i guess the jazz players are so desperate to make it look like they beat the
lakers with a healthy kobe.
i mean, even if kobe was still attacking the rim and shooting, it was obvious to
millions of viewers out there that it wasn't the same kobe on the court- he was
obviously much slower, less accurate, and less able to make his usual
spectacular moves to burn the jazz defenders (which is why all the jazz
defenders had the rare chance to actually keep up with him that game)
Charles Barkley said " Kobe hurts when he misses shots or on defense." He tried
hard to be hero aka MJ but did not workout that way and Lakers paid price.
dont matter none if we beat you with kobe in the lineup or with kobe out of the
lineup, IT'S STILL A W!!! When we are in the conference finals we will send
y'all a get well card. Have fun w/ that BACK injury, doesn't sound too serious,
hee hee hee.
What an actor. This is as bad as the article a couple of days ago saying he is
now humble. Give me a break!!
Don't you feel sorry for the poor guy? Haven't you ever gone to work when you
didn't feel good? Weren't you expected to do your job just like any other day? I
hate this guy. he should be in jail for what he did in Denver.Oh, I
forgot, another famous, virtuous athlete, OJ Sompson, said, "No doesn't always
please don't hurt kobe further, i need him in the finals healthy to go against
that wonderful boston team with 3 super stars of that fabulous king james in
cleveland....utah you've made your point, you are a tough team, but lets get
things back to normal...i have 'discussed' this situation with the referees and
they have assured me anytime kobe is touched they will act accordingly...thanks
for a great season though!
I just hope we don't have to watch Cobe wince anymore.What about Boozer?
his back has been sore for 3 months. the point is a lot of players are
At least he didn't pull a hammie. If he had he might miss not only game 5, but
all the games until next March or April. Just ask Boozer.
Even Kobes mom said; "kobe as a young boy used to fake sick, when he didn't want
to eat his veggies"
Too many times a "hurt" or "sick" super star has won the game against the Jazz.
The Jazz players MUST play Kobe, and everyone else that steps unto the floor, as
if that player is playing with 100% of their capability. If the Jazz players do
not do this they will lose.
When AK can Block Kobe's shots without jumping, well there goes the "I dind't
In response to the first comment: I guess Lakers players and fans are so
desperate to give themselves some other reason why they got beat. Not because
the Jazz could possibly have out-played them, no, never. "The only reason Lakers
didn't win is because Kobe was hurt. "This is just one more way to
cheapen the Utah Jazz, and refuse to give them credit where credit is due.
Kobe having a hurt back did not make a difference in the game when he is fully
healthy true he is more explosive, gets to the rim, and hits jump shots but
since he was in pain he took his game to the post in which he scored at will
just like he did any other way he still scored over 30 points so Laker fans
cannot use Kobe having a hurt back as an excuse Michael Jordan had the flu when
he beat the Jazz that would limit you in the same ways
Danny Ainge played his best ball when he was sick and MJ beat the JAzz when he
had food poisoning. Bryant might be able to shoot and dribble, but he'll never
I am sick of hearing the excuses about why the jazz won for example Kobe being
hurt. The jazz does not have the home record out of luck. 5 losses all season
including playoffs is not luck!!!!!
Phony... just an excuse for a solid beatdown in SLC !!!!!!!!
So, the only game in this series where both teams main stars were playing well
was game three and we all know the result of that game - lakers could barely
stay in it.Fakers are excusing themselves because of Kobe. At the
same time Boozer hasn't been himself either. Let's see what happens when both
stars show up to play - I think we will see more of game three and the Fakers
will go home crying from Utah after being eliminated in game 6.
I can already hear the excuses coming if the Jazz win the series. It's ONLY
because Kobe had a sore back in Game 4. Nevermind that every other player on
the court is banged up. Williams is playing with a bruised tailbone and an
ailing wrist (shooting hand) and you don't hear people making a big deal about
that. Barkley nailed it. Kobe only hurts when he's embarrassed about missing a
shot or something and wants to give the media an excuse as to why he missed a
shot or missed a play on defense.
