Kobe is on the Hot Seat

Everytime Kobe steps onto the court, he’s under immense pressure to excel. The stupendous money involved, the high level of competition, the sheer ego-power, the crucial importance of winning — all of these factors are always at stake.

Fox Sports: Whether or not the Lakers make any significant changes, their chances for success will depend on Kobe’s doing something that he hasn’t really done as long as Phil Jackson has been his coach — fully embrace the triangle offense. That means playing with balance and mindfulness, executing the plays even when he’s not the designated shooter, being unselfish instead of being petulant, and being a true teammate.

Oh, and playing the same kind of ferocious defense he showed in the recent FIBA tournament would also be a big plus.

Is Kobe going to be a true leader who can enable his teammates to maximize their own individual skills? Or will he continue to be so narcissistic that none of his teammates will have any desire to follow him?

This season will be the ultimate test of Kobe’s maturity.

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.
  • MILO

    It’s not that Kobe is narcissistic/selfish, the way i see it, he has no choice but to take over the game.The only one you could count on when the game is on the line is Kobe, there for i think this artical is full of s h i t!!!

  • MILO

    Well this year is going to be interesting, everyone is healthy and i expect the Lakers to have the same kind of a start they did last season before the injuries.Untill then we will be able to see if Kobe is going to have to keep droping 50-60 point games or if there will be a suporting cast around him…

  • Fan of the Mamba

    I disagree with this for several reasons.

    Kobe already knows how to run the triangle to perfection, reference NBA title 1, 2 and 3.

    The problem is not’s Kobe’s knowledge and use of the triangle according to both Phil Jackson and Tex Winter it is the rest of the Lakers ability to learn and execute the triangle.

    I don’t see Kobe being on the hot seat at all. As I always say it’s not others expectations of you that should drive you to succeed nor does it determine how good or bad you are. Kobe capabilities far exceed anyone’s expectations, so his mindset should be I’m going do my best to play hear and bring it every night and let the chips fall where they may.

  • Fan of the Mamba

    Oops! I meant to say do my best to play hard!

  • ab4sure

    The words in this article are written by Rosen, but without a doubt there PJ’s thought also. Those two are joined in the hip about basketball and many times PJ speaks thru Rosen. PJ will never criticize Kobe like this in the media when Kobe’s his main star but will speak through Rosen. When he called Kobe “uncoachable” he said it on his way out as a laker coach. John Wooden said it best Kobe is a Great Individual Talent”. Someday I hope he can say Kobe is a great team player.

    We know Kobe knows the triangle, but he goes on a tangent when the team is needing him to run the offense for continuity. Sometimes it is needed for him to go do his thing but not most of the time. He needs to recognize when to do that. If Kobe lifts the play of his teammates he will be MVP of the league. If not same old story.

  • MacBSlick

    Absure

    Did Kobe lead the team in assists or not last season? Its the failure of the rest of this team not Kobes. Is it Kobes fault Lamar cant go to his right? Or hit the 3 when we need it? Is it Kobes fault no one on this team can hit an outside shot when needed? Is it his fault that Kwame cant hold on to the damn ball? How about Bynums up and down play? I suppose thats Kobes fault too right?
    Whats a team player to you? Isnt it lifting this team on his shoulders when the game is on the line? Or is it letting the others fail hoping they learn from it?
    Who would you rather see shoot the ball at the end of quarters? Sasha? Cook? Farmar? Luke maybe? How has Kobe NOT lifted his teammates on his shoulders? Please explain it to me cause I just dont see what your seeing.
    Isnt there 14 other players on this squad? Why is Kobe singled out in your eyes as being a selfish ballhog? How has kobe not been a teamplayer? Its opinions like Yours and Rosens that just drives me nuts. What have you been watching these past 12 seasons?

    Milo
    Yes this article is full of crap just likes its writer.

