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Post#16 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:15 pm by TheBigBoss

HixNixKnicksTix wrote:
frogfood wrote:Kobe, never leaves an opportunity on the table to pat himself on the back. Is this more about Melo or more about him?

edit: Frankly they don't seem like friends at all. Bron, Wade, CP3 are friends. Maybe someone sharing 2 words with Melo was the most genuine interaction Kobe ever had hehe.


Agreed. I bet he played up his friendship to make his observations more legit.


Kobe once called Melo his best friend in the NBA or something along those lines.

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Post#17 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:20 pm by omerome

camillepd wrote:I like Kobe a lot and he really wants to win, plays with a lot of pride. I know he is getting up there in age, but I wonder if the Lakers would be willing to "blow it up" and trade Kobe. Give him a chance to win a title. How about Shump and Amare for Kobe? Would you do that? Would LA?

Kob'e contract is enormous. We would need to add more just to make the salaries match. And to answer your question, no I wouldn't do that.

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Kobe Bryant $27,849,149 $30,453,805 N/A N/A N/A N/A $58,302,954
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Post#18 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:21 pm by DRoberstonNYY

omerome wrote:
camillepd wrote:I like Kobe a lot and he really wants to win, plays with a lot of pride. I know he is getting up there in age, but I wonder if the Lakers would be willing to "blow it up" and trade Kobe. Give him a chance to win a title. How about Shump and Amare for Kobe? Would you do that? Would LA?

Kob'e contract is enormous. We would need to add more just to make the salaries match. And to answer your question, no I wouldn't do that.

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Kobe Bryant $27,849,149 $30,453,805 N/A N/A N/A N/A $58,302,954


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you wouldnt trade shumpert and amare for bryant? my question is, why the hell not?

lakers would never do that
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Post#19 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:27 pm by omerome

DRoberstonNYY wrote:.............

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you wouldnt trade shumpert and amare for bryant? my question is, why the hell not?

lakers would never do that


This is why:

omerome wrote:Kobe's contract is enormous. We would need to add more just to make the salaries match.


Amar'e is making just under 20m this season and Shumpert is making 1.6m. Who would we include to make up the difference?

Lakers salary: http://data.shamsports.com/content/page ... lakers.jsp
Knicks salary: http://data.shamsports.com/content/page ... knicks.jsp

At that point, I don't see why we should do it.
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Post#20 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:27 pm by JBreezeNY

DRoberstonNYY wrote:
omerome wrote:
camillepd wrote:I like Kobe a lot and he really wants to win, plays with a lot of pride. I know he is getting up there in age, but I wonder if the Lakers would be willing to "blow it up" and trade Kobe. Give him a chance to win a title. How about Shump and Amare for Kobe? Would you do that? Would LA?

Kob'e contract is enormous. We would need to add more just to make the salaries match. And to answer your question, no I wouldn't do that.

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Player 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 Total
Kobe Bryant $27,849,149 $30,453,805 N/A N/A N/A N/A $58,302,954


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you wouldnt trade shumpert and amare for bryant? my question is, why the hell not?

lakers would never do that

Why would we trade for Kobe while having Kobe in a headband who is actually better than Kobe at this point in his career? Not to mention we go down a peg on defense & we lose a starter at the PF spot. You are buggggggggggging.
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Post#21 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:33 pm by Pharmcat

melo is a baller

the negative image of him is a media driven agenda
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Post#22 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:39 pm by makeitstop

frogfood wrote:What he said wasn't wrong. It's just Kobe being Kobe where every interview now he's either overly dramatic, self-aggrandizing or spiteful.


Very similar to MJ when he got near the end of his career.
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Post#23 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:39 pm by DRoberstonNYY

JBreezeNY wrote:
DRoberstonNYY wrote:
omerome wrote:.............

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you wouldnt trade shumpert and amare for bryant? my question is, why the hell not?

lakers would never do that

Why would we trade for Kobe while having Kobe in a headband who is actually better than Kobe at this point in his career? Not to mention we go down a peg on defense & we lose a starter at the PF spot. You are buggggggggggging.

is this a serious post?

you think shumpert is kobe?

you know who's contract is worse than kobe's? it's amares
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Post#24 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:42 pm by truth serum

DRoberstonNYY wrote:
JBreezeNY wrote:Why would we trade for Kobe while having Kobe in a headband who is actually better than Kobe at this point in his career? Not to mention we go down a peg on defense & we lose a starter at the PF spot. You are buggggggggggging.

is this a serious post?

you think shumpert is kobe?

you know who's contract is worse than kobe's? it's amares


He was talking about Melo, dawg.

Stupid trade idea by the way.
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Post#25 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:33 pm by 36P19A7R

This derailed a bit to a chance to dig at Kobe (and why not...) but it was really on the money. It's good to see the media called out like this on how they wanted to see Melo fail last year with Lin
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Post#26 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:51 pm by TheBigBoss

Kobe on Melo:


Melo on Kobe:
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Post#27 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:44 pm by Guano

Best part of the Kobe interview The BigBoss posted is how Kobe respects Melo's work ethic. Kobe works hard and for him to respect Melo's work ethic gives me some confidence for this teams future success.
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Post#28 Re: Kobe on Melo
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:17 pm by KikupKnik

Kobe speaks the truth, but i've noticed since he gave Melo credit for being a tougher guy to guard than Lebron,people have spun into a Melo vs Lebron flame war in the GB.It's interesting to see Kobe praise Melo.It's almost as if he sees Melo coming out on top,and taking his place as that "guy" in the league.
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Post#29 Re: Kobe on Melo
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:58 am by Hyaena

I don't see anything wrong with what Kobe said. In fact I think he's 100% correct. He's sticking up for one of his only friends in the league. People will spin anything.
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Post#30 Re: Kobe on Melo
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:17 am by HixNixKnicksTix

TheBigBoss wrote:Melo on Kobe:


First of all... wtf is up with the hat, Melo??

And B... the reporter at the 35sec mark uses the word "ya'll" and it's never before sounded so forced and weird.
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Post#31 Re: Kobe on Melo
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:27 am by Leaguepass

Kobe is right period....I mean come on..anyone forgot last season?

Melo came out strong and was averaging around 28 points or so on good shooting..Knicks started 6-4. Melo picked up some minor but lingering injuries and the Knicks started losing more games and as the losses increased the whole media was on his back about shooting the ball etc. Then when Linsanity happened everyone was sure that Melo was hurting the team (a notion I found as ridiculous as the current notion of Stat hurting the team). The last month of the season when we had a real coach again, showed the truth and shut the critics up. Melo carried this team through a brutal schedule , averaging something around 32points/8rebounds on 52% shooting or so, making the playoffs...something that looked like a longshot the moment D'Antoni resigned.

Whenever Melo has played well and scored the ball aggressively this team has been most successful. There is absolutely no denying or spinning this. This is Melo's team and he definitely has the ability to carry and deliver. He has proved it numerous times in the past and this season. As Melo goes the Knicks go.
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