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Kobe Bryant says he would beat LeBron James in one-on-one

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant delivered the answer in a matter-of-fact tone, with his answer sparking heavy laughs. He sounded diplomatic when he said it, but the general public may find it biting. And even though his answer wasn't personal in nature, Bryant's comments will likely be interpreted as a bite toward LeBron James.

Bryant recently appeared in London to help launch the London School of Basketball, which Hoops Fix said was "a network of coaches committed to delivering coordinated basketball across London while increasing sustainable participation in the sport." And his answer to a question about playing James one on one likely will be replayed leading up to the Lakers' Christmas Day game against Miami.

"I'd win, I'd win," Bryant said matter-of-factly. "That's what I do. One on one ... that’s easy for me, you know. Playing one on one is how I grew up playing; it’s like my thing. LeBron is more like a Magic Johnson; he’s a great passer and plays an all-around game. At the core of me, I’m a one-on-one player. I'd do that in my sleep."

Interestingly, Bryant has been largely supportive of James, mentioning numerous times in public that he is glad James has made a decision that makes him happy, saying the negative reaction to "the Decision" is unjustified and even saying James had deserved the regular-season MVP award last year. But when it comes to who would win one on one, Bryant's always going to say he'll be on top, no matter whom he's up against.

Something tells me the NBA should add this as an event for the 2010 All-Star game. The Staples Center crowd would certainly dig it.

-- Mark Medina
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Damn straight he would!

congrats on the baby, Adrian.

interesting fantasy, watching kobe play against lebron one-on-one, perhaps we'll make it old school, since kobe used to do it in high school...one-one-one to a 100 points. i wonder how many lebron would score. i would like to say it'll go down like: kobe 56-lebron 18 (game would end at some point due to a brawl ensuing between the two).

Wow. That's quite a moment there. That looks a lot like a Phil Jackson psychological ploy to get LeBron to feel more pressure at the end of a possibble finals matchup game with LA.

Can he respond to a Kobe heroic moment?

Wes

Duh...I hope Kobe is aware that Her Royal Highness Princess Jimmy is taking notes...Of course Kobe can show the Princesss right where to put those notes. How the hell can you be a princess and never won a Crown. Come on Jimmy, what's with that? Girl you better get busy!! And NO Jimmy a wheelchair does not count as a throne so stop listening to that hussy Paula!!
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ADRIAN PALOMAR CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW BABY - BANDWAGON
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Been busy lately just had a new Baby girl.Yes I will see KOBE in person tomorrow,finally my greatest
dream in life will come true tomorrow.Can't even sleep lately thinking about it and of course taking turns
taking care of the baby...
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(01) MAMBA24 - OWNER - Wow a new Baby girl! Adrian you know what I'm going to have to do don't you? I got to say it Adrian...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!!!! Now train her well as a Lakers nation child so you won't end up having the same problem I had Lol!!!! This is great! Congratulations!!!! Don't worry you can always catch on sleep but hose memories are forever!! Kudos!!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER
(03) WES - RIDING SHOTGUN
(04) LEWSTRS - Adrian -Congrats on the new baby...and way to represent in London...
(05) NEWMEXICOLL - Adrian.... Congrats on your baby girl!!!!:) Enjoy every day cause they grow up way too fast!!!! Cheer on those Laker's and have a great day.
(06) MAGIC PHIL - Adrian just had a baby girl? AWESOME NEWS, CONGRATS!!!!
(07) DAVE M. - Adrian, congrats, it's a wonderful thing. Also, curious about NBA fandom in that area (and Lakers specifically of course). Are there euro blogs that follow the NBA or does it not even matter... is it simply across the cybe universe?
(08) LEONARDBAST78 - congrats on the baby, Adrian.

Shhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesus,

Kobe would wipe the floor with her. She just doesn't have the killer instinct to match up with the Mamba. She'd fold just like she always does in the playoffs. Then go crying to mommy.

Oh, and Mamba24 - thanks for the OutFreakinStanding profile. You sir are a gentlemen and a scholar. I could totally relate on the Magic HIV news. I remember that being one of those days where it was OK to be a grown man and cry.

Go away for a couple of days on this blog and you miss a ton. I don't know where you all find the time. Must work corporate.

