NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 19, 2009 / 4:00 pm

Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” T-Shirts Are In The Building

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After announcing that we were getting them, and then finally figuring out that they were in such high demand, the Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” t-shirts have arrived. If you want to get your own puppet hands on one, then answer the following question:

Why do you deserve Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” t-shirt?

Let us know in the comments below (with your size), and the best answers will win. Good luck!

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  • abpin

    because i’m first.

  • gotti

    Cause i’m first!

  • Chris B.

    Because Im first to leave a comment.

    Because I am a long time laker fan. Since the mid 80′s.

    Because the staples center is sold out of the shirt.

    Because puppet hands with 4 fingers are cool.

    Because its the right thing to do.

    Because it aint no fun if the homies can have none.

    Because, well, I just really want that shirt.

  • Magz

    CUZ YOU CAN”T SEE ME….*waving the bling*

    BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPP!!!!!!!

  • ROY

    Cause NT Sold Out And I Want A Large.

  • Howard U

    Cuz not giving me a shirt would be the biggest mistake since Leroy Smith NOT getting in the Basketball HOF.

  • Jordi

    I just got a call from Mrs. Lewis from downstair, she said that I’ve gotta get me one of those!

  • E—

    Waiting for a reason to post and here it is….

    From,

    First-time poster

  • Vinny Chase

    Because i’ve survived the vince carter era in toronto and kept my TV from breaking after enough footage of hedo (in HD no less) with a cameo by dj mbengaaaaaaaaa during the finals.
    Size medium :)

  • LFan

    First off all, in a city full of fake fans, I’m one of the hardcore legit ones. When they were all jumping ship post-Shaq, I and rest of the true fans stuck by loyally KNOWING that Jerry Buss would not dissapoint. The Lakers are the greatest franchise in sports history, bar none, and fans like me knew we would be where we are today.

    When the Lakers were threepeating, I pulled out the ol’ #8 and sported it proudly. When they were god awful and the Clippers had a better record, I pulled out the ol’ #8 and sported it proudly. When the parade rolled around a couple of days ago, I pulled out the ol’ #8 and sported it proudly. And speaking of the parade, I chose repping for the squad over going to class for my first exam of the summer, so I pretty much took the fail on the first one just to get the chance to see the purple and gold fam shine full force.

    I’ve never been about that fakeness of putting your flag up on the car when the squad is balling, but keeping it locked in the attic 24/7 on their few down years.

    My hardcore, absolutely unwaivering loyalty to the franchse for god knows how long should earn me the right to wear this shirt proudly. Frankly, it’s so baller, you’d have to pay me to stop wearing it every other day (not everyday, cuz that’s just dirty).

    Anyway, dime, please help me end this season right, and letting me get my hands on one of those sick shirts.

  • LFan

    And because I could’ve been first, but decided to not be annoying.

  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    I only have four fingers.

  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    I only have four fingers. Size L

  • jryu

    cause i read smack every morning and probably lose about 15% of my workday on this website.

    hook it upppppp.

  • Eduardo

    I deserve one of those because I live in Portugal. I’ll now explain why is this a valid argument.
    First of all because over here games start at midnight at best, the 7p.m ET corresponds to our 12p.m. So you don’t even imagine the effort I make to watch games throughout the night, and I won’t even mention the west coast games, the ones that make me go to bed at 6 in the mourning to get up at 7h30 or 8.am.
    Then, because you guys always exclude me\us europeans from the “good part” of all this. I visit Dimemag.com a lot, I read all the posts in fact, so I think I contribute with my share for your success.The last time I’ve checked we weren’t able to choose our birtplace.
    So, with this all I’m just saying that you guys are all big fans and all but I have to go through a lot of hard stuff to be able to enjoy this love for basketball and for the NBA.
    That’s why I think I deserve one of those tees=)

  • O

    Because I know this HOT shorty who’s a total Lakers fan and i’m pretty sure she’ll give me some if I wear this shirt throughout the whole session. Did I mention that I haven’t gotten any in 4 years??? That’s TRUE STORY. Word to EVERYTHING I love. 3XL…

  • DvDJ Steve

    XXL

    I deserve a free 4 puppet t-shirt because I have been a loyal Kobe fan since he got to LA. I said keep him over Shaq when the trade rumors were swirling. I wrote Keep Kobe Trade Shaq on my shoes! I knew when he would win multiple chips after he threw up those airballs in Utah. Everyone said get rid of him after those shots, but I knew if he had the juevos to shoot em and miss and still keep his head up, he would become a multiple ring bearer!!!! Kobe deserves to be mentioned as one of the all time best in the league!! Just like i deserve a 4 puppet t-shirt!!

  • http://www.dimemag.com Booga

    I want one of those syk t-shirts bcuz i live in boring a$$ Albuquerque,NM, a city that has no affiliation with any professional sports team (HELP!!!) and on top of that I am surrounded by nothing but Spurs and Mavs fans (haters) cause they are the only closest teams 2 this city. I want 2b able to wear my fresh XL Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” t-shirt proudly (even if i get jumped) LOL. Lemme rep the championship team and spread the great “Dime” name, please!!!

  • http://www.CalmYoSelf.com Kermit the Washington

    Because I’m a shameless Kobe apologist, and have a list of the Kobe-related comments I’ve made on Dime over the past season…

    http://www.google.com/search?q=%22kermit+the+washington%22+kobe&hl=en&start=0&sa=N&filter=0

    Size small, but IT’S NOT FOR ME, IT’S FOR….ok it’s for me.

  • ilovelakerhaters

    Since i was a toddler watching laker basketball in my onesie, i have dreamed of this moment. The day that dimemag would give out the mvpuppet 4 rings shirt. Every hour I go on your site, to read your articles, but most importantly to see when these shirts would arrive. Now that they have I’m at a loss for words. I am going to Cleveland to visit my cousins on 26th. I want to wear this shirt and go bar hopping with my cousins in Cleveland.

  • ilovelakerhaters

    size large

  • EvanD10

    Because im a loyal follower who spends alot of time on your site each and everyday.As well im a huge fan of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.Im from Cape Breton Island a small,a small island in Canada and i would be the absolute man walking around with one of those shirts on.Please hook me up,it would make my year

  • ilovelakerhaters

    Since i was a toddler watching laker basketball in my onesie, i have dreamed of this moment. The day that dimemag would give out the mvpuppet 4 rings shirt. Every hour I go on your site, to read your articles, but most importantly to see when these shirts would arrive. Now that they have I’m at a loss for words. I am going to Cleveland to visit my cousins on 26th. I want to wear this shirt and go bar hopping with my cousins in Cleveland.

    size large

  • O

    I deserve one because I know this HOT shorty who’s a Lakers fanatic. And i’m pretty sure she’ll give me some if I wear this T-Shirt throughout the whole session. Did I mention I haven’t gotten any in 4 years??? TRUE Story! Word to Everything I love. Size: 3XL. Show me love so i can get some loving…

  • lifep

    I deserve it because it’s Friday at 4:22 pm. My manager is gone and no one here would be the least concerned if I left, but for integrity sake, I’m here. C’mon Dime, that’s gotta be worth something…other than my job!

  • Harris11

    I deserve one because I’ve been a basketball fan for forever. And I hate lebron james so I gotta show some love for Kobe. Also I love dime magazine, its my favorite basketball magazine and I check this site like 6 times a day. And because I’m homeless and can’t afford a shirt so I could use a free one. Size medium

  • Leon Sorenson

    i am a diehard Lakers fan. have been for 17 years (half my life). i live in Utah! Love the state, HATE the fans. 95% of the population hate Kobe Bryant and have no problem telling my everytime i speak with one. So i would love to have one to wear it proudly and to remind all these Jazz fans that with or without Shaq, Kobe has more rings than their covitted franchise.

  • ssa

    Every single member of my family is a Celd*cks fan. My parents actually bought my brother a Ray Allen jersey for his junior high school graduation. 24/7 since last years heartbreaking loss, I’ve had to deal with their trash-talking, arrogant bull. I fought back every time but they wouldn’t take it; their ears were shut. Now its LA’s time to shine. It’s a shame that I have a family who doesn’t support their home team. I rep the Lakers all day! All day LA. Its time to rub it in my brother and dad’s faces that the dynasty has risen once again; the Lakers are here to stay. BOSTON SUCKS.

  • EvanD10

    Late but Large size

  • lifep

    I promise I will never type “first” if indeed I am the first entry to leave a comment.

  • HowardU

    cuz if I didn’t get the shirt, it’d be worse than Leroy Smith NOT being in the HOF.

    PS Also I could be the only person on Howard’s campus rockin this TEE

  • Jeremy

    Because I’m the king.
    I like the puppet’s rings.
    Take a look at that Rondo,
    You know
    A Championship, NO!
    Forgive me
    That was said to harshly.
    But the shirt…
    its like Kanye’s bear,
    A shirt that I would definetly wear.

  • ssa

    oooo btw. XL. I was gonna sabotage his gift by ordering a trevor ariza jersey instead. hehe. but felt bad for the kid.

  • http://dougsofresh.blogspot.com Doug Foley

    Because unfortunately last night I was on-call for work and got an emergency case in the ER when Nike decided to make them available on Nikestore.com, thus I missed the opportunity to cop one because of my civil duty! And I been a Lakeshow fan since I been shit’in pampers!!!! And all four of those rings I was able to really “Witness” greatness at it best! All four are priceless to me. And it’s interesting how 4 is symbolic as I wore number 4 in high school basketball, wore 64 in high school football, my name starts with the 4th letter of the alphabet, and my name has been passed down to me 4 generations. I am IV, I am Champion!!! Thus, let me represent!!!

  • Bryant

    I should get a shirt because I am a big Laker fan. I’m not one of the people who just hopped on the bandwagon with the real fans. I live in Atlanta so while everyone was getting hyped about the Hawks I was getting hyped about the Lakers. I would wear this shirt every chance I got. So please let me have one of the shirts. Size Large.

  • lifep

    I will pray for you guys everyday……ah, no, I probably won’t, but if I think about it, I probably will.

    -Minister Mike

    …at least reward my honesty :-)

  • max

    cause im a blazer fan who has suffered living in LA for years and I want some kind of reward, haha. size large.

  • lifep

    Look at my persistence!

  • liukz

    because im from PR where everyone was rooting against kobe and they were making signals to me with their middle finger because im a kobe fan. thanx to kobe they dont have that finger anymore,so 4 fingers hands are as normal as it gets .(size L)

  • lifep

    I will make you a mix CD of the freshest Christian Rap you ever heard. You’ll bang it and not even know until you’re walking around the office spiting the lyrics and someone asks..”I didn’t know you were saved, dog!”

  • Arrogant

    Because even though im from chicago i can give kibe his props in comparison to jordan….

  • lifep

    Dime, it’s 4:33 and I’m still at work!

  • http://parkandco.com/blog/author/josh Josh

    I deserve one because I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I have to put up with constant Laker bashing from my coworkers and family, regardless of whether the Lakers are good or not. I get to listen to the local media take shots at Lakers fans over and over.

    Really, most of all, I deserve a shirt because two nights ago, I went on Nike.com to buy one, and I didn’t because my wife thought they were too expensive. So I passed up the opportunity, and now I am shirtless.

    Also, I can beat Shaq and Kobe in a battle rap.

  • http://dougsofresh.blogspot.com Doug Foley

    And (Size XXL) pls

  • JHP

    I was born and raised in LA, moved out to the East coast for high school/college/work, but have represented all these years I’ve been in the East (11 years or so). I’ve survived many a Laker game in hostile territory, have gotten into drunken fights with good friends over Kobe and the Lakers, and have broken many a little domestic items when the Lakers suffered. I’m ALWAYS the guy my friends (some who barely follow sports) will hit up if the Lakers lose a big game.

    But finally I have some current argument material to shut up all the ignorant haters. I’d wear the shirt proudly and represent the West in the East. And I think the shirt would help placate my anger-management issues…

  • sitychoi

    Cuz I think you are doing a way better job than CGF? (does he still work there? Sz. L

  • lifep

    Dime is the best magazine ever. Hands down, it has SI, ESPN, The Sporting News and all other sports magazines beat!

    To the management of DIME: On behalf of the basketball world, we ask that you increase the salary of each employee 50K and cover expenses for all sports related events! The guys should be able to go to every regular/playoff game and blog the SMACK column directly from court side seats!

    …make it so

  • isotope

    Because I proclaimed on here right before the Houston/LA series that the winner will win it all. Once Yao went down, my prediction was simply that LA would win it all. Stuck to it all the way. This was when everybody was on the Den and Cle hype and virtually everybody here in Houston was anti-LA.

    Size L

  • SWAT

    wow…you guys are roachin! lol! man i have never even seen yalls screen names on this site. anyway i deserve one because i lost not one but 2 bets (my rockets and denver) and my uncle is making me get him a shirt as a punishment. size LG.

  • isotope

    I can beat Josh in a battle rap

  • The Handsome Baller

    Because I ran out of toilet paper and need one of these t-shirts.

  • Celts Fan

    @LFan – you guys are not even the best franchise in NBA history, come on now. The Celtics have more rings (and let’s be real, you can’t count the Minnesota ones when you ignore the rest of that team’s history – if not, why no Mikan retired number?) Also, the Canadiens and the Yankees have more titles. You’re in the top 5, but come off that #1 stuff.

  • lifep

    It’s now 4:40

    (Is this going to be forever..”David after Dentist” voice)

  • LakerFanIam

    I was born with only 4 fingers on both of my hands. My whole life I have felt like an outcast. This shirt would give me complete fulfillment in my life…
    In size Lg Please. :)

  • vince

    I have been a laker fan since the 80′s when my family came here to Los Angeles….I have never missed a laker game…home or away games. We all have our busy schedule but I always make time for Lakers game. Even if I don’t get this shirt I am still a number 1 laker fan…may it be Kobe, Ariza, Odom, Gasol, Magic, Cooper, Worthy that makes the team take the championship…I’m a Laker fan 110%…the ring is what counts not individual players…….Thanks

  • Clay

    I’m Cleveland born, bred & fed and if there is one thing i have always hated was Kobe b/c he acted like MJ & even more when i found out he was a snitch. That aside as a true fan of the game I’ve always stated he was the best & if Lebron had his Killer Instict Cleveland would have had a ring this year. But i love the Puppet commercials & give the tee even more so I would love to ROCK this around Cleveland in a XXL, XXXL if you got ‘em, picked up some weight since my playin days lol..

    PS I know i’m on a hoopers site cuz my fat a$$ the only one looking for 2X’s or bigger

  • LakerFanIam

    Also, I can’t afford o pay $180 for one on eBay… Theifs!!!

  • lifep

    Please see comments 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, and 32!

  • LAballer

    i actually dont really deserve one..but that shit is cool..ill wear it next season to all the games and make sure its on tv haha..nah..give it to some of these other guys..or like sick kids or something..size extra medium

  • LD

    i’ve been a big Kobe fan since he came in the league. i remember voting for him for the all star game, before he was even starting for the Lakers. i named my first born after him. he’ll be 2 next week. if you remember, 2 years ago was the summer where Kobe was almost traded to the Bulls. there was a lot of hating on Kobe going on back then, but I stuck with it, and he ended staying with the Lakers.

    check out my iPhone cover: http://yfrog.com/58dh1fj

    i’ve also been reading dime smack everyday since it was on foxsports.

    and i became a Dime Mag subscriber when you had your 81 cent promotion for Kobe’s 81 point game.

  • LAballer

    lakerfanlam…LOLLLL 4 fingers

  • Trisha

    I deserve a shirt because unlike many basketball fans, i am not a Kobe Hater! I supported Kobe before,during and after the rape accusation. I was apart of the small group of peers that knew he was innocent. I have endured a lot of backlash from friends who hate Kobe yet cannot give a valid reason. I love Kobe because he is not the typical athlete who’s always talking trash and can never back it up. Kobe on the other hand is a silent competitor and now has 4 rings as a result(i think it’s ok for him to do a little boasting now). Finally, I am a college student in Maryland which means I have no money (and probably won’t for some time) to go see a Laker game. Winning a shirt will be the next best thing to seeing Kobe in person.

    thank you for your time,
    Trisha

  • CL

    Because:

    1) I live in Toronto, Canaada – where the only thing to cheer for is the upcoming 3on3 tournament in July.

    2) I actually live in Waterloo, Ontario – where I am attending WLU, and inside most days studying.

    3)I’ve idolized Kobe Bryant ever since high school, and so has my dad, so wouldn’t this be a Father’s Day present?

    4) Read dimemag.com at least 2ce a day (check the IP if you must)

    5) Size: Medium, everyone is asking for larges, so you can spot me a medium can’t ya?

    6) Will pay for custom fees if needed, dont discriminate us Canadians.

  • Lake Show #1

    I was born in the 80′s
    bled purple and gold
    grew up during showtime
    witnessed the dynasty unfold
    Magic to Kareem
    Worthy to Scott
    Randy Newman blasting in the speakers
    like Lil’ Wayne
    that’s when you knew the block was hot
    F all the haters
    I rep the L.A. Lakers
    stick with them til the day i die
    6ft deep with my gators
    even in the 90′s with my hatred for Tony Smith & Terry Teagle
    i kept my faith in my team
    i knew every dynasty has a sequel
    96 was the year the Lake Show was go
    Shaq, Kobe, Nick, Eddie
    Twism fo life, fa sho
    to be a champion
    you gotta crawl before you walk
    yea Kobe airballed
    but now it’s a mere afterthought
    The new millennium hits
    we were spoiled with a back to back to back
    7 years later
    going down Fig
    the parade’s back on track
    it’s a celebration bitches
    and we all shed a joyous tear
    the only thing missing
    I WISH CHICK HEARN WAS HERE

  • DA ONE

    Well dime,
    i am from toronto canada. size L or XL depending on your stock Instead of telling you how big of a laker/kobe fan i am first, ALL my friends HATE LA and Kobe in TO just NEED to shove it in their face. 2nd i’ll promote your dime magazine to my players, because i coach provincial, high school level players i’ll do my best to market your product over here. 3rd i’ve sent you guys articles that i’ve freelanced about hoops, its insightful and you folks can always e-mail me i’ll write up stuff for you guys ask Mr.patrick Cassidy

  • http://nerditry.com nerditry

    Cause I’m still waiting for my HoopsTv.com shirt!

  • http://parkandco.com/blog/author/josh Josh

    Wait . . .
    I really deserve a shirt ’cause I’m a basketball junkie.
    I’m no flunkie just a lover of the game with the same name that came when Dr. Naismith dropped a peach basket on the floor.
    Er, maybe he hung it up.
    He took the laces, lined it up, took a shot but then the game was just a pup.
    Pup, or was it puppet? The rings the thing you see and like the cloth man, I need the rings as a basketball fan.
    Or was it junkie?

  • Yoooo

    Because Fathers day is this Sunday and I’ve never so much as received a card!!! And I’m actually a REAL father

  • Kevin

    I deserve this shirt because I have been a LAKERS fan through thick and thin. Through all the peaks and troughs that come with being a sports fanatic. Think the market fluctuating up and down is volatile? Try being a Lakers fan.

    From the highs of Magic Johnson running the show to the low of his news conference of discussing why he would have to walk away from the game he loved. The indescribable feeling of watching one of the greats having to quit too early and depriving of what could have been was devastating. Followed by some subpar years of watching Sedale Threatt, George Lynch, and Anthony Peeler. Although they played their hearts out, it wasn’t until the summer of 1996 when Mr Logo, Jerry West would pull off what would be the greatest summer in Laker History in recent memory. Acquring Shaquille O Neal and uniting him with this kid from high school: Kobe Bean Bryant. Hope was re-ignited and the good ole days once again rang through the streets of LA. The car flags once again popped up on the bandwagon Lakers fans and the three peat commenced. And, as a quickly as it started, it ended with the blow up and watching Kobe try to carry the whole team on his back with Smush and Kwame. After some rough years, we had a contender.

    Now we’re back to the top of the mountain. Looking down on the league smiling, and ready to do something big, go for the repeat!

    When St Patrick’s Day comes around each year, I don’t wear GREEN. I wear PURPLE AND GOLD!If you’re gracious enough to let me don this shirt, I will be wearing it proudly! Please send me a Large shirt. Thank you!!!

  • JR

    I live in a developing country and have been a Laker fan since the Magic Johnson era. It has always been difficult to follow the NBA here, but the past 6 years, at least we get to catch the games on cable, where as before we had to rent BETAMAX copies of games, obviously super dated. Now we at least can watch games live, although we usually have to get up early morning to watch them. Thank God the internet keeps us posted on the latest happenings of the NBA, and thank God for the Dime website for keep things fresh for all of us. Please guys, I just want a cool shirt, no one else here has somthing like that.

  • sarah

    I LOVE THIS SHIRT – IT WOULD GO GREAT IN MY COLLECTION. I AM A TRUE LAKER FAN (NOT A FAKER FAN- LIKE SOME PEOPLE I KNOW) – I HAVE STUCK BY THEM THROUGH THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WINS, THE DEFEATS, THE UNCERTAINTY- EVERYTHING.

    DURING BASKETBALL SEASON – I WEAR A LAKER T-SHIRT ON EVERY LAKER GAME DAY – EVERY GAME DAY – IF YOU EVER WANT TO KNOW IF THE LAKERS ARE PLAY TONIGHT YOU JUST HAVE TO GLANCE AT ME – IF I HAVE A LAKER SHIRT ON THEN THEY ARE PLAYING.

    BUT AS FOR THIS SHIRT I WOULD LOVE IT BUT I AM NOT TRYING TO GET IT FOR ME – I AM WANTING ONE FOR MY LONG TIME BOYFRIEND/NOW FIANCE (LONG ENGAGEMENT BUT WE ARE GETTING MARRIED 11/19/2011)

    HE WEARS A XXL

    I HAVE CALLED AROUND EVERYWHERE – MIND YOU I AM AT WORK YET I AM TRYING TO HUNT DOWN THIS SHIRT – I REALLY NEED TO GET BACK TO WORK. – OH THE HELL WITH IT – I AM TRYING TO GET THIS SHIRT.

