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#21 lyk13

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Posted August 19, 2008 - 05:45 AM

By cocky, they have it to prove. That's why they are being one, but not always.




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Posted August 19, 2008 - 06:53 AM

When you are that good, its okay to be cocky. :rock:

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Posted August 19, 2008 - 07:51 PM

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?


Kobe can be cocky. He's the best and everybody knows it. As far as Tim Duncan goes, my Mom won't let me his name at all.

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Posted August 20, 2008 - 07:49 AM

Young Kobe was abit arrogant. Not as arrogant as an older Paul Pierce, but abit arrogant. The more experienced Kobe, is not arrogant. Just full of confidence IN A GOOD WAY. I think that people say Kobe is arrogant because they are too afraid to say that Shaq is arrogant. It's all a way of hating on the guy that rivals Jordan.
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Posted August 20, 2008 - 10:41 AM

He's defiantly cocky, but so were the greats like MJ. It's not a bad thing because it just goes to show you have a lot of confidence in your abilities. Just look at Kobe's swag on the court at times, his demeanor and tone of voice when media people ask him questions ( gives really brief insight, half a$$ses answers, leaves everyone scratching their heads wanting more) , etc etc. Dude is cocky as hell, but it's a GOOD cocky because it takes him to that level he needs to go and where the team needs him. If that made sense lol

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Posted August 20, 2008 - 10:42 AM

Yeah at present, arrogant is just a nasty way to describe Kobe, but he's all about confidence. I agree that the younger Kobe maybe with the afro IS kinda arrogant, he wanted to prove himself to everyone too much, but it's a process he had taken to mature into the present Kobe that we grew to love...so what not.




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Posted August 20, 2008 - 08:26 PM

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?


To put in perspective why Tim doesn't ever get called arrogant, he deferred without a complaint the past two years to turn Parker into the number one scorer of the team.

He's taken pay cuts without complaint.

He's never complained about teammates or the amounts of shots he gets.

Tim Duncan just ain't arrogant and it's very rare to see amongst American athletes.
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Posted August 21, 2008 - 02:47 AM

To put in perspective why Tim doesn't ever get called arrogant, he deferred without a complaint the past two years to turn Parker into the number one scorer of the team.

He's taken pay cuts without complaint.

He's never complained about teammates or the amounts of shots he gets.

Tim Duncan just ain't arrogant and it's very rare to see amongst American athletes.

Agreed.

Duncan does [expletive] about every single call to the refs though. An underrated quality of his.

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Posted August 21, 2008 - 10:10 PM

Kobe isn't arrogant, his just a guy who stays confident and knows he can be a great player and his MVP award proves it.
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Posted August 23, 2008 - 10:51 AM

Not as cocky as he was back in the three peat days, but he still has a certain confident arrogance about him. Not necessarily a bad thing. It generally comes with the talent, TD is a rare exception. Guys like LeBron, Wade, Pierce(arrogant as hell) and Melo all have that cockiness/arrogance. I also think it has to do with the age, younger guys are more cocky but with experience players learn to tone it down a bit. (Again, Paul Pierce, not so much.)

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Posted August 23, 2008 - 12:53 PM

If i had the skill Kobe had, I would walk around with a crown, and button that says: "Best ever". but thats just me.

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Posted August 23, 2008 - 02:00 PM

I think when ur team has won more than 55 games in the NBA, u have the right to be cocky.

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Posted August 23, 2008 - 04:18 PM

I think when ur team has won more than 55 games in the NBA, u have the right to be cocky.

This just in:

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Posted August 24, 2008 - 03:15 PM

well his screen name IS "madvillian" :clap:


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Posted August 25, 2008 - 07:50 PM

What do these people want Kobe to act like? Tim Duncan?

If so, then we'll have to agree to disagree. Cocky guys like Jordan, Ali, Rodman, Bird, Kobe and others are the kinds of personalities I like to watch.

Edited by revgen, August 25, 2008 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted August 25, 2008 - 09:12 PM

Those players have it to proof...<_<




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Posted August 25, 2008 - 11:33 PM

This just in:

Chris Mihm claims to be the greatest center of all time.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - 02:45 AM

Arrogance is just confidence from
people who cannot back it up

Kob does not fall into that category




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