John Ireland puts his money were his mouth is. What? Can’t say we don’t agree with him.

CBS2: On Tuesday, ESPN’s Ric Bucher appeared on “The Big Show” with John Ireland and Steve Mason.

Bucher said that Kobe Bryant has played his last game as a Laker.

But Ireland thinks the opposite. He’s even put his money where his mouth is, check out the video.

  • keep24

    I hate to say it folks but Kobe gave no indication of wanting to stay. That was painful to watch. At least jimmy kimmle tried.

    2 major super stars in 3 years. Wow!!!!!

    Good luck in chi-town Kobe!!!

  • lakers4life

    is ther a link for the interview?

  • Rpoc

    Frak yeah Ireland!!

  • magicbalala245

    is there a youtube link for this any1 know can’t view this video on my comp i could only c youtube vids on my comp i know my comp is messed up but any1 know that if this video has a youtube link

  • foxxy

    NO WAY KOBE BEAN BRYANT SITS OUT FOR THE SEASON….HE WILL HONOR HIS CONTRACT,BUT MAY OPT OUT AT SEASONS END…BLAME THE ALMIGHTY LAKER ORG….IN 5 YEARS 2 FUTURE HALL OF FAMERS GONE….2 SUPER STARS THAT BROUGHT 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS TO THE CITY AND ORG…NEITHER WILL RETIRE AS A LAKER….WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE LAKER ORGANIZATION????

  • LAL4LIFE

    i would love to hear the audio of the radio convo.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    Bucher got Ireowned? Haha

  • foxxy

    IF THE LAKERS DONT GET SOME QUALITY HELP FOR THE LAKER TEAM AND KOBE DOES LEAVE…I WILL BE DONE WITH BEING A LAKER FAN…I SO LOVED THAT TEAM…AND THE LET US FANS ALL DOWN…THEY LEAD NOT ONLY KOBE BUT ALL OF THE FANS TO BELIEVE THEY WANTED TO WIN…AT LEAST COMPETE!!!!!AND IN THESE LAST 3 YEARS WE HAVENT SEEN ANY OF THAT IN THEIR ACTIONS AS FAR AS PUTTING TOGETHER A RIGHTEOUS TEAM.PLUS NO ONE FROM THE OFFICE STEPPED UP TO SAY WHY SHAQ WAS REALLT TRADED…THEY LET KOBE TAKE THE HATERED FOR 3 LONG YEARS. THE LAKER ORG SHOULD BE REALLY ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.I THOUGHT THEY WER A CLASS ACT!!!!

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment=”11368″]IF THE LAKERS DONT GET SOME QUALITY HELP FOR THE LAKER TEAM AND KOBE DOES LEAVE…I WILL BE DONE WITH BEING A LAKER FAN…I SO LOVED THAT TEAM…AND THE LET US FANS ALL DOWN…THEY LEAD NOT ONLY KOBE BUT ALL OF THE FANS TO BELIEVE THEY WANTED TO WIN…AT LEAST COMPETE!!!!!AND IN THESE LAST 3 YEARS WE HAVENT SEEN ANY OF THAT IN THEIR ACTIONS AS FAR AS PUTTING TOGETHER A RIGHTEOUS TEAM.PLUS NO ONE FROM THE OFFICE STEPPED UP TO SAY WHY SHAQ WAS REALLT TRADED…THEY LET KOBE TAKE THE HATERED FOR 3 LONG YEARS. THE LAKER ORG SHOULD BE REALLY ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.I THOUGHT THEY WER A CLASS ACT!!!![/quote]

    None of us are GM’s. We don’t know how hard it might be to get a deal done. Kobe or no Kobe… I’ll always represent this team to the fullest.

  • foxxy

    [quote comment=”11368″]IF THE LAKERS DONT GET SOME QUALITY HELP FOR THE LAKER TEAM AND KOBE DOES LEAVE…I WILL BE DONE WITH BEING A LAKER FAN…I SO LOVED THAT TEAM…AND THEY LET US FANS ALL DOWN…THEY LEAD NOT ONLY KOBE BUT ALL OF THE FANS TO BELIEVE THAT THEY WANTED TO WIN…AT LEAST COMPETE!!!!!AND IN THESE LAST 3 YEARS WE HAVENT SEEN ANY OF THAT IN THEIR ACTIONS AS FAR AS PUTTING TOGETHER A RIGHTEOUS TEAM.PLUS NO ONE FROM THE OFFICE STEPPED UP TO SAY WHY SHAQ WAS REALLY TRADED…THEY LET KOBE TAKE THE HATERED FOR 3 LONG YEARS. THE LAKER ORG SHOULD BE REALLY ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.I THOUGHT THEY WER A CLASS ACT!!!!