    I AM A GIVING PERSON – AND I WANT TO GIVE THIS TO MY FIANCE AS A FATHERS DAYS GIFT – WE HAVE A DAUGHTER –

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND THIS OPPORTUNITY.

    P.S. – MY OFFER STILL STANDS – SENDING TAMALES TO YOUR OFFICE FOR LUNCH – YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT TAMALES THE SAME AGAIN

  • Dirk

    I deserve it cause i haven’t been laid in over 7 months, not even a lunch date. I think if i win this i’ll get noticed by the honeys and they will all want me (crossing my fingers).. Size large. Thanks.

  • http://parkandco.com/blog/author/josh Josh

    Size Large

  • Shrink This

    Because Kobe’s ass tastes like derek fisher.

  • dee.dee

    Dime, this shirt is all I have heard about since Wednesday morning. My bf has vowed to break up with me if I don’t figure out a way to get this shirt for him. I would ask for a size M so I could be the one to wear it and rub it his face but hey, I love the guy so XL it is!

    *Hoping the “4 rings” t-shirt gets me a ring on my finger =)

    <3

  • MisterBroom12

    I would like to receive one of these shirts and believe I deserve it because without it, my appreciation for Kobe just seems incomplete. I would also be willing to pay for the shirt.

    Size: M

  • cona

    Hello,

    I don’t feel like I’ve truly been so engendered into one full Laker season until this year. To be quite honest, I did not miss a single game; be it in Staples seats or on TV. I live in San Diego, and unfortunately no KCAL9 down here for road games mid-week against the lesser teams of the league. So I’ve had to scramble to find some live streaming telecast on the internet in order to do so (JustinTV, etc.).

    After the heartbreak of last year’s finals, I found myself sucked in, so in tune with every game, every critical article, every play. So in thinking about why I deserve a Nike Puppets 4 Rings tee…because I am a fan. I’ve lived this season as if I was a part of that ride, that championship ride. Once I saw him wearing this shirt at the parade, I knew I had to have one. The marketing genious at Nike is unprecedented and I was truly disappointed that LeBron and the Cavs didn’t make it to the Finals…poor LeBron puppet. To be completely honest, I wanted Boston in the worst way. But based on the way KG and Paul Pierce have been talking, I’m sure we’ll see them next year. I need this shirt to remind all the Laker haters that surround me of this season, this championship ride

    Thank you for your time,

    cona.
    (size large, please).

    Also, the weezy track on Kobe is fireeee! jea!

  • FK

    Why? Because quite honestly, I don’t have access to any decent Lakers/Kobe memorabilia in my city.

    After growing up in LA and moving to the Toronto area, I’ve had to endure the fact that there is little to no Lakers clothing I can wear to the ONE game each year that the Lakers come to Toronto for, and support my team.

    Not to mention I’ve had to endure nearly 10 years of awful weather compared to the beautiful LA weather, which completely makes my life suck. To make matters worse, I’ve been planning to move back to LA but found that I can’t afford it.

    So anything that represents my favorite team and my favorite player will always be cherished and serve as a vivid reminder of when I used to live in the greatest city in the world. I’m an LA kid at heart and always will be… Even in the -20 degree outskirts of the NBA world.

    So if I’m chosen, I’ll appreciate it. If not, then hopefully they are sold worldwide so I can pick one up.

    Thanks Dime.

  • FK

    btw, size L…

  • JayTea

    Cause Sasha told me he will leave if I get one.

  • bballinca

    Because Ms. Piggy will kick my butt if I don’t get her one.

  • LFan

    Celts fan, you’re wrong.

    The Celtics are really a fake team altogether. They got lucky to win a bunch of titles when the NBA had less team and no salary cap issues, and have been hanging their hats on that ever since.

    Sure toss Minny out, and we can toss those punk ass Bill Russell wins out too.

    Let’s compare titles pre- and post- 1980 when the NBA was actually a legit league. Boston: 4 titles Lakers:9.

    The Lakers have dedicated themselves to be a winning franchise for as long as we can remember. Seven years between Laker titles, twenty two between Celtic titles.

    Greatest franchise in sports, bar none. The Celtics are top ten though, despite an extremely annoying fanbase.

  • sarah

    MY DAUGHTER REALLY WANTED TO GET THIS FOR HER DAD – WE LOOKED HIGH,LOW AND HIGH AGAIN. WE HAVE CALLED EVERYWHERE AND THE ONLY PLACE WE HAD A CHANCE WAS EBAY – SHE SAID SHE ONLY HAS $60 IN HER PIGGY BANK (THAT SHE HAS BEEN SAVING) AND ASKED IF THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH AND IF NOT COULD I LEND HER THE MONEY. I TOLD HER ABOUT YOUR WEBSITE AND THAT YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO BE GIVING SOME AWAY. SHE ASKED ME TO ASK YOU:

    PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY, PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP.
    SHE WILL SEND YOU A THANK YOU NOTE AND DRAW YOU A PICTURE OR ANYTHING.

    - OH YEAH HER DAD WEARS A SIZE: XXL – BUT IF FOR SOME REASON THE SHIRT RUNS BIGS AND YOU ONLY HAVE AN XL LEFT – WE WILL MAKE HIM TAKE IT – WE WILL TELL HIM TO SUCK IT IN.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH

  • fallinup

    Why do I deserve one???

    Because Shaq knows how my ass taste. :D

    Size XXL

  • weaksidehelp

    only a laker fan from l.a. should own that shirt. being a diehard laker fan means i make the cut. now since i came up with the idea…besides that the real reason i should own that shirt: 1988 laker parade. my uncle decides to take me and my cousin. not as many people as wednesday’s but roughly 8-10 thousand. anyway, i get seperated from my party and end lookin lost. cop picks me up puts me in his squad car following the second float. my view of the parade was mike smrek and the back of james worthy’s head. i ended up somewhere by cityhall, only able to hear the rally. me owning that shirt will be total laker parade vindication.

  • LFan

    75+ posts in like an hour. Lmao…nice. Post something free and we come arunnin’.

  • http://none Angela Wong

    I am the BIGGEST LAKER FAN! I’ve always loved them since I’m born & raised in Los Angeles. I deserve to win because my parrots are LAKERS fans too! I have three parrots at home. I cheer so much for Kobe and the LAKERS when I watch every game that my birds are cheering for them too! It’s the funniest thing to hear birds say “Go LAKERS!” and “Yeah KOBE”! It’s awesome that my birds are LAKERS fans too!

    Also:
    I go to as many games as I can(both at Staples and at the forum in the past). It’s been expensive, but so worth it.
    I call into LAKERS line to chat with Matt Money Smith.
    I have lots of LAKER gear like jerseys & t-shirts.
    I’m a 6th grade teacher & my classroom has lots of LAKERS posters, fanners, flags, and pictures.
    My Facebook is all LAKERed out.
    I live in Manhattan Beach, and I see Luke Walton & Lamar Odom in town. They’re awesome!
    I LOVED going to the playoffs this year! I was so disappointed when the Celtics beat them last year. I refused to wear green since then.
    I went to the LAKER Parade this year, it was so AWESOME!!!

    I hope I win this shirt! I would like size SMALL(mens) or large(youth).

    Thanks!

    GO LAKERS!!!

  • Kobe’s Hand campaign

    If I dont get a shirt kobe bryants bad finger (the one that gets dislocated all the time) will be amputated then he really will have 4 fingers on one hand. And you don’t want to do that to the Black Mamba do you?

    Paid for by MAMBA MVP shirt for me

    Kobe #1 Fan

  • Peter

    I’ll tell you why I deserve it because I’ve been a LAKERS FAN since birth. I have a baby picture where my mom dressed me in a Lakers jersey. (awwww…cute. i know) But this is why I deserve it. Because of this story of what is going to happen when you are gracious enough to send me one of these awesome shirts my way. A large PLEASE!!!

    This item has championship rings on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that’s when the magic happened. After checking to ensure that the shirt would properly cover my girth, I walked from my trailer to Wal-mart with the shirt on and was immediately approached by women. The women knew from the championship rings on the puppet hand on my shirt that I, like a champion, am a mysterious loner who knows how to ‘close’(if you catch my drift!). The women that approached me wanted to know if I would be their boyfriend and/or give them money for something they called mehth. I told them no, because they didn’t have enough teeth, and frankly a man with a Championship Mamba shirt shouldn’t settle for the first thing that comes to him.

    I arrived at Wal-mart, mounted my courtesy-scooter (walking is such a drag!) sitting side saddle so that my Championship shirt would show. While I was browsing tube socks, I could hear aroused asthmatic breathing behind me. I turned around to see a slightly sweaty dream in sweatpants and flip-flops standing there. She told me she liked the championship rings on my shirt, I told her I’m a champion. She offered me a swig from her mountain dew, and I drove my scooter, with her shuffling along side out the door and into the rest of our lives. Thank you Championship Mamba shirt and especially DIME for hooking it up!!!!!!

    Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has championship rings on it, attracts women
    Cons: NONE!

  • Jeffco

    Because I F*ckin Love Dime.

    Large

  • LFan

    Oh yeah, large.

  • Jeffco

    Because I F*ckin Love Dime.

    Nevermind I need SMALL

    i dont know why i put Large in my first post haha

  • Patrick

    Give it to Kermit the Washington. He gave proof of his kobe slurping.

  • Rob D

    Because I’m born and raised in Los Angeles. Been a Lakers fan as long as I can remember watching Magic, Worthy, Cooper, Kareem, B. Scott, and Rambis. And don’t let me for get Chick. I have seen and heard all the great ones of my time. And I can appreciate the history like Miken, Macado, Wilt, Baylor, and the Logo. And I have been around through the hard times with Vlade, Doug Christie, Van Excel, Eddie Jones, Kwame, and Mihm.
    Kobe came into the league the same year I graduated High School we are the same age and married the same year and we both have 2 kids. The shirt represents a chance to own something from this Championship era that is rare, and it reminds me of the times when we bought the 87-88 Championship shirts with Back to Back. It’s a piece of history which will be greatly appreciated. I love the Lakers but I have a wife and 2 kids so I can’t search the city high and low for the shirt taking time from work. I have to support my family. And times are tough for us so I can’t spend $200 to pick one up on ebay. I would really be greatful if you chose me Rob D a Lakers fan for life. XXL preferably but I could rock an XL if that is all you have. Thanks for the opportunity to reflect

  • Albert

    Because I live in San Antonio Tx. where Spurs fans are everywhere & I don my Lakers Gold & Purple gear any chance i get, including to work (Lakers Polo) got to keep it business casual. Yes I get hated on & sometime threats but I still bleed Gold & Purple!! I have stuck with them thru the up’s & the down’s the good times & the bad times & I have supported their every decission within the organzation. I have stuck with Kobe as my #1 player in the league even thru his troubles( hey were only human). But his personal life should not be forseen as the kind of player that he is. If you want to judge him as a player then all that you have to do is look at what he does on the court, not off. That is what I tell all the haters here. Plus the 4 ring shirt would be more than words as an answer to all the haters here who have told me he can’t do it without Shaq. It’s been done!!!

  • frank

    i know a honey or two – if you give me this shirt (size xxl) i will get dirk (#72 post) laid real quick and i will include lunch

  • sunni

    i havent found a good lakers tshirt since magic retired, i havent bought a lakers jersey since van exel got traded, and right now, to be honest, ive been wearing the same tshirt everyday cause im studyin for the bar exam tryin to be a sports attorney…so if i can win a cool ass tshirt to study in every day for the rest of the summer, i might have more motivation to pass :)…

    p.s. quote from laker twitter site..”if your teams got problems i feel bad for you son, the lakes got 99 problems but a ring aint one”

  • G

    Because even tho Im a Philly fan in every sense of the term, I was standing up and aplauding Kobe when he copped his mvp at the 02 all star game while pretty much everyone else in the building was booing.

    Size M

  • Warren

    I deserve the 4 ring T-shirt, because I wrote this on my facebook, along with a Youtube video of Kobe’s Best Plays in the playoffs.

    Just to clarify, Lakers are a solid Team! Kobe can’t do it without Odom, Gasol, Ariza, Fisher, Farmar, Bynum, and even Walton. Video below shows the Lakers Team Chemistry~ this isn’t the Kobe Bryant of before who didn’t pass the ball, this is the Kobe we’ve been waiting for who can lead a solid team to the NBA Championship! Quote me…”It is the fruition of the Lakers 7 year journey to make Kobe and the Lakers champions again!” Lastly, Phil Jackson with the possibility of this year’s championship and 10th ring can solidify the position that Zen Master Phil is the best coach of all time. Once again, Lakers winning this year is more than a championship~ it’s a culmination of sorts!

    Plus, I named my wifi Router “GoLakers” and when I wear my Laker jersey around my neighborhood, everyone asks me…hey are you go lakers???? Proudly I say…Hell yeah!

    My Size is L, I’ll take an XL if you run out of the Larges!

    Thanks,

    Warren

  • sunni

    P.S. im a size medium..

  • D A

    Because I have four fingers… just like the puppets.

  • D A

    My size is X-Large

  • Nicole

    ….. because I am a huge Kobe fan and my basketball number has been #24 for years, even before Kobe wore it. He stole the number from me. That’s ok though, I let him…

    …AND I am the “One girl from California” that called yesterday to check up on the contest and then sent Aron the following e-mail that he then included in his “Update: Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” T-Shirts In Hot Demand” article: (i have proof i sent the e-mail)
    http://dimemag.com/2009/06/update-nike-puppets-4-rings-t-shirts-in-hot-demand/

    I just spoke with you about 15 minutes ago. I don’t mean to be a bother, (too late huh?) but I wanted to make sure I gave you all the correct pertinent information to be added into the contest for the limited edition Nike Puppets 4 Rings and Carpe Diem T-Shirts Giveaway. I have made a million and 1 phone calls, as I am sure everyone else has trying to get their hands on these shirts. Foot Locker House of Hoops is sold out. Niketown doesn’t have any. The Nike customer service personnel show that there is “no availably” on these shirts. I know it’s a contest and the shirts aren’t going to the biggest fan or who has the greatest story. I have as much a chance as anyone else so please cross your fingers for me.

    And I called in sick to work on Wednesday so that I could go to the parade event knowing my work would know that I was at the parade and I have been giving a warning by my work since I abused company policy by calling in sick instead of taking a vacation day. I am now on probation and here I sit writing a reason as to why I deserve the Nike 4 Rings puppets shirt, while I am on the company clock and they can monitor everything we do including the computers.

    Long story short, I am risking my job because I am a die-hard Laker fan and after this I may not have a job but maybe if I make the cut I might have a sweet new small Nike puppets 4 rings shirt.

  • Andrew

    I deserve a shirt because I’m an intern at Fox Sports West, who covered the Parade and the Lakers all year, but still couldn’t get any hook ups. I still had to wake up at 4am to get into the coliseum and bake in the sun for hours waiting for the Lakers to arrive, just as a true Lakers fan should. I work 30 hour weeks, I’m still in college, and did I mention my internship is unpaid?!?!?

    SIZE LARGE

  • isotope

    how much y’all want for it?

  • Kobe’s Hand campaign

    Kobe Bryants finger ( the bad one that dislocates) will fall off and he he will have only 4 fingers for real on that hand. The cure giving me a Medium or Large size shirt to help the Kobe Bryant hand campaign becuse one finger lost is one too many.

    Paid for by the #1 MAMBA

  • changster

    I was in the UK last year for grad school when the Lakers finally made it back to the NBA Finals. Due to the time difference, games started around 2am and ended around 5am. If you think the “walk of shame” is bad in the morning, try doing it after the Lakers blow a 24 point lead in the NBA Finals or lose by 39 points in the closeout game and seeing KG act a fool..then hearing about it for the next 2 weeks from people who don’t even care about basketball 350 days a year. I promise you it’s worse than sleeping with a 250lb+ girl and having to see your friends the next morning.

    As a lifelong Lakers fan I’ve lived in 5 countries on 3 continents the past 9 years and have taken abuse from people in every single stop. Finally being back in the US this year makes this championship that much more special and being able to rock this shirt would be icing on top. I’d take whatever size you guys have, but would appreciate a large (or medium if these run big). Thanks.

  • UpNorth

    Because I’ve got the best pops in the world! He’s honestly a life-long Laker fan. Jerry West is his favourite player of all-time, and he’s got the autographed memorabilia to prove it. We live up in Canada, so while he was growing up in the ’60′s & ’70′s, he would only get games on tape delay. Could you imagine… the NBA Finals on tape delay? Sometimes he’d even find out the result of the game before it aired up here in Canada.

    Now, as a Nuggets fan, I had to listen to his chirping all through and after the Western Conference Finals. I’m not a Lakers fan, and my dad absolutely loves the MVPuppets commercials and is planning on breaking out his White/Black-Purple Zoom Kobe IV’s this summer. I’d love nothing more than to surprise him with this shirt for his 54th birthday on July 13. Size XL.

    Thanks for reading!

  • Whitebob8

    Because I hate the lakers but this shirt is too fresh not to wear so I need to get that.
    Size LG

  • frank

    cause i am from l.a. – born & raised – born a laker fan will die a laker fan – there is only one basketball team in l.a. – take the 2 middle puppets midle fingers and give a twist and what do you get – west side !!! – l.a. baby

  • jjPablo

    I deserve a shirt because not only am I a die-hard Kobe Bryant fan, but I am also an asipiring ventriloquist! Medium Please!

  • GoatDiesel

    Because I hate Kobe and I could rub it in all the Kobe-lovers faces when I have the shirt that they all want.

    I mean the man scored 81 on my Raptors…Give me SOMETHING….

  • shirley madison

    Because I am a fan and always been a fan. Win or lose with shaq or without shaq.

  • j from la

    3xl… because I live in vegas and I couldnt go back home to see the parade.. plus ive been a laker fan since magic was the coach.

  • Will

    1. Today is my birthday.

    2. I grew up 2 blocks from the Great Western Forum.

    3. There are too many LA, Lakers, and Kobe HATERS up here. A 4-ring shirt would make them quiet quick.

    4. I’ve been up in Seattle for a year now, where all their teams have been playing like sh!t. Plus, they got rid of the Sonics, so I can’t even check out the Lakers when they are in town (gotta drive down to Portland Blazers).

    5. That shirt looks clean. Yup.

    Size: Medium

  • Dillon

    Because I am a DIE HARD KOBE FAN and Laker fan and I really want this shirt! I don’t want to pay $200 for a tee to a retarded reseller on ebay!!! I am a kobehead since 1996 when he got drafted in the NBA with a lot of Kobe sneakers since the ADIDAS days!!! Yes, I know what you’re thinking already. Those ugly space boots. lol But those space boots helped Kobe win THREE rings and they are really comfortable and I love my pairs. I really need this shirt to show off and rub it into the Kobe haters and Lebron bandwagon fan faces. Kobe is the best and he has 4 rings when Lebron has 0!!! Size L. Thanks.

  • Kobe Bryant Hand Campaign

    I’m fighting for a true Cause and that is that Kobe Bryant’s finger the bad one that dislocates all the time is in DANGER its in danger of falling off unless you support the cause and give me a Medium or a Large shirt.If a shirt is not given to me the MAMBA and all his greatness will fade. Will you help the cause? You must because the loss of one finger is one too many.

    Paid for by # 1 Fan for MAMBA

  • David_Brandon

    honestly, i just love the sport of basketball. anything that it pertains to, i’m passionate about. the shirt is just one more way to represent a love for the game. i’m not gonna get on here and beg and everything (like i kinda did yesterday!), but if i did win it, i’d rep it for all the hoopers.

    and if nothing else, i DID say i would kiss rosie o’donnell for the shirt. i got a cold chill just TYPIN’ that mess… lol!

    size L

  • EddyB

    Simply because I’m a loyal Dimemag reader and a long time Laker fan who would love to promote your mag and my favorite team whenever I’ll be rocking my XL 4-ring puppet t this summer.

    Thanx again!

  • Lisa

    Because I’ve been watching the Lakers since I was 5 with my dad and brother.

    I’ve witnessed the Shaq-era, with the three-peat, Robert Horry’s shot, Fish’s 0.4 shot, and all the other amazing shots that came with that era.
    The freeways would be FILLED with cars with laker flags. Once I remember counting over 50 flags from the valley to Santa Monica – our family’s car being one of them. (:

    I’ve witnessed the post-Shaq era, when many stopped being fans.
    The freeways would have no cars with Laker flags, which was a disappointment.
    But, Kobe continued to lead and deliver. His double buzzer beater against the Suns being two of my favorite shots ever. (:
    And of course his 81 point performance.
    I remember many at my school actually started rooting for the Clippers, but I stayed loyal, with my number EIGHT Kobe jersey at the time. (:

    I’ve been to many games, but I would have to say the game where he was presented with the MVP trophy last year was the most special.
    I went for my 16th birthday (perfect gift! ;)) and it was amazing and touching to see him back on top.
    The poster with the “MVP” and “Thank you, Los Angeles” is of course, on my wall.

    Kobe’s by far my favorite player, and I’ve witnessed every one of those “ring-moments” on those 4 fingers, so I feel I deserve the shirt.

    My brother has experienced all these moments with me, and he LOVES Kobe just as much as I do.
    When he saw Kobe wearing the shirt at the parade, he immediately said he wanted it.
    It’s his birthday next Tuesday, and he’s going to Kobe camp in July.
    At Kobe camp, they are allowed to bring one thing for Kobe to sign, and he wanted to have this shirt as that one thing.
    He went last year as well, so we have a signed kobe jersey framed in the living room.
    But this year’s special with the championship, and I feel that the shirt with the 4 rings is a great representation of Kobe and the Lakers’ accomplishment.

    So, as much as I want that shirt to wear, it may be going to my brother.
    Then, it would be signed and framed, and put in our living room next to his jersey.
    I think that’s better anyways. (:

  • Ben Hunter

    I deserve to get one of these hot tees because I have STUCK with Kobe from jump: age 17 – 30; thru the WackaShaq drama & the rape ordeal!
    I’m not an instant fan who appears when you add water or G2!

