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Iverson >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

No, just no.
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Welp...

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2-10-16

Kobes last game in Cleveland... tickets purchased instantly

lets go.
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I AM A NIGHTMARE.

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I AM A NIGHTMARE.

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Dear Basketball

NOV 29 2015
PHOTOGRAPH BY WALTER IOOSS JR./THE PLAYERS' TRIBUNE

Dear Basketball,

 

From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one. 

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.

And that’s OK.
I’m ready to let you go.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have. 

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,
Kobe

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Wish he'd do the jeter farewell tour next year
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Happy as a Laker fan.
Sad as a Kobe fan.

Will never understand people who can't acknowledge his greatness even if they hate him.

I'm in LeBron and CP3 hate threads all the time but when it comes down to being real I always recognize their talent and greatness at what they do.

It's crazy that most Kobe haters can't aknowledge the same for Bean.

Not all, some.

I know some on this board do, and I respect it.
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Living legend.

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Had this discussion with my buddy. When the time comes for the Lakers to retire Kobe's jersey. Are they going to retire both jersey numbers?
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Had this discussion with my buddy. When the time comes for the Lakers to retire Kobe's jersey. Are they going to retire both jersey numbers?

Both numbers + a statue outside

 

Either of these will suffice...

 

 

or this

 

 Have to have at least 2 defenders to make it realistic though

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Edited by EarldaGoat - 11/29/15 at 11:46pm
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Had this discussion with my buddy. When the time comes for the Lakers to retire Kobe's jersey. Are they going to retire both jersey numbers?
Both numbers + a statue outside

Either of these will suffice...




or this



 Have to have at least 2 defenders to make it realistic though

I suggest rueben patterson and raja bell with the boo-boo faces.



I feel like Kobe should get a bust of the Kobe-Face somewhere in Staples too.

Lakers tho...

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my heart is hurting

 

think im gunna drive up to Philly tonight and kick off the farewell tour

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Salute to the Gawd.

debating going to the game Sunday at Auburn Hills
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my nomination for the kobe statue would be the death stare lol

 

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Best Kobe story I've read, this was a few years ago but it stuck with me:

A story about Kobe Bryant, as told by a professional trainer who worked with Bryant this past Summer, for the Olympics:

I’ve been a professional athletic trainer for about 16 years and have been able to work with a range of athletes from the high school to professional level. Right now I run in a clinic in Cincinnati and have most recently been training with some players on the Bengals.

I activated my reddit account just a moment ago and because I’ve been seeing the videos of Kobe’s most recent dunks and the comments you guys have had to share I decided I might as well chime in what I know about the man. And let me just state by saying that this story doesn’t touch on anything we don’t know about Kobe but rather that he simply is not human when he is working on his craft.

I was invited to Las Vegas this past Summer to help Team USA with their conditioning before they head off to London, and as we know they would eventually bring home the Gold (USA). I’ve had the opportunity to work with Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade in the past but this would be my first interaction with Kobe. We first met three days before the first scrimmage, on the day of the first practice, early July. It was a brief conversation where we talked about conditioning, where he would like to be by the end of the Summer, and we talked a little bit about the hustle of the Select Team. Then he got my number and I let him know that if he ever wanted some extra training he could hit me up any time.

The night before the first scrimmage I remember I was just watched “Casablanca” for the first time and it was about 3:30 AM. I lay in bed, slowly fading away when I hear my cell ring. It was Kobe. I nervously picked up.

“Hey, uhh Rob, I hope I’m not disturbing anything right?”

“Uhh no, what’s up Kob?”

“Just wondering if you could just help me out with some conditioning work, that’s all.”

I checked my clock. 4:15 AM.

“Yeah sure, I’ll see you in the facility in a bit.”

It took me about twenty minutes to get my gear and out of the hotel. When I arrived and opened the room to the main practice floor I saw Kobe. Alone. He was drenched in sweat as if he had just taken a swim. It wasn’t even 5AM.

We did some conditioning work for the next hour and fifteen minutes. Then we entered the weight room, where he would do a multitude of strength training exercises for the next 45 minutes. After that we parted ways and he went back to the practice floor to shoot. I went back to the hotel and crashed. Wow.

I was expected to be at the floor again at about 11 AM. I woke up feeling sleepy, drowsy, and almost pretty much every side effect of sleep deprivation. Thanks, Kobe. I had a bagel and headed to the practice facility.

This next part I remember very vividly. All the Team USA players were there, feeling good for the first scrimmage. LeBron was talking to Carmelo if I remember correctly and Coach Krzyzewski was trying to explain something to Kevin Durant. On the right side of the practice facility was Kobe by himself shooting jumpers. And this is how our next conversation went – I went over to him, patted him on the back and said, “Good work this morning.”

“Huh?”

“Like, the conditioning. Good work.”

“Oh. Yeah, thanks Rob. I really appreciate it.”

“So when did you finish?”

“Finish what?”

“Getting your shots up. What time did you leave the facility?”

“Oh just now. I wanted 800 makes so yeah, just now.”

My jaw dropped. Mother of holy God. It was then that I realized that there’s no surprise to why he’s been as effective as he was last season. Every story about his dedication, every quote that he’s said about hard work all came together and hit me like a train. It’s no surprise to me now that he’s dunking on players ten years younger than him and it wasn’t a surprise to me earlier this year when he led the league in scoring.

Thanks for reading and allowing me to share you my Kobe Bryant story. If anyone has any questions I can clarify. Sorry if the story was at all hard to follow as this is my first time on reddit.

Rob.
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Heading my way to Detroit to see him on Sunday. Trying to make it to a few early games this season in case he gets inured again
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Looking for tickets for next Monday. Hope he plays
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Looking for tickets for next Monday. Hope he plays

i got some immediately after his announcement.

$160 CAD, row 20 section 122 (lakers side of the bench).

check tickermaster resale section. that's where i got mine before anyone could raise their prices laugh.gif

edit: just checked.. prices have doubled/tripled.
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