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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: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

DJ Chaos, seems like you high on some Ecctasy pills. And maybe drunk as well. Clippers may of beat them last time. That does not mean they had a rivalry. Learn to read you DJ.



Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Clippers will lead the league in highlight reel dunks and double digit losses this year. Won't even win 33 of the 66 games they play, gave up way too much talent for a PG with a balky knee in season where you get a shortened pre-season and a condensed schedule featuring more back-t0-backs and some stretches where you play three nights in a row.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Havent watched much college basketball this year huh?



Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Kobe is gonna hate it after the Clippers rip out what little heart he has

Yeah that's the first thing I think about Bryant is he has little heart.  That's what seperates the greats in every sport.  Little heart?  Jesus it's amazing how ignorant some people are.



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Kobe is gonna hate it after the Clippers rip out what little heart he has when they meet in the Western Conference Finals
I get what you are saying and the Clippers finally have reason to be optimistic but both in the WCF's, you seem to have forgotten Dallas, OKC, Memphis and maybe even Portland.  I would be surprised if the Lakers (with the roster they have now) make it out of the first round let alone to the WCF and I can see the Clippers being better than the Lakers, again, I say that, if the Laker roster stays how it is right now.




Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

good move by the clippers.. no one in the draft can come out and make an impack like chris paul nor does anyone have his talent.. 



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Kobe used the Clippers (slightly) as leverage last time he opted out. He could have made it 'about damn time' several years ago. I personally think the Clippers were better without the trade. Eric Gordon is the best 2 guard (for his size) in the league. Chauncey would have been the perfect mentor for Bledsoe (as Sam Cassell was for Shawn Livingston before his injury). With Caron Butler helping out with the outside shot, they could kept that high Minnesota draft pick, been much improved this year and a potential powerhouse next year. Any team with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan up front has a chance to build huge success. Don't listen to the 7 and 7 business about Jordan, he is a player.



Since: Sep 5, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

lol, you think the CLippers are on the Lakers radar? You guys are bound to win a title sooner or later, win 3 or 4 of them and us Laker fans might take notice. Winning a regular season game means S**T.


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Since: Dec 16, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:22 pm
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Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Kobe on the Clips: 'About damn time'

Kobe is gonna hate it after the Clippers rip out what little heart he has when they meet in the Western Conference Finals.


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