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Kobe Bryant amused that Rolling Stone deemed Kevin Durant the next Kobe

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has made it clear over the years he didn't like the comparisons people made of him and Michael Jordan.

"To me, it's laughable to get a comparison because I learned so much from him and so much of my game is a part of his," Bryant recently told Sports Illustrated's Dan Patrick. "My game is built from his game as his game derived from players that came before him."

So one can only imagine Bryant's reaction when Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi wrote the following in a recent article about Oklahoma City guard Kevin Durant:

[Durant’s ability] to challenge demented three-faced narcissist Kobe Bryant and the Laker hegemony has been the highlight of the year … The now-inexorable climb down the dominance ladder for a megalomaniac like Kobe is a tale every sports fan outside L.A. can’t help but appreciate." “Kobe has always been smart and predatory and pathologically driven, and he’s going to maximize every last drop of ability in an attempt to stay on the throne, so the Lakers will hold off the Thunder for a few more years. But the moment is coming when Kobe is going to throw everything he has at Durant, and this wide-eyed, lanky, respectful kid – nothing personal, Mr. Bryant – is going to kick his ... anyway. That’ll be a delicious moment, and it might even happen this year.

Hmm, that should make the Lakers' matchup tonight with the Oklahoma City Thunder rather interesting. Apparently, Bryant's four NBA championships, one Finals and one regular-season MVP, 11-time All-NBA honors, nine-time NBA all-defensive honors and 12th-place standing on the league's all-time scoring list don't count. When asked about the story, Bryant didn't explain how those numbers bode more impressive than the simple fact Durant accomplishments only entail ranking second in the league in scoring (29.7 points per game) and winning the 2007-08 Rookie of the Year Award. Mamba, himself, ranks fourth (27.5) points per game this season, a dropoff that mostly points to how the fractured right index finger has affected his shooting.

Instead, Bryant called the conversation an "honor" and then "entertaining." Added Bryant: "I think it shows a sign of respect for all the work I put in."

There's no question that Bryant's body is aging. Heck, 13 years in the league and his assorted number of injuries just this season (fractured right index finger, sprained left ankle, back spasms) will do that to you. There's also no question Durant has helped expedite Oklahoma City's development, as they currently stand with a 43-27 record and are contending for a sixth seed in the West . After all, Durant's clip of 30, 19 and 29 points against the Lakers this season convinced Lakers Coach Phil Jackson to acknowledge, "He's a very special player."

But it is way too early to proclaim that Durant, in his third season, has surpassed or is in position to surpass Bryant as a basketball player. Bryant hadn't even won his first championship his third season, so at that point it was far too early to assess Bryant's legacy, let alone provide a snapshot of it. The same applies to Durant.

That doesn't mean Durant lacks the potential to eventually be the league's torchbearer, but he's not at that point. That's something Bryant says will be determined later down the line.

"It depends how he develops and if the coaching staff he has around him will tell him what he's doing right and what he's doing wrong," Bryant said. "A lot of coaches get scared to tell players what they're doing wrong. I didn’t grow up like that. “I grew up with Tex [Winter] and Tex would tell you that you stink, you know what I mean? If you had to work on something, he would tell you and I think that helped me.”

--Mark Medina

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No wonder Kevin Pritchard's job as Portland GM is at risk these days. Can you imagine a GM who drafted Greg Oden instead of Kevin Durant and still keep his job?

M&M, since Justa won the caption contest, is he still eligible to win the All Star Game seat? Just saying.

Or just imagine if Kevin Pritchard drafted Kevin Durant instead of Greg Oden: a Portland frontline with Durant and Aldridge and a backcourt with Roy and Miller. Pretty formidable team.

Well, two images straight greatly diminish whatever value in this debate Rolling Stones may have.

The first is the guy sent from Stern paying the RS editor to publish this amusing article;

The second the fact that RS right now puts in their valuable sets (and on covers)... mmmh... let me remember just the past 18 months...:
Justin Bieber (???!???? I didin't know prepubescent could be ROCK); Jonas Brothers... THE HILLS?!!???

You get the picture.

I mean... if this is the standard they treat music with, Kevin Durant preach is the last of their out of measure and decency deprived essayes.

Anyway, you can read in the post below that I actually dig Durant (so far) above LeBronze, but no way he is at all dignified to be even mentioned in the same quote as Kobe.

I find extremely wise and enlightening what Kobe says in the end of the article.

That is exactly what I mean when I say his drive is unknown in this new pampered generation of "greats" (???) whom ALL are sustained by huge pr machines, and sold as phenomena, while instead they cannot even handle a basic critique and/or court failure (coughcoughcough LeBronze...) without overreacting, let alone crafting their skills carefully, daily, intensively to get better and better and then flourish as TRUE greats.

It's the real problem when from sports you shift to a PR dominated world (thank you Stern... you have no idea how much you will ruin this sport: you're like global warmening, just worse).
You gain lots of connections with the players, but it works only until they are not in need of actual developement.
The day they need to step further, they generally lack the commitment, the drive and the will to get beyond their possibilities or bounderies (thing that Kobe has done all of his career).

Why?

Because simply they never learnt that was due.

Nobody ever dared to push them there.

PR may make you richer, guys.

But they won't ever make any of you a truly great, legendary player.

Durant has skills to watch carefully over and about.

I hope for him and for the basketball game he will find someone as harsh as Kobe's adviced him to seek for, so that those will blossom ad not get buried down the ground to never rise up and up further.

He has space to find that.

LeBronze has already given up on that. And he's already getting others picked up in the eternal "who will be the next Kobe?".

In a way, this hectic quest is something sad.

In another... it gets everyday more hilarious.

;)

KEVIN DURANT IS BETTER THAN MAMBA. WTF?
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Before today I begin my rant, a few words about Kevin Durant
Kevin you are indeed real good, But You aren’t in Kobe’s neighborhood
Don’t let Writers lead you a stray, takes more than scoring before you can say
You are even in the Kobe conversation & not a flash in the pan 1 note sensation
Now please don’t take this the wrong way, I do indeed like how you play
You are a young man with class, don’t let the writers make you an @zz
Don’t be like that Princess Jimmy, All he can do is say David Stern gimme
Stay as far away from Darth Stern as you can, He’s an Evil, Evil, Evil Man.
Keep practicing and one day you, may be entitled to be compared to Mamba too
Even though You might get good, You never gone be in Mamba’s neighborhood
That neighborhood is composed of three, MJ, Magic and of course Kobe
And I hear talk going around, Soon Mamba will be the only one in town
There can be but one who is The Best, It takes years & years to pass that test.
Kobe has passed it & now I see, He will soon graduate with a G-O-A-T
The things you heard indeed are true, He’s GOAT MAMBA, who the hell are you.
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No wonder Kevin Pritchard's job as Portland GM is at risk these days. Can you imagine a GM who drafted Greg Oden instead of Kevin Durant and still keep his job? Posted by: The Snake | March 26, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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GREG WHO? ROFLMAO!! OH THE HUMANITY!!!


Just imagine Kevin Durant and Kobe as Lakers? I really like Kevin Durant, he is really very good and I think he can be better than LBJ, especially if he will play alongside Kobe and learn from the greatest.

The more I see LBJ the more I dislike him and I think I am beginning to hate him, with the hate I only feel towards the Celts.

No wonder Kevin Pritchard's job as Portland GM is at risk these days. Can you imagine a GM who drafted Greg Oden instead of Kevin Durant and still keep his job? Posted by: The Snake | March 26, 2010 at 12:44 PM

An even more frightening thought is what if they had drafted Durant? I think the Lakers would be in the fight of their lives right now.

Funny how obvious it is that this guy personally doesn't like Kobe, so delusional by his hate he proclaims something so ignorant. Must be a tea party member?

Durant is good to the Thunder in the 6thseed but it still a long way to be a contender in the West. He needs a company and a established franchise to put him in the top. There are many NBA players who are great players but never got invited to the big dance because their teams are comfortable to be in the middle of the pack.

In the post Kobe era, it is not bad to have Durant, CP3 and Bynum with the Lakers that is a continuity of the winning tradition. Individually, they can be great but they need a great team to go after the Championship. If not Bynum, perhaps Lakers would go for Durant - Howard in 2014.

By that time, Luke's contract is already over. lol!

