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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.

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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, ESPNLA.com 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 CBSSports.com 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.”
Comments

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

your name says about enerything about your intelligence level
enough said



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

seriously did you expect him to say it is over..lol..of course he believes they can win ..until they are eliminated they have a chance..but did you want him to say " dallas will sweep us ..we have no chance.."?..lol



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

How can you not give Kobe props for this prediction?!  That's the stamp of a winner.  Of course, the Lakers are going down.  But not the superstar doesn't believe in himself and his team.  Beautiful.



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 1:18 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

When Boston lost Bird it took a decade to rebuild to get to east finals back in early 2000's. But really took to content until last few years with Garnett etc. When Lakers lost West and Wilt they got Kareem and Magic. When they lost them they got Shaq and Kobe. When Shaq left they Lamar, Gasol, and Bynum. Next up for change IMO Howard and maybe Chris Paul to replace Fischer. The Lakers have always been smart management to make big trades. They will use same formula again. No one has done it better then the 60's.

This series is not about Fisher. Kobe and Fisher have won 5 titles. I cannot think fo any other back court who has. Fsicher came back and they made 3 finals and 2 more rings. Thank you D fish time to retire. So who will be the ones to create the next champion level team?

Bring on D Howard and Chris Paul. If they can choose Lakers think they will? I do. Want rings play for Lakers owner. No one ever better at it.



Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Whatever it takes to rub that ignorant smirk off of Kobe's face, I'm ALL for it.
He can also say what he wants, and if this was a REALLY good team that was just playing bad, then perhaps it would hold merit.
He is WELL past his prime.The team is playing VERY bad.The team Chemistry is TERRIBLE at this point (Phil Jackson PUNCHING Gasol in the chest was the telling tale)They arent a great team to begin with.Dallas is playing absurdly well.Dallas already won 2 games in LA (Somebody might want to remind the Smug Grinner about that).



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 11:44 am
 

Kobe Bryant Predicts Series Win Over Mavericks!

"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."
What he said ^.    Why not?  And they said "Man will never fly" and "if you move faster than sixty miles and hour you won't be able to breathe".  



Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: May 8, 2011 11:34 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Put the crack pipe down Kobe, you'll be damn lucky to make it to game 5, let alone winning it all in game 7. Keep dreaming.



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 11:08 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Denial is the first step .... LA in 7 ... GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!  LOL



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 10:49 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Nobody takes these guarantees seriously anymore. It's been overdone and more of than not, they're wrong. Kobe has to say that of course and he's got nothing to lose by saying it.



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 10:42 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

In your dreams.


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