    Kobe deserves all the kudos and by wearing this tee to work and around the HATERS I will be totally satisfied with their frowns & groans…Real Talk!

  • will

    1st of all im the biggest kobe fan there ever was, whn the lakers won the title i felt u i won it cuz of all the scrutiny i get bein a lakers fan, everybody sayin kobe not a leader, wht have u guys won wit out shaq, i finally think we shut alot of ppl up dat nite n that shirt symobilze everything me n the lakers have went through 2gether, it finally lays every hater to rest, plus those nike puppet commercials r the coolest thing eva!!!!! lol

  • steven v

    Why do you deserve Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” t-shirt?

    I have been a Lakers fan and a Kobe fan since 1980. When he went through all his crap with the bad teams and Denver trial I knew the dude would persevere through all of it and come out on top again. I knew that Kobe was going to bring another championship to Los Angeles.

  • Ben Hunter

    Size 2XL or 3XL…the excitement got to me, lol!

  • Sallo

    I deserve a shirt because, I’ve been a long time Laker and Kobe hater. My family and frinds are all laker fans and they would love to see me in a kobe skirt. This stems from the fact that I have always said that Kobe would never win a ring without Shaq. I deserve it because next year Ill be saying the same thing again, Kobe can’t win it all…….

  • Sallo

    I deserve a shirt because, I’ve been a long time Laker and Kobe hater. My family and frinds are all laker fans and they would love to see me in a kobe skirt. This stems from the fact that I have always said that Kobe would never win a ring without Shaq. I deserve it because next year Ill be saying the same thing again, Kobe can’t win it all……. Forgot my size- XL.

  • steven v

    I need a XL =D

  • Lisa

    oh and I forgot to put the size in my comment above.
    a small would be ideal, but if none, a medium.

  • VCN

    .because i know more about 80s and 90s pro wrestling than you

  • Lisa

    forgot my size — S is ideal, but if none, a medium.

    Because I’ve been watching the Lakers since I was 5 with my dad and brother.

    I’ve witnessed the Shaq-era, with the three-peat, Robert Horry’s shot, Fish’s 0.4 shot, and all the other amazing shots that came with that era.
    The freeways would be FILLED with cars with laker flags. Once I remember counting over 50 flags from the valley to Santa Monica – our family’s car being one of them. (:

    I’ve witnessed the post-Shaq era, when many stopped being fans.
    The freeways would have no cars with Laker flags, which was a disappointment.
    But, Kobe continued to lead and deliver. His double buzzer beater against the Suns being two of my favorite shots ever. (:
    And of course his 81 point performance.
    I remember many at my school actually started rooting for the Clippers, but I stayed loyal, with my number EIGHT Kobe jersey at the time. (:

    I’ve been to many games, but I would have to say the game where he was presented with the MVP trophy last year was the most special.
    I went for my 16th birthday (perfect gift! ;)) and it was amazing and touching to see him back on top.
    The poster with the “MVP” and “Thank you, Los Angeles” is of course, on my wall.

    Kobe’s by far my favorite player, and I’ve witnessed every one of those “ring-moments” on those 4 fingers, so I feel I deserve the shirt.

    My brother has experienced all these moments with me, and he LOVES Kobe just as much as I do.
    When he saw Kobe wearing the shirt at the parade, he immediately said he wanted it.
    It’s his birthday next Tuesday, and he’s going to Kobe camp in July.
    At Kobe camp, they are allowed to bring one thing for Kobe to sign, and he wanted to have this shirt as that one thing.
    He went last year as well, so we have a signed kobe jersey framed in the living room.
    But this year’s special with the championship, and I feel that the shirt with the 4 rings is a great representation of Kobe and the Lakers’ accomplishment.

    So, as much as I want that shirt to wear, it may be going to my brother.
    Then, it would be signed and framed, and put in our living room next to his jersey.
    I think that’s better anyways. (:

  • VCN

    .because i still know more about 80s and 90s pro wrestling than you.size small

  • http://parkandco.com/blog/author/josh Josh

    I’ll take a medium if needs be.

  • http://www.niketalk.yuku.com/forums/8 NTstateOFmind

    because I live and breathe Chicago Bulls, and being so close to having him traded here a few years back was one of our city’s most exciting/disappointing moments in hometown sports history (sans anything related to the Cubs)
    …since we didn’t get Kobe, that shirt (in a size LARGE) would be the next best thing for this fan

    im out like a Cubs world series

  • will

    1st of all im the biggest kobe fan there ever was, whn the lakers won the title i felt u i won it cuz of all the scrutiny i get bein a lakers fan, everybody sayin kobe not a leader, wht have u guys won wit out shaq, i finally think we shut alot of ppl up dat nite n that shirt symobilze everything me n the lakers have went through 2gether, it finally lays every hater to rest, plus those nike puppet commercials r the coolest thing eva!!!!! lol

    my shir size is XL or L any or would do lol

  • Jerrod

    Kobe asked me to have you send me one. We need it by Monday.

    Thanks in advance for your quick service!

  • Zack

    I don’t think I neccessarily deserve the shirt more than anyone else. What I will say is that I won the contest almost 8 months ago when I wrote about why I deserve the Larry Legend DVD. I put a lot of thought and heart into those words and, after I was contacted that I won, I NEVER got the DVD. I called the Dime offices at least 10 times, wrote emails, but still nothing. I told my father (the REAL Larry Legend fan) that I would send it in the mail to him as soon as I receieved it. Not only did I have to make up an excuse to him, but never got anything to show for my winnings. Now, while I love Larry Bird and would love the DVD, I would sell ALL my DVDs right now, as well as all of my wife’s DVDs for this shirt. Please don’t make me buy it on Ebay for $199. I could use that money to buy the Larry Bird DVD!!

  • douglas copeland

    Because I’m the biggest Laker and Kobe fan ever it would only be right if I got this shirt to finish of my run of luck with anything regarding Kobe Bryant. I met Kobe my senior year in highschool”97″at a closed Lakers practice and he signed a pair of adidas for me. When I went to college at Cal.State Fullerton I was watching a basektball and we were playing Cal.Poly-Pomona, Kobe walked in the building with Cedric Ceballos and his wife and sat right by me.The next best experience was the tickets my boss sold to me for dirt cheap when the Lakers played Toronto in January of 2006.Ofcourse,he thought that was going to be a game for the crapper and sold me these tickets with no problem.Well as everyone knows Kobe went on to score 81 points that game…it was the best game I’ve ever witnessed. The people sitting next to me literally threw down their tickets and left half-time angered because we were down at half-time against the raptors.Kobe scored 55 points in the second half,we won the game,I lost my voice from screaming and Kobe totaled 2nd most points in a game in NBA history all in regulation…ridiculous.And you know my boss asked for the ticket stubs the next day when I got back to work…ofcourse you know I told him I threw them away.I got those ticket stubs at home in a special place.However, the best experience came about 3 years ago when I bought the Kobe zoom 2′s. I got an e-mail saying Kobe would be in west hollywood for the grand opening of a Nike Hoops Basketball Recreation Center for the inner city youth. It was crazy went there ate free food and they were having a raffle to play in a game that Kobe would be officiating. There would be 24 winners. The first way to win was to purchase a pair of the Kobe Zoom 2′s that I already had purchased by that time and there were 12 winning tickets in these shoe boxes out of like a 1,000 pairs of shoes that they were being sold…I wasn’t doing that like I said I already had a pair.The other way to win was to buy a limited edition Kobe shirt,get a raffle ticket and hope and pray that someone calls your number, I bought one shirt,the fat guy in front of me bought 40 shirts at 25.00 a pop…ridiculous….there were 5,000 people in this raffle and of course I wouldn’t be telling this story if I wasn’t called…I was one of the 12 called and the fat guy that bought 40 shirts was burning a hole through me with his eyes because I bought 39 less shirts and was about to meet and play in a game officiated by Kobe.It was one of the best days of my life..I hit a jumper over some kid..Kobe pounded my chest..I took pictures…Fantastic…I need this shirt in XL to finish my run of luck with any sweepstakes involving Kobe. Come on dime you can do this one for me.

  • Ansonious

    Because I’m the kind of douche bag who has no excuses of why you should give me this shirt, I’m willing to bet half these busters were talking shit at the start of the 07-08 just like Kobe was when he was crying like a little girl about how he wanted to play on a team with talent, and the funny thing is all they did was bring in Pau and Derek Fisher(good move too Fisher is still the clutch shooter he was back in the early 2000′s.) Personally I’d give it to lake show he’s always supported them no matter what but then again what do I know peace!

  • Zack

    Oh yea, I wear size XL.

  • douglas copeland

    Because I’m the biggest Laker and Kobe fan ever it would only be right if I got this shirt to finish of my run of luck with anything regarding Kobe Bryant. I met Kobe my senior year in highschool”97″at a closed Lakers practice and he signed a pair of adidas for me. When I went to college at Cal.State Fullerton I was watching a basektball and we were playing Cal.Poly-Pomona, Kobe walked in the building with Cedric Ceballos and his wife and sat right by me.The next best experience was the tickets my boss sold to me for dirt cheap when the Lakers played Toronto in January of 2006.Ofcourse,he thought that was going to be a game for the crapper and sold me these tickets with no problem.Well as everyone knows Kobe went on to score 81 points that game…it was the best game I’ve ever witnessed. The people sitting next to me literally threw down their tickets and left half-time angered because we were down at half-time against the raptors.Kobe scored 55 points in the second half,we won the game,I lost my voice from screaming and Kobe totaled 2nd most points in a game in NBA history all in regulation…ridiculous.And you know my boss asked for the ticket stubs the next day when I got back to work…ofcourse you know I told him I threw them away.I got those ticket stubs at home in a special place.However, the best experience came about 3 years ago when I bought the Kobe zoom 2′s. I got an e-mail saying Kobe would be in west hollywood for the grand opening of a Nike Hoops Basketball Recreation Center for the inner city youth. It was crazy went there ate free food and they were having a raffle to play in a game that Kobe would be officiating. There would be 24 winners. The first way to win was to purchase a pair of the Kobe Zoom 2′s that I already had purchased by that time and there were 12 winning tickets in these shoe boxes out of like a 1,000 pairs of shoes that they were being sold…I wasn’t doing that like I said I already had a pair.The other way to win was to buy a limited edition Kobe shirt,get a raffle ticket and hope and pray that someone calls your number, I bought one shirt,the fat guy in front of me bought 40 shirts at 25.00 a pop…ridiculous….there were 5,000 people in this raffle and of course I wouldn’t be telling this story if I wasn’t called…I was one of the 12 called and the fat guy that bought 40 shirts was burning a hole through me with his eyes because I bought 39 less shirts and was about to meet and play in a game officiated by Kobe.It was one of the best days of my life..I hit a jumper over some kid..Kobe pounded my chest..I took pictures…Fantastic…I need this shirt in XL to finish my run of luck with any sweepstakes involving Kobe. Come on dime you can do this one for me.

  • Ansonious

    Oh I forgot to mention Ariza my bad

  • jjPablo

    I think I deserve a shirt because not only am I a die-hard Kobe Bryant fan, I am also an aspiring ventriloquist. Medium or small for me please! Oh yeah and a 5XSmall for my puppet, if available. Thanks!!!

  • His Airness

    Cuz I ain’t got no more toilet paper, so I deserve one of ‘em quickly…

  • Bryant

    I should get a shirt because I am a big Laker fan. I’m not one of the people who just hopped on the bandwagon with the real fans. I live in Atlanta so while everyone was getting hyped about the Hawks I was getting hyped about the Lakers. I would wear this shirt every chance I got. So please let me have one of the shirts. Size Large. (Or a medium if the shirts run big)

  • M

    Because I was feeling homesick and crying tears of purple and gold while watching a live feed of the parade on KTLA.com the other day. I just moved out to the midwest for a job two weeks ago. Please Dime… I need that shirt to rep for L.A.

    Size M

  • charlie caldwell

    i need this tee cause i would be killing em in the club if i had that on. size xxl

    thanks

  • KAKEJELLY

    Cause I live in upstate New York, I mean like Ticonderoga, where Walmart and the fort are the main attraction, except the local courts where I’d show off my t shirt and give props to DIME.

  • Cory Smith

    Because I only have four fingers and this makes me feel better about myself.

  • Black Mamba from Luxembourg

    Hum…because I’ve been married 4 times !?!….just kidding :-)

    Because I’m a die hard Laker fan since I’m 15 years old…I’m 31 now and still have the same passion. I’ve watched the Lakers play live at 2 or 3 in the morning and still managed to keep my job..hahaha

    Playoffs baby…..PLAYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFS

    PEACE from Luxembourg

  • Soon 2 Be Famous

    I am prob the biggest laker fan in philly. think abt that statement. go back to 2001..we beat the sixers in the finals, goin to school was hell cheerin for shaq and kobe..next year the asg was in philly, i got to see shaq and kobe practice before the rookie sophomore game that evening. (i didnt know at the time that would be the only time this would be as close as i would to come see a laker play). they booed one of my favorite players (in his hometown!) after he won the asg mvp. i supported the lakers when it wasnt cool to be a laker fan (01 finals, colarodo incident, shaq winning in 06, etc)
    hell when i got to college, people called me kobe because i support the lakers so much. my ex girlfriend (first one in college) was from boston. hated by sixers and laker fans alike. we broke up before the playoffs started last year. the pain of seeing her celtics beat my lakers is reason enough for me to get this shirt (in xxl). but no matter what i supported my lakers, even when kb24 wanted a trade. even when shaq left. no matter what i will always be a part of laker nation..even if i will always be in philly. ps im a xxl if you didnt catch that in the comment. please dime! ive been sitting by the computer for like 3 days straight!

  • kevin

    I deserve one of those shirts because I am a huge kobe bryant/lakers fan. Whenever the lakers lose it ruins my day. Whenever I watch kobe bryant highlights I get the chills, one time I almost cried while watch a youtube video called”kobe bryant fuel to my fire”. It would mean a lot for me to wear this shirt in honor of the mamba n his crew

    Size. M

  • Eric

    because I’m the kid in that Megan Fox picture (http://cdn.wwtdd.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/99wenn2461922.jpg) and I need something to work out for me.

  • http://DimeMag Mario Torres

    Because i have benn a laker fan since birth and i was in line @ the coliseum for almost 4 hours just lost my job and am short on money but still used the money i had to drive out to the parade and found out my wife is pregnant with our second child and cant afford to get 1 off ebay for $200. I really love this shirt and im a HUGE KOBE fan.

  • http://www.nba.com smoove chips

    Coz I asked nicely the first time(Ok I begged).But nicely

    Coz I’ve been taking so much shyt in Htown for being a Laker fan.

    Coz if you don’t Imma start making my own.this will stifle the economy.

    Coz I’m not a nice guy when i channel my inner Denzel(AG)

    There.Large.thanks.

    If we have to have this conversation again it won’t be on such chummy terms.

  • Tbest

    Because you can check all my post and i’ve never wrote “first.” Because I have represented Kobe and the Lake Show every time I have been on this site. Because i volunteered for Dime at the And 1 event in Chicago a few years ago and when i got there we didn’t have our passes, so we couldn’t help you and we never got paid, but i never hated on you and i’ve stayed loyal to the dime crew. Because My president is black and i know you all love that too.

    Size: L

  • Elijah Earley

    I deserve this tee because i am probably the only kid asking for one all these other commentates are probably in their twenties or thirties and i just arrived in my teens. please i really wan this t-shirt because for a 13 year old i know a lot about basketball and i am of course a HUGE laker and kobe fan. I will really appreciate if you can get me this tee shirt and i promise if u guys give it to me i will proudly rep u guys everywhere!

  • Elijah Earley

    o yea size large

  • Dan Dickau

    Because I’m the biggest Cavs fan in the world, and I got nothing out of this season. Medium.

  • Vick B.

    As a 27 year old, I’ve been a Kobe supporter since he was drafted by the Lakers via trade with the Hornets. I waited in line for 7 hours when he was signing at a Chick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena, CA just so he could sign my poster (which I have framed and on my wall), I bought as many rookie cards of him that I could afford, I bought his shoes hoping that I would just for a moment “be like Kobe.” Now that he has his fourth ring (and 1st without Shaq), I feel like I won it with him. Been there through the good times, been there through the rough times. But in the end, he’s on top, and I just want to celebrate with him by wearing his 4 Rings shirt.

  • http://www.nba.com smoove chips

    And I can watch DJ mbenga play without popping a blood vessel.If that don’t say it…

  • Vick B.

    I wear a Medium.

  • paolod8

    I deserve Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” t-shirt because…

    …dimemag.com is by far my favorite source of basketball updates.

    …I watched kobe’s season-to-season growth from “rookie-stud with tons of upside” to “full-fledged leader of a championship team”.

    …the 4 rings shirt is a perfect symbol of how this 4th championship validates all the hard work and intense dedication Kobe has.

    …as much as I am a Lakers fan..the shirt is all about Kobe’s singular drive to get the 4th ring.

    Lastly, I deserve the “Puppets 4 Rings” t-shirt because I am a Kobe Bryant fan and I will wear it proudly.

  • Soulrbl77

    I’m one of the biggest Lakers fans on the planet!!!
    I had this t-shirt in my cart via http://www.lakersstore.com last night and when I went to check out, it said not available. I was CRUSHED and really hope DIME can dial me in.

    Size – Large

  • frank

    BECAUSE:

    I-I-I-I-I-I-I WANT THE SHIRT

    PLE-E-E-E-E-SE

    (REMEMBER THAT MOVIE THE GOLDEN CHILD WITH EDDIE M.)

  • Nadim

    I think you should consider me because:

    I love watching smart and fluid basketball, so I’ve watched the Lakers a lot this year, including every playoff game

    I find Kobe’s journey among the most unique in all of basketball and have followed his career very closely. If he is not the best player, he is certainly the most interesting.

    Because I visit your site 3-5 times a day and have recommended your site to many others.

    I am a size medium (or large).

  • The Jeff

    Because I need all the help I can get to win Jeannie Buss from Phil Jackson. He’s got 10 championship rings, but he ain’t got no puppet bling, and that is what Jeannie needs.

  • frank

    my size by the way:

    size xxl – but i could suck it in and fit into a xl

  • LAballer

    aye dime and dime posters..question..WHERE THE HELL WHERE ALL YOU “DIE HARD” LAKER FANS THIS ENTIRE TIME? LOL..look at all this hype when you give something away for free..its nuts..

    i say give it to that dude like around post 15-30 somewhere that hasnt got any in 3 years and claims this shirt will get him some booty..im just saying..3 years is a looooong time..lol..poor guy..

    id love to see these “diehard laker fans” after this free giveaway is up..wont hear from em ever again..i only recall about 7-10 of us on here on a daily talkin about our squad..where the hell did the rest of you come from??

  • douglas copeland

    I viewed all your blogs mine is still the best I deserve it most please refer to blog#104&107

  • http://DimeMag Mario Torres

    oh yeah i forgot i would like a 2xl if im selected

  • Jerwynn

    Because on my PBL team the only Lakers fans are me and the captain. I’m the one who is responsible for getting our uniforms overseas and our latest ones I got in purple and gold. Now the refs in our league call us the lakers whenever a foul is commmited an what not haha. We adore Kobe and our captain is prolly the biggest Kobe fan on our team and we let him down a lot on the way we’ve been playing this season and i dont even want the shirt for myself. I would give it to him. He even named his bulldog Kobe. If u choose me, i’ll give u his address and u can mail it to him not me.

    Size: M

  • Chiverson

    Because I really like the shirt and I think Dime is the best.

    Size Small

    Thanks.

  • Black Mamba from Luxembourg

    And bexause DJ Memba speaks french..just like ME

    ….size S

    PEACE

  • The Handsome Baller

    I need something to do yard work in and wear for Halloween, if I dress up as a Princess. I wear a XL, Thanks!

  • The Handsome Baller

    Seriously, So I can make some money off of the t-shirt. I will sell it to some dumb a$$ Lakers fan.

  • Danny

    Cause I’m the father of the girl from Colorado, j/p.

    Large

  • sarah

    to: la baller
    i came from los angeles baby -

  • LD

    forgot to put my size in Post #60: XL

    reposting it just in case:

    i’ve been a big Kobe fan since he came in the league. i remember voting for him for the all star game, before he was even starting for the Lakers. i named my first born after him. he’ll be 2 next week. if you remember, 2 years ago was the summer where Kobe was almost traded to the Bulls. there was a lot of hating on Kobe going on back then, but I stuck with it, and he ended staying with the Lakers.

    check out my iPhone cover: http://yfrog.com/58dh1fj

    i’ve also been reading dime smack everyday since it was on foxsports.

    and i became a Dime Mag subscriber when you had your 81 cent promotion for Kobe’s 81 point game.

  • Stomach Growlin

    i Deserve one Because I Almost Got Screwed out of enjoying the finals Babysitting & the Only People Who Helped Me Bring some comic Relief To That Kid Were David Alan Grier, Keenan Thompson & Bobbe J.

    Size XL

  • Nicole

    June 19th, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    Nicole says:

    I was #91 but then my comment disappeared.
    … because I am a huge Kobe fan and my basketball number has been #24 for years, even before Kobe wore it. He stole the number from me. That’s ok though, I let him…
    …AND I am the “One girl from California” that called yesterday to check up on the contest and then sent Aron the following e-mail that he then included in his “Update: Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” T-Shirts In Hot Demand” article: (i have proof i sent the e-mail)

    I just spoke with you about 15 minutes ago. I don’t mean to be a bother, (too late huh?) but I wanted to make sure I gave you all the correct pertinent information to be added into the contest for the limited edition Nike Puppets 4 Rings and Carpe Diem T-Shirts Giveaway. I have made a million and 1 phone calls, as I am sure everyone else has trying to get their hands on these shirts. Foot Locker House of Hoops is sold out. Niketown doesn’t have any. The Nike customer service personnel show that there is “no availably” on these shirts. I know it’s a contest and the shirts aren’t going to the biggest fan or who has the greatest story. I have as much a chance as anyone else so please cross your fingers for me.

