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Monday, October 27th, 2008 at 8:01 am  |  1,118 responses

SLAMonline Top 50: Kobe Bryant, no. 1

The definitive ranking of the best players in the NBA today…

by Farmer Jones / @thefarmerjones

So: Is he? Is Kobe Bryant, right now, the best basketball player alive?

Sure.

He is, without question, a very good basketball player. He is tall. He runs fast, and he SLAMonline Top 50: Kobe Bryant, no. 1jumps high. He makes a lot of baskets, and he possesses a “high basketball IQ.” Among the rest of the basketball players playing basketball in the NBA today, his “skill set” is arguably unsurpassed. He does, in other words, most of the things involved in playing basketball better than do most other basketball players. No. 1 seems about right.

Who might be better? Probably no one. There are only a handful of basketball players in the “who’s the best basketball player” conversation, and arguably only one in legitimate contention, but the case for that basketball player has had numerous holes poked in it. A lot of those pokes have been valid. So, maybe consensus is easily reached: There is no basketball player who is clearly better at playing basketball than is Kobe Bryant.

Ergo, Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player.

And yet.

A rehashing of Kobe Bryant’s myriad and widely documented “issues” would be overkill here. It does seem worth mentioning, however, that Kobe Bryant was rarely the best basketball player on the court during the 2008 NBA Finals, and only very occasionally the best basketball player on his own team during the 2008 Summer Olympics. For someone “widely” considered to be the best basketball player on the planet, these are pretty strong indictments re: his best-basketball-player status.

But, again, when debating the topic of who the best basketball player is, there is no clear-cut “better” option. There is only preference.

As in, Which basketball player would you RATHER have to start a basketball-playing team?

Or, Which basketball player does the most to make their basketball-playing teammates better?

Or, Whose shoes are hotter?

Or, Who seems like less of a dick?

Fair questions all, but they boil down to opinion, not fact. Which is fine.

The world works this way.

So, one more time: Is Kobe Bryant the best basketball player in the NBA today?

Yes. If you think so.

Want more of the SLAMonline Top 50? Check out the archive.


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  • jack schidt

    1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    no 1 again, need to say more …. lebooms fan.

  • Ken

    I was surprised Kobe was #1

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    YESSSSSSSSSS

  • Randy Brown

    yayyyy.
    *awaits furious hate*

  • Daniel

    i wasnt

  • Si

    Well…his shoes are sure better than LeBron’s….

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    The real GOAT to compare to the no 2 king of manufacture…

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    i luv zoom kobe 2…

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    TERRIBLE ARTICLE. Ryan Jones, I’m guessing you were forced to do that … lol garbage. Thanks for not appreciating number one!!!!!!!!

  • neaorin

    There will be a reasoned, level-headed conversation following this post.

  • stokesey

    The key phrase being “Best in the nba TODAY” sure lebrons upside is rediculous, but today he is the best…. just thought id clarify that before all the hate comes rolling in…:)

  • Nathalie

    its obvious

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Its funny i rea dthe Bron article. Its talking about how he will be the greatest ever and this and that. KOBE is the greatest ever, how about an article that has some work into. Was this article already on nba.com?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    ?? “He is, without question, a very good basketball player. ” Really? a very good basketball player?

  • JR

    well, Kobe is no 1 now, absolutely

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    Ryan the kobe hater…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Very nice Jones. So, WHO is less of a dick?

  • homeboy

    man im so disappointed in you Ryan Jones. ive been waiting all summer for the article on kobe bryant being number one. and i get this??? this is whack. i hope you feel ashamed of this. your articles are so good most the time but you really sucked it up on this son. im just wondering if you went to school for this dawg really. step your game up son.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Ryan’s responses today will be in the form of quotes from Mitch Hedberg’s posthumous CD “Do You Believe In Gosh,” Comedy Central Records, 2008.

  • homeboy

    say man whats whats the deal with this

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I’ve got a door deal here. Tonight I’m working for 50 percent of the door. Tomorrow, I’m working for 50 percent of the door. And then Sunday, I’m gonna have a door.”

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    Yay, Ryan is upset

  • homeboy

    in this article you only used 50 percent of your talent man whats up? you dont think kobe deserves it?

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    and yet, Ryan is the one who wrote this article. Double Yay!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Mitch Hedberg is dead?Some things I simple am not told.That is bullsh*t.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I got a vest. If I had my arms cut off, it would be a jacket.”

  • homeboy

    he should be upset

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    simply*

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I saw a lady on TV, she was born without arms… And that was sad. But then they said, Lola does not know the meaning of the word ‘can’t.’ And that to me was actually kind of worse. Not only does she not have arms, but she doesn’t understand simple contractions.”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I would imagine the inside of a bottle cleaning fluid is f*cking CLEAN.”

  • Maria Callas

    @James…..:if you do not think that much of this article (which ,by the way, ain’t bad at all.I’ll say it is a quick-precise report of today’s reality on Kobe.)go and read the Lebron article where somebody is expressing his dreams of what Lebron could be if he was more bball focused,more inteligent and many other nice thinks…(like ,you konw, “if SHAQ ever had developed a consistent jumper he would have been GOAT” etc… )

  • folodadon17

    thank you slam
    you got at least one ranking right

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    “If I had a dollar for every time I said that, I’d be making money in a very weird way.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Haters.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “If I was the headless horseman’s horse, I would f*ck with that dude.”

  • Maria Callas

    Again: this article has “0% fat”. Plain,simple,quick,solid.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “What am I drinking? Nyquil on the rocks. For when you’re feeling sick, but sociable.”

  • ranrice

    better than jordan(yeah I said it)

  • Maria Callas

    @ranrice…:if you said it….

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Tomorrow cannot get here soon enough.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Nice cop out, SLAM. Dissapointing that the dude who gets the #1 spot on the much ballyhooed list is vilified in his piece in several round about insults. If you were too afraid to put the #2 choice in the #1 spot, you should have just wrote that….and been done with it. Russ’s piece for #2 was excellent… Jones, I hate that your name is attached to this. Congratulations to Bean. Thanks to all the writers for their work throughout and hopefully someday another list will be done where personal bias will be outweighed by the whole of the project. Just my opinion….and yes, no one asked.

  • http://www.ngunioamosotho.com Nguni

    @ranrice: get off that reefa.

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    I’m missing the old Eboy where his judgment are not clouded by the hatred of the Lakers.
    The days where Jason Williams were still with the Heat and they still have a winning record.
    It’s usually nice to have a conversation with him. Now, it’s all hatred…

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Now can we all agree that SLAM never do a top 50 current players ever again?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    We can? Great! Now we just await patiently to tomorrow.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Where’s the hatred, Sesa, it’s an opinion….and I’ve never been nice….if that’s what you are implying.

  • Prentice Mcgruder

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. what a confused, aimless write-up. Who at Slam read through this before you put it up and said “You know, thats a great way to end our top 50″. Or did you let Jones post it himself? God this was so weak. And your forcefield of sarcasm that goes up anytime someone questions what you say only makes you seem like more of a d*ck.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    “I don’t have a microwave oven but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks sh*t.”

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    Was slamEboy the real Eboy ??? i’m still confuse…anyone tell me???

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    C’mon, even now you hated D-Wade.
    Yes, you’re never been “nice” but at least when Chukaz were still around you judge apple as an apple

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Sesa, I don’t hade D-Wade, I hate the attitude he seemed to cop after he got his hands on a title (maybe Shaq’s influence was the cause) but it looks like he’s back on track to being one of the best in the game. Why should I give head to the list if i found fault with some of it’s choices and it’s criteria. I’ve been paying money to the mag since 1994 and throw my support to the brand whenever possible, so if I can throw criticism (especially to the writer I enjoy the most from the SLAM fam) why do I bother reading? Know what I mean?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    *hate *If I can’t

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh….and again, congratulations to Kobe for his spot.

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    I’m not talking about the list. I’m talking about the attitude.
    For the last 2 years, it’s like you’re channeling your inner Ryan Jones. Even you made comments about D-Wade’s cheeks, as if he’s been sucking too much lemon. I’m just sayin’ here…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Am I the only one?

  • Big Time

    Lebroom can’t be #1 cause he is fat bastard!!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Eboy is just jealous of D-Wade’s fantastic bone structure.

  • kobelebron

    Good list, Kobe is still the best player in the league.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    True.

  • Tom

    Wow…….i honestly expected to wake up this morning and see Lebron as #1, this is surprising. Especially after Kobe had such a tough finals, and lebron went out in a game 7 having one of the best games of his career. The kobe fan in me is happy with this rating, but even i have a hard time justifying this….And what bet did Jones lose to have do this write-up.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’m more jealous of his Union with Gabrielle.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    “I had this parrot. The parrot talked, but it did not say “I’m hungry.” So it died.”

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Kobe Bryant is good at basketball.

  • http://heavyasheaven.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    F*ck both of them. rankings don’t mean sh*t. slu.

  • jasondolemite

    Why such a timid article? I honestly can’t think of one good reason. In regards to the Olympics, remember that he was being more of a team player – a role that he will probably embrace more this year now that he has more support on the Lakers. Do you also remember that during the Gold game, the most important game during crunch time who wanted the ball? Kobe. Lebron and Wade kept on feeding him the ball because they know he’s an assassin. That’s the only legit comparison I can make to Jordan, and that’s what separates him from the others on this list…

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    GUYS a lot of effort goes into every article, you’re making the writers cry, c’mon now!!!!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Everyone says that Kobe and Bron are basically 1 and 1A in the league right now, so what’s wrong with an article that says as such?

  • http://heavyasheaven.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    why the hell did y’all snub J.R. smith?

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Hey Farmer Jones, kinda weird but I just wrote a Kobe article where you were mentioned. Click the link and take a peak. You might actually enjoy it.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    B:Stop it,stop it now.

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    Remember when King James was in the Finals…

  • jasondolemite

    Kid Preston, you need to refrain from commenting. I don’t think J.R. is in the top 100

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Ah, the Mambiatch rules again. How “surprising”. I’m chilling in my new crib, watching the olympic finals again (best ring finals eva) and chuckling as the spanish bench goes bonkers on KB-1 better than Jordan’s breakaway dunk, screaming Travel!! And my lady asks if the top 50 list was done. And i see the changing of the guard (literally) with Wade (wonderful resurrection this summer) and Bron Bron displaying another level of skill….and i smile contently….. Until slamonline pops up on my phone with HIM at the top. Utter rubbish!! Ah well, my dislike for Kobs is documented here, but thanks again for the top 50 Ryne & all you slammers. It’s been… Fascinating. Long live ( and dominate) Flash!

  • andrew

    Who’s going to be #0?

  • Bruno

    thats ridiculous!
    SLAM was a real disapointment through the list but to rank lebronha #2 and licking his nuts all over the article, than ranking kobe #1 and hating on him the whole way??!?!
    why?!?!?
    if you wanna do that, rank Kobe#2 … the list was crappy anyway. lebron deserves to be #1 somewhere, than, make it on this list.
    .
    wasn’t #1 in the finals. and how was your king in the east finals?!?!?!? A COMPLETE FAILURE!!
    i wonder if Boston gave Kobe all that room to shoot…
    wasn’t #1 in the olympic team, yeah, can be, but who won the only game that counted?????
    that was a disgrace.
    really. reading the #1 spot in the list just being questioned… hahahaha
    what a bull$hit.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Sorry H, continue with the dead comedian jokes.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    @Bigi, don’t call him king james, he just a kid that still bitting his nail…kid james or prince james fitting pretty well.

  • Mookie

    “I want to hang a map of the world in my house then I’m gonna put pins into all the locations that I’ve travelled to. But first I’m gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won’t fall down. “

  • Black Mamba

    Ryan Jones this article sucks, your writing sucks, so how are your hired to write for slam, if I was slam I would put you on probation for not trying. Also I have been reading these articles on the top 50 for a while, and the number one player article is sorry, why did you write it if you didn’t want to, The Lebron article is awesome, and I feel he will not live up to everything, but Kobe has three rings, went to the finals, and has been MVP, and still has 5 years left in NBA to add to that. COME ON RYAN

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Does the way the last two rankings went and the way the articles were written really suprise anyone who has an idea of the way both these players are seen by fans and the media? LeBron is seen as the more likeable, uber-talented heir apparent and Kobe is seen as not as likable but obviously better at this point in his career. This isn’t news people.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Er, seen or is, B Long?

  • Mookie

    “I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Is one guy better than the other and if so how much better? I mean really. If this was a battle or something they would duel forever with no one winning until the other made a mistake. That being said Lebron being younger and less experienced chances are he makes that mistake. No one will get the analogy so I don’t know why I bothered. I have no problem with ranking but I wouldn’t have if Lebron was number one either.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    I don’t like it, but good pick. I’ll be back later after school.

  • Mookie

    You know when it comes to racism, people say: ” I don’t care if they’re black, white, purple or green”… Ooh hold on now: Purple or Green? You gotta draw the line somewhere! To hell with purple people! – Unless they’re suffocating – then help’em.

  • kev

    and your reasons for kobe being number one were quite weak.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    This is quite possibly the only article Black Mamba has ever read written by Ryan Jones. Not the best measuring stick for his journalistic ability. Try reading something other than Kobe’s Fan Club spam email(Yes, I get that one too!) before you speak on someone, Mamba.

  • rob stewart

    Best single talent in the NBA. But I still wouldn’t draft him #1 because basketball is a team sport and talent alone doesn’t mean everything. He has improved greatly as a teammate but still has a little work to do. But hands down the best pure talent and abilitiy.

  • ber

    ahh…gotta love that this list is controversial till the end. what’s going to happen now?

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @Jukai: Depends on who you ask, homie. I’m too biased to have a real opinion. That’s real talk.

  • http://heavyasheaven.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    or Richard jefferson?

  • Black Mamba

    Not the only article B.Long, take up for Ryan Jones, but this article sucks, I like all players, don’t get confused, I am a Kobe fan, just like you like players too, but to write an article like this to me shows a character flaw in his journalistic ability. So you can say KOBE FAN CLUB- I am, because he is a great player.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    There’s no cop-out here at all. The write-up is ambivalent — very fitting with how this list unveiled, in my opinion. But there was absolutely no ambivalence among us regarding Kobe’s placement.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Ryan is brilliant. He has everyone hating his article instead of hating on the ranking. Intentional?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Thanks Ryne. Also, please see my 9:44 comment. I think i’m finished with this until Wednesday morning.

  • http://heavyasheaven.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    Post up please come back so we can get into reality again.

  • Bruno

    and TADO keeps on the licking process…
    what a surprise.
    do u get paid by SLAM or just wants to?
    .
    i’m out guys.
    RYAN JONES, you took the word su(king to a whole new level, congratulations.

  • kev

    People are so afraid to admit that Lebron is superior to kobe and has been for several years. Lebron is a better passer, rebounder, and an equally talented scorer.He also gets more from his teamates and is a great leader. Lebron doesn’t show fire???(neaorin) Do you actually watch the games or just sports center highlights??? Kobe has a better jumper but thats all! Where was that shot in the finals? Lebron took the Celtics to the brink of elimination with wally scezrbiak and ben wallace(didnt even have an injured boobie gibson) put up 45 in game seven and barely lost. He has also taken an even worse squad to the finals. Kobe couldn’t even get to game 7 with a far superior team and coach. Kobe needed a midseason gift from memphis just to get there in the overrated Western conference. Kobe has a team full of shooters, a legitimate big man and supposedly a great coach. If he is the best why did the Cletics smash them? Kobe is always all team defense but who does he shut down? His defense is based more on reputation. I see lebron spriting full court and throwing shots into the stands on a nightly basis but his d is lacking??? Come on! Head to head Lebron always gets the best of kobe, shut kobe down last year in the 4th and hit the game winner. Leron the most imressive Team USA Player and it’s unquestioned leader! Oh last thing, lebron is also the top 4th quarter scorer in the league by far! That crunch time when games are won and lost. Cavs led the league in 4th quarter comebacks with a different lineup every night thanks to team holdouts and a mediocre at best midseason remake. I can go on all day!!!! Im sorry everyone I was a bit extra but im sick of this argument Kobe is not near Lebron. I understand the hype can be annoying but don’t let it blind you from the truth.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I just want to, Bruno. Thanks for asking.
    Ryan, i’ll expect my commission check in the mail this week.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Maybe kev was born from some other relative of mine.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    And Ryne, you know you’re my man and all, but that’s a pretty pourous response.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    I can’t wait for the season to start so we can have this argument another 78 times during the year.

  • kev

    where is the evidence other than just saying kobe is still the best? Kobe never was the best. If anything Duncan was best before lebron. Please dont give me kobe has rings either cause Shaq was a monster when La was winning. Plenty or great layers never won a ring. You couldn’t say kg is no good if he didnt get a ring with boston.

  • kev

    alright im done running my mouth, keep it going guys!!

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    Did anyone forget hawks force game 7 with celtic…, so is JJ, or J-smith no 1 ?, KEV, just accept thAT LEBOOOM SUX…

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    TADOne, are you going to medically get your more grafted to Ryan Jones’ ass? I mean, it just might be easier and all…

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    more = mouth

  • Bruno

    i bet any money i have that Kev is no more than 14 and watched ESPN all day long.
    or maybe he wanted Joe Johnson as #2 on this list.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    KEV is challenging you, James da balla…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I’m working a part-time job to save money for the procedure as we speak.

  • Bruno

    *watched = watches

  • Bryant Reeves

    I really hope you don’t teach a logic class, Jones.

  • jay

    I don’t like this…I dont like the way this is going….damn, all this after all those weeks of build-up!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “A burrito is a sleeping bag for ground beef.”

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    And it keeps comin’, and it keeps comin’, and it keeps comin’ till the day it stops.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Hi Ryan!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “My girlfriend works at Hooters. In the kitchen.”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Can anyone make a coherent,logic-based objective argument as to why LeBron is better than Kobe or vice-versa?This should be fun.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I got a drive-thru restaurant by my house. They say, We’ll get you your fast food in 30 seconds or less. That’s too f*ckin’ fast, man. I didn’t think they could top it. But you know what? They did. The last time I was there, I saw a dude who looked like me, eating what I was gonna order.”

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    ***Raises hand***

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I like Texas. Because Texas is the only state ballsy enough to have its own toast.”

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Izzo: Dude can dance like a pimp. And he was on Saturday Night Live. And Kobe WISHES he could grow facial hair like that. Also, scoring/passing/rebounding/etc.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Izzo, I come to this site each day to get that answer….today….it didn’t happen.

  • noize

    boo on slam making the rapist #1. With the requisites ryan listed down as being essential to being among the best, I wonder if having ‘heart’ should also be considered. Cuz IMO Kobe doesn’t really have any. yeah I said it

  • Black Mamba

    No one can put Lebron over Kobe, I feel Prince James needs more practice in shooting and having a Killer Instinct, not biting his nails all the time in tough moments.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Hey Ryan, I thought your article was great, but wouldn’t it have just been easier to take a picture of yourself shaking your dick while simultaneously giving the finger to every single reader who visits the website?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh…and in case Ryan is saying “why is Eboy being stupider than normal” I get the whole “lack of praise for the subject so you know how I REALLY feel” stance of the piece, it’s just…..whatever…..I forget, congratulations to your boys for getting the big win on Saturday.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Kobe’s the complete player right now. If someone told LeBron how amazing he could be with reliable post moves and a consistent outside shot, he’d average close to 40. That’s not happening…and Kobe’s still the game’s offensive mastermind.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    ^ It’s not working.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Eboy:Because there is no such argument.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Izzo: Bulllllllllllllllllllllllllllshhhhhhhhhh

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I’m an ice sculptor. Last night I made a cube.”