He looked like he was faking the whole game. Yeah Maybe he had some pain but he
looked like he was milking it when things didn't go his way. Anyone could tell
his wincing and slow to "get ups" was him pouting. He'll come 100% in game 5 and
Jazz better be ready.
Did Kobe know he was hurt? Then he is the reason the Lakers lost. Why are you
being selfish and taking the game on your back when you are hurt? What about the
coach, you say? Okay.Did Jackson know Kobe was hurt? Then the coach
is the reason the Lakers lost. Putting the game on his back in game 3 didn't
work with a good back, why would it with a bad back? What about the players, you
say? Okay.Did Kobe's teammates know he was hurt? Then the Laker
players are the reason for the loss. Why are you standing around with the game
on the line, letting it all be on Kobe's bad back? Blame the Jazz! Why should the Jazz think Kobe is hurt? The Lakers didn't change their game
plan, why would the Jazz? As far as they know Kobe is the person to stop
regardless of his condition. The Lakers are beginning to implode.
They are running out of excuses. The refs can't help. The coach and team
can't. So when trailing in the fourth, Kobe is their last hope. Have a nice
offseason. He can't do it alone, good or bad back.
Kobe made sure he was on camera before showing pain, I think he was hurt but he
also didn't hide it from the public. Dramatic just like T-Mac. Hope the Jazz
send Kobe home just like t_Mac
I have a question. Why was Byron Russell not called for a foul when MJ shoved
him past and out of the way for his famous last shot. When Kobe shoved AK down
and out of his way, the refs called a foul on AK. Is it possible the refs are
treating Kobe even better than they treated MJ?Am I the only
basketball lover who hates the show-business farce they call the NBA? From
coaches to players to media announcers; all play "let's pretend" that this is
legitimate. The head office keeps them all in line, but they can't keep the
rest of us in line. Let's call a spade a spade! This is as big a joke as TV's
professional wrestling, where all those making money pretend it is real, but the
rest of the world know it is not.Kobe got his Academy Award for
acting; called MVP. What a role model his is for all the boys. Keep eating it
Since Kobe wasn't crying for himself, neither does anyone else have to do it for
him. Give us breath of fresh air instead of the boobing and let them play ball.
how much money does kobe get paid to play an extra... 2 games? i'm not sure if
they get paid by the games in playoffs... but i'm sure the tickets and other
things make millions per game,including tv. i think he was faking it, making
money might seem more important than winning, just a thought...
NBA and media just wants a hero story with Kobe, it could even be fabricated, it
did happen on Sunday afternoon. This series could be over 4-2 Lakers with Kobe
fighting through his "back injury" to lift the Lakers to the Finals.
You call an overtime win a solid beatdown. Smoking that tuff again. And
"Pathetic" please dont quote Barkley, he's a hater that has never won a title.
He's a perfect spoksman for the Utah Jazz, who have never won anything either!.
MJ played the old lame duck routine on the Jazz by claiming that he was deathly
ill with the flu and then followed up with a nearly 40 point game against the
Jazz. Colby and the LA media are doing the same thing. Yes he did tweek his back
but expect Colby to be 100% on Wednesday and ready for blood. The Jazz best not
fall for the ole lame duck routine or they will be blown out in LA.
As much as I hated losing to Jordan and the Bulls those two years, you didn't
see Jordan act this way. That time he was sick he just went out there and played
to win and did not complain. You could see he was gray sometimes on the
sidelines, but when he was on the court, he didn't show a thing.Kobe
is the same kind of physical talent that Jordan was, but he isn't half the
Isn't everybody hurting this time of year?I don't think AK or Brewer
have been the same since they were flagrantly clothes-lined a few weeks ago and
out for several games each. AK, in particular, had found a shooting touch he
still doesn't have back. Boozer and Williams also have nagging
injuries that have slowed them down and, don't kid yourself, Williams is playing
in pain.I'd say we could all learn a thing or two from that famous
basketball philosopher Charles Oakley who said: "Just shut up and play."
