I am a huge Laker fan!
Ever since the Lakers traded away Shaq a dark cloud has been hanging over this organization. His name is Kobe (ballhog) Bryant. Kobe is a great scorer. I would be to if I took that many shots. Kobe lacks one quality to take him to the next level, leadership.
Why was Kobe banned from practice? Read this articl from th NY Post.
Posted: Friday October 19, 2007 06:31AM ET
The way I hear it, Phil Jackson banned Kobe Bryant from being around the Lakers Tuesday when his petulant VIP – offended that owner Jerry Buss alerted the Los Angeles media he was available in an equitable trade – informed him he wouldn’t be practicing, for the third straight day, because he wanted to rest his legs, knee, bruised ego, whatever. “I don’t want you riding the exercise bike in front of the team,” Jackson hipped Bryant, according to a source. “There’s nothing wrong with your legs. I need you to be part of the team. I need to come to practice and work hard. And I need you to come to games and play defense.” Last season, Inaction Jackson felt Bryant had gotten a little lazy on the sidelines and at practice. In his considered opinion, he and his coaching staff were too easy, too soft on the players, especially Mr. Big Stuff.
It’s time to trade Kobe. Dr. Buss please trade Kobe now before his rotten attitude affects the entire team. Rebuild and in a year or two the Lakers will return to the Finals without Kobe. :>
I understand that Kobe fills the stands but there is one problem. He has not been able to lead the Lakers back to the Finals. Kobe will never be able to lead the Lakers to the Finals. I will hold off on saying if he could lead any other team to the Finals. I honestly believe that Kobe and Dirk would be a killer combo and could lead Dallas back to the Finals.
I honestly believe that for any team to win the NBA Finals, they need two superstars. The only exception are team like San Antonio and Detriot. These teams win by playing like a team.