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Old 07-27-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Forget Turkey forget NBA. Kobe Bryant has Soccer in his Sights

According to the Washington Post, Kobe Bryant has signed up to play in a charity soccer match for long time friends Mia Hamm and Normar Garciaparra. We all know Kobe's passion for soccer began when he lived in Italy as a youth and he has definitely expressed interest in the sport as he's been associated with many players around the world - David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.


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It remains unclear if Kobe Bryant will actually play competitively overseas, but there's at least one additional venture he'll partake in to enhance his footwork.

The Lakers star is listed as one of the participants planning to play in the Celebrity Soccer Challenge on July 31 at Kastles Stadium in Washington D.C., an event sponsored by former U.S. women's soccer player Mia Hamm and her husband, ex-Dodger Nomar Garciaparra. Bryant's certainly no stranger to the pitch, as he played soccer growing up in Italy and is an avid fan of the Premier League's Barcelona and the Brazilian national team. He also attended the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

But the timing is particularly interesting simply because an official from the Turkish basketball team Besiktas told reporters this weekthat the organization planned to talk with Bryant's representatives on July 30th in hopes that he will team with Deron Williams during the NBA lockout. Bryant's planned appearance in the charity soccer game would take place one week after playing in a pair of exhibition games in the Philippines.


http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakers...s-capital.html

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Barcelona has nothing to do with Premier League

it's a La Liga club

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Old 07-27-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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kobe would probably get balled against middle schoolers in soccer. can't see his pixie stick legs being any good at it
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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Keep piling on that wear and tear, Kobe. You're going to live forever after all, right?
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:28 PM   #4
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Keep piling on that wear and tear, Kobe. You're going to live forever after all, right?

You're right. Kobe should sit on a couch and watch TV all day. I'm sure that's gonna help his conditioning. Dumbass. It's a charity soccer game retard.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:28 PM   #5
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According to the Washington Post, Kobe Bryant has signed up to play in a charity soccer match for long time friends Mia Hamm and Normar Garciaparra. We all know Kobe's passion for soccer began when he lived in Italy as a youth and he has definitely expressed interest in the sport as he's been associated with many players around the world - David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.


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It remains unclear if Kobe Bryant will actually play competitively overseas, but there's at least one additional venture he'll partake in to enhance his footwork.

The Lakers star is listed as one of the participants planning to play in the Celebrity Soccer Challenge on July 31 at Kastles Stadium in Washington D.C., an event sponsored by former U.S. women's soccer player Mia Hamm and her husband, ex-Dodger Nomar Garciaparra. Bryant's certainly no stranger to the pitch, as he played soccer growing up in Italy and is an avid fan of the Premier League's Barcelona and the Brazilian national team. He also attended the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

But the timing is particularly interesting simply because an official from the Turkish basketball team Besiktas told reporters this weekthat the organization planned to talk with Bryant's representatives on July 30th in hopes that he will team with Deron Williams during the NBA lockout. Bryant's planned appearance in the charity soccer game would take place one week after playing in a pair of exhibition games in the Philippines.


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What the **** is this bullcrap, Barcelona is in the La Liga. The Premier League is for English teams.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:55 PM   #6
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You're right. Kobe should sit on a couch and watch TV all day. I'm sure that's gonna help his conditioning. Dumbass. It's a charity soccer game retard.

Wow, dumbass and retard in the same breath. My last post must have really hit you hard to conjure up such vitriol.

The guy has been running himself ragged since 2007, with the Olympics and deep playoff runs, and it's starting to show... so, naturally, opt to play a charity soccer game instead of erring on the side of caution and taking some much needed time off post-surgery. Clearly the soccer game isn't the only issue here. However, in addition to the basketball he's been playing overseas, the knee surgery as recently as last month... it adds up. Or are you convinced your hero can play forever?

Spin it however you want. You act as if this guys propensity for keeping busy (and the detrimental effect that it has had on his body) hasn't been well documented among fans and sports media alike.
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Wow, dumbass and retard in the same breath. My last post must have really hit you hard to conjure up such vitriol.