Bryant wants to be Jordan. He wants to be "the show" all the time. He wants
the headlines. He wants to be called the best. Kobe is not the best ever, he
is the best player now but not the best ever. I believe he was hurt, I just
think he put too much emphasiz on the fact he was hurt instead of just playing
ball. He made sure the cameras pointed out that he was hurt. So I am not
calling bs on the injury I am saying that Kobe wanted the headlines, the media
and the hero story for gutting it out and hitting all the big shots that he did
not make. Fisher did not get even one more shot after his late game heroics and
Odom got 1. Sorry to destroy the hero story Kobe. You truly are a piece of
work. Jazz in 7. You heard it here.
The Jazz won't win for money reasons. Nobody wants to see the Jazz in the Finals
except for about 3 million people that live near here. There are 40 million
Laker fans that bring big money to television. Go Jazz!
reread the comment there bud- it said that game 3 was the game with everyone
playing fairly well, etc. and it was the beatdown. It did not go to overtime.
The fact that you are all mentioning MJ everytime you talk about Kobe, tells me
you do believe Kobe is great. What I can't figure out is what does MJ have to do
with beating the Lakers, get into the new century!. It's funny you mention MJ
since he is the guy that kept you from your coveted NBA championship. It still
hurts after all these years.Who cares who the greatest is, I just want to
win the next game. Any mention of MJ is totally lame.
Barkley never won anything either pretty sure he was an MVP look up your facts
before you post ridiculous comments
Jazz can't stop for a bad back. Ask D Will.
At what point did Kobe ever say his bad back was an excuse. In fact, I
distinctly remember him saying he wasn't going to use it as an excuse. It was
obvious he was hurting, he could barely jump. AK47 blocked his shot without even
jumping. And when Kobe hurting like that, you know he must be hurt pretty bad
because he will play through anything. You Jazz fans are delusional. Too bad the
Jazz can't win on the road so you can have game 6 while the Lakers take games 5
and 7 and send the Jazz packing!!!
What's the matter? Not confident your "championship team" can win on the road.
So as a die hard fan you are writing off your team in game 6. Just thought I'd
We are Jazz fans,but I won`t let my boys watch the games,Cobe is a bad role
I dare say that when you combine the competitive nature of this series, combined
with the underhanded comments by coach/all-around-class-act (it's so hard to
properly convey sarcasm in plain text print) Phil Jackson, the general arrogance
of Laker fans, and the suspicious discrepency in fouls called and free throw
attempts, the Jazz hatred af all things Laker is reaching new levels. No wonder Fish said he understood why Jazz fans boo him, he realized that
walked away from being the small town hero of the year to join the franchise
that stands as a symbol of all that is wrong with the NBA, if he was a fan he'd
probably boo too. I think as a Jazz fan the only thing more
satisfying than beating the Lakers in the playoffs would be winning a
championship. The thing is, right now I really don't care about the
Championship, that dream can wait a week or two, I just want us to beat the
Lakers.Jazz in 6!!!!
Looks like Laker fans are quick to make excuses as to why their MVP jacked up 33
shots on a broken back. Kobe might be able to cure his back, but for you Laker
fans and your championship hopes you better hope he can cure his ego and
stupidity. You all laugh that Stockton and Malone never won a championship.
Well I got news for you Laker fans Kobe has not and never will win a
championship without the most dominant center with him. The one always getting
the finals MVP's. Kobe has never actually guided a team to a championship and
that aint changin'. Jazz in 7.
Bryant was faking it. He knew that the Jazz had to have a win to keep the fans
interested. So he faked the injury which gave him the needed excuse to slow
down on his normal astronomic basket accumulations. He'll be fit as a fiddle
for the next game showing that he not only is an outstanding athlete but can
super-humanly "recover" from serious injuries overnight.
