#1 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2133 posts) -

http://cdn.niketalk.com/7/75/900x900px-LL-75da8f99_kobesad.png

A fitting image for a celebrity dirtbag who used his power and fame to wipe his heinous crimes from history. I can only hope that Roethlisberger suffers the same fate this season.</p><p>Long live the Clippers.</p>

#2 Edited by Demoskinos (14561 posts) -

@dallas_raines: Some context please? I have no clue what you're talking about.

#3 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4152 posts) -

I don't know know what this is about, but that last part is all gibberish. Syntax language, edit it..

That picture says alot though..

#4 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2133 posts) -

@Demoskinos He suffered a complete ACL tear.

#5 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

I can't wait until he stars in the sequel to Space Jam.

#6 Edited by TruthTellah (8529 posts) -

Eh, regardless of what you think of him as a person, Koby Bryant will be back. It's just a probably torn achilles tendon. With what doctors can do now and the amount of money resting on him, he'll get the best care possible and be back next season.

#7 Edited by GorillaMoPena (1921 posts) -

It is a possible torn achilles and that man will not let this be the end of him.

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#8 Posted by TruthTellah (8529 posts) -
#9 Edited by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -

A fitting image for a celebrity dirtbag who used his power and fame to wipe his heinous crimes from history. I can only hope that Roethlisberger suffers the same fate this season.</p><p>Long live the Clippers.</p>

Oh, come on. This is so fucking crude I can't even begin to address it properly. I'm resisting the urge to use more aggressive language with you because I know if I let myself slip to that, my dumb ass is going to get banned.

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Kobe is a legend. If this is the end, he'll be remembered as one of the two or three best guards to ever play. More likely, he'll return to the Lakers in some role-playing capacity before calling it a career. At which point I'm sure the Buss family will talk him into transitioning to a coaching role, an idea Kobe himself has publicly repulsed in the past.

Sad to see it happen, though. Grew up watching him do his thing. The guy is history made flesh, to be sure.

#10 Posted by Milkman (16520 posts) -

@Demoskinos He suffered a complete ACL tear.

It's an achilles tear and I can assure you that he will play again. Say what you want about him but his work ethic and pain threshold is superhuman. He won't go out like this.

#11 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

If you really think Kobe will go out like that, then you have no idea what you're talking about.

#12 Edited by maskedarcstrike (701 posts) -

http://cdn.niketalk.com/7/75/900x900px-LL-75da8f99_kobesad.png

A fitting image for a celebrity dirtbag who used his power and fame to wipe his heinous crimes from history. I can only hope that Roethlisberger suffers the same fate this season.</p><p>Long live the Clippers.</p>

As much as I dislike the Lakers, specifically Bynum for what he did to JJ Barea during the 2011 Western Conference Semi's in game 4. I don't have a problem with Kobe's on the court etiquette.

But don't bring that rape case shit from Colorado in here, that case was so shady with so many holes it wasn't even funny. The case's accuser didn't even testify which was why the criminal trial was dismissed and then the civil case was settled out of court.

And I'm not a freaking a Kobe defender but cmon man.

#13 Posted by BisonHero (6159 posts) -

Let's all revel in the misfortunes of a particular pro athlete, as if he's any more of a dirtbag than any other celebrity with that much money and attention lavished on them!

Surely doing this doesn't, in turn, make us despicable human beings!

#14 Edited by Hzaife (160 posts) -

@dallas_raines said:

http://cdn.niketalk.com/7/75/900x900px-LL-75da8f99_kobesad.png

A fitting image for a celebrity dirtbag who used his power and fame to wipe his heinous crimes from history. I can only hope that Roethlisberger suffers the same fate this season.</p><p>Long live the Clippers.</p>

Wow really?...

Not short on Haterade tonight are you.

#15 Posted by maskedarcstrike (701 posts) -

@dallas_raines: Btw Roethlisberger is pretty much done since his ankle injury nearly two years ago on the season when the Steelers lost to Tebow's Broncos in the playoffs.

