David Brickley, and Kevin Figgers are back for another episode of VOTN: Fastbreak. This week, the guys discuss:

- The Black Mamba Looking Like a German Shepherd
– Luke Walton Hired as Assistant Coach
– Kobe ranked #5 on Sports Illustrated Poll
– And plenty more!

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  • Anthony

    How does the co-host agree with LeBron being the best player in the NBA??? People always talk about Kobe choking in the series against Boston….and lacking that Jordan-ess mindset…..well if that’s so…..than you would certainly have to attribute LeBron as not having those same intagibles….the attack mode….the “when it counts” performance……no way I would put LeBron over Kobe……Sports Illustrated can suck it!!!!!!!

  • Bob

    Kobe should have had a higher number..he does more with injuries and less minutes than lebron or wade

  • Carlos

    kobe at 33 still puts up amazing numbers. he has 5 rings and is destined to get a couple more. he is still the number one scoring option for the lakers. if i were to choose who got the last shot of the game for the win i would undoubtedly choose kobe over lebron. Kobe should still be number 1 on this list at least for another year. sports illustrated is way off with these rankings. id like to know what they are based on

  • http://twitter.com/Lakers_Examiner Ryan Ward

    I am EXTREMELY bias when it comes to the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, but I think it is ridiculous to put Kobe at #5. The guy has five rings and two NBA Finals MVPs along with a league MVP which in my mind means that he is the best player in the league when his team needs him the most which is during the playoffs and the Finals. 

    Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki are the only two players ahead of him that should be even close to Kobe Bryant at #1.

  • lakerss

    KOBE IS #1!

  • lakerss

    KOBE IS #1!

  • lakerss

    why the hell are diwght howard and dwyane wade ahead of kobe?!?!?! dirk nowitzi wins one championship and now he’s the best?!! sports illustrated is so wronggggggggggggg

    • margarite

      Because you let some paid fans tell you what they believe, It what you think that counts.

    • margarite

      The New Larry Bird Number 1 player in the NBA.  yea right!

  • lakerss

    why the hell are diwght howard and dwyane wade ahead of kobe?!?!?! dirk nowitzi wins one championship and now he’s the best?!! sports illustrated is so wronggggggggggggg

  • jorge

    this is so stupid..
    dirk wins one freaking ring and he’s the best player.
    funny cause all of those players say kobe is the best !

    • margarite

      Experts! Young dudes who have no clue. They are fans like me and you. They just got jobs talking about sports.

  • Sarge

    Kobe should be higher. He produced great numbers although he played the whole year injured.

  • Makelyk

    dirk is not better thann annybuddy in that top 5…….he has a jump shot….what eltz has he done besides shoot?…..didhe win a finals game with his defense or passing?…..all he is is a good jump shoter and being a good shoter makes u better than kobe bryant these days? smh

  • Sheds

    Kevin, I respect you for taking Lebrons side and defending your view on a laker fansite, even when you are a laker fan yourself. BUT you dont seem to admit that Lebrons numbers in the playoffs pale compared to his regular season output.

    Olden Polynice made a good point. Lebron plays well without pressure, but once it is on… he is off.
    Also the stats argument is a bit flawed. Lebron plays a good 4 minutes more per game, so of course he will produce more, since he is one of the two first options on his team. He will also rebound more because he is a forward with good size and legs. Kobe rebounds pretty well for a guard, not as well as maybe D Wade, but still very respectable. All those Lebron numbers should be taken with a grain of salt, because of the more minutes AND him being pretty much free of any major injuries so far in his career. Kobe has been playing injured for years and still comes pretty close this his numbers.

    Dont be that defensive all the time man, just look at both sides :) Lebron is a good stats player and an athletic freak. He plays very well at times, but he has not yet shown anybody that he truly deservers to be called best player in this league, especially not when you choke when it matters most.

  • Abloom

    Kobe has 5 rings in 7 tries, case closed. Lebron 0 rings in 2 tries.

    • Sinclair Bloom

      Shut the fuck up Abloom. Kobe is still the best player in NBA when he got 5 rings himself like nobody who can better than him like what is the count on from 9 years ago. Yea LeBron got nothing when he bring his talent to Miami means nothing for tried around like play basketball in the world but it’s business.

      • Anonymous

        What does that mean in English?

  • Inspirationalism

    It’s funny how you excuse Le Bron but diss Kobe. You get paid for this?

  • Themusicdoctordj

    I guess nobody takes into account that he was pretty beat up last season.  So I don’t agree with him at 5.  Be real Dirk above Kobe, Dwight above Kobe, Oh I don’t think so…. He’s top 3 all the way…..

  • Zanderrosa

    Sinclair, English is clearly not your first language, so I’m not going to be too harsh, but it is torturing to try and make sense of your comment.

  • Kaitlinpercy

    grr i dilike kobe with a passion

    • Anonymous

      That explains your being here on a Lakers fansite.

  • Kaitlinpercy

    grr i dilike kobe with a passion

  • http://getyourchurchfanpage.com/ Yonelpacheco

    kobe is still #1

  • margarite

    Now Kobe is trying to be like Dirk. Should Dirk be trying to be like Kobe?  You guys are something else.

  • kobe>dirk lebron d howard

    dirk is not #1 dirk deserves to be 5 or6….and how is lebron #1 if hes not even #1 on his team?…….kobe is second to jordan especally if he get his 6th

  • the executioner

    hell no Kobe Bryant as #5, he should be at #1 on the list, why!!!!
    -because he has 5 rings, he is a better clutch player and definitely has a better game and dominance than any of the guys from the list specially Lebron  James and Dwayne wade.

  • Anonymous

    So Kobe’s adding Dirks ridiculous fall-away rainbow shot to his already deadly arsenal of pivot moves and shots he’s adapted from Jordan, Dr J, Hakeem and other past greats. That’s what makes this guy the best! This is going to further prolong his career by giving him another effective move from mid-range which is almost stress free for his knees and also keeps him away from a lot of contact. Brilliant!

    As for ESPN, how after all these years does it take anyone by surprise when this group of so-called sports journalists take another opportunity to stick to someone wearing Forum Blue and Gold? They should just change the name to TLHN and be honest about it!

  • laffsatu

    finally someone got it right…………..kobes lucky to be in the top 10.no shaq no rings no pau no rings.

    • Anonymous

       Learn to count, moron. No Shaq -2 rings. No Pau – 3 rings. And yes, he laffsatu.

    • drewboii8

      @laffsatu do u think if shaq or pau didnt have kobe bryant on their team they would have has many rings. NO! without kobe shaq would only have 1 ring and pau 0

  • W B

    You can’t defend LeBron on the “one series” argument…it’s the ONLY series that matters Kevin!! If he sucked the first three series and played well in the finals you would still be on his sack..get serious.

  • drewboii8

    lebron james cant even close out his games, nd its not just one series, its every time in the playoffs. He performs well on the regular season, but all that falls out the window when ur performance sucks in the games that really count, ur just really not that good. Kobe Bryant on the other hand best closer in the game. We all seen what he can do, yeah had help but he was also a lot of help to other players on his team too. 

  • Shaantrika

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