Lakers would prefer Bryant have surgery now

The Lakers organization speaks…

Yahoo Sports: Kobe Bryant held the NBA’s most famous pinkie aloft for a moment Friday afternoon then suggested that if league officials needed a doctor’s note for him to skip the All-Star game they might as well just remove the splint from his ailing digit.

“All you have to do is take this off,” Bryant said with a slight wag of his finger, “to see how swollen it is.”

Bryant smiled. He knows, for now at least, he doesn’t have much choice whether to put on his All-Star uniform Sunday. If the league thinks he’ll be healthy enough to play for his Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday against Atlanta, then it also considers him capable of waving to the crowd during introductions and running up and down the court a couple of times.

“I’m not complaining about it,” Bryant said. “If I need to play, I’ll play.”

That’s also all anyone needs to know about Bryant’s decision to go against the Lakers’ wishes and put off surgery on his pinkie until the offseason. To Bryant there really was no choice. He needs to play.

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  • Phant0M

    We lose him.

    Gasol forced to be leader.
    Odoms back @ 2nd option.

    We need him

  • Vlade Divac

    Kobe is true warrior!! I will talk to PJ to monitor his playing time… he will become more of a play maker than scorer…

  • LA fan in Manila

    OMG!!! This is risky. I’m afraid Bryant’s defenders would have to hack his pinky real hard to aggrevate the injury.

  • Neo-Laker Era

    Perhaps the refs will pay more attention to players trying to hack Kobe’s hand/finger area. I’m sure we’ll see players trying to hurt him even worse.

  • http://nba.com IMmichael

    its better off to have the surgery now
    maybe you dont know sasha can put up 25 a night and he can do it or we can sign a SG to 2 ten day contracts

  • Michael_23

    I believe Kobe 100% in this. How many times have we seen Kobe play during injury or a recovery process? Many times. But I’m puzzled why he would wait til after the Olympics to get surgery. There’s a month and a half break between the NBA Finals and the Olympics. That should be than enough time for Kobe to recovery. If for some reason the Lakers exit the playoffs in May, then it’ll have more time for Kobe to get the surgery and play for a gold medal because I truly believe Team USA is a much better team with Kobe in the lineup. If Kobe doesn’t win MVP or a championship, I want him to at least get a gold medal.

  • Michael_23

    After Kobe hurt his pinkie, he played horrible in Atlanta because of it. If he plays like that then he should get surgery. But after the Atlanta game, Kobe played excellent basketball despite the injury and if he plays like that then I’m for Kobe playing through it.

  • http://myspace.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    I gotta agree with ‘em… *sigh*

  • kobeftw

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    I couldn’t have said that any better.

  • Phant0M

    Just pray for the best.

  • LA-KB-RD24

    pray.. however i think Kobe is gonna be fine! trust MAMBA

  • somelakerfan1

    Phant0M
    Feb 16th, 2008 at 1:22 am Click this link to quote this comment in your reply

    We lose him.

    Gasol forced to be leader.
    Odoms back @ 2nd option.

    We need him

    why lamar second option we have the machine

  • Jimmy

    Olympics in China for the first time… these games are epic and Kobe knows he’s big in China… and he’s been wanting to play there.

  • iLakers

    idk…

    can he injure it worse than it is now?

    is there a chance of permanent injury?

    whats more important the season record or getting into the playoffs?

    whats more important Kobe’s health or a Championship?

    too many questions…

  • http://getgarnett.com jonasjulienjoseph

    KOBE WILL BE FIND HE JUST HAS TO BE CAREFUL, HE KNOWS HE HAS TO BE ON THIS TEAM, NOW IF ANDREW AND TREVER WAS STILL HERE THEN HE WOULD PROBLY DO THAT CAUSE HE COULD TRUST PUTING

    ANDREW BYNUM
    PAU GASOL
    LAMAR ODOM
    SASHA VUJACIC-WHO HAS BEEN PLAYING EXCELLENT
    DEREK FISHER

    IN THE LINE UP BY THEMSELVES FOR A COUPLE WEEKS, BUT THERES ALOR OF GREATS WHO TAKE THE PAIN AND HAVE SURGURY, RIGHT NOW MANU WHO IS PLAYING WITH A SPAIN/BRONKEN INDEX FINGER, AND SCORE LIKE 46 POINTS, KOBE WILL BE FIND TRUST ME

  • BigThree2k8

    Funny how all you Laker fans keep touting how deep this team is. IF – that is the case then they should be fine without KB for 4-6 weeks. KG’s injury was actually a positive thing for the C’s as it allowed other players to step up in his absence and we still went 7-2 without him.(2 losses by a combined 4 pts not to mention wins over Dallas and SA)KB not having the surgery pretty much tells you how much confidence he has in the rest of the team being able to hold a playoff spot until he comes back. If you guys want to make it out of the 1st round this year then Kobe being healthy has got to be the only option.

  • dcb2069

    I agree with BigThree2k8. The Lakers are good, but their BEST shot at winning it all is with a healthy Kobe. Yes, he played well during the trip, but seriously people, of all those teams, how many of them are that good? Pretty much Orlando and that’s it. There’s the risk of dropping out of the playoffs if Kobe does the surgery. That’s true. But our schedule is relatively easy compared to the rest of the West. We don’t have to play astounding basketball–just good enough basketball. We don’t play anyone good in the East for the rest of the season. We’ve played pretty much all our games against the elite West teams except for Dallas. One Suns game left, one Spurs game, one Hornets game, and whatnot. I don’t want to be stuck in a situation where we lose him right before the playoffs.

    If he gets hurt again, he might put up a stinker like he did against the Hawks. Or he might not. But wake up people, we won’t have the Heat of the Wolves for him to bounce back against. And each time he injures it might be that much more worse.

    Again, I understand he played very well in the remaining games. But are we THAT un-confident in the rest of the team that we don’t put them in the playoffs? Yes, there’s like, half a game separating everyone and their mothers, but we’re still a formidable team with Gasol, Odom, Vlad, Fisher, and Farmar. Seeing as how Fisher played some SG in Utah, I think he’d be fine playing alongside Farmar. Or put Sasha there. Whatever. Point is, I personally think we could pull it off. I’ll live with a number seven seed if that means us having a completely healthy team in the playoffs. Remember that we also get Bynum and Ariza back soon. Also remember that a lot of Bynum’s growth was also due to him getting more playing time when Kwame went down. Or Sasha after we shipped Evans out.

  • MILO

    Kobe needs to go into sur ASAP!!!

  • DCLAKER

    I’m starting to think Kobe might wanna have the surgery now(after all star break).I think The Lakers have enough weapons to hold it down ’til Kobe comes back.All of these so-called ANAL-YSTS on every network think they won’t be anything w/o The Mamba but I disagree,especially with Pau Gasol/LO and AB coming back ‘real soon’,plus Kobe can come back just in time for Playoffs,either that or make a Trade for Maggette.

  • dcb2069

    Who would we give up for Maggette? I don’t give up any of the big guys. The only position that we seem loaded in is the SF position with Vlad, Luke, Ariza, Odom (when Bynum comes back). The only people I give up is Vlad or Luke, and there are some days that I feel like giving Luke away for a second rounder. Anyhow, I’m not quite sure if the Clips bite on it. And we have no more draft picks for like, the next 15 years.

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

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    Hey d*ck, KG also has two other All-Stars with him in Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Kobe just has one other all-star Pau Gasol, Let’s take Allen or Pierce out the equation and force only one of those guys to play with the remaining Celtics and see what happens.

    Oh wait a sec, that did happen, last year, the Celts only had one all-star in Paul Pierce and they didn’t even make the f’n playoffs.

    You’re a dumbsh*t.

  • pio2u

    I JUST HOPE HE DOESN’T FALL & HAVE TO CATCH HIMSELF! THIS IS SOME SERIOUS STUFF!

  • Vlade Divac

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    HAHA ditto! As they say in my country “Azahuba yuoua stoopid mota turka”

  • BigThree2k8

    LakersFirst (Change) (Close)
    Feb 16th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    KG also has two other All-Stars with him in Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Kobe just has one other all-star Pau Gasol, Let’s take Allen or Pierce out the equation and force only one of those guys to play with the remaining Celtics and see what happens.

    Actually we did play this year without both KG and Ray. What was the result? Pierce scored only 7 pts, 4 of the so called remaining C’s scored over 20, and we beat the Heat by 30 in Miami!!! So much for just the 3 all-stars!

    Now LakersFirst (Change) (Close)if you would get Kobe’s c*ck out of ur mouth and pay attention you’ll see the whole point I was trying to make.

