Jack talks Kobe, mentions players respected West

The number one Lakers fan in the world talks Kobe with MTV. Click on the link for the rest of the interview:

281x211.jpgMTV.com: MTV: Let’s get the important stuff out of the way. What do you make of the situation with Kobe Bryant? You are, after all, the most famous Lakers fan in the world.

Nicholson: I’m also a Yankees fan. The implosion of these organizations is what’s driving me crazy. I just want to see ballgames and be entertained. Kobe is a great player. Of course I want him to stay here. But being a fan I know we have a lot of good players here. I’ve seen them play together well for stretches. Potentially we’re a lot better than people think. However, it is about the organization. Look at the Celtics. That’s nothing but good management. They got a player I wish the Lakers had drafted, Gabriel Pruitt. He shut down every point guard he played in the NCAA, and that’s the player the Lakers need really. I have followed sports since World War II. And when it comes up that they can’t play together because they don’t like one another, it’s like, what? Give us a break! They wouldn’t have this problem if Jerry West was there because they respected him.

Chris Manning is a co-owner and video producer for TheLakersNation.com. In addition to his "LD2k" fan-video productions, Chris is working as the "Production Manager" for HS3; A Digital, Brand Strategy and Marketing company based in L.A. which represents the digital entities of numerous high-profile athletes. You can follow him on Twitter for a wide array of sports/Lakers talk!
  • foxxy

    TRUTH,LAKER ORGANIZATION CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!! THESE STATEMENTS GO A LONG WAY COMING FROM JACK!!!!

  • DCLaker

    See even one of The Greatest Actors of Our Time is giving The Lakers FO the SMACKDOWN!We NEEEEED J.O’NEAL I don’t what anybody says.This team is good the way it is for now but what about 3,4 months from now.Somebody please answer me back…..and NOOOOOO we do not trade LAMAR ODOM for whoever he is the to us winning a TITLE.

  • gugy

    Jack is the man!

    Truth has been said. FU•K the Lakers FO!

  • myriam

    Very well said from a man of few words. I hope the FO will pay attention to all this stuff. Keep Kobe!!!!

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Preach it Jack!

  • foxxy

    JERMAINE O’NEAL IS MORE INJURY PRONE THAN LAMAR…LETS KEEP OUR GUY L.O….HE PROVED THAT HE COULD BALL WITH THE BEST LAST YEAR DURING THAT AWEFUL POST SEASON ENDING GAME AGAINST THE SUNS….WE NEED 24/7 ON THE FLOOR DOING WHAT THEY DO…LAMAR WILL HAVE AN ALL STAR YEAR…I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BONES!!!!! WE NEED TO GET COOKIE OUT OF HERE AND GET JUST A GOOD HARD CORE DEFENSIVE PLAYER(VETERAN) THAT CAN GET DOWN RIGHT NASTY OUT THERE!!! KOBE WILL SEE TO THE REST GETTING DONE!!!