work out several times a day. On hard days, I'll work out for eight hours. I hurt my ankle, the therapist is there until 2 in the morning.
Q: What is your wardrobe worth?
A: [Whistles] I have a variety of garments, a lot of custom-made stuff by Gucci. My wife is my stylist. You go into my closet, it's probably over $800,000.
Q: Four words or phrases you'd use to describe yourself to a stranger?
A: Funny, with a dry humor. Family. Hardworking. Misunderstood.
Q: Most awestruck you've ever been meeting someone?
A: Magic Johnson, by far. I was 17, and he walked into the gym. I couldn't speak. Didn't know whether to call him Earvin or Mr. Johnson or Magic.
Q: Toughest player for you to guard?
A: A lot of them. So many great ones. Carmelo Gilbert Arenas. Michael Redd. Anyone can light you up.
"I do what's necessary. I facilitate."
LOFL!!! Yeah, thats right he is the guy who has averaged 11 apg over the last three seasons. LOL again.
"A: I'm extremely religious. Everybody has a cross to bear, and I had to pick mine up and carry it."
So lame. Thats right, i forgot the kobe rape situation was= MLK jr.
such venerable intelligence
why thank you, how nice of you to notice.
I see Dan Lebetard doesn't know how to spell "Ronaldinho."
"LOFL!!! Yeah, thats right he is the guy who has averaged 11 apg over the last three seasons. LOL again."
I don't understand this at all. By this reasoning anyone averaging fewer than 11 assists a game is selfish. I actually think Kobe is selfish too, and I'm a Laker fan. But your hate for him is completely unreasonable.
At least Jack & coke has some reasons to be a fanboy. You have no discernable logical reasons to be a hater.
"I don't understand this at all. By this reasoning anyone averaging fewer than 11 assists a game is selfish. I actually think Kobe is selfish too, and I'm a Laker fan. But your hate for him is completely unreasonable. "
You dont understand why its funny that Kobe thinks he is a facilitator?
I bet you also dont understand why its ironic that Kobe called Arenas a chucker.
"I bet you also dont understand why its ironic that Kobe called Arenas a chucker."
Image leeching is bad.
wow ignorance is strong with the haters.
ok.. I'll try to make this easy for you.
Under the orders of the head coach, Phil, the plan was for Kobe to be the focal point of the offense and the primary attacker during the season... until the rest of the guys picked up the offense (only players not named kobe who had proficient triangle experience were d.george and slava).
During the last 25 games, the Lakers had a very respectable record and immediately noticed improvement within the triangle.
During the suns series, the lakers surprised the suns by changing up their tactic. Kobe became more facilitor and got everyone else involved (check the stats). As the suns defense keyed in on Kobe, the other guys stepped up and eventually led to a 3-1 lead in the series. Unfortunately, the lakers came up 1 rebound short of advancing to the next round (game 5).
It's been well documented in many interviews by phil, rambis, kobe, et al that during the first year of the triangle for these 'new' lakers, kobe would be required to shoulder the load until the fellas learned their positions, the flow, where they could find their shots, where they were supposed to be on their cuts, etc.
Once they started to see progress at the end of the season, you saw kobe tail back on his shot atempts, be become more of a decoy for overstacked defenses.
Kobe and Phil are on the same page. Kobe does what Phil orders him to do. If Phil had a problem with Kobe, you know damn well, you'd hear about it in one of Phil's famous media mental motivating jabs.
There, all you ignorant kobe-haters have been educated.
Is Kobe flawless? no.
Is he as bad as a player as you say he is? haha not at all.
That is all.
"Floppy got PWNED"
Who what when where how??, or, you're on the wrong thread.
During the suns series, the lakers surprised the suns by changing up their tactic. Kobe became more facilitor and got everyone else involved (check the stats). As the suns defense keyed in on Kobe, the other guys stepped up and eventually led to a 3-1 lead in the series. Unfortunately, the lakers came up 1 rebound short of advancing to the next round (game 5). "
LOL! You mean they choked hard (so bad that only 7 other teams in history have done it), Kobe reverted back to his selfish ways, the suns forced a game seven and kobe "led" his team right into a 30 point blowout humiliation.
No one ever said kobe is a bad player, but he is NO floor general and a horrible leader. And calling himself a facilitator is one of the funniest things ever.
"Kobe reverted back to his selfish ways"
wow what game did you watch?
Your statement disqualifies all future posts by you.
Your credibility had been shattered and your trolling posts using no NBA intelligence has been exposed.
You may move along now.
Thank you for playing.