    KB making a decision to forego surgery is effectively saying to the rest of the team YOU are not good enough to make the playoffs without ME. If he truly wants to buy into the TEAM concept then he is doing the TEAM an injustice by not trusting them. Are you so nieve that you think he’s going to make it another 3 or 4 months of playing without reaggravating it. Even the FO thinks he should have it done now. Don’t you think giving the other players a chance to get some experience in pressure situations now is only going to benefit the TEAM come playoff time? If this TEAM can’t win without KB then their not ready to win with a injured KB. Really KB can end up costing you more games like he did earlier in losses to G. State and ATL. Bottom line is KB needs to swallow his pride and do what’s best for the TEAM – get the surgery. We don’t want to hear any excuses of an injured KB as to the reason why you lost to us in the finals. (If you even get that far!) Well I guess you can always break out the short-shorts again!!! HA!!!HA!!!

  • BigThree2k8

    LakersFirst (Change) (Close)
    Feb 16th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Oh wait a sec, that did happen, last year, the Celts only had one all-star in Paul Pierce and they didn’t even make the f’n playoffs.

    Yeah but there’s no difference in missing the playoffs or getting beat 4-1 in the 1st round, with the exception of turning a #5 pick into KG and Ray Allen. Same end result – NO CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

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    Yea the difference is the Lakers made the playoffs last year (and the year before that) and the Celtics last year went 24-58 and the year before that they went 33-49. LOL LOL LOL. Research before you speak

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

    I completely diagree because you truly demonstrate that idiot Boston fans, like yourself, don’t know sh*t about the NBA.

    The West is NOT like the East. The race in the west is so tough that only 4.5 games separate the #1 team seed and the #9 team. Unlike the East where 19.5 games separate the #1 team and the #9 team. Also, in the west, at the current win rate 9 teams will finish with 50+ wins and only 8 will make the playoffs. I tell you this to educate you. If the Lakers were in the East, or if the West teams were separated by more than just 4.5 games, then Kobe would totally get the surgery now. However, because the race in the west is so tight, at this point in the season, ANY player (especially an All-Star) missing any time is critical and risky. Think about it idiot, if a team in the west loses 3 games, they probably fall out of playoff contention. Any player missing time in the West is so crucial (way more than in the East). If the Celtics truly want to give their inexperienced bench (and their bench has NO experience) more playing time, they should sit out Allen, KG and Paul Pierce because they can afford to lose games. No team in the West can afford to lose games

    Secondly, Kobe and the rest of the league see how great they were coming together and dominating games on the road (they went 7-2 on a recent road trip, WITHOUT their starting center and without one of the main guys off the bench). Kobe does not want to disturb the way thea team was playing. Injuries disrupt any team (just ask San Antonio when they lost Parker).

    Obviously you don’t watch the Laker games (being a f*ggot Boston fan that you are) so you don’t see how much Kobe trusts his other players, which is why on any given night the Lakers have about 4 to 5 guys in scoring double digit points.

    With regards to him reaggrivating his pinkie, the pinkie will continue to hurt the rest of the season, but unlike the p*ssy KG is (“ooh my stomach hurts”), he’s going to play through it (it’s not like this is a knee or ankle injury).

    Lastly, you’re assuming the Celtics are going to get to the FINALS. No way, Detroit is going to beat the living crap out of the Celtics in the playoffs. You talk about gaining experience, what experience do ANY of the Celtics players have in the playoffs? The Celtics haven’t made the playoffs in years. Not even Paul Pierce has that much playoff experience. The only player on Boston with any real playoff experience is KG, and when was the last time he in the playoffs? Even Doc Rivers, their coach, doesn’t even have coaching experience in the playoffs. Instead of being at this Laker site, you should be worrying about how your gay Celtics are going to blow it, like the Patriots did, and lose to the much more playoff savvy Detroit Pistons.

  • LakersFirst

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    I completely diagree because you truly demonstrate that idiot Boston fans, like yourself, don’t know sh*t about the NBA.

