I know this article was released two days ago but I just barely caught it but it gives an inspirational story of one of our new Lakers rookie.

Rocky Mountain News: If you focus only on Coby Karl’s bouts with cancer the past two years, you’re missing the point.

If you narrow in on the fact that he’s the son of an NBA coach, you’re seeing only part of the picture.

If you think he would give up his aspirations of joining the NBA because he comes from a small school and went undrafted, then you’ve got him all wrong.

Karl is heading to Lakers’ training camp in October because in his young life there hasn’t been an expectation he couldn’t meet or an obstacle he couldn’t beat.

“My feeling is that anything Coby gets right now is a celebration,” said his father, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl. “It’s like an incredible story, a Hollywood story. … We should just see his opportunity and his life as a celebration, and that’s the way I’m going to look at it.”

A 6-foot-6 guard, Karl earned an invite to Lakers camp after averaging 12.1 points per game for the club’s summer pro league team that competed last month in Las Vegas. That was good for second on the team, but certainly no guarantee of NBA success.

The number that intrigued the Lakers just as much was the six stitches Karl received after mixing it up with a much larger opponent.

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  • Justin M.

    Wow Mitch, got anymore blockbuster moves up your sleeve?!?!?! Funny how Mitch gave us all that crap on how we where going to become a contending team and he hasn’t done ANYTHING yet. I know it takes two teams to make a trade, but come on Mitch, show us that you are trying or at least pretending to try to make us a contender.

  • Neo-Laker Era

    lol i wouldnt say the best trade, but it is definitely the biggest ive ever seen. its pretty much creating 4 new teams. kinda cool lookin on the screen though :-)

  • Lakernut

    Ed that is the stupidest trade ever, but anyways I just wanted to say that if Coby Karl makes the Lakers, hes got to be one of the most ugly SOB’s to have ever played in the NBA

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    First of all Lakernut, that trade was ment to be stupid because no one would ever do that trade and second the uglyest player in the NBA was Kevin McHale. His face looks like it has been decomposing for 5 years.

  • Lakernut

    Mchale looks like Frankenstein

  • LAKERSCHAMPSO8

    yea the trade ummm oh well..but good luck to coby

  • kb24 4life

    well that trade give us better players but we will be giving 11 players to recieve just 6

    Our roster will only have 10 players

  • kb24 4life

    [quote comment=”11606″]well that trade give us better players but we will be giving 11 players to recieve just 6

    Our roster will only have 10 players[/quote]

  • kisofdeath

    i dont think this quote will help keep kobe on the lakers…

    “He gives us somebody that has more size. We have Kobe (Bryant) at (6-6). But this Coby brings physicality. He’s not afraid of contact.”

    whats shaw tryin to say? Kobe’s soft? last i checked kobe isnt afraid of contact at all

  • gugy

    yeah we got Coby Karl.

    Wow what a move Lakers!

    Sad but true, Kobe was right, I don’t blame him for wanting to leave the Lakers.
    We are a joke in terms of FO activity in the league.

    Give the franchise to Magic Johnson. We will definitely be in better hands.

  • foxxy

    MAGIC WOULD RUN THINGS MUCH BETTER….MAGIC FOR GM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Could Kupchak and Bird be working on something behind the scenes?

    Almost a week later and there is silence in Laker-and-Pacer-Land. Not even a small rumor of anything from both sides. Now, this could be what it seems and nothing is happening, or could there be some talks going on behind closed doors?

    I might just be a hopeful Lakers fan right now who is trying to hang onto any hope we have, but it is possible that a trade could pop out of no-where. There have been trades in history that clubs have kept very quiet, and then they suddenly come out with the deal. Could this be what’s happening with LA and Indiana?

    Jermaine O’Neal would obviously love to come to LA anyway, because of his long-time friend Kobe, and he confirmed this in the LA interview (even though he took it back but that was merely Bird’s doing). I’m also certain that Kobe would welcome Jermaine with open arms, and the Lakers front-office know that they need to keep Kobe happy, as if he leaves the Buss’ aren’t going to be selling tickets. If they have any sense at all, they’ll be on the phone to the Pacers everyday, and I think they just might be.

    So, this may just be me trying to have faith in my ball club, or there could be some real truth behind all this, and maybe, just maybe, a deal is being worked on right now.

    But, I guess only time will tell.

  • BEC

    Bird will crack sooner or later, just like Mchale. Bird knows just like Mchale knew, there superstar has to go, Bird has two options watch JO walk and gain 19 mill in cap space or gain some really nice young talent ie. Bynum and expiring contracts and have about 13-15 mill of cap space to sign a superstar. Its a no brainer. JO will go somewhere when Bird cracks.

    With all this silence im guessing there have been talks but no progress. Pacers still want LO and Bynum and Lakers dont want to win both. When Birds pushed into a corner to make a move like Mchale itll go down, and lets hope its the Lakers that land him.

  • SILO

    Jeez guys, give the kid a break. I would like to see you guys go through what Coby did. Damn! Kid, could be something special for the lakers. Seems like this kid is fearless, the lakers need a backbone.

  • kobe24mvp

    im willing to go out and and watch out for this kid,I think he will be a good surprise for our team as long as he’s got passion(which it looks like he does with all dat he has gone through)he can do sumtin for us.

    [quote comment=”11618″]Bird will crack sooner or later, just like Mchale. Bird knows just like Mchale knew, there superstar has to go, Bird has two options watch JO walk and gain 19 mill in cap space or gain some really nice young talent ie. Bynum and expiring contracts and have about 13-15 mill of cap space to sign a superstar. Its a no brainer. JO will go somewhere when Bird cracks.

    With all this silence im guessing there have been talks but no progress. Pacers still want LO and Bynum and Lakers dont want to win both. When Birds pushed into a corner to make a move like Mchale itll go down, and lets hope its the Lakers that land him.[/quote]

    thats what i feel they are having talks now and there workin on somthing.if you remeber kg(because this situation is EXACTLY like kg except we are clearly the only option for JO(indiana aint gonna send him to east)when did any of us here anything about the kg trade???…the day before it was finalized…how is the media gonna know whats going on someone from one of the teams isnt gonna inform bspn or someone like that as the process is being completed or workin through,so this should actually be in a way positive.and it shouldnt be that long before a trade is done…1 because T.C. starts in 50 days(not far away 7weeks)and i read a cooment and said it would be VERY unwise to wait till trade deadline because he is injury prone if he gets hurt his value goes way down,and theyll have bad season and hell walk and they will be left with $#!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the key is for us to be patient it will happen,he wants here,pacers have to trade him,we want him and KB and JO are good friends we will finally catch our break!!!!I PROMISE!!!!!GO LAKERS!!!!

  • lakersfan17