This is all the motivation Kobe needs.

L.A. Times: He said the Heat had the potential to be “great,” but he wasn’t entirely motivated by Miami’s new look, even though Las Vegas oddsmakers have made the Heat, not the Lakers, as the favorite to win the NBA championship.

“I don’t need it,” Bryant said of the added incentive.

  • HATER

    Thats cause all Kobe needs is the thought of winning another Championship and getting the 3-PEAT as motivation.

  • JD

    Of course, He’s not interested.

  • Alex

    He is focused on getting his 6th ring, not beating an overrated player again.

  • showtime4eva

    HE’S GOT NOTHING TO PROVE.by beating these over hyped,nobodies he want’s the ring.

  • Robert.

    Kobe has championed the “W” focus, and in his press conferences always speaks of ‘one game at a time’, and ‘we got a W, that’s all that matters’.
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    He has tuned his focus publicly (over the last several years) to just worrying about the W. He doesn’t care ‘in principle’ who the opponent is. I’m sure he has thought about the big 3, but he can’t alter his game based upon hypotheticals. He has the best general in the game planning strategy, and I’m sure he has learned from that, and deals with one opponent at a time.
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    So when he reaches that point at which he has to worry about miami as an opponent, I’m sure he will study film, and strategize, like he does any other opponent.
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    It is the mindset of a champion.
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    meantime, the heat are ‘chasing’ the Champions (since the Lakers are still considered the Champs all through the year – they earned it) and not the reverse.

  • Danny

    aiynt to worry about he knows his mission, aiynt no sorry ass scrubs gunna be in the way of the 3 Peat.

  • 2Much4You

    me neither ohh

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    Sh!!!t, these reporters are just fishin for stuff. Ain’t nothin goin on so they just tryin to stir things up! Kobe’s got somethin else on his mind to motivate himself… G.O.A.T!

    He don’t care about LeBra, Douche Wad, or Ru Paul! He’s focused on G.O.A.T!

  • gingerbread man

    THE MIAMI HEAT’S MENAGE-A-TWATS HAVE NEVER PROVEN ANYTHING! WADE BEAT A WEAK-MINDED DALLAS TEAM BY GETTING 20 FREETHROWS A GAME FROM THE REFS IN THE FINALS TO GET A FAUX RING! KOBE SCORED 81 POINTS ON BOSH AND TORONTO! AS FAR AS LEYAWN GOES WE ARE ALL QUITNESSES! WHILE HE WENT SOUTH HIS MOM WAS RIDING WEST! 3 HEAT CAN’T STOP THE 3-PEAT! – http://bit.ly/a6iLTr

  • Robert.

    T_M & gingerbread, you came up with some funny acronyms/names. So T_M – who is Ru Paul? – is that supposed to be Bosh? Was it supposed to be Chris Paul? The Wade nickname is hilarious.
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    And ‘Quitnesses’ … that’s brilliant!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    while gasoft is dragging kobe along…….no shaq no rings , no gasoft no rings.way to be a leader nonmamba.

    • R.I.P laffs atu

      All talk and no action makes “laffs atu” a dull girl!

    • illmatic

      No Kobe No wade Shaq RINGLESS FAGGOT I’mma track you down and beat the bitch outta you

    • 242LakerFan

      You know, you never answered my challenge…I think it was the 43rd time you tried to make this argument…to name an all-time great player who won a championship without other great players beside him. How many did Jordan win without Pip? Kareem without Magic or Big O? Shaq without Kobe or Wade? Bird without McHale or Parish? The list is long and distinguished. Like my Johnson.
      (Oops, I didn’t mean to turn you on.)