Mamba Madness

The LA Lakers’ previous, or shall I say huge losses during their weird pre-playoffs stretch didn’t diminish Kobe Bryant’s greatness a bit. I bet fellow fan Ignatius could attest to that. 😀 The Black Mamba’s triple-double (23-11-11) stats, no doubt, proved that he is better than Lebron at basically every aspect of the sport. Sorry about the sudden comparison hehe. Kobe haters and LBJ creeps, keep off my space. Kobe is better. End of discussion. 😀

Anywaaaays, back to the moment of truth. >> I’m at that moment where I feel anything (could be miracle or magic maybe) can happen in this game. And it damn happened. IT WAS CRAZY. 😀

Kobe scored the triple-dubs OMG on the same day Shaq retired his #34 jersey and with the great Phil Jackson around. (Yeah, I miss the old 1-2-Kobe-Shaq-punch days) Even with injured Nash and World Peace just watching on the bench, Lakers had everything altogether. Kobe’s high spirits and the big men’s (Howard, Gasol) defense served as the team’s glue that kept them together and got the ball rolling. That is how you do it. That is how you make the Laker nation celebrate a sinister game. 🙂

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So to celebrate more of the Mamba Madness, I am sharing with you a collection of quotes about Kobe also shared with us by Ignatius Oyama. But before anything else, let’s give Team LA a big wave of props for today’s great game. 😀 Gooood, okay enjoy the rub.

The Black Mamba’s Bite: Top 10 Quotes About Kobe Bryant

1. “I see a lot of myself in him. No doubt about it.”
— NBA legend Michael Jordan

2. “If there’s a player in the NBA who has a chance to be Michael Jordan, I believe this is the one player. He combines the talent with the same incredible work ethic.”
—Agent Arn Tellem

3. “He keeps doing it. He keeps making shots. He’s a great player and deserves to be called a great player.”
—Celtics head coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers

4. “He’s learned how to become a leader in a way in which people want to follow him. That’s really important for him to have learned that because he knew that he had to give to get back in return, and so he’s become a giver rather than just a guy that’s a demanding leader. That’s been great for him and great to watch.”
—Lakers head coach Phil Jackson

5. “When Kobe focuses in, he’s a good defensive player. When he decides he’s not going to give any player anything, he will be the best.”
—NBA coach Jim Cleamons

6. “When Kobe focuses in, he’s a good defensive player. When he decides he’s not going to give any player anything, he will be the best.”
—NBA coach Jim Cleamons

7. “Nobody can guard Kobe one-on-one. Nobody.”
—Former Lakers coach Del Harris

8. “He takes the type of shots where you don’t think they’re going in, but suddenly he’s rolling, so he’s kind of hard to stop.”
—All-Star Chris Bosh

9. “Kobe’s a model of what a young player should aspire to be. Year by year he learned and made his game more solid, and now he’s not just a highlight-film guy but an accomplished NBA player.”
— NBA head coach Larry Brown

10. “Kobe’s a well balanced young man. He’s always stayed focused on what is important.”
— Kobe’s mother Pam Bryant

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