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Sunday, September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 am  |  79 responses

Kobe Bryant’s Knee On The Mend

Yahoo! reports: “Kobe Bryant doesn’t know how much his surgically repaired right knee will allow him to play in the preseason, but he does plan to be on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers’ Oct. 26 season opener against the Houston Rockets. ‘If it’s ready to roll, I will play,’ Bryant said. ‘It’s tough because I don’t like talking timeline or timeframe because people get all antsy. When it’s ready, we’ll roll. I can’t see [missing the season opener]. That’s so far down the road. With where I’m at right now, strength-wise, it’s very, very good.’ Bryant, 32, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee July 23 and was expected to be ready for the start of training camp, which began Saturday night. He was bothered by the injury last season and needed to have the knee drained during the first round of the playoffs. Bryant said his knee feels a lot stronger now, but it hasn’t been truly tested yet. While Bryant didn’t have a timetable for his return, Lakers coach Phil Jackson is hopeful Bryant will play some minutes in the preseason.”


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  • the nerve

    mike never had all those issues.
    kobe is softer then mj. copycat.
    carmelo tryin 2 git advice from a copycat who didnt go 2 school

  • Ronald

    It’s obvious you should go to school too “Nerve”.

  • http://www.slamonline.com baller4life

    nerve your an idiot

  • the nerve

    u want some, Ron?

  • the nerve

    i c ur ass get clowned up here too

  • EugRey0308

    softer THEN mj??? maybe softer THAN mj. hahaha

  • tom

    git clowned not get clowned!

  • Love4Humanity

    @the nerve
    Kobe is softer because he has had the misfortune of getting injured more? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense lol. He played through his injuries which is the exact opposite of what a soft player would do. Sounds like you’re the one who didn’t go to school. Shut it down. It’s over already. Kobe will be ready and the Lakers will be ready for the 3 peat. Period.

  • J.C.

    0/10 the nerve, troll harder.

  • the nerve

    @love:
    stfu.
    he softer becuz he aint as tough as mike. u saw my point. u trollin. talk about me trollin.
    actually let me switch it up.
    kobe is softer becuz he got injured more. Yes that is fact which u pointed out. u helped me make my point.
    n da skoolz where i learned from should be burned. how dat sound?

  • rich

    maybe kobe is injured more because he didnt have a nice early retirement? dont knock him because of his bone density, knock him for something that makes sense like riding shaq for 3 years or scoring 81 against a college team or something. i dont see how he isnt tough because hes gonna keep playing till that finger falls off, i agree he is a lil soft when it comes to drawing fouls but he does what it takes to be a winner

  • Omnixyience

    guys please don’t argue
    on a 10 y.o. you’re lowering yourselves
    on his level. LOL

  • the nerve

    i aint say he was soft. i said he softer than m.j.
    im startin 2 believe da dude i herbed da other day when he say yall retarded. ppssshhh!

  • http://Slamonline.com Sergio

    Actually, you said he softer THEN mj. Then everybody made fun of you.

  • the nerve

    damn u right lol

  • the nerve

    yall still know what i meant though

  • EJ

    nerve is gettin on everybody’s nerves. Get out of here, I think Kobe’s too tough, he should rest. If Kobe reads this soft talk he’s gonna start kung fu or something and harden his body by hitting some bricks or something.

  • Love4Humanity

    All of this is funny because Michael actually likes Kobe and his game a lot. So the nerve sounds like a complete idiot when he compares the two and says that Kobe is softer than Mike when it’s clear that Kobe isn’t soft at all. He’s just going to wear tape on that finger this year as opposed to the padding he wore last year…doesn’t sound like something a soft player would do. And as for things to ride Kobe for, he didn’t hop on Shaq’s back for his first three rings, he was actually a very key component on those teams. The plays that the Lakers ran were mostly either for Shaq or Kobe, some people make him out to be a role player on those teams lol. Hilarious. And scoring 81 points is no small feat regardless of who you’re playing against especially when you look at the team he was playing with. They were losing before he caught fire.

  • JTaylor21

    Y’all ease off my main man the nerve. How come whenever someone says something that disagrees with Kobefanatics, he’s seen as a troll, FU*K OUTTA HERE. Twice as many people hate Bron and talk sh*t about dude on this site but none of Bron’s fans attack them and labels them trolls, Kobefanatics just tend to be more sensitive and emotional than others.

  • KB2412345

    nerve is sucha bit(h. huuuuge bit(h

  • KB2412345

    who’s your guy nereve? how many rings he got? hopefully more than 5. otherwise STFU

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    JTaylor21: Cause what Nerve says was stupid. Really stupid. Why bring up ANYTHING about MJ? What did this article have to do with MJ? It’s about Kobe missing some of the off-season cause of his knee. Injuries have NOTHING to do with how soft you are.
    Nerve is definitely a grade 5 troll.