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KEVIN DURANT AS A FUTURE LAKER - BANDWAGON
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(01) JON K - OWNER - I would much rather have Kevin Durant become a Laker someday than LeBron James. Durant would make a fine Laker. I can only imagine how good this kid could be if he could grow under the tuteledge of Kobe Bryant. That would be awesome to see. Kevin Durant is awesome, but look in his eyes, he's still a babe in the woods. You look into Kobe's eyes and you see the shark's eyes of an assassin. Could Durant be incredible? Absolutely, but only after he had been school in the cold-blooded desire to win at all costs which no one knows better than Kobe Bryant.Poke the wolverine and you'll get your eyes gouged out. Guess who shows who's the best player in the NBA tonight? The answer is "Kobe Bryant."
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – DRIVER If there's a "Bring Durant to the Lakers or Die Trying" bandwagon - put me on board. I really like that kid. He ain't no Mamba, but a Durantula ain't too shabby! Seriously though - imagine how good he could be learning from the greatest??? Wow...!
(03) ART-FL LAKER FAN – RIDING SHOTGUN - Durant + Laker= Awesome! Count me in on that one.
(04)
(05)CYBERCosmiX - All I can say is totally agree. I love the way 'Durantula' puts his head down and quietly, effectively goes about his business, similar to Kobe.
Kobe > Durant > LBJ!
(05) ZAIRA AMATERASU - Totally agree about willing 10000000000 times better Kevin Durant becoming a Laker rather than the LeBronze.
(06) JEANETTE - Just imagine Kevin Durant and Kobe as Lakers? I really like Kevin Durant, he is really very good and I think he can be better than LBJ, especially if he will play alongside Kobe and learn from the greatest. The more I see LBJ the more I dislike him and I think I am beginning to hate him, with the hate I only feel towards the Celts.
(07) THE SNAKE - No wonder Kevin Pritchard's job as Portland GM is at risk these days. Can you imagine a GM who drafted Greg Oden instead of Kevin Durant and still keep his job? Or just imagine if Kevin Pritchard drafted Kevin Durant instead of Greg Oden: a Portland frontline with Durant and Aldridge and a backcourt with Roy and Miller. Pretty formidable team
(08) MAMBA24 - RIDING SHOTGUN - Sounds allright. as long as the kid knows his place.\
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Edwin, You're right my mistake. I should've read that more carefully.

MM

Mamba 24 - Thanks for the love.

MM


The vitriol in this guy's article is music to Kobe's ears, fuel for the irrational competitive fire burning out of control inside.

Let the kid get his points, he'll have something to feel good about as he's watchin' another parade to Staples.

Hating Kobe is the new Black.

rolling stones tries to sell a few issues and to be "fashionable".

- The fact that Phil is finally limiting Fish's minutes means Phil is in playoff mode.

- Snake, If you play basketball, and the man guarding you is 10 years your senior, is as slow as molasses, can't play defense, can't shoot or drive, and can't run a fast break, you would be pretty confident too.....or maybe you wouldn't. Basketball, as in most things, is all about confidence.

- LakerTom, It's always a good policy to judge players based on large sample sizes, NOT on a few good or bad games. You're better than that.

- The Thunder are one solid big man away from being a perennial contender.

- Russell Westbrook has been in a slump. The FDA states that the best remedy for a slumping PG is aged Fish.

I find it extremely wise and enlightening what Kobe says in the end of the article. That is exactly what I mean when I say his drive is unknown in this new pampered generation of "greats" (???) whom ALL are sustained by huge pr machines, and sold as phenomena, while instead they cannot even handle a basic critique and/or court failure (coughcoughcough LeBronze...) without overreacting, let alone crafting their skills carefully, daily, intensively to get better and better and then flourish as TRUE greats. It's the real problem when from sports you shift to a PR dominated world (thank you Stern... you have no idea how much you will ruin this sport: you're like global warmening, just worse). You gain lots of connections with the players, but it works only until they are not in need of actual developement. The day they need to step further, they generally lack the commitment, the drive and the will to get beyond their possibilities or bounderies (thing that Kobe has done all of his career). Why? Because simply they never learnt that was due. Nobody ever dared to push them there. PR may make you richer, guys. But they won't ever make any of you a truly great, legendary player. Durant has skills to watch carefully over and about. I hope for him and for the basketball game he will find someone as harsh as Kobe's adviced him to seek for, so that those will blossom ad not get buried down the ground to never rise up and up further. He has space to find that. LeBronze has already given up on that. And he's already getting others picked up in the eternal "who will be the next Kobe? In a way, this hectic quest is something sad. In another... it gets everyday more hilarious. ;)
Posted by: ZairaAmaterasu | March 26, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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I Have but one word to say: MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!
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mamba24(larry)

The more I see LBJ the more I dislike him and I think I am beginning to hate him, with the hate I only feel towards the Celts.

