Kobe’s basketball academy kicks into gear!

Kobe’s Basketball Academy started last night, and I noticed their was already a video of it on youtube conducted by “ESNEWS.” Check it out:

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  • Jimmy

    Forget this guy… I say we just hang on to him for 2 years… let him score 50 points a game and let him go for nothing. At least we can have room to sign a FA when a good one becomes available. Why trade him? Do you remember the Shaq trade? We got scre@ed with the Brian Grant contract.

  • Dynasty

    jimmy u are insane!!!.not to be mean though!

    we would have to start allllllllllllllllllllllllllll over!

  • jimmy u retard

    NEVER EVER SAY THAT SHIT AGAIN JIMMY!!!! KOBE IS A LAKER 4 LIFE!

  • ryguy2303

    where is this footage taken at? Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Ca) or Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania)??

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    Jimmy you are a dumbass. How could the Lakers let Kobe leave? That is like Chicago letting Jordan leave, only Kobe is better than Jordan.

  • kloa

    that’s loyola marymount, his academy is there.

  • daboss1848

    footage taken at Loyola Marymount Univ

    can we respond with facts instead of name calling? (Kobe better than Jordan? – - at best, that is debatable)

    I think the point Jimmy was making was: we’re not going to get equal value for KB so let him sit out or play out his next two years. And then if he wants to opt out and lose 30-60 million depending where he goes, so be it. ( We would still have the option to s/t).

  • LETSGETKG2LA

    jimmy if i ever meet you in my life ima kick your ass cuz i hate dumb asses like you- talking outta their ass saying random shit and making ppl beleive it

  • kisofdeath

    WTF Kobe you idiot…i think he misunderstood the question “do you have anything to say to your fans” cuz the way he answered it was no way close to anything the fans would care about. i think he misheard fans as plans cuz thats what he talked about. either that or he’s avoiding it.

  • KB24[LiGhTsOuT]

    HE never mentioned training camp or next season….

  • daboss1848

    Whether he’s an idiot is debatable based on his prior tirades. . .

    In this case, he’s just avoiding it – his mouth is obviously on lockdown so that he can do no more damage to the team in it’s efforts to build around him.

  • MCADAMS711

    Whatever happens, just don’t trade Kwame. He is about to go crazy on the NBA next year. Kwame for MVP ’08. You heard it here first.

  • SUNSRGAY

    [quote comment="5153"]Whatever happens, just don’t trade Kwame. He is about to go crazy on the NBA next year. Kwame for MVP ’08. You heard it here first.[/quote]
    hahAHAHahahahahahahaa. O man I was having a horrible day until I saw your comment. That totally made my day

  • daboss1848

    wow . . kwame mvp?
    I have sasha locked up as most improved and Javaris as ROY

    Our team is stacked!

  • laker2421

    I hate even typing this but Kobe truly HATES the Lakers FO right now, not one mention of anything having to do with the Lakers, the start of camp, or the regular season. Mitch and Jerry you better get on the phone w/ McHale and Taylor ASAP and make this trade happen and Jerry while you are at it tell your kid to take an extended vacation. This interview actually has me sick to my stomach!

  • Ricky

    did anyone notice in the video how calm kobe was when he was asked how he was doing. kobe said he was “getting ready”. he’s been working out and “getting ready for august, the real games”. i think he knows something that us fans don’t. probably knows that the lakers are close to making a big trade happen and he is willing to be on board next year. he seemed a lot happier in this conversation. the smile and giddy personality is back, and saying he is “getting ready for august, working out, training, and getting ready for the real games” sounds good to me.

  • MCADAMS711

    [quote post="460"]daboss1848
    Jul 3rd, 2007 at 11:11 am Quote

    wow . . kwame mvp?
    I have sasha locked up as most improved and Javaris as ROY

    Our team is stacked![/quote]

    daboss…man you are right on. I really enjoy your perspective on Sasha and Javaris, I think you couldn’t be closer to the truth. WE HAVE SO MANY ASSETS IT IS CRAZY! Any team would be lucky to get involved in a trade with us…but I’ll stick to my guns. After surgeries for both Kwame (I heard the real surgery was hand transplants) and Odom, Lakers are set for a major run. Odom and Bynum are basically the next Magic and Kareem (don’t forget Kareem has been coaching Bynum) and Kwame is basically Shaq, but better at shooting free throws. That’s a lot to look forward to next year! How could you even imagine trading these killers of the court?

