Kobe Bryant Surprise Announcement?

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sevankb24
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He's announcing it tomorrow. Anyone got any guesses on what it can be? A lot of people are saying he's retiring.

http://www.lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant ... 013/05/18/

BaadMaster
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He;s marrying D12! (j/k)

dub4twenty
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Ooooooo nooooo. If so good bye d'antoni, hello kobe for coach. But still my heart is sinking of tha thought.

fluke32
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Well worst-case, it's retirement. Best-case, it might be a reality TV show on him.

EDIT: And just to cover all bases, he might just be starting his own brand, starting a foundation, or maybe some make-a-wish thing. XD

sevankb24
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I'm gonna try to narrow down all the possibilities it could be:

(1) his wife is pregnant- then again, I'm sure he realizes we're fans of "Kobe" not "Kobe's children" lol

(2) he's ahead of schedule- I think it would be overhyped to make that announcement so early. A smarter one would be to announce when he is close to playing when that time comes.

(3) he got that rosary tattoo he wanted- he's not that full of himself to put all his fans on their toes just for a tattoo lol

(4) he's starting some new type of project to interact with fans- wouldn't be surprised if its this

BUT something tells me it has to do with his future with the lakers. Idk why but I just feel like he's going to come out and say that he is fine with the lakers amnestying him for financial reasons.

NBAtruthwriter
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It could be a pay cut or a pregnancy...

24All_DAY
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^^^^^ here we go boys!!!!! everyone was saying "theres no way in hell we would amnesty kobe" hahah when kobe saw that dirk said he would be taking a massive pay cut to bring in more talent if paul and howard signed with them this year... kobe was like ok, u wanna play? hahaha I looovvvvveee...

kobe amnesty but resigns in 2014 on the cheap 8 mil a year

trade pau for a lottery pick... and maybe a usable expiring contract...

trade nash to the raptors for a second round( its nice cause its nearly a first rounder but the player gets second rounder money)

trade blake for another 2nd rounder (next years perferrably)

buyout duhon and world peace(unless he opts out and takes the minimum; and if kobe is coming out and sacrificing his season, artest will follow suit)

reign clark to a decent 3.5 mil a year deal

keep meeks for one more year (3 point shooters are always valuable and don't come as cheap as him plus hes off the books for 2014)

keep hill ...

go after paul.. the cap space is there... so go do it...

after pauls max contract we will have enough room to sign oj to the full mle and grab whoever else is on the market

24All_DAY
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they cant take paycuts.... until they are freeagents

dub4twenty
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Hope its something good and not heartbreaking. Talk about scareing me half way to insanity thinking of tha possibilities.

dub4twenty
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Thinking more in to it,. I would think retirement would call for "major" announcement not "surprise" lol.

Tha feeling I get after reading up on it and investigating further is .....since its with "sports spectacular.com" that this is some sort of charity thing.

So LTB sleep nice and relax, don't think the world as we know it with kobe is over just yet.

Goodnight.

renteria24
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maybe he tells the media he convinced dwight to stay lol just playing

ralppcobarde
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My guess lol|

That he's gay hell no! Lmao!

dantoni is fired he doesnt even know

Dwight resigns

He takes a paycut

Durant,cp3,melo all joined in the lakers for mini mle lolololol

He was amnestied

Retiring announcement

. If he retires canned d antoni already.

gemfow
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That Jason Collins is coming over to make quiche.

gemfow
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dub4twenty wrote:
Thinking more in to it,. I would think retirement would call for "major" announcement not "surprise" lol.

Tha feeling I get after reading up on it and investigating further is .....since its with "sports spectacular.com" that this is some sort of charity thing.

So LTB sleep nice and relax, don't think the world as we know it with kobe is over just yet.

Goodnight.

Right on the money. I read it the first time and knew it wasn't retirement, I'm figuring its something pretty minor.

je389
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gemfow wrote:
That Jason Collins is coming over to make quiche.

HAHA. awesome

showtimelakers11
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  1. Pregnancy

  2. Retirement/ amnesty for financial reasons

mcbill
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Kobe Bryant's achilles tendon has miraculously healed and by some weird quirk of nature is better and tighter than ever. The tendon is now, in essence, a coiled spring ready to be unleashed. Bryant now has the quickest "first step" in league history and plans on entering next years dunk contest and performing his patented, mid-court, 720, twice between the legs slam.