  • TonyStarks79

    [quote comment="13479"]Absure

    Did Kobe lead the team in assists or not last season? Its the failure of the rest of this team not Kobes. Is it Kobes fault Lamar cant go to his right? Or hit the 3 when we need it? Is it Kobes fault no one on this team can hit an outside shot when needed? Is it his fault that Kwame cant hold on to the damn ball? How about Bynums up and down play? I suppose thats Kobes fault too right?
    Whats a team player to you? Isnt it lifting this team on his shoulders when the game is on the line? Or is it letting the others fail hoping they learn from it?
    Who would you rather see shoot the ball at the end of quarters? Sasha? Cook? Farmar? Luke maybe? How has Kobe NOT lifted his teammates on his shoulders? Please explain it to me cause I just dont see what your seeing.
    Isnt there 14 other players on this squad? Why is Kobe singled out in your eyes as being a selfish ballhog? How has kobe not been a teamplayer? Its opinions like Yours and Rosens that just drives me nuts. What have you been watching these past 12 seasons?

    Milo
    Yes this article is full of crap just likes its writer.[/quote]

    Amen brotha!!

  • BEC

    Fan of mamba,
    “The problem is not’s Kobe’s knowledge and use of the triangle according to both Phil Jackson and Tex Winter it is the rest of the Lakers ability to learn and execute the triangle.”

    Right on the money man.

    Ab4sure,
    “We know Kobe knows the triangle, but he goes on a tangent when the team is needing him to run the offense for continuity. Sometimes it is needed for him to go do his thing but not most of the time. He needs to recognize when to do that. If Kobe lifts the play of his teammates he will be MVP of the league. If not same old story.”

    Couldnt have said it better myself. This is the only weakness in Kobes game. We need more of these types of comments, consructive criticism and not straight up ass kissing of Kobe. I love Kobe as much as the greatest Kobe fan, but praise and criticism need to be placed and done wisely. Stuff like Kobe is the greatest player of all time or Kobe doesnt make his teammates better or Kobe is a ballhog, is just absolutely ridiculous.

    MacBslick,
    You really misunderstood what he was saying. The point that I think he was trying to make and what I see in Kobe, is that Kobe tends to do too much on offense and sometimes makes bad decisions. Having watched Kobe during his entire career he tends to do this. Stuff like doing too much on offense, shooting over 3-4 defenders, not passing the ball when needed, at times completely ignoring teammates which makes others bored and feel like their not part of the game (If guys dont get sufficient opportunities to shoot they wont get into a flow and are more less likely to make shots.), and trusting teammates. Kobe and people have a valid point that his teammates dont make the plays and make shots, I agree 100%, but that doesnt mean Kobe has the right, as great as he is, to shoot high level difficulty fade-away shots over three to four defenders when you have 3-4 teammates wide open. The right thing to do is make the right play and in this situation passing would be the best option. Yeah they probably might not hit the shot, but Kobes shot over four people is less likely to go in than a wide open jumper.
    Good example is when Lebron James passed a last second shot to Donell Marshall in the playoffs, he was criticized (Many and the media dont know the meaning of making the right play.), but that was the right move, a wide open shot instead of a shot over three defenders.
    Kobes getting better at passing the ball and gaining greater court vision, involving players, but the way he thinks, I feel this tendency to do too much will always occur, the key for him is to limit it as much as possible and hes doing that, hes going in the right direction. Kobes just getting better and better, kind of weird to say when he avged 50ppg in a month and scores 81 in a game, amazing that hes still improving.

  • ab4sure

    Ab4sure,
    “We know Kobe knows the triangle, but he goes on a tangent when the team is needing him to run the offense for continuity. Sometimes it is needed for him to go do his thing but not most of the time. He needs to recognize when to do that. If Kobe lifts the play of his teammates he will be MVP of the league. If not same old story.”

    Couldnt have said it better myself. This is the only weakness in Kobes game. We need more of these types of comments, consructive criticism and not straight up ass kissing of Kobe. I love Kobe as much as the greatest Kobe fan, but praise and criticism need to be placed and done wisely. Stuff like Kobe is the greatest player of all time or Kobe doesnt make his teammates better or Kobe is a ballhog, is just absolutely ridiculous.

