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Jackson: Kobe's not ready to play

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08:22 AM ET 10.08 | The Lakers willl return from their European vocation winless. The Lakers went 0-for-Europe after a miserable shooting night in a 92-88 exhibition loss Thursday to FC Barcelona. Kobe Bryant played almost 25 minutes but didn't look sharp, making two of 15 shots and scoring 15 points, almost all of them at the free-throw line. The minutes Bryant played conveyed an incrementally improving right knee, but his usual efficiency wasn't there yet. "He's not ready to play," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said. "He's going out there to help the goodwill and to show the fans his presence on the floor and support his teammates."

Los Angeles Times

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October 8, 2010  08:24 AM ET

Nothing to see here...

It ain't time yet. Kobe will be just fine.

October 8, 2010  08:29 AM ET

Why is this a story? He only played because the people in Europe wanted to see him...Thats what happens when you are the biggest NBA star in the game , with the number one selling jersey in the US and Overseas ..He will be fine!

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October 8, 2010  09:01 AM ET

He'll be ready in June.

October 8, 2010  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He'll be ready in June.

Yup.. warm up start in April. Unlike some trenchcoat mafia friends that go for moster dunks and pull hamstrings in exhibition games. Anyways I heard ur Cavs won a game... who did they start?

October 8, 2010  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yup.. warm up start in April. Unlike some trenchcoat mafia friends that go for moster dunks and pull hamstrings in exhibition games. Anyways I heard ur Cavs won a game... who did they start?

Lost you need to chill out on D Wade and his pulled hamstring. Worry about what NY is doing.

October 8, 2010  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yup.. warm up start in April. Unlike some trenchcoat mafia friends that go for moster dunks and pull hamstrings in exhibition games. Anyways I heard ur Cavs won a game... who did they start?

Yes we got one. We started Sessions (Mo has a strained groin), Parker, Jamison, Graham, and Hollins (AV out-family death). Lost yesterday though, but it's preseason, so I'm not looking to deep into it.

October 8, 2010  09:31 AM ET

Another fannation topic to elicit responses...

... and it worked again.

Obviously, exhibition games mean zero to veteran players.

October 8, 2010  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Lost you need to chill out on D Wade and his pulled hamstring. Worry about what NY is doing.

easier said than done STR8 !

by now you now you should know that WILLY has posters all over his room of LBJ (& now Wade) & that he secretly has fantasies of a 3some with the Miami boys !

October 8, 2010  09:47 AM ET

i know Lakers fans will say its only the preseason & it is but but damn Kobe was 2-15 yesterday...ouch !

like LUVHER said he was only there to show the Euro's but he didnt show them anything & iam sure he wanted to have a big game !

oh well Kobe...get well soon...see you on Christmas Day !

October 8, 2010  09:58 AM ET

Jet lag is a killer, Bro.

October 8, 2010  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

i know Lakers fans will say its only the preseason & it is but but damn Kobe was 2-15 yesterday...ouch !like LUVHER said he was only there to show the Euro's but he didnt show them anything & iam sure he wanted to have a big game !oh well Kobe...get well soon...see you on Christmas Day !

It means zero.

October 8, 2010  10:08 AM ET
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easier said than done STR8 !by now you now you should know that WILLY has posters all over his room of LBJ (& now Wade) & that he secretly has fantasies of a 3some with the Miami boys !

You right about that he prolly has a poster taped to his ceiling. That is why he wakes up in a bad mood every morning, and bashes LBJ and the Miami squad. On threads that have to do with them and especially the threads that dont, he always reflects like it Lebrons fault a conspiracy of sorts and tries to make everything seem like a domino effect. LBJ doesnt rule the league everyone knows that. Sure it was distasteful to do the decison w/o letting the Cavs ppl know, but no one knows that for a fact I'm sure he didnt sugar them up to make them think he was gonna come back if that was the case he would have signed an extention they did offer the most moola. He will write a book down the line and tell his side of the story Lost stay tuned.

October 8, 2010  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

i know Lakers fans will say its only the preseason & it is but but damn Kobe was 2-15 yesterday...ouch !like LUVHER said he was only there to show the Euro's but he didnt show them anything & iam sure he wanted to have a big game !oh well Kobe...get well soon...see you on Christmas Day !

Championships are won in June. Not in October.......

October 8, 2010  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

easier said than done STR8 !by now you now you should know that WILLY has posters all over his room of LBJ (& now Wade) & that he secretly has fantasies of a 3some with the Miami boys !

You wake up early today to start writing outta ur butt and the first thing that comes outta ur rectum is gay ****... u ok man?

October 8, 2010  10:20 AM ET

Just rest Kobe, what's the hurry anyway? Pre-season? are you kidding me....LOL

October 8, 2010  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

i know Lakers fans will say its only the preseason &

Well Wade is injured too, are you concerned? LOL

October 8, 2010  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

You right about that he prolly has a poster taped to his ceiling. That is why he wakes up in a bad mood every morning, and bashes LBJ and the Miami squad. On threads that have to do with them and especially the threads that dont, he always reflects like it Lebrons fault a conspiracy of sorts and tries to make everything seem like a domino effect. LBJ doesnt rule the league everyone knows that. Sure it was distasteful to do the decison w/o letting the Cavs ppl know, but no one knows that for a fact I'm sure he didnt sugar them up to make them think he was gonna come back if that was the case he would have signed an extention they did offer the most moola. He will write a book down the line and tell his side of the story Lost stay tuned.

Lebron doesn't speak good English. If you listen to him you can tell he misses his tenses. This means he can't possibly read so writing will be too much for him. I won't bank on it. I mean who will read a liar's book anyway it's like going to a snake's house to drink snake soup. The snake is immune to his own poison but ur not. Good luck with that book.

 
October 8, 2010  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yes we got one. We started Sessions (Mo has a strained groin), Parker, Jamison, Graham, and Hollins (AV out-family death). Lost yesterday though, but it's preseason, so I'm not looking to deep into it.

I wish Cavs 12 regular season wins.

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