Guy has no mobility anymore whatsoever.

#16 Posted by dr_mantas (1789 posts) -

Turns out his Achilles' Heel.. is his Achilles' Heel!

#17 Posted by Winternet (8005 posts) -

Is this the thread for "I don't like Kobe, I hope he dies, yay!"?

Turns out his Achilles' Heel.. is his Achilles' Heel!

Pazaw!

#18 Posted by FLStyle (4574 posts) -

I hope he doesn't think he can make a new career out of VGCW just because Charles Barkley is the champion.

#19 Posted by expensiveham (289 posts) -

Could someone explain why everyone hates Kobe Bryant? Basketball is not big where i live so i have no idea.

#20 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Could someone explain why everyone hates Kobe Bryant? Basketball is not big where i live so i have no idea.

He was accused of rape.

#21 Edited by TrafalgarLaw (1037 posts) -

@milkman said:

@dallas_raines said:

@Demoskinos He suffered a complete ACL tear.

It's an achilles tear and I can assure you that he will play again. Say what you want about him but his work ethic and pain threshold is superhuman. He won't go out like this.

It depends on the severity of the tear. Anyhow, if it's a complete tear he needs to go re-attachment surgery and therapy for at least 4 months.

#22 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@dallas_raines:

I fell victim to a full ACL tear in my late teens, and anybody who wishes such a faith on anyone is on my shit-list.

Also - anyone who'd condemn a man so completely on hearsay, well... let's leave it at that, because I'd have nothing but ugly things to say to you.

#23 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

A buddy of mine tore his ACL during football in junior year, came back senior year after rehab and was as if he never got injured. Kobe is not a bad guy, Sure he is a dick at times but so are 90% of all celebrities. He was accused of rape but it got dropped due to the accuser not doing "their" job so it is now Null & void as any thing against him.

#24 Edited by AiurFlux (901 posts) -

Jesus Christ, when did innocent until proven guilty just go completely out the fucking window? Some of you guys... wow. I pray that you never end up on a jury.

If you don't like him, fine. But don't try to deny that he is one of the greatest basketball players ever. Straight out of high school, 17 years playing, multiple championships, 30000+ points, and a massive amount of charity work. The ignorance is astounding. Especially from the "Clippers fan" that probably wasn't a Clippers fan prior to CP3 and Griffin being on the team. Gotta love that bandwagon.

#25 Edited by donfonzie (206 posts) -

Kobe Bryant - Great basketball player; not so great a human being.

#26 Posted by KrypticKiller (190 posts) -

I don't get how NBA fans hate this guy so much. I'm not sure there is a player in that league who does not have a huge ego or hasn't had the law "bent" for him.

I'm not a fan of the sport, but I do watch sport highlights and every time they show this guy it looks like he is working his ass off and carrying his team.

#27 Edited by Hailinel (23871 posts) -

I don't get how NBA fans hate this guy so much. I'm not sure there is a player in that league who does not have a huge ego or hasn't had the law "bent" for him.

I'm not a fan of the sport, but I do watch sport highlights and every time they show this guy it looks like he is working his ass off and carrying his team.

Most NBA players haven't been brought up on rape charges while working their asses off on the court.

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#28 Edited by HHAP (212 posts) -

Boston fan here, but I hope Bryant can come back for the good of the game. That guy's work ethic is beyond the norm.

#29 Edited by Kaiserreich (684 posts) -

innocent until proven guilty. Kobe's accuser got her payday and dropped the charges.

#30 Posted by gaminghooligan (1407 posts) -

@hhap said:

Boston fan here, but I hope Bryant can come back for the good of the game. That guy's work ethic is beyond the norm.

same, Celtics fan for life, but I still have to appreciate the way Bryant plays. Hope he recovers.

