Magic seems to agree with Michael on this one.

ESPN: We didn’t think about it ’cause that’s not what we were about. From college, I was trying to figure out how to beat Larry Bird.

  • Magic Bryant

    That is what true competitors do. They seek a challenge and take it head on. Some people have heart and a drive to succeed while leading a team and beating the best, James doesn’t.

  • http://www.jackyang.info Jack Y.

    Exactly!

  • Michael

    WHO CARES!!!!! Yo. No one cares about these bulls**t stories. True lakers fans don’t give a damn about Lequeen or what other people think of Lequeen. Post true Lakers reports. Lakers for life and ‘F’ the rest.

    • http://getgarnett.com golakers75

      bingo!!!! it has been said that 3 players cant prevent a 3 peat..Heat still can’t hang with us. see you all in June of 2011 for yet another parade in DOWNTOWN LA

  • 242LakerFan

    Guess what? I’d be willing to bet my last dollar that Larry Bird would say exactly the same thing. He and Magic and Michael were leaders. Bird said he didn’t even care about winning Rookie of the Year, because Magic won the Chip that year. Magic said he used Bird’s ROY win to fuel his title run. That’s how it’s supposed to work.

    • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

      I think it was reported recently that Bird said something similar..about beating Magic instead of joining forces…I could be wrong, though. I thought I read something like that.

      • faker-nation

        have you forgot what the roster for the celtics and lakers were when they won the championship.. All-time great teams. Barkley Jordan can say what they want but its 2010 not 1984. Barkley has no rings so he shouldnt talk. LBJ made a great business and basketball move. he’s in a win win situation.

        • JOSH IN DA 310

          you are a fucking moron! go suck lebrons dick u fucking fagget

          • faker-nation

            you suck rapist kobe dick after he’s done with the white slut..what a mile high

  • Lakers=beast

    finally someone who knows what they’re saying!, everyone wants to dick ride the lake show and heat, let everyone stay in their original teams (not blake though, he signed before LeQueen signed =D)

  • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

    LeBron ruined his legacy and everyone lost respect for him.

    I LOVE IT! I FUCKING LOVE IT! EAT SHIT, LeBronze!

    • KM

      word- fuck this cat. The Heat aren’t shit. Watch the Bulls stump them in the 2nd round next year

      • faker-nation

        Its entirely to much smog in wack ass la and its fucking with you homos head..govenor arnold needs to call a state of emergency..fakers gon wild!

  • Showtime4eva

    Mj and magic know lebra is straight up pussy, and they have to be vocal about it. Even Charles Barkley had to say what a pussy lebra is and like 242 said Larry would say the same thing. Lebra is a fraud and a pussy!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    say what-ever you want, he`s still more fun to watch than kobe missing 20 shots a game……….low shooting %ever .

    • Showtime4eva

      Na we all had a chance to watch lebra choke up an melt down every year! That’s fun but I wanna watch Kobe the greatest ever. Go lakers!!

    • HATER

      Shut your bitcha$$ up LAKERS for life. Go for another ring Kobe

      • HATER

        Not u showtime. Like Lepuss hasnt played bad cause we saw him quit on his team so quit trying to compare the 2 cause Kobe is the real king

        • Showtime4eva

          Lol yeah no offense taken I’m with you.. Fuck that lebra ! He’s a fraud!

    • team_me

      dam i love how ppl love 2 hate on kobe shit idc if he makes no shots kobe 5 rings legay zero nada.!

      • KM

        Lepusss is just a regular season king.. Kobe is a Finals MVP!

    • DCLakeshow

      Laffs atu…. Oh…you’re one of those people. Your team sucks…so you decided to latch on to a player. BUT…if that’s ur way of thnking…let’s try a little excersise. Shawn Kemp was fun to watch. Allen Iverson was fun to watch. Tim Hardaway and Chris Mullin were fun to watch. Lebron…choking every year…fun to watch. What do all those players have in common? 0 Rings Get off this forum kid and go play one on one with your $19 Lebron FatHead.

