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Add Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Kobe Bryant‘s list of “doubters”.
In an interview with CBS Sports Radio, The Captain said that this is a “rebuilding year” for the Lakers and he doesn’t expect the Black Mamba to be the same when he returns from his Achilles injury.
Here’s the transcript, via Ken Berger of CBS Sports:
“It’s a rebuilding year for them because Kobe has been hurting and he has a very devastating type of injury,” Abdul-Jabbar said in a recorded interview that aired Thursday on CBS Sports Radio’s morning show with Tiki Barber, Brandon Tierney and Dana Jacobson. “I don’t think he will be able to come back as quickly and completely as he would like. It’s gonna be tough on the Lakers this year.”
Then, Abdul-Jabbar hit the Lakers with a dose of reality, a grim possibility that no Lakers fan would want to contemplate.
“When Kobe does come back, it’s gonna be a different Kobe and that will definitely effect the outcome for the Lakers long-term,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “… I
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Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski put a name...
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Check out the below image of Soulja posing with Mr. Bryant and the duo grading a dunk contest:
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) October 4, 2013
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy...
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