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Creaky Knees Bryant to play for Team USA in 2012


When I first read this story on the WWL about Kobe telling Coach K on his Sirius XM radio show that he plans to play for Team USA in 2012, I was pretty excited. Mostly because he's already old — 32, but straight out of high school — he'll be older in 2012 — 34; I should have been a math major — and he's got bad knees with a lot of miles on them. So maybe the Lakers' powerhouse won't continue beyond 2012?

This quote then made me a little sad.

"If anything, I'll just be Mariano Rivera – come in in the last two minutes," Bryant said, referring to the New York Yankees closer.

Oh, no. Could there be a more sympathetic role for Bryant than the aging great, past his prime, coming in and hitting big shots and then sitting back down?

He avoids adding wear and tear and still gets the glory.

I suppose ultimately this doesn't affect the Celtics much — after 2012, the KG and Ray Allen days will likely be over, and Paul could easily be our 6th man by then if he slows down in the next couple of years. But I hate the thought of Kobe becoming this clutch assassin off the bench for a team that should be absolutely loaded. 

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  • jangles

    What the @$#* does Kevin @$&#^$* Garnett really think about YOU?!

  • PPsucks

    Cranky Knees Bryant> the Celtics Roster

  • thetitleisours

    Hypocrites. What KG said, if he said it was stupid and he needs to apologize.
    But YOU guys spend all your time defending THIS!

  • ShawnCVD

    I love your go to play. Let the fans of Rapist and CO have it. A big +1
    BTW with all the value has given to these Flaker fans lives I think the least they could do is support the blog by buying a T Shirt…

  • FEARLA2011

    and by then, he’ll STILL be torching the celtics…

  • Joseph 17-16 (it’s just a matter of time)

    Creaky knees Kobe? Last time I checked P*ssy Paul Pierce was the one who got wheelchaired off the court. Last I checked, after just the first game this season, Pierce was the one who was complaining about his knees saying they hurt. You should guys should be more concerned with Paul Pierce surviving the year with his knees, than with Kobe.
    At the end of the day, you guys know that Kobe is the best player in the NBA. Boston and its fans know if they had the chance to acquire Kobe Bryant, they would jump it at faster than they can say the word “Boston”. He’s the best player in the game still.
    BTW: Kobe had a triple double tonight.

  • PPsucks

    how about you buy a glass of shut up juice