Kobe demands teammates to be traded? KG calls out Mamba?

You know what ticks me off more than our Lakers melting down and losing Game 4? It’s the media coverage after the game. Ugh! Please take this with a very small grain of salt, it’s a rumor after all…

HOOPSWORLD: The big question on everyone’s minds is whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers are finished following their historic collapse in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Rumors of Kobe Bryant steaming around the Lakers’ facilities threatening to get people traded are running rampant and Phil Jackson cancelled practice on Friday to give his team some time to rest – mentally as well as physically.

Apparently what really chapped Bryant’s . . .umm . . .lips was the commentary from Kevin Garnett following Game 4. Not that KG said anything we don’t already know; he simply pointed out that Kobe looks to get his teammates involved in the first half, then tries to take over in the second half. We’ve seen it time and time again in postseason play. How many games has Kobe been under 10 points at the half, inspiring commentators to verbally wonder when he’ll get going. It wasn’t that he couldn’t get going, it was that he was trying to get his teammates going. Kobe doesn’t need to warm up – he’s ready to go from the opening tip.

The inference being made (with that sly Phil Jackson smile) is that KG’s comments made Kobe so angry that he’s really going to come out and show us something in Game 5.

What that says to me is that Kobe’s going to score 50 and the Celtics will win the championship on their opponent’s home court.

It’s not the refs who need to extend this series, it’s the Kobe Bryant and his LA Lakers.

Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
  • magicbalala245

    I love how KG calls the Mamba out when his team is up 3-1 instead of calling him out of the start of the series what a coward. And another thing if he demand some of his teammates to be traded who do you guys think is on that list can Pau be possibly be on that list since he has been playing soft this whole series.

  • megaloco10

    walton sucks and radmanovic is too inconsistent.. ship ther @sses out..

  • vida8

    Blah blah blah…..will they ever shut up….

  • varsityoptimism

    not gonna happen. hopefully this inspires the dudes.

  • DCLAKER

    It’s good to have the OL’KOBE BACK,YES(CAN WE GET ANOTHER VIDEO,KB PLEASE)!!!

  • gugy

    This is all bull s hi t!

    Since is near impossible to recover this series. The best the Lakers can do at this point to redeem themselves is to win with heart the next two games and roll the dice on game 7.

    At least if we lose, we lose with dignity.

    Go Lakers!

  • http://myspace.com/sonicussj Whatsa

    Haha watch this guys.

    We’re going to make history. You guys don’t even know about what’s gonna come up in the next couple of games.

    And hey, even if we do lose, KG finally gets his ring and maybe the Celtics’ peak will be this year and start to degrade. The Lakers are working on a dynasty, so it’s a long-term benefit.

    But I believe about something for this series..

    Remember, the NBA: Where Amazing Happens.

  • One game at a time

    If the Lakers can start playing pissed off, we’re taking this.

  • http://www.myspace.com/orionis deus_ex

    When a black mamba is cornered is when it’s most deadly.

  • DCLAKER

    JO,ARTEST,PIETRUS,MAGGETTE,and KELENNA AZUBUIKE(LOVE HIS GAME),THE CRACK OUTSIDE MY HOUSE,SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP……MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITCH GET ON THE HITTER AND CALL ONE OF THESE GUYS(or 3).

    Fellas I know it’s still a ‘CHANCE’ but these guys don’t have the heart to stand up to the MORE EXPERIENCED Smell-tics.It’s like they’re afraid of’em,it’s sad because they have all the tools to win but they are TOO YOUNG and the Celtics have guys with Championship experience already(Posey,Cassell)so they know what it takes to win,WE DON’T!

    Will they win in LA tommorrow? For they’re sake,except Kobe,Ariza,DF,Sasha,AB,they BETTER WIN OR IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER VIDEO,but this time it’ll be THE RIGHT player gettin’ ”DAT A%%’ SHIPPED OUT!!!

  • ab17

    ummm yea where is the part where kobe demands his teamates to traded??this is becoming such a joke..

