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Kobe Bryant on Lakers: “We’re old as s***”

Jan 2, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

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It was as if the Ghost or Losses Past came to visit the Lakers Tuesday night — Philadelphia was more athletic, more aggressive, got big nights from young stars Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner (combined 48 points) and the Lakers looked a step slow. The result was a 103-99 Lakers loss that looked like so many Lakers losses this season. Games where the other team worked harder than the Lakers.

So Kobe Bryant, what is going on with the lack of energy? (Via ESPNLA.com):

“Cause we’re old as s—,” said the 34-year-old Bryant when asked why a lack of energy has been a problem for L.A. all season. “What do you want? We just got to figure out how to play when we don’t have that energy. We got to change things up a little bit defensively. We got to figure out what we want to do offensively, figure out what we want to do on nights when we don’t have those legs or have that energy.”

Where did the phrase “old as s***” come from anyway? Outside of the people on “Hoarders,” who keeps old excrement around?

Moving on…

Somewhere, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers are sharing a laugh. Those teams would like to remind you that they are young and energetic nightly and will continue to be in the playoffs.

And Kobe was energetic Sunday night — 36 points on 29 shots, grabbing six boards (no assists, but when the guy you pass to misses the shot you don’t get credit). The problem was the inability of the Lakers perimeter defenders to be anything more than an orange traffic cone for Holiday and Turner to dribble around and get a good look (and the Lakers interior defensive rotations were not impressive, to be kind). That and the 3-of-19 combined shooting night by Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.

The problem is the Lakers are old and are not making up for the lack of spring in their legs with smart play and veteran savvy (see the San Antonio Spurs for an example).  I’d say the Lakers aren’t playing their system but I’m not sure what the system is exactly.

And it doesn’t look like there is an easy fix for a Lakers team that can’t get over .500.

  1. dalucks - Jan 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    That happens when your GM trades away 1st round draft picks every year for players like Joe Smith two years ago and a Ramon Sessions rental last season.
    Of course going forward, your GM has traded away 3 of the next 4 future 1st round draft pick for a 39 year old Steve Nash so it looks like Kobe will be surrounded by old guys (seasoned veterans if they are winning) for the rest of his career.
    Good job Mitch Kupchak for a job well done.

    • kanemoney - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      Late first rounders really aren’t useful.

      In this league, the top teams were either built from the ground up (Spurs, Thunder) or are a combination of top talent + underpaid vets.

      Miami = Lebron, Wade, Bosh + underpaid Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis
      NYC = Melo, Amare + underpaid JR Smith
      Clippers = Paul, Griffin + 5+ underpaid vets (Barnes, Odom, etc.)

      I think LA failed by not getting some better bench players. The rest is figuring out how to mesh their pieces together. Howard taking less than 15 shots a game is not acceptable.

      • lmoneyfresh - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

        While late round picks may not be as successful at finding superstars, that is how you build depth and find role players. Incredibly, that is exactly what the lakers are missing right now.

      • zerole00 - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM

        I agree with both sides, picks after 5-10 are usually a wash (let’s be honest, real draft steals are an exception – not a rule). That said, they Lakers aren’t doing themselves any favors by not even giving themselves the option.

      • zerole00 - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:53 AM

        I can understand how they’d want to tie their wagon to Nash, but the Ramon Sessions rental was beyond stupid. I guess that’s one of the drawbacks of being in a big market area like LA where you need to compete every year or else the fanbase is going to explode.

      • mogogo1 - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:28 PM

        I wonder how much Kobe has to do with their failure to draw more veterans for their bench. For as great as he is, the list of guys who appear to be friends with him around the league always seems really short and he’s had so many run-ins with teammates in the past. I get the vibe that plenty of older players probably just decide they’d rather close out their careers in a friendlier atmosphere than what Kobe creates in the Lakers’ locker room.

      • borderline1988 - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM

        Late round picks usually don’t even become NBA rotation players, let alone starters. Some teams seem to be really good at finding rotation players in those picks (i.e. Spurs) but generally, for a contender like the Lakers, you may as well trade them for a player you know could help right now, rather than taking on a youngster who has a 50/50 chance of cracking NBA rotations on a consistent basis.

        Although, if the Lakers miss the playoffs, those picks aren’t so late anymore. Oh the irony.