Let's be real. The only way Kobe beats Lebron one on one is if he says that all shots have to be made outside of 15 ft. Lebron's entirely too big for Kobe to handle in any other scenario. Kobe's giving up 2 or 3 inches and 40-50 lbs. He would get muscled to the rim at will.

Shhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesus, Kobe would wipe the floor with her. She just doesn't have the killer instinct to match up with the Mamba. She'd fold just like she always does in the playoffs. Then go crying to mommy. Oh, and Mamba24 - thanks for the OutFreakinStanding profile. You sir are a gentlemen and a scholar. I could totally relate on the Magic HIV news. I remember that being one of those days where it was OK to be a grown man and cry.Posted by: htj | October 03, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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LMAO at the princess Jimmy crying to mommy! Thanks for the compliments really appreciate them coming from another pillar of the Blog. Yep, that Magic news back then tore me apart bro. But like I said here we are almost 20 years later and we still got our Magic. Yep! Thanks again for the compliments and all you do for Lakers Nation sir!
Mamba24/larrY

Keep dreamin' Kobe.

Did you expect him to say he would lose? Whether he would actually win or not may be another matter all together. With his skills, confidence and ego, what else would you expect him to say.

Lol! Its bout time Kobe call prince james out.

@ADRIAN… Congrats on the baby girl. Nothing changes your life for the better like children do. They’re what make everything worth doing.
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@WES… Thanks for the Dylan link… I loved that album, too. I can remember all of the turmoil surrounding Dylan going electric and although I rolled with the punch, my heart remained acoustic. Remember selling my D35 to pay bills when my son was born. Part of me loves acoustic purity.
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Tough luck for Luke. Just glad it’s not his back. Hamstrings and the Lakers, man those are not good memories. Still smart from the hamstring loss to the Pistons. Didn’t like rehashing those losses with LRob on one of those long hot offseason nights.
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@KOBEMVP888 … Starting to lose faith in Singletary as Niners coach. The offense is still lost in the past. It was a mistake hiring a head coach who did not share the 49ers legacy for great quarterbacks and offenses. Watching Oregon defeat Stanford gave the Niners two great options as their next head coach. The Niners did great once before taking a head coach from Stanford. Could Harbaugh be next? And I love Chip Kelly’s offensive genius. Here’s a guy who could be the Niners next Bill Walsh. There was a great article in Saturday’s NYT talking about Chip’s philosophy of dramatically speeding the game up with his no huddle accelerated speed offense that completely wears out defensive lines by the second half. Just look what happened to Stanford. Singletary has to go. It would be like Jeff Van
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TOM

"LeBron is more like a Magic Johnson; he’s a great passer and plays an all-around game. At the core of me, I’m a one-on-one player."

And a fine teammate, too.

LOL.

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ADRIAN PALOMAR CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW BABY - BANDWAGON
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Been busy lately just had a new Baby girl.Yes I will see KOBE in person tomorrow,finally my greatest
dream in life will come true tomorrow.Can't even sleep lately thinking about it and of course taking turns
taking care of the baby...
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(01) MAMBA24 - OWNER - Wow a new Baby girl! Adrian you know what I'm going to have to do don't you? I got to say it Adrian...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!!!! Now train her well as a Lakers nation child so you won't end up having the same problem I had Lol!!!! This is great! Congratulations!!!! Don't worry you can always catch on sleep but hose memories are forever!! Kudos!!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER
(03) WES - RIDING SHOTGUN
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(08) LEONARDBAST78 - congrats on the baby, Adrian.
(09) LAKERTOM - ADRIAN… Congrats on the baby girl. Nothing changes your life for the better like children do. They’re what make everything worth doing.

Kobe would mentaly ware him down, just start doing a little trash talking, get him off his game and start riping the ball from him and knock down some threes.

LakerTom,

Gotta disagree with you on Kelly. He's a smokescreen, a fraud, a fugazi. Yes his offense runs circles around college D-Lines and Linebacker, but it's all predicated on the QB being able to scramble. We've all seen what eventually happens to scrambling QB's in the NFL. His modern day wishbone will work against teams that don't have stacked defenses, but Alabama would mop the floor with them. Couple of years ago, when SC had all those top linebackers and D-linemen who wound up being NFL starters, Oregon couldn't do squat.