    The West is NOT like the East. The race in the west is so tough that only 4.5 games separate the #1 team seed and the #9 team. Unlike the East where 19.5 games separate the #1 team and the #9 team. Also, in the west, at the current win rate 9 teams will finish with 50+ wins and only 8 will make the playoffs. I tell you this to educate you. If the Lakers were in the East, or if the West teams were separated by more than just 4.5 games, then Kobe would totally get the surgery now. However, because the race in the west is so tight, at this point in the season, ANY player (especially an All-Star) missing any time is critical and risky. Think about it idiot, if a team in the west loses 3 games, they probably fall out of playoff contention. Any player missing time in the West is so crucial (way more than in the East). If the Celtics truly want to give their inexperienced bench (and their bench has NO experience) more playing time, they should sit out Allen, KG and Paul Pierce because they can afford to lose games. No team in the West can afford to lose games

    Secondly, Kobe and the rest of the league see how great they were coming together and dominating games on the road (they went 7-2 on a recent road trip, WITHOUT their starting center and without one of the main guys off the bench). Kobe does not want to disturb the way thea team was playing. Injuries disrupt any team (just ask San Antonio when they lost Parker).

    Obviously you don’t watch the Laker games (being a f*ggot Boston fan that you are) so you don’t see how much Kobe trusts his other players, which is why on any given night the Lakers have about 4 to 5 guys in scoring double digit points.

    With regards to him reaggrivating his pinkie, the pinkie will continue to hurt the rest of the season, but unlike the p*ssy KG is (”ooh my stomach hurts”), he’s going to play through it (it’s not like this is a knee or ankle injury).

    Lastly, you’re assuming the Celtics are going to get to the FINALS. No way, Detroit is going to beat the living crap out of the Celtics in the playoffs. You talk about gaining experience, what experience do ANY of the Celtics players have in the playoffs? The Celtics haven’t made the playoffs in years. Not even Paul Pierce has that much playoff experience. The only player on Boston with any real playoff experience is KG, and when was the last time he in the playoffs? Even Doc Rivers, their coach, doesn’t even have coaching experience in the playoffs. Instead of being at this Laker site, you should be worrying about how your gay Celtics are going to blow it, like the Patriots did, and lose to the much more playoff savvy Detroit Pistons.

  • Fantastic5LAL

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    uhh theres a big difference. Celtics put thereselves so far ahead that they dont have to not worry about not making the playoffs + theyre in the East. Lakers (without Kobe) may not even make it if Kobe has injury. Its a tougher decision and their are risks to both sides but I think he should have the surgery, unless they can heal it 85% or more. Maybe Kobe just sits out a few games

  • BigThree2k8

    LakersFirst

    1st of all go wipe the c*m out of your eyes because you haven’t been watching too much NBA with statements about the current C’s roster having no playoff experience.

    Now that I have your FULL ATTENTION:

    Kevin Garnett
    47 games
    2003 WC Finals

    Paul Pierce
    37 games
    2002 EC Finals

    Ray Allen
    37 games
    2001 EC Finals

    James Posey
    34 games
    2006 NBA Championship

    Eddie House
    24 games
    2005 WC Finals

    Scott Pollard
    60 games
    2001 WC Finals

    NO PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE??? What league have you been watching the last few years? The WNBA??? We have no other players outside of the Big Three??? I do believe our 1st meeting of the season Perkins torched your whole front court outscoring them 21-12. Who??? Where was Little Boy Bynum? Oh yeah sitting on the bench in foul trouble!!! Then a tired C’s squad, coming off a win in Utah the night before and 4th game in 5 days, had you guys at Staples so discombobulated you realized at halftime how ridiculous you really looked in those “short-shorts”. I do recall we were also minus Rondo, but Tony Allen comes in to score 16 and helped play lock down D on KB. This is all coming from a guy who just came back this year from major ACL surgery. What’d KB shoot? A sparkling 6 for 25!!! How many minutes did KG and Ray play? KG -30 RA -28. What was the final score? I’ll let you fill that one in. Once again our “supposed” lack of depth shows through against a superiorly more experienced team.

    Now addressing the fact that we are in the weak East, I do believe we are 16-0. YES LET ME REPEAT THAT SO IT SINKS IN TO THAT PRIMATE BRAIN OF YOURS! 16-0 vs. the WC!!! Highlighted by a 19 pt beat down in your own building. Yeah, let me hear you come up with an excuse for that one!!! PJ really earns that 12 mil/year when he plays us. Buss must have really been liquored up when he was signing that check. But I guess it helps when your banging the owner’s daughter

    Lastly we aren’t really that concerned with the Pistons. I can live with a 2 pt loss the 1st time we played. Not to mention a 7 pt win in Detroit where our leading scorer was BAs long as we’re healthy WE ARE THE CONCERN to the rest of the Conference.
    Look, when your ready to have a articulate NBA discussion please make sure you’re not talking out your a$$ about things you have no idea about!!! Making you look ridiculous is too easy!!! BEEP!!! BEEP!!! Hey the short bus is ready to pick you up!!!

