Flea, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, wrote a fantastic open letter to Kobe Bryant on his NBA Blog. This is what true Laker fans are about, showing passion. Give it a read, am sure you’ll agree to what he had to say.

  • SILO

    DID THAT MAN HIT IT RIGHT ON THE SPOT OR WHAT?! JEEZ THAT MADE ME ALMOSTS CRY.

    HE WILL BREAK OUR HEARTS IF HE LEAVES, MORE TIMES THAN I COULD COUNT. ITS A HORRIFIC THOUGHT TO SEE HIM LEAVE AND LEAVE US WITH MANY MEMORIES OF HIM BUT THE ONE THAT WOULD PROBABLY STICK WITH US MOST IS HIM WALKING OUT ON US.

    KG HURRY! WE NEED YOU!

  • LAKobe4Life

    I read this article, this was an article that came from the heart. Flea just hit the ball right out of the park with this article. He’s so damn right, and he’s one of those TRUE Lakers fans, like myself and I’m sure alot of you. I really hope Kobe reads this article.

  • LakerNation1

    beautiful letter…thats what a laker fan is all about right there. if kobe reads that and feels no remorse, the man is not human. and it means even more to me bc im a HUGE chili peppers fan, and he hit home.

  • Gus

    what true laker fan doesn’t feel the same way?.. i can’t remember the last time an off season felt so long. getting on the computer in the morning. checking in on espn in the middle of the day. checking the computer again at night. for what?.. just to know already.. to either get my heart broken and hear kobe still wants to be traded because kg is somewhere else or to maybe.. just maybe.. know everything is going to be all right again.. and get to call kg a laker.. what ever happens it just needs to happen already!!

  • laker2421

    Flea is the man a true Lakers fan. I couldn’t have said it better myself.Please KG come to LA we need you, so the greatest of all time can retire a Laker. Kobe Bryant is The One!

  • LETSGETKG2LA

    whoa thats a long letter. i read threw about half way and completly had the same feeling about kobe as he did so i just stopped reading it lol.

  • RC

    I think Flea needs to respect Kobe and what he has communicated in the letter is not communicated what a lot of us laker fans really believe, but it is a nice attempt. However, Flea’s letter was flawed as there was no sign of justification supporting that Kobe does NOT like what the Buss family and Mitch have done. Kobe does not believe in the Luke Waltons, the Brian Cooks, the Andrew Bynums, Kobe would like to have all these players shipped out of L.A., because these are the players that are NOT GOOD enough and Kobe is taken out in the first round each year.

    So the next time you write a letter to Kobe, I want TWO (2) full paragraphs BLAMING the buss family for 3 years of signing WEAK players, and passing up Artest, Boozer, B. Davis and J. Kidd.

    Get it, I support Kobe staying or leaving, and if he goes, RESPECT him and start attacking ONLY the Buss family, not Kobe. Kobe has done his part, two scoring titles, got this pathetic team to 2 playoffs and brought excitement.

    Hell, put Nash on this Laker team without Kobe, this team would be lucky to win 30 games. Hell, put Duncan on this Laker team, this team would be lucky to win 32-35 games, put Lebron on this Laker team this team would be lucky to win over 30-35 games.

    RESPECT Kobe which I do, presently I support Kobe LEAVING. There is no KG, there is no JO, there is no Pau Gasol, we are STUCK with the soft Luke Waltons, soft Brian Cooks.

    Hell, if I was Kobe, I would sit out a year with this present roster, he has enough money to last him 3 lifetimes or more.

    Now, I may be providing this post to NBA.COM if I choose to do so, the one and only RC, top poster on the globe regarding Laker news from the heart and telling it like it should be told, HAPPY 4th!!!

    PS–keep the pressure on only the buss family to get KG, JO or Pau, and GET Artest!!!!!

  • LA-KB24

    great letter… this is what its all about Kobe if you leave you will let down a whole city of fans– u will let down Los Angeles

  • KingKobe

    Real Laker fans agree with Flea completely. 3 years of mediocrity isn’t enought to do what Kobe says he wants to do. Kobe can’t play basketball without the fans. The NBA couldn’t exist without fans. We’re more important than Kobe gives us credit for. Awesome job Flea it was perfect.

  • Ira

    That letter was on point, the feeling is there as fans of Kobe Bryant, those arguments against Kobe detractors, haha, I think most Kobe fans have had…I know I have, but now he wants to leave because of the FO and a insider.

    Kobe supporters will be devastated, if he leaves, Flea is right Kobe should stay for us now, and also let’s see what the FO will do…Getting Garnett is the best way to get this city pumped and help smooth those wounds, let’s go!!!

  • RC

    I think Flea needs to respect Kobe. Flea’s letter was flawed as there was no sign of justification supporting that Kobe does NOT like what the Buss family and Mitch have done. Kobe does not believe in the Luke Waltons, the Brian Cooks, the Andrew Bynums, Kobe would like to have all these players shipped out of L.A., because these are the players that are NOT GOOD enough and Kobe is taken out in the first round each year.

