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Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:52 am
Edited on: December 16, 2011 11:09 am
 
Posted by Royce Young



On our podcast, Matt Moore and I started wondering about a playoff series between the Clippers and Lakers and just how amazing that would be. Because think about this: We're sitting here talking about the Clippers potentially taking on the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals or something. It's possible.

Just insane.

The Staples Center, and before that The Forum, has belonged to the Lakers for forever, with the Clippers having extremely mild success. We've never seen this type of competition between the two teams. No one has ever considered it anything close to a rivalry because in order for it to be that, it has to be competitive. Which it is not. Sixteen championships to zero, a rivalry does not make.

It's been Laker domination but things could change. The city is buzzing not about Kobe and the Lakers for once, but about the guys owned by Donald Sterling. And so when Kobe was asked about what he thinks about the rise of the Clips and if there will finally be a rivalry, he gave a simple answer.

"It's about damn time," he said.

About damn time, indeed.

Via TBJ
Comments

Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Kobes not going to request a trade so haters can put that away right now.



Since: Dec 21, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

220....I think you are right on the money here.I think Kobe is wanting that #6 ring because he wants to be like "Mike",who has 6.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Even if Kobe did get traded, it would not be to the Clippers. Lakers management still has to sell tickets. Losing Kobe would make that harder. Losing Kobe to another team in their own city would be devastating.





Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Kobes right....... its about damn time! Giving up both Gordon and Minnesotas draft pick was too much, chris paul is an awesome point guard and seems to have healed fully from his knee injury "dont believe me watch him against the lakers last playoffs" Clippers will be a highlight reel every game but they wont have a better record then the lakers unless one of Lakers stars suffer an injury. If the lakers roster stays the same and the clippers somehow get another borderline allstar player then they could pass the Lakers in the win department but i dont see that happening anytime soon, one thing i do know is that i wont be missing any Lakers vs Clippers games.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Kobe is going to have a hard time being second fiddle in his own city, not to mention having a new coach he isnt crazy about and the fact they just got rid of Lamar would it be a stretch if Kobe ever put himself out there for a trade?? He is nearing the end of his career and isnt gonna sit around while everyone else gets better and the Lakers dont, how about Kobe going to the Clips. He could get a trade to make them a really really better team and not have to relocate..and the fans probably would be mixed cause hes still in LA. Or would an angry Kobe ask to join Lamar in Dallas for another run to greatness, Dallas will win it before the Lakers anyway and the clock on his career is counting down....it could happen



Since: Aug 15, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

But what if he does demand a trade in the next month or so??



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Yesterday on ESPN, Stephen A. Smtih said he predicts that Kobe will demand a trade. Ric Bucher also said that the trade demand will come in a month. What's up with that??

It's called ratings. KBB is going nowhere.



Since: Aug 15, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Yesterday on ESPN, Stephen A. Smtih said he predicts that Kobe will demand a trade. Ric Bucher also said that the trade demand will come in a month. What's up with that?? Anybody Know? Dwight's off the trade market, for now, and there's not much out there as of now.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Kobe has grown as an individual. He and the Lakers have been shafted by a manipulated process yet he is taking the high road. Wish the Clips well, then see who rips out whose heart.



Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

It's obvious you know very little about Kobe's personal life; and it's clearly you know nothing about the Heart of a Champion. It's not always the best team that wins, but the team that want's it the most. Ther are players on the current Laker team that has plenty to prove... I wish the Clippers well and hope they do reach the playoffs. This is about your ignorance and stupidity...


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