  • KB2412345

    i love when people compare the mamba to MJ in anyway.. just shows how good some of these guys think kobe is. thanks nerve for the comparison to the greatest :)

  • JTaylor21

    Oh okay the same way Kobe fans always bring up his name on any article involving Bron. If the never’s a troll then kobe fans must be the ultimate trollstars. You can’t criticize somebody for doing something you excel in.

  • Ronald

    And bringing in Kobe’s education when he can’t string a proper sentence together just seems ironic.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    JTaylor21: Two wrongs don’t make a right. You and Eboy need to stop this dumb justification mindset, “OH KOBE FANS DO THIS SO I DO THIS” is utter crap.
    It was pointless to bring up MJ, it was dumb to call Kobe soft because he is injured after playing fourteen years in the L, and it was pointless AND dumb to bring up Kobe’s education.
    Don’t help the dude.

  • Love4Humanity

    @Jukai You’re correct with each of your points.

  • KB2412345

    kobe haters can’t argue his greatness for more than like 2 mins cause they quickly tire of making stuff up. makes for an easy win..

  • Clement

    @nerve
    i know ur being an asshole of a troll, but get this: at the same age (32) Kobe has played 1,219 NBA games, compared to MJ’s 778. He’s got a lot more mileage on those knees than MJ did. That’s about an extra 21,000 man minutes on his body. Kobe entered the league early at age 17 and didn’t have the benefit of a baseball retirement sabbatical. And as another poster mentioned, getting injured has nothing to do with being soft. The fact that Kobe played through all those injuries (did u know his finger might never be healed for the rest of his life because he elected to play thru the pain instead of get it fixed? the most important finger on his shooting hand, no less!) only makes him more of a warrior than all those pussies who sit out cuz of “flu-like symptoms.” Your comment is just plain stupid and illogical.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Until I start seeing people show respect to the Heat (who’ve been shi$talked here for the last 3 seasons) and now in turn to Lebron (who is spoken about daily as if he suddenly turned in Jared Dudley) you and the rest of your hurt feeling Mo Williams wannabe homegirls can suck the proverbial d&ck, Jukai. I had no place in this conversation so why bring my name up?

  • the nerve

    jukai:
    alwayz talkin sh.. like he da king a da threads.
    u get owned up here all da time. yall get owned 2 da point where catz iz defendin u n da chumps up here who got twiste views of thangz
    n yeah yall boy kobe IS SOFTA THAN MIKE

  • http://www.dimemag.com Royal

    ^^^ I would say the majority of people respect Lebron’s game. And I don’t hear many people saying the Heat won’t make it to at least the conferance finals.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    Eboy: One can ONLY suck yer proverbial d&ck, because from all the comments you’ve been posting recently, it’s clear you have a v@gina. Who cares. In my opinion, I think the Heat are going to sweep everyone and take the Lakers in six pretty easy. My opinion carries as much weight as anyone else. Tone it down a bit.

  • The Philosopher

    LONG… LIVE… THE KING.

  • KB2412345

    Kobe is still head a shoulders above everybody. Lakers are a better team than anybody. Win over the Celtics for the Championship and the 3peat this coming season for sure.. 5 Rings, soon to be 6, 2 finals MVP’s.. soon to be 3.. Things are looking mighty fine for Kobe and LA right now :) Defense wins and the lakers are the best defensive team :) sorry i’m just all smiles.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Your full of shiz Jukai, but you know I love you.

  • The Philosopher

    KB2412345
    bill russell is my guy.
    11 rings
    stfu

  • The Philosopher

    3:34p.m. comment is not me.
    Have a feeling who it is, though.

  • the nerve

    yo philosopher dat was me yo. my bad

  • Love4Humanity

    @Eboy The Heat haven’t played a game yet, so they don’t really deserve a lot of respect. While the Lakers are two time champions who have gotten better, they’re the ones who deserve all the respect at this point until the Heat show us something on the court. The Celtics and Magic deserve more respect at this point than a team who has yet to play a game together.

  • T-Money

    Wow, whats going on here?

  • the nerve

    clownin n*99@$ like my name was “dis dude”

  • KB2412345

    What team is Bill Russell on? ha … and co sign Love on that one. why would the heat deserve any respect? wait at least until a few games in and we see if they are any good.. maybe those guys didn’t practice to much during the off season and partied it up?? lol.