    And I called in sick to work on Wednesday so that I could go to the parade event knowing my work would know that I was at the parade and I have been giving a warning by my work since I abused company policy by calling in sick instead of taking a vacation day. I am now on probation and here I sit writing a reason as to why I deserve the Nike 4 Rings puppets shirt, while I am on the company clock and they can monitor everything we do including the computers.

    Long story short, I am risking my job because I am a die-hard Laker fan and after this I may not have a job but maybe if I make the cut I might have a sweet new small Nike puppets 4 rings shirt.

  • Nicole

    June 19th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Nicole says:
    I was comment #91 then that disappeared and now I am comment #124. #1 twenty-four
    Why do you deserve Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” t-shirt?
    … because I am a huge Kobe fan and my basketball number has been #24 for years, even before Kobe wore it. He stole the number from me. That’s ok though, I let him…
    …AND I am the “One girl from California” that called yesterday to check up on the contest and then sent Aron the following e-mail that he then included in his “Update: Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” T-Shirts In Hot Demand” article: (i have proof i sent the e-mail)

    And I called in sick to work on Wednesday so that I could go to the parade event knowing my work would know that I was at the parade and I have been giving a warning by my work since I abused company policy by calling in sick instead of taking a vacation day. I am now on probation and here I sit writing a reason as to why I deserve the Nike 4 Rings puppets shirt, while I am on the company clock and they can monitor everything we do including the computers.
    Long story short, I am risking my job because I am a die-hard Laker fan and after this I may not have a job but maybe if I make the cut I might have a sweet new small Nike puppets 4 rings shirt.

  • Derek

    i deserve one because i’ve been neglecting my work here in the office for the past 3 days searching for a sale of the shirt & dimes’ update on the giveaway! i finally came back and here it is! its here! i need one! bad! who needs to do work when there’s a slim chance to get the nike kobe 4-rings champ t-shirt!!!!!!

  • F.L.A.S.H.

    because for each one of these delicious comments there’s an EQUALLY DELICIOUS NBA CHAMPIONSHIP RING, “WOOO, $20 CHINESE FOOD”

  • F.L.A.S.H.

    size S btw

  • http://n/a Redd

    Because I been following and subscribing to DIME to 5 years. It’s my homepage on my Mac, my ipod touch, my blackberry, and my lg dare.
    XXL shirt size. Thanks fellas.

  • Dubee

    Because I’m a big Kobe fan, I’ve been since he was drafted to the NBA & also I’m a DIME magazine reader, It’s the best basketball Magazine ever!
    P.s My Birthday was June 17th, the day of the parade!
    I’ll send a copy of my driver license to prove it!
    (Size XL)

  • nate

    Because ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xxl

  • Greyvvolf

    Smush Parker, Kwame Brown, Shaq being traded then winning a championship in Miami, missing the Playoffs, being up 3-1 and losing, Steve Nash winning MVP twice, the Detroit Pistons, and the Boston Celtics. Enough said. Medium.

  • David Guzman

    I deserve a shirt because I’m only 5 foot 7inches and never made any of the schools baseketball teams not because I was bad but too short. I know this would be the only opportunity I could ever come close to wearing a championship ring.

    Size large:

  • Lil Pau Wow

    Knock Knock.

    Who’se there?

    Lil Pau Wow.

    Lil Pau Wow Who?

    Lil Pau Wow with the Four Rings T-shirt, beeyatch.

    http://lakerhaterz.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/kobe-crying-at-rape-press-conference1.jpg

  • K Dizzle

    Why I deserve it?

    Cuz 127 posts and nobody sayin this but DFish got 4 rings too and NOBODY reps dude harder so when they ask why I’m wearin the Kobe tee, I just say “I’m not. It’s the DFish joint. You just never seen those commercials”

    XXL
    Lakers aaaaaaaaaaaalllllll day

  • Donna

    Cause Bynum will foul me if I don’t get one.

    large please…

    (i’m a laker season ticket holder and my double dd’s will love you)

  • “Tha Boddy” Doin It For Love

    Because I very well could be a journalist investigating puppet abuse.My main story could reflect why people put small rings on big puppet hands and need one of those shirts as evidence and a size L would be a big enough size to illustrate this ongoing problem in the puppet community.

  • http://yahoo.com Ted

    I deserve a shirt because I want to dedicate it to smush parker, mike penberthy, colby karl, sasha vujacic, and slava medvedenko. I actually am a die hard fan despite these players wearing purple and gold at some point…..i wanna kill myself just remembering.

    Size Large

  • Ansonious

    I’m with LABaller you put free into the mix and people start moving to this chatroom like Jews to Florida in Christmas time!

  • ryan

    I deserve the shirt because i found out that i am losing my job this week and i want to wear this shirt on my last day and give my boss the 4 finger championship salute.

    Lakers winning 4 made a terrible week tolerable since i watched the parade on wed at work.

    Large

  • Josh

    Because I am long time dime mag fan and life long Lakers fan. I just pre-purchased one at the Lakers Store but who doesn’t want to get another one for free? Go lakers.

    Please Large!!!

  • http://dimemag.com Jay-Are

    I am a subscriber to DIME magazine. I visit the website all day everyday. I am the biggest Kobe Bryant fan in this world. I am an 18 year old college student who simply cannot afford the shirt anywhere else and it would be the greatest present in the world.

    Size L or M

  • http://manilatonight.com solomon (el latino machismo)

    because i endures to read all the weak reasons above, and none comes close to the reason i have…

    …because i love dimemag, true!

  • Marc Brown

    SO I CAN GIVE IT TO LEBRON AND PUT “MOMMA THERE GO THAT MAN AGAIN” ON THE BACK OF THE SHIRT. AND ….IF YOU GIVE ME ANOTHE ONE THE BACK IS GOING TO SAY “HAND DOWN..MAN DOWN” (XL PLEASE)

  • Jeff Begley

    MEDIUM – Because I’ve been a Laker fan since I was 5 ( I even played soccer in my Magic Johnson converse, I’ll post the pic if I have to) and I’m stuck in the midwest w/ no shot at scoring gear like this (Ebay doesn’t count, I’ve got a 4 month old and am not going to drop $200 on one of these). I spent 30 minutes on the phone w/ NIke and called every Jordan dealer in California while I was supposed to be working with no luck trying to get one. I was supposed to go to my first Laker game this year and had to stay here due to work reasons, this would more than make up for it!!!

  • DJ

    SO I CAN TELL SHAQ “HOW MY ASS TASTE ” LMAO

    .L.

  • Michael

    Because I’m a huge Laker fan in New York and have been cheering them on the whole year even though I have been tempted to convert to a Knicks fan by all my friends. I have stayed loyal to the Lakers and love Kobe. KOBE IS THE MAN!!! He deserved MVP this year over Lebron by far.
    and for my final words LETS GO LAKERS! ONLY 3 MORE CHAMPIONSHIPS TO GET PAST THOSE CELTICS!! even though they already are a better dynasty!

  • Marc

    so i can send it to lebron and put “momma there go that man again ” on the back.

    and send one to mickael pietrus that says “hand down..man down:” lmao

    xl please

  • Flirt

    Because dime is the best website/magazine ever and i’m not just saying that for a t-shirt. When it comes to hoops (All Levels); no one is messing wit yah! Keep doin what ur doing

    Size 3xl

  • 45%

    I should get one of the shirts because I am not a fan of Kobe. It would be very ironic since I was telling all my friends from the Rockets series that Kobe was tired and could not win another championship again. Another reason I want the shirt is because it is a great concept. Those puppet commercials were hilarious and to combine that with Kobe winning is awesome. Plus I have never won anything ever. But big up to Kobe for getting that monkey off his back and to Dime for running this contest. Hopefully I am one of the winners. Thanks.

    Large.

  • http://NA JADA

    IM GIVING IT TO LIL DEZ

  • http://NA JADA

    IM GIVING IT TO LIL DEZ

  • http://NA JADA

    IM GIVING IT TO LIL DEZ

  • Mikey K

    Because I’m a huge Laker fan in New York and have been cheering them on the whole year even though I have been tempted to convert to a Knicks fan by all my friends. I have stayed loyal to the Lakers and love Kobe. KOBE IS THE MAN!!! He deserved MVP this year over Lebron by far.
    and for my final words LETS GO LAKERS! ONLY 3 MORE CHAMPIONSHIPS TO GET PAST THOSE CELTICS!! even though they already are a better dynasty!

    Not to mention because the shirt is pretty FRESH!

  • ShowKase

    Cuz she said it was conceptual.(Kobe)
    XL

  • JR

    Because it is my Birthday and even if I find D-Fish to tackle for his shirt I think it will still be too big and I don’t have $100 to buy one on ebay and I love Kobe and I love the Lakers, and I love this website and I will keep writing a new reason every Hour until I win one or find a way to get one. SZ- small

  • sarah

    cuz i just got a paper cut from your magazine and i bled purple and gold

  • Mikey K

    just to clarify, when I said they are a better dynasty, I mean the LAKERS!

    BTW size M if I win

  • http://NA Marc breezy

    so i can send one to lebron and put on the back “momma there go that man again ”

    and send one to mickeal pietrus that says “hand down ..man down”

    xl please

  • Cathrin Duncan

    Because I LOVE L.A.! Born 2-2-52 at L.A. Hospital. Graduated from WESTCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL in 1969. AZARI,you rock,(another WESTCHESTER HIGH GRAD). Born and raised a Laker fan,along with 3 older brothers.

  • stan

    I have been a laker fan since i was 5 years old and have stuck with them through the good and bad!!!

  • uguysoncrack

    because i read dime everyday and have never read slam

  • http://www.WeAllScheme.com Jeff

    BECAUSE I SHOW DIMEMAG.COM LOVE TO ALL MY WEBSITE VIEWERS (15,000 UNIQUE A MONTH)! I AM THE SCHEME KING – http://www.WeAllScheme.com – showing DimeMag.com LOVE SINCE JAN 2009!!!

    SIZE XL HOOK IT UP!

  • Leo

    For the love of the game, for the respect of their effort, for the achivement of the goal, finally, just luckly Kobe and Fisher got the fourth ring, it is on t-shirt, that means I want to deserve it like them because I want to realize my American dream by their admiration , whatever it takes! size: medium

  • Godot

    the shirt costs $30 on the lakers site

    it costs $30 to ship it to where i am

    i need a little help

  • sarah

    continuation on post#134

    size: xxl – for my man

  • Kevin

    because i want to show ppl that kobe has 4 rings
    and i want to hang it in a frame as collection

  • http://thebasketballoracle.com Joey

    I deserve one because Dimemag.com is on my Blogroll on my website! http://thebasketballoracle.com (it’s the picture that says “Dime Magazine”.

    Size: Adult Small

    Please!!!

  • Randy Rodas

    Size: XL for your boy because i have to represent the black mamba in Houston!

  • http://ams13b@hotmail.com john

    I live in LA. BIG KOBE FAN, BIG LAKERS FAN.I live 10 min away from staples center. I couldn’t go to the parade. Or afford to go to any of the games. Had to work. Cant loose my job. Missed out on the parade. Missed out on the KOBE 4 cookie ring poster. Didn’t even get to watch it on TV. Wish I don’t miss out on a XXL shirt,please.

  • Soon 2 Be Famous

    just letting ppl who dont win go on: https://lakersstore.com/index.php
    they got em! hustle…sry dime if im messin up yall promotion

  • the realest

    DONT GIVE ME ONE!!!

    I don’t want it.
    I’m not a laker fan.
    I dont even play basketball.
    I dont even like this site.
    I rather watch baseball because it’s so much more exciting.

    Please dont send me one. Please. I beg you. Don’t send me one.

    Size M

  • Michael

    I been die hard since Kobe was drafted to the Hornets…stuck through the worst times and the best times. Been waiting on this 4th ring since shaq left to shut up all the haters around me and finally I get to talk junk back to them. With the shirt I won’t have to say anything…just point at the shirt…lol….size XXL…peace

  • Manav

    Because my roommate stole Derek Fisher’s backpack when he was playing ball at the mens gym at ucla. The backpack had his passport in it. I thought it was messed up so I mailed Fish back his passport. Size Large.

  • JR

    Because I don’t have $40, $30 for the shirt $10 for shipping, to get one on the Lakers website. And Laker love out weighs $$$.

  • http://thebasketballoracle.com Joey

    In addition to Comment #138.

    I forgot to add. When I was born I had to immediately go into surgery because my twin died in the womb. During the surgery my heart stopped, but the doctors started it again. My blood clotted in my ears so they didn’t develop correctly so I had to wear hearing aids. At the age of 5 I got neck surgery because my bones were curving. They took bones from my hip and put them in my neck and fused them. Last year I got surgery on my left ear to put in prosthetic bones, so then I could hear without the hearing aids. On June 30 I’m going to be getting surgery on my right ear to repair the hearing. I’m also a huge Lakers fan.

    Size: Adult Small

  • LeBron

    I was watchin’ Lil Dez while Kobe was out bustin’ heads in Orlando…

    Lil Dez be buggin me that I didn’t take him to the finals and such, but I was still angry about that loss (and the sudden disappearance of Mo Williams…I’m seriously concerned guys, if you see him contact me asap). I wanna get this shirt to give to Lil Dez as a make up gift…then I’ll be his favorite again!!! ALL DE TIME…TRIPLE DOUBLES ALL DE TIIIIIME!!!!

    Size: Medium

  • Trisha

    Size medium please.

    thank you

  • Ben

    I’ve been a die hard Lakers fan for 20 years. Living in Australia my only other options are paying $130 (US) to the Lakers’ store or pay some crazy price on ebay.

    Thanks

    Size Large

  • Christine

    You should send me that amazing shirt:

    Because I got all my friends who knew nothing about basketball (they are the “sex and the city” type) to actually start watching (and enjoying) games with me.

    Because I continue to watch every Laker game even when I moved to NYC. Do you know what that does to my sleeping patterns!?

    Make it all worth it and send me a size small (or medium or large or whatever u got). Thanks for doing this promo.

  • bola

    ‘coz my dear old grandfather is dying and this is his last wish.. for his fave grandson to wear this shirt on his wake and funeral..

    ‘coz it will elevate the status of Philippines from a third world country to a laker country

    ‘coz lebron james and MJ is my favorite player

    ‘coz Manny Pacquiao won’t buy me one

  • bola

    coz my dear old grandfather is dying and this is his last wish.. for his fave grandson to wear this shirt on his wake and funeral..

    ‘coz it will elevate the status of Philippines from a third world country to a laker country

    ‘coz lebron james and MJ is my favorite player

    ‘coz Manny Pacquiao won’t buy me one

    size: small

  • quest???

    I’ve never won anything plus whenever my girl asks for 4 fingers I can finally comply. Size medium

  • 2Cleva

    Because pimping ain’t easy but I gotta do it.

  • josh

    because i always defended kobe when things went bad for him… and when everybody said hes never going to win another one again specially without shaq… i defended him and everyone made fun of me… but whos laughing now?

  • http://thelakersnation josh

    because i always defended kobe when things went bad for him… and when everybody said hes never going to win another one again specially without shaq… i defended him and everyone made fun of me… but whos laughing now?

    size medium please

  • rd

    because i’ve been in a crazy argument with my whole basketball team for the past 4 yrs about whos better d. wade or kobe? and i’ve always been out numbered cause i defend kobe (i live in miami) having this shirt would be the erfect way to rub it in there face (pause). size XL or XXL

  • Biggeddy

    I deserve a shirt because my first basketball memory is when we (the Lakers) lost the Boston in ’84. I can give you the starting lineup for the team that DIDN’T make the playoffs in the 90′s and the player we used that lottery pick to get. I cried when Magic announced he was HIV positive. I was at the game Kobe scored 81. Always been a diehard fan of the Lakers and stuck by Kobe no matter what others said about him. I also paid a shitload for tickets to go to game 6 and only got the face value of the ticket returned.

    That last one is big, I went from having tickets to the game that we were supposed to win the championship to losing $150. C’mon Dime make it up to me by getting me a 4 rings shirt. XL or XXL.

  • roy

    Because this shirt is out like mchale. M

  • RayRay

    I would love a sz XXL so I have more material to BURN cuz I HATE the Fakers and Kobe’s four rings becuz one of his fingers is dislocated and he shouldn’t even have the first 3 on the shirt cuz Shaq gave him those rings.

    The 4th was given to FOBE by Stern, Mr. logo West, & Zen Master just to make him happy. Oh and also DFish becuz he should never been in LA in the first place. Jazz didn’t get nothing back in return.

    So yes I am a HATER and I would love to have this shirt so I can spray it with HATE so Faker fans can see it and then I can burn that stupid shirt and make one of my own at the flee market with LBJ’s hand with the middle finger up with a ring next year. HAHAHA. LOL.

  • hoopsguru

    The reason why I believe I deserve a shirt is because I live in Vancouver, and not only have I had to live through the Big Country era, the Steve Francis debacle, Stu “I’m the worst GM outside of Clipperland” Jackson, the vast losing streaks, but most importantly and damaging to a heart, mind and soul that lives, sleeps and eats basketball, I have had to endure not just one franchise moving, but two! With the Sonics just down the road now planted in OKC, the closest NBA action is six hours away in Portland.

    So to the good people at DIME, I ask you……….should any hoops fan have to go through the heartbreak that I have had to live with? HELL NAW! If you find it in your hearts to forward a XXL shirt my way, it could possibly help clot the deep painful hoops wound that slowly bleeds to my death!

  • tp

    because i’ve been born and raised in los angeles and i have to move to miami in a month.

    what better way to represent kobe and the lakers in the face of the heat?? (pun intended)

  • Andrew

    Because I got up at the butt crack of dawn to wait forever to get into the Coliseum for the championship celebration, just to be turned away in the end. So I went and waited for the parade on the street with all of the other hardcore Laker fans, and seeing Kobe wave to our section from high upon that tour bus throne made all of it worth it. If I could possibly get my hands on the shirt that he was wearing it would really make this the greatest Laker season, and that day the greatest day, ever.

  • eVe

    I want one for my big bro who’s the hugest Lakers and Kobe fan. When our entire family watch the Lakers we scream like crazy, but he’s definitely the most passionate out of us all. He’s an awesome bro that really takes care of the entire family. Recently he’s been having a hard time with work and I think if he got this t-shirt it would totally make his year. He’s a size LARGE. Please hook it up for us!!!

  • http://www.foreignfamily.com N

    I hail from Sacramento and STILL praise Kobe. Best thing since Jordan. Enough said. Sz LARGE.

    Peace,
    N

  • Ansonious

    @dime

    You gotta love all these cocky bastards giving you their shirt sizes already, don’t you guys notify the winners via email, also incase your wondering yes I’m this bored and I haven’t access to the internet for a minute to talk smack.

  • Julie Brennan

    I deserve a Kobe shirt because >>>>I’ve been supporting the lakers since Minnesota days….(yes i was young) …and I watch all 82 games each year….AND…BECAUSE I AM THE UNUSUAL WOMAN WHO DEFENDED KOBE THROUGHOUT THE DENVER INCIDENT – by telling people, “with all the men that she had relations with….it’s hard to believe that the ONLY man she said NO to, was Kobe Bryant” – I am a woman who supports Kobe and defends him. I am an XL because I like it NOT TIGHT (at my age)…GO Lakers 2010, and thanks.

  • LFan

    147,

    “Let us know in the comments below (with your size), and the best answers will win. Good luck!”.

  • Brad

    Because the puppet commercials, were/are the funniest commercials ever! Because I believe Kobe is better than MJ, Because I think Lebron is a linebacker that can dribble, and also because I WILL floss it in front of all my hater friends!!!

  • Brad

    And because “I WANT THIS” just as much as Kobe wanted his ring this year!!!

  • tp

    whoops, @146, small!

  • Brad

    I’m a milwaukee bucks fan.

    The next big things coming up for the bucks:
    -probably trade Mike Redd

    -probably realize that Bogut will never be any good and trade him.

    -probably move the franchise to somewhere terrible like Iowa.

    please give me something to look forward to.

  • Brad

    And because im such a noob that I forgot to put my size in my comment because I was soo excited while writing my comment! XL please!

  • suckenlakerballs

    First off all, in a city full of fake fans, I’m one of the hardcore legit ones. When they were all jumping ship post-Shaq, I and rest of the true fans stuck by loyally KNOWING that Jerry Buss would not dissapoint. The Lakers are the greatest franchise in sports history, bar none, and fans like me knew we would be where we are today.

    When the Lakers were threepeating, I pulled out the ol’ #8 and sported it proudly. When they were god awful and the Clippers had a better record, I pulled out the ol’ #8 and sported it proudly. When the parade rolled around a couple of days ago, I pulled out the ol’ #8 and sported it proudly. And speaking of the parade, I chose repping for the squad over going to class for my first exam of the summer, so I pretty much took the fail on the first one just to get the chance to see the purple and gold fam shine full force.

    I’ve never been about that fakeness of putting your flag up on the car when the squad is balling, but keeping it locked in the attic 24/7 on their few down years.

    My hardcore, absolutely unwaivering loyalty to the franchse for god knows how long should earn me the right to wear this shirt proudly. Frankly, it’s so baller, you’d have to pay me to stop wearing it every other day (not everyday, cuz that’s just dirty).

    Anyway, dime, please help me end this season right, and letting me get my hands on one of those sick shirts.

    Size small

  • Henry San

    This shirt is the story of my life…check it out…I grew up with four sisters who would constantly battle me for the remote control. I, of course, wanted to watch every Lakers game possible, because Kobe Bryant is simply unbelievable, while the girls always teamed up and wanted to watch some teen oriented sitcom. I never backed down and they always threatened me to “get a life.” Low and behold they all got married and each have a wedding ring. What do I have to show for? Four rings during the Kobe era, and hopefully a large shirt to show for it as well! Thanks!

  • Eric

    Because I have been a loyal Dime reader for as long as I can remember. Back when you guys posted Smack on MSN sports.

    Cause I Hit up the site everyday about 50 times a day.

    Large

  • David

    Size M.

    When I wear this shirt, I’m going to take pride in having to tell people that I don’t even like Kobe or the Lakers… but that the shirt is freaking sweet due to excellence of the puppet commercials and the rings on each finger.