  • Maria Callas

    @jasondolemite….:exactly.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I wear a necklace, because I like to know when I’m upside down.”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I got a jump rope. That thing’s just a rope, man. You gotta make the jump thing happen.”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Izzo, you know I normally call you a dense moron and I really never mean it. Today, on this wonderous day of basketball knoweldge failing, I’m not kidding.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I had a piece of Carefree sugarless gum, and I was still worried. It never kicked in.”

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Look Izzo, don’t start pulling a TADOne here. There is a million arguments till Sunday that even the most absent-minded, semi-retarded poster, take James the Balla, for example, could come up for why Lebron is better than Kobe or Kobe is better than Lebron. There is THOUSANDS upon MILLIONS of arguments. Amazingly, Ryan decided not to really delve into that.
    Eboy, I gotcha back bro!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:The please feel free to provide me with one.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “If you have dentures, do not use artificial sweeteners, because you will get a fake cavity.”

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I ask rhetorical questions?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Jones, did you copy and paste your article from Wahl as well?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Izzo, how about you start….or better yet, contribute something to our blog on this subject so I don’t have to do another birthday tribute piece for new content.

  • Black Mamba

    Ryan Jones instead of saying dumb stuff, please tell us do you really think Kobe is number one and why did you put about ten minutes in writing a sorry article. Wake up man you just wrote the dumbest article on Kobe I have read, which makes it sorry is this is an article to me should be explaining why he is number one, not talking about if you think he is he is number one.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:Pay attention.I said a COHERENT,OBJECTIVE and LOGIC BASED.I know idiots can say ‘I hate Kobe,so LeBron’s better,that has been the crux of it so far.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    COSIGN BRUNO

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Izzo: are you kidding? Kobe has a better jumper, Lebron has better inside game, Kobe can post up and turn around and shoot while Lebron has no post-game, Lebron has a size advantage making him a better rebounder and blocker, Kobe is a far better one-on-one defender, Lebron is much better at reading the defense and playing the passing lanes, Kobe is more clutch, Lebron is better at getting his team involved, Lebron’s court vision is superior and he can take care of the point, Kobe has a superior outside game, Kobe is a far better ball-handler, Lebron is faster on the fast break, Kobe is faster dribbling on the inside, Kobe has better foot-work, Lebron is twice as strong, Kobe has a better free-throw percentage, Lebron forces less shots, Kobe can carry a team by himself, Lebron can raise his team so he doesn’t have to carry it by himself…
    NOW PICK WHICH ONES ARE MORE IMPORTANT AND MAKE A DAMN ARTICLE!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “In Venice, Italy, if you’re not book-smart, but you do know what’s going on, you are canal smart.”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I was at the airport, and I put my bag in the x-ray machine. I found out my bag has cancer. It only has six more months to carry sh*t.”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I wonder if Ryan can get the comment count to 1000 on his own?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    You want a coherent argument? Enough with saying that if Lebron got a consistent jumper or a post game, he’d be the best. I’d say if Kobe had the ability to get his team involved like Lebron can, his team would not have lost to Boston when their defense cripled every other Lakers player. Lebron is one of the best POINT GUARDS in the game, top five, yet the dude still plays small forward and drops 30 on a nightly basis (without a post game or consistent jumper, mind you). I think that’s good enough for the number 1 spot. But no, there’s no coherency or logic behind what I just said.
    jesus….

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I play guitar. I taught myself how to play, which was a bad decision, because I didn’t know how to play it. I was a sh*tty teacher. I would never have went to me.”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Ah,so it’s that simple.My mistake.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I’m glad they make Flintstones vitamins. I used to watch the Flintstones and go, Man, I bet if I ate that dude, I would be healthy.”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “That joke’s retarded.”

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Well Eboy, we’re being terrible readers because we don’t appreciate the slop that he put out. Because we should. Blindly. So, you know, he’s got to piss on our faces some more before we realize his genius.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Koooooooooooooooobe

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I walked by a record store. The sign out front said they specialize in hard-to-find records and tapes. Nothing was alphabetized.”

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Izzo: I’m not sure if you’re failing at making a point or you wanted to get conversation going. Or both?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    BETCATS>Kobe

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I know Ryan’s M.O., Jukai, I’m not mad at him….matter of fact….I’m loving for him for making the Kobe argument for #1 not even the most important thing we’re commenting on. Besides, the season starts in two days so things could be worse.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    oh i want to add to what Ryan is saying “i landed on the moon once. Little did i know, it was teally a TV set.”

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    *really

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I wish they made fajita cologne, ’cause that sh*t smells good.”

  • Bruno

    GOD DAMN!
    i can’t believe!
    i’ve liked something Jukai wrote about kobe x lebron!!!!

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Eboy: it’s cool you can flip flop like that. For real. I guess the way Ryan’s dealing with it is better than the way Russ usually deals with it, by calling people unappreciative and bad readers.
    Oh well, at least Iverson got his due. He was in the top ten, right?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Im still dissapointed at the hate in this article. The little effort it took to write 3 minutes before it should have been posted. O and did i say the hate. Very upsetting and dissappointing. I wish Holly could have wrote this!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Jukai, dont you flip flip the most by returning here? I am just saying…

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    James: I say outloud that last part on every Ryan article I read.

  • Maria Callas

    THE KOBE CASE: best player in the NBA(Duncan is a very close second) and in the WORLD for the past 5 years. We wouldn’t have all those arguments if we hadn’t have the Colorado insident. Second best shooting guard to Jordan and top-15 all time. The real reason why the U.S came back on top of the WORLD after 8 years,he was the difference when things got really dangerous (in the FINAL).I was really pissed off when i learned that he will play for U.S cause i knew he was the only one that can be SUPERMAN in any stage in the world simply cause he has the complete game(hope he will not be in Turkey 2010..). No coincidence that all crusial plays went through him in the end: WHEN THINGS GET UGLY (in the NBA,in Eurolegue, wherever…)YOU GO TO THE GUY THAT COMBINES GREAT FLOUR GAME WITH GREAT SHOOTING TOUCH. Thats the truth, always was, always will be. That kind of player were M.J , Bird and Magic before him, Manu and Dirk around the globe now. Unfortunatelly Lebron CANNOT shoot (i will write this again around 10000 times here….). I hate Kobe for his attitude but unfortunatelly there is nobody at his level now….The confusion seems to come from the fact that Lebron is a more valuable “NBA regular season” player than what Kobe is now(basically cause he is leading the “Flo-Jo” club that i explain at the Lebron comments).

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “My belt holds up my pants, but my pants have belt loops that hold up my belt. What the f*ck’s really going on down there?”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:Last year,Kobe lead his team to the Finals and got closer than LeBron did when he tried it on his own,he was also the MVP.Surely that’s enough to be number 1?

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    @jukai, did oyu mean kobe didn’t have a inside game and Blah bla….

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    BETCATS: Actually I was hoping I could say “FIRST” on the Kobe article, but I was under the assumption it was going to be posted tomorrow, so, you know, I was a little peeved I missed that chance.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’m really not flip-flopping, Jukai, I get the end result Ryan was going for…..I just think it did the whole of the list (the good parts and the bad)a diservice is all.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I like it when they say shampoo is volumizing. Because man, my hair is f*cking quiet. I want to hear what it has to say.”

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Izzo: it may very well be! You just made an argument for why Kobe was better than Lebron using logic and coherency!!! Wow, it was that ease!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    @Jukai … did we agree on something?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    James: no

  • Maria Callas

    @BETCATS….:please do me a favor and leave Jukai do his thing…(i love you Jukai!!!!you and Hursty,EC, TADOne, Teddy, and the kids in general..!!)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:Are we both right,in that case?If so:High five!!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    ” NASA investigates outerspace, who will investigate my innerspace?”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “Does anybody watch ESPN Classic? I do. I saw a baseball game on there. The guy hit a foul ball. F*ckin’ classic, man.”

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Maria, fu(k you, it is my job and civic duty to infringe on your eSpace.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Izzo: So your point was, because it was an opinion question, there is no point in arguing it. In which case, why the hell was the SLAM Top 50 even written in the first place? Shouldn’t you be yapping away at that?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I wanna have a show called ‘Where Are They Now,’ but it’s about people who are really easy to find.”

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Not hardly a kid Nikos, but please continue to speculate.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Maria is my girl. I’m taking her out for a fineeeeee lobster dinner later.

  • Bruno

    i’ve just realized something really important!
    we disagreed through the ENTIRE list and this is even expected cause each one of us takes some part of the game more important the another and we like a player more than another for some subjective reason, but there’s one thing we all agree… we all BUT “ball licker” TADOne…
    THIS ARTICLE SUCKS BIG TIME! probably the worst ever!
    so Ryan is really a genius… he showed we are different but we are all one in the end!
    hauhahauhauhua
    RYAN JONES gets paid to write something like this. USA is really a land of dreams!
    hahahahaahah

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Jukai, if you dont like it go away. This is for people that do like it or have a real reason not too. All the haters are on ESPN.com anyway (read any of Scoop’s articles, 95% of comments are negative)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I told the crowd last night to f*ck off, but then I felt bad, so I said, ‘Alright, f*ck back on.’ I re-invited ‘em.”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’m glad I didn’t make that list.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I collect stamps. The easiest way to collect stamps, is to not mail sh*t.”

  • matt the jazz fan

    a bit of a disappointing article. and your logic isn’t sound. if there isn’t anyone that’s clearly better than kobe, but also noone clearly better than lebron, then it’s a tie – yet still fulfils your premise.
    no, the reason kobe’s better (in my opinion, for what it’s worth) is (a) he’s a better defender and (b) proven by his output in money time in the gold medal game. but then that’s just me.

  • Maria Callas

    at around 4:00 pm you will get the list with the top-30 players in the WORLD in the moment along with top-5 commentors through this whole “top-50 list” thing…

  • drxslam

    When I first finished reading this article, I thought it was garbage. Then, I figured that maybe this article was the best way to reflect the discussion of who the best basketball player is today. It’s only a matter of opinion, and arguments can be made for either. After reading the article again, I’ll go back to thinking it’s garbage.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:I’ve been saying for a while that I never really see the point in rankings at all.Like placing someone 37th on a list seems so arbitrary to me.How the f*ck can you prove that something is the 37th best at anything?Also,there is no point in arguing something unless both sides are open to the fact that they may be wrong and open to learning something new.Basic debating..something I haven’t seen on here at all.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    BETCATS: So I’m an ESPN.com guy because I like articles to actually be well written and a good closing point if it’s the end of a giant list?
    Well god damn, I am an ESPN.com reader!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I never had a piggy bank, but one time I had some bacon that tasted an awful lot like change.”

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Izzo: the SLAM writers are of equal blame for that.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:In that case,stay away from Jamele Hill.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “C’mon, f*ckers, I want to walk off this stage feeling PRIDE.”

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    lets make Jukai’s list. Since he is too stupid to do it, i will do it for him. BETCATS presents Jukai’s top 50

    1. Pen!s enchancement pills (he needs them)
    2. Pen!s graspers (he needs to be able to grab them after his hands were cut off)
    3. Pen!s flavored mints (he needs the taste in his mouth 24/7)
    4. ESPN.com
    5. Ryan Jones
    6. Hot Sauce (to put in his belly button to make him scream)
    7. SLAMS top 50 list (for him to poop on!)
    8. people to read his comments
    9. The Humpty Dumpty dance
    10. Fake Nikes

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I’m selling t-shirts after the show. They don’t have my name on ‘em. They’re just Hanes 3-packs.”

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    What the hell is my list? Also, the Humpty dance should be number one, I don’t even care what the hell the list is about.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I was at a restaurant, and I saw a guy wearing a leather jacket at the same time he was eatin’ a hamburger and drinking a glass of milk. I said, Dude, you are a cow.’”

  • Maria Callas

    @Jukai…..:Antonis, Nikos, Theo, and Kostas send me here especially for you darling!!! Now you can do something with your right hand and ease your pain and the pain of those reading in the process!!!(cause everybody knows you cannot be lefthanded….)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “Don’t fall asleep, I will tip you over.”

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    11. Fake Bapes
    12. Fake Jukai’s
    13. White Hot Eboy’s road kill dinner
    14. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed
    15. Cross dressing hot mofos (thats what he calls them)
    16. Prostate cancer (so his pen!s can be active)
    17. John McCain
    18. Golden Coral
    19. The white cream in twinkies
    20. frog legs

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Man this article is sad!! I love lamp!!

  • WhaHuh

    I agree with the majority here. Bad article. This list is meaningless but SLAM has hyped it up so much new interviews (Arenas), controversy (Pierce) and odd technique (T-Mac)
    To end it this way has been a waste. If this is what it means to be the best basketballer in the NBA (slams choice)- contempt and apathy, why would anyone want to be no 1. Kobe has had one of his most successful seasons EVER, and SLAM acts like it would be better if he had played that little bit worse moving him to 2. I hope LeBron enjoys being no 1 for the forseeable future and enjoys such apathy just as Kobe does

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “Alright, thanks a lot. Have a good time, alright?”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “Thank you.”

  • Ice

    Lebron has no post game doesnt take advantage of his size and no killer instinct it will come with time. Prime example of all the great players on the olympic team who at the end when it all mattered had the ball in his hands making plays and scoring Buckets. The best player on the planet. KOBE

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    We have come to the end of the CD.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Ryan, wouldn’t the article be a lot better if you simply wrote, “SLAM… TELL ME HOW MY ASS TASTES!”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:I disagree.It was their job to try and make an argument for that player,no matter what they actually felt about the ranking.But really all this list was a platform for discussion during the summer.What happened was:”This list is stupid”,”What a dissapointment” and generally insulting the work of the writers,which by and large was actually very good.There was very little actual discussion about players,just complaining about the rankngs of the players.There was a lot of great discussion to be had,but too many people focused too much on where the player was ranked.

  • LISTEN LISTEN

    YES!!!!!!!! KOBE IS GOAT!!!!!!

  • Maria Callas

    @BETCATS….:if you became the reason for Jukai leaving the show again I PROMISE TO FIND YOU and make listen me singing opera till Lebron gets a jumper…

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    I made an arguement for Kobe last week its only a good arguement if you agree which you people never do, so what’s the point?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    26-50 comming soon!!!!!!!

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Izzo: You clearly never read anything posted here. I’m not just talking about the rank of the players: during the whole Iverson/Arenas debacle, no one mentioned ANY REASON why the rankings were as such. Not one. Yet, what they DID do was look down and insult people who disagreed, even after giving thousands of reasons why the rankings should be reversed. It was ugly and an insult to the reader.
    but what do i know amiright?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    This is funny to me because thruout the list people complained more about where exactly someone was placed instead of actually enjoying the particular write-up on the subject. It turned into a vicious, almost daily cycle. Then we get a piece basically pointing this out and people now have something different to argue about. Anyway, for the dense of mind, I never said I liked the article or that is was a good piece. However, I did like the premise. Was he supposed to regurtitate the million and one things that have been written about Kobe or KB vs. Bron?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    What do you mean by “you people” Shia?

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    ”Is Kobe Bryant the best basketball player in the NBA today? Yes. If you think so.” That’s the conclusion on the definitive ranking of the best players in the NBA today?
    You know, I don’t get a kick of criticizing articles just because I can type whatever I want to (I see you, Maria/Nikos). HOWEVER, that article was terribly disappointing. SLAM bailed out on its own list. I’m actually surprised that Jones wrote this as I consider him to be quite ballsy. Don’t even get me started on the lack of content about why is Kob’ the best in the L…
    Glad the list is over, this has not been fun at all.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Maria, if i am, i will find you and scream at you until you are capible of making a good joke.

  • Maria Callas

    and by the way….:

  • Maria Callas

    @betcats….:and you will rightfully do so…

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    You’re right TADOne. it’s all the readers fault. Because we focused on what you (and clearly every other SLAM writer) felt is wrong, this is our punishment. Let’s take away the fact that Lang and Khalid both questioned certain placements publically, in no different way than several other members did, but this is all the readers fault.
    Fannnnnnnnntastic.
    Well, another good day of getting horse crap shoved in our mouths. I remember why I decided to stop on this list in the first place. I love SLAM, but this whole fiasco certainly lowered my opinion of it.
    Great write up though. The whole pissing on everyone, loved it.
    Lunch time. G’day folks.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    i’ll look up to 1000 comment … it’s never happens here…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:Since you had a problem with the list from day 1,why did you keep reading?Surely if you thought the list and the publication sucked so consistently,you’d just get your fix somewhere else?I’m not saying you should,but it doesn’t make sense that you are still here.Unless you just really like to complain.And I stick by what I said.There was NO discussion,there was complaint and subsequent reaction.Horrible to read in parts.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    And you did exactly what to change that, Izzo?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    COSIGN Z 100 percent!!! RYAN JONES … do another article and put some time into. Dont let Jukai ghostwrite for you!!

  • http://si damascus

    this article was bad…who ever wrote this didnt mean this.. he didnt even get into details..i dont even think he appreaciated kobe being num 1..thats sad man..kobe always gets hate…..kobe is literally the greatest player in the world, and has been for a long as time..if u think otherwise…dont come into this article than..bad article once again..its like they just through the words on the paper without thinking..they was like ”i dont like kobe, so im just going to scribble, scrable on this one”…lol..no respect whoever wrote this… and the real talk

  • Maria Callas

    A BIG THANKS TO SLAM FOR DOING THIS AND GIVING ME THE JOY TO READ SO MANY FUNNY-INTERESTING-WHATEVER THINGS AND ALSO TO EXPRESS MY OWN(USUALLY EXAGERATED-STUPID) IDEAS.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    CO SIGN DAMASCUS

  • Maria Callas

    again..:THANKS SLAM!!!!

  • Maria Callas

    THANKS,THANKS,THANKS.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    @ MAria, its ok to disagree, they like it!!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Wow, I said THAT? I clearly need to learn how to read between the lines. It is a freaking list! Opinion, pure and simple. Debate is one thing, but when sh*t turns into name-calling and such, that is totally different.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Jukai, you eat food, not babies and puppies?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    damn, i was hoping everyone would leave the comments blank on purpose for this one. This was probably the only 2 spots we could have preditced.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    Maria is putting oil on the fire…

  • WhaHuh

    I just read an article praising LeBron and it (rightfully) compared him to Jordan, Karl Malone and the great Oscar Robertson. Then I read this- an article praising Kobe by saying he is not LeBron????

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    pour, not putting…

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    la gente siempre hace error…

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    CO SIGN WHAHUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Maria Callas

    @Simone….:wait for my “top-30 WORLD LIST” to (maybe) do this at around 4:00 pm..