    MacBslick,
    You really misunderstood what he was saying. The point that I think he was trying to make and what I see in Kobe, is that Kobe tends to do too much on offense and sometimes makes bad decisions. Having watched Kobe during his entire career he tends to do this. Stuff like doing too much on offense, shooting over 3-4 defenders, not passing the ball when needed, at times completely ignoring teammates which makes others bored and feel like their not part of the game (If guys dont get sufficient opportunities to shoot they wont get into a flow and are more less likely to make shots.), and trusting teammates. Kobe and people have a valid point that his teammates dont make the plays and make shots, I agree 100%, but that doesnt mean Kobe has the right, as great as he is, to shoot high level difficulty fade-away shots over three to four defenders when you have 3-4 teammates wide open. The right thing to do is make the right play and in this situation passing would be the best option. Yeah they probably might not hit the shot, but Kobes shot over four people is less likely to go in than a wide open jumper.
    Good example is when Lebron James passed a last second shot to Donell Marshall in the playoffs, he was criticized (Many and the media dont know the meaning of making the right play.), but that was the right move, a wide open shot instead of a shot over three defenders.
    Kobes getting better at passing the ball and gaining greater court vision, involving players, but the way he thinks, I feel this tendency to do too much will always occur, the key for him is to limit it as much as possible and hes doing that, hes going in the right direction. Kobes just getting better and better, kind of weird to say when he avged 50ppg in a month and scores 81 in a game, amazing that hes still improving.

    Thank you BEC for saving me the time in responding. You intuitively understand the game and realize it is not just about points and stats but how much you contribute to the teams success. Some nights it might be playing great defense and others it might be just taking a charge or diving for a loose ball. Whatever it takes it takes all fifteen guys to sacrifice for the sake of the team. I think Miami had a motto in their championship year about that but I forget what it was.

    Just a few things, starks79, a great team player may be both a person who lifts a team on his shoulders and letting his teammates fail at times(this might be hard to understand but just think about that a minute. BEC made a good example of that when Lebron trusted Marshall on that last second shot).

    I would rather Kobe when double team pass off to Sasha at the end of the game for a wide open shot than take it himself. Why??? Because it will show he trusts his teammates and that is the only way they will grow. Besides Sasha can hit a wide open shot at the end of the game remember Dallas last year??? There will also be times he should shoot maybe with two guys on him at the end of the game. MJ learned it. Kobe is still learning. That is why I think Kobe’s best years will be in his 30′s just like MJ’s best years. I knew I would touch a nerve by criticizing Kobe but I also feel it is necessary.

    Last thought…these words aren’t just Rosen’s they are PJ’s. I have no doubt that PJ agrees with his best buddy Rosen.

    Rosen also believes the Lakers should trade LO and Bynum for JO and that Buss should sell the team. Do you think he is full of crap there?

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

    FO need do 2 sumthin up in here!!!!!!!

  • MacBSlick

    Ab4sure and BEC

    I already answered both of you in my first post.
    If the other 14 players can step up and play through 82 games consistently and hit thier shots when they have them Then Kobe wouldnt have to “Do to much on offense”. Ever think that maybe Kobe is having to do to much because the others are not doing enough? Kobe shooting over 3 or 4 players is a direct result of the other 14 players not hitting thier shots when they have them. How many fricking times have we talked about Lamar not being aggressive enough or Sasha playing and hitting in practice but not in game time or Kwame being aggressive and Dunking the damn ball instead of missing direct layups or cook not playing D and getting torched every night?
    Again im not sure what game you guys are watching. Its not up to kobe to let the others lose games so they can learn a lesson or whatever. They have the whole off season to work out the kinks in thier individual games. This is a team sport where the other players have to be ready with thier own game or guess what, were going to lose a lot of games if thier not prepared. 15 players on the roster last i heard. If they cant get it done then Kobe as the best player on the team has to do what he has to do. How many games do you really think we would have won if kobe hadnt taken over at some point during each and every game? Again Kobe lead the team in assists last year. But how many assists do you think he would have had if the other players had hit thier shots? Kobe needs players that can play and hit shots each and every game, NOT players that hit shots every once in a while!
    Again this comes down to the other 14 players playing consistent basketball.
    Team USA is a great example of how kobe could play if he had the right players playing next to him.
    Id love to see Lamar, Kwame, Sasha, Luke, Cookie, Bynum and the rest be those players, But it hasnt happened yet! Hopefully a fire will be lit under these guys. But Im not counting on it. What weve seen may be what we get again. Im done with this topic now. Im out!

