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Kobe Bryant appears in Nike's new soccer ad

Within the three minutes of action-packed soccer, Nike's "Write the Future" commercial also features a dancing Kobe Bryant and a hilarious Homer Simpson, two bonuses that make a great soccer commercial even better.

Though the commercial has more to do with European soccer than Bryant, it's fitting the Black Mamba appeared in the spot, considering it illustrates how a goal-line clear, tackle or pass can significantly affect the course of a game with one simple play. Then of course, there's Bryant's endorsement deals with Nike and his high interest in soccer.

--Mark Medina

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The spot represents soccer well, not much happens over a long period of time.

I love soccer.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

SOCCER WILL NEVER BECOME POPULAR IN US..OLD WORLD CRAP

1. Baseball
2. NFL
3. NBA
4. Hockey
5. NASCAR
6. HOT DOG EATING CONTEST
7. TOBACCO SPITTING CONTEST
8. BELLY FLOPPING CONTEST
10. THUMB WRESTLING CONTEST
11. ICE SKATING
12. BEER DRINKIONG ..

100. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

12. MUD WRESTLING CONTEST
13. THROW MAMMA FROM THE TRAIN CONTEST


Machine like commercial very much.

Kobe needs to be remembered playing soccer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-vxaWF5aZs
:o)

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HAKIM, NASH, BARBOSA were and are good ..

because playing soccer in their youth game them good foot work...


GOOOOOOL

The Simpsons TV show spoof on soccer introduced many Americans to the game for the first time. Many are still wondering what it is all about.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noOHdTQd6H8

Hmm.. I wonder when did Nike decided to cut the famous "Riverdance" from this footage?

Fatty:

Thanks for sharing the link...hilarious.


Watching 'The Association: L.A. Lakers' on ESPN2.

Awesome!

I cut my right knee's ligment during a friendly game, and i still love the game, but now i only play trough a gamepad. Just for precaution. I can't play without passion.

I'm a fan...can't wait till the Finals and World Cup.

Speaking of a full platter.....

Of course we will be on our family vacation from June 3-14. But no worries, they have satellite in all the locations we plan to visit in the Caribbean.

Internet, not so good.

The one thing that bothers me is soccer is the officiating.

First of all, too much flopping.

Second of all, penalty kicks (unless in the box) really don't matter much. So why flop?

Thirdly, yellow and red cards are given out WAY too easily. A red card basically throws the game and considering how much flopping is done by South American and European players... that's just not plain cool.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!!

The English part of that commercial was dead on. Displaying the extreme ecstasies and agonies of English fans...

Maybe not so different than a lot of Lakers fans, actually...

Of course at least the Lakers WIN a championship with relative frequency. English football, not so much, haha...

IMAGINE NBA PLAYER PRETENDING TO BE HURT LIKE A SOCCER PLAYERS AND THEN RUN LIKE A WILD HORSE ...hahahahaha

Suspension followed by a hefty fine...

Imagine an NBA player pretending to be hurt, wincing in supposedly inconceivable pain, taken off the court by team mates, then claiming an Angel kissed his knee to make it all better, AND come back to play in the same game.

I'm still amazed that this team is 6 wins away from a championship. Only one other team in the NBA can say that, and we're on a collision course with them.


We can't have a letdown in Phoenix on Sunday. We need to be like Bruce Lee going from chamber to chamber. Six more chambers left.


Wes

Fatty:

Imagine an NBA player pretending to be hurt, wincing in supposedly inconceivable pain, taken off the court by team mates, then claiming an Angel kissed his knee to make it all better, AND come back to play in the same game.


Imagine Paul Pierce on wheel chair... hahahaha

Fatty,

I'm also an avid Soccer fan and if Team USA goes to the Final Four, I think America will appreciate the crescendo of Soccer fever. We have never been a power team so the interest is relegated to the few. We are not used to watching games without a score, our sports here are relegated to American tradition of NFL, Baseball and Basketball.