  • BigThree2k8

    LakersFirst

    1st of all go wipe the c*m out of your eyes because you haven’t been watching too much NBA with statements about the current C’s roster having no playoff experience.

    Now that I have your FULL ATTENTION:

    Kevin Garnett
    47 games
    2003 WC Finals

    Paul Pierce
    37 games
    2002 EC Finals

    Ray Allen
    37 games
    2001 EC Finals

    James Posey
    34 games
    2006 NBA Championship

    Eddie House
    24 games
    2005 WC Finals

    Scott Pollard
    60 games
    2001 WC Finals

    NO PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE??? What league have you been watching the last few years? The WNBA??? We have no other players outside of the Big Three??? I do believe our 1st meeting of the season Perkins torched your whole front court outscoring them 21-12. Who??? Where was Little Boy Bynum? Oh yeah sitting on the bench in foul trouble!!! Then a tired C’s squad, coming off a win in Utah the night before and 4th game in 5 days, had you guys at Staples so discombobulated you realized at halftime how ridiculous you really looked in those “short-shorts”. I do recall we were also minus Rondo, but Tony Allen comes in to score 16 and helped play lock down D on KB. This is all coming from a guy who just came back this year from major ACL surgery. What’d KB shoot? A sparkling 6 for 25!!! How many minutes did KG and Ray play? KG -30 RA -28. What was the final score? I’ll let you fill that one in. Once again our “supposed” lack of depth shows through against a superiorly more experienced team.

    Now addressing the fact that we are in the weak East, I do believe we are 16-0. YES LET ME REPEAT THAT SO IT SINKS IN TO THAT PRIMATE BRAIN OF YOURS! 16-0 vs. the WC!!! Highlighted by a 19 pt beat down in your own building. Yeah, let me hear you come up with an excuse for that one!!! PJ really earns that 12 mil/year when he plays us. Buss must have really been liquored up when he was signing that check. But I guess it helps when your banging the owner’s daughter

    Lastly we aren’t really that concerned with the Pistons. I can live with a 2 pt loss the 1st time we played, not to mention a 7 pt win in Detroit where our leading scorer was BIG BABY DAVIS. Once again Who??? As long as we’re healthy WE ARE THE CONCERN to the rest of the Conference and the League.

    Look, when your ready to have a articulate NBA discussion please make sure you’re not talking out your A$$ about things you have no idea about!!! Making you look ridiculous is too easy!!! BEEP!!! BEEP!!! Hey the short bus is ready to pick you up!!!

  • Jack Nicholas

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    —bigthree likes men——-

  • BigThree2k8

    Hey Jack Nicholas,

    Between you LakersFirst which one of you is on the bottom??? LOL!!!

  • Jack Nicholas

    Your MOM is between us!! LOL

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

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    Wow, you spoke out, your breath smells like penis, but then again, you are from Boston, where a bunch f*g losers are from. When was the last time Boston won a title? I don’t even think you were born yet. As a matter of fact, I bet your mother didn’t even have her period yet! News flash – Boston’s NOT winning a title this year. Now to mention you’re supposed great roster that Danny Ainge has created.

    KG – Again, when was the last time he was in the playoffs??? I think it was about five years ago when the Lakers beat his a** and that of the T’wolves. Don’t worry, he’s due for a big injury (and no his little stomach ache doesn’t count).

    Paul Pierce – Again, when was he in the playoffs? How many years has it been??? Paul Pierce is pathetic in the playoffs and will come up short again as he always does.

    Ray Allen – When was he in the playoffs again? How many years has it been? You should be worrying about Ray Allen’s twig-like ankles because come April, they are going to be falling apart (just ask Seattle and Milwaukee how is ankles held up).

    You’re big three have ONE thing in common – THEY ALL LOSE IN THE CONFERENCE FINALS. Even if Boston gets to the Eastern Conference finals, they are going to LOSE to Detroit, because that’s the extent of the success that the supposed “Big Three” can achieve. Face it Danny Ainge traded all your youth to contend for a mere 2 (maybe 3) years. Boston has done nothing yet and will do nothing.

    James Posey – Are you trying to tell me James Posey was a significant factor in the Miami team. Please, all James Posey knows how to do is hit players and then get suspended for playoff games.