  • Neo-Laker Era

    I swear this is as bad as the chicken or the egg paradox. Yes it is true that Kobe is amazing, and he has shown that he can make amazing shots, win games, and carry his team. Also, I would rather have Kobe shoot the ball at the end of a game that anyone else, BUT only if it’s the RIGHT play. Taking an open shot over a well-defended shot is one of the basics of basketball. We all already know Kobe can take over a game. We know he can scorch any team in the NBA. But he can hurt his OWN team as well.

    With that said, what will it take for the other Laker players to get better? Winning more games and letting Kobe do what he does best? Or losing more games, but to develop confidence in the process and have a MUCH more successful season next year? In all honesty, I know it’s been a while since we’ve been the champs, but in the same way you have to spend money to make money, you have to lose before you can win.

    As for Kobe leading his team in assists last season, a great justification for that is he gets the ball the most often!! Also, as we all know it, he is a monster at penetrating the defense and dumping it off inside. So naturally, he’s going to average more PASSES PER GAME than anyone, thus averaging more assists per game. However, imagine if he passed more often. He’d lead the LEAGUE in assists! lol. Since he’s leading his team in assists, his teammates HAVE to be doing somethng!!! You have GOT to give them more credit. It’s probably not that easy playing with the best player ever to play the game.

    Anyway, I love Kobe and the Lakers, but I’m all for constructive criticism. When someone can analyze a great player like Kobe, give him his praise, yet still find flaws and present REASONABLE solutions, it shows maturity and sound thinking/reasoning. It’s time to stop bashing and start building, and I don’t mean any front office bullcrap. Stop dragging down the Lakers with your unreasonable comments and bashings. Start building them up with suggestions on how to get better!

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    Shut up Fox Sports…mann this article is weak!…I gotta come out with somethin..Any suggestions????? I wanna write LAKERS but I feel like everything is being repeated?? no new news!

  • kobewillnotdie

    i really agree with this man, kobe has to show the world now… if he starts off great this season he might just attract the attention of great players and have them coming to the lakers during mid-season. Kobe is the greatest player in the world and all time!!! yeahhh

  • foxxy

    WHY IS KOBE ALWAYS GETTING CRITIQUED…ISNT THERE 14 OTHER PROFESSIONAL NBA PLAYERS ON THIS TEAM…WHEN ARE THEY GONNA COME WITH THERE “A” GAME????? THIS IS ALL KOBE ASK OF HIS TEAM MATES IS TO PLAY WITH SOME HEART…IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK???? ITS TIME TO SHOW WHAT THEY ARE MADE OF…DAY CARE IS OVER…LETS PLAY BALL!!!!

  • Tim-4-Show

    MacBSlick,

    Right on the money. Kobe does whatever he can to win and that’s the end of the story. If he has subpar teammates, he has to try and do too much because the alternative is losing. If he has talent around him, he fills in where needed (see team USA) and he’ll allow the others around him to shine. People quickly forget that Kobe was deferring a lot last season until the ship finally collasped and forced him into taking everything over… at the end of the year, was he happy about that? Nope. He said “Do something, and do it now”.

  • BEC

    Neo-Laker-Era,
    Thats what im talking about man. Couldnt have said it better myself. BTW, Kobe lead the league in assists? Haha, not with this squad.

    MacBSlick,
    Please dont make any Team USA comparisons, youre comparing apples and oranges. Thats irrelevant and a completely different situation.
    I agree with a lot of what you say, lamar needs to more aggressive, players need to be more consistent, and so on and so on. Im not talking about when the games on the line, because I feel it is justified for him to do too much when the games on the line, although I dont agree with it, he has to do what he has to do. But im mainly referring to periods in the game during the first-third quarters, when we’re up or down in the game by 4-5 points and he’s still shooting shots over 3-4 defenders. Theres no need for that type of play no matter how bad others are playing, during those situations. NeoLaker said it best “Taking an open shot over a well-defended shot is one of the basics of basketball” Its fundamental basketball.

  • ab4sure

    DON’T BE MISTAKEN. THESE ARE NOT JUST CHARLEY ROSEN’S WORDS THEY ARE PHIL JACKSON’S WORDS ALSO.

  • nyla

    If you get as job as a writer, your first article should be about Kobe. The more negative, the better. Articles criticizing Kobe get 10x more hits than prob any other article (good or bad) about any player in the NBA.