    • PRLaker

      i’ll say it again fuck face, yeah, kobe’s game 7 was’nt great, but he did’nt quit like princess james did

      • Cheech

        YES!!!!!! I was just explaining that to a buddy, KOBE PULLED DOWN 15 BOARDS!!!! KOBE DOING WORK!!! Knowing that throughout the finals the team with the most rebounds won the game KOBE IS THE KING lebron is a COURT JESTER!!!!

    • JOSH IN DA 310

      You are fucking stupid u queer piece of shit. Lebron is not on Kobe’s level and u know it. Lebron is fuking gay and has no respect! Kobe kills Lebron by far

    • Lakers4life

      Please – you forgot to add Kobe was playing with two jacked up fingers, a sore elbow, a torn miniscus in his knee, and a sore ankle, a sorry bench mob, a “where are you LeMar Odom” a slow point guard and he STILL got a ring. LeBron had a sore elbow and quit on his team in the playoffs. Then he plain quit on them cause he couldn’t get it done alone. Kobe worked through the tough times, and will forever gain more respect than LeBron who wants to win the “Easy” way. LeBron just quit on his legacy.

  • KM

    After it’s all said and done the only people with a clear view will see this guy Levrone for what he is a stank ass puss. I don’t remember Garnett saying “I am gonna join Kobe in his prime with Ray”. I also don’t remember Kobe saying “Im going to join the Spurs or the Mavs at the end of the 2007 season”. He wanted to be a trailblazer by considering the Clippers at least.. that’s what you call having girth. Unlike Lebron lil whack ass niiga

  • justdogm2

    Is luke, mbenga, farmar,josh, ammo, brown, sasha is better than, jamario moon, delonte (james)west, jj hickson, A. parker, varejao, bobie gibson, and telfair…Take a look at this cavs bench as lebron’s help. that is why kobe is the best co’z he brings this special kids into a championship. lebron assist what? rebound what? he don’t know how to use this stat when it matters. kobe goes for the kill not for stats co’z it is all that matters!

    • KaPau

      LeBrick has never been a leader, when it comes down to carrying his team he always quits in the end, Kobe on the other hand takes the challenge and just plain out kills you with his determination and will to succeed. One of the reasons why LeFraude goes to Miami is to let DWade take the leadership role so that he doesn’t have to do it, to me that’s a sign of a weak leader, if he ever was leader in the first place.

  • ceballos-neverforget

    What will always seperate true competitors like Kobe, Jordan and Magic from LeBron and Bosh, is that they want to challenge the best to be the best; while faux-champions only want to remove as many obstacles as possible to be the best. “If you cant beat em, join em” is a coward’s expression, and a true leader would never say this, which is why Lebron will never catch as many rings as Kobe.

    This is why I’m starting to like Kevin Durant; he wants to win with his own pieces and start his own legacy. This kid might see us in the WCF this year, and it might not be just 6 games this time.

    • PRLaker

      yeah, kevin durant has way more balls than princess james, next year the mvp race will be between kobe and durant

      • Lakers4life

        You got that right!

  • gameplan

    where you from? you got my last name!

    • gameplan

      I mean ceballos is my last name!

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Two Super Star players in Wade and LeBron on one team? What was LeBron’s thinking? It totally ruins his legacy. It’s a conspiracy to get rid of Wade and make LeBron the new face of the Heat. The story in the next three years ” The Fall of D-Wade In Miami.” Wade will get traded. Trust me. This “big 3″ will not work out. Someone is going to leave Miami and that person is Dwyane Wade…

  • faker-nation

    Ppl need to stop hating LBJ. I guess the laker fans forgot about kobe wanting out of la when the team was terrible. If he wasnt under contract at the time her would of left. Give the laker gm credit for putting a superior team around kobe “white girl rapist” bryant. Long and behold greasy Gasol fell out the sky, followed by a return of country boy fisher and ron artest. LBJ made a great move if he wants to win. Staying in cleveland he would of ended up like malone stockton barkely kidd. good players…no rings….get ready la…Also Faker-Nation you should thank Kendrick Perkins for getting hurt in game 7. 2008 you should thank You ming for getting hurt for game 7. hmmmm….