  • Swiggle

    We do need to get rid of Radmonovic. Other than that, after watching Ariza play in the last game, I’m fully convinced the Lakers are going to break the record next year. I haven’t given up on this year yet. I still believe we can beat this team 3 times in a row, regardless of where the games are. But Kobe knows as well as any of us that with the team we have, and Bynum back at full strength…..we will be UNSTOPABLE.

  • http://mrsfox411@aol.com FOXXY

    [Comment ID #39877 Will Be Quoted Here]RIGHT-ON!!!! IF WE GO DOWN ,IT HAS TO BE WITH PRIDE….BUT HEY,IM KEEPING THE CANDLE BURNING FOR MY GUYS TO PULL OF A HISTORICAL UPSET IN BEANTOWN!!!!
    RIDE OR DIE I WILL ALWAYS BE A DIE HARD FAN!!!!

  • http://www.nbc.com/Celebrity_Circus/video/#mea=262579 Aaron

    WTF?! Did anyone see Wee Man on the “Wheel of Death” on Celebrity Circus, that shit was crazy!

    http://www.nbc.com/Celebrity_Circus/video/#mea=262579

    Made me a fan, I’ll be watching Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c on NBC

  • Adam

    Mr Ingram should be more responsible with his reporting. A “rumor” floating around? How come no one else is reporting this “rumor” that Kobe is threatning his teamates. These reporters are ridicuolus. Rumor is defined as:

    gossip; hearsay

    a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts

    Go back to journalism school Ingram!

    Lakers IN 7!!!

  • DCLAKER

    I don’t think the rumors are true either ,but NO EXCUSES FOR GAME 4!I’m tired of babying GROWN ASS MEN WHO HAPPENED TO GETTIN’ PAID TOP DOLLAR AND ONLY 3 OR 4 PLAYERS SHOW UP TO PLAY.

    Kobe needs some help for next season,PERIOD!!!

  • goodfella

    Get Artest

  • Lakers 24 7

    If the Celts take it this year, then they are going to try and repeat, but they won’t have the same roster because some of their veteran players will probably retire, like PJ Brown and Sam Cassel, I think they will meet us in the finals again next year with the Lakers beating them

  • dub824

    its okay.. this team is probably the youngest laker team i’ve seen since the 97 team.. we’ll be fine.. we need some tough veterans next year though

  • Kobe8>24

    I hope Kobe aint makin any demands, but they need to ship some players like Walton and Radmanovich..

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    hahaha xD

    kobe has quoted time after time that his teammates are like brothers to him..

    obviously he doesnt want to trade his teammates…

  • kPoAbUe

    u guys how always say get artest hello go up to Mitch and say it to him or at game 5 make people say get artest get artest Nobody i guarantee nobody will know in the lakers to get artest unless someone tells it to the lakers fo so u guys dont always say it go tell it to mitch man.

  • http://swishtheball.net andy or drew

    here is what needs to happen
    somehow trade luke walton and vladimir radmanovic
    Get JO Pietris and artest

    PG Fisher/Farmar/Sasha
    SG Kobe/Ariza/Sasha
    SF Artest/Pietris/Ariza
    PF Lamar/JO/Ronny
    C Gasol/Bynum/JO

    that all adds up to a great defensive team

    Starting 5

    Fish
    Kobe
    Artest
    Lamar
    Gasol

    Bench

    Farmar
    Ariza
    Pietris
    JO
    Bynum

    Tall

    Sasha
    Lamar
    JO
    Gasol
    Bynum

    Quick

    Farmar
    Sasha
    Kobe
    Ariza
    Lamar

    Defense

    any lineup without sasha and gasol

    penetration

    Farmar
    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Lamar

    3-point

    Fisher
    Sasha
    Kobe
    Artest
    Lamar

    please lakers get together this team

  • StillALakerFan

    With Bynum and Ariza back for a whole season, it looks like Mihm and Walton might be the odd men out. Too many small forwards Radmanovic, Odom, Ariza, Walton) and Walton looks lost at times on the floor. It looks like Kupchack is willing to gamble his reutation on Odom and Bynum, being that he drafted and traded Shaq for these two, Ariza plays the best defense, and Radmanovic at least can shoot from more than 12 feet from the basket. We’ll see….there’s always next year.