JonK, real soccer is not a flopping sport especially at the World class level of Football. It is a religion to some because its following involves the whole country. Players are expected to play with passion, it's an all or nothing game as if they are going to war. It is highest form of expression of patriotism and athleticism exhibited in one event. It is not about running back nor English Rugby where hands and brute power are used. It is foot speed, precision kicks and flying tackle. Success ratio is very low, all players in the field are at their best selves that's why it takes time to get a score.

Luke Walton will have a hard time playing this sport j/k!

I've been trying to ignore all the talk about whether Phil will retire or take a pay cut. It seems like a big distraction while the team is trying to win another championship.

But when a certain well-connected friend calls and asks my opinion on whether PJ is willing to take a big pay cut next year, my ears perk up. When I say well-connected, I mean well-connected. This is obviously a bigger topic in the team's El Segundo offices than I thought it was. Maybe I should have taken T.J. Simers' piece a little more seriously. T.J., aided and abetted by Mike Wilbon, did a solid job of putting meat on the bones of this story.

So, here's where reading tea leaves comes in. Here's a tweet from Jeanie Buss tonight:

"Phil made the best lasagna for dinner. He likes to cook to relax -lucky me! Hall of Fame Coach, good looking & he can cook. He's a keeper!"

Hmmmmmmmm. The sauce thickens. What if this is an indication that Jeanie's determined to make an honest man of Phil? Dr. Buss gets to have his cake by cutting PJ's salary, and eat it, too. PJ stays, marries the Lakers' heiress, and trades the pay cut for an inheritance.

I had dismissed this idea some time ago, as there was no indication of a change in the status quo of Phil and Jeanie's relationship.

But read that Tweet again. Jeanie, after all, is in charge of marketing. Her last salvo was that Phil would get bored doing nothing but changing the grandkids' diapers. Now Jeanie declares, "He's a keeper." She's campaigning, I'm convinced of it.

Forget the other campaign, the one to unite PJ and LeBron in Chicago. Look at Phil's menu choices again. I'm thinking he chooses the Lasagna over LeCrab.

Fatty:

Imagine an NBA player pretending to be hurt, wincing in supposedly inconceivable pain, taken off the court by team mates, then claiming an Angel kissed his knee to make it all better, AND come back to play in the same game.


Imagine Paul Pierce on wheel chair... hahahaha

Posted by: GOOOOOOOOOOL | May 20, 2010 at 09:23 PM

Imagine? No need to use your imagination ... there is video proof of it. You should go back and relive the series. Im sure you will enjoy it. I always do!

The crazy part was when he did the Irish Jig after hitting a corner 3 not but 10 minutes after getting hauled off in a wheel chair.

It's hilarious if it wasn't at our own expense.

Rick F.

PJ salary is negotiated in the media like a trial balloon, it started with: 1) PJ reaction, are u willing to take a paycut? 2) This may be my last year of coaching ; 3) Jeanie saying, Phil will still be coaching but not sure if it'll be the Lakers; 4) 90% if I come back coaching it will be the Lakers 5) I'm open to all options not interested to discuss during playoffs 6) the most recent one, I'll take a paycut.

If you closely analyzed all these statements since March, it's indirect negotiation by the Zen mind and see if Jerry Buss would blink and grab him soonest possible before other NBA teams would get him. As a poker player in JB, he shuts his mouth and continue watching the Lakers proceed with the playoffs, he's waiting for the last card on the table and see if it's a full house or just a pair before matching the bet.

Edwin Gueco,

I played soccer actively for 12 years; otherwise still competitively.

I know, and love, the game.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

1. I love soccer.

2. South Americans cheat. I've been punched too many times in the kidneys on a fast break to think otherwise.

3. Soccer was created by the English. I'm not English, but the sport itself is a testament to their Greatness as a people.

4. I really hope team USA wins it this year. I know it is unlikely to happen, but I really don't care. Screw everyone else!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

Edwin Gueco,

"JonK, real soccer is not a flopping sport especially at the World class level of Football."

It happens and as as fullback/midfielder it is utterly disgusting to me. People who flop like that are scum in my worldview. You win fairly or not at all.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!!

Wes,

"We can't have a letdown in Phoenix on Sunday. We need to be like Bruce Lee going from chamber to chamber. Six more chambers left. "

Yes.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

It happens and as as fullback/midfielder it is utterly disgusting to me. People who flop like that are scum in my worldview. You win fairly or not at all.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!!

