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Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Posted on: February 9, 2011 6:20 pm
 
The Los Angeles Lakers deny interest in trading for Denver Nuggets all-star forward Carmelo Anthony. Posted by Ben Golliver. carmelo-anthony-lakers

Yesterday, we noted a report that the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers were engaged in some talks surrounding All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony and big man Andrew Bynum.

Upon further discussion in our Eye On Basketball roundtable, we generally agreed that it didn't make a ton of sense for the Lakers, given the timing, the loss of Bynum from their front line, money owed to Anthony and his questionable fit in the immediate short-term.

Now comes word from the Los Angeles Times that the Lakers were equally skeptical at the notion of the trade.
But the Lakers denied it was on the table in the first place and insisted team executive Jim Buss and General Manager Mitch Kupchak were on the same page as far as trade opportunities.
Coach Phil Jackson chuckled at the rumors in general after the Lakers practiced Wednesday in Boston. “I haven't even entertained it,” Jackson said of trading for Anthony. “My first thought is why are these [media] people interrupting my life with these kind of rumors.”
Leave it to Lakers star Kobe Bryant to deny the rumors with a great one-liner.
“We don't really deal with the unknowns,” he said. “You might as well talk about UFOs, too.”
In related news, extraterrestial sources close to the planet Mars tell me that the Milky Way galaxy has expressed interest in Lakers forward Ron Artest. The galaxy is said to value Artest's defensive intensity and ability to "think outside the Earth."

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Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: February 12, 2011 7:11 am
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

"Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens."

Props to Ben Golliver

One of the best headlines ever!




Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Kobe's the greatest ever! So get over it Moxxee!



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

I don't doubt your conspiracy theory. Yes I do. You sound stupid suggesting that Kobe has surpass MJ in anything.  I like Kobe, but you might as well talk about aliens to. If Carmelo was coming I'm sure Kobe would want that, but why talk about that's not likely to happen fans dream, the players deal with the reality. 



Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 3:31 pm
 

There will be no Melo in L.A.

The Lakers have a plan and it does not include Carmelo Anthony.  The Lakers will look to Trade Bynum NEXT SEASON to reduce their cap space.  Dwight Howard has already said that he wants to play in L.A. and he didn't mean the Clippers and he will sign with the Lakers in 2012. Deron Williams will also be a free agent and provide what the Lakers really need which is a top point guard.  The Lakers will shed Artest's salary, as they look to move Artest and Walton next season to shed $13 from payroll, hope that Fisher retires next season and work with their development players Caracter and Ebanks. The Lakers will count on a 33 year old Kobe to take a little less to attract Williams.




Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Lakers just playing with The Knicks and Celtics heads. 

More likely its jus the Nuggets playing with the Knicks' heads.  Knicks no Anthony wants to play for them -- they can sit and wait to sign him as a free agent or try to make a trade and get him now.  The Knicks, however, are not going to give up too much for Anthony for the last 30 dames of the season or so if they know, or are reasonably sure, they'll get him in the offseason anyway.  Therefore, the only way the Nuggets can hope to get the Knicks to raise their offer substantially is to leak "stories" like this one -- that the Lakers and Nuggets are working on a trade and that Anthony would be willing to sign an extension with LA as part of the deal -- the Nuggets need a second team involved in the negotiations to pry more assets from the Knicks.




Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Sounds like Kobe might be scared that 'Melo will steal his thunder and perceived throne. What's up with that? Notice to Kobe: Did you even notice what happened in Miami? He sound be very excited to possibly have 'Melo's talent come his way that way he doesn't have to carry the team all of the time.



Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Hey Berger Queen, I heard Melo might be traded to the Globetrotters.



Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Carmelo is about as close to a sure thing in the league as there is.  You know what you get with him (namely 20+ ppg, around a double-double every night).  Bynum is an injury-prone big with lots of potential but even more question marks.  So why would Denver trade a sure thing for a question mark or a bunch of "maybes"?  That's a terrible trade.  Didn't the Lakers already strike enough gold with Gasol?  Gasol for Melo is fair, but not Bynum.  No way.



Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 11:35 am
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

HEY BRO LEE  don't let the truyh hurt your feeling.  You need a hug BRO



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 11:34 am
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

and opinions are like a__holes....everyone has one :)

And they all stink.


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