From a Jazz Fanatic of 25+ years:Please SHUT-UP and discontinue the
trash-talk about Kobe or the Lakers. Kobe has proven his ability, leadership,
and evolving maturity this year. Their record and Kobe's obvious involvement of
his fellow team mates proves it. Writing disresepectful comments about the
Lakers, or especially Kobe, just ticks them and him off and adds extra
motivation to their desire to crush the Jazz. This guys doesn't need any more
motivation. He is a freak of nature and the best player in the NBA right now.
Shut-up, be nice, and give these guys no additional motivation to grind the Jazz
(and their fans) into dust. Stupid, stupid, stupid behavior. Please...SHUT-UP!
It`ll not be cause they are a better team,it`ll be all about the money a big
market team pulls in,Kobee is a disgrace TO PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
Remember how in his mvp speech that he said its hollywood, it needs a hollywood
ending. So is this the part where you hit the bad stride to overcome it? Ha ha,
you are pathetic Kobe, its oh so obvious you are faking. When the shot goes in
you can cheer and celebrate, but when you missed or got blocked, "oh my back oh
oh". Faker, total and complete faker.DWill and Booz will own your trash in
game 5, bring you back to utah (that is if your back can make the flight) and
send you back home to LA with the ugly Fish
Kobe haters you must be really scaredYou should be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i watched kobe mid third quarter post brewer up twice,literally smash into him
while turning/twisting mid air for a five footer, which by the way, he hit...no
problem as he 'sprinted' back up court..the second he misses or puts up a
horrible shot as when he went down the lane second half, tripped, fell but still
tried to make the shot, then it's injury time.....as he lay on the floor, at
first, it looked like he was going to grab his leg, than remembered it was his
back....he's a great player, but thats bogus....
IF THE JAZZ SHOULD LOSE THIS SERIES AND EXIT THE PLAYOFFS, THEY'LL HAVE NO ONE
OTHER THAN THEMSELVES TO BLAME....HERE'S WHY.....LOSING A PAIR TO THE LOWLY
T-WOLVES LATE IN THE YEAR, ONE EACH TO KNICKS, HAWKS, HEAT ET AL COST THE JAZZ
HOMECOURT AND I BELIEVE IT'S FAIRLY WELL DOCUMENTED BY NOW THE DIFFERENCE HOME
COURT MAKES FOR THE JAZZ.....TO BE SURE, WE HAD SOME HUGE ROAD WINS THIS SEASON
OVER PHX, BOSTON, DALLAS ETC, BUT HOME COURT, ESPECIALLY IN THE PLAYOFFS IS
ABSOLUTELY HUGE...THEY HAVE IT AND WE DON'T...MAYBE IN THE FUTURE, THE JAZZ
WON'T TAKE TEAMS LIKE MINNESOTA FOR GRANTED...IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BITE YOU IN THE
REAR END DOWN THE ROAD....
you guys have to be blind, every player in the NBA when he gets hit is hurting,
it takes a minute to shake off 240 - 280 pounds of a another human hitting you,
perfect example Williams wrist, I thought it was broken with the reaction he
had, but apparently it is o.k. They are professionals and that is why they get
up and keep going. As for the remark have you ever gotten up and gone to work
hurt, the idiot would not get up and go to work if he just got hit my a small
car. Be real!
He was hurt, he over emphasized it too much in my opinion, but he was hurt. So
was Deron Williams and he didn't shake his wrist every five seconds. Kobe makes
my stomache turn. He is the biggest Jordan wanna-be. The Jazz take this in 7,
put that in your pipe and smoke it Kobe. Then you can go to physical therapy
everyday. McGrady has worse back probs than that and although he was full of
excuses he does not hobble all over the court. Jordan did not sit and hold his
stomache all game. It was one big show. His back probably is hurt a lot, but
he sure made sure everyone saw it and then lost the game for his team by going
away from the hot hands aka Fisher, Odom, Gasol. Sorry no heroic performance
sir. It will get worse when you are sent packing in game 7.