Posted by: Jeanette


NOW YOU"RE TALKING!!!!!!!! Outstanding.

Hating Kobe is the new Black. rolling stones tries to sell a few issues and to be "fashionable". Posted by: ouchhhhhhhhh | March 26, 2010 at 01:29 PM
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Right On! Well maybe Rolling Stone should roll it's @zz out of town before it gets stoned.

demented three-faced narcissist Kobe Bryant

Laker hegemony

now-inexorable climb down the dominance ladder

megalomaniac like Kobe

every sports fan outside L.A. can’t help but appreciate.

Kobe has always been pathologically driven

every last drop of ability in an attempt to stay on the throne

– nothing personal, Mr. Bryant –

NBA fans have completely forgotten Seattle Supersonics, which is now known as Oklahoma Thunder. It was not too long when the owner, Clay Bennet tricked the people of Seatle, Mr. Shultz that he would retain the team in Washington. As soon as he bought it, he challenged the council to build a new arena as a ploy to move the team to his hometown. When it was turned down by city officials because of 500M involved, Bennet moved it to OKlahoma City. David Stearns promised Sonics fans that they will given a priority for the new team, nothing materialized to this day. Instead, the local filmakers in the area produced a film called Sonicsgate - A Requiem For A Team.

When I think of Thunder, I always looked at its history in Seattle when they went Finals against the Bulls at the prime of Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Dale Ellis, Sam Perkins, Nate Mcmillan and their coach was George Karl.

lol, Justa, I had to see if you were awake out there.

Don't worry, I'll still vote for you.

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The more I see LBJ the more I dislike him and I think I am beginning to hate him, with the hate I only feel towards the Celts. Posted by: Jeanette

NOW YOU"RE TALKING!!!!!!!! Outstanding. Posted by: justanothermambafan | March 26, 2010 at 01:34 PM
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One good Outstanding deserves another...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!! Both of you!!
Mamba24(larry)

Russell Westbrook to Aaron Brooks:

RW: "what do we have for breakfast"

AB: "some Ear-FARM quick oats"

RW: "and for lunch?"

AB: "Fish fillet?"

RW: "what's left for dinner"

AB: "some raw slices of Shabu-Shannon"

RW: "i'm already licking my chops"

AB: "it will be too RICH. indigestion?

RW: " two TUMS up."

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I WANT A SEAT ON THE "DEMENTED THREE FACED NARCISSIST KOBE BRYANT LAKER HEGEMONY" - BANDWAGON
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(01) OUCHHHHHH - OWNER -Hating Kobe is the new Black.
rolling stones tries to sell a few issues and to be "fashionable".
(02) MAMBA24 - DRIVER - yeah, we're gonna drive this DEMENTED THREE FACED NARCISSIST KOBE BRYANT LAKER HEGEMONY BANDWAGON right over Rolling Stone & Darth Sterns @zz.
(03)

mamba24

rolling stones is already "stoned". now they r trippin' over the rocks.

I was ready to get down and dirty with the fool who wrote and the magazine who published this article but Zaira, Mamba, Ouchhhh, Bert, et al, already handled it. Please..... Kevin Durant better than Kobe. Where? On Pluto? Nope. Not even in his dreams!

I hate David Stern. I hate the fact that he thinks it's necessary to denigrate Kobe in order to hype Lebron. The mamba's play, championships and bb skills speak for themselves. You can't change the truth! Kobe Bryant is still King of the NBA!

Go Kobe!
Go Lakers!

Edwin,

I agree with you about the Sonics. Nothing against OKC, but there is something missing in the NBA without the Seattle Supersonics. I mean there is an Ice Cube lyric out there that doesn't even make sense without the Sonics.