Posted by: Jon K. | May 20, 2010 at 10:12 PM

I hope you are listening ... Derek Fisher!!!

Edwin G,

I can`t speak for 131-92, but I`m in Massachusetts.

I just happen to be intimately familiar with SoCal because I have spent lots of time there...including this past winter in La Quinta.

Nevertheless, this blog does NOT get any better than when you {Edwin} launch yourself into a lengthy, "stream-of-conscious" dissertation, regarding something that you want to get off your chest!

It`s all great stuff, Edwin. Do not change that!

Yeah, The Brits invented soccer and they also invented the hooligans ..hahahaha..

I love soccer because of the hooligans..

Sipping tea with my pinky finger raised ..bangers for breakfast

RED'S LOVE CHILD,

"including this past winter in La Quinta."

Clearly the best winter you've ever spent, wasn't it?

Actually I love California desert winters, something truly magical about them.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!!

Interesting ronaldinho from brazil is in the ad when he wasn't even selected for the team.. Just snubbed off the roster cause Brazil coach going for substance over style.. No more "joga bonita" so fans will be disappointed

Can't have a soccer ad without a brazilian though. Wouldn't be right..

It's hilarious that Bill Simmons would mock Vince Carter's apparent act of writhing in pain on the floor. He may be right though - Vince has got a long ways to go if he wants to catch up to Paula Pierce in the acting department.

RED`S LOVE CHILD:

hahahaha,,all bloody good old chap. I t seems Edwin G has gotten your attention.. sipping cup of tea with pinky finger raised..all bloody good..

Boston Town, Boston Town
Ev’rybody’s got their heads bowed down
The sun don’t shine above the ground
Ain’t a-goin’ down to Boston Town

He went down to Boston Town
Guns and clubs followed him down
All because his face was brown
Better get away from Boston Town

Boston Town around the bend
He come in to the door, he couldn’t get in
All because of the color of his skin
What do you think about that, my frien’?

Me and my gal, my gal’s son
We got met with a tear gas bomb
I don’t even know why we come
Goin’ back where we come from

Boston Town in the afternoon
Ev’rybody singin’ a sorrowful tune
Two men died ’neath the Mississippi moon
Somebody better investigate soon

Boston Town, Boston Town
Ev’rybody’s got their heads bowed down
The sun don’t shine above the ground
Ain’t a-goin’ down to Boston Town

Machine do not understand poem of Hooligan.

Machine do not understand poem of Hooligan.

Posted by: SASHA V.

Because Brits did not bother to civilize Machine's country, pity...

pinky finger raised..

GOOOOOOOOOOL

you forgot to mention that Curling is more popular than soccer

Troll Man:

You wrote: So let me get this straight, LBJ's mom is having an affair with Delonte West. He finds out about it before game 4.

Response: No need to get it straight, it is all crooked deal...hahahaha

That was AWESOME!

It's a lot different when the people Nike feature actually win ;-)

Jon K,

Good luck finding a better place to be than the Coachella Valley in the winter!

I love Cali...always have, always will!

Reds love child,

If you live in MA then you must be blogging at 1AM. That's remarkable of a greenie liking our blog. Thanks for that patronage and we appreciate in sharing your interest with us.

Flopping is equivalent to whining at refs call in NBA. That's one way to get a score of beat the dead even. If you ask them who taught them how to flop? It originated from Hollywood and the influence of American movies that taught them how to act and attract attention?

Interesting ronaldinho from brazil is in the ad when he wasn't even selected for the team.. Just snubbed off the roster cause Brazil coach going for substance over style.. No more "joga bonita" so fans will be disappointed

Can't have a soccer ad without a brazilian though. Wouldn't be right..

Posted by: yellofever | May 20, 2010 at 10:29 PM

I'm from Brazil and I'm PISSED!!!!!
No Ronaldinho Gaucho? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????
You know what? We have 5 titles, I don't care if we get screwed in this world cup, as long as the coach is gone for good after that.
substance over style.. No more "joga bonita"?
Brazil soccer team suppose to be like the Lakers, we play good, beautiful and fair...The so called "substance" are a bunch of unskilled players....
It's like saying Kobe can't be on the US team because he praise the Lakers more than the US team.....OH, C'MON, JUST BRING THE BEST PLAYERS!!!

