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2021-01-22 6:34:47 PM  
Such a ball hog that he made international news by passing.
 
2021-01-22 9:34:58 PM  
My little Kobe story is about a week earlier, the HOA gave us a nastygram about having too many weeds in the yard.  So every day i'd go out and weed for like, 30 minutes.  around 10-11AM, AZ time, my mother in law texts me:  "news saying Kobe Bryant died."  i read it and was like, "no, this is internet bullshiat."  texted her back, "gotta be fake."

she writes back about 10 minutes later:  "Confirmed.  helicopter crash."  I ran inside, turned on the TV and CNN had it.  I was stunned.

I ran to my neighbor's house;  she works for USA Basketball and has met, literally, Pretty Much Everyone you've ever heard of in basketball.  One of her jobs is to help coordinate the annual Basketball Hall Of Fame event in Springfield MA and goes to every NBA All Star Game.  I rang the doorbell for about 2-3 minutes and her husband texted me, "Not a good time, bro.  She can't stop crying.  We know."

/when david stern passed away, former Suns owner Jerry Colangelo called her to see how she was doing. that's how connected she is.  She knew David Stern personally.
 
2021-01-22 10:37:30 PM  
Kobe Bryant trolls Jalen Rose with joke about 81-point performance | Jalen vs. Everybody
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2021-01-22 10:51:06 PM  
Gawd the Raptors were terrible back then.  Not just NBA bad, but bad for the Titanic Division.
 
2021-01-22 11:37:40 PM  
I thought for a minute that it had been 15 years since he died, and I was like, I know time passes quickly, but that is really ridiculous.
 
2021-01-23 9:48:47 AM  
Cool story, bro. Wilt still wins by 19.

For reals though the stilt scored over 60 in a game 32 times!

Kobe? 6 times.

Now we can talk about ball hogging and different eras but still, 5x+ more 60 point games than Kobe.

Plus Wilt has the consentual sex assists record. Kobe forgot one key step in that play.
 
2021-01-23 10:09:20 AM  

onestr8: Cool story, bro. Wilt still wins by 19.

For reals though the stilt scored over 60 in a game 32 times!

Kobe? 6 times.

Now we can talk about ball hogging and different eras but still, 5x+ more 60 point games than Kobe.

Plus Wilt has the consentual sex assists record. Kobe forgot one key step in that play.


Sorry 5+ times as many. 4+ times more than Kobe.

And the rape stuff. Wilt scores 80+ in a game. Kobe? #metoo.
 
2021-01-23 10:17:10 AM  

King Something: Such a ball hog that he made international news by passing.


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2021-01-23 10:53:58 AM  

onestr8: Plus Wilt has the consentual sex assists record. Kobe forgot one key step in that play.


Not to be too negative, but we tend to assume there were far fewer sexual assaults in the past.  Were men less rapey back then, or does it have to do with reporting and stigma of coming forward?  (Or to be really jaded, big dollar legal settlements to accusers.)

Just because there are fewer instances of reported assaults from rock stars and professional athletes in the 50s and 60s doesn't mean those guys were all more civilized.

Not to dis Wilt in particular, he's just the example you brought up.  It would, however, be statistically surprising if every single one of his 20,000 conquests was entirely consensual.
 
2021-01-23 11:56:02 AM  

Dr.Fey: onestr8: Plus Wilt has the consentual sex assists record. Kobe forgot one key step in that play.

Not to be too negative, but we tend to assume there were far fewer sexual assaults in the past.  Were men less rapey back then, or does it have to do with reporting and stigma of coming forward?  (Or to be really jaded, big dollar legal settlements to accusers.)

Just because there are fewer instances of reported assaults from rock stars and professional athletes in the 50s and 60s doesn't mean those guys were all more civilized.

Not to dis Wilt in particular, he's just the example you brought up.  It would, however, be statistically surprising if every single one of his 20,000 conquests was entirely consensual.


So you just think Wilt may have done something while there is/was a real accusation by a real young woman against Kobe.

That's a lot of twisting to try and make Kobe look better by trying to fabricate a situation that pulls someone else down so Kobe then compares more favorably bases on the bar you falsely lowered.

Interesting alternative to victim blaming. Just create phantom victims to distract from the real one(s) to make the perp look better?

Bold move, Cotton.

He'll always be an accused rapist. No amount of points in a game changes that. Only one of those things really matters. Which one you think says more about Kobe says a lot about you and the celebrity society we live in.
 
2021-01-23 12:08:44 PM  
GIS for "wilt chamberlain mug shot" turns up this and this:

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GIS search for "kobe bryant mug shot" turns up this and this:
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Kobe was a beast alright.

From New York Times:

"Prosecutors seemed to have a strong case. According to court documents, an examination of the woman at a hospital revealed a bruise on her neck and tears in her vaginal wall. Both her underwear and Bryant's shirt were bloody. Bryant told the police he had not explicitly asked for consent."

Sounds pretty of rapey.
 
2021-01-23 12:20:40 PM  

onestr8: That's a lot of twisting to try and make Kobe look better


Nothing in my post was trying to make a rapist look better.  Carry on with your own emotionally charged agenda.

Screw him, screw that guy that raped Juanita Broaddrick, screw Weinstein, screw Cosby, screw Trump.

/I'm typing "screw" because there is no Fark swear jar yet

onestr8: GIS for "wilt chamberlain mug shot" turns up this and this:


Yes, and I'll bet we ain't going to find a rapey mug shot for a lot of folks in history.  Which is my point.

Doesn't make them innocent.

GIS for "hitler rapist" turns up this.  See what you did there?

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2021-01-23 12:23:40 PM  
GIS Robert E. Lee mugshot:
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You know, I can't find a single picture of him being mean to a black person.  Must mean something.

eyeroll
 
2021-01-23 12:30:05 PM  
I can only find one NBA player accused of rape before the 90s.  And a whole bunch starting in 2000.  I guess men were just better people back then.
 
2021-01-23 10:40:31 PM  
Ha, you guys still believe Wilt's 20K claim. That's about 1 every day for 55 years. And he made the claim when he was 55. A different woman every time.
 
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