    So the next time you write a letter to Kobe, I want TWO (2) full paragraphs BLAMING the buss family for 3 years of signing WEAK players, and passing up Artest, Boozer, B. Davis and J. Kidd.

    Get it, I support Kobe staying or leaving, and if he goes, RESPECT him and start attacking ONLY the Buss family, not Kobe. Kobe has done his part, two scoring titles, got this pathetic team to 2 playoffs and brought excitement.

    Hell, put Nash on this Laker team without Kobe, this team would be lucky to win 30 games. Hell, put Duncan on this Laker team, this team would be lucky to win 32-35 games, put Lebron on this Laker team this team would be lucky to win over 30-35 games.

    RESPECT Kobe which I do, presently I support Kobe LEAVING. There is no KG, there is no JO, there is no Pau Gasol, we are STUCK with the soft Luke Waltons, soft Brian Cooks.

    Hell, if I was Kobe, I would sit out a year with this present roster, he has enough money to last him 3 lifetimes or more.

    Now, I may be providing this post to NBA.COM if I choose to do so, the one and only RC, top poster on the globe regarding Laker news from the heart and telling it like it should be told, HAPPY 4th!!!

    PS–keep the pressure on only the buss family to get KG, JO or Pau, and GET Artest!!!!!

  • nyla

    Please stay Kobe!!

    Someone needs to print out the Flea letter, the Gilbert blog, and the pleas from all the fans for him to stay and give them to Kobe. He needs us as much as we need him. I know he wants to win and we (or at least me) want to see him win, but leaving will be like an abandonment. I know management has sucked, but through it all, Kobe has been our only hope when it comes to winning.

    I only been a NBA fan for about 6 years and I’ve only known Kobe as a Laker. If he leaves, I’ll be crushed. And I’d still cheer for him on his new team, but not like I do now as a Laker.

  • RC

    I think Flea needs to respect Kobe. Flea’s letter was flawed as there was no sign of justification supporting that Kobe does NOT like what the Buss family and Mitch have done. Kobe does not believe in the Luke Waltons, the Brian Cooks, the Andrew Bynums, Kobe would like to have all these players shipped out of L.A., because these are the players that are NOT GOOD enough and Kobe is taken out in the first round each year.

    So the next time you write a letter to Kobe, I want TWO (2) full paragraphs BLAMING the buss family for 3 years of signing WEAK players, and passing up Artest, Boozer, B. Davis and J. Kidd.

    Get it, I support Kobe staying or leaving, and if he goes, RESPECT him and start attacking ONLY the Buss family, not Kobe. Kobe has done his part, two scoring titles, got this pathetic team to 2 playoffs and brought excitement.

    Hell, put Nash on this Laker team without Kobe, this team would be lucky to win 30 games. Hell, put Duncan on this Laker team, this team would be lucky to win 32-35 games, put Lebron on this Laker team this team would be lucky to win over 30-35 games.

    RESPECT Kobe which I do, presently I support Kobe LEAVING. There is no KG, there is no JO, there is no Pau Gasol, we are STUCK with the soft Luke Waltons, soft Brian Cooks.

    Hell, if I was Kobe, I would sit out a year with this present roster, he has enough money to last him 3 lifetimes or more.

    Now, I may be providing this post to NBA.COM if I choose to do so, the one and only RC, top poster on the globe regarding Laker news from the heart and telling it like it should be told, HAPPY 4th!!!

    PS–keep the pressure on only the buss family to get KG, JO or Pau, and GET Artest!!!!!

  • dub-quad

    KOBE, MAMBA, MR. 81, DO NOT TAKE US TRUE FANS FOR GRANTED LIKE FLEA SAID, PEOPLE IN OTHER CITIES HATE YOU TO DEATH, THEY WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU PLAY FOR THEM, BUT DONT HAVE THE TRUE LOVE OF A FAN THAT WE HAVE HERE IN LA, HAVING BEEN THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS, WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD YOUR BACK. all i know is the day you put on another uniform, i will burn my air zoom kobes (grey/blue, white, black/white, red/white), my air zoom kobes 2 (black/yellow, white), my authentic jerseys (white 8, purple 8, white 24), my other jerseys (mlps, and dark blue minneapolis, and HS throwback, my fathead poster (both #8 where youre wearing purple and #24 where you’re wearing yellow), all my kobe shirts and shorts (got ALL your nike gear), my playstation 3 NBA the life game (which is worse than 2k7, live, street, but i still bought to support you), my collection of cards and bobbleheads and mcfarlane figures, my collection of newspaper clips (all 3 championships, 81 points, 40 and 50 pt. barrages, all-star mvp, etc.), my collection of videos, books, magazines with you on the cover, and thats not even the half, i will get all those and BURN THAT SHIT !!!! cuz im too much of a laker/kobe fan to hold onto that stuff………and im not kidding……dont leave….please

  • Jimmy

    RC… what has the buss family done for Kobe? I don’t know… 3 championships… Phil Jackson… teaming him up with one of the greatest, if not the greatest, the MDE himself, Shaq! Sure, Mitch hasn’t done much… but what can he do? He took over during the glory years and then just had to pay Brian Grant 17M year after Kobe couldn’t get along with Shaq. Sure, Kobe never demanded Shaq be traded, but he sure as h3ll wouldn’t have stayed if Shaq signed on again.