  • LakerFanIam

    If K Dizzle doesn’t get one foe giving Fish Props, then I don’t want one either.
    Fish even sported one during the Parade. 0.4 > 4Fingers… Go LAKERS!!!

  • Lee

    Because my first image of “basketball” was of the Showtime Lakers with Magic dishing to Cooper for a slamdunk. I had never seen the game of basketball, I didn’t understand what the heck the great Chick Hearn was saying cuz my family had just moved to the States from Korea in the spring of ’89 and I didn’t know a word of English. I grew up watching the Lakers and suffer as they lost to the Pistons in ’89, and to the Bulls in ’91. I waited and waited and finally 2000 and the 3peat happened and just this month, watched the Lakers win it all for the fourth time. Four times for Kobe and Fish, four times for me as a Lakers fan. Those cartoon finger can be Kobe’s, but they are mine as well.

    Size M preferred but L is fine. who am I to complain!

  • http://NA dj coverboy

    “so whenever somebody say kobe sucks cuss he air balled 4 times n a game i cn say he went 4rmn 4 air balls 2 4 rings”

    shaq tell me how my ass taste!!!!!!!

  • the_don_mega (representin’ the 3 stars and a sun)

    ‘coz imma fan of $20 chinese food!!! postseason!!!!!!!!!!! and i eat my fruity pebbles!

  • Spence

    I think I deserve the Kobe ring shirt because I have been a die hard laker fan since day 1. I was born at Hollywood Presbyterian and came out of the hospital in Lakers baby gear. I went to the first game Kobe ever played at as a rookie and saw them loose to the Celtics last year at game four. I work at UC Irvine’s gym where Kobe works out sometimes in the summer and nothing would be cooler than to have that shirt on when he comes in. GOOOO LAKERS AND CONGRATS LA!

  • Spence

    ps Size large

  • Ginia

    I am writing in hopes that you would give me a shirt for my husband. Truth be told every season I become “THE LAKER WIDOW” Nothing else matters to him during the season, We have to check the schedule before we can make any plans for the day. My husband breathes lakers while I am left on the side lines, and even so this would make him a GREAT gift for father’s day .Please (Size XL) Thank you

  • ML

    because im a teenager who has spent almost his whole life being a fan of the Lakers and a man called KOBE

  • Harry

    Because i’ve been a true lakers fan my whole 19 years of living! My uncle got me into them early on and i have stuck with them since! I have stuck by them through the tough times and took a verbal beating from every of my peers at school for liking them! Look who’s laughing now haha were the champs!!! Just about all my friends are now eating there words haha. I would love to habe this shirt!

  • dmd13

    Because my zen master X hat would look so much fresher with the matching puppet T… just kidding with the x-hat but let me get thattt TTTTTTTT!

  • Lara

    Hello!
    I’d like an XL “Puppets 4 Rings” shirt for my husband because he is a great man. He is a big Lakers/Kobe fan. Every season he has to plan everything around the games, which drives me coo-coo crazy. This year we decided not to make any plans on game nights, which worked out perfectly. We watched some of the games together where we both enjoyed the Nike Puppets commercials. For my husband being able to compromise that on non-game nights he would watch whatever I wanted, I feel he deserves one of your great shirts. Thanks..

  • http://Dime David Hales

    Because I too have four giant cartoon-like fingers and because there is absolutely no one else that wants this (XXL t-shirt) more than I do. There is also no greater Laker fan than myself. Dime is a Great website! Keep it up

  • Alan

    Im from los angeles and i have always supported the lake show even through the tough times and ive always been down with Dime, the greatest mag ever! i also want new laker gear because mine is the .4 shirt!, in high school 4.0 gpa, ap classes and in a sport!, Pick ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • areeyeseekaywhy

    this is why i deserve that tee!!! i come from surrey b.c, and if you didnt know, thats in canada. im a pretty big lakers fan and ive been ridin with them since i couldnt even remember. always a bulls fan, jordan is the best but kobe, you can call him number 2. i love the game of basketball but unfortunately i cant participate. ive been sittin on a torn acl & mcl since the end of january. im waitin for surgery, and once i get it and rehab it 100%, that will be the first shirt i wear on the court. imma keep it mint.

  • Randy Desruisseau

    hello,ive been a kobe fan since day one,most of these people are just jumping on the band wagon,the puppet commercials were great,i loved them,those were up there with the jordan and bugs bunny,mars blackmon and the lebrons,wise,kid athlete,and bussiness lebron,the puppets were an instant classic,that was smart on nikes part,nike always has great marketing,as soon as i seen the first 2 puppet shirts i had to have them,so i got em,then after the finals i seen the kobe 4 ring t shirt on ebay,i had to have it imediately,but i couldnt afford it,it was going for more than i could afford though,if you find my answer good enough,please send me one in a extra large or large thanks dime magazine,i would really appreciate it,thanks again

  • http://almosquera@gmail.com Luis Alberto Mosquera

    I love that shirt please gimme one

  • G1

    For the past three years, I’ve been away at college half the country away from L.A., my hometown. For those three years, I haven’t been able to watch Lakers games with my best buddies of over a decade, friends with whom I celebrated the 3-peat with in the early 2000s. Lakers basketball was the one thing that kept me close to my buddies, because we’d always chat and email and text message during games, even going as far as to videochatting with bets and over/unders. It’s what has kept me from getting too homesick while at school in rural Washington [cabin fever!].

    That’s why I deserve a 4 rings shirt, because those rings, but especially this 4th one, has meant a lot to me and my best friends for 12 years.

  • Dan

    Because I am one of the biggest Lakers and Kobe fans. The results of there games directly effect my mood. I’ve been a fan all my life, from the moment I knew what basketball was. My love for the Lakers has never wavered, I’ve supported and represented them through the good and the bad. At an old house I lived in when I was younger I had my room painted purple and gold, my bedding was purple and gold, and there were Lakers posters and newspaper clippings covering my walls. I’ve always rocked the Lakers and Kobe gear and this shirt would be the perfect addition to my closet. Because this shirt is basically sold out everywhere and I need something to wear to the championship parade next year! And because I would have posted earlier, but I was out at the basketball courts ballin’ up on this beautiful California day rather then sitting inside on my computer, just like Kobe or any other true basketball lover would. So, please hook me up with a XL of this wonderful shirt that I can rub in the faces of all the Lakers haters I know! It would be very very appreciated!

  • Danny Schauffer

    Size- Medium

    I deserve the tshirt due simply to my love for the game. I follow basketball on all levels; high school, college and the NBA. I am a diehard Seattle Sonics fan and after having Stern rip the team from my city, I hold great resentment towards the NBA, but my love for the game still remains. For the past few years, I find myself watching most of the playoffs glued to the tv, although as a fan, i am for the most part indifferent on the outcome. I watch for one main reason that goes way beyond allegiance, to watch basketball be played on its highest level, the best players going head to head, putting aside their fortune and egos in pursuit of glory. I am the biggest benefactor of top quality playoff basketball as my thirst for the game is quenched. I would like nothing more that this tshirt as a souvenir of a great basketball season, playoffs and one of my favorite magazines and websites.

  • JJ

    I am not any more worthy than any other baller trying to get his hands on one of these gorgeous T’s but I actually leave 10,000 kilometers away from the USA in a small island lost in the Indian Ocean called Mauritius. They call it paradise island and indeed it feels like heaven but it is very hard to get your hands on some decent gear that is not overpriced. This T-Shirt looks so good and when Kobe greeted the LA fans in the coliseum a couple of days ago, I said to myself; “How can I get myself one these grogeous T’s?” Today I came on DimeMag and I saw your post and I definitely saw in it a devine sign, a message sent from higher powers that would give me the chance to come closer to owning one awesome piece of Nike Artwork. I guess that is all I have to say… All my love to the basketball community of the world and also to the folks working at DimeMag and who accomplish an amazing job day in and day out!

  • Dunkaroo

    I need this shirt for my intern at Dean Witter.

    Medium size.

  • Jesse

    as a fan of the lakers since i was born, parents gave me lakers hat when i was like 2. Always loved the lakers, dont havea real good reason why i deserve it but the years and years i have spent watching kobe play, im only 17, has made me appreciate how great a player he is. So my size is xl or xxl if you decide that i should get this id love it.

  • Eric

    Because Kobe was my favorite player when he was a rookie and I was in 4th grade.
    Because I am now the same age as Bynum.
    Because I go to one of the top schools in the country and the alma maters of Ariza and Farmar.
    Higher education waddup!
    Hook it up with a size medium please.

  • chebs

    oh man plz, i been a lakers fan throughout, takin all the hits from haters especially thru la’s bad times!!!!!!

    now they on top, i NEEEEED this shirt to show up the haters,

    this shirt is powerful

    i need u to help me out, u have the email

    hit me up

    i think u feel my passion,

    dnt let me down, omg omg omg

    seriously, ignore all the otha comments, how freaky wuld it b that i win one? (xxl or xxxl) i’ve neva won these kinda things, radio contest, lottery lol, this’ll make my yr….help!!

  • bobby stew

    Because I’m broke and I need some hot gear. Plus I really like Derek Fisher and the 4 rings reminds me of his .4 shot.

  • bobby stew

    Because I’m broke and I need some hot gear. Plus I really like Derek Fisher and the 4 rings reminds me of his .4 shot.

  • Jen1

    Gosh, that shirt is so awesome. I love how it looks and for this fan, it also means a great deal. Because of my mom, I’ve been a Laker fan since I was a kid and I remember much of the Showtime era. I remember a time when I liked Pat Riley. I remember when Del Harris was the Lakers coach. I remember a team that was once invincible in the league and then Michael Jordan showed up. I also remember the briefest — but to a Laker fan, the agonizingly longest — time when the Lakers were in a rebuilding stage. Just before a certain Kobe Bryant joined the team. And of course, that rookie season, Derek Fisher too. I remember when the news came that the Lakers had signed Shaquille O’Neal. It seemed a dream. An impossibility. But it was true and for a time, I loved them: that duo. What they were and what they did. I remember when the Lakers got Karl Malone and Gary Payton and how sweet it was supposed to be. How it was supposed to bring Kobe and Shaq #4 and Phil, #10. I remember that it didn’t work out. I remember the fallout. I remember the difficult times that followed when the team was broken up, and down. When Phil left for a time. When even a Hall of Fame coach like Rudy T. couldn’t handle them. And I remember when things started to right themselves. When Phil came back. Then Derek. Pau arrived (thank you Mitch and Jerry W.) and suddenly Kobe could see the promise of a new team. His team. I cannot believe it was seven years since the Lakers won their last, but at the same time, I certainly felt it. Especially because they had always contended, even during the rough times. So close, but still no ring… so far. And then, the 2009 Playoffs came and the Lakers ground out victories against the Jazz, the Rockets, the Nuggets. Bring on the naysayers, the doubters that every Laker fan had to listen to. Had to defend the team against. Had to explain the brilliance of Kobe Bryant to. As a fan, I’ve been with the team through it all. The ups and downs. The returns. The disappointments. The criticism. The jealousy and bitterness. And finally, the joy. Of seeing them win their latest championship. The one that’s been coming for so long. What I love about the T-shirt is that yes, it’s about the four championships of Kobe, Derek, and Phil, but it also represents to me, this Laker fan, the first for all the other guys: Pau, Lamar, Trevor, Luke, Jordan, Andrew… Their chant of “One, Two, Three — Ring”, somehow they knew. And us true fans did to. Naysayers, whatever. I’d cherish that shirt. For what it means to me, and what it represents for Kobe and the Lakers. When I saw the photo of him wearing it, I couldn’t believe how brilliant it was. So simple. So awesome. No words need to be said. Anyone who sees that shirt and understands it, without being told, is a true fan. Even if I don’t get one, I’m glad that the majority of those who do — given the shirt’s scarcity — are those who can truly appreciate it. Here’s to 2010! I cannot wait!

  • mikey mike

    xl please…….

    I’ve been a laker fan since I was born in 1979. I was at staples when Kobe scored 81 against toronto… still have ticket stub!!! I also own his pro team USA basketball jersey…. #10 baby, one more than jordans #9. born and raised in socal…. watched all playoff games…. even when we lost to Phoenix in 7….. bad year. repeat next year baby!!! 3 more to go for d fish and la’s best…… KOBE!!! MVP!!!

  • http://t8kitez81@hotmail.com esteban ibarra

    i am a true believer of the lakers as one of the greatest teams in the history of sports. when all others cheered for jordan and his six championships in eight years i stayed true and faithfull that the lakers would always renew their championship vows. the lakers are a playoff and championship team as it is reflected in only missing two or three playoff appearances in their existance. i am known by all as the laker fan. my favorite saying is “everyone sux, except for the lakers”

  • JR

    Because I will never give up!

  • S-SiN

    guess i need one from my peoples at Dime cuz no one in new york thinks one of them joints can be sent ova to Ukraine (fa real that’s where i’m at now) it’s not like i’m expectin it but 3xl would make my summa! i mean i can always call Mrs. Lewis for one a dem..

  • A Sarai

    Do I really deserve this shirt? Probably not..but I want this shirt because everyone I know was on the Superman bandwagon and they all thought that Howard and company would win after they beat the Cavs. I was called every name in the book. I stuck by the lakers and called them the champs since the beginning of the season. I thought they were going to win last year but lost because Bynum wasnt there, little did I know he didnt do anything this year.

    I want this shirt so that for once I have the upper hand and can call my friends all the names they called me.
    XL is my size thanks for your time.

  • http://dimemag Phil Valenzuela

    My best friend is a huge lakers fan.He works all the time to support his family.His mother and sister got laid off.Times are hard for the guy right now.He never really got to see any of the games this year.He tried to get a couple of days off for the finals,but his bosses wouldnt comply.Hes a good-hearted man and deserves something nice for his hard work.I always tell him to keep his head up,things will get better.Just would like to get the guy a gift for his birthday. size small please

  • james sanchez

    i’m your #1 fan,i love the lakers.i have alway been there for my team.i love that shirt i think is the best thing in this lakers store.thank you and god bless you and the team.i’m a 4xl.

  • Austin

    i wanted to get this shirt for my dads birthday which is coming soon and when i looked to find out they were gone i went to the one website that i knew would hook me up. This shirt would be perfect to give him while celebrating our home team and kobe’s 4 and phils 10 champ ring.
    LA native in need of a XL.

  • elijah earley

    hey its me again and ummm i got a question for u … by any chance did u guys c tha movie “obsessed” sooo ummm yea hahaha hint hint… catchin ma drift you know… get wat im sayin

  • Aaron

    Because my best friend is a Lebron fan and I’m a Kobe can. I need to talk smack to him verbally and with a shirt.

  • elijah earley

    whoops forgot again large

  • elijah earley

    whoops forgot again large

  • the truth

    because i’m not gonna hug anyone’s nuts to get the shirt, I just want the damn thing

    M

  • mamba

    because sasha spilled grape juice all over my other one, so i need a replacement.

  • Tyler

    An accident during my childhood basically resulted me in losing feeling in my Thumb. So the 4 rings t shirt fits me to a Tee. If I get picked I would need a size L. Thanks!

  • http://thegameroll.com dl

    Dear Dime Magazine:

    I would love to have a shirt because it represents the next phase of Kobe Bean Bryant. A hard-working and dedicated player, Kobe has had to do so much in this league because of the intense competition present in the NBA.

    His fourth championship ring came as a result of Kobe becoming more of a team player, and getting his teammates such as Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher and Lamar Odom involved in the process to become the best team in the league, and overcome their 2007-08 season defeat to the Boston Celtics.

    With that attitude this season, the Lakers’ team play and effort, along with Phil Jackson’s direction, has finally produced results and brought the championship back to the proud city of Los Angeles. With that in mind, five rings should be around the corner shortly, should the team remain together in its current form.

    Size Large would greatly be appreciated. Thanks for reading!

  • JR

    because Kobe got One More Cookie.

  • maddskizzle

    I’ve been down with Dime since the beginning. Been reading the daily smack, checking out the latest up and comer that no other magazines would write about, the hot fashion shoots you use to do (there was even a Sue Bird one!) and it’s also the first magazine I have ever subscribed to. In short, basketball is my religion and Dime is my bible. What better way to represent Dime than by rockin’ this shirt. While I’m breaking necks I’ll be sure to tell them “Dimemag.com hooked it up!” Plus, I’m from Toronto. How else am I going to be able to celebrate a NBA championship ring in my lifetime ;) If you choose me it’d be an honor, thanks! -maddskizzle (size med)

  • http://deleted Luigi

    because tht shirt wud get me sum hot bitches and then sum.

    size L.

    but heres a valid reason. Always a Wiz fan first. but the Lakes are close to my heart. the Kobe argument is always a Kobe win in my eyes n i idolize Kobe when everyone of my friends idolizes LBJ.Wade.CP3.KG. etc. no one for KB just because of the jealousy of the greatness. n they all hate the Lakers because theyre too good….anyways for my well being. i need this shirt to show my friend about the real deal. he has this LBJ MVP Shirt…n if i get the Rings shirt…i win they lose each time. n plus the jealousy factor about them n ill gain SO MUCH SWAGGGGGGGGGGGG.

    oh n Size L to remind u

  • lifep

    It’s 1:58AM Dime, what else do I gotta do?

    See comment #58

  • lifep

    I’m going home…

  • le pham

    Because I live in Victorville.

    Size M. thanks dime.

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    I deserve this shirt because I am a true fan of the game and the shirt will be used in some cool ways.

    - I have a son on the way (first child) and I would really love to put the shirt on or over him as his first basketball item. I’ll send a pic of him rockin it too once the Dr. cleans him up to prove it was really used this way too, provided I win.

    - I am also a teacher (4th grade) and it would be so cool to wear the shirt to school and then talk about the game past and present and teach the kids some things. Plus they will love the puppet fingers and know the commercials.

    - My wife wears a lot of my tees and because she is a basketball fan she is sure to wear this shirt as well, and that is just cool to have the wife rockin the shirt and putting some other females up on the game when they ask about it.

    - Finally I live in a state with no NBA team (sad I know) and it’s honestly hard to get cool gear cause I am in a football state. I deserve this and want this, so please, help a brutha out lol thanks.

    Deuces.

  • Gerrick

    Because I want to be like Kobe!

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    (SO SORRY to re-post but forgot to put my size: LARGEST you have so it can be used and worn for years to come.)

    I deserve this shirt because I am a true fan of the game and the shirt will be used in some cool ways.

    - I have a son on the way (first child) and I would really love to put the shirt on or over him as his first basketball item. I’ll send a pic of him rockin it too once the Dr. cleans him up to prove it was really used this way too, provided I win.

    - I am also a teacher (4th grade) and it would be so cool to wear the shirt to school and then talk about the game past and present and teach the kids some things. Plus they will love the puppet fingers and know the commercials.

    - My wife wears a lot of my tees and because she is a basketball fan she is sure to wear this shirt as well, and that is just cool to have the wife rockin the shirt and putting some other females up on the game when they ask about it.

    - Finally I live in a state with no NBA team (sad I know) and it’s honestly hard to get cool gear cause I am in a football state. I deserve this and want this, so please, help a brutha out lol thanks.

    Deuces twice.

  • wonderfulkat

    BLEEDING PURPLE & GOLD SINCE 1971

  • Lito Legaspi

    I will never get one anyway (just incase xxl):)

  • mapletown

    Because i’m the biggest Laker fan in Anchorage, Alaska. I work in a mall and my store is next door to a Portland native and a Utah native, both Laker-haters. Imagine the trash talk i’ve had to endure throughout the playoffs. Laker. Now that they’ve won i can use this t-shirt to rub it in their faces about the Laker championship. Hook me up Dime!!

  • RL2000

    What’s up Dime Magazine? I deserve the Nike “Puppets 4 Rings” t-shirt not only because I bleed purple and gold, but also because I instilled Lakers DNA into my little brother too. Nothing is more important to me than blood and the Lakers are like my family. Seeing that my brother’s 16th birthday is coming up soon, I want to give him a gift that is nothing short of extraordinary. Since I can’t afford the life size Kobe bobble head, I would truly love to give him this shirt because I know that it would mean the world to him. I hope that you can see why I deserve this shirt and I most graciously appreciate your consideration. Thank you.

  • frank

    I deserve one because it would be a great addition to my DIME magazine with Kobe on the cover. It would also be a great addition to my Nike Kobe collection. I even drove all the way to LA from San Diego to get one and they sold out. Then when I got home, I found out that lakersstore.com was doing a presale and right when I was entering my credit card information, they sold out. Size Small please!

  • Kobefanforlife8/24

    Because 1: you guys aka Dime are the best thing to happen to sports since these t shirts and im the game the palyer the life so who better the shirt go to 2nd:ever since i was a small boy, i learned about these shirts and Dime and when i became sick the two were the only reason i fought to make it through now that im better i have Dime but yet to gain the shirt. Make my Dream come true!

  • Kobefanforlife8/24

    ps size large

  • brandon

    I deserve one because i am a die hard kobe fan. I have been a kobe fan all my life and it would mean so much if i could have one of these T-Shirts to add to my Kobe collection. Once i found out about this shirt i have been trying non-stop to buy one. This shirt would mean a lot if i could have one because i could then walk around showing how much of a fan i am of Kobe and i could talk about how Kobe is the best and that he owns the league. it would be great if i could receive this shirt. Size Small.

  • BBKing

    Because I was married to 4 different women, I’ve got 4 rings, all I need in my life now is 4 rings tee.

  • kristina

    I honestly have loved Kobe Bryant since I was 14 years old and he was drafted to the Hornets (and thankfully traded =) ). I saw him play against the T’wolves in my first ever live Lakers game (against KG and Marbury) way back in the Great Western Forum days and knew right then and there that I would follow be following his career. They NEVER seem to make kool women’s shirts, and I always HAVE to fight for a size SMALL. And…it always sells out! When Kobe won MVP last season, I was stalking niketown.com’s website, refreshing every hour or so just hoping they would come out with a SMALL…it never happened. And if it did, I wasnt online to buy one. So…I just REALLY REALLY REALLY want a 4 rings puppet shirt in a size small because it’s effin hard being a female Kobe fan…theres never any smalls to go around! Please save a size small for me and it will totally make up for the fact that I never did get my Kobe MVP nike shirt. Thanks! =)

  • fuzzyfingers

    My scoring total over the course of the NBA Finals tied Sasha Vujacic, Shannon Brown, DJ Mbenga, Sun Yue, and Adam Morrison COMBINED, but having played 44 fewer minutes than those guys. Since they all got rings, can I at least get a t-shirt? Please?

