If this isn’t depressing I don’t know what is. I’m not a Lakers fan but I’m a fan of competitors. I’m a fan of legends. I’m a fan of players who give it their all. No one gave it their all like Kobe. There’s no way you can’t respect him or his greatness. So sad for a legend like him to go out like this.
In all likeliness, tonight was the last time we’ll see him play. He’s 34 and a torn achilles usually take a year to recover. He was planning on retiring after next season but he won’t have a next season.
As a huge nba fan this is very depressing cause it won’t be the same without him. I knew if be sad when he’d retire but this is tougher cause he’s not leaving on a good note. He’s not leaving because he’s done, he’s leaving because his body is done.
…but Kobe has always been half robot and never showed full human characteristics. I mean this was his 3rd injury of just tonight’s game. Knowing Kobe, he’ll go back to Germany or go to Antarctica or something to get treatment. Hopefully this isn’t the end. If it is, no denying he’s a top 5 all time.
Have the Gasols team up.
The Lakers will be EXTREMELY tough to beat 4 time in a series.
My prediction: Lakers over Thunder in 6 in the semis.
A) Westbrook for shutting out Durant
B) Kobe for shutting out Gasol and Bynum
C) 4th Quarter for shutting out Lebron
PG: Magic, Stockton, O, Kidd, Nash
SG: MJ, Kobe, Drexler, West, Iverson
SF: Bird, Wilkins, Havlicek, Erving, Baylor
PF: Duncan, Malone, Mchale, Dirk, Barkley
C: Kareem, Hakeem, Wilt, Bill, Shaq
PG: Rose, DWill, CP3, Parker, Rondo
SG: Kobe, Westbrook, Wade, Johnson, Ginobili/Harden
SF: Lebron, Durant, Gay, Melo, Granger
PF: Love, Aldridge, Dirk, Gasol, Smith
C: Bynum, Dwight, Gasol, Jefferson, Gortat/Hibbert