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Michael Jordan playing for the Lakers? Or the Clippers? NBA2K11 can make the impossible a reality

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Michael Jordan on the Lakers? While that can't come true in the flesh, it can on your TV screen via an upcoming video game for your PlayStation3, Xbox or Wii.

On Oct. 5, 2K Sports will unveil NBA2K11, which'll have some sweet new features -- all revolving around the game's greatest player, Michael Jordan -- that all hoops fans will probably enjoy. The coolest feature is the ability to put No. 23 on any current team, be it the Clip Show, the current Bulls, or even the best Lakers team Jerry Buss has ever owned (the 2010-11 Lakers).

2K Sports dropped by the Times' offices earlier this week, and I was lucky enough to be able to try out the new game on an XBox. I put His Airness in Laker purple-and-gold, and he looked, well, freaky. Seeing him give-and-go with the Black Mamba was a sight all its own -- but isn't that cheating? Wouldn't it be too easy to dominate any game versus a Jodan-less team?

According to the gents from the company, Jordan doesn't start off the season as the league's best player when you add him to a team. In order to add skill points, you have to win some games with him, have him clean the glass, dish the rock -- all the things that comprise a quality player. As you do that, his skills flourish and he becomes the man we know.

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Another feature is "The Jordan Challenge," where you can play 10 different classic games from Jordan's career, including the infamous "flu game" against Utah. All of the players from those previous games have signed deals with 2K Sports, so on the court are Rodman, Pippen, Malone, Stockton, etc. Even Jerry Sloan "coaches" courtside.

Mjvskb And as you can see in the screenshots of this post, you can have Jordan's Bulls teams from '85-'86, '89-'90, '90-'91, '94-'95, '95-'96, '96-'97, and '97-'98 face off against current teams. So here you see Jordan dunking on Artest and being checked by Kobe.

And yes, his shoes change with each year. The details are not without their flaws, but they are mostly wonderful. (For you keen-eyed roll-callers, check out Steve Blake in the top screen shot.)

All of the off-seaon trades and pickups are on the disk, and if you hook your game system up to the Web, as players are moved or are injured you have the option of having your season sync with real life.

"Fans of the series are going to be thrilled to know that in NBA 2K11 Michael Jordan is much, much more than just a cover athlete," Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports, said in a news release. "We're excited to start talking about the ways that Michael will be used in the game and there's still a lot more to come."

Oh yeah, and if you just want to play out the season sans Jordan, you can do that, too. That's something we plan on doing this year, including seeing how the Lakers perform against their opponents in simulation mode. So stay tuned.

-- Tony Pierce

 
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Kobe would pick his pocket every time and dunk at the other end

Guys - this live chat will be up & running all weekend - courtesy of Magic Phil:

http://felipereis.com/lakerholic/

Derek Fisher hosted The Jim Rome Show. His guest was Kobe Bryant. They both seemed relaxed and confident about the upcoming season. Derek referred to Shaq as the Big Fella. Any chance you'll start a thread on that?

Did they just reveal Kobe's next sneakers in these screenshots?

I've played NBA 2k10 to death. Looking forward to the new one.

Graphics are incredible, especially the courtside fans.

Kobe though looks more like Lamar Odom in the bottom of the three pictures, the one he's defending the Jordan jumper in the lane...

Ummm... Michael Jordan's a jerk.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Why is Artest wearing No. 15?

If we have another thread on Eddie House, Michael Jordan, or some other guy who is not a Laker, then I am personally going to invade the offices of the L.A. Times Building wearing plate mail armor and carrying a swordfish in my hands and cause all kinds of havok!


Hey! Derek Fisher hosted the Jim Rome Show! Anyone notice that?


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

MJ: 5 mvp, 6 finals mvp, many scoring champion tittles.
Kobe: 1 Mvp, 2 finals mvp, one scoring tittle.
Until now, there is no way kobe equals Jordan... but we will see...

*REPOST in answer to Jon K's last post*

So are they gonna call it "Fish is Burning" since Rome is not there?

Posted by: HalosAnt | August 27, 2010 at 01:45 PM

Hey Jon,

I think those that could, jumped ship to go do the chat that Magic Phil set up...

