Is Kobe Bryant the most spoiled player in all sports?

Discussion in 'LilRyjoe's NBA Talk' started by Ketch, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Ketch

    Ketch New Member

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    Okay, Kobe is back in the news and the season hasn't even started. In typical Kobe fashion, he makes more news off the court then on the court.
     
  2. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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    I would put A-Rod up there. At least Kobe comes through in the clutch.
     

  3. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Kobe hasn't been doing much clutch performing in the past few years. I just think he needs to be traded. There is just too much drama in LA involving him. It's just that the Lakers probably won't accept any trade anyone can give them except for maybe the Suns or Mavs b/c they are loaded with talent.
     
  4. Ketch

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    I think Chicago is another possibility.

    Yes, ARod should be right with Kobe.

    Kinda nice he got boooed on his entry at home..
     
  5. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

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    In a world were professional; athletes are more like greaty primadonnas and very individualistic about what "I can accomplish" and not what the team can do, I don't believe Kobe is the worst, you do have A-rod and Barry Bonds out there and their look at me and my stats attitude.

    Kobe's outburst was about not having a good supporting cast around him, he cannot win championships by himself, but at least he has a point there telling management they need to surround him with good players, he is not afraid to be the leader of the team.
    When was the last time A-rod or BB were upset about loosing, they are upset when the media points out their selfishness, now both of them want to to other teams and make millions more. Kobe wants to go to a wining team.
    Kobe's big problem was the rape alegations and trail, because he was before that such a role model and he desapointed a lot of americans, in a word, he fail to take Micheal Jordan and Larry Bird's place in the NBA. That is why he fell from grace. He was a selfish player way before that summer, that is the reason Shaq had to go elswhere.

    Unfortunatly, as long as there are millions of $$$ being made by owners and players, we will be having characters like those. I like to sit on someones bench for year and make a few mills myself, have a temper tantrum here and there and be idolised by people. Not a bad jig at all.:wink:
     
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    I would not want Kobe in Chicago because the asking price for him is too step, they want to get 2-3 of the best players in Chicago and that will affect the team long term, yes they will win more games and maybe some championships with Kobe but I wonder how well he would adapt to Chicago.

    In case you have not notice, I am a Chicago native and a Bulls fan, my son is wearing a MJ jersey on my avatar.
     
  7. jim

    jim New Member

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    Nope Kobe aint, PAY-ROD is.If he had an ounce of gumption he would only want to be a Yankee and prove to the world that he can win a world series.So now out he goes the 3rd time he has failed to win or even contribute.If he stayed a Yankee and got a ring ,he would break the home run record and get a staute out in center field along with Ruth and the others,Where else can he get that???He is dumb for leaving because now he will always be regarded as just another player that New York gobbled up.:sad2:
     
  8. The J-Man!

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    Honestly both Kobe and A-Rod are whiny spoiled brats. They both make TONS of money. More money than we could even imagine (assuming none of you guys are worth a quarter BILLION $$$ - I am not quite there yet myself). That being said, at least Kobe wants to win. You can tell that. A-Rod could care less about winning. $$$ is the only driving factor behind his career.

    Kobe should have never driven Shaq out of LA, otherwise he would have kept on winning. Hindsight and all that.
     
  9. LilRyjoe04

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    Whoa! Are you kidding me here? He's had 20+ fifty point performances!:crazy: He had another the other night and beat a beat up Spurs team last night. It'll be a while before he will ever be traded out of LA. He is the only player that franchise has left.lol:wink:
     
  10. ozzy

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    I just have to say my peace. I dont think that pro sport atheletes are worth a dime. These days they are whiny and wimpy. What happened to the days when they played with broken bones and freezer burn and didnt complain a bit. They took it like a MAN, yes I said a MAN. Heck more folks on this forum endure more pain than these prissy premadonnas on a daily basis. I am reminded of this as I climb in to my "COLD" truck every morning waiting for the heater to warm up on my way to work. I dont wait for the LIMOSINE to pick me up with perfect temperature control environment and a LATTE. Then these "ROLE MODELS" get into shootouts at strip clubs, raise dogs for fighting, junky out on steroids and kill there kids and wife and hang themselves. Then theres some that rob people in there casino rooms. Spoiled No, theres another word for them. Now Pat Tillman, he is a hero.
     
  11. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Just bumping up this message.
     
  12. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    I agree with you 100% Ozzy! These athletes these days are pampered and don't do anything having to do with labor at all. They have so much money why would they even want to? It does make me sick to my stomach a little, but hey, I can't hate on them. I wish I was a pro athlete.:smile2:
     
  13. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Funny thing about Kobe I use to see him play in local tournaments when he was young, and he acted nothing like he does now. Money does change people.His grandfather lives a few minutes from me and I see no evidence that Kobe has helped him out in any way.:crazy: