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Old 06-15-2007, 10:04 PM   #31
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Default Re: Did Kobe choose the number 24 because he thinks he's the coming of Jordan?

never understood why it's a knock on Kobe tryinig to be like Jordan.. so what? Jordan is his idol, Kobe patterns his game after the GOAT, what's wrong with that?

millions of kids try to copy Jordan's moves, and Kobe is the closest in coming to perfect it.. not saying he is better than Jordan, because he never will be..

and if you ever play basketball, i'm sure you try to pattern your game to your favorite player.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:18 PM   #32
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LeBron is lucky to reach "Dominque Wilkens" status.....STFU about all these stupid, moronic comparisons to Jordan.

Kobe is the closest one to Jordan.....and in some aspects, he's more superior.

But Kobe isn't going to be on Jordan's level, we're positive about that.

LeBron still could be, who knows? He may miraculously develop a jumpshot.

I'm not saying he's Jordan or anywhere near his level, I'm just saying he's still got a chance to improve, jackass.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:24 PM   #33
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never understood why it's a knock on Kobe tryinig to be like Jordan.. so what? Jordan is his idol, Kobe patterns his game after the GOAT, what's wrong with that?

millions of kids try to copy Jordan's moves, and Kobe is the closest in coming to perfect it.. not saying he is better than Jordan, because he never will be..

and if you ever play basketball, i'm sure you try to pattern your game to your favorite player.
It's not a knock if you try to emulate someone but it would be proper to give props to the person you are trying to emulate or at least admit to it in Kobe's case. He claims he "grew up a Laker fan and a Magic fan" but even Phil said he was a Jordan poser and he is nothing at all like Magic. Magic was selfless, a great leader, facilitator. and well loved.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:24 PM   #34
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Default Re: Did Kobe choose the number 24 because he thinks he's the coming of Jordan?

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Kobe is the closest one to Jordan.....

That is so true and there should be no debates on this.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:50 PM   #35
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Default Re: Did Kobe choose the number 24 because he thinks he's the coming of Jordan?

even though this thread is dumb, i heard him say he chose 24 cuz 24-7, all day
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:54 PM   #36
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even though this thread is dumb, i heard him say he chose 24 cuz 24-7, all day

Yup. He says exactly that at 2:45 in this video
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:06 PM   #37
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Yup. He says exactly that at 2:45 in this video
It's definitely a Jordan obsession thing. He changed his number after Shaq got traded. We all know Kobe wanted to "be the man". It's been documented in Phil's tell all book that Kobe has this secret thing for Jordan but never admits it. Kobe hasn't been exactly known for telling the truth.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:11 PM   #38
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kobe has said the number 24 stands for,

24-7
it was his high school number
it was the number of a player he idolized when young
#8 times 3 rings
he has said each of these things in interviews at one time or another...pick one
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:11 PM   #39
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It's definitely a Jordan obsession thing. He changed his number after Shaq got traded. We all know Kobe wanted to "be the man". It's been documented in Phil's tell all book that Kobe has this secret thing for Jordan but never admits it. Kobe hasn't been exactly known for telling the truth.

I agree. It's pretty obvious if you've watched Kobe throughout his career--especially when he was first establishing himself as an elite player--that he emulated Jordan. Everything from the jumpshot down to Jordan's mannerisms. Of course there's nothing wrong with it and I think we should applaud Kobe for never shying away from the Jordan comparisons and wanting to be better than the GOAT.

If nothing else, he's a hell of a lot more interesting than D-Wade and Lebron.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:25 PM   #40
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Why da **** is kobe getting knocked for this? So ****ing what if he wants to change his number? What is that to you? Who ever started this thread must be on kobe's nuts because why would you make a thread about kobe when he changed his number a long time ago? ****ing dumb mother ****er...Im sick of this ****....who cares about Lebron...he failed....thats that......Penny hardaway couldnt win with shaq so dont even talk your ****....has lebron ever shot a 3 pointer with his left hand and made it?? Is his handles as good as kobe's?? Hell nah....Even lebron himself says kobe is the best in the world.....so you better STFU you ****ing little ***.....
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:28 PM   #41
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....has lebron ever shot a 3 pointer with his left hand and made it??

he has a point
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:29 PM   #42
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Yeah Kobe sucks.


You're not in the nba, there for Kobe is better than you.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:30 PM   #43
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You're not in the nba, there for Kobe is better than you.


Even if that ***** was in the NBA..he wouldnt even beat Kwame Brown....or ****in Robert Taylor or his AKA Trackter Trailer....
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:43 PM   #44
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Why da **** is kobe getting knocked for this? So ****ing what if he wants to change his number? What is that to you? Who ever started this thread must be on kobe's nuts because why would you make a thread about kobe when he changed his number a long time ago? ****ing dumb mother ****er...Im sick of this ****....who cares about Lebron...he failed....thats that......Penny hardaway couldnt win with shaq so dont even talk your ****....has lebron ever shot a 3 pointer with his left hand and made it?? Is his handles as good as kobe's?? Hell nah....Even lebron himself says kobe is the best in the world.....so you better STFU you ****ing little ***.....
Do you have to curse every sentence? Do you have to bring the ghetto into the message board? I hope we're all educated here.
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Old 06-16-2007, 02:13 AM   #45
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It's pretty obvious with his obsession to look like Mike on every move and play. From the way he walks and talks, mannerisms, his desire to play in Chicago. Mike's number 23 and Kobe chooses 24? Is this guy obsessed or what? Why he can't he just come out of the closet already?

I always saw a correlation from his decision to go with #24 with MJ's #23. Great thread! and to answer your question YES!!!!!

Thanks.
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