I will never listen to an argument comparing players' regular season performances. The regular season officiating is a joke. Lets see Durrant score with people banging, pushing and pulling him. Its a lot harder, just ask Steve Nash.

I want my seat and I want it now!

Put on the 3 face Kobe bandwagon

@OUCCHHHH, ROFL!! STOP IT! STOP IT NOW!! HAHAHA!

Hersey Hawkins - ouch
Detlef Schrempf - ouchh
Shawn Kemp - ouchhh
Gary Payton - ouchhhh
Nate Mcmillan - ouchhhhhh
George Karl - ouchhhhhhhhh

Mamba24,

I am not surprised with that trash from Rolling Stone. After all, they are same folks who gave Paris Hilton's album 3 stars.

MarkG - I'm done re-evaluating. As long as you vote for me, it's all good lol!


VoteForJusta.com

Mamba24 - no question - add me to the "Nothin I love better than a demented Kobe going off on your AZZZZ" bandwagon.


I have to again send out my plea to all of Laker Nation to get the white padded room ready. We apparently have a LOT of company coming.

Hersey Hawkins - ouch
Detlef Schrempf - ouchh
Shawn Kemp - ouchhh
Gary Payton - ouchhhh
Nate Mcmillan - ouchhhhhh
George Karl - ouchhhhhhhhh
Posted by: ouchhhhhhhhh | March 26, 2010 at 02:00 PM
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Hey they took all the Bulls could dish out and almost beat them for the title before George Karl went insane and took the Glove off of MJ.
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I WANT A SEAT ON THE "DEMENTED THREE FACED NARCISSIST KOBE BRYANT LAKER HEGEMONY" - BANDWAGON
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(01) OUCHHHHHH - OWNER -Hating Kobe is the new Black. rolling stones tries to sell a few issues and to be "fashionable".
(02) MAMBA24 - DRIVER - yeah, we're gonna drive this DEMENTED THREE FACED NARCISSIST KOBE BRYANT LAKER HEGEMONY BANDWAGON right over Rolling Stone & Darth Sterns @zz.
(03) FAN OF THE MAMBA - RIDING SHOTGUN - I want my seat and I want it now! Put on the 3 face Kobe bandwagon
(04) # 4
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Edwin/Mark G,

Agree with you -- no NBA team in Seattle is really bad, although not quite as bad as no NFL team in LA.

Rolling Stone is too funny.

I don't get my basketball news from the Rolling Stone for the same reason why I don't get weather from the Food Network.

People whoever you are let me remind all of you what if KOBE finger is not injured like in the first month of the season hes leading the league in scoring and even injured now but still manages to play through it.seems like all the people here was too carried away of this media circus that they want LBJ or Kevin Durant to be a laker.I know this two will become great players someday probably after KOBE retires but as long as KOBE plays nobody will be greater than him.So to all the Laker fans who having a doubt or becoming a double face traitor fans,please let us support and enjoy the players that we have in this team afterall thier still contending ang trying to repeat as NBA champs.So please stop picking who do you want to be a lakers someday just concentrate who we have presently and enjoy watching the greatest player of all time.KOBE BEAN BRYANT!!!!!!!

I want a seat on that MAMBA24. These haters cannot handle the truth that's why they want to change it.

@Zaira, that was outstanding, keep them coming.

Justa,

LMAO, you are a pragmatic human being.

The Snake,

It's been so long I can't remember. The only problem I have with bringing the NFL back is that so many of deals end with public wealth being transferred to private interests. Usually the municipality gets the short end of the stick.

Portland ! Portland ! Portland!!!

You took Sam Bowie instead of Michael Jordan. Biggest mistake ever made in NBA history.


Now it is happening all over again.


Taking Greg Oden over Kevin Durant.


But props for getting Brandon Roy instead of Randy Foye.


I can only say this to Matt Taibbi, "a rolling stone gathers no moss".

