Kaman: “People hate Kobe Bryant, and he’s the best player in the world.”

Chris Kaman recently made some comments about Kobe. Deep respect from the Clipper. He talks about how he’s playing for Germany (tomorrow USA faces Germany) even though he’s an American Citizen. Here is what he had to say about Ochox3:

ESPN: “People are going to hate you no matter what you do. People hate Kobe Bryant, and he’s the best player in the world,” Kaman said. “I just want to be positive, not focus on the negative stuff. It doesn’t get you anywhere.”

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  • Lakers 24 7

    Preach the truth Kaman!

    KOBE OWNS ALL!!!!!!

  • lakrfan4life

    true dat, finally, i respect a clipper…

  • Lakers 24 7

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    Kaman just doesnt wanna get shiitted on by Kobe in the next game. Tommorow he’s gonna kiss LeBrons asss, so LeBron won’t dunk on him lol

  • Freshh

    Kamans been saying
    kobes the best.
    I remember an interview w/ Ellie sechback [spelling?]
    a while back and they asked him who he thought the best player in the NBA was and he said Kobe.

  • L.A.K.E.R

    Kaman’s a good guy and he’s been a Kobe fan for a looooong time.

  • lyk13

    Apart from what Kaman had said, it’s always been known that Kobe receives more hate than love, but his true basketball instincts show just how much his fans truly love him for.

  • Kb_24mvp

    Lyk13 your telling the truth!!! Kobe is the most hated Basketball player out there!!! Hated by everyone!! I dont even think Jordan was hated by so much as Kobe is!!! Every arena they chant kobe sucks except staples lol…

    Thats what makes Kobe the STONE COLD KILLA HE IS!!!

    SO STOP HATIN!!!!

  • lakrfan4life

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    in any case, i still love u no homo

  • lakrfan4life

    that was to kobe, not to 24 7

  • BEC

    I still find it sad that people are hating on Kaman for playing for another country. The guy just wants to play ball and compete. Im sure he’d love to play for the US and represent but he just didnt make the cut. Kaman just wants to play basketball, I sign of a man who just loves to play the game.

  • http://www.myspace.com/androsaysitsok androsays

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    not in boston, kobe gets mvp chants there

    oh wait that was last year, BEFORE all the bandwagons hopped on the garnett and allan’s D

    (haha, still bitter, f*ck boston)

  • lyk13

    androsays: Aye, ditto!!! LOL

    Kb_24mvp, No, keep the hate coming, Kobe harnesses the hate better…;)

    I think if there’s no Jordan, Kobe wun be getting the hate, but without Jordan, so many present bball players might not even be basketball players….

  • thomas

    Just another supporter of the Greatest. But its not hard to acknowlege that he is if you just sit back and watch him for even 10 sec. He’s just that good.

  • kobe4ever

    i’m one of the biggest kobe fans, but i have to admit LBJ is right there with him or has surpassed him. watching LBJ defensively last year and this year is quite amazing. He has really worked on that area of his game, if he shoots consistently I cannot give the nod to my man Kobe anymore. But then again…HE STILL HAS A TORN LIGAMENT IN HIS PINKY OF HIS SHOOTING HAND! so we’ll just have to wait and see, Kobe is kicking 30′s door down but with his excellent conditioning and training i’m hoping he can withstand all the extra playoff miles. GO LAKERS!!!

  • http://mrsfox411@aol.com FOXXY

    [Comment ID #49098 Will Be Quoted Here]LOOK!!! LETS NOT START THE KOBE-LEBRON STUFF!!!! LEBRON IS A HELLA BALLER….BUT….HE AINT ON THE SAME CLOUD AS KB24 YET!!!!! HE CAN BOMB TO THE BASKET NOW…DUNKIN AND SH$T…HE’S PLAYING ON SHEAR ATHLETIC-ISM!!!! HE WILL STILL HAVE TO DEVELOPE HIS OWN GAME….LETS NOT FORGET THAT BAD ASS FOOT WORK KOBE HAS TOO!!!!! KOBE HAS AN ALL AROUND GAME…BRON IS STILL DEVELOPING….HIS TIME WILL COME, BUT FOR NOW ITS KOBE’S WORLD…AND LEBRON WILL TELL YOU THAT!!!!!!!!!!! LETS CONTINUE TO ENJOY KB24…IT WONT BE LONG BEFORE HE LEAVES US….LEBRON IS JUST GETTIN STARTED!!!!!!

  • PeanutButterSpread

    I agree that Kobe’s definitely the best player in the world right now, but as for “people hate him,” that might be true in America to a degree, but if anything, these Olympics have shown the Kobe is very much loved outside the US.

  • DCLAKER

    THE WORLD,NOW,RESPECT “KING KOBE”!!!

    Thanx Kaman.

  • http://steffyakalakerlove@yahoo.com STEFANY PHILLIPS AKA LAKER LOVE

    KOBE BEAN BRYANT IS THE BEST EVER ALL YOU HATERS OUT THERE ARE JUST JEALOUS YES JEALOUS. AND WHERE DOES PAUL PIERCE GET THE NERVE TO SAY HE IS THE BEST. YOU ONLY HAVE ONE RING AND IF KEVIN GARNETT AND RAY ALLEN DID NOT COME TO BOSTON YOU STILL WOULD NOT HAVE A RING SO GET A GRIP TODAY PAUL YOU ARE NOT THE BEST.

  • lakerferlife7

    i fuckkkinnng hate the offseason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lakers 24 7

    One reason why Kobe gets a lot of hate is because he gets compared to Jordan a lot and some people hate that. And also because Kobe kills their teams and constantly gets brought up as the best player in the NBA. One day when Kobe is not around and LeBron gets compared to Jordan a lot, and kills teams because he’s good, then he will be hated too.

  • Lakers 24 7

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    Yea, I agree. LeBron is putting up better numbers and playing beautifully, but, Kobe is an overall better player (By overall I mean, offense, defense, ball handling, foot work, post up, jump shot etc.) In these olympics, LeBron has shown that he can defend by making steals and blocking inside the paint, but Kobe is the lockdown defender, which means no air to breathe for the offensive player.

  • juan

    kobe cant do it with out shaq