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#1 Smart Alex

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 04:46 PM

Who do you think will replace him, will you cry, which number do they retire if any at all?

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#2 Michaelyumm

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 04:48 PM

Oj Mayo will replace him

Will I cry hell yeah

which number both 8 and 24

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 04:52 PM

im crying just thinking about it.. :cry: :cry:

#4 Smart Alex

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 04:53 PM

im crying just thinking about it.. :cry: :cry:


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Posted March 05, 2009 - 04:55 PM

I will cry the day he announces his retirement. No one will replace him, period. They will retire both. Kevin Durant will be a Laker when he retires.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:00 PM

they should retire both.


and i try not to think about the day he retires. its going to be really upsetting.

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#7 Makaveli

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:20 PM

Never mention words like "Kobe" and "retire" in the same sentence. NEVER do that.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:22 PM

Never mention words like "Kobe" and "retire" in the same sentence. NEVER do that.


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#9 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:24 PM

Kobe is 100% my generation when it comes to Lakers basketball. I remember flipping the f out as a six year old when they traded for him in 96. Rashad did a piece on him for inside stuff leading up to the draft, and i fell in love with him from there. i remember all of the rumors around the lakers trying to get him, and when it happened, it seemed like a dream. i was the first kid in school with a Kobe jersey. Since then, i've kind of had a falling out with Kobe. My dad always has pushed the TEAM FIRST mentality on my as a fan, and because of that some of the stuff that went down between 2004-2007 i was kinda drawn away from Kob. Things are much much better now, but i'll never forget summer '07. This is an effing business. I'll never rule out the possibility of Kobe finishing his career somewhere else.

If Kobe retires as a Laker, i'll cry. It's like a glimmer of hope that the franchise player can remain fixture in the NBA. That, and the idea of it being the first big instance of a Lakers book being closed in my lifetime. A book that i followed all too closely, through the ups and the downs.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:28 PM

Never mention words like "Kobe" and "retire" in the same sentence. NEVER do that.


Haha I knowww...

Gets me sad :( Much rather live in the moment instead of thinking about the possibilities of what could happen in the future :(

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:31 PM

Can't replace Kobe. I hope he plays until age 40+.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:34 PM

Can't replace Kobe. I hope he plays until age 40+.


same here man. gonna cry my eyes out when he does though.
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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:37 PM

Kobe is 100% my generation when it comes to Lakers basketball. I remember flipping the f out as a six year old when they traded for him in 96. Rashad did a piece on him for inside stuff leading up to the draft, and i fell in love with him from there. i remember all of the rumors around the lakers trying to get him, and when it happened, it seemed like a dream. i was the first kid in school with a Kobe jersey. Since then, i've kind of had a falling out with Kobe. My dad always has pushed the TEAM FIRST mentality on my as a fan, and because of that some of the stuff that went down between 2004-2007 i was kinda drawn away from Kob. Things are much much better now, but i'll never forget summer '07. This is an effing business. I'll never rule out the possibility of Kobe finishing his career somewhere else.

If Kobe retires as a Laker, i'll cry. It's like a glimmer of hope that the franchise player can remain fixture in the NBA. That, and the idea of it being the first big instance of a Lakers book being closed in my lifetime. A book that i followed all too closely, through the ups and the downs.

great post
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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:37 PM

I wouldn't want Kobe to retire at 40+. Younger players will run circles around him and I do not want to see Kobe in that situation. I want him to leave with a "winning" and "dominant" aura around him, not the guy who was great, but now is old and is taken advantage of.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:43 PM

Haha I knowww...

Gets me sad :( Much rather live in the moment instead of thinking about the possibilities of what could happen in the future :(

Yup.. the best thing to do is not to think about it.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:45 PM

OJ Mayo will be a laker bank on it lol

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:50 PM

I won't cry, falled out of love with him, I don't like his playing style, he's not even my favortie player in the NBA anymore

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 05:53 PM

OJ Mayo will be a laker bank on it lol

For some reason i doubt it. if you look at the Lakers' history they want the guys who have that extra umph about them. Someone who is entertaining while winning. Magic, Shaq, Kobe....the guy that has that is KD, but I think Kobe's replacement is in high school, or junior high right now...IT might not be a shooting guard
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#19 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 06:13 PM

but I think Kobe's replacement is in high school, or junior high right now...IT might not be a shooting guard

same here.
i hope they go after someone fresh out of the draft. build that homegrown feel again...

regardless of what happens, the lakers will not disappoint. they have the money and the willingness to spend it to make things work.

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Posted March 05, 2009 - 07:43 PM

I want Durant.

Retire 24.

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