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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."

In case you missed it: today's other Carmelo Anthony headlines...
Comments

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2011 10:07 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Only a dumb Laker fan or a Denver fan in denial would ever say, "We don't need Carmelo."  I would take him at this point in his career over ANY player on the Lakers. Yes that includes a well-aged Kobe Bryant, too.



Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

lol...i found it "great".

That is your opinion....and opinions are like a__holes....everyone has one :)


Carry on, hater.




Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

We dont need 'Melo. The guy doesnt play defense. We have enough scoring power, and we will need Bynum's size come playoff time. The way I see it, Kobe and Co. didnt have 'Melo the past 2 seasons, and I dont know,..could be wrong,..but I think those 2 seasons ended pretty well.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2011 8:30 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Kobe's comment was hardly great. Today's cheapening of the word great is annoying. Alas, so very many words are being cheapened today. For example, gay used to be a bright little word. No it's totally soiled.

Such is today's "progress."

O age, thou art shamed.*
O shame, where is thy blush?**

-Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,* Hamlet**



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Lakers just playing with The Knicks and Celtics heads. 



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

It was reported earlier that this deal had "traction"... ON THIS SITE.

Then, this at 6:20 discusses how at sportsilne they "generally agreed" it didn't make sense and wasn't going to happen.

6:58?... the story comes out... "MORE THAN A RUMOR!".... REEEEHHHEEEEEHHHEEEEEAAAALYYY????

Make up your mind or stop boring us with your ignorance on the topic, cbssports.

Just admit, you have no clue what's going to happen.




Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

Omi,

If its 'Ganymede' I say go for it. I would even think about throwing in Odom for the ninth largest object in our solar system. If not maybe you can do a Gasol for 'Callisto' trade. Still a nice size moon!



Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

I heard that Pluto might be considered a planet again soon.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Kobe Bryant compares Carmelo trade to aliens

I heard a rumour that the Lakers may trade Kobe to Jupiter for one of their moons. As they have lots of moons they are at no shortage. That way the Lakers will have one moon.

What you guys think of the trade?





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