Harbaugh, on the other hand, is an obvious choice for the Niners. He's got an NFL pedigree, played in the league far longer than his talents would've dictated, and has a bunch of smart kids in position to still make a BCS game. All that and he's a local product. You can't blame Singletary for all of it though, Alex Smith really does suck like most spread option college-QBs end up sucking in the NFL.

But enough of that - We got a game tomorrow! It's live on NBA TV at Noon. Woohoo! DVR-Set!

Mamba24 - just read your blog profile and freakin outstanding sir! your dedication to not onlythe Lakers but to your family is very admirable and you've gained all of our respect here because of that. thank you!

Kobe you're the man!

This tweet from Ebanks made me laugh: DevinEbanks3

ok im back i hate knockin on doors 2 wake ppl up, but hey thats my job being a rookie, every1 sayin thank u wit the nasty morning breath lol

MM,

That would be great theatre Kobe vs Bron. It would make a ton of money on Pay Per View. I know I'd pay to see it. But the league would never go for it.
Magic and Jordan was supposed to have play on PPV and the league nixed it.

I do remember a couple one on one games with retired legends that I bought on PPV. Kareem beat Dr. J. It was not a pretty sight. He just backed him down and sky hooked him to death. I believe the undercard for that was Rick Barry vs. The Ice Man (if I'm wrong someone please correct me) and Gervin won easily. I've got the VCR somewhere in my collection.

Your idea of a one on one at the All Star isn't that far fetched. In the mid 70's there was a league wide one on one contest. They taped the battles and showed them at half time of the "game of the week". Bob Lanier beat JoJo White in the finals.

Adrian,

Congrats on your new baby girl. That is truly a blessing fitting for this salute..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvkjuEAwgU&feature=related

Article regarding Magic vs. Michael ----One on One

http://jonesonthenba.com/2008/10/jordan-vs-magic-pay-per-view-that-never.html

And of course, that's concept is worthy of a salute in song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkdqXfasg80

Here is the JoJo White vs. Lanier one on one championship game. Wow they played it at the Forum...I didn't know that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk9WhHFhLus

Mamba24 - just read your blog profile and freakin outstanding sir! your dedication to not only the Lakers but to your family is very admirable and you've gained all of our respect here because of that. thank you!Posted by: J24 | October 03, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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Thank you J24, your complement is greatly appreciated, as is your devotion to Laker Nation! Like me, you've had a couple of name changes yourself, but your devotion to the Lakers stays constant and sure. Thanks for the complements and for making The Blog and Nation what it is today.
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ADRIAN PALOMAR CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW BABY - BANDWAGON
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Been busy lately just had a new Baby girl.Yes I will see KOBE in person tomorrow,finally my greatest
dream in life will come true tomorrow.Can't even sleep lately thinking about it and of course taking turns
taking care of the baby...
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(01) MAMBA24 - OWNER - Wow a new Baby girl! Adrian you know what I'm going to have to do don't you? I got to say it Adrian...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!!!! Now train her well as a Lakers nation child so you won't end up having the same problem I had Lol!!!! This is great! Congratulations!!!! Don't worry you can always catch on sleep but hose memories are forever!! Kudos!!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER
(03) WES - RIDING SHOTGUN
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(08) LEONARDBAST78 - congrats on the baby, Adrian.
(09) LAKERTOM - ADRIAN… Congrats on the baby girl. Nothing changes your life for the better like children do. They’re what make everything worth doing.
(10) LROB - Adrian, Congrats on your new baby girl. That is truly a blessing fitting for this salute.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvkjuEAwgU&feature=related

@HTJ…. You’re right that you can’t run option spread offenses in the pros but I love the concept of running the hurry up offense all the time to wear out the defense in the second half. Kelly’s speeding up of the game doesn’t have to be run or option based. Just look what Manning does for the Colts. Watching the Niners continue to shoot themselves in the foot playing conservative Mike Singletary football just confirms my fears when they hired the guy that he has not kept up with the times. I’ve reached the point where I’m almost hoping for 0-16 and Jim Harbaugh and Andrew Luck next year.
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Can’t wait for the Lakers game. If it weren’t a Monday and the second work day after the end of our fiscal year, I would have burned a PTO day. As it is, I’m recording the game and will have to stay off the Internet all afternoon and drive home with a DVD rather than radio to preserve the outcome. Yeah, I know it’s just a meaningless preseason exhibition game with my favorite player playing token minutes and my second favorite player out with injury but a fix is a fix for this Lakerholic.
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I want an All-Star One-On-One competition, how do we make this happen?

