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Posted April 05, 2013 - 12:06 PM

http://journaltimes....1a4bcf887a.html

 

The Los Angeles Lakers star guard has played 17 long and grueling seasons in the NBA. That’s 1,234 regular-season games, 220 postseason games, 14 All-Star Games and countless preseason and international games.

 

Yet, the fire in Bryant’s belly is burning as intensely today at the age of 34 as it did when he entered the league in 1996. As his peers will attest, his passion for the game is simply unparalleled.

 

In a recent Journal Times’ survey of 35 NBA players and advance scouts, Bryant was their overwhelming choice as the “NBA’s Most Competitive’’ player. Among those casting votes for Bryant were two players who have witnessed his almost-demonic determination up close and personal: former teammate and current Charlotte guard Ramon Sessions and current teammate Steve Blake.

 

“Just having played with Kobe, I have seen how extremely competitive he is,’’ Sessions said. “I think he’s in his 17th season now and he’s still got a will to win like nobody else. He’s all about winning. He’ll do everything in his power to win.’’

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Blake concurred: “He’s the most competitive player in the league ... and it’s not even close.’’

 

Blake’s sentiments about Bryant were born out in the “Most Competitive Player’’ poll. Bryant received nearly half of the votes with 15. Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, Miami forward LeBron James and Boston forward Kevin Garnett were a distant second with four votes apiece.

 

But nobody is more ultra-competitive than Bryant, who seems to treat every game like it’s an NBA Finals one.

 

Said Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova: “Kobe always plays hard. Always.’’

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Enjoy it while you can guys. You'll never see anyone quite like him again.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Enjoy it while you can guys. You'll never see anyone quite like him again.

 

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 12:49 PM

The only way you can accomplish what Kobe has is to have a tireless work ethic. Gonna be a long time before we see another NBA superstar like Bryant. Kevin Durant down in Oklahoma City is probably the closest. That's why I really wanna see him in a Lakers jersey someday.
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Posted April 05, 2013 - 01:17 PM

Lebron>Durant
Durant closest to Kobe?

Sounds logical
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Posted April 05, 2013 - 01:26 PM

Lebron>Durant
Durant closest to Kobe?

Sounds logical

I meant in terms of work ethic and his clutch ability.
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Posted April 05, 2013 - 01:55 PM

I meant in terms of work ethic and his clutch ability.


You mean the same Lebron who beat the "more clutch" Durant in the finals

The same Lebron who has 10X the physique Durant has (a sign of work ethic)

The same Lebron who has added an incredible amount to his game over the years
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Posted April 05, 2013 - 02:06 PM

^ It is called opinion. Deal with it.

 

 

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 03:56 PM

You mean the same Lebron who beat the "more clutch" Durant in the finals

The same Lebron who has 10X the physique Durant has (a sign of work ethic)

The same Lebron who has added an incredible amount to his game over the years

Durant is 24 and Lebron is 28. Lets see how much Durant develops. IMO neither one reminds me of Kobe.



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:02 PM

I meant in terms of work ethic and his clutch ability.

LeBron is probably the most "clutch" player in the league right now.



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:10 PM

LeBron is probably the most "clutch" player in the league right now.

LOLOLOLOLOLOL



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:12 PM

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

 

I'd love to hear who you think is more "clutch" than LeBron at the moment though(as stupid of a concept as it is).


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:18 PM

Durant is 24 and Lebron is 28. Lets see how much Durant develops. IMO neither one reminds me of Kobe.

 

durant is also limited IMO, until he gets stronger he'll always be at a disadvantage

 

there is a reason kobe could defend lebron, lebron can defend anyone. they were strong. strength is important. kevin durant has access to wordclass nutritionists and weightlifting equipment. the fact that he's not in better physical shape than he is IMO shows that while he has a strong work ethic it's not the kind to get one to a special level. 


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:19 PM

^ Imo, he should take HGH pronto, before the league starts testing for it next season.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:19 PM

^ It is called opinion. Deal with it.

 

 

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wait so we should just all post opinions on here and never debate, so essentially a forum is an online journal, not a, well, forum?

 

try again, and maybe next time try harder


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:21 PM

^ Do or do not. There is no try.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:14 PM

 

I'd love to hear who you think is more "clutch" than LeBron at the moment though(as stupid of a concept as it is).

errr...Kobe.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=AQd2h4X0O2E

 

Thats just one game in this season lol.

 

it hasn't changed....ask any coach or player who should take the last shot. Its kobe.



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Kobe's career would make a hell of an autobiography. Started off as a cocky rookie, a rising superstar during the three-peat, a superstar outcast after Colorado, on the road to redemption with two more rings, and now the baddest mother[expletive]er in basketball.



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:24 PM

Sonic the hedge hog better watch out, this dude ain't goin down, superior will and talent, if Shaq had one tenth he'd still be playing and be thought of as goat, but he was lazy and believed the hype. Kobe is one badddddddd dude!! Should go in to movies, next

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:52 PM

errr...Kobe.
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=AQd2h4X0O2E

Thats just one game in this season lol.

it hasn't changed....ask any coach or player who should take the last shot. Its kobe.

I don't care about a regular season game against the Raptors though. When was the last time Kobe won a playoff game on the road when facing elimination and put up a performance close to LeBron's against the Celtics? Game 7 against the Kings in 02 is the last road elimination game I can recall him winning tbh but my memory isn't that great.




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