      • dmcannon99 - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

        Yeah, Howard needs to take more than 15 shots a game, kanemoney…except when you take into account he can’t currently get the ball in from even a couple of feet away. You might want to take a look at some of the box scores and see what the percentages are; while Kobe has his off nights where his percentages are bad, that is starting to be a real problem with the rest of the team game after game. Poke at Bryant all you want, but if he sees he is the only one that can find the basket with any regularity, why would he want to pass the pill if all he is going to see is a brick show? Not sure what the cure is, but it’s pretty hard to rely on a couple of guys that are hitting 3 of 19. But, hey, at least Howard is starting to hit his FTs better.

    • saint1997 - Jan 2, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      I’m certain the Lakers fans were calling for Kupchak to be exec. of the year before the season began, now they all hate him!!

    • loungefly74 - Jan 3, 2013 at 8:18 AM

      yes…mitch…shame on you. shame on you for help orchestrating several finals trips the past decade. (smh)

  2. themagicfanguy - Jan 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Thank you for telling us Kobe, we’d have never guessed!

  3. thesixersbench - Jan 2, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Hey Lakers Nation – if the Sixers can beat you WITHOUT Bynum, imagine how bad the beat down would’ve been with ‘em! What you’re getting a glimpse of is the future of the NBA in this Sixers team – not the past!

    But hey…you’ll always have the glory days..to think of when you’re bottoming out..

    • badintent - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Nice Post ! Preach it brother. Kurt dumps on Andrew’s hair but when Bynum comes back, Philly gonna give my Knicks a run for the # 1 East seed .

      • bozosforall - Jan 6, 2013 at 1:08 AM

        Both teams leaving the ancient Celtics in the dust.

  4. bucs24 - Jan 2, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Very true, the plus Howard won’t resign and trade Pau for younger players than trade Howard you can get better players

  5. spideysdog - Jan 2, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    somewhere the clippers and thunder are laughing??? maybe, but no one will ever hear it over the deafening belly laugh coming from the snowy Montana countryside and one Mr. Jackson.

    man I would love to be a fly on the wall when good ole Jeannie brings Phil to Easter dinner. that would be priceless.

  6. omniusprime - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Actually a good article with a good subject matter Kurt! Yeah Kobe is right that the Lakers are too old and who do we have to blame for it but that little idiot buss boy and Kupcake for bringing in Ancient Nash instead of going out and signing a great young point guard.

    Kurt you pointed out a good point about not knowing what system that idiot Dumbtoni has brought to the Lakers. I’ll tell you what that moron has done is bring small ball to the Lakers who aren’t a small ball team and never will be with this lineup. Putting Kobe at small forward is the dumbest thing ever done, Kobe is and always will be a shooting guard and to make him anything else is beyond stupid. Plus where’s Jamison who is a good small forward? Sitting on the bench because Dumbtoni doesn’t know how to use him properly.

    The sooner Daddy Buss wakes up and fires his worthless brat and brings in Jeannie to replace him the better. Plus Dumbtoni has to be fired ASAP so that the Lakers can bring back Phil. Ancient Nash has to be traded away or just let go so they can bring in a great young point guard like Kyrie Irving.

    Go Kobe!!! Fire Dumbtoni!!! We Want Phil!!! Fire the little idiot buss boy!!!

    • zerole00 - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      I’m not a Lakers fan, and I especially hate Jim Buss, but WTF are you talking about when you say they didn’t try to sign a good young point guard?

      WHO? There was one, maybe two available (CP3 and D-Will, the latter is debatable). They TRIED getting CP3, they almost succeeded.

      There was NO ONE ELSE available. Offhand I can think of two other young PGs, Rondo and Irving, but they’re centerpieces for their respective teams.

      • somekat - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:25 PM

        Rondo isn’t a “young” guard anymore. He’s 26, and there is no reason he should not be in his prime right now. Rose and Westbrook are both younger than Rondo

        As far as young PG, i’d go with Holiday (who just abused Nash), Irving, Jennings and Lawson

        But I do agree that none of those guys were getting shipped to LA, they just dont’ have anything special to give up for them

      • bigmeechy74 - Jan 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM

        Maybe they could’ve tried to get lowry or dragic somehow. Not sure how, but there have been a few good young point guards changing teams over the last few years.