Kobe would beat LeBrick any time, any day, anywhere, and wait, just with his left nut.
Alas, Kudos to Kobe.

As to whether LeBrick made the right "decision" in joining the Heat, here's the politically incorrect answer, the m0th3r fu2k3r joined the Heat because he's scared of winning, wining it all. He couldn't handle the pressure of [fill-in-the-blanks], so he wanted someone else (in D [this is my house] Wade) to take the brunt of it all and wanted a shoulder to cry on.

Lakers, while we take the 3-stooges out, let's take that snake-oil salesman Riley along with them. These m0th3r fu2k3rs will remembered for what they become - in a negative sense.

4g3n7

Kobe would beat LeBrick any time, any day, anywhere, and wait, just with his left nut.
Alas, Kudos to Kobe.

As to whether LeBrick made the right "decision" in joining the Heat, here's the politically incorrect answer, the m0th3r fu2k3r joined the Heat because he's scared of winning, wining it all. He couldn't handle the pressure of [fill-in-the-blanks], so he wanted someone else (in D [this is my house] Wade) to take the brunt of it all and wanted a shoulder to cry on.

Lakers, while we take the 3-stooges out, let's take that snake-oil salesman Riley along with them. These m0th3r fu2k3rs will remembered for what they become - in a negative sense.

4g3n7

Kobe's right.
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Here's how it's going to go down this year...
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The Meat are going to go out in the second round of the playoffs to someone like the Magic.
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The Meat's coach will be fired. There will be all kinds of media flack against LeBron James. LeBron James will start saying all kinds of stupid things like "We lost in the playoffs due to racism" and things will start to get toxic in the Meat's locker room.
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And Kevin Durant will get better.
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And Blake Griffin will start gathering attention.
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While both players prove to be model teammates.
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And the spotlight will move from the Princess.
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And the Princess will turn on his marketing crew and start actin out.
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And then some scandal will come out.
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That's how it will progress.
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!

LMAO that people still try to provoke a fight where there is none just to cure boredom.

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STAN
Dude. Craig chooses you. He wants to fight.

TWEEK
He does?

STAN
Yeah. He's all p--ed off at you. So,
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http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s03e04-tweek-vs-craig

Carlos Boozer of Bulls out for 8 weeks broken hand
http://tinyurl.com/28uwgwp

Someone already said this, but it bears repeating.

Watch the video again.

BEFORE the guy asking the question says "against Lebron James" Kobe is already answering that he would win.

It didn't matter to Kobe who that 1-on-1 match-up would be against. He knew he'd win it. No question.

THAT is why we love Kobe 'the black mamba' Bryant. Killer instinct. No hesitation. To him, it's already a done deal.

I LOVE IT. And I will cheer for Kobe (and my beloved Lakers) until my lungs give out. No question. Done deal.

Adrian,

Just heard, congrats! Nice name would be Dereke with a French pronunciation, ha, ha!

Adrian - of course I must add my hearty congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your baby daughter. Teach her in the ways of Lakerholism, my friend LOL!

Adrian,

She'll need a Laker outfit with Yankee booties and hat!

JonK...........Ditto on how it will go down with the Heat. Hoopshype.com/rumors has some interesting little comments from players and coaches, one of them being Stan Van Gundy. He says ESPN is ALL HEAT ALL the time, and you'd never know that the Laker's were the Champs. He said every body thinks that all the teams are in training camp for is just to beat the Heat. Also NY Dailey News said it is over kill with TRIO GRANDE. Do ya think???

