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#1 ogarte24

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 11:13 AM

I have a friend who told me, Tim Duncan is a great player so as Kobe. But if you look at Tim, he doesn't draw that much detractors as Kobe does in forums, personal talks, and critiques. Suddenly, he sulked and murmured, "the guy is arrogant." That's why a lot of people hate on him.

Guys, what's your take about this mean perception of Kobe being a "cocky" sports icon?

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 11:21 AM

I DONT THINK HES AROGANT I THNK HES CONFIDENT ITS DIFFERENCE, KOBE SHOWS HEART HE HATES TO LOSE SO WHEN HE WINS HE DOSE HIS PROPS LIKE SHOTT EM UP THE PLANE THING N THAT TRULEY KOBE IS AN ICON PPL IN AMERICA HATE SO MUCH ON HIM THAT WHEN HE RETIREDS PPL R GONNA CRY CUZ INSTEAD OF WHATCHIN GTREATNESS THEY JUS LOOK AWAY, OVERSEAS THEY C KOBE AS A GOD CUZ THEY APREECIATE HIM WHILE ESPN AND EVERYBODY IS WAITING FOR KOBE TO MUESS UP THTS Y THEYCOMPARE KOBE TO MJ R THEY CLOSE ON TALENT HELL YES BUT WHEN IT COMES TO POPULARITY N ACHIVMENTS(AWARDS RINGS ECT) THTS Y KOBE MY NEVER BE BETTER THEN MJ, BUT WHEN IT CAME TO BEING HIMSELF GIVE HIM AN A+++++,NOW IS KOBE COCKY SHURE, BUT IS A GOOD THING HELL YES
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Posted August 18, 2008 - 11:22 AM

I have a friend who told me, Tim Duncan is a great player so as Kobe. But if you look at Tim, he doesn't draw that much detractors as Kobe does in forums, personal talks, and critiques. Suddenly, he sulked and murmured, "the guy is arrogant." That's why a lot of people hate on him.

Guys, what's your take about this mean perception of Kobe being a "cocky" sports icon?


I would say that Kobe has extreme confidence in himself, but not to the point where he goes around like Paul Pierce spouting on about how great he is. Great players in any sport let their game do the talking for them, Kobe does just the same.

Kobe's had a target on him ever since he entered the league. The media went on saying he was "Heir Jordan" and comparing him to one of the greatest players ever to play the game. People who fell in love with MJ couldn't stand Kobe having the potential to reach the same tier as their idol. Not only that, but people just hate Kobe because of how dominanat a player he is. The same type of situation happened with Wilt Chamberlain when he was a player. Instead of people marveling at how great a player he was, they'd see him as a target or obstacle to be beaten.

I seriously don't understand why people consider Kobe so arrogant. He hasn't done anything to warrant such criticism. Sure, he may trash talk during a game at times, but that's only natural when your competitive juices are flowing. I don't think he's arrogant in the least, but I do think that people hate too much on Kobe :rock:

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 11:22 AM

I DONT THINK HES AROGANT I THNK HES CONFIDENT ITS DIFFERENCE, KOBE SHOWS HEART HE HATES TO LOSE SO WHEN HE WINS HE DOSE HIS PROPS LIKE SHOTT EM UP THE PLANE THING N THAT TRULEY KOBE IS AN ICON PPL IN AMERICA HATE SO MUCH ON HIM THAT WHEN HE RETIREDS PPL R GONNA CRY CUZ INSTEAD OF WHATCHIN GTREATNESS THEY JUS LOOK AWAY, OVERSEAS THEY C KOBE AS A GOD CUZ THEY APREECIATE HIM WHILE ESPN AND EVERYBODY IS WAITING FOR KOBE TO MUESS UP THTS Y THEYCOMPARE KOBE TO MJ R THEY CLOSE ON TALENT HELL YES BUT WHEN IT COMES TO POPULARITY N ACHIVMENTS(AWARDS RINGS ECT) THTS Y KOBE MY NEVER BE BETTER THEN MJ, BUT WHEN IT CAME TO BEING HIMSELF GIVE HIM AN A+++++,NOW IS KOBE COCKY SHURE, BUT IS A GOOD THING HELL YES