I can't because I'm blocked.

are all Laker fans as clueless as your average catholic? "Kobe would pick his pocket every time..."? How old are you, 8?

you stubborn Laker idiots are the reason your team doesn't get the credit it deserves. Your Laker dogma is like a cancer on true basketball fans, and the rest of the league. Basketball fans and laker fans are two different breeds of people.

If there's any reason why the best team in the L shouldn't win a title again this year, it because of ungreatful assholes who say stupid $#!t like : "...If we have another thread on Eddie House, Michael Jordan, or some other guy who is not a Laker, then I am personally going to invade the offices of the L.A. Times Building wearing plate mail armor and carrying a swordfish in my hands and cause all kinds of havok!"

Despite being the L's most skilled player, Kobe's a Jordan Imitator, not duplicator, get over it already. .

Jordan = Greatest. Prove me wrong.

If it seems quite around here, a lot of us have chosen NOT to support the La Times blog for the time being. They are so out of touch with their own bloggers, myself and others have decided not to come around here anymore--at least until MM returns on the 9th on next month or the Times staff starts acting like this group exists.

The cr@p we've been served these last few weeks is just not good enough.

Wes

Ballfan,


Just to let you know I was raised Catholic and you present your communication with the sophistication of a mouthbreathing knuckle-dragger.


Thou art a troll!


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


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


GO LAKERS!!!

Astarioth (jordan lover #1) wrote:

>>>MJ: 5 mvp, 6 finals mvp, many scoring champion tittles.

Ballfan (jordan lover #2) wrote:

>>>Jordan = Greatest. Prove me wrong.

Well, by Astariot's metrics

Bill Russell: 5 MVP, 11 finals MVP (if they actually handed them out back then, he would have won them for all 11 titles teams he was on), 11 championships (to Jordan's meagre 6), probably the best defensive player in the history of the game, and one of the top 2 or 3 rebounders in the history of the game.

I'm a Lakers fan, and there is the consideration that the league wasn't as strong then, but even so, I'd have to say

Jordan = Greatest SG in NBA history
Russell = Greatest PLAYER in NBA history

prove ME wrong.

Hey Lakers fans,

Automatic posting of comments has been turned back on. Although this is against Times policy, with Mark Medina and other basketball staffers on vacation it's the best way to keep you guys up and running. We'll still sweep through the comments section to delete any offensive posts, but this way you can blast away to one another without delay.

Enjoy,

Dan Loumena
Assistant Sports Editor

Wow! You are supposed to be moderating to prevent derrogatory remarks on the blog, and yet you allow the post by Ballfan. Way to go!
I will also be logging out for a while. You had a chance to talk about D. Fish being the host of the Rome Show and having Kobe as a guest. Yet, you don't think that is worth making the blog. Do you notice how few posts there are? Wake up! I'm very disappointed. See you all.

>>>Jordan = Greatest. Prove me wrong.

Oh, and I would also argue these facts:

Kareem = greatest SCORER in NBA History. Fact. Jordan = 3rd best

Artis Gilmore = most EFFICIENT scorer in NBA history. Fact. 58.19%. Shaq is 2nd at 58.14%. Jordan was 123rd best.

Stockton = greatest Assists in NBA history. Fact. Jordan = 35th

Chamberlain = greatest Rebounder in NBA History. Fact. Jordan = 119th.

etc. etc.

And as I pointed out, Russell was better all-around. Possibly Kareem as well.

And for any particular category, there were at least a few, and sometimes MANY people greater than Jordan.

But if all you want is a comparison between Kobe and Jordan, then yes, Jordan was greater than Kobe.

BUT...

If Kobe manages to win 2 or 3 more rings, a couple more MVPs, and maybe another scoring title or two, then what is not a discussion now may become a discussion.

This is a test. This is only a test.

If this was a REAL post it would immediately be followed by instructions on how to...

This is a test.

Geesh, We have to be put thru this delayed posting and then the trolls still show up! I thought that was supposed to prevent that!!

YYAAAYYY!!!!!!

