Blog Entry

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.

kobe-fail

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: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:53 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

At least he didn't say Lakers in 6Cool



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:36 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

LOL


Yeah right!

Stick a fork in em their done!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:10 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Kobe, dream on! It won't happen, why? No NBA team has rallied from 0-3 2 win, the odds of that happening are not that great, it's happened in hockey, yea sure (1942 Detroit Red Wings, 1975 NY Islanders, 2010 Philadelphia Flyers), in baseball (Boston Red Sox), but not in NBA history!
Yeah, and before 2004, it had never happened in baseball either.  Before 1942, it had never happened in hockey.  Just because it hasn't happened in NBA history doesn't mean that it won't.  Nothing is impossible.  But, honestly, to say that it definitely won't happen because the odds "aren't great" is silliness.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 9:06 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

They are saying that if the Lakers lose big changes are to be made and that the team has been together for too long?!?!  Isn't that why they are one of the top teams in the league every year?!?!  You don't make big changes to a team that is consistantly in finals consideration.  I don't think that the Celtics are connsidering making big changes if they lose to the Heat.  Your team becomes better when they play together more and learn each others game.
The Celtics made big changes just this season by shipping Perkins and Donkey off to the Thunder.  Yeah, some changes will have to be made if we don't start seeing that desire and passion out of Gasol.  Quite frankly, his lackadaisical play has been disgusting.  With Bynum starting to come into his own and playing with the aggressiveness his size demands, as long as he stays healthy, he can replace Gasol's presence.  That will allow the Lakers to ship him off and pick up a different 4 man with more toughness than Pau.  As for Artest, he fulfilled the need on this team last year and has been questionable this season, he can go.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:46 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Yeah he is sick in the head alright, and he needs to be bled dry, to quit.



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:20 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

They are saying that if the Lakers lose big changes are to be made and that the team has been together for too long?!?!  Isn't that why they are one of the top teams in the league every year?!?!  You don't make big changes to a team that is consistantly in finals consideration.  I don't think that the Celtics are connsidering making big changes if they lose to the Heat.  Your team becomes better when they play together more and learn each others game.  



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 6:01 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Kobe, dream on! It won't happen, why? No NBA team has rallied from 0-3 2 win, the odds of that happening are not that great, it's happened in hockey, yea sure (1942 Detroit Red Wings, 1975 NY Islanders, 2010 Philadelphia Flyers), in baseball (Boston Red Sox), but not in NBA history!



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 3:14 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

 Let's win on Sunday, go back home and see if they can win in L.A."
That's pretty funny right there.. I don't care who you are!!


NewFlash Kobe: THEY ALREADY WON 2 IN LA!!!



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 3:11 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

What else is Kobe going to say?  Except... why say anything at all? Just go out and win a game. And then 2. And then 3. And then 4.

Just shut up and let your play do the talking. Otherwise, it's all fluff.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: May 8, 2011 1:55 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

I agree with ramblin on this one.  Dallas seems to be what we thought the Lakers were; something they've always strived for and are not:  deep.  I see a championship in Dallas' immediate future.  Seriously, Jason Kidd deserves it!


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com