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    the ball hog r@pist gets the #1 spot while the arrogant capitalist ges #2. God Bless America!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Kobe Bryant is very good at basketball.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    @BET, you dont like Kobe and Lebron, or do you just love America?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    both

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    spainish time

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    peace, jukai you can come back now

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    @B.Long, yes we know…

  • http://cubshotmail.com boobs

    still dont know why d wades #8, hes right there besides kobe and lbj

  • Bruno

    used to love Slam, but RYAN made me feel good about cancelling my subscription some months ago.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Ryan Jones,you are a simp.Please never offer your free opinion on the INTERNET again as you have personally offended me.I will,however,be back tommorrow to read and chastise you further as you deserve everything you get.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    I just get ignored everyday E.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy
  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    maybe Ryan is crying somewhere…

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I kinda wish that Slam had given the #1 spot to LeBron just to piss Kobe off and make him go for 50 on opening night since he’s on my fantasy team and what not.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    i wonder what if Holly read this??? guys…

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Man everytime i read this article it pains me more and more. WHY DO IT SO SH!TTY. I mean, a 6 year old kid, who knew nothing about basketball other than watching sports center coulr write this article. The hate in this article in UNREAL. LET HOLLY OR LANG or someone with talent enough to write about Kobe do another article. Ryan has great work but this brings him down alot of notches!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I see you, Shia, I’m trying to look through the murky sh*t clouding my monitor.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Holly will say she liked it because she is nice (and a woman). But deep down she will hate it.

  • Black Mamba

    Thank You, Bruno, thats how I feel about this article, yes I am a Kobe fan, but he said nothing good about Kobe, as being number one for this ranking, I feel he bailed out and I too, will go back to ESPN reading Truehoop and other articles, because I can’t believe his boss, let him put out this mess. So I too will think about subscribing too a place, where they make a list then rip the person they put one and then have russ write an article where Lebron has the better article at two and is being compared to everyone and said he will be the greatest. RYAN I agree to H to the Izzo, when he says that you deserve this hate and you should be put on probation for mess like this. Slam you just lost readers, not because they are KOBE FANS, but we wanted an article at least talking about why he was number one, SLam if you wanted to put him 2, then have some balls to do it.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @James the ballicker: Please never comment on the thought process of anyone else ever again. You obviously have a hard enough time thinking for yourself. Thanks.

  • Froggiestyle

    “He is tall. He runs fast, and he jumps high.” Let the haters hate – that’s they job afterall. . .

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    WOW, Black Mamba. Nice para!!!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    What are the odds Black Mamba buys the new Kobe cover and rubs one off to it anyways?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Thanks B. Long!!

  • Black Mamba

    B.Long you have to say this article sucks, be honest I could write a better article than this and not make Kobe seem like the greatest player of all time. JUST WRITE ABOUT HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!

  • Froggiestyle

    … wow even KB fans are haters – go on do yo job and HATE !@)#!@##!@$

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    B Long wont agree lol … not when im here!

  • gdchild

    Kobe as #1 for sure.

  • riggs

    I Have a question for farmer jones….”Now is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus or a really cool opotamus?”

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Mamba: We put Mamba no. 1, there was no debate about it. If you want to read regurgitated words about how great your guy is, by all means, check your standard NBA site/blog/publication.

  • kev

    hahahahaha

  • Bruno

    they think its funny and its a compliment when they are hated by an article they write.
    guess what?
    when its because of an opinion on a player, FINE. its too subjective and each one consider it different but today its cause its RIDICULOUS. Worst article ever and exacly on the #1. congratulations.
    you’ve s(rewed more than i thought it could.

  • bballer

    Russ should have written this article ’cause this one was poorly done. Ryan wrote this article as if he didn’t even believe that Kobe was #1. Ryan should have put in a little more time and effort into this article better yet, Russ should have written it!

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    i’m a die hard KB’s fan, i hate this article…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Most people would stop reading the article if they hated it…..James the balla is not most people…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Great question, riggs. I fear we’ll never know.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    Holly should be the one who write this…

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    @RV, never read never know what’s inside…

  • Froggiestyle

    Go ‘head Ryan, you can do it – break the 1000 mark on haters – if we believe it can happen. What, no one else saw that Kat Williams bit? Where all the REAL HATERS at?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    i think the list has shown the past has been taken into consideration, that being said, Kobe’s rings put him over the top, period. There’s no point in implying LEbron is better now because we finally have somewhat of a idea of the criteria that was used, and it wasn’t just pure talent at this very moment.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Holly’s reserving her words for his magnum opus. :-)

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    @RV: That’s a little bit a stretch. You see the rankings. There’s nothing subliminal here.

  • Bruno

    just as an end cause i’m going out to play my ball…
    that discussion about why would you rank Kobe or Lebron #1.
    What would make Lebron better than Kobe if he was really #2:
    * learn how to shoot.
    * defense (not talking about highlight blocks just cause you jump high)
    * guts to shoot game-winners
    * FT
    * post-moves

    i had more, but i’ll stop here.
    what Kobe would need to be better if he was #2:
    * same “juice” Bron’s had;
    * trust his teammates (i think he did this well in the olympics, just taking over when the KIDS needed (see Gold Medal Game last 5min))
    .
    well, i guess, for me, its pretty obvious why Kobe is #1… whts now really that obvious is that Lebron #2, but we will have the whole season to talk about and praise DWade and Chris Paul.

  • http://si damascus

    kobe really deserve it…he accompplish alot in the 2007-08 season here the list

    mvp
    all-defensive first team
    all-nba first team
    player of the month 2 times
    player of the week 4 times
    num 1 seed in the west 57-25
    average 32ppg..6assits…6rebs.51%..in first three rounds
    first player ever to score 5straight 30pts gms with atleast 6rebs..6 assits in playoffs history(did that against nuggs,and jazz)
    and got to the nba finals

    well deserve kobe..num 1 once again..kobe was born to be num 1.. i cant picture kobe being 2nd to someone.. it will be wierd,kobe will always be num 1.. by time lebron trys to be num 1..kobe will be winnging rings to stay on top of everybody list

  • Froggiestyle

    Ok, all jokes aside. I’d like to take this opportunity for THANKING everyone at Slam for helping us ALL get over our BBall jonzing session. After the finals and the gold we’ve been waiting for the reg season to start and slam has been gracious enough to help us all make the time fly by. Real games start up soon and erryone here could take a sec and show some appreciation for a change – I hope. Change & Hope …

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    what i dont like about this post is SLAM seems to cover their ass by trying to say this list was so screwed up because they argue over the spots for different reaqson just like us commenters do, which is how everyone is and let’s all agree to disagree and leave it there. I agree with THAT, but its a cop out to a mistake that was comitted from the very begining.

  • Froggiestyle

    PS. If even one person here who takes the time to whine about the site does not go out and vote this year y’all aint got NUTTIN to say ANYWHERE. Put your money where your fingers are and vote in the general…. No bs kids :)

  • Bruno

    *not that obvious is that Lebron is #2

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    co-sign to damascus…you’re the man…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Froggiestyle with the comment of the day.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Ryne, the rankings were, but there were no explanations, at least not consistent ones.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Some of the write ups were actually great for those who took the time to read before their daily complaint.Myles’s Carter piece springs to mind.

  • logan

    so are they going to say anything about the King? I mean shouldn’t the so called #2 basketball player get some love? lol although i do disagree.. stats say Lebron is to me.. but both are amazing

  • Justin

    The list is now complete and the right player is at the top. LeBron proved he was number #2 during the ’08 playoffs. He’s not quite there yet for some obvious reasons. He will be eventually. For right now, Kobe is the all-around best player on the planet right now and most players who’ve played against him would agree.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Alot of the articles were good but i look at Dirks article, and Al’s article, and Davis’ article. And there is … heart put into the article. This is … i would rather see Kobe 5 or 6 or even further and just have a crazy article explaining why and what he has done. And go SLAM crazy with it and show us stuff none of us thought about. But … we get “yes, if you think so”. WORST LIST EVER!!! Articles for the most part were good though.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    peace is likely impossible…

  • http://nba.com/celtics/ Moose

    OK, everyone, read the new previews on Hibachi 2.0! There are a lot of em, so start educatin’! Gotta go to class, be back later at like 6, i don’t know. Somebody be on then so we can have some nice talks, haha. Read the previews!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Moose im a be at work … holla at a brother at 6!!!

  • Chris

    Kobe absolutely has the best skill set in the league. Without a question. He has a better shot, better handle, better touch around the basket, better off-hand, better understanding of the game than LeBron. But is that what this list is about? Skill set?! I thought this list was about who is the best baller and skill set only takes you so far. Some of us older guys may from time to time find ourselves on a court with young’uns. And they may have more skill, but they may also be too small, too skinny, and so you’re able to have your way with them, despite what may be a comparative lack of skill. And that’s how it is with LeBron, he is a man among boys even in the NBA. He’s the best due to his freakish athletic abilities. Kobe deserves credit for maxing out on his potential, whereas LeBron is barely scratching the surface. Just compare their performances against the Celtics in the playoffs, LeBron’s size and strenth allowed him to go whereever he wanted on the court, he’s unguardable. Kobe, despite his skill, could be bodied and pushed around and forced to settle. If you want a player who has mastery of every facet of the game, you’d pick Kobe, if you wanted one player to give you the best shot at winning a 7 game series, it would be LeBron, and isn’t that what it’s all about.

    If you could put Kobe’s skill in LeBron’s bodes, you’d have the best player of all time. NO QUESTION.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    The Cats Meow>Hibiachi. J/k its all love. I am in and out! peace

  • Sparker

    sincere thanks to the slam staff. thoroughly enjoyed the list, and thought the choices were reasonable to inspired all the way through. and russ, although i realize it pains you, hoping/knowing you would not be able to resist entering the fray made reading the comments a mandatory exercise every day

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    “People think I’m into sports because I’m a man. But I’m not into sports. I like Gatorade, but that’s about as far as it goes. By the way, you don’t have to be sweaty and play basketball to enjoy Gatorade. You can just be a thirsty dude. Gatorade forgets about this demographic! “

  • luvshaq

    heh, Kobe gets #1 and his fans are still complaining…

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    @chris, i’ll choose kobe on the game 7…, LEBOOM doesn’t seems to have BALLS to take the shot.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Will we hit 1000 comments? Not if everyone stops commenting!!

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Just to comment, I’d like to thank Lang, Ryne, and Khalid for being ballsy enough for actually have a conversation about basketball throughout all fo this. Oh, and Myles, good Gilbert Arenas write up!

  • Maria Callas

    at least i started all the (well deserved) “THANK YOU SLAM” thing…..

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    James, this never had a chance of even hitting 700, not when everything that could be said has been said over a couple of weeks..i think regardless of what side you’re on, you’re tired of this and want it to end.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Thanks SLAM. Thanks LANG. THANKS jukai :S. Thanks EVERYONE. And THANKS to RYAN JONES for hating Kobe and making him the player he is today. Myself and Kobe appreciate it.

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    I may have missed the response to this but I thought Jukai wasn’t going to comment on the remainder of the top 50?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    jukai, when did Lang post?

  • Froggiestyle

    1000 is possible if you only believe. à demain – SLAM the VOTE peeps ;)

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    lol you didnt keith. He wasnt suppose too but he did. And everyone was happy he was back … wait a second, no they weren’t.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    froggie, whats with you an voting? Is your name John Mccain?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Keith: Well I was always planning on posting on the no. 1 spot. I was originally planning on waiting for it to go up and say “FIRST” but I didn’t expect SLAM to throw out Lebron and Kobe in the same day. Still, it was so insulting, I figured I had to.
    RV: Lang debated a lot in the beginning, and sort of shyed away, notably when a couple of people were getting violent… but also notably when Ryan and Russ were making it look like if you hated the SLAM top 50, you also hated SLAM and you shouldn’t give dissenting opinions.

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    Well, it’s good to have you back Juks.

  • Maria Callas

    KOBE: THE WORLD’S GREATEST.
    (nothing more,nothing less.)

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    No wait, it’s not.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    OHHHHH snap

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    Jukai: I think the problem people had with some of the comments flying around was that the Top 50 was being taken so literally. People actually seemed to be thinking that what SLAM put out there at number 33 was actually the 33rd best player in the NBA. People didn’t seem to realise that what the writers on this site do for a living is write and writing is about creating debates and making you think. So yeah, I can see why there was some negativity flying the way of some of the commentors. Especially when the comments from us were repeating the same stuff over and over “I can’t believe this guy is higher than Iverson – this list is cr*p” “How can Iverson be below player x?! SLAMs top 50 is terrible”. Yeah, it’s all opinion but we don’t have to hear the same opinion repeated 89 times in one posting section.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    lol nicely done Keith. Hey Jukai im interested in hearing your … no nevrmind.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Isn’t it amazing that the ‘terrible’ piece has garnered much more interest than Russ’ great LeBron argument.If people were so interested in quality,than maybe they should,you know,go where the quality is.The ironing is delicious.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I like Keith.

  • Jeter

    That Kobe Bryant is number 1 is a fact and it is undisputed.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    And we odnt need peoples opinion even once sometimes … i.e. Jukai or Teddy Bear Picnic!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Where is TEddy anyways … im missing his anger oriented comments!!

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Keith: actually I think the problem with the top 50 list was that there was no criteria for selecting anything which made a buncha writers make opinionated lists than average them together making a list that mirrored absolutely no one’s opinion, which made the writers really not able to justify players correctly at certain spots because they didn’t agree with them, making commentators demand to know why players were put in certain spots, which was met with absolute silence because the writers couldn’t defend spots they didn’t agree with.
    Sure, there’s negativity. There is negativity no matter who the writer for what. But somewhere along the line, people like myself and Allenp, who came here to debate, got grouped in with people like Bruno, who don’t give reasons but just give blind opinions. I hated the way Myles, Russ and Ryan handled the negativity. It was awful, condescending, mindless guilt attacks. And when Russ DID debate about Steve Nash, did he concede anything, did he act any different from any of the other posters? No. He was right, there were wrong. He followed everything up “oh WHAT DO I KNOW THOUGH” or “OH but you’re clearly right and I know nothing!”
    Just bad form all around.
    Also, the list is called “definitive.” Not “opinionated.”

  • doyouwantmore

    It’s not how you play the game, it’s whether you can win by giving your opponent a bleeding nose with an elbow shiver without foul calls from onlooking referees while the NBA in hard times needs big-market winners and arranges for big-market wins against small-market teams in Western Conference finals.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    YES Izzo, writing total sh$t does garner more responses by people who expect the writers to actually try. If that’s the case, Ryan exceded all possible expectations by writing the worst article he possibly could and crapping in all the mouths of the readers who keep coming back.
    Congrats Ryan! And I hope you’re happy with the product, Izzo!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Co-sign Jukai … nice para!! Hmmm, never thought i would say that!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    @doyouwantmore … we dont want more. Thanks.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    JESUS James, I’ve never met a person with a single digit count of brain cells. Did you get hit by a truck? Did your father beat them all out of you when you were a kid? Are you actually French and everything you’re typing here goes through google translator? You give your awful opinion more than anyone else in this board, and it’s always terrifyingly eye bleedingly stupid.
    But you’re against others giving their opinions. On the same article which you gave yours.
    Have we perfected brain transplants? Because James needs one, its an emergency.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Thanks for the co-sign BTW!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Now that was funny.

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    Why did people get so bothered about Russ, Ryan, et al not answering reasons for certain positions or criteria? Does it really influence people’s opinions that much? Maybe they should take it as a compliment that so many people got angry about the silence that came after the abuse they were handed. At least it showed people cared.

    This list was nothing but an entertaining lead up to the season. If anybody took it anyway, I pity them.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Why the hell do I read this website, Keith? You read to PICK UP information! Good christ, before I talked with Ryan, I loved the NCAA. Now, after listening to his arguments, I actually see how awful the organization is and how much change is needed. I DO want my opinions to be influenced. And, maybe, just maybe, had they put any effort in it, maybe I could have seen why Kobe was better than Lebron. Or why Gilbert was better than Iverson.
    Nope, no effort what-so-ever. Yet, everyone who disagrees is a bad commentator. Ryne is probably getting more “ban Jukai!” emails as we speak.

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    *If anybody took it any other way, I pity them.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “Maybe they should take it as a compliment that so many people got angry about the silence that came after the abuse they were handed.”

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Izzo, Tad. Can you honestly say that the article was good? That’s all I’m asking.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Yeah, my posts are definitely chock full of secret compliments Ryan.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    They get paid to say yes!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Izzo, that may be because Kobe’s piece is very visible on ther homepage, while Lebron’s isn’t, i actually didn’t think there was a #2 spot until i read a comment mentioning it.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Ryan took a shot, and missed. It happens. Still a great writer.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    He is a great writer … i ust have my hopes for like, a remix article. Like its a joke and we will get the real article tomorrow on game day!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Where does this wild misconception that Izzo and TAD work for SLAM come from……I wish they did so our blog could get some good writing put up on it.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Z, this is what I wrote at 11:27 am:
    This is funny to me because thruout the list people complained more about where exactly someone was placed instead of actually enjoying the particular write-up on the subject. It turned into a vicious, almost daily cycle. Then we get a piece basically pointing this out and people now have something different to argue about. Anyway, for the dense of mind, I never said I liked the article or that is was a good piece. However, I did like the premise. Was he supposed to regurtitate the million and one things that have been written about Kobe or KB vs. Bron?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Eboy: the joke is they’re getting paid to say that everything SLAM does is good and we just don’t see it. Don’t worry about it.

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    That’s a terrible generalisation there Jukai. I don’t think it’s a case of everyone who ‘disagrees is a bad commentator’. I think it’s a case of everyone who repeatedly states their opinino throughout every post section and then goes on to say that the list is ridiculous and follows that up by being slightly petty:

    “Anyway, back to “running away” or “doing work” or whatever you call it nowadays. ”

    “The summarization of Ryan Jones dumbass post!”

    “Point a: This list sucks. It had no criteria. It was meant to drive conversation.”

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    By commission, actually. I think izzo gets paid in beer.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Jukai, you’re good, my bro.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Haha. Just as you’d expect, a Kobe post inspires 350 comments and it’s not even lunchtime. Face it, if Kobe was ranked 2nd the holy war being fought here would be just as rabid.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh….’cause I was about to put in for a reimbursement check from those two for services rendered.

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    Well said TADOne.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    So I shouldn’t send that email Ryne?

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Wow.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Thanks Keith.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Odd, that a tiny porion of the comments revolve around the ranking…..probably because those of us that don’t slob on a purple and yellow lollipop know it’s not truly accurate…..ergo….it doesn’t really matter.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Keith: I’m not BETCATS, I don’t have severe ADD so that when someone leaves to do real work, they’re suddenly running away.
    And I think it is a perfect generalization. Suddenly those who recited why Allen Iverson should be better, even while saying “I know it’s just an opinion but I think this…” were treated the same way as “HEY YOU SUCK AND THIS LIST SUCKS!”
    And if, honest to god, if it was just meant to be a conversation starter, why the hell are the writers up in arms about the conversations that have spawned from it? They made their beds, sleep in it. If you don’t like what people are saying from YOUR article that you purposefully made to get people to start talking, stop pissing them off every more. There were so many things wrong with how SLAM went about this, and it’s mind boggling for them to think that even though 75% of people didn’t like it, they should change NOTHING because they are in the right and everyone is just a dumb ESPN fan and wrong!