#31 Posted by WesleyWyndam (145 posts) -
#32 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3005 posts) -

He's in his mid 30's and his body can't take the amount of minutes he played that night. At that moment he was on the floor for every minute. It was D'antoni's and Kobe's fault cause D'antoni won't cross Kobe and Kobe doesn't no when he should rest. Lakers still got Dwight Howard so its not impossible for them to win games in the playoffs, but too much to handle in OKC and San Antonio later on in the later rounds.

#33 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

A good friend of mine was falsely accused of rape by a mean, crazy bitch and shit points to the same having happened with Bryant. So GTFO with that nonsense.

That shit happens way too often and there should be stricter laws to come down on women that do it, because even if it is never proven there will be people that still believe it. A woman can ruin your life with just one word. It's disgusting.

#34 Edited by mrpandaman (864 posts) -

@i_stay_puft: Kobe was basically the biggest reason why they were still in the race for that 8th seed. Sure Lakers have Dwight and they have Pau Gasol, but against the Spurs or Thunder, they don't have a great chance to win games.

As for condemning Kobe, as someone else here said that Colorado rape case seemed so shady. And heinous crimes from history? There are far worst people in the world we can condemn than Kobe.

#35 Edited by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

@thedudeofgaming said:

@expensiveham said:

Could someone explain why everyone hates Kobe Bryant? Basketball is not big where i live so i have no idea.

He's a black celebrity who was accused of rape.

Fixed that for you.

#36 Edited by bigjeffrey (4774 posts) -

I used to give a crap about the Lakers since i live in LA. Now i could care less about all sports

#37 Edited by GioVANNI (1285 posts) -

This is going to sadly overshadow the disgusting officiating last night. The Lakers had 50 free throws and the Warriors had 16 in a 2 point game. Shit like that makes me not want to watch the NBA.

#38 Posted by madpierrot (67 posts) -

Last I saw he was going to be out 6-9 months with an achilles tendon injury, which really sounds bad. Man thinking about it, that's right around the start of next season, he'll be 35 years old, but in his 18th season with over 1200 games played not including playoffs and Olympics. It was pretty amazing what he was doing this year and the level he was playing at, but it does seem hard to think that we'll see that again. It seems like you shouldn't doubt one of the... 15 best players in NBA history and especially one whose as competitive (almost Jordan level fire) as him but there's a lot going against him.

Personally yes there is stuff in his past that's well, not good, but being happy over a really bad injury isn't something I'm just willing to do. I guess if it wasn't already now the Lakers season is really over. Curious if maybe the offense will truly run all through Nash and him and Howard can start something good. Still though, not going to be a good year for the Lakers and that's putting it mildly. Never was a Lakers or Kobe fan for that matter, but I did enjoy watching him play.

#39 Edited by jiggajoe14 (646 posts) -

@expensiveham said:

Could someone explain why everyone hates Kobe Bryant? Basketball is not big where i live so i have no idea.

Part of it is playing for the Lakers, part of it is some of the obnoxious Kobe Bryant/Lakers fans/media who are in love with him to a fault, and part of it is due to the rape trial (though that whole thing was a mess).

I have despised Kobe since his Lakers beat the Pacers in the finals so many years ago (lord I'm old lol). It sucks not to be able to root so vehemently against him in the playoffs this year. He should be back in time next year to keep the Lakers from getting the lottery (and a shot at the next NBA franchise stud).

#40 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

Was he convicted of rape? Because anyone can say he raped them, and so far no one has provided any proof, and I dont care enough to look at the evidence.

Also if everyone who as ever been charged with a crime was treated like a criminal, then there would not need to be a court.

#41 Edited by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

@aiurflux said:

Jesus Christ, when did innocent until proven guilty just go completely out the fucking window?

A-GODDAMN-MEN, BROTHER!

#42 Edited by Pr1mus (3807 posts) -

So the takeaway from this thread is that Kobe Bryant is cool?