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The question that still has yet to be answered is what does Kobe Bryant think of new head coach Mike Brown?

Reports have said the two have had face to face meetings, and phone conversations, even saying Brown has won over Bryant.

Yet, Bryant has yet to come out publicly with his thoughts of the Lakers new head coach.

Bryant is not the only Laker who has yet to make a statement on Mike Brown, and some of his teammates that have commented have simply used the “politically correct” answer.

However, players like Ron Artest and Matt Barnes have gave great reviews, and talked about their excitement to play under Brown.

So we have compiled every Laker player who is currently on the roster, and their thoughts, or lack of thoughts, on Mike Brown:

Kobe Bryant

“No Comment” and…”Right now is not the time nor the place.”

Ron Artest

“I think it’s good,” Artest said. “Mike Brown is a guy who got LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers to the championship with just LeBron and a bunch of old ladies in canes. I don’t know how he did that, I don’t know how he did that, but he’s a great coach — I played for him in Indiana. He was a great defensive mind. Rick Carlisle did all of the offense, and Mike Brown did all of the defense.”

Lamar Odom

“It’s Different, I have never had him as a coach before, we have one mission, and that’s to win a championship, and hopefully he can help us do that”

Matt Barnes

“We spoke on the phone a few times. I got a chance to know him, he seemed like a really good guy. With that being said, he’s our coach now. What he does and what he’s going to do, that’s yet to be determined. I just wanted to let him know he has my support. I’m sure he has the rest of the guys’ support.”

Andrew Bynum

“We have a new coach! Can’t wait to meet Coach Brown I hear he is a great coach and a better person! I wish the season started tomorrow!”

Derrick Caracter –

“Defense, we’re going to work on our defense. We got knocked out of the NBA Playoffs this year against the Mavericks so working on our defense is key. We’re going to take it back to the drawing board and get it done.”

Derek Fisher

“A lot of really great coaches were being considered for the job. B Shaw was at the top of the list! He’ll be amazing and wherever he goes is lucky to have him. Will miss Phil but excited to start a new chapter under Mike Brown. Looking forward to a different style and energy!!”

Pau Gasol

“I’m excited about our new coach, I hope he can lead us to more titles”

Joe Smith

“He knows his X’s and O’s on both ends of the floor,” Smith said. “It’s going to be a good fit for the team. We have a lot of veterans on this team and a lot of guys who know what it takes to win. Mike will be that key factor to get us going on both ends of the floor, especially defensively, where I felt we struggled at times this year. I don’t think we really understood the defensive scheme as a whole.  Certain individuals did, but as a group I don’t think we really understood it to the point where we could go out there and execute it to the fullest.”

Luke Walton - N/A

Steve Blake – N/A

Shannon Brown – N/A (Note: Played under Brown in Cleveland)

Trey Johnson – N/A

Theo Ratliff - N/A

Devin Ebanks - N/A

Note: Click the players name to go to the original source of the quote

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully Brown will give Luke no PT

    • Mexicans Smell Like ASSHOLE!


      • I smell like ASSHOLE!

        Yeaa you right Mexicans do smell like asshole. I should know I am one. :) 

        • 242LakerFan

          Im a BIG FAT DOUCHE. 

          • tig ol bittys

            thats the smartest thing you’ve said on this forum you 2inch penis peice of shit.

          • 242LakerFan

            since nobody is responding  to me im just going to reply to myself because im a nasty bitch

          • Anonymous

            At least you’re honest.

  • Jilbagh

    “I here he is a great coach” … grammar check

    • Margarite

      Maybe he’ll hire you to check his grammer!   Mr.Smart guy!

      • Anonymous

        The reason they teach grammar in school is so that we may use it properly when communicating with each other. No one seems to casually dismiss bad use of mathematics when the boss shorts them on a paycheck or a vendor gives them incorrect change. I hear no one saying, “Gee, who made you the biology police?” when some doctor goes on trial for malpractice. But somehow, people take offense when someone points out completely egregious usage of the language that supposedly we all speak.

        • Anonymous

          The last sentence in your reply is horribly constructed. “But somehow people take offense when someone points out completely egregious usage of the language we all supposedly speak” is better used. The first comma is unnecessary and the last bit is badly formed.

          I’m also not sure if “completely egregious usage” is proper, though it might be more of a vocab issue. Wouldn’t “complete egregious usage” be more correct? I might be wrong ^^;;

          • Lakers279

            hey u fucking dumb ass who gives a shit?

