Kobe Gets His MVP Award, Everyone Shed A Tear

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I'm going to divert your attention away from the whole Boulder, Colorado, getting rid of Shaq, selfish, cheating on his wife (this we know), f**k Andrew Bynum, and "trade me" Kobe and let you just enjoy his MVP ceremony (What? I didn't do that?!?!? Shame on me.)

Congratulations Kobe.

(Are you there God? It's is me AA. Can you please let Chris Paul destroy Kobe in the Western Conference Finals? Thanks.)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:16 AM


Way to prove Bissinger's point, AA.

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 12:14:00 AM  

What point was that Anon, that facts outweigh hype? Tell Buzz I said hi.

May 8, 2008, 12:20:00 AM  

Also let me add the fact that Kobe wanted to trade away his whole team until he got a trade to his liking.

May 8, 2008, 12:21:00 AM  

Basically you just posted this video to take shots and degrade and add in a little good old team bias at the end. Or was there an actual point to this, and how does it pertain to announcing?

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 12:25:00 AM  

You find me where else that video is without ads and a 5 minute waiting period in five minutes and I'll give you a free link my friend.

May 8, 2008, 12:30:00 AM  

Give the man a break, he's not jumping into the crowd and punching random people. He's not bringing loaded weapons to strip-clubs. He just wants to win, and the last few years he realized he couldn't win by himself. What has he done to you AA? Oh, nothing? That's funny, because you're acting like he has a blog that takes shots at members of the media and other NBA players. Are you there God? Oh right, he doesn't do that either. So he has personal issues with commitment and loyalty - at least he isn't killing dogs or taking HGH. BTW, I live in Milwaukee and hate big city sports, I'm not a homer.

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 12:37:00 AM  

Are you 5 years old Anon? Is someone picking on your favorite player??? Boo fucking hoo.

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 12:40:00 AM  

The two knocks on Kobe winning are a) it's being given as a lifetime achievement award and b) he's been a bad teammate for a few years.

So the pre-season and past stuff only counts when it's bad?

(Let me couch this by saying Kobe's bitching absolutely did not turn Bynum into a baller or convince Kupchak to trade Kwame for Pau - like his arm needed twisting.)

The fact is he's as worth as any of the big 4 of winning for his on the court performance, and the hype machine was on him when the votes were being counted.

Matt said...
May 8, 2008, 12:42:00 AM  

This is original anon.

I'm just saying that the little rant was unrelated to the video, and just seemed to me like the kind of blogging that's been talked about, where they're just out to put people down and say outlandish things so Leitch can link to him.

If ESPN's "New Kobe" agenda upsets you, fair enough, but it's not like he's pushing that and kissing babies.

And god forbid, the Pacers are my favorite team, and Danny Granger is my favorite player.

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 12:46:00 AM  

Can we stop living in the past, nobody is perfect, hell nobody brought up Brett Favre addiction to pain kills and getting drunk

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 1:09:00 AM  

Yeah, AA. While your at it, forget everything you know about Calvin Murphy, Barry Bonds, Luis Polonia, Roger Clemens, et al., have no opinions on them (or anyone else) and focus on the positive. An Internet-sized can of whitewash for all. Opinions must be suppressed.

May 8, 2008, 2:25:00 AM  

Chris Paul will destroy Kobe Bryant in the West Finals

Neil Joshi said...
May 8, 2008, 2:28:00 AM  

Way to be a Buzz-kill.


Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 2:59:00 AM  

Say what you will about Kobe, but the guy just wants to win. I don't believe in lifetime acheivement awards, but getting the Lakers the West's #1 seed had to count for something. As I see it, those who cheer for Kobe felt he deserved, those who don't will always find reasons to knock him. As a Lakers fan, I'm just glad he's ours!

Michael said...
May 8, 2008, 3:02:00 AM  

cock. balls.

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 8:36:00 AM  

Vail was the site of Kobe's diddle-diddle. Boulder would only have been the site of him playing hackey-sack and smoking pot.

Tom said...
May 8, 2008, 10:05:00 AM  

Unfortunately, Kobe will always be thought of as the rapist that got away. It's a stain on his resume for the remainder of his life and it can not be ignored.

He can accept his award and act like a family man all he wants, it doesn't make anyone forget about that white chick's bleeding ass.

That being said, as a player, he deserved the award this year.