INSTA-POST IS BACK!!!!!!

Hmmmm...

I don't know what to say...

Yeah, it is kind of a weak thread......

Can we insert Adolph Hitler or Charlie Manson in it as well? That would be a killer team for sure......

Oh yeah, I know what to say...

THANK YOU DAN LOUMENA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Insta posting is back because someone wanted to hit the Happy Hour at TGIF.

But who's complaining? Insta-Posting is back.

Did I tell you the story on how Fatty created Insta-Posting?

Fatty - "Can we insert Adolph Hitler or Charlie Manson in it as well? That would be a killer team for sure......"

Dude, Attila the Hun was soooo great in the open court, him and his horsemen... man, gotta include him. And Jack the Ripper definitely had a superior post up game. Or was that a slash up game... I get them confused. They would be good additions to the next version.

Yes, Jack the ripper slashed his way to the hole every time....

- Fatty after he has had two Rum and Cola's

bball games are hard...too many buttons to press...

Ballfan,
I normally do not respond to trolls....But I'l prove that Kobe is greater than Jordan...Just wait until Kobe gets 2 more rings.
Cheers.

So how come there isn't a post here yet that DJ Mbenga re-signed with the Lakers for next season?

Okay, with DJ re-signed, the depth chart at the center position goes like this:

Andrew Bynum
Pau Gasol
Theo Ratliff
DJ Mbenga
Lamar Odom

Would you say that's a fair assessment?

So do you find it ironic that Lamar is now the starting center for Team USA going into the world championships?

I think Phil Jackson is the most qualified person who can judge who's better, MJ or KB. He coached both of them throughout their career.

LTLF- where did you see that about DJ?

The LA Times is on vacation. Good thing you have LTLF to report actual news.

NEWS FLASH!

Lakers Will Complete Three-Peat in 2011 (suck-it Douche Rivers)

@laker hopeful,

Thanks for the link. Two things become painfully obvious:

1. Kobe is a great interview all of a sudden.
2. Fish is a brilliant interviewer, and may have a career on TV.

--FEARless

Should that source be correct then there goes Caracter down the pine. Neither him nor Ebanks will get as much PT and they should be sent to Bakersfield where our D-League Affiliate is and play there instead of warming the pine in suites no less.

The team now has 15 rosters so unless a major trade happens (Carmelo? Though it is VERY doubtful the Nuggets will trade him away to the Lakers) this will be the set team for the 2010-2011 season.

Wow. The Lakers re-signed DJ Mbenga. This tells me that 1) Ebanks' roster spot is NOT secure (he signed a non-guaranteed deal, while Caracter signed a guaranteed deal), 2) The plan may be a more traditional rotation with LO sharing time with Pau and Ratliff backing up Bynum, 3) the Lakers don't trust Bynum's health, 4) the Lakers want so badly to three-peat that they want a full 15 on their roster with players who know the schemes and/or 4) something else is brewing (like the Lakers offering Bynum and pieces for 'Melo).

I thought Mitch was on vacation somewhere. He might be working on Sasha and Walton at this moment..Could it be something to do with Walton's health?

That is really weird about DJ. I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else as a possibility. I thought they had enough depth with Ratliff. But then maybe they heard something more definite about Luke.

I guess we'll hear more in the morning. I'm not on the night shift tonight. Up to you, LRob. I want a youtube link to your top 100 albums from each decade and your 25 top basketball plays by Luke Walton to finish the wee hours of the night.

KobeMVP,

Hopefully its not #3 - that the Lakers don't trust Bynum's health. I'm for any trades that substantially upgrades team AND bring in some youth.

If the Lakers are planning to carry full 15 man roster I wish they wouldn't gave Lin a shot. We all know 12-15 wouldn't sniff the court anyway.

The DFish-Kobe interview was good. Kobe was guarded i.e. diplomatic in answering the question about Doc. Rivers starting five comment. But I thought he was more open about the Lebron & Shaq question.

I don't get signing Theo and Mbenga. If the were signing two centers I would've preferred one have some offensive, maybe Kurt Thomas.

Quote from Broussard & Hollinger today...

