February 2012

Kobe Bryant hates the Phoenix Suns

There is a reason why Kobe Bryant is called the Black Mamba and it is evident in his dislike of the Phoenix Suns. Kobe has put up over 40 points eleven times against the Suns. All of this motivation for Kobe comes from the Suns knocking off the Lakers in 2006 and 2007 in the first round of the playoffs. There is also the fact that Steve Nash got the league MVP award over Bryant in 2005 and 2006, and who can forget the clothesline by Raja Bell on Kobe in the 2006 playoffs.

Jon Barry stated during the ESPN NBA Friday broadcast that Suns coach Alvin Gentry tried to calm down the Black Mamba when he met him in the hallway prior to Friday’s game by telling him that only Steve Nash is left from that team. Gentry even went to say that himself and Nash are good people in an effort to calm down Bryant.

Kobe seemingly unaware of LINsanity

Jeremy Lin is taking the Big Apple by storm

The Lakers edged out the Celtics 88-87 yesterday and have moved up in the Western Conference standings. As I write this article, they are down to the New York Knicks 49-41 in a much hyped away game in Madison Square Garden.

Knicks guard Jeremy Lin has made headlines as an undrafted player who came out of the Ivy league playing at Harvard and then after a stint in the NBA’s D-league and his hometown Golden State Warriors finds himself in New York who claimed him off waivers. The remarkable thing is that in a recent game against the Utah Jazz he put up 28 points and 8 assists after really being a bench player during his tenure with the Knicks. He also 18 points at the Garden in today's game against the Lakers.

Who’s better? Kobe or LeBron

"I’ll give the LeBron fans that James is bigger, stronger and probably faster, but it’s the rings that count."

Charles Barkley has stated many times that LeBron James is the best player in the NBA right now. A lot of the basketball world is divided and the heat between Kobe and LeBron fans seems to be similar to the rivalry between Jay Z and Nas fans back in the late nineties and early 2000s.

I probably suppose that if you have been reading my blog posts you should know my answer to this debate quite clearly, but if your new I just want to say Kobe Bryant is by far the better basketball player. It’s not even close. I know that LeBron is bigger and is a better rebounder and has put up big numbers in winning his two back-to-back regular season MVP awards in 2009 and 2010, but Kobe is way out in front.

I’ll give the LeBron fans that James is bigger, stronger and probably faster, but it’s the rings that count.  Kobe is much better defensive player and his intensity and clutch gene are no match. I really feel that Kobe is the better shooter and can actually be counted on to make the last second shot and also any other big time shots, although LeBron has had his fair share of good plays to win games I must say.