early 2013-14 season predictions :
MVP award : Paul George
DPOY award : Roy Hibbert
MIP award : Arron Afflalo
6th man award : Jeremy Lin
COTY award : Frank Vogel
Points leader : Kevin Durant
Assists Leader : Chris Paul
Rebounds Leader : Kevin Love
Blocks Leader : Roy Hibbert
Steals Leader : Michael Carter Williams
*these predictions were written in December 2013*
obviously you hate wade and love kobe, kobe is a incredibly good player and better than wade in terms of career but if wade was on a team that has no decent players his numbers would be crazy good. He would be like kobe right now, defying age and proving doubters wrong.
man all we need is lebron james and we good :)
I don't think you understand. No player has ever lead their team to a championship is his 18th year. Time is undefeated. And what the hell are you talking about saying, "we are above tanking". No we're not. Where has adding old players to an even older roster gotten us the past 3 years? Oh yeah, not past the second round. People need to realize Jerry Buss and Jerry West ain't running the Lakers any more. The Lakers will continue to be mediocre unless they change their ways. Teams like OKC built their team through the draft. Remember the days when we could actually beat them? Yeah that was a while ago. Now, we are lucky to win 1 game against them. The way the Lakers used to do business is GONE. It's time to rely on the draft AND free agency. When the Lakers fail to make the playoffs or acquire any star free agents, I'll laugh knowing they were fools to think they're above everyone else.
The days of Kobe leading us to a championship are gone. Kobe will be 35 coming off a career threatening injury. If it's not LeBron or Melo, the Lakers will suck for a long time. George, Wall, Monroe, Cousins will all receive extensions this coming season similar to what Russell Westbrook got. Tanking might be the only option left for these Lakers. Forget just Wiggins. There are several potential franchise players in this draft. When have we ever had a first round pick in a draft as deep as this. We need to capitalize on this opportunity.
Look at it like this. We can rebuild by getting a high, quality draft pick AND still be able to acquire big name free agents. You don't think LeBron or Melo wouldn't love playing for the Lakers, knowing that they would have a Wiggins, or Parker or Randle to play with for an extended period of time after Kobe leaves?
No problem bro you have some great Basketball knowledge. And yeah MJ fans are crazy insecure. That's why I don't care if Duncan gets his 5th ring, or LeBron his 2nd because I'm comfortable with Kobe's legacy. If you have a chance, check out Silverscreenandroll.com it's a great place for Laker fans to hang out and chat. Really smart guys there too. Better than BR.
Lol this Daniel guy sounds creepy and downright delusional about MJ. He was probably watching those ESPN and Gatorade propaganda commercials like crazy in the 90s. Explains why he's so brainwashed.
and you missed mine. and I don't want to talk about this anymore.
bottom line: I'm not a LeBron fan. never was. and kobe is overrated.
MOST kobe fans then. MJ fans are better because at least MJ does deserve to be in the conversation. if an MJ fan says MJ is the GOAT or top 3, then that's not crazy, because MJ deserves to be in that discussion. on the other hand, if a kobe fan says kobe is top 5 (actually, most kobe fans put kobe in the top 5-8, which is a joke, in my opinion), then that's kind of crazy. and I think the only guys you could argue that are better than MJ are kareem and wilt. now, there are more than 10 players you could argue that are better than kobe. that's why kobe fans are worse than MJ fans.
that's because you guys overrate him all the time, and when someone says something bad, it's disrespectful, but that's not the case. it's not disrespectful. it's just that kobe is not as good as you think he is, and that's hard for you to believe.
I really don't have to point out every flaw to prove kobe is not close. every non-kobe fan knows MJ is a lot better. but with kobe fans I have to do it, because they are delusional, and most of the time it's not enough.