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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 05:28 PM

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TAKE it from Australian Boomers forward Glen Saville - NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is "a good bloke".

Saville returned to Wollongong on Tuesday with fond memories of Beijing.

The two-time Olympian will fly to Adelaide today to join his Hawks team-mates for tomorrow night's pre-season trial against the 36ers.

Yesterday the Mercury caught up with Saville to find out what it was like to take on the NBA's best players.

While Bryant's USA team-mates didn't win many friends on the way to winning the gold medal at Beijing, Saville said the famous Los Angeles Lakers guard left a lasting impression for all the right reasons.

"Without a shadow of a doubt, Kobe carried himself way above every other person on that team," he said.

"I'd heard and read stuff about him in the past, but he was a class act all the way through, even going back to when we played them at the pre-Olympic tournament in Shanghai.

"Most of the other guys on that team just acted like prima donnas. They just carried on like pork chops," he added.


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Kobe got that respect from International players. ;)

#2 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 05:32 PM

Wow, that's pretty awesome. Of course this guy is no major star or anything, but nonetheless, it's always nice to hear good positive things. Ouch on all the other guys though, lol.

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Posted August 28, 2008 - 06:12 PM

How do pork chops carry on?

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 04:33 AM

How do pork chops carry on?


who knows he is austraillian

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 07:14 AM

Surprised he had positive things to say about Kobe considering he basically ripped the rest of the squad.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 05:27 PM

Surprised he had positive things to say about Kobe considering he basically ripped the rest of the squad.



wow no wonder why no major news outlet reported this :clap: , no bspn, no yahoo, no SI ... this is hilarious
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Posted August 29, 2008 - 05:33 PM

^ Great point. Funny, but on the more serious side, sad. :clap:

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Posted August 31, 2008 - 12:46 AM

Haha that's funny how he ripped on everybody else. :lol:

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Posted August 31, 2008 - 11:24 PM

How do pork chops carry on?


It's an Australian saying; meaning to moan and whine over nothing.

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 12:10 PM

Melo seems like a douche and after what Chris Paul did to Julius Hodge in the 05 NCAA' tourney i could tell he was a big douche as well.
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Posted September 01, 2008 - 12:20 PM

It's an Australian saying; meaning to moan and whine over nothing.


Ah, that makes perfect sense! Not!!!! :rock:

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 12:47 PM

I've always liked Australia...

oh wait, BOGUT...NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#13 The Original 81

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 01:27 PM

Wait, I thought Kobe was an arrogant cocky jerk?

Oh wait, that's what BSPN says...

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 09:15 PM

Melo seems like a douche and after what Chris Paul did to Julius Hodge in the 05 NCAA' tourney i could tell he was a big douche as well.


CP3 always seemed like a really humble dude. Just wondering, what happened in that tourney?

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 10:16 PM

Melo seems like a douche

Did you see when they handed out the medals to each of the US players & Melo was the only one who looked away purposely seemingly & didn't shake the guy's hand? :lol:

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 10:18 PM

CP3 always seemed like a really humble dude. Just wondering, what happened in that tourney?


he socked Hodge in the nads.
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Posted September 01, 2008 - 10:19 PM

^ He broke the man code? :nervous:

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Posted September 01, 2008 - 10:24 PM

Did you see when they handed out the medals to each of the US players & Melo was the only one who looked away purposely seemingly & didn't shake the guy's hand? :lol:


I noticed that too and I thought I was the only one.

(What up Chicano :nervous: :rock: )

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Posted September 02, 2008 - 12:15 AM

^ He broke the man code? :nervous:


Yeah a cheap shot or else Hodge would of beat his a##
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