Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 at 5:10 pm  |  21 responses

Same Old Kobe

Is Adam Morrison the difference?

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Before the 2008-09 season, the SLAM preview issue ran five Obama campaign-inspired covers before America elected its first African-American president. Previews, in general, take a shot at predicting what the future may hold. Thankfully, the Lakers didn’t present many headaches in this department. They had the reigning MVP. They had the best coach in the game (or one of them, at least). They returned nearly the entire team that backstroked its way to the NBA Finals. Yes, the Lakers were pretty much a sure thing.

Looking at the Lakers’ situation heading into the post-season, you can’t help but get some serious deja vu. L.A. lost its starting center Andrew Bynum just when he seemed to find the “Nasty” button. Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom are smoothing the wrinkles on the interior during the interim, utilizing their finesse and versatility. Kobe is stepping up his game from month-to-month, playing like the League’s most valuable player. Phil Jackson axed the facial hair, but he’s still completely Zen. Like it or not, the Lakers are the favorite to run the West for a second straight year. But can they win that elusive ring with exactly the same team as last season? Not if one West Coast Morrison has something to say about it…

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  • http://Soulbanger.tumblr.com Tapion786

    First… I have nothing to say about Morrison.

  • http://nonsuperstar.blogspot.com Michael

    Adam Morrison doesn’t make one bit of a difference to this squad. Not even a little bit.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    I understand. It’s just not often you can change a post about Kobe into a post about Adam Morrison. It had to be done.

  • chris van kampen

    adam morrison is my man. He has a killer shot. He can take everybody one on one. Post anybody. he is an overall supergod.

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  • ciroqobama

    So how long til Shepard Fairey sues Slam?

  • Jackie Moon

    Kobe > Adam Morrison.

  • Jackie Moon

    I have to rehash this because it’s getting ridiculous. How did Kobe “not share the ball” as much as Lebron in their NY Knicks games? Kobe took fewer shots! If Lebron took more shots and got more assists, didn’t he “hog” the ball more? You have to have the ball, of course, to pass it for an assist! What did Kobe do with all those times he didn’t shoot. He either had to have passed it, or turned it over. If the argument is that Lebron is a better assist-maker, I got no beef. But not sharing the ball? Just because you don’t get an assist doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t pass the ball!

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    blah blah blah Not as good as Jordan blah blah blah dunks too much blah blah blah can’t shoot blah blah blah crab dribble blah blah

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    You don’t say, Jackie?

  • MalevolentKing7242

    morrison is basicaly a young radmanovic just no snowboarding. I think shannon brown will make a better impact on this team than morrison

  • Will Lee

    Morrison will be Scottie Pippen

  • Herfdawg

    Morrison will be Scottie Pippen 2.0. Greatest defender of his generation. He’ll win DPOY like 5 years in a row, and knock down all the important shots when Kobe takes a year off to play for the Dodgers. Then Kobe will come back and they’ll win 8 championships in a row. And Kobe will come back to play for the Clips when he’s 40, and they’ll sign him to a big contract cause he’ll be their best player.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    whats in the water over there?

  • j-smoov 5

    …Not sure about Morrison…Shannon Brown? Who knows…Kobe…THE BEST!

  • klav

    morrison is a failure. the end. WORST LAKER…possibly ever?

  • jay

    free the mustache!

  • howard

    Until Morrison does anything than look creepy (version 1.0 & version 2.0) we don’t need to talk about him. Why is he mentioned in this article. Did he say something. Author did not make it clear. A nice valid quote woud be nice. Not there, so ya wasted my time, and you implied something about Morrison. Farts stink most of the time.

  • Chris

    i liked adam morrison at gonzaga, killer shooter but ever since he came to the nba he has been pestered with injuries, like greg oden and he just never had the time develope in charlotte

    as a fan of adams game i hope he sorts it out in l.a and im a huge lakers fan so i would love to him knocking down the shots but lakers dont seem to be giving him the opertunity so far hes rarely played and i think shannon brown is getting more court time

  • Andy

    These kind of Wallpapers look amazing. More! Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Howard……

  • Shawn

    I am in CHarlotte seen everything about Morrison, Knows everything about him in fact was at the Arena when they drafted him. He looks better off the court than he is on the court before and specially after the injury. SHannon Brown? The greatest piece of this trade…