    (size M)

  • testiclees

    medium

    i deserve a shirt because i’m a lonely man whose only joy is in his favorite sports teams.

    example: i was listening to espn radio while driving to lunch on the freeway during the ship his ass out summer. they cut to kobe’s interview with stephen a smith where kobe made his trade demand. i pulled over to the side of the freeway and threw up in my mouth. i sat there unable to drive for at least 15 minutes and ended up not going to lunch.

  • Adnan

    Why do I deserve the Kobe T-shirt? Now let’s see…I could sit here and write some tear jerking story about how I deserve the shirt like many people have, but I would be just lying. So I’m going to be straight up, I’ve been a Lakers fan since Kobe’s rookie year (mind you I was 6 at the time). I have been a loyal fan through all the thick and the thin. From Kobe airballing the 3′s in Utah, to the Colorado Court Hearings, to losing the finals both to Detroit and to Boston. Never once have I doubted my support for Kobe. He truly is on another level. Plus, this is definitely one sick shirt that I would love to add to my collection of Lakers/Kobe gear.
    Please pick me (Size M if you do)
    Thanks for your time
    Peace

  • Lisa N. / XL

    Hey has everyone forgotten that the shirt was not just made for Kobe, but for Fish also. I deserve the shirt because I am not so focused on Kobe that I forgot that. Kobe is obviously the best player in BBall, but our Fish is an amazing support and did you see those threes? My hubby will wear the shirt for him. Also, I’m a female and how many females are up at this time of night trying to find a shirt for their husbands. And I follwed directions. I included the size I want. Did you?? XL Please.

  • Mr.Intifada

    Because I camped out 20 hours for the parade, because I’ll rock that shirt all the time, because I still have my Kobe jersey from his rookie year in 96, because you can’t forget that the shirt is for D-Fish too, and because I can tell you every single playoff series the lakers won when kobe and Fish got their titles, and because there is no bigger laker fan in the world than me

  • Mr.Intifada

    Because I camped out 20 hours for the parade, because I’ll rock that shirt all the time, because I still have my Kobe jersey from his rookie year in 96, because you can’t forget that the shirt is for D-Fish too, and because I can tell you every single playoff series the lakers won when kobe and Fish got their titles, because in the summer of 2004 i had to pull over on the freeway and wait for 30 mins until they announced where kobe was signing, and because there is no bigger laker fan in the world than me (Large btw)

  • Phil

    MEDIUM, please!

    I’m a Lakers fan and fan of the Nike product, but most importantly I’m also a huge Kobe Bryant fan. I think the 4 rings shirt basically proves how much of a good player that Kobe is and that all the haters need to recognize.

    Kobe finally got his 4th ring meaning all the haters need to slow their roll. Every reason and excuse was tried to hate on Kobe prior to him winning his 4th. “Kobe is arrogant, selfish, punk, not a team player, cocky, etc”. “Kobe is to blame for Shaq leaving”. “Kobe will never win without Shaq”. “Lebron is better than Kobe!”. “Dwayne Wade is better than Kobe”. “Steve Nash, 2x MVP, is better than Kobe!”. I’ve lived in probably two of the top locations in the U.S. that hate everything about Kobe, which are Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado. I’ve always supported Kobe and always will. Like I said, I’ve heard it all.

    Not too many people realize that Kobe is still one of the few players now to stay consistent and a top player at his age at his age. So many players in Kobe’s generation that were never able to keep their so called “star” status. Tracy Mcgrady, Vince Carter, Stephon Marbury, Allen Iverson, the list goes on. Kobe was and is still able to be the top player in this league, and other players at some point were said to be better than Kobe. Even the younger players,Lebron James and Dwayne Wade were said to be better than Kobe.

    With this shirt, I don’t need to stoop to the level of those haters. As much as I’m a Lakers fan, this shirt truly is to support Kobe. How can you stop the UNSTOPPABLE????

    This shirt is so badass, this shirt doesn’t even need to have his name or face on it! Once they see it, you know there’s nothing else need to be said cuz they gonna recognize! All I need to do is rock this shirt.

    ENOUGH SAID!

  • Sweet English

    Small PLEASE!

    Because, Aron, Somebody needs to represent Kobe’s monumental achievment in the UK! Everyone here still thinks MJ and the Bulls are the team to beat.

    This is how it goes.

    Me (walking through the LDN)

    Stranger: Hey wtf is that t-shirt.

    Me: Take a seat sir, I will tell you NOT what these t-shirt is, but i shall regail you with the meaning of my attire. It all started on a spring afternoon in Colorado…

    Plus, every corner in the US is gonna have kids donning these t’s. In London, i’ll be reppin’ exclusive.

    Dude i’ll pay the shipping. I don’t care. I need this ‘ish.

  • Mark

    Hi Dime,

    I coach basketball to kids in my east LA neighborhood. These are good, young kids trying to do the right thing. I do it as a volunteer. But don’t give this shirt to me because I’m a nice guy. Give it to me because these kids will have the biggest laugh when I show up at practice wearing this thing. And then I expect they’ll play their hearts out once I remind them what these rings are all about.

    I’m a medium. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Mark

  • Manny

    I deserve one because I’m a US Marine. I’ve been in the military for two years and a die hard Kobe Fan for just about 12 years. I’m currently serving in Okinawa,Japan and been here for a little over a year. I need to grip that shirt.

  • Matthew Shion

    I deserve this shirt because…

    1. I am an avid reader of both the English and Chinese version of your Magazine.

    2. I’ve been a fan of the Lakers before I even knew how to pronounce “Lakers”.

    3. I’ve shaken Kobe’s hand while he’s wearing one of those 4 championship rings.

    4. Chick Hearn, God bless his soul, would have wanted me to have this shirt, cause otherwise it would be “heart-brrrreak!” for me.

    Size Large Please.

  • http://none iwantthat4ringstee

    I deserved that tee because I was one of the true LAKER fans out there who would try every opportunity to cheer for the team. I even prayed every single night just to wish that GOD would help them win the NBA Championship this season. And I really hope that I will get those tee because here in the Philippines that tee would cost me Php.1000 (almost $30) and it would take me a lifetime to search for that gem here in our country.

    i’m only 14 so pls dont make fun of me just because i’m too “religious”.
    size xl pls.
    thank you very much.

  • http://none iwantthat4ringstee

    hey manny (the 323 poster) i’m a fan of soldiers. hope you and i could get that tee for free.

  • Sweet English

    LOL @ 323 comments to read through and judge.

    And all this time, i Just thought it was me, Gee, FED, Rangerjohn and Lakeshow84. You know for a fact Lakeshow is AT LEAST 8 different guys posting in here.

    Enjoy yourselves fellas.

  • http://www.basketsim.com BNZA

    Because I applied to write for DIME and you didn´t even answer.

  • http://www.basketsim.com BNZA

    Size is XL, if not, then XXL

  • Sabur

    Because I live in Ibadan, Nigeria. I woke up all post season at 2am and watch KB24 operate till it’s time to get ready for work at 5am. I drive a bus so there was no way I was sleeping on duty. Towards the end of the playoffs the pain of trying to stay up and keep the bus on the road and off living rooms was soo excruciating I seriously considered crashing on purpose, at least I’d get some rest at the hospital. I changed my mind when I realized there’s no way a Nigerian hospital is having abc/espn!

    I just deserve this for way too many reasons!

    Power isn’t stable so I had to rent a generator and run out in the middle of the night to pull that almost impossible to start piece of crap when the power inevitably goes out.

    I also spent all my savings this year to get two different satellites because no one company has more than one of ESPN-ABC(AMERICAN)/ESPN PAN-AFRICAN(they had TNT games)

    The Pan African ESPN would sometimes break off from the American ESPN right before games came on to start showing World’s Strongest Man!!! which is more like America/Europeans that managed-to-get-away-from-some-war-and-ended-up-in-America’s strongest man. I never saw KUNTA’S brother on that shit before, and he owns a towing company, but doesn’t own a tow truck. You literally see him pulling cars past your shit on the road! I mean if you’re gonna cut off basketball in Nigeria and put that shit on, give me someone to pull for is all I’m saying.

    Also, I pay an equivalent of $90 each on the satellites! No HD, no DVR, but hey, there’s Al jezeera! I mean I don’t even make $180 a month. You’re asking how I could afford it then right?

    Thank god some overzealous dumbass that lives (I mean LIVED) on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota got my email and thought our dead president General Sani Abacha actually hid forty trillion dollars offshore somewhere and ONLY I and now I guess HE know about it. Thanks buddy for the advance payment buddy! I hope they have good shelters in Minnesota.

    ODABO O! ejowo e fun mi n tee sheti KOBE O!!!

  • Sabur

    oh! size S.

  • Sweet English

    Oh yeah and one more thing, because i had to take the week off work to stay up for the 2 a.m tip offs in the finals. I even (unfortunately) took the days off for games 6 and 7. And i fell asleep after Dereks 3 pointer forced OT. I’m only human.

    And if i don’t get this shirt, i should at least get some shit from Red Bull and Monster. I drank about 2000% of my RDA every goddamned day.

  • Sweet English

    S please. It’s for my lil brother.

  • Ace

    I wear a large shirt. I deserve the shirt because i have been a LONG time lakers fan. Back during the 85 when i was in second grade. I liked them whem they missed the playoffs and had Sedale Threat running point( no diss) And above all else because i cried when Magic said he was HIV positive not because he wouldnt play but because I was scared he would die. Im a True fan and not a fairweather one. Lakers repeat champs 09-10 season!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.random-ish.com Scoob

    1) I have every copy of Dime, ever! I’m talking about the from when the Mag was made from low grade quality paper. AI on the cover….

    2) I’m a Knicks fan and I need something to smile about.

    Size – XL

  • vince

    Because I’m the biggest GERALD GREEN fan ever! Although I never knew he had 4 rings already.

    XL

  • Craig

    I remember when Kobe was at Lower Merion… and he dunked on my boy in a christmas tournament. From that day on i was a kobe fan. tha kid was unstoppable in high school, if he woulda went to college he woulda been there, and we all know whats going on in the league that he has basically taken under his wing in a time of weakened talent, other than king lebron. Its good to see someone make it. Where im from the best players are locked up or just cant seem to get they head on straight. so seeing someone close to home on the big stage makes me happy. i dont know him personally, but i hope He gives young kids the dream of bein in the league one day. the dream my generation had, and seemingly doesnt exist anymore in the youths today. The shirt, no big deal to me, if id get one… itd be given to the kid i coach who begs his mom to stay up late to watch the “lakeshow.” Kobe, you doin alot more work than on the court, keep it up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF7c7Qt5aAY Albert

    Ever since my brother was about 5 yrs old, purple and gold was in his blood. He had the Lakers mini basketball hoop to the Lakers bed sheets. Its really not for me but for him and his love of the Lakers. Kobe deserved this and so did his team. Phil Jacksons leadership and coaching is what it is all about mixed with the athleticism of all the Lakers players.

    Size-XL

    Thank you.

  • Debbie

    I deserve a shirt because my husband is a HUGE Laker fan. The day my first child was born, my husband sat in the hospital and watched the finals asking if I could just wait until the game was over…the result? A young girl obsessed with all things basketball!

    I also deserve this shirt because after hearing they were available at the Laker store I went on-line and ordered one, had one in my cart, received the shipping amount and was ready to submit my order…and BAM! it was gone. Whahappen?

    It will be my husband’s 40th birthday on the 25th and I would really like to give him this shirt in an XL.

    ; )~

  • konkoman

    australia represent! i deserve a shirt because i would never even get a chance to see this kind of merchandise/collector’s item. as much as australia is now force in international hoops, the basketball culture is pretty mediocre.

    we are a sport mad nation but unfortunately for us hoop fans, it’s a hard life. the stations are dominated by sports such as rugby league, aussie rules(footy) and cricket, pretty much sports that not many other big countries in the world play, this is why we dominate most of the times. we used to have basketball on tv, but now our national league is defunct and broke cos no one watches or attends games, it only has 8 teams btw.

    so give a tough lucked hoop fan something to celebrate about. it’ll be like adopting a starving african kid, except it’s a one off payment. do it cos you like our fighting spirit, like patty mills giving cp3 and dwill a run for their money (but not for bogut cos he kinda sucks).

    size – L or XL(if it’s not proper sizing.)

    cheers

  • Cid

    Hi
    I’m a lakers fan from mtl Canada plus I can’t go buy one cause
    I got the h1n1

  • danksy

    cuz ive had the like kobe ive had a scowl on my face all season and now, like kobe want to be able to wear the t-shirt with a big smile

  • danksy

    cuz like kobe ive had a scowl on my face all season and now, like kobe want to be able to wear the t-shirt with a big smile and be proud

  • thomasmmm

    because I’m going to tweet about dimemag everyday if I win. piranha look ON!

  • jumpman3224

    Because even after watching basetball from the time I was three years old (first game Cavs-Bulls ’90) the first time I saw Kobe Bryant play it honestly changed my life. I’ve been through the ups and all the downs since. I’ve experienced extreme joy in 00,01,02 and right now. I’ve been to the lowest lows…summer of 03 in colorado, summer of 04 in detriot, hoping kwame brown could develop. I even had to put up with a fake Celtics fan as a roommate last year.

  • LAballer

    REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:

    great my last post didnt come through..hey dime have you guys ever received this many posts on any of your articles??

    i had a thought..not sure how many of these tee’s you guys got..but i think you should give a few of them at least to some sick or less fortunate kids..people who need any reason to be happy in this life and are dealing with issues most of us on here cant even imagine..the rest you can give to some of these greedy folks on here beggin like its the key to life haha..

    i dunno..consider it dime..could be a very nice gesture from you guys..

    LAAAAAAAAAKERSSSSSSS all day!

  • Juan C.

    I would like one because I love the Lakers and am a huge Kobe fan. On parade day I was working and stood for about 6 hours in full riot gear making sure no “knuckleheads” disrupted the Lakers spotlight! We even took a few bottles that day…… Huge Kobe fan here and would really love wearing this shirt!:) Thanks! …….XL:p

  • Karma

    Because that shirt is badass! and i love dime mag!!

    M

  • Bobz

    Ok here’s the deal. I’ve been a Laker fan since 4ever! I live in NY. You might not understand how hard it is for a Laker fan here in NY. When I sport my Lakers jerseys, I have to hear all kinds of crazy remarks from these Knicks fools who wish they could remember the last time that the Knicks won a championship! I even rocked my Lakers jersey to the finals in NJ when they whooped the Nets butts and the damn mascot “Sly” ran me off the court! (I was working as a photo messenger at the time & had court access. Sweet!!) Anyways, enough about them fools. Back to why I deserve this shirt! I’ve been down since the Magic & Kareem era and endured the Ceballos, Eddie Jones, Van Exel era. So even during the good times & the bad. I stuck it out! Even when Shaq bounced, I was like whatever! I’m sticking with my Lakers! So yo! XXL would do me some justice kid! ONE!!

  • http://iamneil.com ntwitty

    Since they took the Grizzlies away from vancouver, there is no basketball love in the North West, I can’t drive down to Seattle to watch a game anymore. We don’t even get an option to get NBA TV, we only get something called RAPTORS TV where for years we have had to listen to Sam Mitchell complain 24/7 and now that he is gone we know have to listen to why Chris Bosh is going to leave. Please have a hand in changing some basketball luck up here in Canada.

    Medium Please.

  • JT

    I deserve because I’m a TRUE Lakers fan who will actually sport the shirt (in XXL) and NOT eBay it!!! Help a fan out please!

  • Rudygr34

    I think i deserve a shirt because Kobe took the one I had (you probably saw it on the day of the parade), so i’d really like a replacement. But seriously, i’m not gonna come out with some lame excuse like i have the Swine Flu, or i’ve always loved Kobe & the Lakers (I haven’t), i’ll subscribe to Dime (i probably will anyways), but one thing I will say is i think i deserve this shirt because i already gave away the coolest t-shirt i had to my girlfriend (it was a a tribe called quest shirt) so this shirt is pretty much the air apparent to my closet, so it will take its rightful place as the greatest shirt of this era. (I bet no1 else here compared kobe and MJ to 2 t-shirts, thats real deep man.) Size Small

  • K$

    XXL

    I flew to LA (i’m from NY) for game 1… and bought tickets to watch the game and bought bogus tickets… if i win the shirt it will be worth it… black mamba son

  • AM

    Please send me this t-shirt, I’ve just been told I have to have key-hole surgery on my right shoulder- so no ‘ball for 12 months!!!!! If i’m gonna be benched for a year, I may as well look good while doing so….

  • Shae

    I am and have been a Laker fan since the 80′s. Laker 4 Life. I have been defending Kobe and the Lakers all season and to have this t-shirt will shut everyone up. I want have to say a thing, the t-shirt will say it all. Please consider me, I’m so proud of my Lakers!!

    Thanks, and I need a XXXL

  • kevin k

    S S
    M M
    L L
    XL S M L XL
    S
    M
    L
    XL

  • kevin k

    ^^^^^^^^^ NOOOOOOOOO that was suppose to be a 4

  • AM

    p.s. if you take pity, i’m a medium

  • THomas Blaylock

    Because im hungry!!! i mean stomach grrrowwwllllinnn, for that xl shirt!!! For each shirt there is an equally xl growl released.

  • Mike

    I deserve one of these because I am getting married in 6 days…and she is a basketball hater! I don’t think I would ever take this shirt off, just to piss her off a little. (size XL)

    Keep up the great work on this site, it is a must-read everyday for me.

  • Mikey F Baby

    Because my best friend is a lifelong Kobe/Laker fan and I still owe him a birthday present from JANUARY!!

    If I can hook him up with an XL of this shirt, I know karma will treat me good when my birthday rolls around.

  • Erick

    I am 19 years old, and i have been following sports since I was nine years old. The first basketball game I ever watched was a Lakers-Pacers game in 1999. I have been a DIE HARD Lakers fan and Kobe Bryant fan ever since that day. In every other sport I have switched teams and players, but Kobe and the Lakers have been my number one since the first time I ever watched a basketball game. I have lost friends (seriously) defending Kobe Bryant against accusations of scandal and arrogance, I have compiled presentations proving that he is the best active player in the world, and my entire Facebook profile is riddled with praise for Kobe and the Lakers. I may not have the history or tenure of other Kobe fans and Laker fans, but I am a bonified, DIE-NEVER fan. This shirt would add to the many representations of my fandom.

  • Shae

    I am and have been a Lakers fan since the 80′s. I have had to defend my Lakers all my life, but never as much as now with Kobe. There are so many Haters out there, but seriously if I liked another team I would probably hate Kobe to, because hands down he is the greatest!!! This shirt will testify to his greatness and I want have to say another word, the t-shirt will say it all. Laker 4 Life!

  • charlyyyyyy

    first because i was with born withthe kobe bryant jersey on, then the first i said was : “Ok,Kobe doin work,two four on my shirt,he da greatest on da court,im da greatest on da verse,goin for the 4th ring like it was his first,gotta get da bling,do it for Kareem,two four so nice,my flow so mean,catch me at da game sitting next to ?.Ko Ko Kobe Bryant Nikes,purple gold strings,Ko Ko Kobe in da game dunkin on “The Whole Team”,Ba Black Mamba,attack conquer,basketball beast,ra rap monster,crossover good,or turn around jumper,or just drive da lane,and dunk on dunkers,u kno where is goin,its goin down yo,this da Lake Show,but dont drown tho,I call him King Bryant,now let da crown show……..”
    After dat i started crying and my mom took me a lakers game to calm me down!! YOU ALL KNOW I DESERVE THIS SHIRT

  • charlyyyyyy

    BY THE WAY MY SIZE IS XL or L

  • http://Youtube.com/qiasomar Qias

    Because i have never won anything in my life, and because dime is my default home page :)

    size M please

  • LFan

    Here’s a good reason…

    Because #260 copied and pasted what I wrote into his own post. If my reason was good enough to blatantly copy, then it should be good enough to earn a shirt.

    Size L Dime.

    And frankly, any dude asking for a S that isn’t for his girl/sis/mom, should get an auto DQ.

  • Celia E

    I don’t know why I would deserve one anymore than anyone else. I would just like to buy them but if there is only one to give I would like it for my son. He is a die hard Laker fan (Kobe his fave of course) has been playing basketball since he was 11(18 years). He just injured his ankle for the 4th or 5th time playing which he hates because then he can’t play for awhile. His love of the sport and watching him play as a teen turned me into a Laker fan too. He is the best son, so very good to his mom and if we both can’t have one give it to him. An XLG for him and if there is 2 a sm or med for me if it’s men’s. On a side note my brother always told me as a kid that I was born black and they white-washed me so I could very well be a distant relative of Kobe’s.
    Thanks for listening!

  • http://acebandits.com Simon Torres

    because this would be a wonderful birthday gift for me =]

    3xl

  • Amir Moarefi

    A POEM!!!

    A collector’s item, it has to be,
    4 championship rings on the hand of Kobe.

    No item on sale can be any hotter.
    And writing this makes me want a Vitamin Water.

    Dwight Howard and Lebron had no chance to Lead them.
    Against a black mamba with the motto Carpe Diem.

    With a campaign so sick I couldnt get enough of it.
    Im glad thats 4 rings, not 1, on this MVPuppet.

    At the Laker’s Parade there was only one who stood out.
    It wasnt Lamar, Trevor, d-fish or even Pau Gasol.

    It was Kobe, Kobe Bryant.
    The 4 rings shirt made him look like a Giant.

    On the back of the bus with the O’Brien trophy.
    I want to be like him (not Mike) so please consider me!

    I hope my originality in writing this can prove,
    that I really tried hard, sorry this is not a Haiku.