Kobe pushed and shoved his way into his own injuries, and without the refs
calling the fouls. He's a fighter alright! Yah just can't help but feel sorry
for the guy.
I cannot believe anyone would repeat what Charles Barkley has said with any
valitidy. He is a baffoon. A big joke. For god sakes I cant see why tnt gives
this guy a job. He is the laughing stock of the show. If you haven't Charles
hates the Lakers, he hate Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson. I am a
Laker fan and a Jazz fan. You fans are so silly. I dont know any other fans as
warped as you Jazz fans. I hope one day that Boozer will come play for the
Lakers. He is a class act and he should be on first class team.
Just keep up the good work talking trash about kobe, that's exactly what he
needs to make you eat your words. I predict Kobe scoring 40+ points, of course,
a day later. wah wah wah, the refs, the refs the refs.Lakers in six
So when the Jazz blow LA out this coming game will people be reacting the same
way as the game we waisted the Celtics in Boston? Who knows, but mark my words,
Kobe will start crying like a little girl about his freaking back. Oh I don't
think it will really be hurt. Kobe's just so full of himself, he can't admit
that sometimes, although occasionally, he has an off game.
I predict Kobe will drill us for over 45 tomorrow. We'll win the one after and
game 7 though (I hope). This back stuff is just LA hype. Kobe was clearly
hurt, Jordan clearly had food poinsoning, but I ain't buying any of it, he'll
torch us. Just hope his team mates have an off night...
Ya good luck trying to get the civilized world to believe that. The dumbest post
ever. The only little girl on here is you.
I think we all know how it is in the finals: the players and teams give there
best and it's wonderful>. But I'm really shook that so many people talk
smack on Kobe, Shaq and all the players......Are you all docs....back injuries
you can't see, been there done that and I feel for anybody and any players just
let them play ball and enjoy the game......not a referee game or pushing and
shoving match......just good soild NBA basketball game.
Some of you people....wow! Why on earth would Kobe fake back spasms? It just
makes no sense whatsoever. To be the hero? The hero of what? He's already the
MVP, he's already has 3 titles. WTF? If anything, Kobe downplays injuries
instead of whining about them. Of course the camera would be on him when he
shoots the ball, he's Kobe Bryant, why would the camera not be on the man who
shot the ball? What's wrong with some of you? If Kobe was at full strength,
there's no way he would get 6 of his shots blocked....that's just nonsense. I
could have blocked Kobe's shots with as little a lift he was getting. And always
bringing up Jordan when talking about Kobe smacks of bitterness on Jazz fans
Kobe doesn't have three titles. Shaq got him those three, no way EVER does he
get them himself. He didn't downplay his injury for even a second. EVERY time
he shot and missed, he would lay on the floor and hold his back. You are
clueless if you think he downplayed that. And Koby and the Lakers are even
bigger fools than I could ever imagine if YOU could block his shot. Why would
anyone be in the game if that was true???? SO that even you could bloke it?
Actually, only twice did Kobe react badly after he attempted a shot and grab his
back. He winced even when he made a shot. Ur a hater who is clearly looking at
things through Jazz colored glasses to not even see what's going on in front of
you. Kobe can't help what the media harps on. Kobe has played through some
injuries while other players would rather take time off. I have watched this kid
since he came into the league 12 years ago, and he has never been one to fake an
injury for "attention". Delusional and paranoid people think crazy mess like
that. And don't talk crazy, Shaq did not win those titles on his own. Don't sit
up here and act like Shaq was the only reason the Lakers 3-peated. Please!
You are clueless,cobe`s the biggest phony in sports,lookin for
attention...ALWAYS....Want`s to be traded...wants to get rid of
Shaq,Binum....just a GLORYHOG,no more no less,you`re not a jazz fan at all