I have to again send out my plea to all of Laker Nation to get the white padded room ready. We apparently have a LOT of company coming.Posted by: justanothermambafan | March 26, 2010 at 02:10 PM

ROFLMAO!! OH THE WHITE PADDED ROOM HUMANITY!! hahahaha!
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I WANT A SEAT ON THE "DEMENTED THREE FACED NARCISSIST KOBE BRYANT LAKER HEGEMONY", THAT’S ROLLING OVER ROLLING STONE TO TITLE 16 - BANDWAGON
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(01) OUCHHHHHH - OWNER -Hating Kobe is the new Black. rolling stones tries to sell a few issues and to be "fashionable".
(02) FAN OF THE MAMBA – DRIVER - I want my seat and I want it now! Put ME on the 3 face Kobe bandwagon NOW!
(03) VMAN – RIDING SHOTGUN - The vitriol in this guy's article is music to Kobe's ears, fuel for the irrational competitive fire burning out of control inside.
(04) #4
(05) JEANETTE - I want a seat on that. These haters cannot handle the truth that's why they want to change it.
(06) MAMBA24 - yeah, we're gonna drive this DEMENTED THREE FACED NARCISSIST KOBE BRYANT LAKER HEGEMONY BANDWAGON right over Rolling Stone & Darth Stern to a 16th NBA title!!!
(07) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - Mamba24 - no question - add me to the "Nothin I love better than a demented Kobe going off on your AZZZZ" bandwagon. I have to again send out my plea to all of Laker Nation to get the white padded room ready. We apparently have a LOT of company coming.
(08) ADRIAN PALOMAR – RIDING SHOTGUN2 - People whoever you are let me remind all of you what if KOBE finger is not injured like in the first month of the season hes leading the league in scoring and even injured now but still manages to play through it.seems like all the people here was too carried away of this media circus that they want LBJ or Kevin Durant to be a laker.I know this two will become great players someday probably after KOBE retires but as long as KOBE plays nobody will be greater than him.So to all the Laker fans who having a doubt or becoming a double face traitor fans,please let us support and enjoy the players that we have in this team afterall thier still contending ang trying to repeat as NBA champs.So please stop picking who do you want to be a lakers someday just concentrate who we have presently and enjoy watching the greatest player of all time.KOBE BEAN BRYANT!!!!!!!
(09) HAHA - Rolling Stone is too funny. I don't get my basketball news from the Rolling Stone for the same reason why I don't get weather from the Food Network.
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Funny how obvious it is that this guy personally doesn't like Kobe, so delusional by his hate he proclaims something so ignorant. Must be a tea party member?

Posted by: NBA4ever | March 26, 2010 at 01:15 PM

Nah, Taibbi is a total Lefty. I've never even heard him mention sports before. If he's at a Tea Party it's just to poke fun at them.

Mamba24,

I am not surprised with that trash from Rolling Stone. After all, they are same folks who gave Paris Hilton's album 3 stars.


I'd like to add to this:

This is the same Magazine that trashed every album Zeppelin ever made. On that fact alone, I discredit everything and anything they say...and since when does Rollingstone cover the sports scene? Stick to peddling horrible millenium pop and boring obscure indie acts that make me want to go EMO and kill myself, if not for my love of the 15 Time World Champion Los Angeles Lakers, I probably would have by now. EMO sucks, LAKERS Rule!!!! Nuff said

Edwin,
Wow!! That will be the day when lukes contract ends.. My mouth is salivating just hearing about it... That year will be 2013 or the year of the snake or the year ironically that our black mamba might retire

So mark your calendars people april of 2013 when lukes contract will officially end... It will be the start of a new lukeless era. It will be the biggest laker bash and celebration of the century!!

And as for our great blitz...yes I agree blitz is quite the historian buff and I'm always enchanted with his endless knowledge of stats... So I better proceed with caution when entering "The blitz twighlight zone".. a mysterious world where there are no boundaries no rules no logic.. Just a lot of he said she said nonstop arguing.. Haha... J/k bliz no disrespect intended... Ur the man!!


I can only say this to Matt Taibbi, "a rolling stone gathers no moss".

Posted by: Jeanette

That's cuz Matt's an idiot who Laker Nation has tossed down the hill. Now all he can say is DOH, DOH, DOH as he hits every rock we throw at him, on his way back down to the pit he crawled out of.

Mark G - thank you. Thank you very much. I'm here 'til Tuesday.

OHHHH SNAP!!!

YOU TELL 'EM CAP!

