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Kobe Bryant's wrong 'Duty' message (upset about Bryant with a weapon in Call of Duty Commercial)
ESPN ^ | 11/16/2010 | Tim Keown

Posted on 11/18/2010 2:13:59 PM PST by SnakeDoctor

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And then last week, he went home and was watching a game when a new commercial for "Call of Duty: Black Ops" came on his television. Seen through Walker's eyes, the content was bad enough. A woman in high heels, a hotel concierge, a guy in a fast-food worker's outfit -- they're all shooting automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades in an urban warfare setting.

He was already disgusted, but about halfway through the spot, Walker did a double take: Wait! Wasn't that Kobe Bryant?

Seriously, is that really Kobe Bryant carrying an assault weapon with the word "MAMBA" on the barrel? Did Kobe Bryant, the highest-paid player in the NBA, take money not only to advertise a shooting game but actually shoot -- or simulate shooting -- an automatic weapon while doing it? None of his people, not his wife or his agent or someone in the NBA offices, advised him against this?

"I couldn't believe it was him," Walker says. "What's wrong with him?"

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2cheatonyourwife; 2getawaywithrape; blackops; callofduty; gun; kobebryant; losangelesrapers; rapist
And they say conservatives are too sensitive about content ...

SnakeDoc

1 posted on 11/18/2010 2:14:03 PM PST by SnakeDoctor
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To: SnakeDoctor
"What's wrong with him?"

His testicles produce testosterone? I say kudos to Kobe.

WTF is wrong with someone who hyperventilates over something like this?

2 posted on 11/18/2010 2:17:09 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: SnakeDoctor
The "objectionable" image ...

SnakeDoc

3 posted on 11/18/2010 2:17:09 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum -- If you wish for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

LOL - someone has their panties in a twist.

It’s just a video game for crying out loud. The suburban kids in my neighborhood regularly play these games and they aren’t then going out and really shooting up our neighborhood.


4 posted on 11/18/2010 2:17:18 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: SnakeDoctor

That’s only “objectionable” if that isn’t a LaRue Tactical QD mount on that sight... ;-)


5 posted on 11/18/2010 2:18:19 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Looks like the stock should be higher on his shoulder.


6 posted on 11/18/2010 2:22:20 PM PST by wastedyears (The only good unemployment statistic in America is the number of unemployed Dem officials.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

The commercial is brilliant...Jimmy Kimmel firing a RPG is even better than the Kobe spot.


7 posted on 11/18/2010 2:24:25 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: wastedyears

He’s really tall. Maybe its an optical illusion. Haha.

SnakeDoc


8 posted on 11/18/2010 2:24:26 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum -- If you wish for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: MNlurker

Yea, with the “proud noob” painted on it. That was priceless.


9 posted on 11/18/2010 2:25:52 PM PST by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SnakeDoctor

“but actually shoot — or simulate shooting — an automatic weapon”

Shooting things is fun, sometimes, and shooting many things quickly is usually more fun.


10 posted on 11/18/2010 2:27:02 PM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Awesome commercial.


11 posted on 11/18/2010 2:33:12 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: SnakeDoctor

Kobe Bryant is a good guy. Kobe Bryant told Chris Collingsworth that representing the USA in the Olympics was his greatest achievment. Collingsworth almost fell out of his chair. Kobe Bryant repeated himself and said the USA jersey was his most prized posession and he loves what America stands for.


12 posted on 11/18/2010 2:34:51 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SnakeDoctor
"What's wrong with him?"

Er, nothing? What, exactly, is objectionable about this image? Aside from the obvious, "It's a game, relax," that is racing through my mind, what is wrong with this image? It's a guy, with a gun, shooting bad guys who also have guns, in a game.

13 posted on 11/18/2010 2:35:06 PM PST by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: MNlurker
Personally, I like the badass fast food guy dual-wielding 1911s ...

SnakeDoc

14 posted on 11/18/2010 2:38:17 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum -- If you wish for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: forgotten man

LeBron could learn a lot from Kobe, and not just about basketball.


15 posted on 11/18/2010 2:41:11 PM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I’m not a big video game player (will play Wii with the kids a bit), but this commercial tempts me to get in on the fun...

Exactly what the person who made this commercial was paid to do.

Tim Keown should stick to listing box scores and stay out of social matters.


16 posted on 11/18/2010 2:41:50 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: SnakeDoctor

did I see the new improved Horatio Sanz in that commercial?


17 posted on 11/18/2010 2:45:12 PM PST by isom35
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yeah - brilliant and amusing commercial. How P.C. do you have to be to get offended? Rhetorical question . . .


18 posted on 11/18/2010 2:45:21 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: SnakeDoctor

I thought it was brilliant.


