JP BContributor IMay 19, 2009

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Two of the biggest names in NBA history have reportedly contracted Swine Flu according to various sources on the Internet. Hall Of Famer's Jerry West and Oscar Robertson are both receiving medical treatment after claiming that LeBron James is the best player in the NBA. 

During a radio interview that took place yesterday West squealed this out: " I do think LeBron James has surpassed Kobe Bryant as a player."  The sentiments initially echoed throughout ESPN chat boards by objective Kobe fans like KB24BeDaBomb, Kobe4Life, KobeAllDaySuckas, KobeBestEvah were that Jerry West was just "one of the many haters out there who be hating on Black Mamba" and "LOL". 

19-year-old Chad Cardoza of Anaheim, CA who goes by the screen name of MambaIzGod had this to say about West:  "LeBron better than Kobe??!!  ROTFLMAO!!!  I have been watching basketball since I was 15 and I have never seen a player as good as Kobe.  He is better than LeBron will ever be and better than that old Jordan guy that used to play as well.  So whoever this Jerry West guy is, he obviously does not know anything about basketball."  When told that Jerry West is a former Laker and in fact was responsible for bringing Kobe to the Lakers, Mr. Cardoza had this to say:  "Oh he must have Swine Flu or some fu@#ed up s%#t like that".

As fate would have it just one day later Oscar Robertson was heard on a radio show also claiming LeBron James was the best player in the league.  An anonymous NBA fan who simply goes by the two screen names KobesNutzYummy, and dba90 remarked:  "Although it might seem like Oscar and Jerry were just being honest and objective they both have Swine Flu. Look at their career stats, they were obviously ball hogs when they were in the NBA.  I watched all the Lakers three most recent championships and it is clear as day that Kobe basically carried those no talent bums to a title.Look at Shaq for instance, all that guy could do was score at a high percentage, command double and triple teams, control the boards, and intimidate opponents from driving into the paint.  It is amazing he even won one title, let alone three."

Regarding the matter,  The Center For Disease Control issued this statement:  "Although it might seem like LeBron James is outplaying Kobe Bryant in these 2009 NBA Playoffs due to such factors as Kobe's inconsistent play and the fact that an undermanned Rockets team took them to seven games. The fact of the matter is that Bryant is merely testing his teammates to make sure they are prepared to move on as the competition gets stiffer.  I mean look at what he did in Game Seven going four-for-12 from the field to get 14 points in a must-win situation.  That is how you silence haters, by Doin' Work."

Medical experts seem to think that the origin of this Swine Flu was from Justin Timberlake formerly of NSYNC who is well known to have a "man crush" on LeBron James. When contacted on the matter Timberlake replied: "Look, Lebooboo Lebebe Lebest, OK?"