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What does the NBA have against Kobe? January 30, 2007

Posted by dtenjo in Basketball, NBA, Sports.

Ok, I am pissed off. After being all excited all day long because the Laker game would be nationally televised here in Canada, I find out that four hours to go before tip off, NBA officials decided to suspend Kobe for an “Unintentional” elbow against Manu last Sunday.

What the heck? Is this even precedented? An unintentional elbow deserves a suyspension?…. why?

As of right now (like 2 hrs to tip pff), I hear the Lakers are trying to get this decision overturn…. This is an absolute Joke, I mean, from what I hear even the Spurs (Manu, Chris Bowen, Popovich), have admitted that the situation was completely unintentional. Plus, If you want to hit a game winning shot, would you really want to hit someone on the face in the process? … This is definitely something that the NBA has against Kobe, (and perhaps the Lakers?), there is no reason for a suspension here. And all I am hoping is that Stu Jackson and his boys really come into mind here.

The question I have here is: What does the NBA have against Kobe? He seems to get a lot of non-calls for fouls against him on games… Look at the stats, Wade, Le Bron, hitting way more free throws per game than Kobe. Is this mere coincidence, or is there anything there…. I really hate to be a conspiracy theorist, and would rather think that the NBA can’t have anything against Kobe, as he is the best player around, one who bring tons of publicity and fans into the league. But…



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