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ADRIAN PALOMAR CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW BABY - BANDWAGON
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Been busy lately just had a new Baby girl.Yes I will see KOBE in person tomorrow,finally my greatest
dream in life will come true tomorrow.Can't even sleep lately thinking about it and of course taking turns
taking care of the baby...
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(01) MAMBA24 - OWNER - Wow a new Baby girl! Adrian you know what I'm going to have to do don't you? I got to say it Adrian...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!!!! Now train her well as a Lakers nation child so you won't end up having the same problem I had Lol!!!! This is great! Congratulations!!!! Don't worry you can always catch on sleep but hose memories are forever!! Kudos!!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Adrian of course I must add my hearty congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your baby daughter. Teach her in the ways of Lakerholism, my friend LOL!
(03) WES - RIDING SHOTGUN
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(08) LEONARDBAST78 - congrats on the baby, Adrian.
(09) LAKERTOM - ADRIAN… Congrats on the baby girl. Nothing changes your life for the better like children do. They’re what make everything worth doing.
(10) LROB - Adrian, Congrats on your new baby girl. That is truly a blessing fitting for this salute.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvkjuEAwgU&feature=related

Kobe is great. And if we were talking about a shooting contest, I would agree. But we're not, and LeBron weighs 60 more pounds than Kobe, and he's 3 inches taller. How could he possibly keep LeBron from driving to the basket?

With that said, what was Kobe supposed to say? That he's seven years older? That LeBron's physique is too much to handle? Saying that he would beat him was his only option. Still love you though, Kobe.

LT

"@KOBEMVP888 … Starting to lose faith in Singletary as Niners coach. The offense is still lost in the past. It was a mistake hiring a head coach who did not share the 49ers legacy for great quarterbacks and offenses. Watching Oregon defeat Stanford gave the Niners two great options as their next head coach. The Niners did great once before taking a head coach from Stanford. Could Harbaugh be next? And I love Chip Kelly’s offensive genius. Here’s a guy who could be the Niners next Bill Walsh. There was a great article in Saturday’s NYT talking about Chip’s philosophy of dramatically speeding the game up with his no huddle accelerated speed offense that completely wears out defensive lines by the second half. Just look what happened to Stanford. Singletary has to go. It would be like Jeff Van Gundy coaching the Lakers."
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What a huge disappointment to the start of this season. Alex Smith has been given too many chances, too. He flat out gun shy, aka a pussy. Even if the offenssive philosophy is changed, it wouldn't matter as long as that failure is the QB.

As far as Kobe vs LeBron, I'll take 5 Rings over 0 Rings, ha, ha!

Because five team rings mean a great deal in a 1-on-1 match up? Get real. Kobe is accomplished, but team rings are not really relevant to this discussion.

I would be curious to hear Kobe's answer if he were asked who'd win in one-on-one with Jordan. That would be more intriguing match up.

Agreed.

LROB - They definitely need to one on one to ASG but here's where I think it could get tricky. Certain matchups like Kobe-LeBron, Kobe D-Wade, Kobe-Melo would work, but I don't see how one-on-one works unless it's a matchup featuring two similar body types. Center versus centers, wing players vs. wing players and guards vs guards. Players like Kobe who've played both shooting guard and small forward are most flexible with this format, but all the other positions would have to be divided up by category. That's the only way it'd work versus a round-robin tournament

MM

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ADRIAN PALOMAR CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW BABY - BANDWAGON
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Been busy lately just had a new Baby girl.Yes I will see KOBE in person tomorrow,finally my greatest
dream in life will come true tomorrow.Can't even sleep lately thinking about it and of course taking turns
taking care of the baby...
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(01) MAMBA24 - OWNER - Wow a new Baby girl! Adrian you know what I'm going to have to do don't you? I got to say it Adrian...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!!!! Now train her well as a Lakers nation child so you won't end up having the same problem I had Lol!!!! This is great! Congratulations!!!! Don't worry you can always catch on sleep but hose memories are forever!! Kudos!!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Adrian of course I must add my hearty congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your baby daughter. Teach her in the ways of Lakerholism, my friend LOL!
(03) WES - RIDING SHOTGUN
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(10) LROB - Adrian, Congrats on your new baby girl. That is truly a blessing fitting for this salute.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvkjuEAwgU&feature=related
(11) LAKERMIKE - CONGRATS ADRIAN! . . .Now go get started on that legacy ~ make that sweet baby of yours a Laker lover for life!
(12) D(EREK) J(ETER) - Adrian - of course I must add my hearty congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your baby daughter. Teach her in the ways of Lakerholism, my friend LOL!She'll need a Laker outfit with Yankee booties and hat!

Shooting. Range. Ball-Handling. Dribbling. Post-Work. Scoring. Footwork......