    • anthony

      I guess you forgot our center was playing on a bad knee , i wanted Pekins to play hurt it would have finally made it a even playing field…

    • Showtime4eva

      What the fuck you gonna do if we hate or not it’s the truth lebra is a fuckin choke up loser now get outta here before you get slapped! Talking that people better stop hatin lebra lmao!! Or what??

    • JOSH IN DA 310

      you need to get the fuck out of this website and take your punk ass somewhere else with this shit you pussy. Faker nation ? your pussy ass wont have the balls to go to staples and say it to a real laker fan because we will kick your ass. I wish I had the chance to meet you and beat the stupid out of you! you dumb fuck. Kobe is a rapist? If so, Why is he free? thank you!you stupid cunt you!! Fuck oFF And LEbron is a Bitch overhyped pussy like you. Go suck his dick already you fag. FuCK you Go HAng yourself , throw a toaster in your tub or do anything to get yourself killed

      • faker-nation

        go suck kobe “white girl rapist” bryant;s dick after he pulls out the white slut ass…lick his ass while your down there

    • Lakers4life

      You need to give it up with that white girl rapist. That slut gave it up and tried to get paid and you know it! Stop making excuses for that quitter LeBron. You just proved our point, he stayed in LA and had the franchise built around HIM. Kobe had three championships already when he threatened to leave, and he would have gone to either the CLippers or Bulls–both franchises that were worse than the Lakers…not at all the same thing. Get a life and get off our blog you Laker Hater chump!

  • DCLakeshow

    Look Lebron…I mean…Faker-nation. We haven’t forgotten about Kobe asking for help or to be traded. THE DIFFERENCE??? Kobe never SPECIFICALLY asked for one player. He just asked for help (and he got it). When he got it…he delivered. YOU…I mean…Lebron…WENT TO MANAGEMENT and SPECIFICALLY asked for Larry Hughes…asked for Mo Williams…asked for Shaq…asked for Antwane Jamison, (look it up) and told them that’s what YOU…I mean…HE needed to get over the hump. It’s the equivalent of a kid going to his parents and saying, “Mom…Dad…I need a car if you want me to get good grades.” When you get the car, you manage to score a 2.0 gpa…falling WAYYYYY short of their expectations. KOBE…doesn’t fall short. HE’S a PROVEN WINNER. I love the # 7. It’s the amount of times Kobe’s been to the Finals…and the # of years you’ve …I mean…Lebron’s been in the league, letting EVERY ONE down.

  • LeBronWasSmart

    Lets not play dumb here laker fans. Lebron was smart. Magic had Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, B. Scott, etc…. Lebron had Mo Williams lol D. West lol Jamison lol and an old worn down Shack lol.

    Some laker fans have lost their common sense or just blinded by hate.

    • SHOWTIME4EVA

      who and why are you here?? seems like you are blinded by hate..

    • anthony

      Yes, Magic had them BUT he didn’t have Bird or Jordan, kareem was getting up there in age and Worthy while great was not thought to be the best forward in the NBA. Magic made all of them better.

      What we are about to find out is if GM’s or players can build a championship team. it’s going to be hard to come out of the East (Boston, Orlando, Chicago, Atlanta) and then there is LA… We’re not handing them anything if they want it, they’ll have to take it.