"summer spies say Dwight Howard hasn't been diligent about adding post moves to his sub-par offensive arsenal, so there's not much reason to believe the Magic will improve this season."
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I hope that not true. If DHoward isn't motivated this off season by Miami/Boston moves then he's not the competitor I was looking for.

More from Broussard/Hollinger...

"If the Heat are smart (and who can doubt them after this summer), they will put LeBron at point guard and unleash him as the reincarnation of Magic Johnson. Bottom line: If James is as good as he's been advertised throughout his career, there's no excuse not to win the title this season."
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Lebron is not Magic. No post up game and no where near the leader/floor general that Magic was. They need to have him on the wing so he can be a finisher on the break not the distributor. Alas, but the already have DWade as the finisher. Thus the duplication of skills will hurt them slightly.

On Miami vaunted interior game...

"Even though they added the 6-foot-10 Bosh, one of the best big men in the league, the Heat are still likely to be soft up front. That's fine against most teams but could be a problem against the Lakers, the Magic and maybe even the Celtics. Of course, that's been the problem in South Beach ever since 2007. Jamaal Magloire was once a roughneck, but for the past three years, he's been about as durable as a pair of Chuck Taylors, even though he's only 32 years old. Joel Anthony? He's only 6-9 -- and that's just one of his deficiencies."

FYI: I saw the thread on the Lakers re-signing DJ Mbenga. Not true. Mike Bresnahan put out a call to the Lakers, who said they would not be bringing back DJ for the upcoming season.

Dan Loumena,
Assistant Sports Editor

Here's there take on the Lakers who they have ranked #1. Nothing earth shattering.....

"For the second straight summer, the Lakers came off a championship and refused to rest on their laurels. Give them major credit; the additions of Matt Barnes and Steve Blake were excellent. Barnes will pay huge dividends if the Lakers meet Miami in the Finals, because he gives them another tough, hard-nosed defender (along with Ron Artest and Kobe Bryant) to throw at LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Blake is similar to Derek Fisher, only -- and this is huge -- younger. And finally, the league's biggest team got bigger, adding the fragile, but very capable shot-blocker, Theo Ratliff. The two big questions facing the Lakers are: (1) will Andrew Bynum be/stay healthy; and (2) will Kobe, in his 15th season, lose another step?"

Real busy here in Camarillo. Shocked by news of a DJ signing.
Don't really care about historical figures getting into an NBA video game...unless of course Hannibal is coaching.

Groovy that insta posting is back.

Trolls? Bah! Trolls die quickly.

Jon K - Platemail is far too restricting when using aquatic weaponry. The new dragonmail body armor is much better for these applications.

More to follow when I'm released from servitude.

JR

I guess we'll hear more in the morning. I'm not on the night shift tonight. Up to you, LRob. I want a youtube link to your top 100 albums from each decade and your 25 top basketball plays by Luke Walton to finish the wee hours of the night.
Posted by: phred | August 27, 2010 at 08:09 PM
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Albums by decade too tough for even me....lol. No night shift. I'm hooping in the am. Gotta get my cardio in.

Hey, I heard instapost is back on - will see in about 30 seconds.

Lrob are you manning the fort tonight? Do you think it's fair to say Kobe has lost a step? I would say that he may not be as quick but the post game he's added to his arsenal would have let to one of his most efficient years if it weren't for injuries. Plus he's involved into such a leader of the team - veteran savvy ;( that's not quantifiable.

What made the LA Times take notice and turn instapost back on? Also, why does it seem like Dan is actually reading the posts and contributing? Did Jon K actually storm the castle?

Wait, am I supposed to be boycotting right now...shoot...sucks being the newbie

No Lrob tonight? Good for you...

I'll throw out some albums to start the 90s list (in no particular order)

1) Ok computer - radiohead
2) Nevermind - Nirvana
3) Ready to Die - Notorious BIG
4) Siamese Dream - Smashing pumpkins
5) Ten - Pearl Jam

No Lrob tonight? Good for you...