    • badintent - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      Yo,yo Laker Nation, still lots of time and space to jump on the Clipper Bandwagon, ya think ??
      That huge sucking noise ya hear is Buss ‘s throne flushing over and over.

  7. chargerdillon - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Last time I checked, they arnt getting any younger any time soon.

    If Dwight up and leaves after this year…. boy oh boy it’s going to be a rough next few years

  8. spthegr8 - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    @omniusprime
    If they could have got a great young point guard like Kyrie Irving, I think they would have. They don’t grow on tree’s.

    @sixersbench
    Lmao!! Talk sh*t when your team can get outta of the first round of the playoffs, without the other teams BEST PLAYER out and as far “glory days” go…… You haven’t won SH*T since mosses and the doctor, were lacing them up!!! Just Saying!!!!

    • thesixersbench - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM

      I’m talking sh*t right now – after the 7-6 sent your geriatric Lakers squad back to their SoCal retirement facility. The Lakeshow was at home. All the starters played. The 7-6 is in the middle of a huge west coast road trip without our 7 foot beast in the paint – what more could you want for a tailor made home win? And the Lakeshow still couldn’t get it done. Why? Because they’re a fluke. An apparition. A team built for prime-time that can’t even capitalize on an early bird’s special. A joke!

      If the LakeShow looks this bad right now…imagine how ragged they’ll look after playing all their starters 35+ MPG in a desperate attempt to reach the playoffs.

      That’s right – REACH the playoffs. Because – despite that high payroll – you all will be lucky to get in. It’ll be hilarious to watch this group of Crypt Keepers try to run the floor with the high energy teams in the West in the playoffs after they’ve spent themselves just trying to get an 8 seed.

      Maybe Dr. Buss can let them use his Senior Discount to get some walkers for half-price – I know the luxury tax can be tough!

      • blueintown - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:31 PM

        I think you mean aberration, even though that doesn’t make any sense either.

      • thesixersbench - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM

        “I think you mean aberration, even though that doesn’t make any sense either.”

        No, I meant apparition. Look it up and teach yourself something. Class is dismissed.

      • dmcannon99 - Jan 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

        I don’t think any definition of “apparition” that I have seen in a real dictionary fits at all with your post. Class is dismissed? Yeah, right.

      • blueintown - Jan 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM

        Okay. I assumed you meant aberration because it is more closely associated with fluke. Neither of which make sense, of course, because there has never been anything of substance to indicate that this is an elite squad.

        But since you indeed meant apparation, please explain to me how the Lakers are “1. A: an unusual or unexpected sight (i.e. a ‘phenomenon’), 1. B: a ghostly figure”, or “2. The act of becoming visible”.

        (second posting attempt, forgive the repeat)

  9. spthegr8 - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    @sixersbench
    & just what exactly are the sixers the future of ???? Being mediocre…???….Cuz ya’ll already have got that DOWN!!!

    • thesixersbench - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      You are not a very clever man.

  10. franchiseplaya - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    I’ll agree that the team has looked lethargic at times this yr but not sure where the nash hate is coming from. the guy won 2 mvps even as a defensive liability his whole career. you know what youre getting from him on defense, its not new and its not due to his age. the offense has looked much improved since his return and he’s avg. 8 assists a game. if pau and dwight could make a few shots nashs assist totals would be higher. his pts are down but when you have to feed the mouths of kobe, howard and pau thats to be expected. ive never been a lakers fan so im not some apologist for the team but if pau and howard dont both have such an atrocious shooting nite the lakers walk away with a win last nite despite being “old as s***”

    • somekat - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      and if the sixers didn’t miss all those FT’s at the end, it wouldn’t of mattered if Howard and Gasol made shots. Things happen in a game, in ANY game you can look back and say “if these guys didn’t do this, the could of won”

      Maybe they must missed them because the sixers bigs are generally much more athletic, and gave them fits? You seem to want to notice the faults in the Lakers game, but not the sixers. It’s not like they lost to a sixers team taht is hitting on all cylinders. Nick Young, J Rich, and Allen were all useless last night, so it’s not like the Lakers had an off night while the Sixers played the game of their lives

