Sometimes there are quotes that can sum up greatness. This is one of them. After the loss today against the Cavs, Bryant said this about Andrew Bynum…

“He [Bynum] developed into the player that I prayed about having on my team for years,” Bryant said.

  • AZZY

    Well kobes dream came true cuz andrew is the next shaq..so the next couple of years with kobe and bynum there going to be really great duoss!!

  • ab4sure

    I told you kobe. How many years kobe??? the last 10 years??? Don’t say 10 years because the Shaq and Kobe feud will begin again… Memories…. those were the days…. players biatch slapping each other… why can’t we go back.. lol

  • Kobe24 Philippines

    kobe, we will support you and the lakers team here in the philippines, you are a true lakers blood. you and andrew bynum will make a another history in nba. if the lakers i get angry, that is the feelings of a true lakers fan. just keep it up and bring again the championship banner in LAKERS and fans.. gudluck,,

    LAKERS GOGOGO<<>

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

    See what a good center does a team. The key to championships is the center position. It opens up the floor for EVERYONE (even bums as one so called Laker fan call them). Bynum’s injury this year is bad luck for the Lakers. I think when Bynum went down, I hear sighs of relief from 29 other franchises.

  • http://thelakersnation.com Tyler

    kobe that was a great comment. if drew can stay healthy in his career he could go down as one of the greats, they said when he came in to the NBA that he would be the next shaq and i think he can be better, plus he can make his freethrows. Last thing every other team must of been praying for him to get hurt, because now they no unless he comes back stronger than before the lakers arnt goin to win the championship but im still hopin. GO LAKERS

  • kobe-wan kenobi

    bynum no better than shaq!
    not at all, he does not have the same coordination

  • LakersFirst

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    Bynum’s only 20 years old, it still too early to tell.

  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

    Bynum is better than Shaq in the fact we don’t need to run the offense through him to get him going.

  • mplakers

    that’s all good and well kobe but, the lakers still need another go to player in order to truly contend. hopefully, mitch can swindle a team into giving us that go to player just like he got swindled into getting kwame for caron butler.

  • DCLAKER

    AGAIN,WE’RE WATCHING THE MATURATION OF KOBE!

  • Lakerboi

    This is very good to hear after the past few games. I think they realize now, how big of a piece Bynum is to the TEAM!! Hopefully Kobe can sign an extention after next year. Ariza, Turif need to resign this off season….GO LAKERS

  • Phant0M

    Good. To. Hear.
    :)
    Wish we had Bynum right noW.

  • http://frankthetank.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/kobe-bryant-bulls.jpg JoJo

    Kobe is a fraud and why the Lakers fans still kiss his ass after he cheats on his wife, calls his owner stupid and tells kids to get a Bulls uniform fellas and then says to ship Bynum’s ass out. Not only that, he still hasn’t recinded his trade demands which makes you think when the lakers get outted in the first round of the playoffs he’ll be looking to get out of LA just like J-Kidd is. If anyone tells you the Lakers are contenders then they are NBA retarded! They have played well to appease Kobe and his crying. If LA had a brain at all they should trade Kobe for younger players to build around Bynum.

  • LakerNation1

    omg kobe u cheated on vanessa! i hate u! stop acting like a woman and go watch “days of our lives”.

    like who cares? its basketball, not day time television.

  • T-Dub

    Jojo is obviously a Suns fan!!!!!

  • Roscoe

    lol at calling bynum better than shaq. this is shaq you’re talking about 5 finals 4 championships, most dominant center of all time.

  • LakerNation1

    true, hes no shaq….YET.

    but he at least makes his free throws =)

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

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    What’s most impressive about Bynum is the fact that his potential has NOT yet been reached. Bynum is a man that would get 13-17 points and 11-13 boards a game in under 30 minutes of playing. That’s efficient!! That’s whats impressive and most scary about Bynum – His potential HAS YET TO BE REACHED.