I am not surprised with that trash from Rolling Stone. After all, they are same folks who gave Paris Hilton's album 3 stars. Posted by: The Snake | March 26, 2010 at 02:04 PM
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What only 3 stars? Damnnn! I guess she didn't pay them enough. ROFLMAO! You got to be playing me, you trying to tell me that Paris Hilton actually has an Album out. So I guess she paid the company instead of the company paying her for putting it out. Oh I must go out and buy this now!!
OH THE HUMANITY!! OH THE MINDS OF FUTURE GENERATIONS!! ROFLMAO!!

Hey guys a new post is up.

MM

Durantulas r Black Mamba snacks

Folks, never give any attention to these "writers" who write such sensational (but senseless) "stories"....

They stir up such controversial statements, just to attract attention and "hits" to their web sites or blogs.

Half of these dont know what is Kobe's legacy or even how he plays. All they do is concoct a hate article, and embed Kobe's name in it and publish.

I'd like to add to this:This is the same Magazine that trashed every album Zeppelin ever made. On that fact alone, I discredit everything and anything they say...and since when does Rollingstone cover the sports scene? Stick to peddling horrible millenium pop and boring obscure indie acts that make me want to go EMO and kill myself, if not for my love of the 15 Time World Champion Los Angeles Lakers, I probably would have by now. EMO sucks, LAKERS Rule!!!! Nuff said Posted by: Cap's Goggles | March 26, 2010 at 02:50 PM
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YOU SAY THOSE ROLLING STONE FOOLS DID WHAT? Trashed Led Zepplin. AW NAW! IT'S ON NOW!! Those dog biscuit eating... I'd like to put my 3 Fisted hand upside there...No, No, No what am I saying. We must give peace achance. I'll give peace a chance, I'd like to get a piece of those suckers .... LAKER NATION MAMBA24 HAS BEEN TAKEN NOW TO THAT SPECIAL PADDED CELL SO WE CAN TREAT ALL 3 OF HIS PERSONALITIES EMITTING FROM HIS 3 FACES. AS HE WAS LED AWAY HE WAS HUMMING A SONG BY LOU CHRISTIE CALLED "TWO FACES HAVE I..