    I will wear the shirt proudly, I may never take it off.
    Because I will owe it to Dime Magazine, man they’re BOSS!

    Thank You for reading, I appreciate it man.
    A Loyal Dime Reader and Kobe Bryant Fan.

    Size: L

  • http://www.nba.com Jay

    Because I love that shirt so damn much I went from Kobe hater to Kobe lover! And because I live in LA and I can show some pride in my city.

    Get me a size L Dime, PLEASE. Faithful subscriber and reader since ’06.

  • mamba

    Because I bid up to $60 on ebay and still kept getting outbid !!!
    Because I spent $200 on two LAker playoff games and both happened to be home losses (vs. HOU & DEN).
    Because I woke up 4 a.m. to get to the parade and still couldn’t get into the colesium…so I waited outside getting a sunburn.
    Because I’m a true LAker/Kobe from LA, and a true nike head.

  • mamba

    size M pleeeease.

    Because I bid up to $60 on ebay and still kept getting outbid !!!
    Because I spent $200 on two LAker playoff games and both happened to be home losses (vs. HOU & DEN).
    Because I woke up 4 a.m. to get to the parade and still couldn’t get into the colesium…so I waited outside getting a sunburn.
    Because I’m a true LAker/Kobe from LA, and a true nike head.

  • Kenneth Tao

    i think that i deserve the shirt because i have been with the lakers all the way. I was a fan when they were at the bottom, when smush parker was still the starting point. I was with them when they still had kwame brown. I never lost faith in my lakers, even though i am just an average kid in vancouver, where hockey rules and all the basketball “fans” just jump on any bandwagon. I was with them last year in the finals and when they lost, i still believed. I’ve never had any jerseys because my mother doesnt believe in something a thousand miles away but i always believed. When kobe was in legal issues, i believed in him. When Shaq left, I believed in him. When the lakers were near the bottom of the western conference, i believed in him. I have been with kobe through the good and the bad and that’s why i believe i deserve the shirt.

  • Kenneth Tao

    and im a large

  • http://yahoo.com benjii the hunter

    because it would be the envy of all the posers on the basketball courts. it might just give me kobe like determination.lol with this shirt i will be unstopable.
    besides i think it would look really fresh.

    im an xl but would also take a large

  • http://www.lakerkraze.synthasite.comUNDERCONSTRUCTION Richard Bartow Jr

    I DESERVE THAT SHIRT BECAUSE I BLEED PURPLE AND GOLD. I HAVE BEEN A LAKERS FAN EVER SINCE I WAS BORN I’M 16 YEARS OLD SO I’VE SEEN KOBE AND FISH WIN ALL FOUR AND I WOULD LIKE TO ENJOY THE 4TH COOKIE WITH KOBE.

    SIGHS: XL
    RICHARD BARTOW

    CARPE DIEM CARPE DIEM CARPE DIEM CARPE DIEM CARPE DIEM
    BLACK MAMBA BLACK MAMBA BLACK MAMBA BLACK MAMBA BLACK MAMBA

  • john

    someone should make a foam hand or so called foam finger of the 4 ring puppet hand.

    XXL please

  • Amir Moarefi

    A POEM!!!

    -A collector’s item, it has to be,
    4 championship rings on the hand of Kobe.
    -No item on sale can be any hotter.
    And writing this makes me want a Vitamin Water.
    -Dwight Howard and Lebron had no chance to Lead them.
    Against a black mamba with the motto Carpe Diem.
    -With a campaign so sick I couldnt get enough of it.
    Im glad thats 4 rings, not 1, on this MVPuppet.
    -At the Laker’s Parade there was only one who stood out.
    It wasnt Lamar, Trevor, d-fish or even Pau Gasol.
    -It was Kobe, Kobe Bryant.
    The 4 rings shirt made him look like a Giant.
    -On the back of the bus with the O’Brien trophy.
    I want to be like him (not Mike) so please consider me!
    -I hope my originality in writing this can prove,
    that I really tried hard, sorry this is not a Haiku.
    -I will wear the shirt proudly, I may never take it off.
    Because I will owe it to Dime Magazine, man they’re BOSS!
    -Thank You for reading, I appreciate it man.
    A Loyal Dime Reader and Kobe Bryant Fan.

    Size: L

  • JD

    Size XL

    Because i idolize kobe’s game. I spend 2 hours a day perfect my turnaround jumper(left and right) and then i work on my one dribble pullup fade just to have some of his game in my arsenal. I literally “study” him, not just watch him play, i study his moves, his footwork, how his pivot is one of the tiny aspects of his game,how he creates space for a shot, everything i study. i try to play like him. With that said it would be an honor to have a shirt that reminds me of his hard work and dedication and the history of the lakers organization.

  • Cyrus Koochek

    I have been a Lakers fan my whole life. Many people will say that, but when this team climbed the mountain back from the bottom in 2005-2006, I kept the faith. When any player struggled and people wanted them gone, I kept the faith. I am loyal to the throne. I want this shirt because at this point in my life I know that Kobe is and will be my favorite player of all time. To be able to have this amazing shirt at a time when I lived through one of the greatest moments of my life will mean a lot to me. Size Medium

  • http://dimemag troy b

    because i told everybody that KOBE was the best in the game right now & he proved by doing exactly wat i said he would..win his 4th ring without SHAQ..i gave ORLANDO 2 games..guess they didnt want the other 1….xxl please

  • Laci

    I have been on a search since the day of the parade trying to find this shirt (in an XL) for my husband for fathers day. He has been a Laker fan his whole life and a Laker FANATIC since Kobe signed on. He has got to be the biggest fan around. Last year we had our second son, this was the first full season of his life, and they won!!! We think he happens to be their Lucky Charm, at least in our house. So, I think it would be an awesome gift for my little boy, Kobe, to give his Daddy on Fathers Day. P.S. Does it help my chances that we named him Kobe?(I do have proof)

  • http://dimemag troy b

    beause i would appreciate it…plus KOBE is the best on the planet right now..congrats 2 that man…xxl

  • Lake Show #1

    i forgot to put my sz 3xl or 2xl..please…if i’m even considered

  • Faye

    I should win this shirt because big girls (mens 2x) need love too! and they had one shirt left and some crazy lady grabbed it from my hand!

  • Iwantthatshirt!!!

    because I love the Lakers even when they lose Unlike alot of people who only love them when they win!

    2x please :)

  • LakersLaw

    Because the Lakers Flag in my car never gets taken down even when they arent winning! (except when the wind kills it and i need to replace it. But my car hasnt been driven without one forever)

    2x or 3x

  • BIGLAKERFAN

    because when I went to the store to buy one some skinny B looked at me from head to toe and said “we dont have anymore in YOUR size” walked away. (they only had one size small left and someone ran past me and snatched it)

    2 or 3x please please please with a cherry on top??!!!!

  • LakeShow84

    This shit is insane..

    Hey Dime i might be late but hows about i get one for my years of droppin knowledge on u cats..

  • LakeShow84

    lol and its cold you got these peeps beggin..

  • kIMLOVESKOBE

    because I have 4 chocolate chip cookies and for each of these chocolate chop cookies I should have an equally as delicious championship ring (well a tshirt with a picture of the rings on a puppet hand atleast)

    xl

  • KJ

    i’ll be honest..
    that shirt is dope and i just want it. thats it.

    Medium please.

  • Azrael

    I deserve one cause I became a Laker fan when I was a 5 year old kid, only to watch them lose to the Bulls in the finals. I stuck with them through the Anthony Peeler, Elden Campbell years, through Nick the Quick’s turnaround fadeaway three pointer to beat Boston in a regular season game (after a HORRENDOUS out of bounds call), all the way to the 2000 dynasty, Smush & Kwame, and now when we’re FINALLY back on top. I’m a Size medium and Dime magazine is the best!

  • Phu T

    I think I deserve this NIKE “Puppet 4 Rings” T-Shirt because I’ve been a fan of Kobe Bryant and dimemag magazine for a long time. I know I have a very slim chance of getting this shirt because it’s on high demand and everyone wants it. But I’m hoping that I will get one and I will appreciate it. thank you.

  • Phu T

    I forgot to put my size for the T-Shirt. the size is X-Large.

  • Mo

    Don’t know about deserving it… I just want it real bad… I’ve been reppin Kobe for a min… Despite all the haters in BK… I’m just happy he has got his time to shine… It would be a perfect time, if I got this shirt so I can tell all my friends Kobe said “Hi Haters”, as the puppet waves his 4 rings…

    Large

  • rainmaker

    Ankle Insurance Co. promised me a complimentary t-shirt for taking out a policy, but it appears that it’s gotten mixed up with Dime’s shipment. Could you forward one to me please? It’s a size L.

  • http://www.dimemag.com KOBE BRYANT IS BASKETBALL

    MY BROTHER GOT ME SOMETHING FOR MY BIRTHDAY, HIS BIRTHDAY WAS 2 WEEKS LATER… JUNE 17th, THE DAY OF THE PARADE. I COULD NOT BUY HIM ANYTHING & I FEEL REALLY BAD. I THINK HE DESERVES THIS SHIRT BECAUSE HE IS THE BEST SON, BROTHER & UNCLE ANY FAMILY COULD EVER HAVE.

  • http://www.dimemag.com KOBE BRYANT IS BASKETBALL

    SIZE X-LARGE PLEASE

  • JuiceMode

    Because it would look great with the Celtic’s cap (in the other blog)… LOL

  • Greg

    I want an XL because i am the only guy from philly who loves Kobe Bryant.

  • Easy

    Because I’m a LeBron fan, and I need a new shirt to wipe my butt with!! Thanks Dime!!

  • Easy

    And oh yea.. that’ll be a Large please.

  • Alfredo Trinidad

    I deserve a shirt because last year I drove all the way to Boston to watch game 1 of the 2008 Finals. I wore my Kobe jersey to every bar around the Garden. I represented behind enemy lines and never backed down. Then this season I was a first hand witness at MSG, watching Kobe drop 61 in New York in the freezing snow!!!

  • Ryan

    I have been a Lakers fan since I have been 7 years old. I am 19 years old right now. From the first 3 with Shaq, to watching Shaq go on to win his with Wade, to Kobe nearly leaving the team..I have been a true fan through it all. The past few years haven’t been the best years to be a Lakers fan, with all the rumors about Kobe and Bynum, Kobe to the Bulls, and especially the loss to the Celtics last year. It would mean the world to be able to rock this t-shirt, as it would be great to sit there and show off that 4th ring. I am the only Lakers fan of my friends, so it would be my bragging rights to show how it was worth the wait for ring #4. Thanks. (Size M)

  • Kool Hooligan

    Because I BELIEVE in the power of the Puppet Hand!!!! Nobody can stop the Puppet hand – all Kobe got to do is lay the Puppet hand on you and it is Done! The Puppet Hand is the most powerful weapon the NBA has EVER seen.
    And, if I have the Puppet Hand t-shirt (size Large) I’ll learn the answer to all the important puppet questions:
    Kobe, do you have a ring polisher?
    Kobe, when you hit that crazy, change-hands-three-times-hang-in-the-air-fly-by-bank-shot over Dwight Howard in game 5 did you tell him about it when you ran down court?
    Kobe, why did you destroy all those Dukies (Boozer, Battier, Donthay Jones, JJ Reddick) on the way to your fourth ring, I thought you liked Coach K?

  • Evan

    Size Men’s Large

    Because I’m a die hard fan and I put up with so much anti-Laker/Kobe trash talk all year long in college and it would be a perfect way to get the last laugh on everyone in my dorm building that were LeBron/Suns/Nuggets/anti-Laker fans. I was also at the Coliseum at 6:30 in the morning waiting for the Lakers and when I saw Kobe’s shirt, I instantly wanted it. Also, I swear I cried last year when the Lakers lost to Boston since I am that passionate about my favorite team. So please, consider me for one of the giveaway shirts.

  • Grant

    I have followed the Lakers since Magic-Kareem (since I was 8 yrs old). This championship means the most to me because of what it took to get to this point. Watching the three-peat and then the losing of major parts afterwards (ie Shaq, Phil) was devastating. I always wondered how many trophies they could have won. But to see them build the team back up – trading for key players and developing players around Kobe was amazing. Plus the fact that we almost lost Kobe to free agency and to lose to, of all people, the Celtics last year was heartbreaking. I really felt how much Kobe wanted it and I wanted it for Phil too. Plus the Nike Puppet comercials were great. I loved them all. So original and funny, they were amazing. The three ring comercial was one of my two favorites (the other being where LeBron wishes Kobe good luck in Finals). Great concept, great comercials, great team, great championship – great T-shirt (size XL).

  • Evan

    IN ADDITION! I have been nothing but a Lakers fan my whole entire life (19 years) and I stuck up for Kobe & the Lakers organization even when they weren’t that great, an example being the 2004-2005 season. I was going to buy one for $30.00 on the Lakers online store but they sold out. You have absolutely no idea how much I want this shirt. I swear to you that I am actually a fan and would be VERY grateful and would wear the shirt SO MUCH if I was picked to receive one. So please pick me to be a lucky individual and be awarded one of these 4 rings shirt that I so strongly desire.
    Thank You

    *Size Large

  • Mclovin

    because I am getting married in a month and this would be the greatest wedding present ever!!!

  • Daniel

    I deserve the shirt because I have been following Kobe’s step to superstardom! It is hard defending Kobe in a pack of haters and nothing would be more fulfilling than having a t-shirt do all the talking! Size small, please!

  • Naomi

    Im a big Kobe / Laker fan since the Magic/ Kareem days. I drove over 300 miles for the Laker parade and only slept 4 hours to go stand in line at the coliseum and yes I got in. It was best day of my life. When I seen Kobe wearing that shirt I knew I had to get one. Sixe 2x or 3x. Thank you

    GO LAKERS!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.cm/judonka Judy Nguyen

    Because I’m a chick and I’ll look HOT in it.

  • http://myspace.com/judaci0us Judy N.

    I deserve this shirt because I’m a chick and I’ll definitely look HOT in it!

    Size: L

  • Raymond

    I deserve it because I’m a Kobe fan! I deserve it because I’m from L.A.! I deserve it because I spent all night to go see the Lakers at the coliseum! I deserve it because I want to wear it to the first Laker home game! I deserve it because I never hated on Kobe! I deserve it because I commented #424!!!!!!! Size xxl or xxxl PLEASE!!!

  • Raymond

    Lol I was late but that would have been tight 4 rings for number 24! Get it number 424!!!!!

  • http://dimemag.com Big Freeze

    …because I’m number 426.

  • David Calderon

    I have waited a while this century for this 4th championship, after I moved out from California and have lived the past 5 years in San Antonio TX, I have endured in Spurs country and will always stay loyal to my Lakers. I need to wear this shirt all around town to make sure they know we got one on them, 4 in this millennium! Go lakers back to back

  • Jordan

    Because Kobe Bryant deserves it, hes the best in the league, Finals MVP, and I want to show everybody by wearing the T-shirt. Size L

  • KG

    Because I was on Figueroa holding up a sign that said, “LeBron have you seen my FOUR championship rings”. Then when I saw Kobe on the bus passing by, and caught a glimpse of his shirt, I said to myself I had to get that shirt. MOMMA, THERE GOES THAT MAN!

  • KG

    Because I was on Figueroa holding up a sign that said, “LeBron have you seen my FOUR championship rings”. Then when I saw Kobe on the bus passing by, and caught a glimpse of his shirt, I said to myself I had to get that shirt. MOMMA, THERE GOES THAT MAN! (Marc Jackson is a legend for that saying alone)

    SIZE: XL

  • http://paulleyjr@yahoo.com anthony

    Im a nursing assistant and I take care of people all day long and i have had custom made scrubs that look like lakers jersey. Im known as the laker guy at work and on fridays we can wear regular shirts if we pay $5 towards the foundation of the hospital and i would love to rock this shirt at work so everyone would know kobe has four ring.

  • http://paulleyjr@yahoo.com anthony

    i need a xl shirt

  • ROBIN

    I deserve this shirt because I waited on nikestore.com all day the minute I saw Nikebasketball Twitter update that said the shirt would release on the site. Right after I took a bathroom break for less than five minutes, I came back on the nikestore site and the shirt was sold out. Dime, PLEASE send me a size Large!

  • LTM

    Because I only have four fingers. XL, please.

  • timothy

    because people tell me i look like kobe! and i’ve loved the lakers for over half my life! (im 15) PLEASE I WANT IT SOOOO BADD! i’ve stuck loyal to kobe and the lakers through bad times (04-07) and the incredible times (NOW)

  • timothy

    because people tell me i look like kobe! and i’ve loved the lakers for over half my life! (im 15) PLEASE I WANT IT SOOOO BADD! i’ve stuck loyal to kobe and the lakers through bad times (04-07) and the incredible times (NOW)
    o yea size extra large or if not large

  • http://www.twitter.com/jahovah23 JHov

    1)Cause I am such a true fan that I will buy one if I don’t win it!

    2) To help shut these haters up at work, at the gym, on facebook, on twitter!

    3) Cause I subscribe and rep Dime to the fulliest!

    4) Screw it give to somebody else…I’m gonna buy mine..cause I ain’t gonna leave it to chance I’m getting that shirt!

  • ky luong

    because i am a die hard lakers fan,
    becoz i am a nike owner for lot of sport clothing,
    becoz just too exited to see Kobe get his 4th ring,
    there too many can’t say all in here but the true is:
    I been searching for the whole week for this tee.
    would love to have one.
    my size is Large. thanks

  • Jane

    I started watching basketball last year and became a huge Lakers fan. Last year my boss, who is a celtics fan, had a smile on her face for a month after they won last year. I need this shirt to wear it in front of her and torture her for months!

  • Jane

    Oops, forgot to write the size. Can I get it in small?

  • Marc

    1. Woke up to go to Lakers parade at 5 am.
    2. Arrive at Diamond Bar to pick up friends at 6 am.
    3. Got stuck in traffic for two hours. Finally get on the 110 Freeway at 8:30 am.
    4. Got off the freeway just when Power 106 announced that the rally at the Coliseum is full at 10 am.
    5. Drove around South Central LA desperately looking for parking until 11:30 am.
    6. Fought through thousands of Lakers fans to find a spot for the parade at 12 pm.
    7. Sit through half an hour of the crowd booing police officers before the parade really kicks off around 12:30 pm.
    8. Screamed my lungs out when Kobe passed by, raising four fingers in the air, screaming, while rocking the 4 Rings t-shirt at 12:50 pm.

    Seeing Kobe after a morning full of exhaustion, disappointment, and bad luck… Priceless. The 4 Rings t-shirt was part of that bright spot and will always remind me of that crazy, crazy day!

    Size LARGE please!

  • Johnny

    Because I cant afford one for $200. =(

  • Johnny

    Ooops, forget to mention I would prefer it in XXL. Thanks.

  • rich guerrero

    2XL,we waited a few years for the lakers to get good again,plus my little cousin and dad passed away within the last few years, they loved the lakers so much we used to watch every game now its just weird watching the lakers without them.when kobe won the all-star mvp in las vegas 2-18-07, my dad had just passed days before 1-25-07, i watched the all star game with my cousin,and we felt like kobe won the mvp for my dad,then a few months later my cousin passed 5-20-07,and now i feel like kobe and the lakers won the championship for both of them. thank you-

  • The D.A.

    Just send me the shirt. XL. Thanks…HOLLA!

  • Kleftoyiannis Ioannis

    Because I play basketball since 1988 and continue to play.
    Because I have an official athlete card in 2nd category basketball of Athens since 1990.
    Because I play basketball every day.
    Because I am left-handed.
    Because I think of basketball 24 hours a day.
    Because basketball is my life.
    Because my friends believe that I am pretty good on anf off the court.
    Because no one in my league can stop my left drive.
    Because I wear the number 11 all of the time
    Because I have worn all the shoes of Kobe.
    Beacause I have a Kobe state of mind.
    Because my girlfriend always grumble when I am in practice and I ain’t have too much time to be with her.
    Because I am Greek.
    Because I play with heart and passion.
    Because I need a basketball in my left hand.
    Because I am damn quick.
    Because I am a good defender.
    Because I play for the team and not for myself
    Because I still have the Upper-Deck collection from the early years (1994-1997).
    Because amazing happens.

    Or I could just answer:
    Because I love this game..

  • Eric E.

    Because the credit card company canceled my order when i ordered one off the lakers website and now since they are sold out of it i cant re-buy it nor can i buy one for 200 dollars.
    I have been a laker fan since the day i was born and am the biggest kobe bryant fan. As i am typing this i am re watching the lakers parade.

    T-shirt size XXL

    Thanks

  • Francesca

    I deserve one because I’ve been a basketball fan my whole life. I hated Michael Jordan and took massive abuse for it. I also hate LeBron James and still massive abuse for that. I’ve been a Lakers fan my entire life and live on the east coast which also doesn’t go over very well, and work with a bunch of men who watch Sportscenter and think they know what they are talking about…which unless you actually watch basketball you don’t know what you are talking about. I had to deal with these morons telling me that Kobe couldn’t win one without Shaq and that they didn’t think MY team could beat the Rockets, or Nuggets, or Magic…DO you know how hard it was to not MURDER someone??? I need one of these shirts for the abuse I take year-round for the Lakers.

    medium please!!

  • Danielle

    I am getting married on June 27, 2009 and I want to give this to my husband to be as a gift on our wedding day. We have been dating for seven years and we are getting married on our eight anniversary. I asked him out seven years ago and he rejected me that weekend because the Lakers were in the Finals. He is a hard core dedicated Lakers fan. Our wedding colors are Purple and Gold. I had no idea that he wanted this shirt until yesterday. I would really love to give this to him. Since he is taking me on my dream honeymoon to Paris and Italy. He is an XL

  • Gina

    I want one for my husband. He is the truest fan ive ever met. He will not miss a game for any reason. Even the pre season games. And not only in their good years but even in the 90′s when most laker fans dissapeared, he would not miss a game, and never stop sporting the great purple and gold. The outcome of his day literally depends on whether the lakers one a game or not. Our daughters first word was lakers, well she actually pronounces it “taters”. She just sees the logo and starts screaming with excitement, “Daddy! taters! Taters!” its really cute. We have to work our schedule around the lakers! I have had to compromise in my marriage for the lakers, sounds funny but true. Our whole family are hardcore lakers since the “Showtime era” and all our conversations when we get together with my dad and brother are about the lakers. My husband is already stressing out about who might be traded, and about our competition and their trades. He is always on the nba website checking the news, and no not once a day but like 5 to 6 times a day, its an obsession really. He even got all choked up when we won. Our 8 year old son wanted to get this shirt for his Daddy, and we went to four different malls and to niketown, and they were sold out everywhere. My son was really dissapointed, he really wanted to get it for him. This is my only other hope. Help me out guys!!! Thanks.