I'll throw out some albums to start the 90s list (in no particular order)

1) Ok computer - radiohead
2) Nevermind - Nirvana
3) Ready to Die - Notorious BIG
4) Siamese Dream - Smashing pumpkins
5) Ten - Pearl Jam

Ballfan said nothing to get either banned or held up at the border. He is, unfortunately, on the money.

This is a youthful blog with runaway homer tendencies. I care for you all, but the smarts are sacrificed for 'nationalism.' We can't cover basketball here unless it's 100% Lakers centric? Go home to mama.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is the greatest NBA player of all time.

Ballfan said nothing to get either banned or held up at the border. He is, unfortunately, on the money.

This is a youthful blog with runaway homer tendencies. I care for you all, but the smarts are sacrificed for 'nationalism.' We can't cover basketball here unless it's 100% Lakers centric? Go home to mama.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is the greatest NBA player of all time.

Hey LRob--

not that it matters, but I stumbled across your "best music movies" sub-thread during my random peregrinations and added a few suggestions a few minutes ago.

not that it matters. But there it is.

Ah, speaking of which: we should add Amadeus; and also Listomania. And . . . speaking of Roger Daltry, Tommy might also (possibly) qualify (but possibly not) -- depending on the criteria.

And since we are doing biopics, Ken Russell's The Music Lovers might be a good addition, too.

That's Lisztomania, of course...

As for Kareem, it was weird that most of us would agree that he is closer to a GOAT than Shaq ever could be, yet many of you/us placed Shaq-in-his-prime above Kareem-in-his-prime during the earlier "v. Celtics" thread. Not saying anything other than "that's strange"--as in ironic, interesting, "aren't humans foolish?"

Finally some discussion of Kobe versus Jordan. We totally never get to go there.

Once Kobe had his knee drained, he was great. I think he adjusted ell to the finger, but his knee literally held him down till the drain. I think he'll have another great year. Hope he can play up to 40!

As for Kareem, it was weird that most of us would agree that he is closer to a GOAT than Shaq ever could be, yet many of you/us placed Shaq-in-his-prime above Kareem-in-his-prime during the earlier "v. Celtics" thread. Not saying anything other than "that's strange"--as in ironic, interesting, "aren't humans foolish?"

Posted by: t_sensei | August 27, 2010 at 09:42 PM
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Kareem's Best Year:

34.8ppg. 16.6rpg, 4.6apg (Blks were not recorded that year but you can beat your bucks it was around 3-4 blocks per game). 57.1%

O'Neal's Best Year:

29.7ppg, 13.7rpg, 3.8apg, 3.0 blocks per game, 57.4%

Kareem and Shaq in their best years were almost equal but Kareem still was a better pure scorer, rebounder, passer, and MUCH better defender than Shaquille O'Neal.

Many of the young Laker fans only know either Kobe or at most Shaq. They only hear stories of Magic Johnson, Kareem, and West and can't judge how truly good they were on the court. They wouldn't even care how good Nick Van Exel or Eddie Jones were and how they managed to keep the Lakers in the playoffs despite no clear star.

Seriously Shaq prime vs Kareem prime? Kareem's prime was very comparable to Wilt Chamberlain so how would a tier below center like Shaq dominate Kareem? Only those who saw Shaq and not Kareem in his prime and don't bother to look how dominant Kareem was on not only the offensive end but also on the defensive end (where Kareem was a MUCH better defender than O'Neal ever was).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOf5PegrYTw

Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up the court for 48 minutes!

Blitz, you got me. I expected to see some primo Kareem in the link and got Aitplane instead.

Analysis correct - I watched Kareem at UCLA and he was . . .

the greatest college player of all time.

Simply devastating. The only thing you could do against him was cheat.

Jordan on the Clippers? That would be an instant red ring of death on the XBox 360.

Ok one last post b4 lights out. Hey I couldn't resist......

CowTown- yep Kobe lost a step, but no crime there. He's already top 10 all-time and in musical terms....climbing charts with a bullet.
Speaking of music I see your alternative flava coming out. Here's a trivia question for you. One of the groups you mentioned was initially named after an NBA pg...which group...what pg?

