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Old 01-09-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

Why doesn't Kobe just play defense for on the Lakers like he did in the 2008 Olympics. After years of disappointment with the team led by Lebron, Wade and Melo, Kobe Bryant arrived and carried Team USA to a gold medal against Spain.

If he can do this on Team USA, he should be able to do it on the Lakers and lead them like he did with that team.

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

Well lets see, its 2013, so it has been 5 years since that. Kobe has aged. 2008 Kobe was also in his prime, and he's about 70-75% of what he was back then.

Hmmm, great question tho!
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

The Olympic teams are stacked so he can go all out on defense and not have to worry about also carrying the team offensively.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:35 PM   #4
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He's losing on purpose because he hates you and wants you to cry
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:45 PM   #5
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:02 AM   #6
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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

because that was 5 years ago and he isn't that good anymore
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:24 AM   #7
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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

I legitimately thought this thread was bumped from years ago or something.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:26 AM   #8
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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

I feel old thinking that 2008 was 5 years ago. I'm sure it was only like the year before last.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:30 AM   #9
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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

Why doesnt Jordan just come out of retirement and play like he did in 1997?

Someone tell me why he wouldnt do this?

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:31 AM   #10
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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

2008 was actually his best defensive season since the 3-peat IMO.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:50 AM   #11
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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

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Why doesn't Kobe just play defense for on the Lakers like he did in the 2008 Olympics. After years of disappointment with the team led by Lebron, Wade and Melo, Kobe Bryant arrived and carried Team USA to a gold medal against Spain.

If he can do this on Team USA, he should be able to do it on the Lakers and lead them like he did with that team.




Lebron and Wade carried the team. Kobe who was supposed to be their defensive stopper couldn't slow down Navarro or Fernandez in the gold medal game. If they hadn't gotten themsleves in such a big hole to start the game Spain could have won.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:25 AM   #12
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Lebron and Wade carried the team
Yet they came up with Bronze medals without Kobe..
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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

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Why doesnt Jordan just come out of retirement and play like he did in 1997?

Someone tell me why he wouldnt do this?


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Default Re: Kobe should just play defense like he did in 2008 Olympics?

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because that was 5 years ago and he isn't that good anymore

but Kobe's #'s are as good as ever
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:07 AM   #15
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I can't wait until the OP gets voted off the island.
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