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Old 04-25-2007, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

This is an honest question. Not trying to flame the guy.

Kobe is the best talent in the league, and still in his prime, yet the Lakers seem like they are going to waste these years on mediorce teams. Can they get enough help for Kobe?

Do they have enough to trade for another star without compromising their ability to add depth?

It would be a shame to see the rest of Kobe's prime wasted on these kind of teams.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

i honestly believe so. he should have gone to the clippers.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

Kobe wasted his career for arguably playing a tiny role in not doing what he could to convince Snaq to stay in LA.


Notice how I'm giving an opposite argument, instead of simply saying "kobe ran Snaq out of LA," I'm using the opposite, saying "he didn't KEEP Snaq in LA." This way I get a different set of results from the repliers of this post.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

If they can get an all-star or superstar, or something with impact, I think it wont be a waste. But if not and they just sign another mle guy or a shi**ty veteran then it was a big waste.
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

Yea, he woulda been a title contender had he signed with Bulls or Clippers and MVPs would've come with it. He stayed with Lakers not knowing they would screw up this bad in building around him.

I'm glad he stayed though...my favorite player on my favorite team. But honestly, at this point, if he opted out when he can, I wont blame him one bit.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:53 AM   #6
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

lakers wouldhave been a dynasty if kobe AND shaq woulda just checked their egos.
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

I should've rephrased the question to say "Did Kobe wast the REST of his career by signing with the Lakers again?" Obviously his career isn't a waste.

I thought he should've taken the Clipps offer too. He'd still be in LA, and he'd have better talent around him. Kobe thrives with good low post players.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:56 AM   #8
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

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Kobe wasted his career for arguably playing a tiny role in not doing what he could to convince Snaq to stay in LA.


Notice how I'm giving an opposite argument, instead of simply saying "kobe ran Snaq out of LA," I'm using the opposite, saying "he didn't KEEP Snaq in LA." This way I get a different set of results from the repliers of this post.

I don't get this.

Why is Kobe the only one that had the obligation to keep the team together?
Everyone had their own agenda, not just Kobe.

Anyway, yes. Has he signed with the Clippers they'd be by far the best team in the league especially now that there are no dominant teams in the league.
Cassell-Kobe-Maggette-Brand-Kaman.
You're kidding me?
Or had he gone anywhere else, he would've been in a better position than now.

Funny thing is, he hurt his legacy and reputation forever by re signing with the Lakers.
Oh well, at least he had some high scoring games.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:56 AM   #9
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

There is no better stage than in LA-LA land with the Lakers for Kobe. The biggest market team for the biggest market player. Lakers need a player like that on their roster. Look at the audience they play for.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:56 AM   #10
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

IMO, Kobe resigned because Laker fans supported him throughout his ordeal and he felt like he needed to pay us back. I think he also wanted to be the man on the team but I doubt he expected anything like this.
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

Yes...if nothing changes in 2 years leave or retire
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:58 AM   #12
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

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There is no better stage than in LA-LA land with the Lakers for Kobe. The biggest market team for the biggest market player. Lakers need a player like that on their roster. Look at the audience they play for.
What's more important, being on the biggest market team, or being on a winning team?
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

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Yes...if nothing changes in 2 years leave or retire

At the age of 31. That's basically quitting if he retires.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:59 AM   #14
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Default Re: Did Kobe waste his career by signing with Lakers again?

The sad thing is...the Lakers as an organization isn't hungry for a championship like other teams anymore
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IMO, Kobe resigned because Laker fans supported him throughout his ordeal and he felt like he needed to pay us back. I think he also wanted to be the man on the team but I doubt he expected anything like this.
that's what it was. once they dealt Shaq he knew that the team was serious about wanting him to be THE guy. So therefore he wanted to prove that he could do it on his own.
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