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I WANT A SEAT ON THE "DEMENTED THREE FACED NARCISSIST KOBE BRYANT LAKER HEGEMONY", THAT’S ROLLING OVER ROLLING STONES @ZZ TO TITLE 16 - BANDWAGON
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(01) OUCHHHHHH - OWNER -Hating Kobe is the new Black. rolling stones tries to sell a few issues and to be "fashionable". Rolling Stones is already "stoned". now they r trippin' over the rocks.
(02) FAN OF THE MAMBA – DRIVER - I want my seat and I want it now! Put ME on NOW! I was ready to get down & dirty with the fool who wrote & the magazine who published this article but Zaira, Mamba, Ouchhhh, Bert, et al, already handled it. Please..... Kevin Durant better than Kobe. Where? On Pluto? Nope. Not even in his dreams! I hate David Stern. I hate the fact that he thinks it's necessary to denigrate Kobe in order to hype Lebron. The mamba's play, championships & bb skills speak for themselves. You can't change the truth! Kobe Bryant is still King of the NBA!
(03) VMAN – RIDING SHOTGUN - The vitriol in this guy's article is music to Kobe's ears, fuel for the irrational competitive fire burning out of control inside.
(04) #4
(05) NBA4EVER – SEARGENT AT ARMS - Funny how obvious it is that this guy personally doesn't like Kobe, so delusional by his hate he proclaims something so ignorant. Must be a tea party member?
(06) JEANETTE - I want a seat on that. These haters cannot handle the truth so they want to change it.
I can only say this to Matt Taibbi, "a rolling stone gathers no moss".
I can only say this to Matt Taibbi, "a rolling stone gathers no moss".
(07) MAMBA24 - yeah, we're gonna drive this DEMENTED THREE FACED NARCISSIST KOBE BRYANT LAKER HEGEMONY BANDWAGON right over Rolling Stone & Darth Stern to a 16th NBA title!!!
(08) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - Mamba24 - no question - add me to the "Nothin I love better than a demented Kobe going off on your AZZZZ" bandwagon. Matt's an idiot who Laker Nation has tossed down the hill. Now all he can say is DOH, DOH, DOH as he hits every rock we throw at him, on his way back down to the pit he crawled out of. I have to again send out my plea to all of Laker Nation to get the white padded room ready. We apparently have a LOT of company coming.
(09) ADRIAN PALOMAR – RIDING SHOTGUN2 - People whoever you are let me remind all of you what if KOBE finger is not injured like in the first month of the season hes leading the league in scoring and even injured now but still manages to play through it.seems like all the people here was too carried away of this media circus that they want LBJ or Kevin Durant to be a laker.I know this two will become great players someday probably after KOBE retires but as long as KOBE plays nobody will be greater than him.So to all the Laker fans who having a doubt or becoming a double face traitor fans,please let us support and enjoy the players that we have in this team afterall thier still contending & trying to repeat as NBA champs.So please stop picking who do you want to be a lakers, concentrate who we have presently and enjoy watching the greatest player of all time.KOBE BEAN BRYANT!!!!!!!
(10) HAHA - Rolling Stone is too funny. I don't get my basketball news from the Rolling Stone for the same reason why I don't get weather from the Food Network
(11) TAINO - I will never listen to an argument comparing players' regular season performances. The regular season officiating is a joke. Lets see Durrant score with people banging, pushing and pulling him. Its a lot harder, just ask Steve Nash.
(12) SNAKE - I am not surprised with that trash from Rolling Stone. After all, they are same folks who gave Paris Hilton's album 3 stars.
(13) CAPS-GOOGLES - I'd like to add to this: This is the same Magazine that trashed every album Zeppelin ever made. On that fact alone, I discredit everything and anything they say...and since when does Rollingstone cover the sports scene? Stick to peddling horrible millenium pop and boring obscure indie acts that make me want to go EMO and kill myself, if not for my love of the 15 Time World Champion Los Angeles Lakers, I probably would have by now. EMO sucks, LAKERS Rule!!!!
(14) KOBE FAN IN CUPERTINO - Folks, never give any attention to these "writers" who write such sensational (but senseless) "stories"....They stir up such controversial statements, just to attract attention and "hits" to their web sites or blogs. Half of these dont know what is Kobe's legacy or even how he plays. All they do is concoct a hate article, and embed Kobe's name in it and publish.
(15) WIKIPEDIA - Durantulas r Black Mamba snacks
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Mamba24 still giving shouts.
Much appreciated

Did Kobe call Durant one of his "young boys" like he did J.R. Smith?

Mamba24, You always kick it up another level.

so this guy apparently authors a column called "road rage". he certainly is well equipped to write about kobe and durant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Taibbi

Matthew C. "Matt" Taibbi (born March, 1970) is an American journalist. He currently works at Rolling Stone where he authors a column called "Road Rage" for the print version, and a weekly online column called "The Low Post". He is best known for his coverage of the 2004 US presidential election, and for his former editorial positions at newspapers the eXile, the New York Press, and the Beast. In 2008 Taibbi was a regular contributor to Real Time with Bill Maher. In March 2009 he joined True/Slant as a blogger. In July 2009 he attracted attention for his piece on investment bank Goldman Sachs,[1] whom he accuses of helping engineer "every major market manipulation since the Great Depression."

@2Phatt & TMelt, long time folks. Good to hear from you both and thanks for the compliments.
Mamba24(larry)

Please add me to Durant as future Laker bandwagon. Move Kobe to the point and Durant as sg.

I think everyone is missing the point of the article. Its about who is the better player TODAY...The writer was not asserting that Durant has accomplished more nor was he suggesting that Kobe is not a decorated champion who will go down as one of the best to ever play the game (although he does take shots at Kobe's ego). The article posits that NOW, TODAY, at this moment in time, Durant is the better player. I see nothing wrong with this argument. In fact, if I had to put together a team today and was forced to decide between Bryany and Durant, I would take Durant. No brainer for me...He is ten years younger, more durable and in my opinion...again at this point in time...TODAY...is a better all around player. Does the mean if Kobe is on the bench and the game is on the line and I could sub out Durant, I wouldn't put Kobe in for the last shot...No - there is no better in the final seconds...But in constructing an all star team for a full season and forced to take one over the other in this year, 2010 - I take Durant

You guys were right! hahahaha!


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