  • ab4sure

    LAKERS ON THE HOT SEAT:

    Lamar Odom-Numbers:18, 10, 5. Get in the post. Score on these small forwards in the league. Use your SIZE and quit being timid on the offensive end.
    Luke Walton-Same numbers as last year. Be more vocal on the court and in the locker room. When Kobe is outta line and criticizes his teammates unnecessarily then speak to him in private. YOu know the game just about as good as anyone.
    Kwame-You have underachieved for what you have been paid for. Learn to play team defense and not just one on one defense. Show some fire on the court. Remember this…Andrew Bynum’s number are better than yours per minute and he is only a nineteen year old. You need to Grow Up!!!! NOW!!!!
    Maurice Evans-Need to improve your ball handling and learn the tri a bit better. This is your contract year just like Kwame’s.
    Andrew Bynum-Numbers 12pts. 8 reb. in 26 min. if you do that you will continue to throw water on Kobe’s statement of shipping your ass out. Lastly, when Kobe goes to the hoop…Give him one hard foul and then say to him WERE EVEN!!!!!!!!!!
    Brian Cook-quit throwing towels at your coach, quit crying about your minutes, earn your minutes by playing some D or else we should ship your ass out back to your home in the Midwest.
    Radmonivic-no snowboarding this year. If Buss was all about money he would have cut you for that contract violation. Start understanding the offense and make sure PJ does not have reason to call you a space cadet out there.
    Turiaf-Like Walton keep doin what your doinG. Make Jackson put you in more than 15 min. by an increase in your productivity.
    Farmar-Improve lateral quickness to stop these quick pt guards, and improve your 3 pt. percentage.
    Sasha-earn more minutes, quit crying if something doesn’t go right for you, and improve your mid-range jumper.
    Fish-I have so much trust in you that I know you have both prepared yourself for this season and will contribute to whatever this team needs. Just please don’t be timid when Kobe goes on a tangent and help him to focus on the team and running the triangle.
    Mihm-hopefully you can regain the form to when you had that injury and be a team leader in the frontcourt as Fish is in the backcourt.
    Critt-You showed great promise to those who watched you in summer league, Yet there are still many uninformed laker fans who wouldn’t care if your ass was shipped out. Surprise your critics by earning more minutes than any rookie under Jackson has ever earned.
    Kobe Bryant-see Phil Jackson’s article above that was written thru Charley Rosen. Also, can you quit complaining when a foul is called against you???? and quit berating your teammates publicly unless it is absolutely necessarily. Expect a cold reception from your teammates since you called into question your teammates ability. Also, be ready for a hard foul in your first practice by Andrew. And take it like a MAN by saying “your right Were even, Now lets go win a Championship”.

    Phil Jackson-Your hips are better, no excuse for not coaching your ass off and emphasizing team defense. Don’t play these team against the mgmt. games as you did and that is well documented in Chicago. We know you try to push those buttons but remember this teams success is also your responsibility.

    FO-Let’s just say this teams success ultimately falls on you. Heaven knows you certainly get your share of the blame on this website for anything that goes wrong. Probably the only thing you haven’t been blamed for yet is 9/11. That blame will probably come any day. And to whatever these players and coaches do not measure up to what is expected from them, it is your responsibility if they don’t measure up to SHIP THEIR ASS OUT. And when the time come to do that then DO IT AND DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!

  • fatty

    The person who wrote this piece obviously doesn’t watch many Laker games.
    You need to be honest and objective which he is not.
    The writer has a personal objective. He uses derogatory descriptions which are uncalled for. If it was pure basketball analysis, you would look at Kobe’s game, point out good and bad points, and what he could do to improve.

    Speaking for PJ? What’s more stupid, the article or that point? PJ is man enough to talk to Kobe. He talks to him almost everyday according to Kobe and PJ. That point actually belittles PJ as not being man enough to be able to do his job. It also has no basis for truth. Is purely speculation and is just made up, like most of the article.

    A comment like that shows extreme prejudice and a fanciful imagination. Next time speak some truth to prove your point. Don’t just make up some baloney in which you hope somebody might believe it. My words are a little harsh for sure, but I’ve been coming here for awhile and that is one of the most absurd points I’ve ever seen on this blog. PJ using a surrogate, someone at this stage, with Kobe wavering as a Laker, having someone write an article to reach Kobe? Both, the article and the point belong in the electronic garbage can.