Need I mention the RIDICULOUS :

PUMP FAKE-REVERSE PIVOT- _________ (A. jumper, B. leaner, C. fade-away, or D. off-the-backboard)

UNTOUCHABLE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVRisphKOkI

if you noticed he said he would win before the reporter even mentioned who he would be facing. lol anyway i would love to see that matchup, my boy LeBron vs Kobe

I wouldn't bet against the kobster. I used to play bball when I was a youngin and I would beat guys bigger than me all the time(i'm a girl btw) they couldn't believe it. In one on one all you need is a signature move and winner takes out.
BOOM!
http://www.lowpostnews.com/

KOBEAJOKE you live up to your name,you and Lebron is a complete joker a laughing stuff.Comeback here if your idol already won a championship you moron,he call himself a king without achieving something king of what?I'd say king of the jungle....hahahahahahahahaa!!!

To all my Laker blog family from the bottom of my heart thank you very much for the greetings.LROB thanks for the link,i must say my daugther is so adorable and lovely...


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ADRIAN PALOMAR CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW BABY - BANDWAGON
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Been busy lately just had a new Baby girl.Yes I will see KOBE in person tomorrow,finally my greatest
dream in life will come true tomorrow.Can't even sleep lately thinking about it and of course taking
turns taking care of the baby...
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To all my Laker blog family from the bottom of my heart thank you very much for the greetings.
LROB thanks for the link,i must say my daugther is so adorable and lovely...
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(01) MAMBA24 - OWNER - Wow a new Baby girl! Adrian you know what I'm going to have to do
don't you? I got to say it Adrian...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!!!! Now train her well as a Lakers
nation child so you won't end up having the same problem I had Lol!!!! This is great! Congratulations!!!
Don't worry you can always catch on sleep but hose memories are forever!! Kudos!!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Adrian of course I must add my hearty congratulations to
you & your wife on the birth of your baby daughter. Teach her in the ways of Lakerholism, my friend LOL!
(03) WES - RIDING SHOTGUN
04) LEWSTRS - Adrian -Congrats on the new baby...and way to represent in London...
(05) NEWMEXICOLL - Adrian.... Congrats on your baby girl!!!!:) Enjoy every day cause they grow up way too fast!!!! Cheer on those Laker's and have a great day.
(06) MAGIC PHIL - Adrian just had a baby girl? AWESOME NEWS, CONGRATS!!!!
(07) DAVE M. - Adrian, congrats, it's a wonderful thing. Also, curious about NBA fandom in that area (and Lakers specifically of course). Are there euro blogs that follow the NBA or does it not even matter... is it simply across the cybe universe?
(08) LEONARDBAST78 - congrats on the baby, Adrian.
(09) LAKERTOM - ADRIAN… Congrats on the baby girl. Nothing changes your life for the better like children do. They’re what make everything worth doing.
(10) LROB - Adrian, Congrats on your new baby girl. That is truly a blessing fitting for this salute.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvkjuEAwgU&feature=related
(11) LAKERMIKE - CONGRATS ADRIAN! . . .Now go get started on that legacy ~ make that sweet baby of yours a Laker lover for life!
(12) D(EREK) J(ETER) - Adrian - of course I must add my hearty congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your baby daughter. Teach her in the ways of Lakerholism, my friend LOL!She'll need a Laker outfit with Yankee booties and hat!
(13) FAN OF THE MAMBA – Congrats Adrian

NewMexicoLL,
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As you may know, I despise LeBron James for all the abuse I received in his name in Ohio and the fact that he's a selfish creep.
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I think he's going to have some rough karma in Miami.
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!

nay99 - welcome not only to Laker Nation but also to the Real Laker Girls!

@heh8meN1. "Shooting. Range. Ball-Handling. Dribbling. Post-Work. Scoring. Footwork..."

I totally agree. Kobe has all the skills and moves even to move a mountain.

@HL, "But we're not, and LeBron weighs 60 more pounds than Kobe, and he's 3 inches taller. "

Weight and height aren't real/positive skills to be an advantage to someone in 1x1 basketball. (Read heh8meN1's post). May be in Football, wresting, etc. But we're talking basketball. We're talking basketball, man. Don't let me do an A.I on you!