    I feel the same way as Flea. Everyone has defended Kobe, even Dr. Buss. The team flew him to CO and back and Jerry stayed by his side throughout the whole Shaq ordeal. Everyone in CHI thinks Kobe is a wannabe 23, now he wants to play there. Come on! I’d make Kobe play here for 2 more years then just let him walk for free, NO SIGN AND TRADE. We can pick up a superstar when one becomes available.

  • RC

    I would do the more than Kobe has expressed and shown. You can NOT excuse 3 years of vacation by the lakers front office, maybe one, but NOT three years.

    Kobe, as of our roster lineup RIGHT NOW, should sit out. This is a weak team without Kobe, and I’m tired of Kobe rescuing the poor decisions made by the lakers front office.

    Kobe, you listening or perhaps you have some of your close Bros tuning in. Do NOT come back until the laker front office gets STARTING caliber players and right now they have NO players except you.

    You sit out and DEMAND Artest, DEMAND KG or JO or Pau, DEMAND a defense PG, and DEMAND a center that can catch the damn ball.

    Kobe, I’m with you, the lakers front office sucks, and the lakers squad “ship their asses outta here”. Stay strong Kobe and as of right now, you MUST sit out until lakers front office improves roster.

    From the one and only that tells the truth about the lakers and Kobe, the one and only RC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KingKobe

    Anyone else think that RC is an idiot?

  • lakerfan81

    King Kobe its not even worth reading what he writes just oignore him and maybe he will go away.

  • KingKobe

    Point well taken. I was wondering why no one was quoting or caring about what he said.

  • DeepFrost

    damn if KG gets here what if we start a http://www.thanksmchale.com?)))

  • RC

    I would do more than what Kobe has expressed and shown. You can NOT excuse 3 years of vacation by the lakers front office, maybe one, but NOT three years. You laker fans think let the front office keep doing what it needs to do, HELL NO, I’m with KOBE, enough is enough and we will no longer tolerate poor decisions, or no trades at all. They have torn apart this team since 2004, and 2007 is going to be different, otherwise, there will be a BOYCOTT as big from san diego to mid California, no laker games, no laker jerseys and no laker interest. I will direct a petition and no one will watch a bunch of softies with skirts, including Kobe as he will be getting ready for the 2008-09 season with another team.

    Kobe is the revolutionist, the poet of the NBA, the face and product of the lakers, and his word is the only word that matters anymore on the lakers, so Jerry Buss get off the toilet and get KG or JO or Pau Gasol, otherwise the Boycott will be starting in a variety of ways.

    Kobe, as of our roster lineup RIGHT NOW, should sit out. This is a weak team without Kobe, and I’m tired of Kobe rescuing the poor decisions made by the lakers front office.

    Kobe, you listening or perhaps you have some of your close Bros tuning in. Do NOT come back until the laker front office gets STARTING caliber players and right now they have NO players except you.

    You sit out and DEMAND Artest, DEMAND KG or JO or Pau, DEMAND a defense PG, and DEMAND a center that can catch the damn ball.

    Kobe, I’m with you, the lakers front office sucks, and the lakers squad “ship their asses outta here”. Stay strong Kobe and as of right now, you MUST sit out until lakers front office improves roster.

    From the one and only that tells the truth about the lakers and Kobe, the one and only RC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jrands

    Why does RC keep double and triple posting? I think the red hot chili peppers need to redux their Lakers tribute song.

  • http://www.helpkobe.com Fred A.

    This letter is so true, If Kobe leaves all the laker fans will feel even worst then beening broken hearted, cause I am a BIG TIME LAKERS FAN. But the only player on the lakers these days is Kobe that I love to death. Kobe is sort of like me that I was born a lakers fan. Kobe needs to sit back and stay strong and give the lakers organization another chance even though it may take 1 or 2 years. I feel if Kobe does this I feel something great is going to happen. I get tired of going to the computer 2 or 3 times a day to see if that lakers get KG. I am sure praying to God this will happen. So lakers do something fast, but Kobe please stay!!!!!! I hope the lakers see this.

  • Luis P.

    I feel the same, damn i be checkin ESPN or the computer if anything has occured. I love Kobe to death, i really hope Kob stay and we get Garnett rather 24 stay then get 21 but if we had both then hell yeah. KOBE PLEASE STAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! L.A LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.lakerfreak.homestead.com lakerfreak

    flea is the man a true laker fan like most of us and RC i dont think i have ever agreed with any of ur comments

  • RC

    [quote comment=”5592″]flea is the man a true laker fan like most of us and RC i dont think i have ever agreed with any of ur comments[/quote]

    Then lakerfleak, YOU must believe in the following:

    1. You must HATE Kobe
    2. You like Steve Blake
    3. You like Luke Walton
    4. You must HATE KG
    5. You must HATE Artest
    6. You like the lakers front office
    7. You like the present lakers lineup or roster

    If you believe in these 7 things, you and I CLEARLY don’t agree on anything surrounding the lakers, and I have no respect for you!!!!