We get that Roy might be better than LeBron James (kidding) but Kobe “Bean” Bryant? Uh, yeah… This should be bulletin material for Kobe IF they go against the Houston Rockets. Sound-off, Lakers Nation.

  • xfellerx

    ha.
    oh and first.

  • t0ng4n

    HAHAHA!…this foo seems like he’s on crack…he interviewed kobe talking about how kobe was the best player in the league…now he says Roy is the best player he’s gone up against…EL OH EL!…now i hope houston makes it to the next round so we can lay a can of whoop a$$ on them…

  • dj breakdown

    Artest still hasn’t learned from last time? This should be fun!

  • ooopatrick

    what happened last time artest really tried guarding kobe? oh right kobe snapped for 18 in the 4th. looking forward to this. lets gooooooooooo

  • http://www.yahoo.com junior

    1. i think this might be an indirect response to t-mac’s comment about kobe being the most unguardable player in the league…artest wasnt happy with t-mac’c comment…but again, i just think t-mac was being honest about kobe without being disloyal to his team…

    2. just because roy owns him this series, he may think he’s the better than kobe and lebron

    3. maybe, it’s a strategy to fool roy

    4. when artest was born, his mom dropped him on his head…lol

    now, lets just hope houston wins the series, and we’ll see whipping every game…houston is 0-4 against l.a…artest’s big mouth can make it 0-8…i like when they pissed the mamba off…like he always says, “they should know better”

  • JC

    Ron-Ron must have lost his Damn Mind!… ;)

  • Laker8Nate24

    i think the funniest thing about this is him talkin bad on barkley hahaha…might b strategy 4 him 2 talk bad about kobe, but y he hate on chuck? rofl…i hope this is on PTI today rofl….OOOOOOOO ya, y is there not an article here about samuel l jackson last night hating on the crippled paul pierce? hahahahaha, that was classic

  • e-bucher

    i concur

  • kobe8

    I’m sure Ron Ron was just playing.

  • jxanthony

    craig sager has the freshest suits.

  • mr.laker19

    Ron Artest, I like him, but he say things without thinkin LOL. Barkley is a legend and Artest couldnt contain him because he was a freak. And dont get me started on Kobe and Lebron. They are the two best in the league and Roy has a long way to go to get to there level. Lebron has a long way to go to even get to Kobe level, so Roy is even farther down. Come on Artest, lol, use your brain

  • Justin M.

    Ron Artest is either the dumbest person on the planet or he really loves being a part of Kobe’s highlight reels. WOW, as the legendary Redd Foxx said, “You Big Dummy!”

  • http://www.secretstan.com Stan

    I think Ron Artest is confused. He don’t know what he’s saying.

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

    Oh Ron Ron… assuming you get past the “1st round T-Mac curse” that floats over Houston’s organization, you will understand like us Lakers fans already do, why you just made a big mistake.

    Kobe is going to light you up like the sky on the 4th of July.

  • Danuto24

    Ron is just saying that cause he wants to make things really interesting when the rockets go up against the lakers he wants kobe to be at his best HE just wants a Challenge

  • Michael_23

    Maybe Ron isn’t as a good as defender before. As we know. Ron got torched by Kobe this season. Roy just knows what Ron is capable of doing.

    Oh well… let the Rockets and Blazers duke it out for a couple more games…

  • LakersFirst

    Artest is smoking crack if he thinks Brandon Roy is better than Kobe AND Lebron. NO WAY!!

  • ricky

    Ron is funny as heck! Either he’s really serious or he’s just saying this to get Kobe fired up to light up the Rockets in round 2. I know he’s got to be kidding because he always like a challenge from Kobe and by saying this, he’s going to regret it again like he did in the regular season. oh brother, this guy never learns.

    Go Lakers!

  • WifelovesLuke

    I heard someone say today that Artest is using a ruse to get Kobe to go outside of the Laker Triangle system. Wants Kobe to feel like he needs to light it up so he goes solo. As we all know, this Laker team has an amazing record when Kobe shoots less than 20 per game. Maybe Artest isn’t as dumb as ya’ll think. I’m just sayin!

  • jason007

    just cements what i’ve always thought of ron artest..hes a major headcase with a low IQ..and one of the most overrated players ever.

  • Mitch4Pres

    hahahahaha

  • http://youtube.com/MvpGoesToKobe LakersNewDynasty08

    can’t wait till kobe shits on him next round

  • kingkb24

    hahahahahhaha
    ron ron doesnt get that kobe takes things personally… hes gonna rip artest apart next round.

  • http://lakers.com k0be da 1 andonly

    Ron artest cand no be considered legally retarded..

  • Sterling

    LOL I’m out here in Houston and I went to the last game when Kobe schooled Ron-Ron and it was a boy guarding a man, Ron-Ron was frustrated and he tried to talk trash and that hurt his case even more, I can’t stand Rockets fans they are talkin mess out here like they have a chance against the Lakers in the second round even though they can’t close Portland out, but what really makes them mad is that I have the California plates and Lakers flags on my car. I will be at Game 3 and 4 if they play but I say Lakers in 4 or 5 games. Houston can’t and Ron-Ron will get exposed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lakergirl

    Ron’s other best player he played against is in jail..hahaha wat a moron he is. He may b trying to c if Kobe will take more shots, but Lakers are on a mission. Kobe and Co. will disregard his idiotic comments.