AChad92
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I pray to jesus that he doesn't retire

gonzo08452
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He wrote a book and in it he compares Mike Brown is the best he's ever played for.

renteria24
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mcbill wrote:
Kobe Bryant's achilles tendon has miraculously healed and by some weird quirk of nature is better and tighter than ever. The tendon is now, in essence, a coiled spring ready to be unleashed. Bryant now has the quickest "first step" in league history and plans on entering next years dunk contest and performing his patented, mid-court, 720, twice between the legs slam.

lol I wish this was true. We would win the next 3 chips if he was that young again.

a2j1m
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That he is finally having a baby boy!! KB Jr.

SaVaGe-DeF
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It's probably his new tattoo he was planning on getting. If he was retiring the Lakers PR would have announced something.

mhf94
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Of course it's not retiring or amnesy. It may be that he has decided he'll retire/renew his contract after this season, as he said he'd decide that during the summer. But I think it's something minor. Like something related to charity or something like that, or new tattoo, his wife's pregnant (although that's not minor at all, lol).

I really doubt it's related to the achilles. It's still waaay to early to say if he's ahead or behind schedule.

a2j1m
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mcbill wrote:
Kobe Bryant's achilles tendon has miraculously healed and by some weird quirk of nature is better and tighter than ever. The tendon is now, in essence, a coiled spring ready to be unleashed. Bryant now has the quickest "first step" in league history and plans on entering next years dunk contest and performing his patented, mid-court, 720, twice between the legs slam.

Lol wtf haha

a2j1m
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I don't think he would announce this early that he will renew his contract. I think first he wants to get healthy to make that kind of announcement. I don't think it's some huge surprise.

sevankb24
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It's probably his new tattoo he was planning on getting. If he was retiring the Lakers PR would have announced something.

I doubt Kobe thinks that highly of himself. It's not important if Kobe gets another tattoo, that's an every day thing now in society lol.

Abaloz
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Ohh gawd hope its not retiring because of aids like our great Magic.

GhostNugget
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I'm putting my money on charity. He has been doing a lot of work lately with his own charity for the homeless.

Maybe he will be on the 2k14 cover?

Kerwin
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I think he will tell us when he's going to come back. I'm pretty sure he's not retiring.

CALIGUY23
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Is there a certain time when he is announcing this? If he is retiring then i wont be able to watch it. Too heartbreaking haha.

fluke32
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6:45 Pacific Time.

JChrist101
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mcbill wrote:
Kobe Bryant's achilles tendon has miraculously healed and by some weird quirk of nature is better and tighter than ever. The tendon is now, in essence, a coiled spring ready to be unleashed. Bryant now has the quickest "first step" in league history and plans on entering next years dunk contest and performing his patented, mid-court, 720, twice between the legs slam.

You win. LMAO!! Laugh of the day man, keep it up.

BaadMaster
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Here's the real scoop: Kobe got a "tendon transplant," the newest advance in surgery. But the cadaver they got it from said, "Vertical: 48 inches. Now it turns out that "vertical" did not mean the dead guy's hops, rather his height when "vertical." Now Kobe has the tendon of a little person. Thus, he will not be playing "above the rim" anymore. But the surgery went well.

BTW, the donor's last words were "Fire D'Antoni."

sevankb24
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Since it's a "surprise" announcement, I think it's good news for us. If it was a "major" announcement, that's a different story.

SaVaGe-DeF
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3 more hours my god this is making me impatient.

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His announcing his going to get full sleeve body tattoo like Birdman

SaVaGe-DeF
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Here's the link to the livestream were Kobe is going to make his announcement:

http://new.livestream.com/Sportsspectac ... acular2013

SaVaGe-DeF
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Sports Spectacular were Kobe is going to make his announcement is a Non-Profit Organization they partner up with Athletes and Medical Professionals.

http://sportsspectacular.com/

sevankb24
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His is starting to sound more and more like a charity thing

SaVaGe-DeF
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sevankb24 wrote:
His is starting to sound more and more like a charity thing

It is.

SaVaGe-DeF
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10 mins for this announcement. People on twitter getting scared LOL.

sevankb24
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The wait is killing me

a2j1m
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It's not going to be basketball related

sevankb24
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Cp3 just said he's going to the sports spectacular and he's dressed in a tux. Yup, it's definetly a charity event

sevankb24
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@CP3: Headed to the Sports Spectacular with my main man! @sportspec http://t.co/wZbh5ncxXF

SaVaGe-DeF
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Told you charity event.

SaVaGe-DeF
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Livestreaming a slideshow so damn boring.

sevankb24
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Dammit I was hoping for something dramatic. Kobe knew people would tune in so he used his powers to get us to watch a charity event lol.

SaVaGe-DeF
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Really getting annoyed of seeing Cp3 is coming to the Lakers on the little chat box.

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It's an award show!!!


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