  • ab4sure

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/6866924

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/6769042

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/6683902

    For those of you who don’t like what this man said in his article here are a few articles in which he wrote that you would probably agree. Pt. being you can’t totally discount the person’s viewpoint if in fact you probably agree with him for the most part. At least consider it and not totally dismiss it just because it is not your viewpoint. And for those who don’t know the history of PJ and Charley Rosen they have been best friends since the late 60′s and 70′s and it is well known that many times PJ gets his viewpoint thru Rosen. This man Rosen has also has given Kobe good reviews too…so don’t be quick to dismiss.

  • LA_LAKER FAN

    look guys if IF this is bynum’s year and if IF lamar plays like he does in the playoffs why cant this team be good enough to beat the suns or the maverics or any GOOD team

    this team we have now is good enough to be top 5 teams in the west. its up to bynum to show us what he has the TIME IS NOW. if he can be a 15 pt 10 boards 2 blks this team is good its all up to him.

    kobe/lo/bynum

    COULD be a unbelavible trio but it’s all on bynum he has to show kobe why he belongs here and that he dosent have to wait no more and that this will be the year they get close to a title

  • TonyStarks79

    Here’s my 2 cents…It’s a Catch 22 with Kobe everytime..If he passes during crunch time he gets blamed for not taking over…If he shoots during crunch time..he’s selfish..He’s been criticized so much for his plays its ridiculous…One thing is for sure..watching him play with the USA team this year showed us something we haven’t seen..He’s slimmer, quicker and defensively looks like he’s out to get the defensive player of the year award…IMO he will win the MVP award this year finally.. and he will prove once again that he is the best player in the league..

  • foxxy

    WE WILL SEE IF ANDREW BYNUM IS READY TO BALL OR STILL CONSIDER” SHIPPING HIS ASS OUT”. WE FANS DESERVE TO SEE SOME REAL DEAL HARD CORE BALLERS ON THE LAKER TEAM….EVERYBODY AS ONE WHEN THEY STEP ON THE FLOOR…NO MORE BULLSH@#!!!! LETS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!!!! SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!!!! IM LOOKING FORWARD TO ROOTING FOR MY LAKER TEAM PAST THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS!!!

  • lakerfan81

    Of course it all gets blamed in Kobe. He is the best player on the team (in the world) and he is the leader. So if the team loses he gets blamed and if the team wins he gets the credit. Thats just part of being the leader.

  • Tim-4-Show

    Correction lakerfan81:
    If the Lakers lose, Kobe didn’t do enough. If the Lakers win, he did too much.

    You missed the truth here, Kobe is bad no matter what he does, or doesn’t do.

  • http://theworldvoice.com LUUUUKE

    Its true kobe gets criticized a lot and he can’t really win no matter what he does. I think we should just realize that and let it go. there will always be kobe detractors.

    The only thing that needs to be addressed is not Kobe’s play, but the rest of the team’s play

    Even if the current team is a 50 win team (if healthy) is that good enough?

    The way i see it there are at least 6 teams in the west alone that are better than the lakers: Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix, Utah, Houston, Denver (perhaps). Don’t forget about New Orleans either. They were hit with more injuries than us last year. Who knows how good they can be with a healthy team.

    In the east Detroit and Boston seem to be definitely better than us. Cleaveland always gives us trouble too.

    Not only are these teams going to mess up our regular season record don’t forget the Lakers have a lovely habit of playing to the level of their competition. That’s why we often see ovetime games against teams like Charlotte that we end up losing. If that losing to sub .500 teams continues plus having to play the 10 or so teams that are better than us we may not be having such a great year.

    That is why its more imperitive than ever to make some crucial roster changes.

    If not, then the weight of the entire organization-staff, fans, players is riding on the shoulders of Andrew Bynum

    That’s a lot for an 18 yr old to handle.

    Is it worth it to sacrifice another season to see if this kid will develop?

    Personally, I don’t think so

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    From looking at all the facts this season will be a ? mark!!!!!! But it will be very intresting to find out what the out come would be!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • foxxy

    KOBE CANT WIN FOR LOSING…HE WILL BE JUDGED NO MATTER WHICH WAY THE BALL BOUNCES!!!!!

  • foxxy

    PEOPLE LOVE TO HATE THE BEST…ITS ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY!!!!