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Post by lszanto Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:27 pm

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has voiced his belief that Barcelona star Lionel Messi will become the best player in the history of football.

The 25-year-old became only the second player to win the Ballon d'Or for three years running in January, emulating Michel Platini's feat in the eighties.

As the United States' Olympic basketball team prepares for Tuesday's friendly contest against Spain in Barcelona, Bryant has reiterated that he is in awe of the Argentine prodigy's talent.
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"I hope that I will be able to see Messi, to tell him that I want him," he told reporters.

"He is prepared to be the best player in all history."

The five-time NBA champion then admitted that he is a big fan of Serie A football after spending part of his childhood in Italy.

"Diego Maradona was sensational, when I grew up in Italy, Serie A was the best," he added.

"Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard, Roberto Baggio, Paolo Maldini, Maradona at Napoli. Serie A was great."

Since making his Barcelona debut in 2004, Messi has won five Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, three Champions Leagues, and became the club's all-time record goalscorer.

Watched Serie A growing up and actually knows about football :bow:
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Post by Le Samourai Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:35 pm

He's a Milan and Barca fan (deceived), he and Gasol speak Spanish and Italian during games to confuse people.

Also as a testament to his footballing past, he probably has the best footwork of a perimeter player in the history of the game, another guy who played football (Olajuwon) has the best post footwork of all time.

People who play both football and Basketball :bow:
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Post by lszanto Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:37 pm

It's interesting to see how alot of the top athletes often have crossover sports. For example Federer could have picked any number of sports but choose tennis.
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Post by Ganso Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:37 pm

"I hope that I will be able to see Messi, to tell him that I want him," he told reporters. Dafuq....
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Post by lszanto Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:38 pm

Ganso wrote:"I hope that I will be able to see Messi, to tell him that I want him," he told reporters. Dafuq....

Probably an error by lol.com
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Post by justdoit_ Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:54 pm

Sorry to say that I won't be saying the same to you, buddy.

At the moment; King>>>>>>
Forever and always; #23>>>>>>>>
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Post by Gil Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:57 pm

Ganso wrote:"I hope that I will be able to see Messi, to tell him that I want him," he told reporters. Dafuq....

Rapebe :bow:
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Post by McAgger Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:58 pm

Le Samourai wrote:He's a Milan and Barca fan (deceived), he and Gasol speak Spanish and Italian during games to confuse people.

Also as a testament to his footballing past, he probably has the best footwork of a perimeter player in the history of the game, another guy who played football (Olajuwon) has the best post footwork of all time.

People who play both football and Basketball :bow:

Steve Nash :bow:
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Post by Le Samourai Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:58 pm

Kobe is 34 and carrying multiple injuries.

Would be sad if Lebum wasn't better than him by now.
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Post by justdoit_ Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:02 pm

Le Samourai wrote:Kobe is 34 and carrying multiple injuries.

Would be sad if Lebum wasn't better than him by now.
King should be addressed by his proper title.
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Post by Le Samourai Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:08 pm

justdoit_ wrote:
Le Samourai wrote:Kobe is 34 and carrying multiple injuries.

Would be sad if Lebum wasn't better than him by now.
King should be addressed by his proper title.



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Post by milanfan7 Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:38 pm

Who the hell cares what kobe bryant thinks? Useless thread.
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Post by Blue Barrett Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:42 pm

Gil wrote:
Ganso wrote:"I hope that I will be able to see Messi, to tell him that I want him," he told reporters. Dafuq....

Rapebe :bow:
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL rofl
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Post by LeSwagg James Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:18 am

Le Samourai wrote:Kobe is 34 and carrying multiple injuries.

Would be sad if Lebum wasn't better than him by now.

The Chosen One has reached a level that Kobe can only dream of :coffee:
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Post by vizkosity Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:42 am

kobe is overrated :coffee:
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Post by Real Kandahar Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:13 am

ffs are we seriously quoting a basketball player :S
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Post by Lord Awesome Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:52 pm

Le Samourai wrote:Kobe is 34 and carrying multiple injuries.

Would be sad if Lebum wasn't better than him by now.

Le Brom has been better than Kobe for years now. Laughing
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Post by 7amood11 Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:47 pm

Real Kandahar wrote:ffs are we seriously quoting a basketball player :S

What's wrong with it? He grew up watching football, he knows a lot about it.
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Post by la bestia negra Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:38 pm

lszanto wrote:It's interesting to see how alot of the top athletes often have crossover sports. For example Federer could have picked any number of sports but choose tennis.


forlan was a tennis player IIRC
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Post by Die Borussen Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:54 pm

lebron is a messi fan too i think

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Post by harhar11 Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:24 pm

Le Samourai wrote:He's a Milan and Barca fan (deceived), he and Gasol speak Spanish and Italian during games to confuse people.

He grew up as a Milan fan, but was converted into a die hard Barca fan by ronaldinhos magic!

His new shoes that came out a few weeks ago proves it.. :bow:

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deadrave wrote:lebron is a messi fan too i think

Dont know if he is a Messi fan, but he does think that Messi is the best in the world and - if he isnt already - he will become the greatest of all time :bow:


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