Ok, I can't go on here...this topic boils my brazilian blood...

Magic Phil

i too was born and raised there early in my life.. i grew up playing breathing eating soccer.. used to be a fan of Palmeiras. i read theres a huge uproar in brazil over the coachs decision to eliminate JOGA BONITO there.. by emphasing more team play over individual and more discipline over flair and dribbling.. IT JUST AINT RIGHT... i too am conflicted..

theres a saying in brazil... "its not just about winning its about HOW you win"

there is only one panacea for this.. WIN. anything less is an embarrassment.

GO BRASIL!!


Lakers and the world cup. i am in sports heaven. no better combo. and people who thinks soccer is boring, has never seen this game played. but usa soccer is not the play to watch. its the premiership, la liga and serie A. you wouldn't watch a park league basketball game and declare this sport weak. no. you need to watch the NBA, or NCaa and see this game played at its highest level with the most supreme atheletes. Love the NBA and love football.

The reason about the soccer will never become popular in US is only because US team never win anything, in soccer US is a second/third level under Spain, Italy, Brasil, Argentina... by far.

The soccer is the first sport in all the world (less US, of course).

Sorry for my english

Go Lakers

In the most popular sport around the world, USA become irrelevant.

American Football: Only in the States
Basketball: Secondary sport in the rest of the world
Hockey: Secondary (only relevant in the nord europe countries plus Russia)
NASCAR. Much more spectacular and important Formule 1 (basically european sport)

Soccer is the most popular sport. I think USA cant be a irrelevant country in this sport.

From LA Times Article
[Perhaps the only thing bothering them is the torn cartilage in Andrew Bynum's knee, which continues to be an issue. He posted decent numbers in Game 2 — 13 points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes — but was then asked how confident he was that he would be able to finish the season.

"Confident," he said. "I'm going to do it no matter what."]

I've always been a fan of Bynum but a harsh critic when he's declared the beast. Whilst he might not be a beast in the league yet, he's always shown flashes of great heart (ala when Shaq dunked on him a few years back and he went right down the floor and demanded for the ball). Right now that heart ain't a flash in the pan, he's standing tall for his team and declaring even if my knees fold up I ain't giving up. So this is to Bynum, you're our beast and you've always been a part of the equation. Your efforts are appreciated dawg.

24 + 16 + [3|1]7 = The Purple Tinted Golden Age

!!We want Boston!!

Saw this comment in an earlier post (Pretty old - when we lost to Magic 96-94). Looks so funny now, should laugh at the great soul who posted this :-)

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ha ha the fakers keep on getting beat, lost to miami while the magic easily beat them, the fakers are too soft for the magic, because kobe is getting punked by matt barnes, example the very last shot by kobe was a brick, defended by barnes.also no one knows how to rebound, the fakers are going to lose to the mavs or denver and won't make it out of the west. if they do, the magic now have vinsanity and a healthy jameer which they didn't have last year. also ron artest needs more pratice more instead spendin all day on his hair, the FAKERS are bunch of whiners anyways, GO MAGIC!!!!

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Dude has told the "Fakers" will lose to Mavs and Denver!! Haha, both those teams disappeared in Round-1!!

Magic have Vinsanity?? Vinsanity is nothing but a Vanity Choker!! His missed 2FTs towards end of Game-2 (when Magic went for 2-for-1) have cost the season for Magic, if they go ahead and lose to Boston (which seems to be most possible.....)


"the spot represents soccer well, not much happens over a long period of time"

Soccer is a great, fluid game and anyone who can't appreciate it is a lesser evolved human being. On the other hand, the commercial is another cliche long form Nike spot which seeks world soccer domination if good men do nothing.

It's really important for us to play great defense in Phx.

They'll try to shoot the lights out. To break their spirits would
be a wonderful thing.