  • KB2412345

    Do you talk the way you write nerve? i don’t know how you can intergrate all those numbers into your vocabulary. And is Nervous your full name?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Negetive Kreep

    How often does a Kobe/LeBron thread comment section start out with (a hater) talking sh*t about said player, only to complain later in THAT SAME THREAD that they can’t stand how immature said players fans are, and thaat the ONLY reason they do what they do is because of “those fans”? Sound familiar? Just a question for the mind…

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    @KB2412345: He thinks he is cool. It’s a just.
    @Love4Humanity: Do you know the Lakers have had a long history of bringing in superstars and amping themselves up. No one ever complained about the Lakers getting WAY too much respect when Magic got drafted to join Kareem.
    On paper, the team is mint. We know that basketball is a chemistry thing, but if people don’t respect a team with that much talent, they’re going to be burned, chemistry or not.

  • http://NBAForum.net Da Holy Karron

    Kobe a cild blooded killer he is his own man. Is there dick riders yes indeed it is but that is da love of the game beamin outta ppl. Kobe do for the new skool FANS likw MJ did 4 us 80s babyz. Just like da Dr did for the old heads, but for me He fair from soft he gos hard and even tho he has his flaws he still his own style of player. At the end of his wonderful career he will be in the top 6 overall and the top 3 at da 2 spot trust that and im far from a Kobe fan. You gotta love the game 1st to enjoy even the ppl that annoy you or you feel is not that hot real talk ppl.

  • the nerve

    jukai
    u know i got ur # pawtna

  • Cool Dude

    The irony of nerve calling someone out for not going to school is hilarious.

  • Love4Humanity

    @Jukai I wasn’t alive then, but if I was, I would have said that that Lakers team was getting too much respect as well. I don’t believe you should respect the Heat more than teams who are already established as championship contenders and have been contenders for years. Teams like the Magic, Celtics, and of course, the Lakers. D-Wade said it himself the other night on Jay Leno that those teams are better than the Heat right now.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    The Nerve: Whatever helps you sleep better at night “pawtna”

  • $am

    Another excuse for Kobe to sit out the preseason. If this guy was smart enough, he’d use the preseason as a vehicle to get into playing shape, even though he’s an arrogant veteran thinking he’s too good for it.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    more dumb comments, shocker.

  • Sam

    cosign Jukai. the “nub” nerve is an idiot. Just stop posting. Or learn how to spell at least…

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

    I was on here, late at night reading comments and FTR, Sam’s comment is “comment of the day”, that takes the cake lol. Yeah, he better get into game shape, Kobe the slacker, always taking time off and not wanting to play.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Kobe knee will be fine, even if it isn’t he still will play. Kobe is a rare breed and will play hurt, but he knows he has a chance to get another three peat and I believe he would play injured every game just for a chance at another ring.BOOK IT!!!

  • moneyandthepower

    yo nerve im surprised u didnt throw a tantrom and start cussing people out like u did yesterday. talkin bout u herbed sumbody when ur a$$ got servd yesyerday by me and the boy bc and today u got that a$$ collectvly kicked. Lil b!t(h frum the burbs talkin cash money ish from his bedroom in his parents house. if u aint the definition of a troll loser I dont know who is. im at ya hed agin pu$$ie…whut u gon do now beeyatch? go make ur bed or sumthin befor ya daddy woop that a$$. oh my bad I am ya daddie and I am woopin that a$$ u fkn lame tuff guy internet loser

  • moneyandthepower

    the nerve aka sensitive thug but bka the herb from the burbs…u b!t(h. got a lotta tuff talk but dont want it from nobody. u passd thag dude jtaylor as the fakest thug on slam and dont neether one of yall know a dam thing. just sum lebron nut swallowers. lebron got both of yall mouth lookin like dannon yogrt…beeyatches. I got gigs and wigs fa both of yall. but jtaylor can wear flats and get my bread but nerve u so b!t(h I make ya wear high heels when u out there hoin

  • JTaylor21

    ^It’s whatever bra. Just remember that with all your tough talking, you make Fonzworth Bentley look like Tookie Williams. Food for thought.

  • Klav

    @James have not seen u post in quite some time. Eh, with all the bandwagon fans it just takes away from just about everything, bound to happen. Seems the last few months these threads have been infested with some whack comments. I miss good debate and posts without irrelevant name drops.

