Kobe on passing the torch to Rose: I ain't passing (expletive)

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 7 years ago '08        #1
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Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269
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Kobe on passing the torch to Rose: I ain't passing (expletive)
 

 


Kobe Bryant(notes) wants nothing to do with passing the torch to Derrick Rose(notes), and I can't really blame him.

Torch passing has always been a funny thing, mainly because nobody's really had to pass one torch from one person to another in several hundred years, and certainly never in some sort of setting that would involve an older practitioner of a particular spirit passing that torch to his successor to-be. Because that would make the "successor to-be" his successor, post-passing, which is a bit awkward for all involved.

And then there's England, where you'd think they still pass torches all over the place as they move from castle to castle. But over there they call flashlights "torches," so while the a.ssumption is right, the actual image you have in your head of the passing is wrong. It's just a bunch of guys in tweed jackets handing each other flashlights as they work on what went wrong under the hood of that Lotus (and because it's a Lotus, everything's gone wrong with it).

So if you couldn't understand that, you can surely understand Bryant's amusement when today's post-practice conversation turned from tonight's Lakers/Bulls tilt, to musings about whether or not the 2008 NBA MVP is ready to pass the symbolic torch to exciting Bulls point man Derrick Rose.

As transcribed by K.C. Johnson, of the Chicago Tribune:

Asked if that conversation might have any symbolic passing of the torch undertones to it, Bryant flashed his legendary competitiveness.

"Oh, sure, but I ain't passing (expletive)," Bryant said.

Asked if Rose has to come take the torch from Bryant, the Lakers' superstar smiled.

"He can certainly try," Bryant said.


It should be noted that Kobe was jovial in his back and forth and complimentary to Rose throughout.

But he's also the best player at his position right now and the dominant force on the two-time defending champions. He ain't passing [expletive].


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 Kobe Bryant isn't passing any torch to Derrick Rose - Ball Don't Lie - NBA* - Yahoo! Sports

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i guess kobe had to keep the compliments in check image

82 comments for "Kobe on passing the torch to Rose: I ain't passing (expletive)"

 7 years ago '04        #2
KURUPTION!!! 541 heat pts541
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 7 years ago '10        #3
JaYYo 28 heat pts28
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man, y the f**k would rose be gettting the torch are u f**king kidding me?
If anybody would be getting the torch it would be Kevin Durant lol, plus Kobe just won a f**king championship u pass the torch when ur old and about to retire and he is far from that still
 12-10-2010, 02:32 PM         #4
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i love when kobe says s**t like this. LEGEND
 7 years ago '06        #5
ThaShark316 86 heat pts86
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Kobe >>>>>>>>>>>>
 7 years ago '09        #6
TriniSoldier 64 heat pts64
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lmao rose aint getting s**t from anybody. somebody better pass him a second round in the playoffs torch. melo and durant got next out west. and boston and florida got the east.
 7 years ago '09        #7
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 7 years ago '04        #8
DJ Maximum|M 48 heat pts48
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 ozWinston said:
lmao rose aint getting s**t from anybody. somebody better pass him a second round in the playoffs torch. melo and durant got next out west. and boston and florida got the east.


but pass the torch is lebron or durant...
 7 years ago '05        #9
Rockobox 76 heat pts76
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I seriously don't get it son, why does Rose want all this credit?

what has he done, like honestly?
 7 years ago '05        #10
Rubix 
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Kobe on passing in general: I ain't passing (expletive)
 7 years ago '06        #11
modalee 5 heat pts
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someone is going to have to use the jaws of life to pry the torch out of Kobe's hands. Won't be happening for at least another 2 years.
 7 years ago '06        #12
Storchaveli 94 heat pts94
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 12-10-2010, 02:57 PM         #13
WMYakballzWM 
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Kobe makes 2 shots out of 25 attemps
 7 years ago '09        #14
TERRANCE CRACK 48 heat pts48
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when did kobe get the torch back from lebron??
 7 years ago '09        #15
TriniSoldier 64 heat pts64
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 TERRANCE CRACK said:
when did kobe get the torch back from lebron??
shots fired, but probably when gasol and kobe won the nba championship

personally I think lebron has the talent to impact a game more than kobe, but, as it stands lebron needs some bling to really transcend any further.
 7 years ago '05        #16
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 TERRANCE CRACK said:
when did kobe get the torch back from lebron??
More like: "Why did LeBron throw the torch in the trash after it was handed to him on a silver platter courtesy of D. Stern?"
 7 years ago '04        #17
Pichito25 2 heat pts
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 TERRANCE CRACK said:
when did kobe get the torch back from lebron??
lebron got torches, crowns , Benjamin piles, a team with his homies........still missing something though
 7 years ago '08        #18
Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269 OP
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more like: when the hell did lebron ever have the torch?
 7 years ago '05        #19
Hold That 103 heat pts103
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Kobe a fool, but thats what you want to hear from a guy like that.. MJ would NEVER willingly pass the torch, you're going to have to take it from him, f**k does Kobe look like conceding to a 3 year superstar in the making...


With that said... Rose is gonna get in his a.ss tonight...


Last edited by Hold That; 12-10-2010 at 03:16 PM..
 7 years ago '04        #20
Pichito25 2 heat pts
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but yeh.....you cant expect kobe to pass you the dam salt! muchless a bball or a torch
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