          • Anonymous

            You are correct about the comma. Thanks for spotting that. It’s a bad habit. The last sentence could have been constructed a little more artfully as well, I suppose. But the word “completely” is used correctly in this context as an adverb, modifying the word “egregious”.

          • PhilFan

            That is correct 242Laker fan!!  Adverbs modify both adjectives and nouns.  Taking care with your grammar and writing does suggest that you take better care with your logic and other areas of your life.

          • CRodriguez

            don’t correct him. don’t you know that he’s a genius?

          • Anonymous

            Not quite. Genius IQ is generally considered over 145, though some consider it to start as high as 180. But thanks for the complement.
            And I’m not insecure enough that I need to get defensive when corrected. That’s my entire point.

          • CRodriguez

            wow, really??! neat! not sure that being a pompous ass is much better than being outright defensive though. I eagerly await your smart response.

          • Anonymous

            LOL You think my ass is pompous? Wait till you get to know the rest of me! Pompous?
            Obama…ain’t got nothin’…on me!

          • CRodriguez

            ah, you did not disappoint. thank you.

          • Anonymous

            ;) here for you, primo, here for you.

        • Rondo

          I’m so tired of yo fat ass thinking u know every damn thing, shut the fuck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            As I am tired of those who assume that people who seem to know more than they themselves think they know, think they know everything. This is indicative of an inferiority complex or, at best, a somewhat less than healthy sense of self-worth.
            Come on, now. You’re better than that!
            Don’t be satisfied with not knowing enough to know that I know I don’t know everything. And be encouraged that your knowledge that you know less than one who still knows less than everything leaves open the possibility that, in trying to learn more than you think you know, you might end up knowing more than he who knows less than everything, yet still yourself know less than everything it is possible to know, or at least possible for you to know.
            Think of the possibilities, man!
            It’s a beautiful thing.

          • J. Keronstzki

            bro I go to stanford and i dont give a f*ck how i write on blogs i have enough pressure from school to think how can i sound smart on an effing basketball blog you are just such a wannabbie dudee, i wish you could just write a goddamn paragraph to my english teacher and see what he thinks. haha get a girl man.

          • Anonymous

            Well then you shouldn’t care how I write in blogs.
            And I’d be happy to write to your English teacher. Is he/she a Laker fan?
            Oh, and I do have a girl. She’s six and she’s cute as a button and smart as a whip. Her mother and I are very proud of her. She speaks English too. Properly.

  • Wayneshardwood

    If the most distractions the lakers face this season is delayed comments on m brown by players it wil be a great year. If there is a season and how restrictive the new cba will be for the existing payroll commitments are the real stories.

  • Roblob

    Someone should ask phil what he thinks

    • Anonymous

      LOL Now THAT would be a comment worth waiting for. But he probably wouldn’t say anything.

    • Lakers

      phil dont give a fuck.. if he did he will still be with us

  • Guest

    david brickley, whats your opinion? instead of copying and pasting, give us your retarted take.

  • Keiasway7

    well i guess its kind of good for us because mike got that defense set of mind and thats all we need, we have alot of good shooters which is kobe,shannon,lamar,ebanks,barnes,blake and of course we have bynum and gasol in the looks like were on are way to another championship

  • Lakersbaby24

    its a good look because all we need is defense

  • David Murphy

    Haha, there’s a lot of 242LakerFans here… either that or one with a multi-personality disorder.  Anybody wanting to read a half-baked rant on the CBA…

    • Anonymous

      I have enough disorders with just the one personality, thanks.
      Interesting read. I just wish we could lock these guys in a small room with a keg of beer and a big, stinky wheel of cheese and not let them out till they get something done! Hate to do that to Fish, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

  • Gonuts65

    I really do’t think Jim Buss is the right guy to lead the Lakers.  He’s too petty and believes he has more knowledge and expertise than people who know the business.  I see the Lakers crumbling badly in the near future.  This is a person who ran a pro tennis team that folded after a few years.  He seems like someone bent on doing what he wants to do to carve out a path for his own glory.  Unlike his father Jerry, he does not have the forsight  to let knowledge people do their jobs.  I hated the way he handled the coaching situation.  He didn’t have the balls to let Brian Shaw know thank you for a job well done we are going in a different direction.  His insistence to keep Bynum when he knows he can get Howard because that was his pet project of 5 years.  He wants to keep a player who is constantly getting hurt instead of going after a player just as good who has only missed a hand full of games in the same time. I would like to see Jeanie Buss run the Lakers before this guy runs the franchise down the drain.