  • moneyandthepower

    and jtaylor21 u make being one of the biggest b!t(hes slam has ever seen look ez. and ya boy nerve make eddie long look like a straight dude and we all no dat aint true on both endz. yall dudes is some lame with lebron come stains in the cornr of ya mouth. talkin tuff on here whn both of yall is some pu$$ie$ that ill eat any day of tha week. play wit it. fuk basketball im hre to make yall life miserble and clown yall lames like yall try to do evrybody else. wanna be tuff guys the homie tryd to mak piece and u practicly jumpd on his d!(k cuz u a pro lik dat lol. u get a lot of practce from ridin and sukn lebron off

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

    Mind you: Kobe’s knee is feeling better? Mine would be too if I’m expecting the 2nd greatest threat (behind Durant) in the West, to stop me from getting back to the NBA Finals!? Kobe to others: Hey Steve Nash…you feel like going to Toronto after all right?? Brandon, Brandon Roy…Greg Oden called, he said you should think about calling Chris Paul, he’s getting an apartment in Brooklyn and was looking for a roomie!…”

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

    * Sorry I left out the pertinant point that Kobe was expecting that Carmelo could be heading East… thus making his knee feel better.

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

    @Klav – I’m thinking half of these trolling comments are just other users/commentors under another guise…thats right Ben Osborne and Russ Bengston, I know you got some ‘nerve’.
    hyuck.

  • Mike from Spain

    What was the diagnosis of Kobe’s injured knee? He might miss some games at the beginning of the season if getting in shape after the surgery takes longer than expected… maybe those perimeter defenders Lakers got this summer will let Kobe play less minutes until he’s better. The good thing for the Lakers is that Gasol is in much better shape now than in the beginning of last season. What happened to Bynum? I haven’t heard from him in a while

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

    THE FOLLOWING COMMENT IS FOR THE TROLL, ‘The Nerve’:
    ____________________________________________________
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hobbled throughout his comeback by a painful right knee injury, Michael Jordan is taking a break to have arthroscopic surgery.

    Jordan was placed on the injured list Tuesday for only the second time in his career. He will have to miss at least five games, starting Wednesday night at home against Portland.

    The prognosis won’t be known until the team physician, Dr. Stephen Haas, performs the surgery. Jordan committed to play two seasons when he returned to the court last fall.

    “He’s got to go in there and just find out what’s causing the irritation and why his knee is continuing to swell,” Collins said. “And depending on how much work he has to do, that will be the deciding factor in how long Michael will be out.

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

    I believe your words were…
    _____________________________________________________
    the nerve Posted: Sep.26 at 11:10 am
    mike never had all those issues.
    _____________________________________________________
    Mike did have those issue in his career – he played hard always he pushed himself always. Kobe Bryant follows that mantra I’m sure. There those the school bell goldielocks.

  • moneyandthepower

    this why people shouldnt talk bout basketball eras they not old enough to remember or wasnt born in. then they wanna talk about somebody getting read and showin they hand and theres folded already. lames

  • the nerve

    @money: u still gay da way u jockin me. AND u talk worse dan me.
    jukai: yeah, u know what it is son.
    dacre: u kool and u rock it. u can say whatever u want n i’ll respect dat . in da meantime, kobe jus been under da knife more, therefore makin him more brittle. dats what i meant when i was soundin off. sam: i dont know u so i’ll wait 4 u 2 say some relevant sh..
    Tarzan/tsi… nuff said. u irrelevant
    NEXT!!

  • http://www.acb.com Alan

    oh man, how much time do I lose reading the coment section, much better than the original article…

    Kobe has already proved he will play even with only one leg and one arm, I think there’s no doubt about it. And MJ played 1072 (+ 178 in PO) regular games entering the NBA at 21 AND retiring twice AND playing till 40 yo, while Kobe has already played 1021 (+ 198 in PO)entering the NBA at 17 and still being 32… and non-stop, so…

    Kobe is top 8 all time any day now, we’ll see when it’s said and done. And 2nd best at 2 all time behind you-know-who

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Even though I can’t understand HALF of what you guys are typing (how do you type in Ebonics?) Kobe’s been in the for about half of his life on earth. Pretty amazing. ^^And I said that already; when I found out I was arguing with people about things they weren’t alive to see. So I stopped arguing.

  • M5

    I guess one single pest can affect the entire crop.

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

    Heavy is the head that wears the crown…..

  • moneyandthepower

    yeah nerve, just like u jock the homie bc and the way u be slurpin on jtaylor21. u just a stan and I c u PATNAH! it aint hard to c what u on. u loser in life so u come here for attention. thats how u no u a lame and a nobody herb from the burbs.

  • Hurricane

    F__K THE 504, F__K JGAYLOR21, F__K EBOY, F__K THE NERVE, F__K LEBRON, GET A LIFE YOU F_____S!!!!

  • Blackphantom

    @the Nerve……we can’t tell if you go to school or not, because of your messed up grammar

  • Blackphantom

    C’mon Clement, MJ played through that flu, but more importantly, this aint his article

  • http://www.lowpostnews.com/ Renee

    I think nerve was being facetious.

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