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Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Posted on: May 7, 2011 9:44 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2011 9:49 pm
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he thinks Los Angeles can come back from a 3-0 series deficit to the Dallas Mavericks. Posted by Ben Golliver.


The Los Angeles Lakers' season could end as soon as Sunday night. Down 3-0 to the Dallas Mavericks with Game 4 in American Airlines Center, the Lakers will look to keep hople alive their season after three straight games featuring fourth quarter meltdowns. There has been plenty of blame to go around, 

While no NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit, reports that Bryant not only still has hope, he's predicting a series victory.
"I don't know, I might be sick in the head or crazy or thrown off or something like that because I still think we're going to win this series," Bryant said after totaling 17 points and six assists in Game 3. "I might be nuts. ... Let's win on Sunday, go back home and see if they can win in L.A."
We shouldn't expect less from Bryant, one of the league's most confident and decorated players. He isn't going to fold in the face of adversity, at least not publicly. With Games 4 and 6 still to be played in Dallas, however, L.A. faces an extremely tall order. It's better to go down with your head up, I suppose.

What happens in the very likely event that the Lakers aren't able to make good on Bryant's prediction? Ken Berger of explores that subject, saying that trades, possibly including some big names, are likely in L.A.'s future.

The New York Times notes that Lakers legend Magic Johnson agrees with that assessment.
“If the Lakers lose this game, you’re going to have to blow it up,” Magic Johnson, the former Lakers great, said on ESPN. “This team has been together too long. It’s time for major changes for the Lakers.”

Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 10:40 pm

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

With those kind of predictions, Kobe better not quit his daytime job.   Of course, him and the Lakers daytime job stunk to high heaven.  And in game 2 and 4, what kind of thugs was that tryilng to play ball.  A lot of fans will remember their classless street fighting, me included.  Glad to say goodbye to Lakers this year.  Wouldn't mind saying goodbye forever. 

Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: May 8, 2011 7:30 pm

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Mike Tirico put it best when he said that it was the biggest bush league move he has ever seen after Andrew Bynum's classless cheap shot foul.  The Lakers just tarnished the last 2 titles with the way they finished this series.  Being a champion means that you win and lose with class.  What a bunch of chumps.  It will be so nice to watch the rest of the NBA playoffs without having to hear about Kobe and Phil.  I have never liked the Lakers and this just adds fuel to the fire.   Good bye Lakers!!

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 5:59 pm

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

In related news. Kobe predicts Rangers beat the Giants and the Steelers beat Green Bay.......oohhhhh wait a minute.

I have NEVER, EVER seen such classlessness than what was seen from both Odom and Bynum. WTF exactly gives them the right to take a blowout and turn it into a street fight.

I like the way Bynum takes the smallest guy on the court, and waits till he is completely and totally defenseless. Good damn thing he didnt do that to Jason Kidd cause Kidd wouldve kicked his ***
Good bye Lakers!!!

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 5:58 pm

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

I am a Laker fan, homie, homer or whatever the current saying today for being a fan of a certain team. No matter what the Lakers do I will still be a Laker fan.

With the Lakers down 3-0 I would hope they could come back and win 4 in a row. The reality of that happening is very slim, I think if any team can make a come back it would be the Lakers. There is enough blame to go around about fault with the team being in the position the team finds itself. Some will blame Kobe he either shot to may shots or did not shoot enough. Pau decided not to show up for this season. Lamar for being inconsistent, D-Fish for being too slow and past his prime, Ron Ron for getting a foul and suspension, Phil Jackson for coaching errors. Whom ever you would want to blame, I suppose everyone has an opinion.

Of course, if the Lakers fail in their attempt to three peat there is next season. A lot of individuals think that the Lakers’ failing to win would cause wholesale changes in the make up of the team next season.

I can not see wholesale changes until the end of the 2011-2012 season. I think the team is[ about 30-40 million over the current cap this season and would be for the coming season if CBA remain close or near the same.

After the game what did most of you want Kobe to say, well we lost the first 3 so we might as well throw in the towel. We will not win another game as a matter of fact, we will not even play the game, we will hop on the first thing smoking to LA and forfeit the game altogether.

I see that there are few basketball fans that post on this and other threads. These individuals just hate Kobe and the Lakers.

Most talk about the Lakers and Kobe being overrated when Kobe has 5 championship rings  and the Lakers are 2nd in the most championships won in the NBA.

I am at a loss as to how a person with that many rings and 2 times MVP of the NBA championship game, many times defensive all star team, league MVP, lead the league in scoring on at least two occasions. NBA all star game most of the time he has been in the league.  Yet this guy is over rated.

If Kobe played for another team other than the Lakers, I would still admire him for being an excellent player and respect him because of his game.

I suppose giving respect for a man’s accomplishments are a lost art. You just hate a player and team and not give them credit for accomplishments. The accomplishments  were all done through mirrors and magic.



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 5:41 pm

Good night, Kobe!

Well, it's time to go home Mr. Bryant . . and take the 'hoodlum' teammates with you.  What a disgrace during the last minutes of game four. 
   How many 'brain farts' is a team allowed?  Disgusting epilogue for Phil Jackson . . truly hope that they are punished for these cheap shots!

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 5:30 pm

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Chuck started the fishin' boat in the 2nd quarter, see ya Phil and the overrated komes!!

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 5:10 pm

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Has anyone been more overrated than the 2008-2011 Lakers?   Shut up Kobe and take your ass kicking like a man.

Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: May 8, 2011 5:00 pm

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Nothing better than a 4 game beat down sweep!!  Lakers fans are as annoying as they come.  There can be no what ifs or excuses about this Mavs domination.  Phil is gone.  Kobe is slowing. Gasol is as soft as Charmin.  Hopefully CP3 and Dwight Howard choose somewhere else to play and leave the Lakers reeling for years to come.  LOL!!

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 3:47 pm

Gasol broke up with fiancee

This is why he's not playing well
I thought he was weak but did not know he was that weak
The court is a place to take out the frusterations dude. Are you a women
Trade this guy in summer ... he not only physically weak also mentally
He completely gave game 1 away
Also game two and three because of his crappy play
He's been a liability

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 3:44 pm

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

you have some issues Ruubikon

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