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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2003, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Kobe Byrant, better than Jordan

Kobe Bryant is playing his best basketball of the season, and it's an obvious coincidence that the Los Angeles Lakers are peaking, too.

Bryant scored 42 points Tuesday night despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter as the Lakers defeated the overmatched Denver Nuggets 121-93 for their season-high sixth straight win.

Bryant has scored 40 or more points 10 times this season. The last Laker to accomplish such a feat was Hall of Famer Jerry West, who scored 40 or more 13 times during the 1969-70 season.

Shaquille O'Neal added 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Samaki Walker had 14 points as the Lakers (25-23) moved a season-high two games over .500. O'Neal also sat out the fourth quarter.

The three-time defending champions have won 14 of 18 games to move within a half-game of Houston in the race for the final Western Conference playoff berth. The Lakers can overtake the Rockets as soon as Wednesday if they can beat Denver on the road - combined with a loss by Houston at Utah.

Bryant has scored at least 35 in each game of the winning streak.

"Sometimes the one does it, sometimes the two does it. Right now, the one's doing it and I'm chilling out. It's all good," O'Neal said.

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I love the Lakers and I love Kobe and Shaq. I think that if Kobe stays healthy he will break all of Jordan's records - which makes me kinda sad because Jordan is an icon and has done wonderful things for the game...

Anyway - to those that we're writing off the Lakers..sorry about ya..

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yes, they are still the team to beat, soory about your "queens" steve-o

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yes, Magic was the man, the "showtime" Lakers were the shit

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The bench they had back then would have started for most any team in the league!
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post #7 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2003, 03:06 AM
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Better than Mike? Not yet. But he's having a pretty good game tonight. The Lakers seem to be awake.

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Ummm... no.

When Kobe is the main reason for winning 6 championships... then he has a case. He'd have 0 without Shaq.

I admit Kobe is a great player... overall one of the top 3 in the league... but the stats he's been putting up this year are inflated because the rest of the team is shit. He puts up far more shots, and handles the ball more than any other SG in the league.
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kobe will never be MJ


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KOBE & Lakers already won Championships 3 times, and they're bout to 4PEAT! when they get to six, then we can compare Jordan to Kobe

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Kobe is NOT better than MJ, atleast not yet. You guys have to remember Kobe is only 24 years old. He still has about four more years till he hits his prime, and yes I know, that's a scary thought
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I am soooooooo relieved to see Shaq back in lineup! They have really picked up their game!
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The problem with the comparison to Michael is MJ carried the Bulls. We see what happens when Kobe tries to carry the Lakers (when Shaq is out), they fall to last place, barely making the playoffs. Four-peat?Puhleeeeeeeeeze

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