GMoney said...
May 8, 2008, 10:53:00 AM  

Hell, if the state of Colorado, Vanessa Bryant, Phil Jackson, Andrew Bynum, the rest of the team, and (as I understand it) Shaq don't have a problem with Kobe, why should I?
And, regardless of how or why, he's made the transformation Bonds never made - not even when the Giants made the World Series. He's gotten his teammates to like him. What more can you really ask him to do?

Free Vick said...
May 8, 2008, 12:42:00 PM  

I have aa's back here. It's ridiculous how all of you are manipulated. The media is allowed to turn this guy into a "hero" and give him an award that was pre-ordained. They didn't even watch or consider Chris Paul until it was too late and the story was already written. But yeah, let Stern redefine Kobe as "the ultimate team player," and we'll all eat it up like gruel. And we'll also call people who think this year's Lakers/Celtics final isn't predestined "conspiracy theorists."


Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 1:32:00 PM  

AA, supposedly Gilbert Arenas is blogging now that if Jameson doesn't come back, then he isn't either. He'll want traded if they don't resign Jameson. Tell me how does this compare with Kobe trying to get the front office to make changes? Magic Johnson did this in the 90's and had a head coach fired. The NBA is a players league, we all know that. So my question to you: Does Gilbert Arenas now have a lifetime ban from winning an MVP because he has threatened the front office. I know you're answer to this will be that those things really didn't matter and the bottom line was taht Chris Paul deserved to win the MVP more than KB. My point is I think they are both stellar athletes and both worthy of the MVP, Kobe's team, however, did finish in 1st. Also - who's attention needed diverted from Colorado, Trade Shaq, etc? That was about 5 years ago, and as mentioned above - got his team to raise their level of intesity. NO offense, but this was one of the dumbest posts I've ever read on your site, and I read daily, and generally enjoy your work. Now you can go back to your regular scheduled programming and continue bashing announcers and ESPN.

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 1:55:00 PM  

It's funny to see the Kobe lovers coming out saying how great the guy is, and how quickly they've forgotten less than a year ago he was demanding a trade, demanding his teammates get traded, etc. etc. He's the 'ultimate team player'? I suppose, if your definition of 'team player' is backstabbing crybaby bitch.

CP3 absolutely deserved that MVP award, to do what he did with so little help proves he is indeed the most valuable.

The MVP for Kobe reeks of lifetime achievement.

And yes, many people (myself included) will never see Kobe as anything other than a cheating rapist who is a terrible teammate.

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

Dude... do you wanna take a guess at how many NBA'ers have cheated on their wives/girlfriends? Probably about 95% including Magic/Michael, and plenty of other MVP winners. Wilt anyone? I guess they never deserved their MVP's either? You Kobe haters are ridiculous, it's laughable!

As for the trade demands, can you fault a guy for wanting to win?

Seems to me like he got what he wanted. A dominant, championship caliber team, and now an MVP trophy.

Riggs said...
May 8, 2008, 11:56:00 PM  


Cheating on your spouse and rape are vastly different. I'm scared, though, that in your kobe love daze you are unable to see the difference.

As much as I hate the guy, I've never heard Derek Jeter demand a trade, or demand his teammates get traded to make his team better. I don't recall Jordan ever making trade demands. What makes Kobe special? Oh that's right, he's not. He's a spoiled brat who has yet to win anything without Shaq, while Shaq has won without Kobe.

You kobe koolaid drinkers are pathetic...making excuses for a selfish rapist. Get real.

Anonymous said...
May 9, 2008, 12:45:00 AM  

Anon 12:45, Was Kobe ever convicted of rape? Could this have just been a chick who tried to take advantage of a rich basketball player? Kobe obviously cheated, there's no doubt about that, but rape... come on - that's just speculation. As for Michael - he may not have demanded a trade, but he did cheat on his wife an awful lot, and if I recall even got in trouble with the law and had a little bit of a gambling problem. I just don't buy the fact that all of Kobe's off the court stuff affects his ability to win an MVP. As a said... it's laughable.

Riggs said...
May 9, 2008, 8:35:00 AM  

Looks like that getting rid of Shaq thing worked out pretty nicely.

It is irony or just stupidity to write a post that tells people what to think and then end it by telling people to think for themselves

Anonymous said...
May 9, 2008, 12:05:00 PM  

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