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Best proof yet that Kobe is all about Kobe

Best proof yet that Kobe is all about Kobe

I've been looking for an easy way to highlight how much Kobe Bryant is in this for himself, and the rest of his team is a vehicle for his own selfish means… rather than a group of brothers-in-arms.  Thankfully, Kobe made it especially easy today. Yep… while everyone else wore shirts that had the whole [...]

June 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 129

Coach K Coming to LA?

Coach K Coming to LA?

From some dude named Woelful at the Journal Times (Wisconsin): At least one well-informed NBA informant insists that Lakers coach Phil Jackson will hang up the clipboard this summer and his successor could be Duke's Mike Krzyewski — especially if his highly-influential agen (Kobe Bryant) puts the heat on Lakers management. Wouldn't this be fun? [...]

June 17, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 13

Why doesn’t Kobe just pay for the parade?

Why doesn’t Kobe just pay for the parade?

California's finances are a complete mess.  Everyone everywhere is broke.  So there was some concern about having enough money to cover the costs of a Lakers championship parade.  But private donors have stepped in. LOS ANGELES — An aide to City Council president Eric Garcetti says private donors have agreed to cover all of the [...]

June 16, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 51

Congrats to LA

Congrats to LA

Congrats to Kobe, Pau and company. Bryant's performance and hunger reminded me of Lisa Leslie's first WNBA championship with the LA Sparks. We'll be taking the trophy back next season. I couldn't stomach the last few minutes of this game, but I gotta know one thing; did Kobe fake cry during the post game interview? [...]

June 14, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 82

Sometimes players just miss… even Kobe

Sometimes players just miss… even Kobe

I know this might come off as a defense of Kobe Bryant… and I guess it sort of is in a way.  But one thing that I can't stand even more than Kobe is the knee-jerk reaction to something like the game he had last night. Take, for example, Bill Plaschke… who writes this today: [...]

June 10, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Gortat gets more awesome by the day

Gortat gets more awesome by the day

I've made no secret about it… I want Marcin Gortat on the Celtics.  Don't get me wrong… I'm not pretending that he's going to come here and give us 20 and 10.  He's a good back up that can give us some quality minutes.  But the legend of Marcin Gortat continues to grow.  The latest [...]

June 10, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 19

The 5 Worst Moments in Kobe Bryant’s Life

The 5 Worst Moments in Kobe Bryant’s Life

He might be on the cusp of his 4th NBA title, but I thought this would be a great time to take a look back at the low points of Kobe Bryant's career. 5. 2003-2004 NBA Finals  The heavily favored Lakers got demolished in 5 games by the Detroit Pistons. Here's how NBA.com summarized his [...]

June 9, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 37

Maybe the Lakers winning is a good thing

Maybe the Lakers winning is a good thing

Maybe I'm romanticizing the past a little bit.  But to me, basketball was at its absolute peak in the 80's.  The play was great.  There were so many great players and good teams.  We had classic individual performances (71 points by David Robinson), classic All Star weekend performances (Bird's "who's finishing 2nd three-point contest win, [...]

June 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 25

THE shirt for Orlando Magic fans!

THE shirt for Orlando Magic fans!

    We made a little tweak to our normal "Losers" shirt to take a shot at Kobe.  You can get this shirt in our store right now… and still have it in time to wear for a home game against LA.  We have this design on other shirts as well (for men and women)… so [...]

June 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

Blueprint for beating Kobe and the Lakers

Blueprint for beating Kobe and the Lakers

Chuck and I were swilling beers last night and talking hoops and just marveling at Kobe Bryant's 3rd quarter in Game 1 of the Finals.  Simply put, no matter how much we hate that guy, he put on an amazing show.  The Lakers looked unbeatable.  But… they're not. First, the Lakers have a horrible habit [...]

June 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 36