Kobe Bryants Haters Keep on Working

Kenny OliverContributor IJune 28, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 18:  In this handout provided by Disney, Lakers star and NBA Finals MVP Kobe Bryant waves to thousands of fans during a parade celebrating the 2009 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers at Disneyland on June 18, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Scott Brinegar/Disney via Getty Images)

Now that the dust has settled and the O'Brien trophy has returned to its right full place in LA the haters are slowly coming out again. Most of them have continued to use the same tired comments as before. Though some have been tweaked a tad. Here are a few of the Kobe haters favorite lines.

Kobe can't win without a big-man:

This is the new "Kobe can't win without Shaq" phrase now that Kobe has won without Shaq. One of my favorite Kobe haters states that without a big man Kobe could only muster four playoff wins. One recent comment he made was "Vince Carter + Gasol + Odom = Championship last year". I don't know about you but I thought it was very funny.

Kobe is overrated: 

Most of them really believe that if you replace any shooting guard in place of Kobe you are going to get the same results as if he had been there. Some believe that it was Shaq alone that won the previous three titles before last seasons. Now they seem to give all the credit to Pau. Most of these same people bash Kobe for being a bad teammate but when he does play well with others they bash him for riding his teammates tails to victory. Its a nice way to be on both sides of the argument.


Kobe isn't better then MJ:  

When haters get low on things to attack Kobe for they go to their fallback argument. This is a way to change the course of the argument.

Most of these arguments are comical so I am going to end with a quote from comedian Kat Williams.

"Live your damn life and get your hustle on and understand that people are going to hate you regardless of what you do…

You got to be grateful, you need haters. What the f%$k are you complaining about??? What the f#$k do you think a haters job is???

 If there are any haters around who don’t have anybody to hate on, then feel free to hate on me."