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Double wow.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Hey, it’s Myles!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    E veryone
    S hould
    P lay
    N ice

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Jukai, im actually agreeing with you, holy sh1t. Well except for the BET hate but … good shoveling Jukai. CO SIGNNNNNN

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    K-Beezy!! I can’t be mad at slam for this. I think this will be the last time he’s ranked in this spot, but hopefully as he starts to change his game a bit, he’ll be able to remain a top 3 talent until he hangs em up. Then he can go to Europe and run for a few years. Or do the Nique and ball out in Greece for a minute.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Keith, i agree with most of what Jukai is saying, but to add to what he and you said, yes the point is to get feedback and responses from the readers, but all SLAM did was put numbers next to players, how can we be expected to respond to anything else besides THAT? Of course we’re going to think that #33 is literally #33, because that’s all there was. No “we think he should be here compared to other guys because…”, that left readers to basically fight against each other over the rankings, which was so pointless because one reader would argue based on the criteria he though was used and others used other criteria they though was used, so of course no one will ever agree like that, yet they kept arguing……..had SLam said, “here’s how we picked them, the reasons why, now use that to agree or disagree”, then that would have been a lot easier to follow and would have enabled us to make better arguments resulting in better discussion……

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Joel, this is an exception, since by the end of the day most of these comments won’t even mention Kobe..

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    RV: Enough of that ESPN sh&t!!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Hi Myles.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Was he supposed to regurtitate the million and one things that have been written about Kobe or KB vs. Bron? Are you saying that it’s impossible to come up with an original angle on Kob or KB vs Bron? Not to sound condescending but isn’t that what SLAM writers do (and do well) on a daily basis?
    The comments have nothing to do with Kobe Bryant. You know why? Because even the ones who prefer Bron Bron (like myself) can hear an argument about Kobe being the best player on the planet. No beef. Sh–, I just expected the final article to be the best.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    yeah, it’s all about jukai…

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Very true very true. If we were bulding a house, we would have no foundation. We would have to call Holmes on Homes!

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    75% didn’t like it? And yet 100% of people kept on coming back? Brilliant. SLAM have got to be happy with that.

    Again, it’s not really the fact that their articles were inflammatory, more the nature of the responses. I’m pretty sure that none of the writers expected the amount of abuse they got. And I’m pretty sure that none of the writers would consider changing their article based on the seething anger it seemed to cause in a few.

    If you’re angry that you got lumped in with the rest of the people who post “IVERSON IS GREAT – SLAM SUCKS” I would suggest you’re wrong. One post stating something so very basic, isn’t going to cause any emotion other than laughter. But comments that, and I hate to keep saying this but I guess it’s apt as this is what some people were doing, continually abused or berated the article and did nothing but recite the same thing were the ones to get peoples backs up. Saying something once is never a problem, drilling your point over and over and over again, shows stupidity. And as I have had to write variations on this point in a couple of posts today,y uo can lump me in with the idiots.

  • tealish

    This ranking is about right. Aside from a couple blunders which need not be specified, the list as a whole was nice to follow. Thanks, writers.
    Now, how about we take a look-see at your individual lists? Wouldn’t that be fun?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    and once again i’d like to point out that I and other pointed out (way back at #49 or so)these comments would become repetitive like hell since the rankings were put out one at a time, which is why i dont understand why some at SLAM would complain about it way later. Like Jukai said, they made their beds, now sleep in it. All we wanted was some freakin’ criteria. All we got was “well i saw it this way, not sure how the others saw it”.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    time for my class, i’m out…peace

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Okay, I’m done. I’ve stated my opinion and the list is over anyway. I’m still a fan and I’ll still come back to this site almost daily.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones
  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Keith, what does ALLOWING “stupid” people to drill their points over and over show?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Z: Nope, not saying that at all. He actually DID come at it from a different angle. Like I said, I liked the premise. Of course Ryan could have wrote 1,000 words on Kobe and saying how great a player he is and whatnot. In fact, he has. Did this piece give me some sort of historical perspective? No. Did it remind of any of his past great write-ups? Of course not. It did, however, paint a picture into how people see Kobe and LeBron. Even if he wrote a great article, the ranking itself would have been picked apart and surly words would have been hurled in his direction. As Keith noted, it got people talking, which was the point.

  • tealish

    Jukai: By the way, you have to let the “definitive” thing go. First time I read it and everytime after that, I took it to be a joking reference to the fact that these lists are anything but definitive.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    feel free to subsitute “allowing” with, “making it easier for”, or “inviting”

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Keith: Well, if I’m counting correctly, they had two lost subscriptions and numerous amounts of people who didn’t comment on many days (myself). A lot of the traffic was people just, as you said, posting the same thing over and over again. So, really, saying 100% is a little off.
    Still, you can’t say “it was a success because so many people read it and they did exactly what SLAM wanted them to do!” while at the same time say “of course SLAM didn’t want what happened, who would want to be abused like that?”
    However, the point that myself and RV have both made is that a lot of that abuse could have been minimized had ANYONE tried to make a coherent argument about where a certain person was placed. Man, just look at the Kevin Martin and Marcus Camby and Josh Smith arguments… they were FAR more intelligent. I honestly believe this was because the articles actually talked about their skillsets, and arguably their cons, and discussed why they were ranked for what reasons. Why was Gilbert’s selection met with such hate? Because there was no reason for it. He was there, and there was an interesting interview that could have been placed anywhere on the website.
    I hate being told to go to ESPN if I want to read that crap, too. This list eventually seemed like just some excuse to write something funny on all these players… and when the commentators didn’t like what the writers were doing, the writers took offense and just finished it up with as little effort as possible.
    And Iverson is better than Gilbert Arenas.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Tealish: I agree. The list itself is ajoke.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    RV: True, that. He was the catalyst, though… behind this burgeoning conflagration. 1000 comments by the day’s end won’t be much of a stretch haha.

  • tealish

    Or maybe, Ryan knew 90% of the readers won’t bother reading a long-ass article and skip right to the bickering? Which is understandable, but so is his let’s-not-bother approach.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    You know what would be bloody awesome and would just end the Kobe/Bron debate once and for all? Them meeting in Finals next June. More than another Lakers-Celtics series, I think many people would kill to see these guys go head to head for seven games.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Tealish: well if 90% of the readers don’t like something, mayyyyyyyybe it’s time to look at what you’re writing. Yet, I would be ANYTHING that a) if Ryan didn’t write this and b) if someone else wrote a 1000 page article on why Kobe was better than Lebron, we’d get some haters. But not like this. This was a slap in the face to a lot of people. It just shows not caring about what you’re writing. And if you don’t care about what you write, why write it?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    You know what would be even better than that…..both of them in a enclosed steel cage, fighting to the death. I bet the chances at a new #1 would be more in the good guys favor.

  • tealish

    I didn’t say the list is a joke… it’s made mistakes, but overall a fun read each day, no? Or at least an interesting stop on the web? When I said the list is anything but definitive, I meant it’s really not possible to have a definitive list of this nature. It’s a top50. It HAS to be based on opinion — hence its indefinitiveness.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Did you guys see that new Wassup video? It’s pretty inspiring. Check it out if you haven’t already.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    I honestly believe things would just have been better if Ryan wrote, “HEY KOBE, TELL ME HOW MY ASS TASTES!”
    Cause at least I would have found it funny while simultaneously finding it pathetic.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Ryan: Link?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Keith, showing the wisdom…and idiocy?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    That reminds me, I still haven’t seen that movie.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    If anyone asks, i’m voting for Satan.

  • tealish

    Joel O: I’m no Kobe guy, but I can see him just murdering Bron in a 7 game series. I would even say it’ll mentally set the young King back in his career.

  • jaywhy

    i thot Toine was gonna get it… =(

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    That couldn’t have been serious.

  • ber

    the new wassup video is awseome

  • tealish

    But of course, head-to-head’s don’t settle everything. Eg. Deron v Paul.

  • Boing Dynasty

    This list is like a post 6th sense M. Night Shyamalan movie.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Or if it’s Tim Duncan and Paul. Not that I ever got into that whole topic. Thanks for being the trivet-of-the-day, Jonesy.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Russ! Go away! Run like the wind, man!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    MY DEFINITIVE OPINION ON THE ARTICLE: Look, anyone who is a regular here knows that Ryan isn’t gonna be naming his next child after Kobe(How’s little LeBrittney doing by the way?) but he still was man enough to put his personal biase aside and place Kobe in his rightful spot. Did he probable grind his teeth while writing this? Yes. Is this article gonna win a Pulitzer? No. But at least he and the rest of the Slam staff were real enough to put him here, even if it wasn’t the easy thing to do.

  • http://slamonline.com mr stoney

    kobe bean bryant is the best baller in the world! u can hate if you want but youll be waistin your time and fueling his fire

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    That Wassup video is classic.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Density is not just a part of a rocks makeup.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    You know what my problem is? I don’t point at the camera enough.
    http://www.avclub.com/content/videocracy/9472
    I’m really convinced that’s his secret. This kid points at the camera like a motherf*cker.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “I gotta a question why they hatin on me?”
    For REAL Soulja Boy. You my dawg. I feel you.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    or probably^^^. And E, if that last comment was aimed at me I’m not gonna take it easy on you in fantasy basketball, homie. It’s gonna be a bloodbath.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    I think it was the easy thing to do, i’m not saying that’s why they put him here since i agree he’s #1, but i don’t see it being a difficult decision given his rings, MVP, finals appearance, and all around game..

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    If it was, I’m not worried B, I play ball, fantasy is a time killer for me, for some, like you, I can only imagine it’s the only time you feel strong trying to command some ball players. Just saying.

  • Boing Dynasty

    Fact: Soulja Boy is worse than heroine mixed with nazi’s.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Soulja Boy makes me wish I was deaf.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    A cage match, huh. What about a guitar hero uh, “strum”-off? I hear Kobe’s getting pretty good at that…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    The Army should definitely use that video to try and torture Al Queda for info.

  • http://heavyasheaven.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    I must admit that soulja boy new sh*t is the truth. no bullsh*tting for real. slu.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @RV:They could’ve put LeBron here, wrote the pretty much the same article they did yesterday and the only people b!tching would be the same retards that are complaining that the article didn’t give Kobe enough love. If these dudes really knew how Kobe feels about the way he’s percived by fans they’d know as long as you know he’s the best he could give less of a fu(k wether you like him or not and that was the vibe I got from the article.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    How about facts and statistics? I’m glad the comment section has dumbed down to jokes, it really sums up the whole top 50 list. Super soak dem hoes!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Not to be crude, but my c*cks thicker than Soulja Boy’s arms.

  • James aka the artist formerly known as Krayzie Bone

    I agree with him being here, but it’s not like a grand canyon between Lebron and Kobe. It’s more like hitting freethrows.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    tealish, on what basis is Kobe going to murder Bron exactly?! Last time I checked, PP was still alive and well. C’mon now.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @E: Your damn lucky we ended up going to Phoenix instead of Miami for our Conf. this year, E. If I ever end up heading that way we’re gonna play and I’m gonna get somebody to videotape that ish and post it on SKO for all the world to see homie. P.S. This is the first time I’ve ever played fantasy anything and didn’t even know how to do sh!t. Ask RV, I just got really lucky in the draft. 8)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Yes, B, I’m fearing a work league wannabe….you’ve got a better chance of getting Kobe to show up at your kid’s birthday party to play Guitar Hero.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    B, there’s gonna be bandwagon fans on both sides of the fence here. Whether you have lebron or Kobe at #1 you’re going to get some haters that don’t have anything else to say but bitch at the ranking. Those guys cancel each other out, however, how can objective and knowledgeable fans not agree with Kobe being #1 (assuming its based on what i listed, MVP, rings, etc..) That seems to be an easy decision.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Eboy calling out people? I feel like this is 2007 all over again. That video would be gold on SKO.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    It’s amazing how little these cats know about “the game of basketball”.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @RV:Your right,homie. What you fail to realize is that most fans aren’t objective and knowledgable.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Nope, TAD, just stating fact. Besides, these things never come to fruition, the only poster I ever met in person came to a court local to he and I, got greased and never came back to post here again. It happens. I think that was back in ’06.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I wouldn’t either if I got “greased”. But, who won?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I still can’t believe the Post Up will be back in a couple of days.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Sorry, that’s a Florida term apparently, I didn’t lose, if that’s the question. And I profited a hundred, that I gave back to him since he seemed like he needed it way more than me.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Thank god for small miracles.

  • http://heavyasheaven.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    I really can’t wait for the Post up to come back. I’m f*cking fired up man! just got finished busting this little freshman’s skull open too! and I will admit, eboy, I am still a novice in understanding the game of basketball. no frontin here. slu.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Presto Bismol, does that mean you beat him playing ball or by throwing hands?

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Can Eboy change his name to Grease Lightning? That would be awesome.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Co-sign B. Long

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    How about the Ghost of Jeff Conway?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Or “Bored With This Tired Conversation So I’m Just Pushing The Comment Count For My Boy Jones?”

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    That Grease Lightning comment made me spit my water.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Who?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Me?

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    Kobe’s post has more comments than LeBron’s so obviously you guys chose the correct #1 :)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Yes.

  • http://heavyasheaven.blogspot.com Kid Presto

    Throwing them mothaf*ckin hands, eboy. But I’m bout to get in trouble because 5 of my partners just went to jail. But I wasn’t bout to let my boys go out like that. f*ckin little freshman. meh.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Holy balls.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Uhm…..perhaps you should avoid that tactic, Presto, you know….so you can keep learning about ball outside of 4 closed in walls.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Holy balls can be dangerous.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    How did the LeBron post only get 70 comments? Oh yeah, posted on Sunday. That makes sense.

  • casey

    KOBE!!! Good call SLAM – he IS the best.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    That’s sweet.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Kid Presto sounds like he’s lobbying for some pro bono work from E. Fighting is never the answer Presto. Ask Kermit Washington.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Oh, hey, I found some statistics – someone was asking for those:
    -Porsche now owns 74 percent of Volkswagen. Didn’t know that.
    -New home sales rose 2.7 percent in September. Good news!
    -Verizon’s third-quarter earnings are up 31 percent. Impressive.
    We’re all good now, right?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    @B.Long – It was posted today, not sunday!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Or Keith Closs.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Speaking of Bono, did we see those 19-year-olds he’s running around with. Good lord. I’ma marry that brown-haired girl.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    So Ryan, back to the grind tomorrow with the real article?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    B, lebron’s ranking was posted today as well, like i mentioned earlier, it has fewer posts because its not as visible as #1.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    James The Balla, Black Mamba, and Simone= The guys at the McCain rallies who yell terrorist.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    And can someone fill me in on the last 100 comments?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    and how ’bout them Texans?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    or because no one cares!!

    And im not American so i would probly yell ” wankeeeerrrrr”

  • http://www.slamonline.com John D

    You just couldn’t bring yourself to do a decent writeup like Russ did for Lebron, huh? Are you ever gonna spill the beans on why you don’t like Kobe and the whole “story” behind it or are you gonna just keep doing what you’re doing?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Most of the last 100 comments were about how awesome I am. And sexy. “Ryan is sexy and awesome,” they mostly said.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    My bad, thought they were posted each day in order. Thaks for the correction. And that Keith Closs comment was brilliant E.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’d say this would be a perfect time to promote SKO, but I just can’t do it.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Ryan’s built like a race horse and endowed like a jockey.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Ok, I’ll promote E and Tad’s blog since they’re too humble. If you want the juicy details of the drama that is Ryan Jones’s Kobe incident read the link on Eboy’s name and click the Ryan Jones interview.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    hey Ryan, it would have been nice to see some funny comments like that in your article. But thanks for the update on comments!!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @RV:Those endzone dances made me cry this weekend. Ridiculous.

  • thesubwayconnection

    Kobe should grow a hightop fade.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    @ B Long: HAHA, yeah they weren’t great, but what was great was finally seeing them play like they’re capable of, fans have been expecting this since last year

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Andre Johnson and Lebron James could probably switch roles and do fine.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    Is it over? Can we evacuate the bomb shelter yet? Is that sunlight?

  • ne where gang

    in the words of SHAQ………the KOBESTER

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Jake, its just the eye of the storm, go back in!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Hi Jake.

  • Diogo

    two words: Guitar Hero.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Anyway, so maybe I do owe you guys an explanation…

  • john

    im not shocked, i new kobe was #1

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    That would be magnificent … and appreciated and possibly redeem yourself with alot of people!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Although I’m not really sure what to say…

  • http://si damascus

    kobe skills is unmatch…nobody comes close today when it comes to skills on the court!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh, Blues Traveller, Jones doesn’t need redemption, the only person attached to this conversation that needs redemption is the #1 pick for his lousy-ass Finals performance, lets be real.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Don’t do it Jones.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Wait, do what?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    An explanation?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Huh?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Oh.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Cute. :)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Yeah, you’re right. Never mind.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    You know what, though?
    500.
    I win.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    yes do it, dont listen to eboy

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    501 jeans.

  • http://si damascus

    kobe! there a article where shaq said kobe is by far the best player in the game… he also said that kobe is a ten, and lebron and wade are 6,and 7 compare to kobe… no lie,google it.. and this happen recently… ima get the link..and post here for yall to see for urself

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    501?

  • a-rod

    kobe was gonna be no 1. well deserved. but next year will be different. this is a transitional year .mark my word.

  • Elyse

    I think it’s a shame that instead of hearing a thought out argument that could possibly be debated legitimately, we only have one piece of the puzzle. Instead everyone is sitting here debating whether this is a good piece or not.

    Why did Slam do this count down anyways? Probably to generate conversation in a slow part of the year. But if we are going to sit through 49 other writeups that actually discuss the merits of the placing, it’s only fair that people would want to see that for the number one selection.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I love you all, but I love the guy who typed my name like 80 times today most of all. He knows who he is. See you next summer. McCain/Palin 08!

  • a-rod

    hey ryan, you can smell mr stern chalking up that lakers cavs finals in june ,huh?

  • a-rod

    hence a” gasol type” trade for cleveland in feb.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    why hasn’t anyone given Jones any props for those Mitch Hedberg lines? They were way more coherent than most of the comments here.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    If Ryan offers an explanation, i’ll be highly disappointed.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Yeah a-rod, Ben Wallace’s Ghost for Marc Gasol sounds about right.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Yeah, I meant to say something about that. Unfortunately, i’ve never heard of the guy before today.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai
  • a-rod

    lol. more like a bag of bricks and sasha for vc sounds more reasonable.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Mitch Hedberg’s best joke was his hair. R.I.P.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    I’m thinking of rooting for the Suns again but I don’t want my heart to be broken again.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    TAD, youtube Mitch Hedberg. possibly one of the best ever. thank jones for making today a fortunate day for you.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Jukai: It’ll give you something to whine about, so that’s a bonus.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Oh god yes, albie, give thanks to Ryan Jones! Praise!