There's nothing like soccer to induce a good afternoon siesta. Seriously, it's almost up there with eating too much Thanksgiving turkey. Look, I have nothing against a game invented by Moms With Klutzy Kids and Marxists who want even Latvians to think they are equal to Brazilians in athletic ability, but seriously, what if they also had invented, say basketball?

I mean, just think how exciting NBA finals would be if every time Kobe, Pau, and Lamar got out on a fast break, they were called "offside" by a line judge wearing shorts and holding up a prissy flag. Can't have the faster guys getting ahead of the klutzy slower guys, can we? Not fair. Not only that, but how cool would it be to see the most frequently used strategy of purposely throwing the ball off your opponent so it goes out of bounds so you can get a corner shot? Cool, huh? And lastly, just think of the spine-tingling excitement when the score after regulation is a whopping 1-1 (Marxist favorite, proving that Latvians are indeed equal to Brazilians), or 2-2 (Moms favorite, proving that everyone played nice and both sides' Moms bringing of sliced oranges was worth the effort)...with the added heart-stopping NBA finals thrill of seeing such ties settled by 5 guys from each team shooting one free throw each to determine the winner.

No wonder it's called "joga siesta". Wake me if anyone scores any Goooooolzzzzzzzzz.

...psyche! I actually like soccer. But I'd like it a lot more if its rules weren't drawn up by a subcommittee of Moms and Marxists after an environmental impact study and final judicial review by the 9th Circuit.

jimjoyce & lakerfan,

"He's a very unselfish guy," Suns Coach Alvin Gentry said after Bryant's 13-assist effort in Game 2, the most by a Lakers player in a playoff game since Magic Johnson had 13 against in 1996 against Houston. "I mean, he really trusts his teammates now. … He finds open guys.


Doesn't that just really churn your insides?

Iniesta,

"US team never win anything,"

That's the kind of talk that inspires Americans to kick their opponents' butts.

A huge number of American youth are now playing soccer. Our program is only going to get better.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

RED'S LOVE CHILD,

"Good luck finding a better place to be than the Coachella Valley in the winter!"

Personally, I'd rather spend the winter in Mammoth, Tahoe, or Mount Shasta. I like the snow. I just don't like North Coast gray.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

More from Simmons:
[If you haven't done it before, there will always be five or six moments during a postseason when things look bleak and somebody has to step up and say, "Don't worry, I got this." For the 2008 Celtics, it happened in Game 7 of the Cleveland series (Pierce for most of the game, then P.J. Brown with two huge baskets), Game 5 of the Detroit series (Allen and Garnett), Game 6 of the Detroit series (Pierce), Game 1 of the L.A. series (Pierce turning the tide in what Lakers fans now call the Wheelchair Game, which is funny because this is the same fan base that tries to make everyone else think that Kobe Bryant is basically a triple-amputee right now), Game 4 (Pierce and Allen obliterating the Lakers in the 25-point comeback and ending Sasha Vujacic's career in the process) and Game 6 (when KG and Boston's crowd took care of the rest).]

Article has nothing to do with us but this dude won't stop dragging our name through mud. It's cool though, he gets to lick his own dirt off us when he's forced to write something about our victory over his beloved celtics.

I just hope our players can stay focussed on the suns cuz frankly speaking I can't wait to start putting a hurting on the celtics. And y'all know what, it is only fitting that the "purple tinted golden age" is the era in which the lakers franchise passes the celtics in number of championships. And oh j. buss you might want to think about that when inking phil's contract, I mean do you really want shaw to be the guy at the podium when we pass the celtics or would you rather have smug phil throwing darts at red in his grave.

But patience ... first the suns ... then we'll tear these green weenies from the east to pieces ... Ron Ron get ready ...

WE WANT BOSTON ...
WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR???? RINGS YO, BLING BLING 24/7
WE'RE THE FREAKING LAKERS ... Home of the logo, magic, west, kobe ... wtf do they got?

Money might be green but it don't hold no weight over GOLD ... never has and never will

24 + 16 + [3|1]7 = The Purple Tinted Golden Age

and omg i can't believe simmons took a swab at sasha ... claiming responsiblity for ending his career ... i mean sasha ain't got much of a career left, true ... but nobody knocks sasha but laker fans ... and i'm calling a game winning 3 pointer by sasha in Boston ...

