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#1 Posted on 21.11.02 1125.22
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For the past few years, the talk has been that Kobe Bryant is the second coming of Michael Jordan. Well, considering withoug Shaq in the line-up, his team is behind Golden State after a dozen games, maybe Kobe is actually the second coming of Scottie Pippen. Or, more likely, the second coming of Dominique Wilkens. Funny, without Jordan or Shaq, Phil Jackson doesn't seem to be such a Zen Genius.

(edited by redsoxnation on 21.11.02 1225)
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#2 Posted on 21.11.02 1140.06
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    For the past few years, the talk has been that Kobe Bryant is the second coming of Michael Jordan. Well, considering withoug Shaq in the line-up, his team is behind Golden State after a dozen games, maybe Kobe is actually the second coming of Scottie Pippen. Or, more likely, the second coming of Dominique Wilkens. Funny, without Jordan or Shaq, Phil Jackson doesn't seem to be such a Zen Genius.

    (edited by redsoxnation on 21.11.02 1225)



Kobe isn't the second coming of anything. No one that shoots 8 for 25 every other night deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Michael Jordan... or Cazzie Russell. It's obvious that without Shaq, the Lakers are one dimensional and severely limited.
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#3 Posted on 21.11.02 2330.37
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I love MJ but damn did u ever pay attention to his boxscore
he had nights like that quite frequently... esp. in the Jumpshot JOrdan days
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#4 Posted on 22.11.02 1941.25
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I have this same argument with people all the time. I believe in a few years Kobe will surpass what Jordan has done. Remeber this Micheal Jordan didnt really become "Micheal Jordan" till about his 7th season when he first won the title. Up until that point they said hed never win a title because he didnt make his teamates better and he was too selfish, etc etc. They even disputed whether he was even the leagues best player. And he was almost 30 at that point. Kobe on the other hand in his his 7th season and hes only 24 . Hes still four years away from his prime years as a player. And he already has three NBA titles. That to me is scary. Hes already one of the leagues best, and on some nights he can be unstoppable. Right now hes still immature, and he can be selfish, but hes still young... and no player in the leagues history was as good at 24 years old as Kobe is now, not even jordan. SO give him a break.... In four years the League will revolve around Kobe like they did Jordan in his prime.
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#5 Posted on 23.11.02 1404.20
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What I can see is, the Lakers were 3-9 with Kobe and without Shaq. Even when MJ wasn't winning titles, he was still making the Bulls respectable. Kobe, on the other hand, has “helped” his team drop to dead-last in the Pacific.
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#6 Posted on 26.11.02 0035.35
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I think everyone knows that the second coming of Jordan is Jay Williams, anyway. Right? Right?
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#7 Posted on 26.11.02 1044.47
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    For the past few years, the talk has been that Kobe Bryant is the second coming of Michael Jordan. Well, considering withoug Shaq in the line-up, his team is behind Golden State after a dozen games, maybe Kobe is actually the second coming of Scottie Pippen. Or, more likely, the second coming of Dominique Wilkens. Funny, without Jordan or Shaq, Phil Jackson doesn't seem to be such a Zen Genius.

    (edited by redsoxnation on 21.11.02 1225)



Um, no. Kobe is more like a Penny Hardaway. He is selfish and does not work within the Triangle Offense. If he did then the Lakers would have a much better record. When you have a player that does not pass the ball to his teammates there is not much you can do outside of benching him.

Phil Jackson is trying to teach Kobe a lesson. Kobe believes that he can carry a team. This stretch at the beginning of the season proves that he cannot carry the Lakers by himself. Failure can be a very humbling lesson which is what Jackson is trying to teach Kobe.
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#8 Posted on 26.11.02 1146.31
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Kobe Bryant is the second-coming of Kurt Rambis.
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#9 Posted on 26.11.02 1212.14
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How dare you insult the begoggled wonder that is Kurt Rambis.
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#10 Posted on 2.12.02 0758.59
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i think JOrdan in his prime is far superior to KObe.
But Kobe is awesome. The difference lies in the fact that Kobe had no PIppen in the beginning of the season
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#11 Posted on 2.12.02 1546.05
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I think you can compare Robert Horry to Scottie Pippen and come up even

Of course I'm a long time pippen hater

And of course I can't stand Big Chief Triangle..but that's neither here nor there
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#12 Posted on 2.12.02 1632.33
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without jordan he's Horry
with hes WOrthy maybe???
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#13 Posted on 2.12.02 2339.20
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    Originally posted by JWstorm
    i think JOrdan in his prime is far superior to KObe.
    But Kobe is awesome. The difference lies in the fact that Kobe had no PIppen in the beginning of the season




Thats the diffrence, Kobe is about 4 or 5 years away from his prime.
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