  • Brooke

    just STFU KG! You say that now when you’re team is up 3-1. You are starting to become as pathedic as Paul “pansy” Pierce. Never a good idea to piss off the Mamba

    as for the rumor about his teammates don’t believe it but if true I can think of a couple that can go

  • lakers4life

    im confused what did kg say?

  • SEAN

    i know kobe did not demand players to be traded he made it to the nba finals without his starting center! andrew bynum.. if he was in the game who was gonna guard him KG? anyway the nba seems fixed because they have a halftime show for leon powe and he has a career game. they were talking at halftime for game 4 that no team ever came back from a 24 point lead then the celtics came back. now there talking about how no team came back from 3-1 lead if the lakers do make it a series and go to game 7 then i will believe the games are fixed

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    I would put Newble,Mihm,Walton,Radmonavic,and Karl on the trading blocks fast to try to pick up Artest,JO,B.Davis,and Peitrus.
    Do you think dis is cool for next season?: :)
    PG: Fisher/Farmer/B.Davis
    SG: MVP/Vujavic/(sign FA)
    SF: Odom/Artest/Ariza
    PF: Gasol/Peitrus/(give the Grizzles a good draft pick and some money for rights to Marc Gasol)
    C: Bynum/JO/Mabanga

  • lakerschamps08

    hahahah fuk all those free agents cuz we all know they aint coming cuz they all want money fuking greedy bithces… but i would like to see some changes, i mean just cuz u win the championship which we will win the next 3 games, theres always a room for improvement… mihm,walton, newble,karl prolly gotta go.. but newble and karl dont get playin time so cant blame them for anything… but member we were all happy to get newble cuz he could play D well why has he not guarded allen or peirce?????????? but i think we will win the next 3 games and become champs…. and kobe loves his teammates soooo wtf is that dude talking bout… and yes magicbalala245 is correct kg wat a pussy calling kobe out whe series is almost over and not at the start u fuking bitch…. just for that lakers gonna win in ..
    GO LAKERS

  • lakerschamps08

    LAKERS IN 7

  • e

    kobe is pissed..i love this =)

  • Geloman

    [Comment ID #39897 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Let me have some of what you’re smoking. Please keep it real or as real as possible. Total fantasy.

  • http://lakers.com laker_aint_over

    SHIP OUT WALTON, RADMONOVICH,….——-= ARTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F……UU….KG………Suk A….F*********** CoK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://losangelessource.com/lakers/ Lane

    They stole Gasol, maybe they can convince someone else to make a bad trade.

    Lane
    http://LosAngelesSource.com

  • KOBEISKING

    Hey what did that f’ucking bitch KG say exactly?

  • KOBEISKING

    OH and one more thing, i hope garnett didnt forget what happened to him back in the 2002-2003 playoffs. Can we say, reverse tomahawk?

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    Guys keep in mind that Boston created this team for a 1-2 year spurt of the title. Our team is easily 3-5 year look at the title. Besides, at the start of this season we were ment to only make it to the 2nd round.

    Now look at us, best team in the western conference, took down the 2007 NBA Champions and now in the Finals down 3-1 and could of easily been up 3-1. If we don’t win it all this year then so be it. Next year is no excuses. Take away pieces of our team that brakes us and adding pieces that will make us champions.

    Side note…why not get rid of Luke (the force NOT with him) and bring in our draft pick from China? I mean he is about luke’s size but I think will at least open up the defense a little due to his shot and driving ability. If not then I hope I get to see him next year.

  • DCLAKER

    Geolman,I got chills just reading your comments,unfortunately it would cost Lakers some serious money,especially getting JO(though I feel Lakers have the money to at least role players and then get JO or Artest).

  • vintij

    whats the point of this article being posted? Is this the effing US weekly magazine or the lakernation website? This is pathetic. What happen to basketball coverage? If I wanted to read about lies and trash talk I would watch a f u c k i n g reality show. Laker nation is going down the drain, not only with the sell out agenda, but with the crappy articles written by crappy writers.