      • dmcannon99 - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

        Missed FTs work both ways…nice try. And if the Sixers are so much better, how come they only beat the outclassed and “old as s***” Lakers by four points? You got as many excuses as Carter’s has little pills…

  11. unxpexted1 - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Its not just that the Lakers are old, which they are, its where they are old and the lack of athleticism. You cant have a backcourt with a 34 year old and a 39 year old in todays game. The game is too athletic on the perimeter. That will forever plague LA. The other more successful teams might be old but at least have youth on the perimeter. The Celtics(even though struggling this year). the spurs, and the knicks have athletes on the perimeter somewhere. Paul Pierce and KG may be old but they have Rondo, Courtney Lee, Avery Bradley, and the Jet’s speed to the mix. J Kidd may be old but they have felton, JR smith, and ronnie brewer to offset it. I feel like the Spurs age is overstated sometimes, because they only have 1 starter over 30 in Tim Duncan. Tony Parker is only 29 and Ginobli is over 30 but comes off the bench(even tho plays starter minutes). But they have plenty of youth to offset their age. The Lakers don’t.

    The point being, the Lakers age is not the problem its the position of the age and the lack of athletes to cover for their age.

  12. progress2011 - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    29 FRIGGIN SHOTS …..ahahahahahah !

    Wanna-be-like-mike/ Harlem Globetrotter took 29 FRIGGIN Shots at 48 % shooting.

    Gasol, Howard and Nash COMBINED took 30 Shots! Additionally, many of there shots are garbage shots, last second type shots, after kobe has dribbled all the time off the clock!

    Anytime one player is Jacking Up as many shots as 3 other starters:

    1. There will not be any offensive flow
    2. The other players that are not getting touches, become disengaged
    3. Opposing teams can better defend by allowing the jack-up-artist to take all the shots and just play solid defense on all the other players.

    The philosophy is: One guy will not be a “TEAM”

    All Non-Faker fans saw this and tried to tell Fakers at the beginning of the season, when ya’ll were talking about 70 wins……ahahahahahaAHAHAHAHAHahahaha!

    70 wins….Ahahahahahaa

    • bozosforall - Jan 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      What’s your team got? Come back when they can match FIVE rings in the last 12 seasons.

    • bozosforall - Jan 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      The words of a jealous loser.

      • progress2011 - Jan 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

        My team is whoever is SPANKING the Fakers that day !!! Ahahahahah !

        I enjoy watching teams that practice “FUNDAMENTAL” basketball. Conversely:

        1. The FAKERS have had a hard time practicing FUNDAMENTAL bball since wanna-be-like-mike arrived.
        2. Three of the chips they won, was because the MVP of all 3 finals, DIESEL demanded the ball.
        3. The other 2, Phil had to use every ounce of leverage he had to get the jack-up-artist to pass the ball….read his book.
        4. ALL 5 Chips were essentially PURCHASED…because the FAKER organization paid under the table, in the back room and Vegas to get Gasol and others.

        I have ZERO respect for an organization that win because they can outspend everybody else !
        Now that we have the new CBA, which is not perfect BUT it evens the playing field more….let’s see how much dust continue to grow on those OLD PURCHASED CHIPS !

        Those old jerseys are gonna dry rot and start to fall from the rafters, before the FAKERS sniff another chip.

        ahahahahaha

  13. themagicfanguy - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    @spthegr If the 76′rs are mediocre, what’s that make the team they just owned with wing Iso plays like a bunch of amateurs? THAT team must be truly horrible!

    • thesixersbench - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      Shhhh….Lakers fans are still dreaming of winning the off season. They’re just about to find out how their dream season will turn into a total nightmare.

      • spthegr8 - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        From a magic fan ( still have yet too win ANYTHING….EVER ) & a sixer fan ( last time ya’ll won a title, 8track players and members only coats were in) GTFOH!!!!!! We have a CHANCE @ winning a championship this year. Might not look good now, but we have a chance. We just got everybody healthy and playing together @ the same time. Neither one of ya’ll have any superstar’s on your team, let alone a chance @ a championship. That’s the REALITY here. Too bad neither one of you are willing too accept it. Which is a shocker cuz, both franchise’s have been IRRELEVANT for a LONG time now!! Just Saying!!!

