Thats why this seemingly unimportant stretch of 5-6 minutes will matter.LOL Lebron will get back to what he's been doing through 50 games wed night.
Some on here cried last year for Wade being 'to physical' for accidently breaking Bryant's nose.
"It's the all-star game...he fouled him too hard" was mentioned over and over again.
Was there a game on yesterday or something? I was busy watching zombie heads getting smashed in by hatchback doors!
It depends on the challenge. I'd not waste my time on beating up a lesser opponent. As clearly acknowledged at this point in time, K. Bryant is not anywhere near L. James level. What do you gain on beating up on one?
As a superior play, you can't win in either situation.
At worst, it was a "lesser of two evils" situation where the lesser of the two would have been to dominate Kobe.But James already did twice in dominating fashion late in the 4th quarters, in both games that matter.
Trojanfan, clearly turnip is LeBron's spokesperson...What you don't seem to understand is that James isn't worried about whether you or Kobe respect him.And here are a couple things that you don't seem to understand:
1.) You have no idea whether Lebron cares whether Kobe or anyone else respects him. You are not his spokesperson.
TRUST me, he isn't the least bit concerned with playing whatever game Kobe was attempting to bait him into.
James doesn't need to worry what Jordan would think or do. It doesn't matter. James is James, and that is plenty good enough.Trust him...James is James! LOL!
But James already did twice in dominating fashion late in the 4th quarters, in both games that matter.
True, but it's about stepping up to every challenge. That is what drove MJ to his 6 rings, what has driven Kobe to his 5, etc. If MJ felt that somone had challenged him (even if it was in his own mind) he would go after that person every chance he got. It didn't matter whether it was an exhibition game, a dunk contest, an all-star game, a meaningless game in the middle of the season or game 7 of the finals, he was going to make you pay over and over. As long as you kept coming back, he kept beating you down. He didn't care if you were a fellow superstar player or some scrub from the end of the bench, you'd get beatdown every time he got a chanceAnd to my point, some (like L. James) feels that he doesn't need to keep on taking the challenges which maybe somewhat petty and childish. Again, he doesn't need to prove it over and over again.