4g3n7

(08) LEONARDBAST78 - congrats on the baby, Adrian.
(09) LAKERTOM - ADRIAN… Congrats on the baby girl. Nothing changes your life for the better like children do. They’re what make everything worth doing.
(10) LROB - Adrian, Congrats on your new baby girl. That is truly a blessing fitting for this salute.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvkjuEAwgU&feature=related

Posted by: mamba24 | October 03, 2010 at 02:10 PM

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Mamba24,
Please add me to this bandwagon and note 2 more girls to catch up to Mamba24!

Like I said, Kobe wouldn't be able to keep LeBron from driving to the basket where LeBron would have a heavy advantage. Therefore size is relevant. I'm not saying Kobe isn't an awesome player, nor am I saying that there aren't things that Kobe does better. But 1-on-1 LeBron is going to score more points in the paint than Kobe will shooting. It's just the law of avarages.

averages!

helll ya he would

I don't care how big LaBron is,,,,,his daddy still gonna beat him.

wade and kobe would be the one on one, i'd like to see

How can this be an event at the 2010 All-Star Game? It's waayy to late.

Kobe would win because, as he said, he is truly a one-on-one player. That contest would suit him over LeBron 100%. A great guard with their massively superior ball handling skills will beat a great forward almost every time. I think Kobe-Wade would actually be a better one-on-one match--with Kobe winning that one too.

What I would have liked to see is the 35 points a game '06 Kobe vs. the 35 points a game '88 Jordan. THAT would be a contest. Does anyone remember the '98 All-Star game when Kobe waved Malone off and did a little one-on-one with Jordan? I would love to see a fan-voted one-on-one game at the All Star Game. Awesome.

that's right! Just this past summer, Pat Riley said that too that Lebron James is like Magic Johnson........ Kobe simply said it with ease that he can pretty much beat Lebron on one-on-one game - 'I'd do that in my sleep'.

Kobe would alter Lebron's shot often enough for him to miss enough to lose. I think Kobe is crafty enough to know when exactly to push and pull. Besides Lebron has no grame other than shoot jumpers and drive the rim. Kobe probably has 1000 shots memorized and perfected from different spots on the court.

Has anyone ever seen anyone stop Kobe? Kobe has so many shots memorized that he would score at will, his fade-away is unbeatable and his footwork is better too. Lebron has not lived up to the hype yet. His best plays are on the defensive end. So what he can bull rush the rim. How about show a right and left shot in the paint. Lebron has NO repetoire.

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ADRIAN PALOMAR CONGRATULATIONS ON NEW BABY - BANDWAGON
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Been busy lately just had a new Baby girl.Yes I will see KOBE in person tomorrow,finally my greatest
dream in life will come true tomorrow.Can't even sleep lately thinking about it and of course taking
turns taking care of the baby...
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To all my Laker blog family from the bottom of my heart thank you very much for the greetings.
LROB thanks for the link,i must say my daugther is so adorable and lovely...
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(01) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER –CHAPLAIN – Adrian we praise God for the safe and blessed arrival of the new baby! Little girls are a special blessing from God. Love her and cherish her always...!!!
Don't worry you can always catch on sleep but hose memories are forever!! Kudos!!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - OWNER - Adrian of course I must add my hearty congratulations to
you & your wife on the birth of your baby daughter. Teach her in the ways of Lakerholism, my friend LOL!
(03) WES - DRIVER
(04) MAMBA24 – RIDING SHOTGUN - Wow a new Baby girl! Adrian you know what I'm going to have to do don't you? I got to say it Adrian...OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!!!! Now train her well as a Lakers nation child so you won't end up having the same problem I had Lol!!!! This is great! Congratulations
(05) LEWSTRS - Adrian -Congrats on the new baby...and way to represent in London... Great selection for Adrian's baby...here is mine...for it's a Filipino baby...that's how we do it...lol...right Adrian...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA9OqUuA6a0
(06) NEWMEXICOLL - Adrian.... Congrats on your baby girl!!!!:) Enjoy every day cause they grow up way too fast!!!! Cheer on those Laker's and have a great day.
(07) MAGIC PHIL - Adrian just had a baby girl? AWESOME NEWS, CONGRATS!!!!
(08) DAVE M. - Adrian, congrats, it's a wonderful thing. Also, curious about NBA fandom in that area (and Lakers specifically of course). Are there euro blogs that follow the NBA or does it not even matter... is it simply across the cybe universe?
(09) LEONARDBAST78 - congrats on the baby, Adrian.
(10) LAKERTOM - ADRIAN… Congrats on the baby girl. Nothing changes your life for the better like children do. They’re what make everything worth doing.
(11) LROB - Adrian, Congrats on your new baby girl. That is truly a blessing fitting for this salute.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvkjuEAwgU&feature=related
(12) LAKERMIKE - CONGRATS ADRIAN! . . .Now go get started on that legacy ~ make that sweet baby of yours a Laker lover for life!
(13) D(EREK) J(ETER) - Adrian - of course I must add my hearty congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your baby daughter. Teach her in the ways of Lakerholism, my friend LOL!She'll need a Laker outfit with Yankee booties and hat!
(14) FAN OF THE MAMBA – Congrats Adrian
(15) phred - Congratulations, Adrian Palomar. Also I’m jealous and you suck for being in London and being able to go to this game. : )
(16) RICK FRIEDMAN – Congratulations Adrian
(17) Nemaia Faletogo - Congrats to Adrian as well
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Basketball is not a "one-on-one" game, never has been, and as such, it doesn't matter who would win in such an artificial setting. It's like who cares who would win in a game of "Horse." The game is played with teammates and under clock pressure -- that's where you prove your metal. How one plays under pressure is where legends are made.