  • ONE

    Heres the best move the Lakers could do…it works too

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=110~509&teams=18~13

  • Kobe

    [quote comment="5162"]Heres the best move the Lakers could do…it works too

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=110~509&teams=18~13/quote

    must be a knicks fan. that shit aint gonna happen

  • daboss1848

    MCADAMS711 – just to correct you, we have two Magics – Odom is our American version . . .let’s not forget we now also have the Chinese version! (I can’t believe 29 teams passed on him at least twice).

    ONE – now that’s hilarious . . .one malcontent for another less talented malcontent!

  • kb24mvp

    LOL GO KWAME, we would be champions if kwame had a mvp season

  • MCADAMS711

    daboss1848 – I totally forgot about our Chinese Magic. I heard from insiders he is “NBA Ready” and, also, the Lakers have labeled him as “untradeable”.

  • kisofdeath

    a mvp season in kwame terms is 10 points 9 rebs 2 blk

    im tellin you kwame is only worth 2 twinkies and half a hoho…only against the kings is he worth the full hoho

  • lakerfan81

    Kwame could be MVP next season. if every other better player (thats a large number) got injured and was out for the whole season.

  • kb24

    mvp-kb
    most improved- kwame
    sixth man-sasha
    rookie of year- javaris
    defensive players of the year- smush parker

    first team all nba
    farmar
    kb
    walton
    odom
    brown

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    [quote comment="5170"]mvp-kb
    most improved- kwame
    sixth man-sasha
    rookie of year- javaris
    defensive players of the year- smush parker

    first team all nba
    farmar
    kb
    walton
    odom
    brown[/quote]

    what a weird fantasy, so many things wrong with that

  • laker2421

    [quote comment="5160"]did anyone notice in the video how calm kobe was when he was asked how he was doing. kobe said he was “getting ready”. he’s been working out and “getting ready for august, the real games”. i think he knows something that us fans don’t. probably knows that the lakers are close to making a big trade happen and he is willing to be on board next year. he seemed a lot happier in this conversation. the smile and giddy personality is back, and saying he is “getting ready for august, working out, training, and getting ready for the real games” sounds good to me.[/quote]You do realize he is talking about Team USA not The Lakers right?

  • LETSGETKG2LA

    Did anyo ne notice that his mouth was not saying what you’rer hearing? pretty fishy…

  • ryguy2303

    [quote comment="5174"]Did anyo ne notice that his mouth was not saying what you’rer hearing? pretty fishy…[/quote]

    lol i think the timings off with it…usually happens with youtube i think.

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    [quote comment="5160"]did anyone notice in the video how calm kobe was when he was asked how he was doing. kobe said he was “getting ready”. he’s been working out and “getting ready for august, the real games”. i think he knows something that us fans don’t. probably knows that the lakers are close to making a big trade happen and he is willing to be on board next year. he seemed a lot happier in this conversation. the smile and giddy personality is back, and saying he is “getting ready for august, working out, training, and getting ready for the real games” sounds good to me.[/quote]

    He didnt say “real” games he said “world” games …….TEAM USA

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    [quote comment="5162"]Heres the best move the Lakers could do…it works too

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=110~509&teams=18~13/quote

    Da fuk u smokin!!!

  • kenshi1023

    what does it have to do with getgarnett? kobe academy camp = get KG?

  • lakers4life

    ummm im guessin this site is for laker news….

  • http://WWW.AOL.COM FOXXY

    STOP KILLING KOBE…LETS JUST WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS…AND ITS NOT THE FANS HE’S PISSED AT…ITS UPPER MANAGEMENT…THEY USED HIM TO SELL TIX AND LAKER MERCHANDISE AND SEATS….WITH NO INTENT TO UP GRADE THE TEAM AS PROMISED!!!!! KOBE HAS FINALLY GROWN UP AND NOW HE CAN SEE WHAT IS REALLY REAL!!!!! I TRUELY WANT HIM TO RETIRE AS A LAKER BUT I WON’T BE MAD AT HIM IF HE DOES LEAVE!!!!LAKER ORG SHOULD REALLY BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR LETTING THIS GET OUT OF HAND!!!

  • Fatty

    KG to LA [Trade - O - Meter]

    Measures all articles and info from other teams and then computes the Lakers chances of getting KG.

    Todays percentage (91%)

    Reliability of 2% + or -

  • Lakers305

    Somebody give Kobe a cookie, Dude looks like hw’s about to cry…

  • KOBE

    WHAT UP BITCH