19 posted on 11/18/2010 2:51:57 PM PST by derekr44 (Straight, white, conservative male. How else can I piss you off today?)
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To: MNlurker

The first mission is a Castro assassination attempt. Shooting commies is always fun ... making Castro mad is just a bonus.

“’Kill Castro’ mission leads to Black Ops boycott call”

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/105342-Kill-Castro-Mission-Leads-to-Black-Ops-Boycott-Call

I’m not a huge video game guy ... but I do like the Call of Duty series, and a couple of the action franchises (James Bond, Rainbow Six, Batman, etc.).

SnakeDoc


20 posted on 11/18/2010 2:55:28 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum -- If you wish for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

FPS games have come under a lot of heat lately. The military shooters seem to be getting the most heat. It seems to be coming from the PC left, under the guise of concern for children... I got news for them... Adults are the major buyers of these games. They’re actually marketed to young adults, but a lot of us older guys play as well.

I belong to a gaming clan that plays several different FPS games on Tuesday and Saturday evenings. There’s 30 of us and the youngest is in his early thirties, the oldest is 69. Great group of guys and great fun. The darn games (like COD: BO) cost 60 bucks or so for crying out loud. So, if kids are getting their hands on the game, it’s the parent who buys it for ems fault. That or they’re getting pirated copies of the game, which just goes back to lack of parental supervision.

Great game, great commercial, and good job by Kobe.


21 posted on 11/18/2010 3:07:06 PM PST by Mrite
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To: Mrite

I laughed when I saw Kobe too. Very well done commercial. I’m a gamer as well, but my taste is more towards fantasy and TBS games.


22 posted on 11/18/2010 3:22:26 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.)
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To: forgotten man

I’ll admit that I’ve hated the Lakers for most of my life, and I equally hated Kobe earlier in his career. But it seems like he has started to mature a bit, not take himself so seriously, and display a more honorable attitude in the last few years. That Olympics thing made me rethink my negative feelings for him. Seeing him in this commercial did give me a good chuckle.


23 posted on 11/18/2010 3:26:28 PM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Is this satire?


24 posted on 11/18/2010 3:27:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: SnakeDoctor

BTW, the bed-wetting, libtard pusses at ESPN can bite me.


25 posted on 11/18/2010 3:28:57 PM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: SnakeDoctor
I’m not a huge video game guy ... but I do like the Call of Duty series, and a couple of the action franchises (James Bond, Rainbow Six, Batman, etc.).

Remember the Rogue Spear spinoff from Rainbow Six? After online play of RS died off with the team I played with, it was great fun to abuse the game system offline.

Remember the oil tanker that you had to take back from the Japanese Red Army or whoever they were?

First- I'd pick out my teams. I hacked the HK-69 grenade launcher to be full auto with a blistering rate of fire and unlimited magazines, by altering the inf file that governed the weapon's characteristics. I equipped the entire team with them. I'd go in game and turn on the Invulnerability code. Then I'd invoke the code for massive heads, feet and hands. Then as a last touch- the code that allowed them to um, break wind.

Trust me- the last thing a bunch of commie terrorists are expecting is a full-blown assault by a horde of farting zombie bobbleheads with automatic grenade launchers.

26 posted on 11/18/2010 3:32:29 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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They probably wouldn’t like MAG much either. I play it, I’m loud and quite rude, and I’ve been in the top 100 killers in the world; tops kills just get higher, and I have nearly 102,000 of them.

What is it with Liberals and first-person shooters? Would they rather we do Airsoft?


27 posted on 11/18/2010 3:40:01 PM PST by wastedyears (The only good unemployment statistic in America is the number of unemployed Dem officials.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I think most NBA players are on booty duty, if you know what I mean.

If they want something to be mad about, be mad about guys with numerous kids with numerous women.

The game is fake, the fatherless kids are real.


28 posted on 11/18/2010 3:46:09 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Who among us didn’t see this coming?


29 posted on 11/18/2010 3:47:53 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

The real question is ... what percentage of the anti-gun hand-wringers were as upset when he either (1) raped a girl in Colorado, or (2) had an affair with a girl in Colorado?

Even if he didn’t rape the girl ... an affair is more problematic than a commerical with a gun. Few Americans ruin their lives or relationships with grenade launchers ... far more do with unmarried sex.

SnakeDoc


30 posted on 11/18/2010 3:54:10 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum -- If you wish for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Riley

lol... Dude! That’s awesome. Please tell me you FRAPs’d that and have it on YouTube :p


31 posted on 11/18/2010 7:21:53 PM PST by Mrite
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To: Mrite

No I didn’t, but given a weekend with nothing better to do, I could probably recreate it. That was several computers ago :-)


32 posted on 11/19/2010 3:14:01 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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