There seems to be a lot of people reading way, way into this. Either way, what do you guys feel/think? Perhaps basketball coaches should stop teaching youngin’s to “shoot” the ball as well, no?

NBC.com: An advertisement featuring the NBA’s two biggest superstars includes a gun reference, the same week two players were suspended for carrying firearms to the locker room.

The Nike ad, just inside the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, has LeBron James on one page and Kobe Bryant on the other. Along with the slogan, “Prepare For Combat,” is a quote from each player showing how tough he is.

Bryant’s blurb says: “I’ll do whatever it takes to win games. I don’t leave anything in the chamber.”

  • bc18

    wow…white people are so weird! they read into everything so much lol.

    • yankovic

      wow african americans are get so defensive and its caucasion not \White sounds racist ??

  • LAKESHOW1

    Talk about making something out of nothing!

  • LC09

    lmao theres nothin wrong wit that…stop fu kin lookin for every single damn details u fu kin morons lol damn whoever started that is stupid wow its a commercial or watever n kobe has said that before..those ppl need to get a life

  • Justin M.

    Without kobe and lebron, the NBA would have shut its doors due to lack of funds. Its funny howthis is a big deal but its not a big deal when announcers keep saying “Kobe’s going for the kill!” or my favorite, “here comes the dagger!” Just because Gilbert was stupid doesn’t mean the rest of the league should be punished

  • ShamelessLakerFan

    I just don’t see the connection. Its to common of a phrase in the sporting world to make anything of this. I think my swim team coach in high school even used that one a few times. The way the media blows everything up, shouldn’t they be considered terrorists?

  • http://57.amklac missesalot

    kobe mucking up things for LEBRONZE…

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      lebron mucked it up for him self. with his own conpulsive and retarded dance lol talk about no class oh well lebron will always be a nobody any way..so its kobe that needs to stay clear of this no class dancing clown punk an thats a fact,,,proven

  • pricecheck

    They are just going with current events

  • LakersBabe

    LeBron sucks! I hate seeing his stupid face.

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      yeah,,thats what i’m sayin! stupid face!!! what a joke just like his game and his dance…lol….lmao!!!lmfao!!!!!

  • http://57.amklac missesalot

    lebronze is the face of the NBA.The mamba is trying way to hard to keep up.people that know basketball love LEBRONZE.

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      the face of the nba?i will admit lebron does look exactly like his puppet lol…stupid face!!!you notice that??he does look like his puppet!! lomao

  • http://57.amklac missesalot

    kobe isn`t RAT LIKE?

  • Marwan Marzina

    If it was LeBron’s blurb that read like that, he woulda told Nike to confiscate it.
    “Prepare for combat” to me sounds like he is saying “prepare to fight”. Thats just as bad as the gun reference, but of course they wouldn’t put LeBron in that situation cause he is their main puppet. Controlled by all.

  • http://lakersnation lebron all talk no action no title

    haha he does look and act just like his puppet lol dude it’s true! he’s a spazz! lebron is a foooo!

  • http://57.amklac missesalot

    YEAH, LEBRONZE isn`t riding shaqs coattails like you know who did.LEBRONZE is the NEW MICHAEL JORDAN.KOBE IS IVERSON

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      dude kobe is kobe the first and only ever cant even compare jordan to him only in the competitive spirit..his record and stats speak that clearly..lebron is still just speculation ,hasn’t done anything.notta! you have nothing to compare with..kobe stand alone as the greatest!an lebron is still a loser and that’s that..check the record book’s

    • http://lakersnation lebron all talk no action no title

      I KNOW SHAQ SAID HE’S HIS CLIENT..HE’S NOT RIDING HIS COATTAIL HE’S RIDING HIS DICK…HARD!!! THOSE TWO PUSSIES ARE JOKE’S AN YOU GOTTA BE TOO..FOR LIKING THOSE TWO KNOWN CLOWNS,ALL THREE OF YOU SHOULDN’T TAKEN SERIOUSLY THINK ABOUT THAT DUDE YOUR A JOKE HAHAHAHA LAPUNK CANT LEDUNK AN CANT LEWIN JUST L-LE-LOSE THAT’S THAT

  • OaklandLakers1

    For real? This ain’t news quality. Watch the next story is gona be about how Houston Rockets are really a communist terrorist because…, well they have an asian on their team and they’re team name is Rockets… Sound lame? ESPN’ll hop on it. That’s about as legit as this story.