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    B Long: I’m Jewish. I can pretty much whine about any team I decide to root for.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    520

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    For Jukai:

    It’s hard to be a Jew on Christmas
    My Friends won’t let me join in any games..
    And I can’t sing Christmas songs
    Or decorate a Christmas tree..
    Or leave water out for Rudolph
    ’cause there’s something wrong with me..
    My people don’t believe in Jesus Christ’s divinity..
    I’m a Jew, a lonely Jew.. on Christmas.

    Hanukkah is nice, but why is it,
    That Santa passes over my house every year?
    And instead of eating Ham
    I have to eat Kosher Latkes..
    Instead of Silent Night
    I’m singing hey-hach-dol-gavish..
    And what the f**k is up
    With lighting all these f**king Candles, tell me please?
    I’m a Jew, a lonely Jew..
    I’d be merry but i’m Hebrew
    on christmas

    Hey Little Boy, I can’t help but hear,
    You’re feeling left out of Christmas Cheer..
    But i’ve come to see that you shouldn’t be sad
    This is the one month that you shoud be glad..

    Because it’s nice to be a Jew on Christmas
    You don’t have to deal with the season at all..
    You don’t have to be on your best behavior, or give to charity
    You don’t have to go to grandma’s house with your alcoholic family..
    And I don’t have to sit on some fake Santa’s lap
    And have him breathe his stinky breath on me!
    That’s right! You’re a Jew, a stylin’ Jew..
    It’s a good time, to be Hebrew.. on Christmas

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    521?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Meatball Calizone/Meatball Sub for president 08

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    TAD, why exactly?

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @Jewkai: I know. That’s the whole reason I thought you rooted for the Suns in the first place. 8)

  • a-rod

    mitch hedberg looks like a strung out billy ray cyrus.and dane cook is funnier.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    @mascus –

    Hey … where is this article from Shaq??

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Long: Funny… I am a Mets fan… and a Saints fan… damn….

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Although I enjoyed jumping on the Giants bandwagon, so maybe that isn’t the reason

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    @arod: Dane Cook is a knob with a terrible personality, not funny in the least bit. mitch Hedberg all the way!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Eboy’s song makes me want to join the black hebrews and move to Israel.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    “I remember when Israel was care free and vibrant. That was the DAY.”

  • a-rod

    james.thats my point. thats how bad this hedberg character is.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    a-rod, go fu(k maddonna, read kaboolah, watch the yankees in the post season (or fail to get anything done their), and enjoy your overrated career. Dont trash thid hedberg character.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Or if you prefer:

    In my country there is problem,
    And that problem is transport.
    It take very very long,
    Because Kazakhstan is big.

    Throw transport down the well,
    So my country can be free.
    We must make travel easy,
    Then we have big party!

    In my country there is problem,
    And that problem is the Jew.
    They take everybody’s money,
    They never give it back.

    Throw the Jew down the well,
    So my country can be free.
    You must grab him by his horns,
    Then we have big party.

    If you see the Jew coming,
    You must be careful of his teeth.
    You must grab him by his money,
    And I tell you what to do…

    Everybody!

    Throw the Jew down the well
    So my country can be free
    You must grab him by his horns
    Then we have big party

    Throw the Jew down the well
    So my country can be free
    You must grab him by his horns
    Then we have big party!

  • http://slamonline.com s.e.a.n

    Ryan, I was loving the Mitch Hedberg one liners. “I would imagine the inside of a bottle cleaning fluid is f*cking CLEAN.” …That changed my view on life. LOL

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    *this

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Borat was a great movie.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Z: Huh?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    lets make fun of eboy’s people now

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’m not sure if there’s a good It*lian paradoy song, but you can always make up names like Johnny Parmesean, Tony the Hump, Vito Bototx or Tommy Two Tits.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Lawyers?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Hey, anyone like pomegranet juice?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    How many lawyers does it take to shingle a roof?
    Depends how thin you slice them.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Nah, that’s ghey Jukai, too many Jews in that category, stick with dago guinea wop or something like that.

  • a-rod

    ok hedberg fans. ill youtube him and actually sit through his mediocre delivery of sub par jokes. hell, i dont know, maybe its because im a chris rock/eddie/richard/jerry kinda guy.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I’ll Knock your fu(kin teeth out! No disrespect, with all due respect. How you doin?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Not authentic enough, B, but A for effort.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Kill the Messenger was that show this year. Although I was so hyped about it I was hoping for even more. Kinda like the Finals last year. (wipes tear from cheek)

  • a-rod

    yea . june 08 was something special. june 09 will be june 91 all over again.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Why did the fat it@lain eat his hands? He wanted meatball knub$

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Why did the It@lian r@pe a cow? He wanted to bake a ziti in it.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    those were the 2 most r@cist things i could think of. Sorry if i let you down eboy

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    weak … anyone see Kobe get the number one spot in the SLAM top 50?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    hey all the jews to the back of the oven … i mean bus … i mean classroom!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    What’s a Kobe?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol sorry my buddy wanted to write that. Thats racist!!

  • daniel

    no eddy curry in the top 50? im disappointed. oh wait, this isnt a top 50 fattest

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Daniel … that was sad

  • http://si damascus

    everybody here the article that shaq said about kobe being by far the best

    http://lakers.freedomblogging.com/2008/10/24/shaq-sings-a-new-tune-about-some-lakers/3036/

  • http://spaceshipjay/myspace.com Spaceship Jay

    558? Wait, 559.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    “Eboy says:
    What’s a Kobe?”
    Noun.-A basketball Player
    Verb- THE basketball player who can score, score, score, and win, win, win (except in the finals where he chokes chokes chokes, or rides Shaq)
    Advective- A ball hog, r@pist, a$$hole, self-absorbed, b!tch @ss, punk @ss, 81 point scorin @ss, Shaq Beefin @ss, crybaby @ss, The Last Season by Phil Jackson @ss, wannabe Jordan @ss, global icon @ss, and a @ss

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    that is what a kobe is

  • http://nbaukfan.blogspot.com/ mat smith

    this became so lame, let’s just stop, stop it all, please, its like everyone is drunk and tomorrow its going to be like “I said that?”

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    James the Ballicker: Way out of line, dude. There are funny places to go with race and then there is the place where you went. The “that comment was so ignorant that the person responsible for it is possibly wearing a helmet right now” place.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Wow ethnic jokes… jukai being a mets fan makes me sad cause I also am a mets fan.

  • http://spaceshipjay/myspace.com Spaceship Jay

    You forgot socially challenged @ss.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    BET, you gotta calm down on the Kobe hate. You really do love him dont you??

    Go check out “Bette Midler” or “Bonnie Tylers” wind beaneath my wings… Thats your song to Kobe!!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    BET is obviously still bitter about that whole Divac for Kobe trade the Hornets pulled while they were his team. Can’t say I blame him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Ballicker

    leave James The Balla out of this

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    :D

  • http://si damascus

    the definition of a kobe is (noun)-it will go through tough times,harsh times, but then change it around big time with a huge impact that nobody will expect,set back and enjoy that will come very soon,cause it will hit u hard,and will change the game by winning alot

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    B.Long – Exactly, but his swagger and the way he gives hard fouls to players on the Bobcats when the Bobcats were beating them several times in the 4th quarter annoy me too.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    How crazy would it have been if the Hornets hadn’t traded Kobe? The Bobcats wouldn’t even exsist. BET’s screen name would besomething like KOBEISGOD.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    I love Jones almost as much as Kobe. Thanks, Jones.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Where’s Ryan?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    it would most likely be “Fu(kyouwh0resmyhornetsrule”

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol Kobe would have been known as the greatest player ever seen by 26!! Now he is, but hes 30… 4 years diff. Not a big deal. GOAT!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    As Humpty Hump once said “Hold on i need to blow my nose”

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    James, I saw what you posted at like noon; I’ll be on around six, maybe earlier, maybe later. Keep your eyes open y’all. I be back later, so I’m out.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    James has obviously never seen Micheal Jordan, Oscar Robertson, or Julius Erving play, i only saw late career bulls/washington wizard mike (thanks ma for putting the bulls on when i was a young pup!) but Mike is the goat hands down. As for Oscar or Julius. One word: YOUTUBE

  • rand33p

    kobe obviously deserved number one..the write up was pathetic though why put him at number one if your not gonna praise dude? like you’ve been praising dudes the whole list

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    y’all just had to prove me wrong on the 700 comments, huh? This can’t compare to the gold medal post though, this is mostly one liners (Ryan!)

  • rand33p

    and i was shocked dj mbenga didnt get top 2 status

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Ewing Jr. got waived…so much for his knicks career…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    OUT, y’all, be checking back in at about 6 to 615 and at about 845 as well. See y’all then!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Yeah im here now… little bit bored at work!! Actually i have seen them BET, dont hate now. And yes i remember watching Jordan 2 feet from the TV cheering, drinking sippies. But i watch Kobe, and he is everything Jordan has and more. BUTTTTTTT, he has half the people against him and still he strives!! MJ had everyone on his side. Kobe has everything against, he is like the greatest underdog of all time. Lawsuits, injuries, not the greatest sophmore and rookie years because he was on the Lakers, superstars like Shaq trying tot ake him down … and he still succeeds, every year. He wraps his arms around everyones hate and put it into success, heart, hustle, defense, offense, strength, training, force, untiring and unrelentless triumph in the sport of basketball. he has the basketball gods even trying to keep him down. For 3 years not winning the MVP and still coming stronger and stronger to get it. he averaged 35 in a league where everyone is out to get him, the refs hate him (see manu), he gets double and triple teamed and still drops 81!!!!! As much as everyone hates him, he takes it and fuels is fire, his soul for the game. thats why he is the best even though everyone hates to admit it. YOU TUBE it!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    JR got waived, sh1tty, iw as hoping he would do good!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Hi Holly.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    damn Aaron Brooks is now down too….1 to 3 weeks.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    jordan doesnt choke in the finals. 72-10 also trumps anything kobe has ever done. MVP, D-POY, and a scoring title in the same season trump anything kobe has done. MJ

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Hey Ryan, still waiting for the explanation!! And not how sexy and awsome you are.

  • http://si damascus

    trust me…not everybody hates kobe… if thats the case..he wouldnt be so popular that he is now, num1 jersey in us,china,europe,.. its just that the haters speak louder

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Seriously?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    You’re gonna be disappointed, dude.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    But I’m not, because…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    600.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I’m am king of internets.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    And ye are my minions.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    umm James…i dont think Shaq forced Kobe to shoot that airball in an important playoff game (against the jazz i think)…the reason he didn’t have great years early on are BECAUSE HE WASNT THAT GREAT THEN.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Bow down.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    does this make me a dark sage?

  • http://si damascus

    check this out..players who said kobe is the best..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt-f49jyMmo

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    My greatness is unassailable.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Has every Hedberg quote been used?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    i hope wordpress does its thing and wipes out 550 comments!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    BET, thats just IT!! MJ wa sthe man, bakc than!! Eveyrone loved him. Look at Nash, Nash is loved in the league. He didnt deserve MVP the first year. He had better numbers last year than his two MVP season. Last year being over a year ago!! When you have a whole league admire you and the fans and the refs, and every person. You will get votes for everything. he was the peoples champ. Kobe is the udnerdog that made superstar!! Traded off the bat, started 1 game his rookie year i believe, played 50 something his 2nd year. Finally in the third year he started getting good burn, avg 20 i believe. Jordan was loved through and through. Kobe worked for EVERYTHING. Not that MJ didnt, but the love was already there for him. Anyone who loves Kobe for the basketball player, knows what he has done for the game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    My brevity inspires epic retorts.

  • Maria Callas

    doesn’t matter at all at the moment but since i promised to do so,..here i go…with my bball pride on the line, on the biggest stage of all (WORLD’s or OLYMPICS) here is the top-30 in the WORLD now.
    NOTE: Players are listed in groups-levels of greatness. You can pick any player from one group depending on your team needs since they are considered to be equal in talent-value.
    1)KOBE
    2)DUNCAN
    MANU
    DERON
    DIRK
    3)WADE
    PAUL
    MING
    T-MAC
    GARNETT
    GASOL
    NASH
    4)BOSH
    LEBRON
    BILLUPS
    PIERCE
    PARKER
    ARENAS
    5)SHEED
    AMARE
    SPLITTER
    CALDERON
    6)DELFINO
    FERNANDEZ
    DIAMANTIDIS
    BUTLER
    HEDO
    ALLEN
    SISKAUSKAS
    SCOLA

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I frickin’ rule.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    EXACTLY lol tahts what im saying. he wanst that great than. He worked his BALLS of for it. And now, as a fan of Kobe i can say he is the GOAT. For me anyways. Out of anyone who ever played the game. I have alot of love for players. I would choose Kobe as my favorite player, the best player, and the msot exciting.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Should people really be allowed to orange themselves if they’re linking to SLAM?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    700 is a formality.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    614 comments. That’s amazing.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones
  • http://si damascus

    kobe is killing lebron post…thats show that there is no debate…lol(sarcastic)

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Kobe was not great, made himself great and demanded attention, and now he gets the respect. Why does Raja foul Kobe and try and annoy him, because he respects his game. Why does Shaq make up songs to Kobe over jealousy, because he respects his game. Why does PP say ehs the greatest in the world yet james Posey played most of the D on Kobe, because he respects his game. Why did the Lakers trade Shaq and keep Kobe (over marketing lol) because … everyone knows, hate him or love him. Kobe is the MOTHERF()CKING man and he will be number one on this next year too!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    I watched college football this weekend,this seems a better forum than any to alert the masses.Oh and
    “The idea of getting a, y’know, syringe full of heroin and shooting it in the vein under my c*ck right now seems like almost a productive act.”

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    James lets break it down like this. Mike- 6x NBA Champion (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)
    5x NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
    14x NBA All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002-2003)
    6x NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
    1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988)
    10x All-NBA First Team Selection (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
    1x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1985)
    9x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
    1985 NBA Rookie of the Year
    1985 NBA All-Rookie Team
    3x NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
    2x NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner (1987, 1988)
    NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
    1x NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion (1982)
    1982 ACC Freshman of the Year
    1x ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year (1984)
    1x USBWA College Player of the Year (1984)
    1x Naismith College Player of the Year (1984)
    1x John R. Wooden Award (1984)
    1x Adolph Rupp Trophy (1984)
    1991 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
    2000 ESPY Athlete of the Century
    1990s ESPY Male Athlete Decade Award
    1990s ESPY Pro Basketballer Decade Award

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Hey Ryan i went to that link and theres this terrible article there. You should go read it and show your disgust for it and maybe the writer will get a new one!!

  • http://si damascus

    kobe was number 1 in the slamonline ranking for i think the third straight time

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Speaking of “killing,” where do we rank these guys?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/27/obama-assassination-plot_n_138297.html
    Make sure you list your criteria, or people will get cranky!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Kobe- Awards 10-time NBA All-Star
    3-time NBA Champion
    (2000, 2001, 2002)
    NBA Most Valuable Player
    (2008)
    2-time NBA Scoring Champion
    (2006, 2007)
    All-NBA First Team
    (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008)
    All-NBA Second Team
    (2000, 2001)
    All-NBA Third Team
    (1999, 2005)
    All-Defensive First Team
    (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008)
    All-Defensive Second Team
    (2001, 2002)
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team
    (1997)
    NBA All-Star Game MVP
    (2002, 2007)
    NBA Slam Dunk Champion
    (1997)
    1996 Naismith Prep Player of the Year

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Did you watch my team, Izzo?

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    And I thought the article was interesting. I like Russ’s on Tim Duncan the best though. It was the most creative and it appeared to take the most random research if the dates were correct.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Records held by MJ- Record: scoring average NBA Finals
    41.0
    (1993) Record: Regular Season Career Scoring average
    30.1 Points per game in Playoffs, career average
    33.4
    Record: NBA Scoring Titles
    10
    (1987-93, 1996-98)
    Record: Consecutive NBA Scoring Titles
    7
    (1987-93) Record: most points in a playoff game
    63
    (against Boston on May 20, 1986, first round) Record: most Finals MVP
    6
    (1991-93, 1996-98) Record: All-Defensive First Team
    9
    (1988-93, 1996-98)
    Record: total points, playoffs, career
    5,987 Record: Field Goals Attempted, playoffs
    4,497 Record: Free Throws Made, playoffs
    1,463 Record: Consecutive games with 10 or more points
    866
    Record: Slam Dunk Contest Titles
    2
    (1987-1988)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Can I list the second-place award I won in the 1996 Pennsylvania Newspaper Editors feature writing contest (small circulation division)? I think I’ve got a “participant” certificate from my Cub Scouts activity day back in about 84, too. See if I can dig that up…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Ryan:I did.While someone was playing the essential AC/DC in the background for some reason.Now there’s a combination.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Based on those numbers, who is better James?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Well ill tell ya what BET lol thats great!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Good to hear. My team is cool. Plus, we had a riot in the streets here after the game, and I almost got pepper-sprayed.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Is James debating the invisible man? Good thing we don’t count his posts or Ryan would be God right now.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol im not a huge stat monger. But it looks to me MJ has better numbers … bring up some older players than lol. All im saying is tehre are alot of guys in rap that get tons of awards and are great artists. And than you have some guys udnerground that are way better but just dont get as many awards. Kobe in my heart will always be GOAT!! Hands down.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    How MJ do in Washington?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Jones arent you in Happy Valley? Pu$$y

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones
  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    I bet it was those Ohio State Liverpool fans-or something.
    -
    “”You ever notice that everyone who believes in creationism looks really unevolved? Eyes real close together, big furry hands and feet. “I believe God created me in one day.” Yeah, it looks like he rushed it.”

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    R.I.P to the canadian soldier who died as well the other day in pet!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    James comments have been questionable today. Where is the real james?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I am, BET. Does that make me a p*ssy because it’s called Happy Valley, or because I only came close to getting pepper-sprayed but didn’t actually seal the deal. I am confused.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Ryan:I read about that earlier.What can you possibly say,other than children+Uzis=Bad.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    And I’m a little worried about the Reds, Izzo. If those f*ckers win the league, I’m not gonna be happy with you. At ALL.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Im here BET, just like to debate!! Show some respect for the canadian soldiers lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I think what you can say is, civilized country that lets 8-year-olds have access to loaded uzis FAIL.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    both. I put Pepper Spray on my pizza and Mase on my CD player. When i cry, babies die. Baby mortality rate: 0

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Jones what is a bigger fail? That or the fact that we let somebody with the inteligence of a 8 year old run the country and fu(k up the economy?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Pretty much a tie on that one.
    What is not a FAIL is getting to 650 before the West Coast kids have even gotten home from school. You guys are awesome. Not as awesome as me, but, you know, still.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    The pres is for sure … you guys are killing us canadians with this economy sh1t lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Im awsome yes, Jukai not so much. And Ryan, you can just e-mail me the explanation!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Ryan:I’m less worried than you,any team with Robbie Keane on it is doomed to failure.I hope that useless midget breaks his neck the next time he tries that stupid celebration.Oh and we’re focusing on the Champions League dontcha know.
    And also,unfortuatley it’s enshrined in your constitution,no matter how much it has lost it’s relevancy or how antiquadated it is.Considering the only reason it was included in the Constitution was because the “founding fathers” were deadset against a standing,regular army.Surely the logical step would be since,you like have an army that can do stuff,to do away with it.But maybe that would make too much sense.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    explain

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    James your from Canada. And you are in the Army. Do you know Dougley Do-Right?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Im not in the army brother. Air Force!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    And its Dudley!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    oh, so you are in the branch of the military that specializes in war crimes and murdering innocnet people you will never see except on TV? Cool.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol Canada? Nope. im in the branch where i sit in my nice warm building and laugh at comments like that. And get paid to do it.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    Jones, I demand emails on more Hedberg one-liners.
    either that or replay the cd and post more here.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Wow, I can really see Ryan working hard for his money.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Did he make a bet or something?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS
  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol Jukai what up homie

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    i win bets and murder cats lol

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Moderate My Comment Ryne! The world deserves to see it!

