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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)



Since: May 28, 2010
Posted on: July 5, 2010 12:03 am

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

Hakeem in '94, probably had one of the worst teams around him in the last 20 years, but he still had kenny smith and co. not a bad team but still the worst in past 20 years

Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2010 11:28 pm

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

"What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

Okay, in all seriousness, no one with any common sense can call Lebron James or Kobe Bryant overrated.  Basketball is a team sport, so one player cannot win a title by himself.  Lebron gets a lot of crap because the Cavaliers finished with the best record in the NBA the last two seasons and couldn't even make it to the NBA Finals.  The Celtics probably would have won it all with a healthy Perkins, but there is no guarantee.  I'm not a fan of either team, and I just can't hate Kobe.  He is a phenomenal player and fantastic when the game is on the line.

Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posted on: July 4, 2010 10:15 pm

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

Well I'm kind of glad you have I guess sorta turned down your comments some what. But let's be honest in this day and age no one player can win a championship. And I don't hold Kobe above Lebron at all, but Kobe does walk around with 5 rings right now and he'll probably get another unless Lebron goes to the same place as Bosh. Because you sir are exactly right in what you have said the SUPPORTING CAST is what has won team's titles'. For instance, Kobe this year had Gasol, Fisher, Bynum, Artest, Odom, Vujacic (nailed the two FT's to win the title), Farmer. I mean you have those guys right there that helped Kobe win the big one twice now. And adding a guy like Steve Blake this off season only helps this club get better. Blake is the type of PG you want coming off your bench to be honest. I'd say there is only really one guy in NBA history that has not only been risen higher by his supporting cast but also made his supporting cast rise up and that my friends would be the one and only Michael Jordan. Only player to ever do it because I mean look at Pippen after Jordan left the game he was never the same making his deepest run with Portland before retiring as a Bull. Alot of players did fall off after Jordan left that team to be honest. But getting back to the morale of my running discussion every player needs a supporting cast that can put that player at new heights and they need that supporting cast not only to help them win games during the season but to make deep playoff runs every year. Even Paul Pierce has a strong supporting cast in Boston and yes I said Paul Pierce not Garnett. But sooner rather then later that Captain role is going to be passed to Rondo and that team in Boston will become what the Pistons have now become.

Have a good day.

Since: Jan 30, 2010
Posted on: July 4, 2010 9:03 pm

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

Anyway, I totally respect the Lakers and I know they are a great team, but I know the Celtics were a better team. I am not saying Kobe is horrible, but he should not be spoken above of Lebron about championships.

Since: Jan 30, 2010
Posted on: July 4, 2010 8:55 pm

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

My reasoning is people say LeBron is overrated simply because he can't win, but he has no supporting cast. When Kobe doesn't have a supporting cast, he suddenly loses. I'm not saying he is horrible, but treat him like you treat Lebron about the not winning thing.

Since: Jul 4, 2010
Posted on: July 4, 2010 7:47 pm

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

Hey Boston fans!  Quit whining!  It hurt like hell when the Lakers were slaughtered by your beloved Celtics in '08 and we whined too and you were on top of the world.  Guess what - our turn now.  Quit your whining about the officiating because any fan on either side has a litany of bad calls to complain about.  Kobe had a bad game throwing up horrible shots and the Lakers STILL WON!!! Get over it and get ready for the next 10 years of mediocrity!  GO LAKERS!
And he may be overrated to you, but I will take him over ANY Celtic ever.  Later losers.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2010 6:51 pm

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

My bad for not ready the tag on dudes name who posted this crap. I am now dumber for reading this rediculous post. Where in that, I love the Celetics rant, did you make your point. Not sure why having 3 championships with one great player like Shaq, or 2 championships with Gasol, in anyway makes Kobe Bryant Over rated. Kobe is the untimate competator like Michael Jordan before him. He wants to win more than anyone on the court. Tell everyone how over rated Kobe is when he will soon have more points than any other Laker in history, More Championships, and is looked at as one of the games most dynamic defensive and offensive players. The only thing your post did for you is make you a HATER!!! Everyone that loves watching a great player knows that Haters are just around the corner. Enjoy rebuilding your basketball team for the next 10 years cause Lebron I'm sure is going to be the next star your going to be Hateing on when he's beating the C's on a nightly basis.

Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posted on: July 4, 2010 6:37 pm

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

You need to never write a basketball article again. Thank you have a good day. ...................................


And ohhh by the way in case you haven't realized the WESTERN CONFERENCE is BETTER then the EASTERN CONFERENCE for the past i don't know. Let's try since MJ left the game after the 6 rings. Why the heck do you think he couldn't do it by himself. James did it in the East by himself because the East is no where near as good as the West. And the reason James and apparently Bryant now (done only by Boston fans.) Is because they are not Michael Jordan. Because no matter how much crap you talk on Bryant he will leave the game with atleast 5 rings, and MVP, 12 All-Star apperances, and the Hall waiting to call him and tell him he's in. Because Hate it or Love it Bryant has been one of the better players in this league over the past 2-5 maybe even more years. Ohh also you're saying the SHAQ era. Well if you didn't realize Robert Horry is a huge factor into why the Lakers won those 3 titles as well. So I think I just made everything you said to make Byrant look "overrated" turn against you.

Once again have a good day.

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2010 5:57 pm

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

Just another loud mouthed Bostonite upset because the Celtics didnt win another championship

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2010 5:39 pm

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

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)Don't see the logic in your point. LBJ hasn't won and the media and fans are trashing him (True). Unfortunately Kobe has won Championships. So, if I'm following your argument about Kobe correctly. He's overrated if he loses and if he wins. So no matter what Kobe does in you opinion he's overrated. 
I think I got it. ( Clap....Clap...Clap)

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