  • foxxy

    I WILL STILL BE KOBE’S FAN NO MATTER WHAT TEAM HE BELONGS TO…HE IS THE BEST!!!!! I WILL MISS HIM HERE IN LA….AND SO WANT HIM TO RETIRE AS A LAKER…BUT THEY HAVENT SHOWN HIM ANY LOVE…AND IT TAKES MORE THAN US FANS!!!! THE ORGANIZATION HAS TO HAVE HIS BACK ALSO. WE SEE NOW HOW PAUL PIERCE GOT LOVE FROM HIS ORG….DONT YOU ALL FEEL KOBE DESERVES SOME LOVE TOO…..HELL YES….LOTS OF IT!!!!
    SO AS I SAID, I WILL CHEER FOR HIM ON WHATEVER TEAM HE IS ON!! HE’S GOT TO DO WHATS BEST AND WHAT FEELS RIGHT FOR HE AND HIS FAMILY….MUCH LOVE TO MAMBA…MUCH LOVE!!! HE HAS GIVEN US FANS 100% EACH AND EVERY NIGHT….AND TO THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR FAN!!!! THANKS MAMBA!!!!

  • kb24 4life

    No way kobe is out
    i saw the jimmy kammel program and he was just having fun. When jimmy told him that all the laker fans wanted to see kobe retire as a laker he didnt say that he will but never said he wouldn’t, he just smiled but didn’t said anything..

  • LakerNation1

    [quote comment=”11365″]Bucher got Ireowned? Haha[/quote]

    Bucher is on acid

  • lakerfan81

    If he goes as far as sitting out…. I would just let him. It really does not hurt Buss anymore than trading him does. See if Kobe likes sitting out for two years.

    I really do not think the Kobe will sit out. I just don’t see him doing it, I don’t think he could stand it. Besides if he did all the FO would have to say is “fine you don’t want to play here, waive your no trade clause and let us trade you anywhere we want to”.

    Letting Kobe sit out and not paying him is not any worse than trading him.

  • foxxy

    KOBE BEAN BRYANT WILL NOT SIT OUT…HEIS A PROFESSIONAL AT THE END OF THE DAY….HE WILL HONOR HIS CONTRACT…TRUST THAT!!!!

  • keep24

    [quote comment=”11372″]No way kobe is out
    i saw the jimmy kammel program and he was just having fun. When jimmy told him that all the laker fans wanted to see kobe retire as a laker he didnt say that he will but never said he wouldn’t, he just smiled but didn’t said anything..[/quote]

    That would have been the perfect opportunity for him to say that he’s Laker. His silence was painful to watch.

    He wants out and is waiting for the perfect time to drop on us.

    I can not believe that he won’t retire a laker. Who would have thought that there will be no Kobe or shaw jersey hanging from the banners at staple center.

    Once again, thank you very much dr. Dolittle and company.

  • LAKERSCHAMPSO8

    wow who though it would be at this point kobe with3 rings and paul pierce with 0 gets wat he wants in hall of famers on his team to help him but the best damn player in the nba has the worst f***ing front office and cant get a deal done if they life depended on it so if indeed kobe does leave well thanks for everything and good luck elsewhere but u’ll be missed… kobe u gotta stay

  • gugy

    KOBE WAS RIGHT, LAKERS FO IS LAME.

    I hope all Lakers fans see that and when kobe leaves realize in the end who’s on fault in this whole mess.!

    Is time for Jerry Buss to give the lakesr to his favorite son: Magic Johnson!

  • mlkg721

    Man, I saw that show last night. I was just sitting there waiting for the question or comment about the situation with him staying. I didn’t even see him smile when jimmy mentioned it. He was just nodding. Jimmy Kimmel and fans aren’t about to cionvince him to stay. Kobe knows how much the fans support him here, but he also know that he’ll have fans, true or fake, where ever he wants. Kobe cares about winning at all cost and thats just it. These idiots have not done anything to give the man some support. Its not just about getting a deal done this summer, its about getting deals done to keep your team competing and haveing rade assets to build, drafting the right players and getting the right vets or other players through free agency. But the lakers moves since the shaq trade have been absolutley terrible. How do you get Malone, And Payton on a team with Kobe and shaq and not realize what moves need to be made after that team failed? These idiots trade shaq and
    dont get one all star back? Then trade the young Talent (caron butler who happened to be Kobe’s closest boy on the team) that they get for Kwame Brown. They didn’t wanna pay Caron, so they traded him, they weren’t trippin as long as Kobe was bringin the money in. Its really messed up to see this happen, I mean I still cant beleive it. I cant imagine us starting over at this oint. i was willing to accet it when Kobe would retire, but not when he has his best years ahead of him.

  • foxxy

    MAGIC WILL DO A BETTER JOB THAN THOSE LAME DUCKS PRESENTLY IN THE FRONT OFFICE…MAGIC KNOWS WHAT IT IS TO BE A CHAMPION…A WINNER!!!!!!

  • schnide

    ireland, not exactly an unbiased reporter, but a laker fan, which is all that matters :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/regg66 rpouncy14

    There’s no way in hell dat Kobe is gonna sell out in LA!!!!!!