Close Article Return to stream X
NBA

Kobe’s Ego Too Big For Own Good

+Read full article

Kobe Bryant has given Laker haters another reason to dislike the star, publicly saying he has no rivals left in the NBA. Sure, some of the guys he was rivals with are now gone, while others remain but are no where near the level that they used to be. Kobe just keeps plugging along, saying “I get up for everybody just the same, to be honest. It’s hard for me to turn my meter up any higher than it normally is.”

Well, Kobe, you better turn that meter up today. Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwayne Wade are making a visit to the Staples Center. Kobe says he does not have a rivalry, and it is hard to have one since you are 0-3 against this team since “The Decision.” Who cares if Wade is younger than you, he has just about matched you in terms of competitiveness and being a great Finals player. And let’s not forget that hard foul just last week at the All Star Game.

Although another certain player is getting past his prime, he is still playing at a high level, and one you have a personal grudge against which is clearly evident. I’m talking about Steve Nash. Still upset that he ‘stole’ a couple of MVP awards away, Kobe takes it to the Suns every time they play, more so than against other teams. There is a personal vendetta here, but we are not that far removed from the Stoudemire and Nash combo that gave the Lakers fits.

But Kobe’s ego one day I believe will be his downfall. At some point, he is going to say something stupid and it will come back to haunt him, though it would not be the first nor the last time.

Kobe’s ego ran Shaquille O’Neal out of town. He also just enraged the Buss family by basically telling Dwight Howard to not bother coming to the Lakers.

Let’s not forget who writes those checks, Mr. Bryant. Perhaps you should just keep that big mouth of yours shut and play ball.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Ryan Anderson Throws Down Savage Dunk On Kobe Bryant

Although Kobe would get the last laugh with the win, his second great performance and the Lakers notched back-to-back wins for just the second time this season, that doesn't stop this Ryan Anderson dunk from being any less disrespectful. The Mamba is in a retirement year, man, let him go out with his dignity still in tact.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Kobe Bryant Rejects Roy Hibbert's High-5 Attempt

Things didn't go swimmingly for the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls, as they played horribly and lost by 23 points. Kobe Bryant clearly wasn't pleased. When teammate Roy Hibbert attempted to give Bryant a casual high-five, it didn't go over well as an angered Bryant slapped it away in defiance.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Watch Derrick Rose's Behind-The-Back Pass

Injuries have become a recurring theme in Derrick Rose's career, but his behind-the-back dime Thursday night shows what he can do when healthy.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Pau Gasol Puts "Shake and Bake" On Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls squared off on Thursday night, so naturally all eyes were on former teammates Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. The two had a nice embrace prior to opening whistle, but it was strictly business once the game got started. Don't believe me? Just check out this "Shake and Bake" executed to perfection by Gasol.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Dirk Nails Game-Winner, Gets Love From Kobe

Kobe Bryant wasn't able to lace up for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, but he still managed to make the highlight reels on multiple occasions. After Dirk Nowitzki nailed what turned out to be the game-winning jumper, he stumbled backward into Bryant and received a pat of approval. This encounter is the definition of the saying 'game recognizes game' as the two players are both legends and future Hall of Famers.

Comment 0 Comments