    Eddie House – Why do you think the Suns dumped him??? Because he can’t come through in playoff games. If you think Eddie House is going to come through in playoff games, then you need to stop sucking d*ck and go to youtube and look at the Suns when Eddie House was on that team. He was terrible in the playoffs.

    Scot Pollard – Please, if you’re going to state this guy as one of the contributors to your wannabe playoff run, then you’re really reaching. Pollard is terrible. The last time I saw Pollard as a serious contributor to a playoff team is when he with the Sac Kings, when the Lakers ousted them from the playoffs. The Sac Kings nor Scot Pollard has ever been the same since the Lakers kicks their a**.

    Like I said, the Celtics have NO PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE. The last time you’re big three made any playoff run was about 5 years ago. That’s pathetic. Do they even remember what the playoffs are like???

    Yea Perkins had a good game against Bynum, but thats ok. Notice how the entire Laker team has become better and our record has improved, where as the Celtics are losing to teams like the Wizards (who the Lakers beat the crap of just last month) and the Magic, who again the Lakers beat the crap out of just last month. If you think Perkins is going to contribute much the playoffs, you’ve been sucking to much Boston d*ck. When the playoffs come Perkins is going to be a non factor becuase he has ZERO playoff experience. yea, Boston is 16-0 against the West, but after this next 5 game road trip they have, they won’t 16-0 anymore (try 16-5).

    Now let’s discuss the Laker team and their playoff experience. Our backcourt (Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher) – three straight championships. Do I need to say more. LO, Bynum and Gasol, have all been the playoffs.

    As for our bench:

    Farmar – Been to the playoffs

    Vlade Radmanovic – Been to the playoffs

    Luke Walton – Been to the playoffs

    Sasha Vujacic – Been the playoffs

    Ronny Turiaf – Been to the playoffs

    Chris Mihm – Been to the playoffs

    Trevor Ariza – Been to the playoffs

    Even DJ Mbenge has – Been to the playoffs

    Let’s fact it, 13 guys on our roster have been to the playoffs, something Boston can’t say.

    Now you wanna talk about coaches, Ainge hired DOC RIVERS!! Doc Rivers is a terrible coach. What is his playoff record as a coach and how many playoff series has he won???? I’ll let you fill that one in. L

    et’s face it, Boston f*ggot fans don’t like Phil Jackson because not only di he tie the record of the supposed great Auerbach, a feat that no one thought would happen. PHIL JACKSON IS GOING TO GET HIS 10TH TITLE and no one again will question that Phil Jackson is a greater coach then Red Auerbach!! After PJ gets that 10th ring, people are going to say Red Auer-who.

    Now you should be concerned with the Pistons, because Chauncey Billups is going work Rondo in the playoffs. Everyone speaks so highly of Rondo, but if he’s so great, why is Boston looking for another point guard? I’ll answer that question, Rondo is going to get smoked by Billups.

    Let’s face it, Boston was all hype at the beginning of the year and all the other teams have now settled down and have all improved, the Lakers being one of them. You’re starting five of Rondo, Allen, Perkins, KG and Pierce now have competition in the Lakers starting five of Fisher, KB, Bynum, LO and now Gasol. I hate it to break it to you, but KG will now have to play defense against Gasol, a man that can shoot from the outside and post up as well (and he’s just as tall as KG as well). But then again, I don’t think the Celtics will be playing in the Lakers in the finals anyways, the Celts are going to lose to Detroit.

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

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    Big three is a Boston f*g, that’s all that comes from there. Nothing good comes from Boston. Boston is a sh*thole town and deserved to have their Celtics title-less for the past 20 years. I feel bad for New York because they have to live next to those a**holes.

  • T-Dub

    If Kobe has surjury now, we dont make the playoffs! season over! As long as he can’t make it worse, he’s efficient, can play through the pain, he’s gotta play!

  • T-Dub

    The only reason these other intruders are on this site is because they now FEAR US!!!!!!!!!!

  • somelakerfan1

    if bymun and ariza weren’t injured kobe would have had surgery last week

  • Phant0M

    Kobe obviously thinks him having surgery isn’t his
    first option.

    So im w. him the whole way

    BTW NO HOMO for the beantown fans

  • BigThree2k8

    I LOVE THE LAKERS IM JUST KIDDING!!

    I HAVE A KOBE POSTER IN MY ROOM!

  • LakersFirst

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    I agree with you!! Other teams see how deep the Lakers are and they see how much each of our players are either in their prime or entering their prime.

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

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    Regardless…you’re still BigD*ckSucker2k8.