    • 242LakerFan

      What a specious argument. I’m so sick of it!
      The Lakers DRAFTED Magic and James Worthy after trading for Kareem. The three of them didn’t get together seven years into their careers and manipulate the Free Agency system to set up some Dream Team scenario. And trading for Scott was a wildly unpopular move, shipping fan fave Jamaal Wilkes to San Diego.
      That team was a result of brilliant ownership and Front Office staff making great decisions and real ballsy moves. It was built the way a great team is built.
      And LeBron had nobody? LeBron had a team good enough for 130 wins in two seasons. You can’t just drop trou and dump all over that because he didn’t have the will or the drive to get them over the hump when it counted.
      This is the coward’s way out. He’s lost the respect of guys like MJ and Magic (who infamously deemed him the best player in the league this past season); he’s lost the respect of the entire city of Cleveland and a huge chunk of NBA fans; and his legacy, even if he wins a title or eight, will always be tainted.
      Bring up the Denver slut and her sperm collection all you want, but that does nothing to harm Kobe’s legacy on the court. He will go down with the all-time greats. LeBron has forever relegated himself to the second tier.
      You’re right, though, in a way. He was smart to go coattailing on Wade’s team, because he just doesn’t have what it takes to lead his own team.
      LeBron is the COAT – Coattailer Of All Time!

      • 242LakerFan

        PS I know you didn’t bring up Denver, but some moron before you did, so I had to get that in there.

      • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

        Stick it to his bitch ass, son! Tell that muthafucka wassup! Soak up the game, youngin’s!

      • faker-nation

        “If he wins a title he would always be tainted”…man stfu..you have no idea what your talking about. you sound stupid..faker fans blinded by hate is absolutely true..lebron will go down as one of the greatest of all time no matter what..even if doesnt win a title

    • http://twitter.com/matt_barnes22 KM

      The first thing I do when I debate all you insolent myopic no life “middle-of-nowhere-cold-climate” Lebron-loving faggots is bring up Mo Williams high FG and % 3pt shooting, and how you couldn’t have given Lebron a better team- case in point his 2x 60 win seasons, they clearly had the best team because they won 60+games in a conference, that’s a major point in its own right! They are no worse than the Mavericks when they were a clear favorite coming the 2007 playoffs and lost to the Warriors in the 1st round.. no different those teams just choked, and I don’t wanna hear about WHAA WHAAA Lebron didn’t have TALENT around him. Lebron was a major factor in winning those 60 games, but when it matters most he is NOTHING. K., Kobe even in those horrible horrendous 04-07 teams, barely had any all-star talent, he had journeymen, NBD-Lers, late 1st and 2nd round draft picks, and players who stuck around the league for no for than a couple of years after they left the Lakers and couldn’t run any system. They had Kwame Brown (biggest bust in NBA history, no offensive game to speak of, no legitimate frontcourt and Lebron did have all those), Smush Parker, a nice guy who was good off the bench in his best day but started as PG, Luke Walton, Lamar Odom as starting PF, Caron Butler, Brian Cook, Aaron McKie…etc. What I mentioned right now is a bunch of random no name prospects who didn’t cut it in the league, but Kobe took these scrubs against the mighty MIGHTY Suns deeep, and they never quit. You couldn’t compare Lebron running that team to what Kobe did, Kobe never had 40% 40%3pt FG shooting wingmen in his team. I will concede the Cavs were coached by a defensive minded coach and some of the players were average, and the FO didn’t get players n their primes, but still you win 60+ wins 2 years running and bow out, it tells you that his teams were legitimate title contenders lmao.. but the defense was not there. IN Bball you have to understand that coaches break down tape afterwords and make adjustments, which is why they figure out how to beat Lebron, and take his best shots away from him.. how to DEFEND him. Kobe is very hard o defend because HE like Jordan were some of the hardest to defend and even in some off-nights which is expected of a player, like Jordan had off-nights, he helped his team WILL them to victory on numerous occasions. Fact of the matter is if Kobe had Shaq they could have gone to several conference finals at least, your team had most of the tangibles DURING THE SEASON to gain the Home-Court-Advantage.. FOLKS listen to what I’m saying, lebron’s team DIDN’t SUCK! Boston just peaked at the right time and even took the Lakers to very deep into the playoffs.. but the Lakers didn’t let themselves LOSE. So you can stop about how Lebron didn’t have any HELP (in the sense of the word he had every help–old but he had it) to be considered favorites.. the fact that they didn’t accomplish what they set out to do, and that they got outcoached won’t be used as an excuse to say he didn’t have help lmao. To conclude, YOU DON’T KNOW BASKETBALL.. BUT I DO!