  • jay

    it agree..kobe is the man! in the olympics he took over when he had to….gold medal game…who ran the offense..that is what i thought…..Go mamba!!!
    kobe is the best in the game today..i am a die hard kobe fan but MJ is still the GOAT
    as for the kicks…love the zkII but not sure where this line is going and speaking of the goat….name a better shoe than the jay xi!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol that bad eh?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    yeah, well i go ranbo on Kanadaianains from Canadia

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    no, its a link to Osama dancing

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol o … well that would be good. Im in the military but im not a bad guy … i practice cannabalism but thats it!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    James do you actually play basketball?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    James, do you actually WATCH basketball?

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    I read the Eboy interview with Ryan. In the end, if you eff with a reporter’s work they are going to look at you differently. That’s why many beat writers behave the way the behave and PART of the reason Ryan doesn’t like Kobe. Since I actually have NEVER liked Kobe, it doesn’t really bother me. It was interesting to read Ryan’s story because of his amateur, and common, analysis of Kobe’s problems, and his transformation from rampant dick-rider to partial hater. Always good to find out how people got to where they are. Good job Eboy and good interview Ryan.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    yes i do, why? yes i do, why?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    I guarantee. I could WHOMP ( see recess) anyone on this site at ball! But watching basketball, i do that too much.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    I just got to the ethnic joke section. Y’all went all over the map this time. Lots of rope here for folks to hang themselves.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i thought you said you play for Canada?

  • CP34MVP

    No, No, No, No! Slam is wrong! Lebron James is #1, then Kobe the Chris Paul. SIMPLE

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    I do!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    So you played with Samuel Dalembert?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    CP34MVP … who is CP34? CB is 34 but in that acse you need a B. And chris paul is 3, so in that case you would have to take out the 4. And if you meant for, than you would have to take the 4 out and put FOR.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    allenp, where’s that eboys/jones interview? i skipped a lot of the comments.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i am done

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    I dont play that … i play CISM! Miliatry! Like when we play the states, its all the young guys who join and than go to universitys. And like in Lithuania and Latvija and stuff, we play against all the pro guys but its mandatory over there for them to join the forces. So they join and play basketball for they’re service time and than play pro ball somewhere in europe!!

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Albie
    It’s on Eboy’s blog. You have to clik his name to get there. I hadn’t visited before because I was turned off by the name, but I might go back. Eboy is shorter than I thought and TAD is taller. Initially, I thought the picture of the white dude on the main SKO page was actually Eboy. That fit with my mental image of him.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    AllenP:People in glass houses regarding blog names shouldn’t throw stones.

  • kevin

    a tie with lebron would have been fair i guess…but well we all were wainting for SLAM choice

  • Frodo

    Kobe is placed right where he should be. Lebron hasn’t won enough to be #1.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    quickly scanned the Farmer Jones interview. i’m quite impressive with the legitness of SKO. they even have a shirt. next thing you know they are gonna start a sh!ttier version of SLAM, and are gonna give away tie-dye rainbow color headbands with subscriptions.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    I wanna see SKO do a top 50 list!

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    For real, I’d even do a write-up.

  • Caleb

    It seems like the articles for the top 10 have been a lot lazier than the ones for the other 40. Sorry… no offense intended to the writers, I get that you guys were trying to approach the articles in different ways and not just put up the standard “X is this good because of Y. Here’s some stats” sort of thing.. and that I do appreciate it.

    As for Kobe… he’s undoubtedly amazing. But I kind of think along the Dave Berri line… is he the most *productive* and *efficient* player? Probably not. Is he the most jaw-dropping? A lot of the time, sure.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Caleb: They don’t care. Really, they don’t. If the goal was to make the reader happy, things would have been done a lot differently. This last article was pretty much a “hey, you don’t like our list and the fact we don’t feel like backing up our opinions? Screw you. No more effort.”
    It’s sort of cute, in an unproffessional way.
    No, really though, SKO needs to do this

  • Nic

    I agree with kobe at #1, but my 12 year old cousin could write a better article than this.

  • Caleb

    Oh and re: Kobe and the Olympics. Wade was the best player most of the time… but Kobe was the best player in the last 5 minutes. So he does get props for that.

    For me, Chris Paul is the top player in the league.

  • DellaBalla

    Wow, I honestly thought Lebron would win hands down. I mean, Kobe, the same guy that dissapeared in the finals? Who’s points, boards and dimes are all significantly less than King James? How can you justify this SLAM? Because he won MVP? He was due, end of story. You loose a lot of cred in my book ,not that it means anything to you, but really, how can you justify this pick?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:I can’t speak for my fellow blogmates,but there’s no f*cking way we’re ever f*cking doing it,ever.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Moose in the house . . .

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Izzo: what about a top 50 all time?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Allenp: Damn, can I get some love? How about Tariq, Cheryl, and Izzo? It isn’t Eboy’s blog, nor did he do that interview solo, we are a collective entity. SKO for Life!
    Or something like that.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    James, where are you man??

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Are we going to make it to 1000 comments, and will that be a SLAM first?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Jukai:I really can’t see the point,but it may happen.Democracy and all that.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Jukai: Lists are what they are. I don’t really think I would want to do one either, if only because I don’t feel like pissing off a collective of people I don’t really know personally. But, if you ever wanted to add something to the blog, by all means let us know.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Heyy, James, what’s good my man? I’m on here for another 45 minutes . . . so let’s make it interesting, shall we?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol im here bra!!

  • Caleb

    Has Slam ever done a top 50 all-time? That would be great.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    And what’s good to AR, TAD and Jukai, too . . .

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Im down, ill be around all night. i work until like 10:30 so im good. i will have to eat and stuff but hey … first things first … Jukai is a b1tch. naw im playing. i was happy with your posts today Jukai!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Caleb, they’ve done a top 75 all time, it’s prolly changed by now, though.

  • Caleb

    Where was John Stockton?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    711 … impressive. less than 6 hours to go!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Hey James, put that dinner at 7-830, i got a hoop practice. Been workin on that left hand, dude!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Honestly, I started typing up a post for the blog earlier this morning regarding the KB/Bron debate and all, but then realized I would just be rehashing sh*t that has been said 100 times over.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    I don’t know Caleb, why don’t you google it or something? I’d assume he was in the 20-30 range. Jukai, a while ago you promised you wouldn’t post again in the top 50. Couldn’t stick to it, huh?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    i got a ton of tips and sh1t for young ballers like yourself. For ball handling, where garden gloves, try dribbling a tennis ball, AND, put a concrete block on grass or something of that sort and dribble real low with out losing control. preferebly make the block like 3 feet by feet. Not to big, not to small!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    That’s why we’re all sick and tired of the LeBron-Kobe debate. Thanks for not adding extra crap to the pile. But I know that none of your stuff is crap, anyway. :)

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    TADOne: Hey son, I’ll gladly guest write something. It sure as hell wont be a list though.
    James: you clearly did not see my post directed at you today. So cool beans.

  • underdog

    700 comments? C’mon guys you can do better… Anyway the list was cool. What about the honorable mention section? I think: Gerald Wallace, J-Rich, Jamal Crawford, RJ, Jose Calderon, Loul Deng, Rudy Gay, Rashard Lewis, Steph, David Lee are close.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    The left hand is money. If you are right handed, but do like 75 to 80 percent drives to you left. The defense cant handle it. Its my biggest strength, i go left easily 80 percent of the time. Depending on our the defense reacts and what the big man are like … you can usually get away with it.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Wow, didn’t thinka that stuff. I’ll be doing that stuff err day now, thanks man.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    underdog, I don’t think J-Creezy is even in the top 75, so I wouldn’t give him honorable mention. Wallace, JRich, Calderon and Gay are good picks, though. JR Smith as well . . . kinda.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    yeah man … anytime you need tips, i can get you my e-mail and help you out. Send away little man … my little brother is just a bit older than you. And back when i was training him, and not posted away he was the number one/two prospect with this Julien kid out of Halifax going into high school!!

  • http://slamonline.com Chocolate Gum

    Who’s after Kobe? (motivation for all ballers around the globe to improve their game)

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Yeah, maybe, James. Wass your address?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    he still holds the 2000-2005 free throw records and sh1t. He was like 9 years old dropping 40 points … breaks my heart he got into skateboarding. but when you dont love it you dont love it.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    So you want us to subject ourselves to a list, but it is something you wouldn’t do yourself? Way to commit! Honestly, and this no swipe at Slam, but lists are a way to get something written in a lazy way. I’d rather be somewhat unique and do a piece or story. And if you honestly want to do something, then just say when.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    I cant send it on here lol … to much hate mail. ill check you BLOG out and hit you up someday. I got tons of drills and sh1t. i coached for 5 years and have FIBA reffing quals and whatever. Plus iw orked at a gym so if you want a work out routine brother, i got you for that too … we will get ya to the NBA!! lol

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Hey y’all, tell me what you think of my fantasy team. Here’s the roster:

    Dwyane Wade
    KG
    Josh Smith
    Gerald Wallace
    Al Jefferson
    Michael Beasley
    Derrick Rose
    OJ Mayo
    Greg Oden
    Raymond Felton
    Emeka Okafor
    Samuel Dalembert
    Kevin Martin

    I know it’s a bit high-risk, but tell me what you think.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    TAD is roped in. Like a wild buffalo or a rhino.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    James, I’m open to anything. Leave a comment in my new quick Raptors preview with you address . . . or not, but choose one and post it. Choose one that I posted, though.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    James, if I may ask, didn’t you say you look like the Blues Traveler guy, weight and all?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    James, no, we’ve hit 1500 before, twice actually.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    REALLY high rish … depends how many people are int he pool. if there arent alot you are hurting lol.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    You say he doesn’t love the game, huh. I sure as hell love the game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    risk*

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    This thread is still going?

    Moose, I like the roster, although I don’t know how productive Oden will be statistically.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    There are 8 teams, James. But if they deliver, then I’m sick.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Izzo
    I wasn’t judging Eboy or TAD for their blog’s name. I just figured that their site was going to be about making fun of athletes for hanging children out of wedlock or other sundry things that many blogs cover with a snarky tone. Given Eboy’s performance on this site, it seemed likely.
    Second, if people are turned off by my blog title that’s ok. I really wasn’t going for wide audience. Well, everybody would like to famous, but I didn’t expect it given the topics I plan on addressing on my blog. I chose the title because I’ve been called that, or something similar, on several occasions on several sites when I’ve discussed certain topics. So, it just kind of fit.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    @Moose … ight
    @Eboy … naw is aid i play the harmonica and you called me that lol, but ill take that as a compliment.
    @ RV … Crazyness, Kobe deserves 2000!!!

  • http://cedricalvinezyahoo.com cedric

    what are you gonna say now haters!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Jackie, this thread will go longer than it’s going now, lemme tell ya. Oh yeah, with my fantasy team, the computer drafted it for me, I’m playing with a buncha friends who don’t know jack sh!t about hoops. I adjusted my rankings, though, and I made a buncha trades.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Allen, thanks for the compliment on the Ryan Jones interview, it was a group effort, since you were stampeded by the wild buffalo TAD. As for your height comment, I never claimed to be a 6′ 8″ giant, but my height didn’t hold me back in my college ball playing. I’m 6’0″, so I’m not sure if that’s tiny. Also, your criticism of our blog title is funny…..when I have read yours numerous times and have read your pieces with remarkable envy of how disgusted you are with “most” of white America. But the stuff is interesting and a good read.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Roped in? Possibly, if I knew what the hell you are talking about? I need sleep.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Allenp is black?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    And naw, my bro lost the love for the game when i left. i was letting my fire burn through him … he was good though. he hit big shots in big games, SICK D (whcih he still has). He was quick, fully ambidextrius at 12 (shoot left handed). And the biggest part of his game was his shot, butter … it was good form, a little slow with the footwork, but money. He was 11/12/13 playing with guys at my gym 18/19 and up and scoring in most games. he would get beat on D but never quit. If you can ahve an attitude like that, find guys to play with better than you and like pick on you and dont let you get the ball and stuff. You will get good!!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Allenp:Eh….it was a joke.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    TAD
    I didn’t realize all those folks were involved. I only saw a pic of you and Eboy. And the interview with Ryan Jones was done by Eboy. My bad.
    When are y’all putting up pictures of Cheryl? I’ll be sure to check in for that cause I got a feeling that she and CoCo might be cute.
    If tealish is a girl, she seems like she might be cute too. I can’t remember if she’s a girl or not though.
    Clearly, I judge beauty based solely on how often people make intelligent comments on the internet. That means the rest of y’all are butt ugly.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    It’ll happen TADOne. It’ll happen.
    Maybe.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Allenp: you’re just hopeful to find any cute looking girl who is into basketball, aren’t you?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    And yes, more of the “real” Eboy’s thoughts come out on the blog Allen, it’s here where I try to still have some form of levity when I’m talking in this forum. You should try it periodically, I’m sure you’d make some really funny stuff come out of that high valued noggin of yours. :)

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Cept for me, Allenp. Everything I say on here has sense and stuff.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Sup jukai :D

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Yeh James, I just try hard and hustle my butt off, and it translates to good playing, in the end. Then you gotta do all three.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Jukai, thought you wasnt gonna post on the top 50 anymore? Dropped that, huh?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Co Co is fine, Cheryl is fine like fine wine and Holly is fine. Those are the only females I have seen shot’s of that post here.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    James, how old are you?

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    My feelings are really hurt that Tad hasn’t commented on my new blog after all the love I’ve given SKO. (wipes virtual tear) Izzo too.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Yeah man … 150 percent. 50 for O, 50 for D, 50 for Heart. thats how i rate my players. Thats why Steve nach cant be higher than 100 lol!! brb eating. Jukai, whats up? Wheres teddy bear picnic?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    @RV … 53 why

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Sarcasm is hard to convey through tiny comments.
    Unless your Russ and Ryan.
    Eboy
    I’m nost disgusted with most of white America. I’m disgusted with most people period. I just talk about white people more cause y’all are the ones with all the power.
    Plus, if people want to hear about all the evils of “the blacks” they can just watch Fox News. We run sh#t over there in case you didn’t know.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    James, I think it should be 300 percent, 100 for offense, 100 for defense and 100 for heart. Have fun eating food.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    how old is everybody else here?

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Did DP die? Or does he just have a life now?

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Jukai
    Nah, I’m married with a baby and another one on the way. I’m not looking for any prospects.
    Although girls who like sports are sexy.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Naw man, my system my rules lol!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    seriously James..

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    B. Long, I haven’t gotten any comments from you on my Bachi stuff either, I don’t think. Get on over there, homie!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I just turned 26 RV. You owe me a birthday present!

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    I’d love to do a guest article on B. Long’s blog before I do anything else

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    RV, I think y’all know how old I am . . .

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    How’d I get roped into that, Allen. Wow. “Ya’ll”? I think that’s implying me, since that comment was addressed in my direction, no?

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Moose: I’ve commented on your sh!t several times and hopefully for the sake of Biachi the critism helped.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Moose, i think you said 13, right?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Oooooh, B. That one hurt.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Eboy
    I would be funny more often, but my mind doesn’t work in one-lined zingers.
    Plus, they have enough funny people on here. I’m trying to be more like Krayzie Bone. Serious comments that make people think.
    And I don’t want to be anything like Jukai.
    Hey, Slam folks, y’all know if y’all just hired Jukai he would stop complaining so much, right? Seriously, he just wants a job.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Yeh, 13, the young gun on SLAM.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    We can work that out Jukai. You better read my newest work of genius before you commit though. It might piss some people off at Slam.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    B long, when i face you in the fantasy league, i’ll let you win 2 categories, that’s 1 present for this year and one for next year

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    so you’re a freshman right?

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Eboy
    You’re white baby. Embrace it. Lol.
    White people do run most stuff in America. The people who are in power tend to get the most criticism. That’s the way life works.
    Plus, there is some unfinished business as far as racism that white folks keep trying to sweep under the rug.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    and i’m pretty sure we’ve got some 7 yr olds somewhere in here

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I didn’t mean for that too come of as harsh as it sounded, Moose. Oh yeah, you better watch your ass cause I heard Sarah Palin is campaigning in Boston this week.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I get it Allen, just saying, alot of cats think you’re a toughskinned dude because you keep your topics stringent, but I’m just saying, I’m sure you don’t always present that terse side in everyday life…….or maybe you do, whatever…it don’t matter….it’s just words and we all love ball…..sometimes that gets lost.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    B., you commented on one of my pieces, and you liked it. Dude, read the new stuff! No rush, though.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Krayzie Bone is actually very funny.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    or off.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Allenp: I’m pretty sure my internship right now pays as much as I could get work 50 hours at SLAM. But thanks for your vote of confidence, bro!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Thanks, Brad (tee hee). Staying strong with the Palin jokes, huh.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Allen, I’d like to be known as Ita*ian-America, just so I’m not so vilified.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    How come It@lian doesn’t get through the moderators?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Can someone PLEASE comment on B. Long’s blog so he stops selling that pus*y for comment love?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Well if he gets something new up, we’ll all comment again, huh.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Eboy
    Nah, I’m funny with cats I know. I thought I was being pretty light-hearted in the past few comments. Serious topics deserve a serious tone. When you joke with folks they tend to take things too far, and that causes a whole new set of problems.
    Jukai
    You don’t want to work at Slam for the money. You want to work at Slam because it’s your dream job. Dude, it’s obvious you have some brains, but your opinions are so clouded by craziness it’s scary sometimes. Plus, you clearly think you should be doing what Myles, Russ and Ryan have been blessed to do, and it shows.
    Honestly, I think you’d be disappointed in what life is like as a basketball writer. It’s much more fun to be a fan. I was once offered a job covering the Minnesota men’s basketball team and turned it down because I realized I like basketball too much to cover it on a full-time basis. Being a reporter seems to suck the joy out of people who cover sports. Klosterman was right.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    B, that wasn’t a shot, it was more like a request for something new because so far we like your sh!t.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I’m half Native American, so technically since my paperwork didn’t get approved for free school and I don’t own a ski lodge or Casino I have more of a right to bitch about race than anyone else. I just dont.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    @ Allenp: Add me to the list of writing for SLAM being my dream job.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Allenp: I could never possibly do what they do. Sometimes, I’m just not sure they can do what they do.
    Really, this may sound very vain (mostly because I am) but I DON’T want to be a basketball writer. That’s why I don’t have a blog. That’s why I’m not jump starting whatever AMAZING article I’m going to post on SKO and whatever the hell BLong writes for. It’d be a fun one-or-two article thing, but while I think I have the sense for it, I’d run out of creativity very fast.
    I do love to be entertained, however. That’s why I’ll give Russ or Ryan or Myles so much crap when I feel they’re doing it wrong. Yet I don’t think I could possibly do it myself. A little screwed up, but I think you could figure that out talking to me.

