Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 5:23 pm  |  23 responses

Kobe Wants Mike Brown to be Tough on Him

So far, it seems Kobe’s advice of treating him as an equal has worked for Mike Brown and the Lakers, who sit atop the Pacific Division standings. Via The Viper of the NY Post: “In Kobe Bryant’s initial meeting with Mike Brown, he cautioned the Lakers’ newly hired coach ‘not to pull back,’ to coach him ‘like everyone else; otherwise the players will turn on you,’ Bryant told me during dinner in Los Angeles just before Christmas. Bryant said he’d heard Brown didn’t yell at LeBron James and acknowledged Phil Jackson didn’t yell at him. ‘Phil coached everyone different because he’s Phil. His rings gave him license to do that. Pat (Riley) and Pop (Gregg Popovich) also have earned that right; nobody else,’ Bryant said of his former coach.”

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  • T-Money

    Then Mike came out nd said that hewiuld never quetion Kobe’s decisions with the ball. Lakers fans will soon realize that he’s running the Cavs offense again: give the ball to your best player and watch him go.

  • http://Slamonline.com Rocksinmypants

    My worst nightmare has been realized. We all know Kobe can go off at anytime, but it’s very frustrating to not see him even attempt to feed his bigs.

  • Bill Sunday


  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    expect on shot-selection.

  • robb

    Mike Brown being tough on Kobe: (yelling) “hey Kobe! you can do whatever the f*ck you want with that damn ball! got it?”

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    “Kobe WTF you passin the ball to that bum Bynum for? Shoot the f*cken thing, u gotta learn to be more selfish!”

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/01/kobe-wants-mike-brown-to-be-tough-on-him/comment-page-1/#comment-2039076 Paux

    JTaylor21 the great laker hater

  • Dungeon Family

    @JTaylor21 Boy you so damn lame and predictable it’s a shame

  • http://Juanm.Garcia@comcast.net Word?

    Leave Taylor alone. His still miffed Kobe is still the best player in the league.

  • DTE

    I’m starting to believe JTaylor21 is related to Ruben Patterson

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

    DTE…and Kobe’s ex wife.

  • tomtom

    lmfao @DTE….For anyone who says the lakers are running the cavs ‘give it to lebron and get out of the way’ offence i would suggest you watch the games. Kobe is taking a lot of shots, maybe a few more than i would like (but hey i’m not a top 10 player all time) but the Lakers O looks fairly good. I would like to see more touches for Drew and Pau but not everyone is born with that killer instinct to want that kind of load. That’s what made Kobe and Shaq so great as a duo as Kobe said ‘we are both killers’. Very few teams have that which is why Miami is so scary.

  • kyle

    jerry sloan?

  • RKJ92

    Kobes Sh*t.. Id Take Lebrons 58% Shooting For 29 ppg 7.4 Assist’s Over Kobe Taking 28 Shots A Game And Make 46% Of Them, Lakers Wont Win Come Playoff Time With Him Doing That.. Whata Joke..

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

    Chuckers gon chuck

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Haters hating on Kobe who will win a MVP award, MJ shot selection was awful too, but people forget. MJ teammates complained about shots, and hated him. Kobe Bigs play like bums, get pushed off the blocks all the time and Bynum is playing better to not get traded. I watch all Laker games, watch more than the TV games to have a greater synopsis of the team. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Lebron FGA 20.5 a game, taking 4.1 3′s a game and shooting .481 career.
    MJ FGA 22.9 a game, taking 1.7 3′s a game and shooting .497 career.
    Kobe FGA 19.4 a game career, taking 3.8 3′s a game shooting .455 career.

    Funny, when you look up stats things change. BOOK IT!!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    lol way to ignore Kobe’s 1st 4 seasons like they’re career averages tell you much more then that LeBron and Jordan never had to sit or be backups or second fiddles. either way’s fine.

  • T-Money

    thanks for the history lesson, seed. kobe is being criticized for shooting too much RIGHT NOW. he’s at 25 shots a game RIGHT NOW.

  • Dungeon Family

    @nbk and with all that Lebron has done has he done it In JUNE?

    and The Lakers didn’t win until Phil Jackson Started Him in the lineup

    @nbk A real HATER wouldn’t dedicate so much time to watch and monitor someone that they Hate.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    what are you talking about.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    an intelligent person wouldn’t mistake a response to The Seed as hating.

  • Justin G.

    An intelligent person would stop responding to The Seed period. We all know he’s talking out of his a$$. MJ’s shooting percentage was over 50% until he went to Washington btw. Just sayin’