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Posted August 18, 2008 - 11:23 AM

I DONT THINK HES AROGANT I THNK HES CONFIDENT ITS DIFFERENCE, KOBE SHOWS HEART HE HATES TO LOSE SO WHEN HE WINS HE DOSE HIS PROPS LIKE SHOTT EM UP THE PLANE THING N THAT TRULEY KOBE IS AN ICON PPL IN AMERICA HATE SO MUCH ON HIM THAT WHEN HE RETIREDS PPL R GONNA CRY CUZ INSTEAD OF WHATCHIN GTREATNESS THEY JUS LOOK AWAY, OVERSEAS THEY C KOBE AS A GOD CUZ THEY APREECIATE HIM WHILE ESPN AND EVERYBODY IS WAITING FOR KOBE TO MUESS UP THTS Y THEYCOMPARE KOBE TO MJ R THEY CLOSE ON TALENT HELL YES BUT WHEN IT COMES TO POPULARITY N ACHIVMENTS(AWARDS RINGS ECT) THTS Y KOBE MY NEVER BE BETTER THEN MJ, BUT WHEN IT CAME TO BEING HIMSELF GIVE HIM AN A+++++,NOW IS KOBE COCKY SHURE, BUT IS A GOOD THING HELL YES


Dude, turn off the Caps Lock, it's hard on the eyes and gives the impression of screaming on a public forum.

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 11:26 AM

Dude, turn off the Caps Lock, it's hard on the eyes and gives the impression of screaming on a public forum.



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Posted August 18, 2008 - 11:28 AM

yes and thats why he's been the best player in the game for the past half a decade

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 12:22 PM

I think he has a big ego but I don't see the problem with it and people didn't have a problem with it when it came to MJ. It's all about how the media paints you.

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 12:30 PM

Dude, turn off the Caps Lock, it's hard on the eyes and gives the impression of screaming on a public forum.

LOL....I love when people call it screaming :lol:

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 12:57 PM

Kobe got a lot more love, before the local Eagle, Colorado (white) slut decided she wanted a pay raise.

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 01:06 PM

dont matter if he is or isnt but in sports and music sometimes you have to be cocky to succeed.
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Posted August 18, 2008 - 01:16 PM

Part of being supremely talented is confidence or "cocky" in layman's terms. Its what separates the great ones from the merely very good.
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Posted August 18, 2008 - 01:48 PM

Nothing wrong with cockiness. Arrogance is when you start judging people's characters w/out any good evidence. If kobe thinks he's better than lebron then by all means scream it to the world.

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 02:18 PM

I think Kobe is just very confident in himself but not exactly arrogant. He's pretty cocky, but he can back up what he says. Like someone said before, he's not proclaiming himself as the best player in the world.

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 03:26 PM

It's funny how you always hear about Kobe being arrogant and cocky but how often do you hear him praising himself? B/c the dood plays with complete confidence it means he's arrogant. :) Yet you have LeBron for example, with "Chosen 1" on his back and he's "humble". We hear AI and Pierce saying they're the best player in the world, but nah, let's focus on Kobe.

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 03:39 PM

I don't see Kobe arrogant. But people hate because they are jealous, that's a bad human reaction.
They wouldn't mind having him in their team, I can tell you that...
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Posted August 18, 2008 - 04:28 PM

I consider brokering pseudo-deals to Europe through the media in the midst of Olympic competition a tad arrogant.

I just think the way he uses the media (ie. last summer) can come off as arrogant. You all disagree, of course. Just stating my opinion.

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Posted August 18, 2008 - 09:30 PM

This stems from hate again...screw that.




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Posted August 19, 2008 - 12:07 AM

All top players not named Tim Duncan are arrogant.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted August 19, 2008 - 04:12 AM

Part of being supremely talented is confidence or "cocky" in layman's terms. Its what separates the great ones from the merely very good.

Agreed. Kobe is cocky, but the greats gotta be. 2 of the cockiest athletes ever were Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.




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