  • http://frankthetank.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/kobe-bryant-bulls.jpg JoJo

    Laker fans have to be some of the dumbest in the NBA. You always think you can trade for superstars without giving up anything. Laker Nation darrrrrrrrrrrr! Lakers forever darrrrrrrf! While your best player shit all over you! Just as fake as those dumbass hollywood actors who wana get face time on TV and don’t know anybody on the team except for Kobe bad shot Bryant. Please take Jack’s stoned ass and send him into space with all the other NBA garbage like Spike Lee! If the Lakers want JKidd then trade Bynum. If not then shut up.

    Oh you have to love this, Bynum is better than Shaq? That is awesome! Your soooo dumb. What has he done played 3 months of decent basketball while half the league is sleep walking and now he’s better than Shaq? You should really I.D. your bloggers. Anyone not old enough to see Shaq play when he was young should just shut your mouth. Shaq was a beast when he was in his prime. I don’t see Bynum ever being the force that SHAQ was! Sorry!

  • ab4sure

    JoJo, your a celtic fan right??? well that explains your hatred for the lakers… totally expected. MOst here are saying the Bynum has the potential to be better than Shaq, not that he will be. Time will tell. No one knows… not even jojo. By the way your way overestimating what the nets will get for a 35 yr. old point guard. He can be got for less than Bynum… what I don’t know but we may find out soon.

  • somelakerfan1

    good kobe and andrew. all the lakers really need is a 3rd scorer who can avrage 20 a game and that is sasha start him instead of luke plzz he could score like 30 a game with the way he is shooting and plus give him the ball when he is on the floor. look out for next season u other 29 teams

  • myriam

    jojo, don’t be to harsh on Kobe. What he did whith his wife has nothing to do with his team. Vanessa will take care of that, not you or anybody out there. It’s not our business anymore, even with the Lakers organization. Id you don’t like the guy ( KOBE ), so be it, but you have to respect him as a person, an an athlete. FULL STOP!!!!

  • Reggie

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    Are you serious? I would say 90-95% of athletes cheat on their wives. Ask Jordan. Ask Shaq. Ask D-Wade. Kobe just was officially caught. Most men cant handle having women throw themselves at them. Oh and MJ had a couple coaches fired and he it was well documented that him and management didn’t get along.

  • gugy

    JOJO,
    Go f•ck yourself!

    Kobe will be a Laker for life. I know you want him so bad on your team, the Suns!.
    But guess what, it won’t happen baby.

    Lakers will be a champion in one or two seasons. We just need to kick out Lamar, Kwame, Vlad and Luke and get good replacements in order to get there.

  • http://myspace LIL_KID

    WITH KOBE N BYNUM IS ANOTHER DUO!!

    WITH KOBE N SHAQ HAS SOME GREAT YEARS..MISS THOSE YEARS!!!
    IF WE STILL HAD SHAQ WE WOULD WONN ALL OF 2000 TILL KNOW…THE SPURS ARE LUCKY CAZ WE TRADED SHAQ THATS Y THEY WON THOSE CHAMPIONS

  • Ignard

    Wow Lamar, Kobe said that. WAKE UP CALL BRO.
    It’s cool that Kobe sees what he has and he’ll probably stay no matter what happens the rest of this season.

  • DCLAKER

    KOBE IS LAKER FOR LIFE FOR THE 1,000,000,000TH TIME!

  • ignard

    Dude

  • DCLAKER

    NO CELTICS FANS ON THIS SITE,THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED LAKERNATION.COM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hibachi

    C’mon bynum is better than shaq?! garbage!!! its like saying that the wolves and the heat are going to meet in the finals..hahaha… shaq led the magics in his first rookie year to the finals… and kobe’s rookie year with the lakers he was a beast and for the fact he is only 18 back then… and how about bynum?! he was caught on type crying hahaha… and he took alot of criticism this year from phil and kobe and i think that motivated him to play his best ball ever if not ship his a$$ out!!! hahaha..
    but anyhow who gives a $hit about the lakers… the sox won the world series the pats are set to make history 19-0 and the celtics are the best team in the nba!!! big 3 baby!!!

    keep reaching out for that rainbow LA…

    regards from
    BEANTOWN! .!.

