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Old 04-02-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Kobe: I had too much talent and too much to showcase

"It was inevitable," Bryant said. "You can't expect Michael [Jordan] to play with Wilt [Chamberlain] for his entire career. That's just not going to work. I had too much talent and too much to showcase. And then there was a challenge issued by him about me not being able to win without him. That's a challenge I couldn't pass.

"But ultimately during those years I sacrificed a lot, numbers-wise, to play with him. The thing that always bothered me was people said, 'Well, Kobe's selfish.' I'm not selfish. If I was selfish, I would have left. I gave up a lot to play with him."

"I would have went some place else and won more championships," Bryant said. "That's how driven I was. I was just that obsessed about winning without him. Everything was about that. I was obsessive about it and there was nothing that was going to get in my way."

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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No Shaq and Kobe is just another Iverson/Carter (not that there is anything wrong with that).
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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Where else was he going to win more championships?
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:12 PM   #4
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No Shaq and Kobe is just another Iverson/Carter (not that there is anything wrong with that).

I disagree to some extent, Kobe won with freaking Gasol there are a number of other bigs between Shaq and Gasol that he could of won with. However, if Kobe started his career by him self i think there is some truth that he could of ended up as a Iverson/Carter. He would of picked up bad habits in a losing situation that would hinder his ability to win later on with talent. Is higher degree of talent is the verrible that might of been the difference in the comparison with AI/VC
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Where else was he going to win more championships?
In his dreams.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
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Where else was he going to win more championships?
Exactly what I was thinking...
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I disagree to some extent, Kobe won with freaking Gasol there are a number of other bigs between Shaq and Gasol that he could of won with. However, if Kobe started his career by him self i think there is some truth that he could of ended up as a Iverson/Carter. He would of picked up bad habits in a losing situation that would hinder his ability to win later on with talent. Is higher degree of talent is the verrible that might of been the difference in the comparison with AI/VC

Yep. Especially without the tutelage of PJax, someone who reigned Kobe in.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #9
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5 rings, carried to 3 by shaq(2 of them with major ref help), dude is retarded.
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Default Re: Kobe: I had too much talent and too much to showcase

I'm not mad at Kobe for this, in fact, I kind've agree with him. Yes, you want to win but we all know that individual accolades and stats count for a lot also. In a perfect world, you want both. He won his 3 rings, then did his own thing and built his historical status up and even won 2 more rings. Id say Kobe did it about as well as you could. I'm not a fan of how he handled the whole Shaq situation but I completely understand how he feels...You have all this immense talent yet there's always somebody over your shoulder, calling you the little brother, calling himself superman, etc..Its like b!tch, I got talent too and I need to be able to show it...No different than the average person who is very talented with say computes, or music, etc and not being able to fully let your talents be seen...It can eat you up on the inside, no matter how much "success" you may have...It depends on how that success came..Did you gain that success because you NEEDED to use every ounce of talent you had, or did you win because someone else did most of the heavy lifting, even though on the inside, you feel you could do the same if given the opportunity...People really need to think and put themselves in other's situations and honestly ask yourself, how would you feel...
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Default Re: Kobe: I had too much talent and too much to showcase

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No Shaq and Kobe is just another Iverson/Carter (not that there is anything wrong with that).
No Wade and Bosh and Lebron is just another T-mac.. though there's nothing wrong with that
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I disagree to some extent, Kobe won with freaking Gasol there are a number of other bigs between Shaq and Gasol that he could of won with. However, if Kobe started his career by him self i think there is some truth that he could of ended up as a Iverson/Carter. He would of picked up bad habits in a losing situation that would hinder his ability to win later on with talent. Is higher degree of talent is the verrible that might of been the difference in the comparison with AI/VC
I do agree with this though, very good point...
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5 rings, carried to 3 by shaq(2 of them with major ref help), dude is retarded.



is this logic?
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He's fooling himself if he thinks he'd have more than 5 rings if he didn't play with Shaq, unless by "somewhere else" he means going to San Antonio with Tim Duncan.
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He's fooling himself if he thinks he'd have more than 5 rings if he didn't play with Shaq, unless by "somewhere else" he means going to San Antonio with Tim Duncan.
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