Otis/KB Blitz/t-sensei - Props for giving much love to the Capt. Kareem went up against 16 HOF centers in his illustrious career. Another reason why he's the GOAT. How many did Russ battle? How many SG did MJ compete against. Like the old saying goes...the Kareem rises to the top. Or remember the old one about Wilt. How come he likes his coffee black? Cuz he can't handle Kareem.
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t_sensei...you were in our fantasy bball league right? (I was Sparty Balling).

Goodnight all!

Ah, speaking of which: we should add Amadeus; and also Listomania. And . . . speaking of Roger Daltry, Tommy might also (possibly) qualify (but possibly not) -- depending on the criteria.
And since we are doing biopics, Ken Russell's The Music Lovers might be a good addition, too.
Posted by: t_sensei | August 27, 2010 at 09:38 PM
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We mentioned Amadeus...Tommy that's a good one. Not familiar with the Music Lovers...I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

OMG...people comparing Kareem to Shaq? Are you guys on dope?
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While in college, Kareem was so dominant that they banned dunks in college basketball because of him. That's when he developed the sky-hook. What a genius!!!!!
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Now, you guys are trying to convince me that Shaq can be compared to this guy? No way, Kareem is on the level of Magic, Kobe and Jordan. Shaq is just Shaq, he was dominant because he was big. Don't get me wrong, he was a good player, but comparing to Kareem? Please, don't...

FYI: I saw the thread on the Lakers re-signing DJ Mbenga. Not true. Mike Bresnahan put out a call to the Lakers, who said they would not be bringing back DJ for the upcoming season.
Dan Loumena,
Assistant Sports Editor
Posted by: Dan Loumena | August 27, 2010 at 08:51 PM
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Thank you Dan. Now that's what I'm talking about. A dedicated editor...checking in at 9pm on a Friday to give us the real deal.

Not re-sign DJ makes sense.
Oh, rumors, rumors...
Our roster is complete!
I smell 3-peat all over...

"I think Phil Jackson is the most qualified person who can judge who's better, MJ or KB. He coached both of them throughout their career.

Posted by: LakerPeace | August 27, 2010 at 07:31 PM"


Phil Jackson thinks that Jordan is better than Kobe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_WNTx3gG_s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0hO8PQTjFU


Ballfan is new to this site. Welcome to a Lakers fan forum.

"How many did Russ battle?"

Wilt was the most famous that Russell battled but he also battled Bob Petit, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Billy Cunningham, Walt Bellamy, Nate Thurmond, Johnny Kerr, Dolph Schayes, and even Willis Reed since he entered the NBA in 1965.

There were competition in the 1960's and very good ones in Big-O and West and especially Wilt. Don't bring down eras just to prop/bring down a specific player.

"How many SG did MJ compete against."

I guess you haven't heard of Joe Dumars, Clyde Drexler, Mitch Richmond, Jeff Hornaceck, John Starks, Penny Hardaway, Dale Ellis, and Nick Anderson before his brick-a-thon in the 1995 Finals ruined his career. Not to mention Grant Hill before his injuries and someone you maybe familiar with Glen Rice.

There were many great perimeter players in the 90's. Just have to do your history.

"Like the old saying goes...the Kareem rises to the top. Or remember the old one about Wilt. How come he likes his coffee black? Cuz he can't handle Kareem."

Wilt was one of the few who blocked the skyhook. In 1972 Wilt beat out a young Lew Acindor in 6 games and had a 24 point 22 rebound against young Lew. Prime vs Prime would have been the greatest center fight aside from Wilt-Russell but Wilt for sure could handle Kareem.

And for as dominant Kareem was on the defensive end he wasn't as dominant as Wilt was. Had the DPOY been established in Wilt's time he would have gotten at least 2.

So please LRob know what the history is before making remarks?
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"OMG...people comparing Kareem to Shaq? Are you guys on dope?"

Indeed they are Magic Phil. I have no idea of why people compared Shaq to Kareem. Their level in dominance is as clear as night and day.

To be fair to the Diesel his 1999-2000 season was very comparable to Kareem's dominance. Nobody could stop Shaq in that time and he won all MVP awards that year (Regular season/All-Star/Finals).