  • Vibe

    Two words mental issues.

  • Ron

    I dont care what ron ron thinks…heck if B-roy is the best player…who am i to argue…but this is the 1st time i have heard him talk…otherwise its all quotes on newspapers…and i have to say he sounds a bit retarded…theres no wonder hes got a short fuse.

  • 123kid

    i unno if hez stupid, dumb or a combination of both. but its like he thought he could stop the flame by using lighter fluid. oh well! see him next series!

  • Gary

    His name says it all-moRON Artest!

  • kwame4mvp

    a couple screws loose up there?

  • imfasterthanur

    That was an awkward interview. What a weird guy.

  • page 1ne

    oh, how short a memory our friend ron has. I have a feeling hes going to get a good reminder if he advances to the 2nd round.

  • gugy

    Artest is one crazy dude.
    Nobody should take anything he says seriously.

  • YellowPurpleFever

    “HOUSTON WE GOT A PROBLEM!?! THE LAKERS!!!

  • Daniel

    Kobe is one of the most overrated player in the NBA. Although Roy may not be better than Kobe yet, Kobe is going to the downside of his career. People always forget that Roy is just a 3rd year player. He is a top 3 SG in the league along with Bryant and Wade. Over the past 3 years that roy has been in the league, he has been more clutch than Bryant. Say all u want about Kobe being clutch, he isn’t as clutch as he used to be. He is 0/4 at the buzzer in the 4th quarter with the game on the line this year. However, LeBron James is the best player in the world right now. LeBron James got his team the best record in the NBA with less talent than Kobe has around him.

  • Steve

    Daniel, you are a silly Kobe hater. Let’s see ,Kobe Bryant 3 championships, one MVP , Olympic Champion and alot more…. Brandon Roy and LeBron no championships and no MVP.
    Downhill side for Kobe?? He is 30yrs old not 35. Had one of his best games ever MSG 61 pt record. Third in the league in scoring this yr. while passing more than ever to teammates. Probably going to get several more Championships over the next 5years. This is not what I would call downhill side of career.
    And when Kobe had less talent around him, he only scored 81 pts.second best ever to Wilt’s 100pts.

  • Jay

    Kobe is going to take Artest apart(again) in this series. What a douche

  • http://www.secretstan.com Stan

    Remember when Ron Artest sang a song to apologize for his antics on the courts involving pulling someone’s shorts down.

  • Michael Perez

    Kobe: “He should know better”

  • Daniel

    Here we go with the kobe hater thing again. i’m not a kobe hater. kobe is just overrated. Kobe may have 3 championships, but it was Shaq who got him those. he has never lead HIS team to a championship. LeBron has no championships because the best sidekick he ever had was daniel gibson before this year. Once again, Brandon Roy is just a 3rd year player… wasn’t that kobe’s first year in the starting lineup? yes, kobe is on his downside. he has 12 years on his legs already. and 61 pts? wasn’t that against the knicks? the knicks have the 3rd worst defense in the league only better than golden state and pheonix. and i don’t think d’antoni cares too much about giving up a ton of points to his opponents. Kobe was third in scoring, but wasn’t LeBron first. And didn’t lebron average more assists and rebounds than kobe too? And kobe passing more than ever? haha. that’s an understatement. i can’t remember when he has ever passed the ball. and if the lakers don’t win a championship, they won’t win any in the next 5 years. and no, i think lebron will win it this year for his first. Lebron isn’t a ball hog last time i checked, so he’ll never shoot 40 something times just to get a bunch of points.

  • James K.

    the guy that posted the comment above and Artest are both on crack.

  • http://myspace.com/sonicussj Whatsa

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    Kobe shoots more cause his teammates can’t.

    Oh and Ron Artest.. yeesh I lost respect for you. I’d rather say Derrick Rose will be better.

  • LEADERFISH

    Brandon Roy did get the best of kobe during the season when they went head to head.

  • venkiey

    Artest forgot about his interview with Kobe. Let me remind him…

  • roscoe

    Hmm, Kobe gonna drop 40 on him.

  • kevin

    Remember what happend last time Ron talk trash to Kobe? Yea he had that amazing 4th quarter. Ron…. your screwed!!!!

  • Anonymous

    jeez you guys always take things to heart so seriously. its obvious ron knows kobes better than roy, he just loves trolling you idiots.

  • Greg

    Ron Ron is tripping. LOL. I suspect he’s just saying to get under Kobe’s skin. Black Mamba will make him eat those words.

  • trademaster 2009

    1 question, who on the lakers in F U C K I N strong enough to guard artest, not kobe, maybe j-peezy or luke if he recovers

  • Josh

    Maybe Roy is harder for Artest to guard than Kobe. He is not a better player though. He is talented and has a high basketball IQ, but come on, better than Kobe? Jordan was though.

  • Brian

    Kobe<LeBron. We all know it.

  • Ted

    Dude, we got schooled by the Nuggets. Carmelo is a punk, but he is good. We barely got by Houston. I hate to say it, but we may be overrated and the refs give us preferential treatment. I think the nba just wants the money that will come from a Kobe vs. Lebron finals. Thank goodness, because without the refs we would not be getting to the finals.

  • Crazy Eddie

    Amen to that!

  • http://arkigin.ru Роман Макаров

    Народ в таких вот случаях так говорит – Баран бараном, а рога даром.