      • tfoz5150 - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:58 PM

        The only chance you guys had to do anything with this roster is if you had hired Phil Jackson (and that was slim due to the team’s age.) Since you didn’t do that this team has shades of 2004 written all over it, without the winning of course. The Sixers are one big guy who can play away from doing damage. (Paging Mr. Bynum)

  14. zacksdad - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    I thought the Spurs were old also, yet they seem to win every year. The problem is not how old the Lakers are, is the age of the Lakers with the “System” the coach plays. They keep claiming the issue is not the offense, they say they are 6th in the league in offense. Probably true, but this is because they run a fast offense that causes more shots.

    This team is built more for Phil Jackson, but they had too much pride to bring him back. Pride does not win games, suck it up and do the right thing. Get a coach that can have a “System” for this team. I am tired of hearing these good players we do have do not fit D’antoni system such as Gasol and Jamison. I would rather have seen Sloan as a coach. I have never liked this hire and it only seems to get worse and worse. The Lakers are almost out of time to fix this. And if the Nets hire Phil, we do not have him as an option moving forward.

    This will be a lost season, hopefully it does not cause us to lose Howard. I never thought we could lose him, but it looks like there may be a stronger chance now.

    • unxpexted1 - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      As in my earlier post i would hardly call the spurs an old team. They only have 1 starter over 30 in Tim Duncan, while the lakers have 4 starters over 30. TP is only 29 and the rest of the starters are fairly young.

      But i do agree with the post, the coach is not helping their age. They need to slow the game way down and limit possessions, but thats not Dantoni’s style.

  15. bucrightoff - Jan 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    And having $30 million commited to one guy in cap space doesn’t help. But good luck getting Kobe to take a pay cut for the betterment of the team.

    • tsi431 - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      Um, Kobe is FA after next year no need.

      • bucrightoff - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:41 PM

        Right, cause the Lakers are playing for the summer of 2014…

    • zacksdad - Jan 2, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      Kobe has this year and next year on his current contract. He cannot take paycut either of those years. It is part of the CBA that you cannot renegotiate the contract for the current signed years. He can sign an extension for less money per year. So the Lakers are stuck paying him that amount unless they amnesty him (which they will never do) and Kobe is “stuck” to take that amount of money.

  16. somekat - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Last nights game will be a problem ALL SEASON. Nash can not guard any even decent point guards. It’s one thing to need help on a big man, you can’t help a PG. Well, you can, but it decimates your defense.

    This just makes Gasol (already slow), look slower, Howard (already not 100%) look like he’s hardly moving, and Kobe look like he doesn’t care because he’s not going to use that extra energy on D and not have it on the other end. Also, Artest is nowhere near the defensive player he was 5 years ago (Strange, it’s unusual that a defensive specialist loses it this early in his career)

    Either way, none of these problem will be fixed as long as Nash is the PG, which is the main reason I never understoood why you saw so much “wait til Nash is healthy” stuff when he was down.

  17. spthegr8 - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    @foz5150
    Say’s who, you and your expert opinion???? Really not trying too be an a$$hole when I say this but, I don’t put too much stock in what you think!!!!! As far as Bynum being what the sixer’s need too do “damage”. Just wait until he start’s pouting and shooting 3′s!!!!

    • tfoz5150 - Jan 2, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      Look it’s just not the Sixers. you’re losing to. The last time I checked you guys are below 500 like we are. Sometimes teams get old. You can’t prevent against that. I don’t fault you guys for making one last gasp towards a title. I just don’t think you hired the right coach to do that and also like I said, unfortunatley a couple of the guys you’re counting on are a bit past their prime. That being said if Bynum doesn’t work out, at least we can clear his cap space at the end of the year, but I don’t think we’ll do that. I think we’ll try and see what we got with him.

      • spthegr8 - Jan 2, 2013 at 4:09 PM

        @tfoz5150
        We can agree on 1 thing. We did hire the WRONG COACH!!!! But D’antoni is who we got, so I got too ride with him. We just gta get some continuity going ( on both sides of the ball ) and we gta shot @ it. D’antoni has got too adjust his system too this roster and we will be str8!!!! You guy’s do have good team and with Drew healthy, you could be real good. I just think why LBJ is in south beach, they got the east on LOCK!!!!

