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Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

Posted on: October 4, 2010 10:20 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2010 10:47 am
 
Bryant tells reporter knee is only 60% just three weeks from the start of the season.
Posted by Matt Moore


We're not going to waste your time with recapping the first preseason game of the season. Long story short, lots of reserves, not much of starters, and Michael Beasley looked good. What was relevant came for six minutes and then afterwards. That six minutes was the total amount of time Kobe Bryant spent on the floor. More important was what he said afterword, as reported on Twitter by Mike Trudell of Lakers.com .
Kobe said his knee was "extremely, extremely painful during the NBA Finals." Said he feels better, but is at about "60%" tonight.
  60%. Yikes. We're three weeks from the start of the season and the defending Finals MVP, the best player on the defending champions is 60%. That's got to be concerning, until you realize that the Lakers could literallly lose all of their games for the first month, and then still probably make the playoffs. If any team defines "the switch" outside of Boston, it's LA. Bryant was frustrated and disappointed he couldn't play more tonight , especially with the fans chanting for him, but the knee just couldn't go. It's a testament to his dedication that he wanted to play that much in a preseason game... in Europe. But that's what we've seen from Bryant.

For now, we'll hold off concern, even though being just over 50% three weeks out has to put just a few flags up. This is an important season for the Lakers, obviously, but it may be the most important. It's Phil Jackson's final year, Bryant's knees won't last forever, Gasol's getting older, and the competition keeps getting tougher in the West and out. With Andrew Bynum out till December, it looks like we won't be seeing the Lakers full strength for quite some time. I'm sure their fans are fine with that as long as they're still sterling in May.
Comments

Since: May 30, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:17 am
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

Hey Master, Let me tell you a few things that you haven't figured out yet. First of all LeBron is a loser,a player who will NEVER be mentioned in the same sentences with players like Kobe,Jordan ,Magic,Bird and many others.He'll fold like a cheap tent when the pressure gets tight. I can't wait to see how long before Riles(Riley) jumps in and gives this no name coach a seat on the bench,oh by the way where did Riley come from.....Lakers! This team will fall on it's face and to be honest with you,I'd take Kobe at 60% before I'd take these other losers. I wonder if when the chips are on the line if LeBron will say"coach, let me D up on they're best player.



Since: Jan 28, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 1:02 am
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

First 1themaster learn how to spell. second fisher never came off the bench dumba$$ and "Fisher was shooting lights out" AAHHHHHH dam are you stupid, go back and look at his shooting percentage moron. "I have not heard 1 celtics fan say that they lost becase someone was hurt" Really? Your stupidity is amazing, go back and look at all the past threads and see how much bitching the boston wussies have been doing not to mention there coach saying the lakers havent beaten their starting five. sounds like bitching to me.



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:47 am
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

Actually John Wayne had the perfect quote for that.."life is tough, it's even tougher when you're stupid!"



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 10:16 pm
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

I dont know how any of you kobe lovers even get through life with that sac hanging out of your mouths. 1) what did kobe do meanful in the playoffs while he was throwing up bricks and Fisher was shooting lights out. 2) Playing with a broken leg defines a man to me, whinning about a FINGER and a knee is being a wuss 3) I have not heard 1 Celtic fan say that they lost because someone was hurt. 4) the Celtics have stayed out of this one knowing that if their shooter had shot in all game even close to what he did in the one game the Celtics win, but most teams dont have a Fisher to come off the bench and bail out your superstar that kept on throwing up the bricks. I guess hs finger hurt.



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 6:33 pm
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

Playing with a broken leg defines you as a "Man"? No, he is a moron.. Love the John Wayne mentality of so many Americans



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2010 4:23 pm
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

Drewwings thats the damn truth, the celtics were making excuses for perkins being hurt but honestly glen davis played a hell of a series, and bynum had to get his knee drained 3 times during the finals. If anyone is making excuses its the celtic/kobe haters/ and trader lebron fans that all i hear making excuses. Kobe didnt once make an excuse, he was asked by reprters how hes knee was feeling and gave the truth. He wanted to play in the presean game more but new his team needs him for the regular season. If you wanna talk about excuses look at lebron!!!!! He left his home town because he couldn't win won there!!!!!!!!!! Everyone get off lebrons nuts and the Heat they havn't proved anything yet besides the fact their trying to build a team to dethrown the lakers!!!! Get real the lakers will repeat this year and if the heat end up winning they didnt prove anything to me. They built a team full of allstars so they should win. Lebrons gonna be the best player to ever play without winning a championship just ahead of dumb Charles Barley himself!!!!!



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2010 4:06 pm
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

first, learn english, except is NOT accept. second, kobe is not and does not make excuses. kobe is like the mailman (no offense to malone), because he plays rain, sleet, snow, or dead of night - nothing stops him from his appointed rounds of schooling punks like you. kobe had a horrible shooting night against the celtics and found a way to contribute in a very meaningful way. do you think lefaker would ever do something like that? do you think wade could even do something like that? get serious. oh, and by the way, it was doc rivers and the celtics making excuses... if perkins had been healthy, blah, blah, blah... what idiots. kobe played on an injured knee and with a damaged finger for all season and still played better than lefaker and led his team to a championship. lefaker gave up in the playoffs. what a punk. you will see when the lakers hoist the trophy for another championship this season. 



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2010 3:46 pm
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

Wow the "master" your a straight idiot, your like every other Kobe hater. You cant face the fact he knows how to win rings and you throw these ridiculous remarks about a football player. I dont know if you know but were talking basketball and until someone else wins the Championship you Kobe/laker haters can shut the hell up!



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 2:04 pm
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

Ok prezdent  you  DUMMY. Does a racist like Jordan, Wade, James, Johnson, and Kareem ?



Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 1:44 pm
 

Kobe's knee at only 60% right now

Anyone who hates on kobe is a racist.

right master


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