Being as consistent as Kareem or Wilt? That made Shaq only to be one of the greatest instead of the Greatest.

And as great Kobe is I wouldn't compare him to those 3 you mentioned. His career is still far from over. Make a judgment call when he retires.
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STOP DEGRADING THE MVP AWARD!
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Magic Johnson won 3 MVP awards. Kobe got an MVP award in 2007-2008. Why are you all disrespecting it just because Kobe didn't get it in either 05-06 or -08-09? It's disrespecting Lakers who has won MVP's. Nash deserved it in 04-05 and LBJ did the last two seasons. It's a regular season award not an overall season+playoff award! Nash deserved both his MVP awards just as much as Dirk did in 2006-2007 and LBJ in 08-09 and 09-10.

The playoffs showed that Nash isn't Magic Johnson, Dirk is no Larry Bird, and Lebron is no Michael Jordan.

Just because the media votes for it doesn't mean it's a sucky award. It's insulting to not only Magic but to also Kobe for us to degrade it just because our favorite player didn't get it!

If Gasol got the Finals MVP instead of Kobe half of us would be belittling it. Stop disrespecting awards on the basis of what the media thinks....it's insulting to not only Lakers who has won the awards but to also the NBA legends in general.

Homerism at one of its worst imo.

Like KobeMVP888 says: The Report about DJ Mbenga is: BOGUS!

http://twitter.com/mcten/status/22334654071

"According to a source, the Lakers are not interested in re-signing center D.J. Mbenga, despite an internet rumor that says the contrary"

Sorry LongTimeLakerFan. Your real news was just as horrible as the posts of the off-season LOL!

Ron artest changed his number from 37 to 15

Kobe vs. Jordan .. zzzzzz
Kareem vs. Shaq .. zzzzzz
The meaningless regular season MVP award .... zzzzzz

At least the NFL starts soon.

Jordan's gonna be fun to play with... definitely.

FYI, i went on the player pages of www.lakers.com and i mixed and matched different line ups (excluding sasha and walton) and all of them were good.

NBA 2k11 is gonna be awesome

"The two big questions facing the Lakers are: (1) will Andrew Bynum be/stay healthy; and (2) will Kobe, in his 15th season, lose another step?"

Posted by: LRob | August 27, 2010 at 08:52 PM"

hello, i agree. if bynum stays healthy, there is no doubt in my mind that the lakers will come out on top with kobe's 6th ring. there are two things that miami doesn't have, a dominant 5 and a good 1, and the lakers do not only have both, they have also backed up the 5 and 1 position with equally good players.

kobe will have a lot of rest due to the awesome bench this year, he won't get tired that easily. so hopefully his age won't disable his game

"The two big questions facing the Lakers are: (1) will Andrew Bynum be/stay healthy; and (2) will Kobe, in his 15th season, lose another step?"

Posted by: LRob | August 27, 2010 at 08:52 PM"

hello, i agree. if bynum stays healthy, there is no doubt in my mind that the lakers will come out on top with kobe's 6th ring. there are two things that miami doesn't have, a dominant 5 and a good 1, and the lakers do not only have both, they have also backed up the 5 and 1 position with equally good players.

kobe will have a lot of rest due to the awesome bench this year, he won't get tired that easily. so hopefully his age won't disable his game

@LongTimeLakerFan....Jordan best shooting guard?...he recieved 9 all defensive honors tied for first with gary payton...he was the best offensive and defensive all around player...see a shooting guard with almost 3 steals a game and 35 points a game...keep dreaming..ive got a friend whos a magic fan and he sounds like u but he knows that jordan is the best...remember russell was on a team that if jordan was on he would have won that many too but he was throw into a team that only he won there championships...look at the celtics and the lakers they have championships from different era's...russell had an excellent team around him...if chamberlain was on the celtics he would be better cause russell never average 4000 points only chamberlain and jordan averaged 3000 points....hook shot ahhh

Oh yeh and ima kobe fan so stop being a hater u should be talking crap about lebron hes gunna take those championships from the kobe cause hes jumped the band wagon and joined a team who has 2 co mvp


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