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Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on: July 4, 2010 8:39 am
Edited on: July 6, 2010 1:57 pm
 
Yes, I am here to explain why Kobe Bryant is overrated. By the end of this, you just might be convinced. To explain this, I will have to use a era based explanation.
The Shaq Years       With Shaq on the team, The Lakers enjoyed much success. In all, it totaled up to three championships. They dominated the league from 2000-2002 and at this point, Kobe was on the rise with his sidekick helping as well.



The Loner Years       Then one day, Shaq was traded to the Miami Heat in a deal that would pay off later on. But for right now, the Lakers were in trouble. Kobe Bryant could not win a championship by himself(Gasp.)  He tried to do it all on his own, but failed. He was so angry that he demanded a trade unless the Lakers could get another big name player because he can't win by himself(will get to this later.)  
Then one day in the 2008 season when the Celtics were already aquainted with their team......
 The Lakers were part of the best trade (for them) in Lakers history. Basically, the Lakers got Pau Gasol while the Grizzlies got scrubs. This worked out and the Lakers seemed like a banner was already being put up. But the Celtics were waiting in a dark alley. They shut down Pau Gasol leaving only Kobe to score and he just couldn't do it. But then the next year, Kg gets hurt and the Celtics are knocked out(the Lakers breathed a sigh of relief) and they faced the Magic. With Pau Gasol actually performing, the Lakers won. And this year, again they faced the Celtics and it seemed like the Celtics were going to win, but then Kendrick Perkins gets injured and the Lakers dominate the offensive boards and noone can cover Pau Gasol, so the Lakers win.
So, um, what's your point?           My point is that if LeBron is trashed for not winning a championship and is called overrated, then the same be true for Kobe. Yes, I am saying that Kobe Bryant,yes the Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED(clap,clap,clap,clap,clap)


EVERYONE, I AM NOT SAYING HE IS BAD. I AM SAYING THAT LEBRON GETS TRASHED FOR NOT WINNING, BUT HE HAS NO SUPPORTING CAST. WHEN KOBE HAD NONE, HE DIDN'T WIN EITHER. SO THEREFORE THEY ARE EQUAL. KOBE IS NOT GREATER!!!!!!!


Comments

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:12 pm
 

Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

if over rated means championships follow you. then i would take that . lets see KOBES BEEN IN THE LEAGUE FOR 14 YRS
FINALS 00,01,02,04,08.09.10. 5 CHAMPIONSHIPS. JUST LOOK AT THOSE YEARS FORA SECOND. YEA I WOULD SAY THAT IS WAY OVERRATED.
MAYBE BY NEXT YEAR WHEN THE CELTICS LOOSE AGAIN THE CELTIC FANS CAN RAIN DOWN MVP MVP MVP CHANTS.
FOR KOBE AGAIN.



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2010 12:28 pm
 

Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kobe is much greater.  5 rings > 0 rings  no matter what you say



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 9:44 pm
 

Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, so not everyone will agree with me on this one but i dont see what all the freakin hooblah over "teamates" on a champ. team. Plenty of examples of GREATS with GREAT teammates ......michael and ppien, byrd and mchale, magic and kareem, you see where im going wit this. SO WHAT IM SAYIN IS IT TAKES  team to win not 1 or 2 or 3 players. Yes a great core is a good start but putting a couple of superstars on a team doesnt guarantee you a championship ring.




Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:40 pm
 

I USED to BELIEVE that EVERYBODY had FREEDOM of

I USED to BELIEVE that EVERYBODY had FREEDOM of speech and express there thoughts. Now I believe I must have been insane to think such a thing after READING this uneducated, ridicules, moronic, that someone was trying to use to impersonate actual thought. The idea that one of the 4 best players in NBA history and maybe the number 1 or 2 best competitors in NBA history be called  overrated is simply the dumbest thing I have heard to date on CBS SPORTLINE. I don't have to explain again as I have done in the past about why the teams he plays on tend to WIN titles over and over again regardless of the help he has with the exception of the years he has no help. MJ went through the same thing he had 3 OF THE NBA PROCLAIMED  50 GREATEST PLAYERS OF ALL TIME IN HIS TEAM!! However people tend to forget that thinking that KOBE has such a great team around him and I’ll admit they are decent and 1 of them maybe someday considered one of the 50 greatest of all time but at this time it's KOBE who makes them good. Anyone who knows basketball knows you can put 4 fair/good players around one great player who constantly gets double or triple teamed and those fair/good players look like top quality all stars. Bottom line is you are missing out if you don't realize you are watching one of the greatest ever and maybe but the end may be mentioned as the greatest ever.




Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:24 am
 

Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm neither a Lakers or Celtics fan. I like both Kobe Bryant and Lebron James they are by far and away the best players in the NBA no discussion. Someone made the comment that they are equal, NO I don't believe so. They both are extremely effective in what they do, but they do it in totally different ways. Kobe is graceful, pretty, beautiful, just the way he contours his body through the air and scores. He plays beautiful basketball. Lebron is a freak of nature, he does what he wants when he wants to, its not graceful, but it's powerful and effective. Kobe use to be a great a great athlete when he was with Shaq, but his athleticism has dwindled. But he has developed a smooth saavy game much like Michael Jordan did, and Kobe Braynt is just as effective as a old veteran as he was in his athletic prime,  Kobe can also shoot lights out from any angle where as Lebron is not quite as consistent. As obsured as this sounds, Lebron James' athleticism WILL diminish, it's just Father Time. And I don't think Lebron can play like he does for ten more years. He has a different kind of game; he's athletic and powerful. Lebron IS a better athlete and an overall better basketball player right NOW. But after both careers are over I have to give the edge to Kobe, just because I can't see Lebron's game developing to where he can still play at that high level when his athleticism is no longer domineering. So in the end KOBE WINS



Since: Jan 30, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:45 am
 

Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU KNOW WHAT. I AM TIRED OF THIS. YOU GUYS NEED TO LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST TO SEE WHAT I AM SAYING. CHILL.



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 2:29 am
 

Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is probably the dumbest post of all time. how are you gonna say he basically did nothing to help his team win. oh yeah i forgot hes always in the top 5 in scoring in the league. name one superstar that won with an entire roster of scrubs. it doesnt happen; two superstars always win together. he is nowhere near overrated. and lebrons supporting cast was not anywhere near as bad as the lakers was 4 years ago. Jamison, Mo Williams, Daniel Gibson, Delonte West. Not too shabby



Since: Jul 20, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2010 12:45 am
 

Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dude, are you serious!  No one player can win the championship.  So, therefore you have no point.  Jordan never won it until he had a supporting cast and Magic couldn't have won either without Kareem, Worthy, and the rest of the players.  I do agree that Lebron gets trashed, but the Cavs have had the best record during the regular season the last 2 years and did not make the finals.  So I wouldn't say the Kobe is overrated and neither is Lebron.  You must have a good supporting cast to win the championship. 




Since: May 30, 2009
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:53 pm
 

Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've kept quiet up until this point about the Lakers and the Celtics but not anymore!! First of all,KOBE is the best player in the NBA,hands down!!!! As for the series,it was a good one but that series reminded me of why I hate the Celtics so much. They are a dirty team that stretches the rules of the game,every damn screen is a moving one!! And Ray Allen, what happened when they started to make this set shooting player move to get his shot?/ He couldn't hit the side of  barn,over rated,ther's your player that fits that area. As for Lebron James, he'll stay in Cleveand and more players and coaches will get hired and fired!! Great players find a will to win,to put a team on their back and carry them to where they need to be. Has LeBron ever tole his coach"Let me guard this guy and I'll try to shut him down" NO!!! There are good players and there are CHOKE ARTISTS and LeBron is a choke artist,he's got the apple stuck in his throat!! Here's a guy who should take less money and go play with the Lakers and learn what Kobe's been through and then maybe get the chance to wear a ring,he's a circus,a facade, and won't win shit beside scoring titles and tatoo awards like Delonte West(is that my gun) punks and thugs don't win championships,all you have to do is look at the results!!! Boston fans are cry babies in every sport and Brady the biggest of them all!! Here's what I know,the Laker's are repeat champs and the Celtics suck hind tit!!!!!!!!!!!1



Since: Jan 30, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2010 9:44 pm
 

Why Kobe Bryant is OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too bad I never said that. Look at the bottom


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