LeBron, "the king," sucked it up last year -- ROYALLY. His game (or lack thereof) against the Celtics was an utter embarrassment. Kobe, on other hand, played like a TRUE CHAMPION and padded his legendary credentials, on his way toward a 6th and 7th Championship.


This topic is good blog material and nothing more.

Basketball may not be a one-on-one game, but the skill set necessary to excel in one-on-one does translate very well into the NBA. Especially for guards, shooting guards in particular.

"Big man" skills are transcendent, in that they are useful almost irregardless of the game format. Which is the reason why there is maybe only one trade scenario that Mitch would seriously consider for Bynum this season.

--FEARless

Hey bossman. appreciate the day off. howd u do with ur picks? u need to look at this thing my neighbor came across the other day. http://sportscomplainer.com . its like the drudge thing u like but sports. ok cu tom sir.

lakerslakerslakers and dave, thanks for the comments on kobe vs wade. I think LaBron and Durant would be another worth doing.

They had Shaq and Hakeem signed for a 1 on 1, but do to injury as I recall it was cancelled. I liked Hakeem in that one.

The alltime would be Marovich, against the above mentioned, and let Jordan get schooled with the rest of them, Kobe included.

what do ya think?

Kobe is really fronting on this one. Lebron's legs are a lot fresher and he would easily back Kobe down as one of many options. And he is not driving past Lebron; nah.
Kobe may have had the advantage of quickness and agility several years ago, but naw, he doesnt have a chance now.

I'm a lebron and heat fan and i think kobe would probably win too. But it's hard to judge that being that i never seen either play a one on one.


But kobe is a better shooter then lebron, but how could kobe contain lebron from getting to the hole? You see it goes both ways, kobe is physically too small to contain lebron one on one in my opinion.


Notice how he kinda take a shot at lebron then compare him to magic johnson lol. These guys are great friends behind this basketball stuff, i just love how competetive they are though in the regular seasons. They know they're the two best players in the league and they can't be buddy buddy in regular season.


But anyone who followed the Team USA games know how these guys act behind the scene.

So please don't make this a lebron vs kobe argument people.

As the guy above said....wade and kobe would be the one on one i'd like to see. Thats a way better match up...even though i have to give it to wade being that kobe is getting pretty old and banged up. He just came off knee surgery and have knee surgery that late in your career only brings your game down in the long run. For example, he may be the same kobe...but he may have a lot of short jumpers down the stretch when he's playing a lot of minutes because his knees and legs aren't how they used to be.

I mean thats just basketball...that is why KG, pierce, mcgrady, and tons of other athletes in the nba don't have the explosiveness that they used too.


Good luck to the lakers in the WEST though. I really want to see Lakers Vs Heat in the finals...omg that would be a craaaaaaaazy craaaaaazy epic series probably 2x better then last seasons lakers vs celtics.

I think heat would finish them in 6 games though! Bynum will play a huge factor...i mean this guy is like the new Greg Oden lol.


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