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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Kobe Bryant isn't Going Anywhere

That's right. Kobe Bryant is not going anywhere. While Jerry Buss made ego driven comments about his superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant is staying in Los Angeles.

The main reason -- dollars and cents. That is really what Jerry Buss cares more about than his Los Angeles Lakes and Staples Center properties is money.

Kobe Bryant is good for business, his jersey is always in the top selling list, even if it is not always at the #1 spot.

Kobe Bryant fills the Staples Center seats. Even if the Lakers are not ready to return to NBA glory nad bring home a championship, having Kobe Bryant on the team insures that the seats are filled every night. You have no idea when Kobe might by 81 points up on the board.

Television revenues are high with Kobe. Without him, less people watch the games meaning less money in Jerry's pocket.

People, and especially Mark Stein at ESPN should stop spewing this junk through the media. It is not going to happen. We all know that Stein has been Kobe's "outlet" to the media, but the article he wrote a couple of days ago is just about a copy and paste from last summer when the Kobe tape and trade demands came out.

If this was not enough -- I just bought my Los Angeles Lakers ticekts for the year. If Kobe is not there, then I am not sure I want to go. For that reason especially, Kobe will still be here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU MUST BE AN IDIOT...BUSS ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL MAKE MONEY AND IS SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT CHAMPIONSHIPS MAKE MORE MONEY THAN ANY 1 PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE...SHAQ WAS SELLING SEAT AND JERSEY'S...NOW HE IS GONE.

KOBE'S NEXT...SIMPLY BECAUSE BUSS' EGO MEANS MORE TO HIM THAN MONEY.

Ken Hanscom said...

The point that you are missing is that when he got rid of Shaq, he had Kobe. Shaq's jersey sales were declining as well as his performance.

Kobe is still in his prime and will be for another 5+ years. Too much gas left in the tank and there is no way Buss gets equal value. Kobe stays.