      • http://twitter.com/matt_barnes22 KM

        Basically what Im saying is Lebron had a team Tailor -MADE for him to run, and kick to the open wing man and for a guy so dominating in the slash offense as Lebron who didn’t need guys hogging the paint, (Why did the FO bring in Shaq, not for his offense for his Defensive assignments in the paint) you couldn’t build a better team for him.. that’s the team that will always help him.. Basically the clev FO did everything short of getting him Bosh or Wade (even if they did it didn’t guarantee anything, because to quote Wally Szczerbiak: “a Wade/James pairing is “not going to work. No way. When Wade’s dribbling the ball up top, calling for a high pick-and-roll, and LeBron’s standing in the corner, no one’s going to guard LeBron. He’s not a floor spacer. He’s not a guy you have to pay attention to at the three-point line. He needs the ball in his hands . . . and there’s only one basketball. As an opposing player, I would be so motivated to kick these guys’ butts.” . GGA

      • faker-nation

        Mo and King James cant win a series alone. Lebron carried the them as long as he could. 30 ppg 8 ast 8 rbd per game. Give Boston some credit they had 2 and 3 defenders on lebron all the time and the TEAM didnt capitalize. Mike Brown didnt make the proper adjustments, nor did the front office by getting him quality help. His supporting cast never showed up. It takes a TEAM to win a series let alone a championship. But unlike Kobe, he didnt cry and throw a fit, complain, go on youtube and bash his teammates nor threaten management with a trade. He simply left for a better situation…. On the other had Jerry Buss did a great job.. 3 7 footers bynum odom and gasol who is the best bigman in the league. a couple of wingman who shot over 40 percent from 3… Fisher shot over 40% in 07-08 and 08-09. Sasha shot 40% 09-10. Ron artest 40% for 09-10 who’s also a defensive specialist. not to mention the Zen Master Phil greatest coach of all time..smh…I would take that team anyday and bet my life savings over mo delonte parker boobie gibson jamison verejo shaq and coached by mike brown…Obviously you dont know what your talking about, and you call yourself a fakers fan? To conclude, YOU DON’T KNOW BASKETBALL.. BUT I DO!

        • Lakers4life

          But for the last two years, the Cavaliers had the best record in the NBA… WHy couldn’t they finish?!

  • Dragon

    Thats why kobe kick shaq off the team so he rather beat you than play with you.

    • 24/8

      Uh, no. Buss kicked Shaq off the team. He was asking for way too much money to justify his slowing down, aging ass. Kobe didn’t run the team then, he doesn’t run it now. All he does is win rings with Gasol, Bynum and Fisher.

  • http://lakers gwforum

    I hope tha Miami Heat make tha NBA finals so we can eliminate there ass!! We just picced up Matt Barnes, Theo Ratliff,& Steve Blake!! Add dat 2 Odom,Sasha,Fish,Artest,Gasol,Luke,Bynum, & THA BLACC MAMBA!! …. FUCC MIAMI THRICE&BOSTON!! … WE WILL REPEAT 3-PEAT!! 00-02 09-11 & MORE!

  • faker-nation

    i guess all the faker fans forgot when the rapist kobe wnated out of la b/c the team was garbage. Had he been a free agent at the time he would of signed wit the clippers!. [s. thank kendrick perkins for getting injured in game 7. thank Yao for getting injured the previous year when houston was bout to eliminate the fakers. Lucky mofos. Also i wanna hear all you fakers fan routing for the Raiders as well..lmao

  • faker-nation

    ALL YOU FAKER FANS MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR RAIDERS JERSEY READY FOR FOOTBALL SEASON..LMAO

  • faker-nation

    6-of-24 shooting 4 turnovers 2 assist..greatest ever??