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The Black Mamba claimed another victim tonight with a game winning shot in OT with no time on the clock. The Lakers were pushed to the limit by the young Bucks, but the best player on the planet wouldn’t allow his team to lose. Kobe scored 39 points and clearly was the best player on the court tonight.
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Milwaukee’s star vs. LA’s star at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI!!! The game will be the biggest one of the season for BJ3 and is a measuring stick to judge how good he is.
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I don’t call him Killa Kobe for no reason! It’s a wrap… look for LA to go back to back and win it all again in ’09. The reason is Killa aka Black Mamba! He knows history and he knows that he must repeat this year as the lead dog to continue to build his empire (rings).
The Lakers will face the Celtics and pay them back for that beatdown they took in ’07… payback is a you-know-what and Killa is coming for that azz like Black Dynamite!
The haters are still gonna hate, but damn give Killa Kobe his due! The man has finally led a team to that elusive Championship. I can’t wait to see the puppet commercial they have for us next.
Much respect to Killa for doing it well!!!
Numberous media outlets are reporting that LeBron James is the 2008-09 NBA MVP. They report that the announcement will take place this afternoon. Much respect to the phenom from Akron, OH! The King is scheduled to accept his latest award at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School also in Akron.
Read more from Brian Windhorst at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Kobe Bryant aka ‘Killa’ Kobe bka The Black Mamba (hereafter TBM) will make his ’09 playoff debut this afternoon. TBM will no doubt set the tone early and often today against the Utah Jazz who have no chance of winning this series. He won his NBA MVP last season but got waxed in the Finals by a tougher Boston Celtics team. TBM will be on a mission this post season to win-it-all or kill everyone in his way.
Look for TBM to lead his Lakers to a second NBA Finals where The King (LeBron) and his Cavaliers will be waiting to battle for the title.
LeBron and his sidekicks defeated the Indiana Pacers 117 – 109 yesterday and secured the top record in the NBA. This will give Cleveland home court advantage on their way to their first title run. Oops, I didn’t mean to say that. However, LeBron is leading this team like all great players do when they are ready to make that leap into the winner’s circle.
Killa Kobe Bryant is the only hero from the West competing in this year’s NBA Playoffs that can defeat the King from the Eastern Conference. Good money will have to laid at the feet of Bryant as he is a true murderer on the court.
Let the battle begin… last year’s NBA MVP vs. (by all accounts) this year’s NBA MVP!!!!
When Kobe erupted for 61, I wonder what was really going through LeBron’s mind?
Was it hate? Joy? Despise?
The one thing that we found out just two days later is that he couldn’t be outdone! He had to give us 52 buckets, 11 dimes and 12 boards in a 107-102, Cleveland Cavaliers victory over the New York Knicks last night in Madison Square Garden.
Prior to the game, James told the everyone everything they wanted to hear.
“Kobe Bryant’s performance was unbelievable. I watched every last second of it and he won the game,” James said Tuesday night. “But it’s not about individuals in this league — it’s about the basketball game. I’m not trying to out-do Kobe or anybody on their team. I’m just trying to win the game.
“I just go out and play my game,” he added. “I’m not a video game where you can expect me to go out there and score 60 or 70. I play the game and I’m not about individual accolades.”
These were great words but his actions clearly overuled them. His actions gave us a great performance (…very great one) but it still doesn’t mean as much as the Mamba’s performance when the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Knicks, 126-117, on Monday.
The King’s efforts were forced and corny. Kobe’s was more smooth and virtuoso as he picked his spots and struck at just the right moments.
Kobe’s skill level is on another level and LeBron just has to look in the mirror and realize this. I respect his efforts and competitive spirit when it comes to outdueling Kobe but he’s just not there yet.
I have to admit it though, this is great for the game of basketball. These games have added more anticipation for their final head-to-head matchup of this season which will take place this Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
LeBron better have his ankle insurance.
He’s clearly bigger. He’s clearly stronger. He has more publicity. His image is better. His overall statistics are better.
Why should there even be a question about if LeBron James is better than Kobe Bryant?
He lacks that killer instinct! Until the King gets that, he will forever be carrying Kobe’s jockstrap.
Last night at the Staples Center Kobe Bryant went so opposite of soft and showed the world why he is the best player on the planet by outdueling LeBron. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-88, with Mamba dropping 20 buckets, 12 dimes, and grabbing six boards. Even with a dislocated finger, Kobe had the burning desire to check the King for almost the entire game and take on the challenge personally.
Put it like this…LeBron was rather normal with Kobe on him. He only connected on 9 of his 25 shots for 23 points with four assists and nine rebounds. Why isn’t Kobe considered for the Defensive Player of the Year award?
As indicated in his Christmas interview with Magic Johnson, Kobe had to show the media that he was still the best in the game and he doesn’t look like he will be passing the torch anytime soon. Kobe had to show the world that he seeks basketball perfection. Kobe had to show the world that he wants to go down as the “greatest basketball player of all time.”
It was apparent from the jump that Kobe had an agenda. After losing two straight games, he had to up his level of intensity.
Despite his pre-game quotes where he said that he thinks LeBron is the MVP at this point, by the end of the night he may have been forced to eat his own words. Although one game may not be enough for the general public to decifer who’s the better player, all Kobe did in their first battle of the season was to solidify my argument that he is the best in the game…hands down!!
We are VERY PLEASED to announce that we’ve added to our talented staff with the recent addition of E. Woodyard. He is a student at Western Michigan University majoring in Journalism. Woodyard is a basketball head and Killa Kobe Bryant is his favorite baller.
This young gun already contributes to the hottest b-ball rag – Slam Magazine – as a freelance writer. So you know we are glad to have him do his thing with us here. He will be writing fire so get at him and let him know what you think.