I hate the celtics ... hate 'em bad ...

that ad is pure genius. Kobe and Federer, totally awesome.

@JonK: you're definitely right. I'm italian, I can remember four years ago, group stage, Italy vs USA 1-1. you also played a great Conf. Cup last year.
you are a great athletic team, can't deny that. you could probably be a superior team, athletically. of course you need to improve other fundamentals, but for that reason I believe you will be a great team in the future.

I confess, I'm just culturally unequipped to get into soccer. I grew up on the East Coast where after baseball, football, basketball, golf and hockey, the other sports were Ivy League competitions like cricket, rugby, rowing, and track & field.

I appreciate that soccer is big with fans around the world. Like, obsessively big. I just haven't been sucked in.

Mark Medina,

Eric Wright is back under the name "The Truth."

I don't particularly appreciate being called a "murderer" for the 20th time.

This guy is a dangerously obsessive psycho.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

CornerJ,

"but how cool would it be to see the most frequently used strategy of purposely throwing the ball off your opponent so it goes out of bounds so you can get a corner shot"

- Dont we do this same stuff in NBA as well?? To protect/retrieve the possession we throw the ball off the opponents' legs before going out of bounds!! :-)

Why offside is there in soccer:

In soccer, there are eleven players on each side on the field (under the case there are no red-cards), and if you exclude the goalies, its 10-on-10. Even if a team gets a player gets red-carded, teams are able to play 9-on-10 without much issue. So, the absence of 1 player there does not cause any much impact.Now think of this: The team decides to play 9-on-10, and puts one guy near the opposition goal post all times. This would be an unfair advantage, isn't it?? Push the ball to him once you get possession, and he scores :)

In basketball, the court is much smaller, so even if a player is open, he can be covered quickly, unlike soccer. Also, in basketball you cant play 4-on-5, you'll get burnt (True, with Fish on the court thats what the Lakers do :-), but he's still a body, at least)

Heres a pic of Mark Cuban kissing up to LeCrab.

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/3032847/ns/sports-nba

Jon K,

Red's is tired of snow in winter so he goes to Coachella Valley for winter sojourn. In our case, we're tired of monotonous season so we go the mountains to feel the snow and sing Christmas carols. If you are in Hawaii, you have nowhere to go so they dream of flying to the mainland which is LA.

You said to Iniesta: "A huge number of American youth are now playing soccer. Our program is only going to get better."

~~I have been telling this to my son, how come you stopped playing when you get to high school. He said because it is women sports. That was the time when USA won the women soccer. Our sports here was really centered on three major leagues while hockey and soccer are confined on a well defined crowd mainly pertains to our neighbors in the North or in the South. In fact, we changed the name of the sport itself, it is called football throughout the world while here we refer to it as soccer to differentiate it from NFL Football. This coming July, the tournament in South Africa, they still call it FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup. I think that is where the main problem is? We want to change the rules of the sports to our own liking, we are impatient sports enthusiast, we easily get bored of the no score, we always want to see numbers game in any sports endeavor, we even question the free kicks at the end to settle the tie mano-mano. Unfortunately, the world stick to its own tradition may it be the rules or the name of the sports itself. If we want to be a team to be reckoned, we have to go what the world plays. They are waiting for America to join the most popular sport, Pele came here in the 60's and Beckham in the 21st, we still insist on our own, it is soccer not football. lol!

Awesome ad. Can't wait for the cup!

Is anybody a Hacker around here? If there is, find info on this Truth Guy and send it Jon K. I'm pretty sure Jon will be much obliged to know where he lives...

What happened to the MVPuppets this year? Did Nike know LeBron was going to fail? But really, I want to know why they stopped making the puppet commercials. They were awesome.

-One more cookie!

sick video. kobe should have won mvp. soccer and kobe is a great idea. that video is fresh. ps. d wayde is the deal. this is kobes last year in the finals.. everyone watch out of d waybe and lebron. cause there gonna reunite from the olimpics to miami bitches!


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