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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: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 1:30 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Sorry Kobe Bryant but you've got to look at it one game at a time.. can't jump ahead and predict a Game 7 win. Gotta win one first.



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 1:17 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Good call Kobe....I am in your boat....Lakers in 7.  Just think of the story: Phil retires not only with ANOTHER 3 peat, but does so in EPIC fasion.  The only team in history to overcome a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series.  That would not only be a story, but will also put swell the notion of Phil being the greatest coach ever. Better than RED.  Go ahead and laugh at the idea now.  But you can't laugh at the fact that if ANY team could do it, it is this team with this coach.   I am down to see history this year.  All they need to start is a win for the Mother's on Sunday's Mom's day and then take it one game at a time.   To those consperacy theorist out there, it would be great for the NBA (and i am sure the NBA would be in on it right?).  I think it is possible WITHOUT the consperacy theory.
Please Tonka send me whatever you are smoking.  I could use it.  The Lakers are not going to win the series.  There is a reason no NBA team has come back from being down 3-0.  It just is really hard to do.  Phil Jackson is a great coach, but Phil does not play anymore.  He can not make Pau Gasol play better he can not make Ron Artest become sane and I know for sure he can not heal Kobe Bryants ankle.  The Lakers may win a game or 2 but the Dallas Mavericks will take this series. Enjoy the dope you have been smoking!



Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 12:57 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

What's he supposed to say? "Yeah, I think we're pretty much done. I'm sure we'll blow another late lead in Game 4 and get swept."



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 12:19 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Kobe is officially now the Rex Ryan of basketball



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 12:09 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Well duh, I'd hope he would think that.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 12:01 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Maybe the Lakers can figure out a way to hyperextend Dirk's elbow like Wade did to Rondo.  Nah, they would have to put a body on him to do that, and Pau refuses to do that.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 12:00 am
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Umm....Kobe...the Mavs have been killing the Lakers over three games and nobody seems to be able to figure out a way to defend Dirk.  Pau looks like he is going to cry.  I think the series is all but over.  We should be able to tell in the first 12 minutes tomorrow if the Lakers are going to give it a go or just give up.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

lmao.

Idiot.



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

This "story" shows much the media love the Lakers.  Of course KB24 is going to say Lakers in seven.  What else is he going to say?  Is Mamba going to say, "we are down three games to none and we have no chance to win four in a row"?  This is news?  What's next? Is a bankrupt Enron going to tell its stockbrokers that things can only get better and everything will be okay?  Someone must be getting paid by the word here at CBS, whether the stories mean anything or not.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: May 7, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Kobe Bryant predicts series win over Mavericks

Key with this series is The Dallas bench is much much much better than LA.  Odem is good but Terry is just as good.  Then add Stoivach, Marion, Barrera.  no one on the laker bench would sit close to them on the bench.


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