  18. tsi431 - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Sad thing is, if Gasol shoots 4-12 instead of 2-12 Lakers win this game and this is not a story.

    Howard is not old, just rehabbing while playing. He will only get better and get more touches as he heals.

    This is what? The 5th game the Lakers have had with an actual PG playing? Give Nash some time to get his legs back, Gasol some time to rehab is foot injury. Then the Lakers will know what they got and how to play as a team.

    • somekat - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Read above. “sad thing is” if the sixers don’t miss 7 FT in the 4th, his 4-12 still wouldn’t matter

      Must suck to have to play the other team every night when they play their best possible game. Because to hear Lakers fans tell it, you’d think the other team never makes mistakes agasint them

      • dmcannon99 - Jan 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM

        Yeah, and, once again, how many FTs did the Lakers miss…? Must suck to have to come up with lame “what if” scenarios. I don’t think anybody said there were not mistakes and poor play from the Lakers, I think that was kind of the point from the article and most of the posts here. Try to keep up.

      • somekat - Jan 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM

        learn to keep up? learn to read

        I responded to a post that said “if gasol didn’t shoot 2-12″, then i’m the one “coming up with what if scenarios”?

        My whole post said they were useless, because you can do that in any game. Learn to comprehend what you read

  19. passerby23 - Jan 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    For all of the things the Lakers CAN improve (team chemistry, better pick ‘n roll, better floor spacing with Nash, more leadership at the point, etc.), there still seem to be far too many variables that are going to be very hard to overcome:

    1. Worst FT% in the league, which kills them in close games.
    2. Not young, quick, or athletic to stop elite teams from breaking them down.
    3. Nash is still a major defensive liability. Opposing players just rise up over top of him and score at will.
    4. Dwight Howard’s post-game is not good. Yeah, he can dunk, block shots, and control the glass, but asking him to give you baskets from post offense is pretty sad.
    5. Pau Gasol looks really old and unathletic.

  20. themagicfanguy - Jan 2, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    @spthegr What chance? They need 50-55 wins at LEAST to make the playoffs. Go ahead and keep deflecting arguments back at my franchise’s lack of rings, that’s cool. I’m perfectly happy with the Magic having zero rings and STILL being good enough to spank LA in Staples. Lakers are done, accept it. No amount of dreaming about LA’s past success will bring it back, its over for a good long while now. “We’re old” – Kobe

    • spthegr8 - Jan 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

      @themagicfatguy
      You are perfectly happy with your team having ZERO RINGS???? That’s the difference here. You are comfortable with mediocrity and it fit’s you well I can see. You keep bringing up the game ya’ll beat us. The way you talk about it, you would think ya’ll beat us in the Finals. Speaking of the Finals, didn’t we KICK THE MAGIC’S A$$ in the finals a cpl years ago???? Their I go again, back too the fact ya’ll have NEVER WON SH*T……EVER!!!! I won’t do it again, that was the last time. I’d rather have a bunch of “old guy’s”, then a bunch of role playing, D league, SCRUBS!!!!!!

  21. loungefly74 - Jan 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Somewhere, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers are sharing a cry (along with the poor Seattle fans). Those teams would like to remind you that they are “ringless” (except for the 79′ sonics season) and energetic nightly and will continue to be in the playoffs and hope to win the(1st) title…

    man…i’m still waiting for either of those teams to win it all. because they have nada. Damn, did we forget that the Thunder were the Sonics and left? They were that bad that they left! i don’t know about you, but i will gladly take the Laker’s track record than these “2 flavor of the month” teams.

  22. denverdude7 - Jan 2, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    No Kobe, it’s you that is old as s**t.

    The time has come to take your act to Cleveland and finish out your career in complete obscurity.

    Thanks again Lebron you horses a**.

    • bozosforall - Jan 2, 2013 at 9:24 PM

      Leading the league in scoring, at a better shooting % than his career average. If that is “old”, I have no problem with it whatsoever.

  23. pricejustin24 - Jan 2, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    I can’t ad one sentence if your “work” and not think you’re a total moron. Kurt you suck.

  24. pricejustin24 - Jan 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    At maka da sense to u Kurt?

  25. 32magicman - Jan 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    You know what you need when your’e getting old kobe………….Big Boy Pants!!!!

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