Laker Haters & Kobe Haters Call To Arms! (The Haters Unification Thread)

Joined Apr 30, 2002
it's been years since I participated in the Lakers hate club thread. waking up to this news is great! thank you Kawhi! this is a throwback to the early Lakers/Kobe hate club
Joined May 16, 2019
Phil Jackson’s words:

“Kobe’s defense, to be accurate, has faltered in recent years, despite his presence on the league’s all-defensive team. The voters have been seduced by his remarkable athleticism and spectacular steals, but he hasn’t played sound, fundamental defense.

"Mesmerized by the ball, he’s gambled too frequently, putting us out of position, forcing rotations that leave a man wide open, and doesn’t keep his feet on the ground.”

Jackson said this in his book “The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul.”

When it comes to the All-NBA Team, it isn’t that bad, but it’s still bad. No doubt Bryant has been one of the greatest guards of his generation. But was he always the best shooting guard? Was he always one of the best two guards in the NBA? The answer is no.

It’s the main reason why he doesn’t have more All-NBA First Team selections. But in my opinion, he should have fewer. Including this season, Bryant has been awarded four All-NBA First Team selections when he clearly wasn’t the best shooting guard or one of the 2 best guards in the league.
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