    It’s REALLY not my dream job, man. I woulda majored in journalism instead of engineering.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Well, my dream job after playing in the NBA, but my chances of that are slowly deteriorating . . . so writing for SLAM is my dream job.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    The article was still sh$t though

  • http://www.nba.com/bucks/ Keith

    I like AllenP for his comments today.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    699

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    *802

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    I’m out for a bit, y’all, got a hoop practice. Be back later! Peace!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Sorry E, we don’t all have as well established blogs as SKO. I’ll try not to mention it so much since it bothers you.

  • Anton

    nah, I still say Rodman’s better

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    damn wordpress

  • RV

    Speaking of dream jobs, when i was 10 or 11, i thought about designing shoes for Nike, so i drew up some designs along with some ideas and sent them over there to Oregon

  • RV

    …actually got a letter back from a guy at the art dept saying they don’t accept outside work

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    It doesn’t bother me kid, I love your stuff, but you sound more desperate than the 50 year old broad I ran into shooting pool with my boy the other night, is all.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Im back, and 22!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Besides, you’re a few steps ahead of us blog bungholes….you’ve had your words in SLAM the mag….no small feat.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    lots of comments here

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I guess I’ve been in marketing too long, E.

  • j-smoov 5

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! KOBE’S NUMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    1?

  • p mo

    last i checked Kobe did not go 2 for 18 in playoff games like a certain #2 on this list..come talk to me when he can stroke it like Kobe.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    CO SIGN MY MAIN MAN P MO

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Naw, his team just got blown out by 30+ points in an elimanation game is all.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh, a FINALS ELIMANATION GAME lest we forget…..and we haven’t.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    or with an I if you choose.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    My site is far supreme than any other. It will soon have a product review of the SLAM PRESENTS MIKE (the all micheal jordan magizine) that i got for my birthday.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I told ya’ll Ryan was brilliant.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    P you funny man, all Kobe did was blow a 24 point lead agianst the Celtics.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i will dunk on you Eboy

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Kobe? You mean Luke, and the lake show did!!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Sorry, had to say that again so that I get my commission check.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    everytime somebody post a dumb comment, the hole in the ozone gets bigger.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I think B has a crush on me or something since he keeps making note of how I haven’t commented on his blog yet.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @E: I waited too long to get my Noyz submissions in this months issue. Stupid job that actually pays. I was trying to keep my streak alive.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Sorry Taddy, since I’ve seen your pic I can hardly contain myself.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I’ve clearly made the hole in the ozone about 30% bigger in the last year or so.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    If yours is 30 percent mine like like 590%… we may not have a ozone layer above canada!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    James the Ballgobbler has been spraying aresol cans straight into the air.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    its okay tad, Al Gore hates me

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    It’s ok B. All the girls from the MCSERCHISHOT.COM think the same thing.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Search has an A in it, A-hole

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Not MC Serch, bunghole.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I wish today was Tuesday. And Tad, am I wasting my time if i actually look at that site or are you actually on there?

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Oh, I’m an idiot. Gotcha big homie.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    We’re gonna get this damn thing to 1000 one way or another, damn it.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    you are not an idiot, more of a supercalifragilistic douchie bag.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i am gonna have comment 1000 because i am just that great. I had comment 100 000 and i sold my sould to do it, so i will do it now.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    “Brocoli taste like cheese, cheese taste like brocoli, your mom is cheese and brocoli because i taste her”

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    !

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    !!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    !!!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    What’s a douchie bag? Is that like a knockoff gucci bag? I’m confused.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    !!!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    your a knock off of a good commentor.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Hey BET, i would like to remind you of the time with the shoes … i WILL have the 1000 comment!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    !!!!!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    BET, please stop, your hurting slamonline.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    James, if you do nobody will remember, if i do, it will just be part 2 of the legend of the cat

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    B, lol nice with the spray cans. that was good!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    B.Long, that is what she said. Then i slapped her. Then i pushed her down the stairs. Then I stuck her in the fire place. THen i laughed as she burned. Then i wrote a poem. THen that went into the fire too. I laughed as they burned togther, words and women both make ashes.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Legend of the pu$$y? lol I will always remember it and so will Jukai. and frankly, thats all that matters at this point.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    uh oh … BET, did your gf break up with you? Sorry to hear that man. You going to be ight?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    fly fly dragon fly fly.
    Hop hop dragon hop hop
    stop dragon stop

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    All around the castle The knight chased the dragon
    The dragon thought it was all in fun
    “Roarrrrr” went the dragon!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    lets not talk about my girlfriend

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Im still your boy … bro’s before hoes ok. there are other shorties in the sea… “how we love them hoes, how how how we love them hoes”

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    sister?

  • RV

    how exactly would either of you two know who got comment 1000?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Laura se vería preciosa vestida de novia. Lo soñó desde siempre: en sus juegos de niña elegía representar a la hija que organizaba la gran fiesta de su vida; en la escuela decía que su ilusión era vestirse de blanco y ser la protagonista de la más comentada de las bodas.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    RV, we will just know

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    i would know because im considered on level with the gods. Im below jesus, above Zeus, and on top of BET’s girlfriend … lol BET. thats the last one!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    “i am the manualist on this video. i have been playing songs on my hands for 37 years. for those of you who think it’s fake you are wrong! the reason you have never seen it before now is that nobody would ever give me a chance to show it to the world. i was supposed to be on letterman in 1991 and leno in 2005. both screwed me for no reason. since youtube came out i can show the world what i can i can do. i can play what i want and people are requesting songs. check out the rest of my stuff. you will be amazed. i also have a tutorial on youtube for those who want to know how and why i do this. it is acepella so you won’t think it’s fake after that!”

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Payment is expected within 10 days from the end of the auction. If payment is not received within 10 days & there is no response or communication from winning bidder, you may be reported for non-payment. Please do not bid if you don’t intend on paying for the item. There are no refunds or exchanges. However, I may make an exception on an individual basis so contact me first rather than leaving poor feedback comments. I pride myself in having 100% positive feedback and would like to keep it that way!

  • RV

    This is sad.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    sad, like your life?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    No more mentioning of gf’s. Shes out, gone. Ight, shes out … what time do youw ant me to bring the b1tch back? (white men cant jump)

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Kobe Bryant is named Kobe

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    James, stay in Canada

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    BETCATS is named .. Albert Joseph

  • a-rod

    well i see james tha balla loves him some kobe

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    nobody wants comment 1000? comment 900?

  • RV

    you can do better BEt..

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    my name is D E A N D R E b!tchezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Im trying too lol … less shooting from my neighbors up North!! When i have kids they can go to school without buying the newest teflon vest as back to school cloths like down in Texas or any other state!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    880

  • a-rod

    wow 900 comments is impressive

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    ERDNAED FLANDERS IS NOW YOUR NEW NAME … as i knight you!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Im a Telfon Don boy dont forget that

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    884

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i love me some me

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Is that from the artist know as Curtis Jackson … BET you are not a gangster. Black maybe, but Gangster, no. back of the oven lol … sorry, joke from ealier!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i am a mature young man

  • RV

    told ya we had some 7 year olds..

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    I love me some … Jukais comments???

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    g@ngster? no i am no g@ngster, but i will knock your blog off with my army of kittens

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i am done for now, i need to put more songs on my MP3

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    you have 4 minutes GO

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I don’t know if I’m 100% correct, but there was a Post Up once that went to 1250 comments or so….ya’ll got a long ways to go to get near a record.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I’ll be happy when the Post Up is back.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    no post up went to 1250

  • RV

    eboy, i’m pretty sure the record was in the gold medal game post, don’t remember how many though

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    You’re still here too…..damn, there ain’t sh*t to watch on tv and I’m about over watching my kid play with his remote control car.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    They closed the comments on the gold medal game because it almost crashed the site I believe. That ish was bannanas.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    dammit ronnie!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    You’re too young to remember, BET.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Eboy, try sneaking up on your kid and freaking him out

  • RV

    i’m waiting on the monday night game..

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Eboy i was here before you. Down since 05

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Yeah, i’m waiting for the World Series game so I can see some drunk Philly fans get arrested.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    It’s like Christmas eve and Celtics/Cleveland tomorrow is like a brand new Optimus Prime under the tree.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I bought my son a remote control car and somehow everytime I press a button on my tv remote the damn thing moves.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Uhm…..BETDUMBO, I was around before color took effect on the SLAM site…..don’t get it twisted, 2001 son.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    I have seen 1 victory parade in my day for a sport i dont even watch

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    LMAO at B.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i have been commenting since 05, reading since 03, but i have more comments than you.

  • RV

    i think BET thinks he’s 29.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    oh lets play truth or dare

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    RV my wisdom exceedes my age

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Maybe…….but I’ve been reading since before you broke water, kid…..or really close to when you were potty trained.

  • RV

    when did the mag begin? I’ve been reading since like 95, whenever the dream cover was…

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    The Decipticons always had the cooler vehicles though.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i didnt get potty trained, i still sh!t on clowns like you on the regular.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    94, RV.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    BET sh*ts his pants!!!!!!!!!!!!! Doo doo baby!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    And i got the SLAM PRESENTS MIKE magizine with all the stuff still in it for my B-Day. What!?

  • Joey Jo Jo

    I’ll make up the numbers…ON TO THE NEXT TOP 50 WHATEVER!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    You know, off topic for a moment, I just glanced at the banner for the SLAM subscription plan and the fact they give a headband with it…..they really need a SLAM t-shirt to go with new scripts. I know I need a new one for the longest.

  • RV

    yeah i figured that was an early issue, probably like 6 or 7.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    hoot hoot!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    You dont got a SLAM Shirt? I got my Iverson Soul on Ice one and the Shaq/Dwade one. I need a Gerald Wallace cover shirt. If G-Force gets i cover i will make a bootleg shirt

  • RV

    the original SLAM present mike??

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Yup RV

  • jrp14

    Tommorrow my Blazers clap the lakers, and the dynasty begins…..and RIP CITY is restored!

  • RV

    eboy, i’ve been getting emails advertising the free t-shirt….i can’t believe i never got anything in over 10 years

  • RV

    are back issues reprinted or extras?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Clyde Drexler is not walking thru that door.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    jrp i hope you are right. it would be nice to see a young team succeed.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i dont know RV, i got an orginal though!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @jrp14: Tomorrow Bynum gives Oden the buisness. Bet on it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    IM BACK … da da da da daaaa … IM BACK “AZ”

  • RV

    how do you know its original then?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    RV: yes, as far as I know they are. That is something Mr. Osborne can answer.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I’m almost positive that Ben told me they don’t do reprints RV.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Bynum, 21, Kobe 27, farmar 17 !!! Run wit it!!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Or not.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Mark my words yall
    It aint no funnnnnn, if the homies cant havavavavave none!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    or yes?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    i have a life. peace

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Can whos back in the mother f()cking house, with a fat d1ck for ya motherf()cking motuh,
    hoes recognize, ni&&@s do too, when bitches get scandalous and pull a voo doo!!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Farmar’s not scoring 17 James. Pau might though.

  • RV

    did y’all get the latest issue in the mail yet? its already online for 7 bucks, but its in newstands for 5 bucks..

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    No you dont BET. I have your wife… ooo life, well than yeah maybe you do.

  • RV

    ah nevermind, i forgot its multiple covers…but i still haven’t received mine with that guy on the cover..the guy with issues whos misunderstood.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    very funny. Peace

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    im so funny

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    wow this chat died off … 1500 comments, no?

  • Anton

    let’s go for 2000 before tip-off

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    im down!!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Good luck at that, y’all. What about tomorrow’s stories?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    I’d love 2000 comments by the morning, but we have to switch it up…

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I got beef with you, Ryne.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Ryne is the man, i must say! 2000 would be crazy. i just need someone on ehre to keep chatting with and i can go the distance!!

  • Anton

    ^what stories? Lakers beat Blazers, Celtics beat Cavs. done.
    Anyway, Kob should have gotten surgery on that pinky. If he did it immediately after the Olympics, he would be completely recovered by mid-November. The rest of the show could have stepped it up and toughed it out for the first 3 weeks of the regular season and they would be rewarded a healthy mamba.
    The idea of waiting 1.5 years for surgery doesn’t seem appealing in the long run.

  • http://slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    1K? Don’t you bastards let me down.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    I wont let you down like you elt us down Ryan, dont worry! Do you want my e-mail for the explanation now?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/2008/09/interview-ryan-jones.html TADOne

    James, click my name for a “somewhat” explanation.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol ok …

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Well im guessing its vulgor because im at work and it wont allow me to see it!

  • http://slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Yeah, and check my picture James — I TOLD you I was sexy.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    If it has anything to do with 2 girls and a cup, im good!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    i need ONE person to chat … we have 31 comments to go!!

  • http://slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Just remember what Tad said about “somewhat” — the real explanation is that I’m an @sshole. Obviously.

  • http://slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I’m about to go to bed, because I’m elderly and have to get up in the morning. So I won’t be me. I know that saddens you.

  • http://slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Good news, though — I got my Obama as Vince dunking on McCain as Weis shirt in the mail today. It’s even doper than it looks online.

  • http://slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I know that’s only good news for me, but hey.

  • http://slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Ok, goodnight!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Ryan .. congrats again on the below average article. have a great night frosty!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The answer is YES. Kobe is the best basketball player on the planet today.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Hey y’all, Moose back in da house!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    I actually agree with you teddy. GOAT. Moose, what up lil’pimp

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    22 comments left!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Nuthin much, just got back from practice and I gotta get some stuff done, so I’ll see y’all later; I’m out! Have fun kiddies!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    top 5 commentors:
    1: Me
    2: Ryne Jones
    3: BET/Moose
    4: Simone
    5: Jukai/Jukais Sister

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    sorry not Jukai … i meant Jewkai!!

  • Anton

    pfft, talkin’ ’bout practice

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    ?

  • http://si damascus

    damn this is almost to 1000… goddamn… lebron is only at 97..total domination…lol… cant wait to the season to start tommorow…can anybody see kobe repeat as mvp? i can… i really do

  • balla

    wtf?

  • http://si damascus

    lakers will win about 59-65 games this year.. no doubt… and kobe numbers will be there… that should give him mvp hands down..epecially if they get the num 1 seed

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    KOBE IS REAPEATING!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    11 more to go!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    10 to go

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    9 to go

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    8 to go

  • Young Bo

    seriously 1000 responses, thats big, i know im premature but im helping to get there..kobe gotta be no.1 jus cuz of the 1000 responses..aight let the season start now, i need to see some official dunk ons and crosses and dime pieces

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    7 to go

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    i heard that … 5 off

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    4 left

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    3 now

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    2 …….

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    1 more

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    HAPPY NEW YEARS … i mean 1000 comments!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    told ya BET!!!

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    i’m back,…992

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    james…LOL

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol 992?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    hahaha yo Simon … go up some and check out my top 5 commentors!!!

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    kobe is da best, he’s top 10 for all time.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    ummm top 3 of all time, and in my books NUM 1!!!!

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    james is the top commentors…

  • http://blog.sina.com.cn/songdikobe Michael Song

    kobe is simeply the best,NO 1!

    Olympic BeiJing we all see the huge fans in China,kobe is most popular NBA star in there.And also he gives a great game in the olympic finals.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    co-sign, he’s top of the top in ma book…

  • http://www.slamonline.com James The Balla

    Thanks brother … i figure with my devastatingly handsome looks, quick wittiness, and awsome comments i would put myself at the top!!

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    we did it, 1000 … i’m out, peace

  • Jose

    DAMN YA’LL REALLY INTERESTED IN IN 1000 POSTS + WOW.
    Lets hope Flash can return to streghth and once again be in the “best player in the world” conversation
    GO FLASH!!!

  • Double J

    Kobe Bryant is by far the number one player on the NBA. Let me tell you about the Olympics, we smashed all everyone. Kobe didn’t need to step up until the championship game, when he went straight crazy at the end. PRops to Dwade!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Wow James, Kobe is the GOAT? Are you kidding? Ok, I think you are so I’m going to let this slide. Haha

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    James has been on these forums for like FOUR HOURS. WTF

  • http://omar.com tamilman

    YOOO TERRIBLE. CHRIS QUINN SHOULDA BEEN NUMBER 1. SLAM YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BASKETBALL. DAN DICKAU FOR MVP

  • KA

    this writeup is passive aggressive. slam should never be passive aggressive. its not a bad write up per se and i appreciate the use of irony but this was the wrong way to go.

  • Tommy Vercetti

    SLAM is just about right with this one. Black Mamba is the best player in the business today and when it’s all said and done Kobe Bryant will go down as arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    You like that

    CO SIGN Tommy

    and yes Teddy, GOAT!!!

  • ArmoPimp

    hell yeah!!!!
    Kobe is the best player in the NBA
    all the haters know it
    my ass if lebron was 1st
    i’d be laughing hard

  • rand33p

    hes is def. number one

  • Kalan

    LeBron is better than Kobe.

  • http://www.justice.gov.za Chiliz

    1st thing 1st!!! KB has been in the game 4 quite sumtime & has yet 2 put a foot wrong!!

    LB is the future , ask me in 5 years time if he’s better than KB.

  • Lol lebron is better than kobe

    Lebron is better than KObe. LOL. Can i get wat you smokin?

  • Steve

    WORST … WRITE UP … EVER

  • Steve

    And yes, Kobe deserves to be number one right now. No one I would rather have with the ball with ten second to go… except for perhaps MJ if he was fresh, I think he could still destroy all the clowns in the game today if skills, guile and will to win were the determining factors.

  • Jackie Moon

    3:19 AM EST, 12:19 PST

    First! Tuesday West Coast.

    Hopefully, in 6-7 years, this argument will be about who is the best center in the NBA, Bynum or Oden?

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    1024 in this motherf***er!!!!

  • frodo88

    the one thing that definitively does it for me is the defense.

  • Froggiestyle

    Build the comments section and they will come

  • Froggiestyle

    Farmer Jones – GOAT :) you really in the happy valley? How’s trix in NoHo?

  • http://nbaukfan.blogspot.com/ mat smith

    wasnt this about basketball? not about if someone was not very nice to you once, I dont get it at all, play not personality.

  • i am the walrus

    kobe is the greatest of all time ( sorry MJ)

  • sketch

    i agree, this was a garbage article. if you’re gonna write about kobe being #1, do it with conviction, otherwise don’t do it at all. the title of the article seems to have conviction. it was very strongly stated, but the body of the article…saying something about i guess he does it better than most, boy…very lacking.

