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Newsday: In the huddle before Game 1 of the NBA Finals, with the anticipated matchup with the Celtics only moments away, Kobe Bryant gathered his teammates for a speech that could have peeled paint off the walls in any version of the Boston Garden.

“We could play them seven times here and beat ‘em!” Bryant shouted, according to several teammates and an arena official who overheard the screed. “We could play them on Mars or Pluto and beat ‘em! We’re the better team!”

  • miguel

    thats a real leader!!!! he knows the young guys are nervous hes just trying to rub off some of his confidence

  • 123KID

    if kobe believes it, then the younger guys will join him and believe it! END OF STORY!

  • D Lo

    Well what’s he supposed to say?!!!? “We’ll be lucky to beat these guys here. I hope you all said your prayers. Let’s hope a lot of them get injured otherwise we stand no chance. We don’t really belong on the same floor with these basketball gods but someone had to play them. Lakers on 3….”

  • Celtics0-4

    Nows thats better than faking a injury!Lkaers in 6 all the way!

  • K0be08-09

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    hahhhhhahahhhhhhhha

  • thevoiceofreason

    Its a true statement by the way. Kobe knows what hes saying.

    Doc Rivers said the Celtics were a better team even when Pierce got injured.

  • http://www.jamieinsider.com Jack

    Good stuff Kobe! It’s about time the entire team gets a wake up call. They seemed a little lethargic in Game 1.

  • http://thelakersnation.com/blog PauKobeBynumOdomDynasty

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    Doc Rivers would say the Celtics were the better team even after all of the big 3 were injured

  • Sopi

    get ready for the mamba show tonight

  • LAKing

    Look for another Celtic to fall down, get carried to the Locker room and make a another dramatic appearance to pump up the crowd. Pathetic. The Lakers are the better team even without Bynum. Look for the Lakers to unleash hell on Boston.

  • lakerschamps08

    ummm well if u disagree with kobe ur not a laker fan.. its true but except nobody came to play in game one…. go lakers
    kobe should say that once we win the title

  • billyboy

    kobe will kill them tonight

  • vida8

    Over confident !!!

  • magicbalala245

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    that’s not over confident that’s called the mamba preparing to strike at his prey

  • schnide

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    or even if he was coaching LAST year’s team

  • Michael_23

    The’re gonna grab it tonight!

  • CrAsHeR

    D-Lo man I laughed my butt off at your alternative speech that was pretty damn good.

  • http://www.hard-wood.org/?cat=34 Billy Kupchak

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    nah, YOUR confidence is in the WRONG team! :D

    how dare YOU question the GREATEST PLAYER in the NBA? ;)

  • willow

    Unleash the fury!!!! The machine for 3 its gooood!! Kobe with a reverse slaaaam dunk! Fisher stole the ball!!! Odom alleyoops to Gasol slam dunk!! Garnett couldn’t do anything but look around at where the ball went.

  • joseph

    hahaha… why go to mars and pluto you’re already down 0-2 in boston… now thats a real faker… bwahahaha…. told you never underestimate these celtics thats how exactly you get beaten…

    celtics in 4… hibachi style..

  • http://deleted Mr. Juan / Your Warlock

    It’s in the Referees locker room

  • Josie

    I admire Kobe’s confidence, but when it comes down to it, Lakers are a better equipped team. A regular season record doesn’t prove much. Both teams have winning records and much has to be taken into consideration (i.e. the Lakers have a harder conference and play more conference teams, the Lakers only acquired Gasol in the mid-season the Lakers do not run up scores, Lakers have been plagued with tragic injuries of Bynum and Ariza, etc…) Although Celts have home court advantage, the Lakers are proven capable to win on the road. They have proved this in the playoffs and the Celtics have barely, only winning one playoff game until the 3rd round against a weary Detroit team. I like Kobe’s confidence and winner’s attitude. It keeps his fellow teammates motivated and fans reassured that we will win it all =)

  • http://thelakersnation.com lakerslover

    i admire kobe last nyt game2 you see the facial xpression?? he wants to win he know the los angeles people has a high expecttion with him he doesnt want to disappoint anybody like us but it is a game we all know they can do it lets help them dont be discourage cheer up… GO purple and gold..;

  • DCLAKER

    NEVER SAY DIE!Thank you Kobe.

    Boston knows the refs saved them again and The Mamba and PJ know!

  • ab4sure

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    I think she was right.

  • Majic “Big” Johnson