  • LakersFAN81

    DoDo, I mean JoJo said:

    Laker fans have to be some of the dumbest in the NBA. You always think you can trade for superstars without giving up anything. Laker Nation darrrrrrrrrrrr! Lakers forever darrrrrrrf! While your best player {Profanity isn’t allowed on theLakersNation.com — Please go back and edit your comment. Thank you.} all over you! Just as fake as those dumbass hollywood actors who wana get face time on TV and don’t know anybody on the team except for Kobe bad shot Bryant. Please take Jack’s stoned ass and send him into space with all the other NBA garbage like Spike Lee! If the Lakers want JKidd then trade Bynum. If not then shut up.

    Oh you have to love this, Bynum is better than Shaq? That is awesome! Your soooo dumb. What has he done played 3 months of decent basketball while half the league is sleep walking and now he’s better than Shaq? You should really I.D. your bloggers. Anyone not old enough to see Shaq play when he was young should just shut your mouth. Shaq was a beast when he was in his prime. I don’t see Bynum ever being the force that SHAQ was! Sorry!

    I’m sorry but idiots aren’t allowed JoJo. The Lakers are better than you think. We might not have 20 banners hanging from the rafters, but we have always been consistently right there in every decade, making the playoffs, and have at least an opportunity to play for a chance at the title. I’m not saying we’ve always been contenders, but we’ve always been around. You really can’t say that about any of the other teams in the NBA. Most teams just drop off the map after a few good years, and a title or two. Heck the Celtics have been MIA for 20 plus years. So until you can bring something otehr to the table than your obvious hate for Kobe, who will go down as the greatest player to ever play the game, shut up. It will take time and the maturation he is showing this year will need to keep growing, but I think he’ll win some more titles before he’s done. He’s 29. Jordan started his reign when he was 28, it’s only the begining fella’s.

  • DCLAKER

    Do we have Celtic SPIES on this site ’cause i’ve alot of insulting comments about how dumb WE AT LAKERNATION ARE but AT LEAST WE’RE TRYING HARD(IF WE WERE GM’S,OF COURSE)TO COMMUNICATE IN CIVILIZED MANNER ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE THIS TEAM.Y’ALL HATERS CANNOT POSSIBLY THINK THAT THIS TEAM THE WAY IT IS IS GOING TO WHEN A CHAMPIONSHIP,HELL TO THE NAH.

  • Joe

    Why do you all kiss the Lakers ass when there very good actors. When the Spurs had less then 8 hrs. of sleep. Tonight games was the actors game. GO SPURS GO!!!!!!

  • sketch

    DC, who cares about them celtic spies. they can know all of our plays and it ain’t gonna help. they just stop us!!!!

    and to the doubters saying that bynum’s not as good as shaq…in what sense? home boys work ethic is already light years beyond shaq. he’s got a nice jumper. he’s got great low post moves. he’s light on his feet. he’s got arguably the best offensive weapon in the game (the sky hook). he can hit his free throws. he’s already out blocking shaq for the same amount of minutes played. he’s also rebounding extremely well. he’s a better team mate. yeah, i’d say that he’s if not better than shaq, then on equal footing already.

    bynum don’t need to be scoring like shaq to be better. he’s flexible and that makes him better! he’ll be what we need him to be. all shaq did was bulldoze his way in and slam the ball. he really got nothing else. he calls himself the most dominant ever. the truth is that he could’ve been, but he’s so damn LAZY. he wasted his natural talents. bynum’s not like that and he will be known as a better player than shaq at the end of his career.

    just remember this about the BIG DISAPPOINTMENT…he got 3 shots blocked 2 nights ago! milsap with 1 and ak-47 with 2. shaq sucks now!!!!!!!!