The guy has been running himself ragged since 2007, with the Olympics and deep playoff runs, and it's starting to show... so, naturally, opt to play a charity soccer game instead of erring on the side of caution and taking some much needed time off post-surgery. Clearly the soccer game isn't the only issue here. However, in addition to the basketball he's been playing overseas, the knee surgery as recently as last month... it adds up. Or are you convinced your hero can play forever?

Spin it however you want. You act as if this guys propensity for keeping busy (and the detrimental effect that it has had on his body) hasn't been well documented among fans and sports media alike.

Kobe got knee surgery?

I'm not even gonna bother saying anything else when you don't even have facts straight.
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Kobe got knee surgery?

I'm not even gonna bother saying anything else when you don't even have facts straight.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/...-knee-surgery/

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=6727315

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun...-knee-20110701

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Inserting blood to the knee isn't surgery.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun...-knee-20110701

You can't even read properly? That's not surgery. Read the last two links.

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Inserting blood to the knee isn't surgery.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun...-knee-20110701

You can't even read properly? That's not surgery. Read the last two links.


Yeah, split hairs, dude. It's an intrusive procedure for an injury that has clearly hindered him enough to necessitate medical attention. The fact that he had the surgery at all is the point: he's accumulating injuries left and right and refuses to let them heal.

Keep reaching. You didn't even know he had any surgery done in the first place.
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Yeah, split hairs, dude. It's an intrusive procedure for an injury that has clearly hindered him enough to necessitate medical attention. The fact that he had the surgery at all is the point: he's accumulating injuries left and right and refuses to let them heal.

Keep reaching. You didn't even know he had any surgery done in the first place.

Dude, letting it heal doesn't mean you gotta sit around all day and do nothing. Light exercise wont affect healing, and I very much doubt hes gonna push it to the limit playing soccer.
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Keep piling on that wear and tear, Kobe. You're going to live forever after all, right?

He oesnt know when to rest. Part of him as a person I guess.
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Yeah, split hairs, dude. It's an intrusive procedure for an injury that has clearly hindered him enough to necessitate medical attention. The fact that he had the surgery at all is the point: he's accumulating injuries left and right and refuses to let them heal.

Keep reaching. You didn't even know he had any surgery done in the first place.

It's hard to know something that didn't even happen. It was a procedure, not surgery.

Anyways, back to the point, you're the idiot that believes Kobe should sit on a couch and not play in a charity soccer game that his friends invited him to. Your fake concern is disgusting considering you're a KObe hater.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:14 PM   #14
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Yeah, split hairs, dude. It's an intrusive procedure for an injury that has clearly hindered him enough to necessitate medical attention. The fact that he had the surgery at all is the point: he's accumulating injuries left and right and refuses to let them heal.

Keep reaching. You didn't even know he had any surgery done in the first place.


There's not really much else that can be done to help alleviate his arthritic knee short of replacement surgery. Not doing anything for three months would be more detrimental than anything. I doubt he's really putting that much strain on it anyways in these exhibition games he's playing.
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It's hard to know something that didn't even happen. It was a procedure, not surgery.

Anyways, back to the point, you're the idiot that believes Kobe should sit on a couch and not play in a charity soccer game that his friends invited him to. Your fake concern is disgusting considering you're a KObe hater.

A) Please post more emoticons. It's really bolstering your credibility significantly.

B) Point out where I said he should be 'sitting on a coach'.

C) Point out where I demonstrate a shred of concern.

D) Continue to split hairs between 'surgery' and 'procedure'. If that's really the horse you want to put your money on I'm not even sure why you bothered responding.

You act as if there's no middle ground between being a bed ridden, completely immobile goon and routinely putting yourself through strenuous physical activity. The guy could still be working out in preparation for the coming season like any other NBA player. Instead he's engaging in stretches of basketball games overseas and volunteering for superfluous things like this, which increase the chances of aggravating preexisting injuries and limits the time allotted to bounce back from said injuries. Once again, because apparently this really needs to be clarified, the charity game isn't the issue; it's the perpetual lack of attention he gives his ailing body as well as the myriad of injuries he's sought medical attention for. Despite what you want to believe, and according to time itself, exerting yourself physically eventually adds up.

You'd be hard pressed to find LA fans who wouldn't want this guy to rest for the first summer in 4+ years.
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