  • http://another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    what’s the record in number of posts on one article anyway?

  • Dutch Rob

    Its really close between LBJ and Kobe. Lebron owns the stat sheet. But Kobe plays better D and has a better shooting touch. Kobe = the best baller alive , Lebron = the next baller in line

  • davidR

    tommy vercetti, kobe arguably the greatest bball player of all-time? even if you were the best arguer in the world, you’d still be trippn.

  • davidR

    oh and, did we ever figure out who was #38 on this list?

  • Kev

    Kobe is the best baller alive.PERIOD…Im a cleveland resident but i can’t hide away from facts..even those who say Lebron should be number 1,deep down they know that Kobe is the man..

  • luvshaq

    shaquille was 38 I think, davidR

  • timmy

    kobe is the best SG of all time

  • Black Mamba

    The agrument as Kobe being the best player of all time, can be argued. If Kobe can win two titles with this team, and he is the leader, gets at least two more MVPS and both finals MVP in the championships, he will have an argument with Jordan, and Jordan knows that. Lebron can’t even have an agrument with Kobe yet, Lebron can’t even have an argument with Dwade too me. I feel Dwade has done more in the league than Lebron. People look at Lebron stats and go WOW, but he is 6-8, 260, I think any of us with that size can average that, with some basketabll skill. So give Kobe 5 years to win two titles. See I have listened to Sportswriters talk and Kobe is a great player once, you stop focusing on his off the court stuff, and remember you have secrets, Jordan has secrets, that people don’t know about us, which would make people look at us differently, Kobe stuff was in the open, so I feel that he doesn’t get his props, because he played with Shaq, but he was a bench warmer he worked on his skills and d, behind eddie jones with big ego on the team and just on ESPN the other day, Shaq said he wished he would have started more stuff with Kobe, could Lebron survive in that environment with all the haters. Who knows, but Kobe deserves credit on making himself who he is today, he didn’t come in the league annointed like Prince James, but what I like about Kobe he works hard at his game and will kill his mother to win a title, that guts, plus even NBA players like Paul Pierce have said Kobe is top 10 all time.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    What a fuc*ing idiot.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Kobe needs to win 4 more titles, 5 move MVP’s and 7 Finals MVP’s to be greater than Mr. Jordan. Read those numbers…..then re-read them and then……kill yourself. Please.

    Or subtract one number from each category and then he can be on equal ground with Mr. Jordan. And then jump off a 20 story building.

  • Black Mamba

    Eboy, you act like Jordan didn’t have great help, so Kobe gets two more titles with this squad he can be in the conversation with MJ. MJ has even said that, People who watch more basketball than me and you have said that. NBA legends have said that. Come one, stop acting like MJ is at a level by himself, If odom could be a poor man’s pippen, Kobe would be going for back to back titles. Maybe you need to wake up smell the coffee and jump, because you sound stupid.

  • Froggiestyle

    BM (aka Black Mamba but we’ll go with BM for short) BM, you how old 13 or 14? Cuz no one who ever actually saw MJ play would ever say that nonsense – so fess up youngblood…

  • Maria Callas

    @Eboy…..:Kobe needs to to win 5 more titles 4 and a half MVP’s, 3 and a quarter Finals MVP , substruct the square root of 15 from those numbers and then devide by 3.14348946 and then…….

  • ciolkstar

    This is so dumb. Kobe choked in the finals and was AWFUL throughout the Olympics. I know he got hot at the end of the gold medal game, but he really showed his selfish natuure hoisting all those 3s and forcing poor passes to make it look like he wanted to share the ball. Ugh, I thought SLAM was better than this.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Why does Kobe get to skip everybody else in line and get a crack at Jordan?
    When did Kobe get to be better than Magic, or Oscar Robertson, or hell, even Isaiah? Why is Kobe better than Wilt, or Shaq or Tim Duncan?
    Kobe does not get to jump the all-time great line and get a crack at Jordan. He has to prove he’s better than all the other cats Mike had to beat out.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Yup.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    Kobe passed Grant Hill

  • Robert

    It was great article and the choice for no.1 is legitimate and I say that not as a Kobe fan. But I thought Ryan could have done a better article than this. Because no offense, the writing of Russ was just better.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariq al Haydar

    I like this piece. The Farmer makes some pretty good points:

    - The other sh*t surrounding Kobe shouldn’t matter when we talk about Kobe the player.
    - It is indisputable that Kobe is ARGUABLY the best basketball player on the planet.
    - The argument for Bron as the best can be made, but is not quite as strong as Kobe’s case at this point in time.
    - If you really want to rate Bron above Kobe, you can.
    - Ryan Jones isn’t particularly fond of Kobe Jellybean Bryant.

  • josesito

    i dont wanna wait …….for my life to be over…..

  • http://si damascus

    black mamba,u sound like u only think kobe can get only 2 more rings…why u doubting… i think kobe can get more than 2… i say 3 or 4 at max

  • jdn41

    im still pissed that bosh is lower than melo

  • jdn41

    and i dont even think jordans team couldve beat this years boston look at the match ups

  • LordKratos08

    “and i dont even think jordans team couldve beat this years boston look at the match ups”

    It is tough to compare two eras because of how much the game has changed. I think MJ would have been more dominant now because of the handcheck rule and I think nobody on the 2008 Celtics Championship team can guard MJ during his prime. Don’t ever think of discussing the G.O.A.T in the same line with this year’s Boston team. Just like what MJ told Ray Allen, “If you only got one, that means you’re lucky” Just go and ask Gary Payton.

    But the luckiest guy so far in the NBA in recent years, that man has to be James Posey.

    And oh, I agree with the Mamba being on top. But it’s not all about him anymore. Gasol should learn to be tough and also play with Andrew Bynum. Can’t wait for the game to start. I like the Suns in the West as well as the Hornets and The Cavs in the East as well as Boston. Here’s hoping and crossing my fingers that the Injury Bug will not bite this early. My two cents….

  • Kamran

    finally! thnx ryan for KNOWING kobe is better than lebron!

  • Jof

    reading the post, it’s friggin obvious ryan jones wasn’t convinced..

    why even write the article in the first place? instead of substance, we get starch.. considering this is the piece for “the best basketball player,” regardless if it was KB or LBJ or whoever..

    seriously, if you’re not convinced, you shouldn’t be writing it.. might as well write a piece that vilifies Kobe 100%..

  • Maria Callas

    KOBE!!KOBE!!KOBE!!!

  • G-UNOT KILLA

    Spider Loc Dunked on Kobe during the Crips Basketball Tournament 2 yrs ago. Monster Cody was in attendance!

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  • Sam

    That was a lame article.

  • http://www.nba.com B.I.G.

    That was a lame article.
    Kobe deserves that spot.
    Whoever wrote this is a kobe hater, and only did it because its his job. Disappointing.
    If you want people to believe he is the best basketball player, you have to proove it, not just say it. He IS the best, and maybe even the best of all time(in your own opinion), I think he is as great as Micheal Jordan, or Better.
    This was a waste of time.
    Everybody knew kobe was #1, but people wanted to hear why?
    Why he is the one.
    Why he has been the one for a long time.
    why he deserves this.
    His clutch ability.
    He is beyong clutch.
    His 81 point game.
    His 12 3-Pointers.
    His All-Star Streak.
    His MVP.
    His 2 All-Star MVPs.
    His 3 rings.
    His ability to single handidly control a game’s outcome.
    His streak on the All-NBA 1st team.
    His streak on the all NBA defensive team.
    He is THE ONE.
    For a Reason.
    You couldn’t state that reason.

  • Maria Callas

    KOBE!!KOBE!!KOBE!!!!!!

  • kenle

    yes,kobe is the best i hope he get the champion.

  • Cupcake

    Shoulda put MJ number 1 just to shut everyone up.

  • Maria Callas

    KOBE!!KOBE!!!KOBE!! !!!

  • Tracy

    kobe~kobe~

  • Tracy

    uh.i think kobe is the best one

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  • mdb123

    ryan jones is lame, dude cant even come up with a response after he writes a lame ass article that doesnt even acknowledge kobe as the best player. despite ranking him number 1.

  • Trashcan

    All BS aside – I’m not here to debate who should be number one or if Kobe is justified taking the top spot – but its hard to ignore the half arse job by the writer. Did Ryan Jones type this up 5 mins before the article deadline?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. Or LeBron. Or Garnett. Or Paul. Or Duncan. Or Pierce. Or Deron. Or Wade. Moose is the best basketball player in the world. And he was here on December 21st. This will be the last comment on this post saying the truth.

  • Rob Wells Jr.

    Dwade

  • http://www.bebo.com/SupahhHuman Brandon

    I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. I think that Moose is the best basketball player in the world. Not Kobe. Or LeBron. Or Garnett. Or Paul. Or Duncan. Or Pierce. Or Deron. Or Wade. Moose is the best basketball player in the world. And he was here on December 21st. This will be the last comment on this post saying the truth.

  • http://www.myspace.com/makaveli_theking john

    kobe is the best IN THE PLANET EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT………………………………

  • CL SMOOTH

    I tried to be quiet.I was hoping the powers that be at SLAM would put down the Patron and revisit this top 50 list, but, they seem satisfied to let it stand and just like Steph I gotta throw my two cents in…
    WTF!?!?!?
    I’m only going to address the 8th position.My rationale mind can accept KOBE at number 1, and DUNCAN is the best p.f. ever, even though I like KG more. I love CP, he’s the best pg in the league and reminds me of my favorite p.g. of all time, Zeke, but he’s not better than WADE so slide Flash up to fifth and move CP to 6th and I’m good. If this list is based on THIS SEASON and isn’t some lifetime achievement award then NASH has to go. Paul is good at 7th but the 8th spot is where the problem is. If this about THIS SEASON Joe Johnson should be at number 8. He’s better than everybody you have ranked ahead of him outside of the top 7. He’s a beast on o and is a good defender. He’s the Hawks first scoring option, he also is their primary playmaker and he gets it done every night. I know SLAM just gave him some ink but he’s better than these guys, the only argument would be if t-mac was healthy but he’s not and DOUBLE J is. Give that man his respect

  • http://yahoo.com damon

    The Truth

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Why, thank you Brandon.

  • http://Youtube.com Thomas

    I dissagere Jordan should be #1

  • http://Youtube.com Thomas

    I dissagere Jordan should be #1

  • michael jeffrey jordan

    kobe’s no. 1.. the best.. u jst hate him coz he beats ur guy, coz he beats ur team. if u cant accept it, then dnt talk about him. lebron is in the right track but kobe is the best. lebron will get his turn on his own time. kobe is the best basketball player in the world.

  • http://slamonline.com/online/nba/2008/10/slamonline-top-50-kobe-bryant-no-1/ jamej

    i read somewhere in there that someone thinks that kobe is better than jordan. not gonna happen. he is skill wise the closest thing we may ever have to him, but someone spelt it out with all jordans awards and stuff but the thing is that you have to look at the fact that he might have been able to keep the streak of championships going if he didnt leave the game and he won MVP, led his bulls team to the best record in NBA history, and won a championship on basically all new players than the ones he had in his previous championships (exception Pippen) and he hadnt played in the NBA for all that time and comes in and accomplishes that. he is crazy

  • http://slamonline.com/online/nba/2008/10/slamonline-top-50-kobe-bryant-no-1/ jamej

    i am a big kobe fan, tho he is amazing but mj is still somehow better

  • http://yahoo migs

    Dam right know i think either d-wade or LeBron should be number one. LeBron is putting his team on his soulders and taking them to the best recoed in the NBA. And D-Wade well hes averaging almost 35 pts a game in the last 19.

  • DenaBoy

    the best to ever play the game

  • gage barrios

    but…but…steve nash is my hero =’(

    let me go home now and cry myself to sleep!!!!!!

  • Darren

    Top 10 NBA Players
    1. Lebron James
    2. Dywane Wade
    3. Kevin Garnett
    4. Kobe Bryant
    5. Chris Paul
    6. Deron Williams
    7. Carmelo Anthony
    8. Danny Granger
    9. Paul Pierce
    10. Devin Harris or Kevin Durant

  • J-Mac

    Yep. Kobe number 10. He deserves it he is the GOAT. Now, i’m just waiting for all the pathetic LeTravel/MJ fans to hate…..

  • Lee

    Kobe is a better player than Most in the NBA but Lebron and Wade are gonna make a strong case for themselves very soon.

  • Clyde

    That KEV dude need to check the record book on Kobe -vs- Labron

    …and Darren I will go with Kevin Garnett ONLY because he got that ring against him… But Labron and Dywane have to show me the rings this year.

  • Clyde

    KOBE IS A POLISHED VERSION OF MICHAEL! I’M A JORDAN FAN TO THE HEART, BUT IF ALL THE EXPERTS SAY KOBE IS THE BEST IN THE GAME THAN HE IS! PEOPLE HAVE A PERSONAL THING AGAINST MR. BRYANT GET OVER IT! HE’S ON TOP NOW SO STAY TUNED!!

  • http://yahoo 江南

    科比确实太厉害了,半人半神。

  • paul muwanguzi (hoop breaker!)

    thats my boy,all the way Kobe….it will take a while to find some one beta than him….i hope it will be me replacing him…watch the space…hehehehe.lol…

  • erick jackson

    this is BS….Lebron is the best player in the nba easy….and guess what people..he is only 23. Most people reach there prime at 26-29. Lebron is going to rule the nba

  • http://GOOL.COM Ray RAY G

    Hell yeah # 1 all day KOBE

  • Okene Webilor Edward

    No player in the world today living is compared to Micheal Jordan than 1 man, his name is Kobe Bryant. He is the best ball player in the planet, look at what he has gone thru in his life and he is still standing stronger than ever in the game today. Lebron, Wade, Carmelo and Chris paul are all great players but they are still far from what Kobe has achieved as a player and what he represents. God bless the Nba and God bless Basketball.

  • JimmyBoy

    If you look at the numbers there are other players who can be considered clearly better than Kobe. Moreover, based on lifetime stats, PER, the Olympics, the 2009 season, and other individual statistical categories the case can be made for other players who are better, more efficient, and/or made Kobe look stupid in a game or series.

    It’s not that hard to do because Kobe does NOT live up to the hype, even with the championship he just won with the Lakers!!!!

    That is my biggest knock against Kobe. He does not live up to the media hype that he is so very great.

    I submit to you the following based on numbers:

    He is not an accurate shooter!
    He is an average passer for someone in his caliber!
    He is all-defense but you can’t show me that from the numbers!!!
    Take away his ppg and he is just another player.
    Wade has exceeded Kobe’s lifetime ppg and other stats.
    Pierce made him look stupid in the 2008 Finals.
    Wade outplayed him in the Olympics and during the season.
    Statistically both Lebron and Wade had a MUCH better season than Kobe.
    Kobe’s 3 rings were because of one of the best centers in league history in Shaq.

  • http://slamonline.com john johnson

    give it 5 years and the big discussion will be
    whos the best? derrrick rose or leBron james?
    once the bulls get wade theyll get some rings and rose will win a mvp

  • http://slamonline.com john johnson

    im sick of people comparing kobe to jordan if they had played 2gether jordan would stilll get all the rings, the mvps the constant nod as the 1# player

  • http://NBA.com Miss Kelly

    Ryan Jones,
    I have one simple question, and one comment:
    If you (& it’s obvious)didn’t think Kobe was #1 of the 50, why did you list him as such?
    AND looking at the amount of ‘ink’ you gave talking about Lebron (as #2) opposed to what you gave Kobe (as #1), it seems like you thought Lebron was #1; therefore, either your superior told you who to put down as #1 or you are not true to what you believe.

  • http://NBA.com Miss Kelly

    Ryan Jones,
    I have one simple question, and one comment: If you (& it’s obvious) DIDN’t think Kobe was #1, why did you list him as such? AND looking at the amount of (positive) “ink” you gave talking about Lebron opposed to the small amount (bordering on negative) of “ink” you gave Kobe, it seems like you thought Lebron was #1; therefore, either your superiors told you who to put down as #1 or you are not true to what you believe.

  • http://slamonline.com breeze

    kobe

  • Slam Corrector

    Hey JimmyBoy, the object of the game is to win and Mr. Bryant has 4 rings. Clearly you don’t like “24″ so you are not objective. You say Wade and Bron had better stats last year??? So what. Isn’t this about winning? Kobe has had years when he played with Smush and Kwame where his stats were CRAZY but then critics would say “well he isn’t winning”.

    You say if you took away his ppg and he’s just another player, what kind of logic is that??? Take away Shaq’s size and he’d just be another guy, make Jordan 5’6 and he’d never make an All Star team??? Dude, you can’t take away anything from anyone, these guys work on their game and the results of their work is manifested through Wins & Loses and Stats. Your eyes should be checked if you don’t see Kobe’s greatness. And I don’t want to hear about FG% that’s all you Kobe haters hold on to.

  • Thomas

    It had to be Kobe…no one in the game today has the kind of resume he has:

    4 Championship rings
    3 Allstar game MVPs
    1 Finals MVP
    1 MVP
    2 Scoring Titles
    12-time Allstar
    6-time All NBA First Team
    6-time All NBA Defensive First Team
    3 60+ pt Games
    1 81pt Game

    What does Queen James that is even comparable to that??….I rest my case

  • http://www.shoenut.blogspot.com ShoeNut

    Thomas – good job! Lakers back to back in 2010.

  • http://slamonline Akira

    okay yeah KOBE is good, yeah his fast but wade is faster yeah kobe won the championship only when pau gasol arrived in the team.
    wade have everything steals,blocks,assits and his the quikest player in the nba with amazing stats when he won the championship with Shaq in his team. kobe is better than wade shooting.
    this year them mvp was wade and miami was a good team only with yhim carrying the team on his back thanks

  • Omnixyience (Philippines)

    TO EVERYONE…

    I know some of you are STILL not contended why his NUMBER 1 and LBJ is NUMBER 2

    just read this article it is fair and not biased.

    the debate of who is the best player are based on 3 full season of the players

    http://bestplayerontheplanet.com/kobe-bryant-vs-lebron-james/

  • http://shoenut.blogspot.com ShoeNut

    Well Deserved. Lakers Back to Back in 2010.

  • http://slamonline.com bryant the 2

    kobe is the best thats right he is he alrady proved it last year rember back orlando

  • http://slamonline.com bryant the 2

    kobe is the best thats right he is he alrady proved it last year rember back in orlando going home with the ring lebron suckes kobe is better in everything.the end

  • colinxxxxxxxx

    can anyone plz tells me how come a player like him who only got 26ppg and 45%fg be #!1????? Kobe has no efficiency!!

  • Black Mamba’s clone

    Kobe Bryant the best player EVER!!! He deserves to be No. 1 because he knows in hard time while LeBron doesnt. Kobe does it at the time that’s why say it’s Kobe’s time when it misses 3 or 5 seconds so he has guts and he’s showed ALL the time that he’s not afraid that he gets the point “NO MATTER”, that’s what i call a leader, a strong, a boss, a mastermind, u get wat i mean??. LeBron doesnt know how to be a leader yet but im very sure he’ll be soon.. Thx :)

  • Max

    Welp, I can’t stand numbers like 1111.

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