    Gina

    Size Medium

  • Gina

    Forgot to mention, my son wanted to get it for him for Fathers day. I told him we could get it for him after. today it Father’s Day . Lets hope that gives us good luck!
    Help us out please!!!!

    Gina

  • KOBE puppet form

    “LeBron, have you seen my shirt with my four championship rings? i have a parade to attend to today because we the lakers and myself as MVP won the NBA Finals and i would like to wear it. i’ve seem to have misplaced it… LeBron give me my shirt back i know you have it!”(XL)

  • rlf

    and you have to wonder how many that posted here, wanted to put it up on ebay and make a good amount of cash.

    want an honest answer?
    it’s cute. i love the lakers and kobe, i don’t buy anything related to him or the team. find it dumb to buy stuff.

    this shirt is the cutest and the size doesn’t matter since it would be a shirt to show, not to wear.

  • FIS

    Because Some asian lady pulled me aside while walking down china town and tried to sell me some bootleg ones but I didn’t want to support people who bootleg on my TEAM!!!

    How did she know I was a Laker Fan? I was wearing my old 3peat shirt :)

    XXL friend

  • Ajay Virk

    Dear Dime Mag I think I deserve these shirts because I just subscribed to you guy. I really enjoy articles written by Aron Phillips. I am also a big laker fan with not that much gear since I don’t have the money to attended the games, buy shirts, jersey, or etc. both my parents work hard each have two jobs and I barely see them all I have is the Lakers to watch. I couldn’t even attended the parade since both my parents have two jobs. I would deeply appreciate if I can have one of those 4 rings shirts in XL or XXL. Thank you Dime Mag for taking the time to read my comment.

  • raul porras

    I guess i just would like to have one I’ve been a laker fan for 29 years now and i think this whole puppet idea was great me and my family really enjoyed them and i hope to see one come in the mail for me and if it doesen’t the i will no longer be wearing nike apparel jus kidding.Thanks for chance.-Oh yeah size XL-

  • nancy

    i really love these shirts please send me one i hope you have my size im only 4′ 9″.Size medium please.I hope theres puppets for me.

  • Jon

    I’d love a shirt if you have any left being a Laker fan since I was 6 and being that I live in Pittsburgh and have to order about 95% of any Lakers gear and have it shipped out here I think that a pretty good reason to toss me a puppet shirt…. an XL if ya got it

  • anthony

    I like your puppet commercials i just started watching laker games this year.Hope to get one size medium.

  • cruzanboy21

    I am a die heart LAKERS FAN from NC and had the pleasure of spending my summer out here in LA with some fam..even tho i knew i prob wouldnt be able to make it to a NBA Finals game :( jus the atmosphere is great and im glad KOBE SILENCED HIS CRITICS! *LARGE PLEASE*

  • calvin

    because im from germany

    because i want to represent kobe in germany

    because my friends are lebron fans and if i would wear the shirt i could say in your face

    because they arent available in germany and i cant afford the shipping from the us, also they are expensive as hell

    because i want size m

    because i loved to read the dime magazine when i was in the us in 2008

  • ian

    i want one because i’ve lived in LA and been a die-hard lakers fan my whole life, and now i go to school in the bay area and need something to shut up all the kobe haters.

    large please.

  • http://twitter.com/greyang Angela

    I have been a Lakers fan my whole life, and I mean that from the day I was born. My dad is a die-hard Lakers fan and has taught me about the greatness of the team from the very beginning. We don’t get along much anymore these days, but one thing we never fail to spend quality time over is watching the Lakers play, they’ve inspired the both of us in the best way possible. Even to the point where I formed the first girls basketball team in 4th grade in a school that did not fund it, and that was something I took part in with my dad. We called them the Laker Girls even though we were far from cheerleaders. My father and I can’t always afford to go to games, I took him to one in the nosebleed seats for his birthday this past year and he was so happy, it made me happy too.

    We both love Kobe Bryant, but if I could get this shirt it wouldn’t be for me, but for him. Father’s Day is today and I can’t really afford to get him anything this year, but I realized if I could get my hands on this shirt, it would probably mean the world to him. I am very grateful for this opportunity, even if I don’t win. Thank you.

    He’s not very tall, about 5’8-5’9, so I think he’d fit good in a Medium.

  • Rube

    Cuz my birthday was last week & I didnt get nothing, maybe Dime could hook a brotha up!

    (Size XL)

  • Ramon Portugal

    I deserve the shirt because i’ve watched the Lakers since I was about 5 or 6 years old that was in ’86 when they beat boston in 6 games. i remember watching the game with my dad i was still in the philippines and ive been a laker fan ever since when I came to los angeles when I was 8 years old the first thing I wanted to see is where the Lakers played and my mom and godmother along with my grandma and my younger pulled over in front of the forum and remember just staring at it for a few minutes…i grew to love basketball and i am still a student of the game. i love the lakers and cannot imagine lakers without KOBE BRYANT or PHIL JACKSON,LO,PAU,ARIZA,FISHER,LUKE, OR BYNUM. It would mean the world to me that I get this shirt will do anything for them. I stood in line at the colliseum from 2am til we got in at 930am. was a bystander at bottles being thrown while a fight broke out cuz people were cutting in line at gate 19 caught a girl that fainted next to me cuz it was too crowded and was really hot…i love lakers and i deserve this shirt!!!

  • Ramon Portugal

    my size is large left a previous comment and did not put my size LARGE WILL DO OR XTRA LARGE

  • Paul Camangian

    By now I know you have heard it all. So I will not BS and just give you facts.

    I just graduated college and this would be a great present.

    Even though I was not able to buy tickets to the games

    I was still able to get the “Journey Begins” shirt from the first playoff game against the Jazz

    and was able to get the “Journey Continues” shirt from the first game of the FInals.

    I went to the parade but did not get nothing from it. I would have bought the fake shirts they were selling but I anti-fake merchandise.

    So this would complete my journey

    I am size M or L

  • Gregg

    I deserve one for so many reason. First off, I live in Rhode Island. I am in the heart of Celtic country. I was at game one of the Finals last year. I have lived through this rivalry for years and years. Being a transplant here in New England is difficult enough, but add in the lifelong obsession with the Lakers, and you have a very tough sports life.
    I have had to stick up for Kobe for years and then deal with a year’s worth of antagonizing comments from those who bleed Celtic green.

    it’s time for payback, and each time I sport the shirt, I promise to praise Dime Magazine!

    I am a size medium or large or small…..as you can see. I want one of these babies badly.

  • Johnny

    Why do I deserve the shirt? Well for one, I’m a Lakers fan obviously. But I’m not one of those fans who comes around only when the Lakers are doing good. I watched and cheer on the Lakers through the good and the bad times. I started watching the Lakers with a passion at age six. I watched Kobe Bryant drafted by the Hornets and then traded to the Lakers. Thank you Jerry West. I watched the Lakers three peat, something that included huge shots by Robert Horry and the infamous .4 by Derek Fisher. I watched Kobe and other Lakers tear up after being eliminated by the Spurs in their quest for a fourth straight title. I saw the Lakers assemble a dream team of Shaq, Kobe, Malone, and Payton, then watched them lose in the Finals. I watched the team blow up. I watched and listened as Kobe became the man to blame for the Lakers duo breaking up. I then watched as Kobe went out and lead a team of Chucky Atkins, Tierre Brown, and Stanislav Medvedenko, and I watched them not make the playoffs. I then saw Kobe lead a team of Smush Parker, Devin Green, and Von Wafer to the playoffs. I saw Kobe hit the game winner. Then saw the Lakers fail to hold the 3-1 series lead. A year later, I heard rumors of Kobe wanting to leave the Lakers. It was like a bad nightmare. But the Lakers didn’t do the unthinkable and Kobe stayed. At that point, seeing the pain and frustration of Kobe, I truely felt bad for him. All of the Lakers Nation wanted to win another title. But I felt for Kobe it was then just another title. It was about Kobe quieting all the doubters. About Kobe proving he was the best in the game. Then Fisher came back to the Lakers. It was then about two guys who had sacrificed a lot in their careers. I watched the Lakers get Pau Gasol and I remember jumping up and down in my living room, calling every Lakers fan I knew. I then watched the Lakers lose to the hated green ones in the Finals, I watched the Lakers embarrassingly give up a 25 point lead, then watched them get destroyed in the series clincher for the green ones. This year I watched a team come together, possibly another dynasty. But I watched Kobe and Fisher embrace a hug after beating the Orlando Magic in the Finals. I watched Kobe jump up and down like a child. I watched him smile for the first time in the playoffs. He had done it. Fisher had done it. They each won their fourth ring. I teared up during the Finals trophy presentation. Not just because the Lakers won, but because Kobe had gone through so much to get to that point. Every hate article, every media comment, every name called, every rumor, he was finally able to put it to rest. A lot of pain and suffering went through his fourth title, and as a fan, a lot of anger, tears, and frustration went into watching Kobe get it, but if I could do it all over again, I would not change one single moment, because it made winning the title that much more sweeter. I can’t wait till Kobe gets that fifth ring, one for every finger. That’s why I deserve the shirt.

  • Johnny

    Why do I deserve the shirt? Well for one, I’m a Lakers fan obviously. But I’m not one of those fans who comes around only when the Lakers are doing good. I watched and cheer on the Lakers through the good and the bad times. I started watching the Lakers with a passion at age six. I watched Kobe Bryant drafted by the Hornets and then traded to the Lakers. Thank you Jerry West. I watched the Lakers three peat, something that included huge shots by Robert Horry and the infamous .4 by Derek Fisher. I watched Kobe and other Lakers tear up after being eliminated by the Spurs in their quest for a fourth straight title. I saw the Lakers assemble a dream team of Shaq, Kobe, Malone, and Payton, then watched them lose in the Finals. I watched the team blow up. I watched and listened as Kobe became the man to blame for the Lakers duo breaking up. I then watched as Kobe went out and lead a team of Chucky Atkins, Tierre Brown, and Stanislav Medvedenko, and I watched them not make the playoffs. I then saw Kobe lead a team of Smush Parker, Devin Green, and Von Wafer to the playoffs. I saw Kobe hit the game winner. Then saw the Lakers fail to hold the 3-1 series lead. A year later, I heard rumors of Kobe wanting to leave the Lakers. It was like a bad nightmare. But the Lakers didn’t do the unthinkable and Kobe stayed. At that point, seeing the pain and frustration of Kobe, I truely felt bad for him. All of the Lakers Nation wanted to win another title. But I felt for Kobe it was then just another title. It was about Kobe quieting all the doubters. About Kobe proving he was the best in the game. Then Fisher came back to the Lakers. It was then about two guys who had sacrificed a lot in their careers. I watched the Lakers get Pau Gasol and I remember jumping up and down in my living room, calling every Lakers fan I knew. I then watched the Lakers lose to the hated green ones in the Finals, I watched the Lakers embarrassingly give up a 25 point lead, then watched them get destroyed in the series clincher for the green ones. This year I watched a team come together, possibly another dynasty. But I watched Kobe and Fisher embrace a hug after beating the Orlando Magic in the Finals. I watched Kobe jump up and down like a child. I watched him smile for the first time in the playoffs. He had done it. Fisher had done it. They each won their fourth ring. I teared up during the Finals trophy presentation. Not just because the Lakers won, but because Kobe had gone through so much to get to that point. Every hate article, every media comment, every name called, every rumor, he was finally able to put it to rest. A lot of pain and suffering went through his fourth title, and as a fan, a lot of anger, tears, and frustration went into watching Kobe get it, but if I could do it all over again, I would not change one single moment, because it made winning the title that much more sweeter. I can’t wait till Kobe gets that fifth ring, one for every finger. That’s why I deserve the shirt. (large)

  • Kyle

    Because my fifth grade teacher made fun of me all the time because she said puppets have five fingers, and this shirt would shut her up next time I visit her. Kobe Bryant is better than her.

    Boom.

  • Kyle

    Because my fifth grade teacher made fun of me all the time because she said puppets have five fingers, and this shirt would shut her up next time I visit her. Kobe Bryant is better than her.

    Boom.

    same comment as above, but i want MEDIUM

  • Chris

    The reason why I truly deserve a Kobe “4 ring” t-shirt is because I have been following Kobe since his hand was bare with no rings, and before Nike executives were devising any type of NBA Ring t-shirts. My admiration of Kobe Bryant stems from many different attributes in which he has mastered over his ongoing career of excellence. Sure Kobe hasn’t attracted the positive fan base that the likes of Michael Jordan had drawn, or even current era Lebron James. Especially after the dreaded summer of 04′ with the rape case, Kobe was left for dead in terms of who supported him. He was lucky to find anyone at all to support him…I did. Kobe was everything too me, and I was supposed to throw that all away after this incident, no way. Everyone hated Kobe, which is what he wanted, he feeds off the hate of others who want to see him fail and converts that into an un-matchable intensity, portrayed at the most oppurtune times. To me, Kobe represents everything that anyone would aspire to attain. Greatness, determination, work-ethic, and of course..being a flat out winner. Ring without Shaq? I don’t see an asterisk placed on Kobe’s three 3-peat rings signifying “OBOS” or Only Because of Shaq, so Kobe’s fourth ring is something that means more than the others. This shirt represents four championships won by a true winner who loves the game, and loves to be hated. Truth is I love Kobe Bryant. Four rings or none I still love Kobe. I’ve watched them go down in Detroit in 04′. Get laughed out of Bean Town, survive scares in the 09′ playoffs, and made sure I was there to watch 0:00 on the scoreboard making the fourth ring official. So do I truly deserve a 4th ring t-shirt? Who knows, that’s up to you to decide. However, one thing I know deserve is, being a fan of one of the greatest players to ever..dawn an NBA uniform. So I’ve already won.

  • Heckler…formerly ‘yallallreadyknow’

    #475

    because i am number 475! i’ve been on here long enough to know that a comments section on this site has NEVER had this many responses.

    DIME will amass over 475 issues.

    …and this shirt is for my son
    size medium

  • Franco

    BECAUSE I’M FIRST!!!

    oh…. I mean… GO LAKERS!! :O)

    (ahem… XL)

  • 805baller

    “Dime it seems i have been unable to purchase another Kobe Bryant four ring shirt. can you help me? i was with Kobe celebrating and LeBron seems to have stolen my shirt. Dime i need another shirt!” – I am a huge Kobe fan and lakers fan i would like the shirt. i didn’t really buy the shirt before because i am poor and that was just dialogue above. please please please send me that shirt.
    size:XL please.

  • RR

    Because I want this for my Kobe/Lakers Collection! Not to resell it like some other people! Thanks
    ~sz xl~

  • Bryan

    because i love dimemag..^_^

  • Bigant

    Because I got absolutely NO LOVE on Father’s Day. Despite working over 60 hrs a week for 2 months straight. Can’t even get the biggest piece of chicken on the table. No respect!!

    XXXL please.

  • Justine Salcedo

    I would like to get this shirt for my dad for fathers Day because i was not able to get him anything this year. My dad is the biggest Laker Fan; he has 3PeetLA and Lakrs24 on both of his cars. He never missed a game on TV and just want to be able to give something I know he will always love becuase this shirt is very popular, sold out and he loves KOBE. I was just diaganosed with type 1 diabeties and we both have been thru a lot. I can see it in his eyes the frustration, the sadness that I have to take insulin for the rest of my life. With the Lakers winning the championship the smile has come back and know this shirt would also help. If I do not win thank you anyways and I will keep searching and saving for the perfect father day gift (this shirt) even if I have to wait for next year.
    Justine – I think he wears a XL

  • Nick

    Cause if Lebron can share one of his 20 triple-doubles with the neighbors annoying kid in the commercial. I should be able to get aleat a shirt. LOL size large

  • Alex

    My best friend is a huge Lakers/Kobe fan, who has been going through some very trying times as of late. A great way to cheer him up would be to give him this tee. Thank you DimeMag.

    Sz XXL

  • ponky_alolor

    @johnny – dawg just lookin at all your text gave me a headache. that was long as hell. be concise, please.
    i’ll be concise – SHUT DA FUKK UPPPP!

    yessir, ponky jusy keepin it real.

  • Adam

    I deserve a 4 rings t-shirt because i have been a kobe fan since i saw him breakout at the 1996 slam dunk contest.
    This summer i am moving to Boston from Orange County, California because of my dads new job and i would love to show off sweet Lakers and Kobe threads to the Celtics fans in Massachusetts.
    I will forever stay a true fan even in the most hated rival state.

    Oh and i would like the shirt in a size Large please :D

  • Jeffery

    I think the person’s hand who modeled for the shirt should get a shirt. Since I am the hand model, then
    4-ring me. Hand down, man down. Hand up, in the cup. Hand low, look at the score.

  • http://dimemag.com barry a. ogawa

    When I bleed on the basketball court, I bleed Laker blue & gold! I’ve followed the Laker’s from the Los Angeles Sports Arena to the Fabulous Forum and now Staples Center.
    As a kid, I was asked to a Boston Celtic championship game and fell in love with the Lakers! I used to listen to Chick Hearn on the radio when I was supposed to be sleeping. I had my transitor radio underneath my pillow listening to the games.
    I worked my way through high school and college at the Fabulous Forum. It was the greatest job I ever had! My job was working on the court, and after the games checking press passes in front of the Laker locker room.
    Now, in my adult life, I live the ups & downs with each victory and loss of the Lakers at Staples Center. It was one of the most satisfying World Championships this year!
    Wanted to thank Dime Magazine for the opportunity to win a Nike 4-Ring XL Championship shirt. Live & love our Los Angeles Lakers…….

  • Thomomis

    because kobe bryant is the second best thing to happen to this world, first being slice bread. size medium

  • ace_one

    Because Mamba man-dled me in Colorado and all I got was this stupid t-shirt?

    :(

    size: L

  • Kabir

    Because I wanted one of those Lakers Mitchell and Ness hats, and the blog never declared a winner for them

    or

    Because I want the “Carpe Diem” shirt way more than “Puppets 4 Rings” and Dime Magazine is run by sadists.

    Size: Large

  • Livo

    Cause i have been a Lakers fan since i was 6, and actually got a ticket to the finals, booked a plane ticket from Australia to LA for game 6, which would have been my first time overseas, only for Lakers to win it in 5, which isn’t a completely bad thing, and then drive to sydney, only to learn the the bozo’s at virgin airlines had overbooked the flight, so i could reschedule it, but i would have missed the parade, so i figured to just cancel and wait til next year! even if i don’t win a shirt, just so you all know how crap an airline it is! haha.

  • Alan

    Simple… because im from Miami,fl a real kobe fan that drove from Miami for game 5 and was actually there in person to see the black mamba win his 4th championship! Now you tell me who in here was there? Thank you im a sz. Large!

  • dablackmamba

    I need this shirt because I’m a diehard Laker fan and being a fan is in the blood.

    I’ve been with the team through thick and thin from back in the day with Nick “the quick” Van Exel and Eddie “skinny bone” Jones.

    But anyways,I’ve followed the Lakers, and especially this team, very closely this year. Hell, I even came up with nicknames for all the players.

    Kobe – The Black Mamba (we all know this one.)
    Odom – The Goods and Doom Alarm (Doom Alarm is an anagram for his name.)
    Pau – Gasol-ina or “Boom, boom, Pau”
    D. Fish – “Where amazing happens” (those shots will be all over those commercials next year.)
    Ariza – the Rza (as in from the Wu-Tang clan.)
    Bynum – Bynum-ite
    Vujacic – Vuja-brick (seriously, that guy couldn’t make a shot in the Playoffs.)
    Farmar – Mr. Frodo (those ears are pretty damn big.)
    Brown – Shannon “Chris” Brown (he does look like Chris Brown.)
    Mbenga – “Dacos” (youtube “DJ Mbenga tacos” and you’ll know what I mean.)
    Powell – J. Peezy
    Sun Yue and Adam Morrison don’t have nicknames cuz they didn’t really play.

    So yeah, only a Laker nerd like myself would do something like that. That’s why I deserve that shirt.

    Size S please. : D

  • Marc

    First off i personally would want one for myself but seeing how it was just Father’s day. It would be nice to get my father this shirt since he has made so much sacrifices for me and my family. so if you pick me i would be truly grateful. his size is medium.

  • http://www.teammatthew.org Matthew

    I deserve a shirt because…

    I’ve spent the last 2 years in the hospital dealing with Leukemia/chemotherapy and watching Kobe and Lakers were the highlight of my days. I would always walk around the hospital with my Kobe jersey on game days to show my love… Check it out at

    http://picasaweb.google.com/savematthew

    I’ve also been a die hard fan since Kareem and Magic days.

    Although I didn’t find a bone marrow donor this year, at least we got another ring.

  • Terence

    I’m going to keep this short and sweet, the reason why I want this shirt is to rep my Lakers here in Philly, and piss off those sucka haters that didn’t believe that we could win it all. I feel like Leonidas from 300 here going against the Persians and this shirt makes my war with the hate here for my team bittersweet. So if you give me this shirt, you would be doing a good service to the community plus a puppet shirt with 4 rings(kobe) looks way better than a shirt with no rings(lebron)!!! Give me the shirt, please, I need the haters to “kiss the rings *****”(chappelle voice)lol Size XL

  • Marx

    Because after reading through 479 comments to make sure I didn’t cat somebody, I’m 4 IQ points down – and a ‘Puppets 4 Rings’ would be a nice consolation. Size L – Grazie! ;)

  • JA

    Because you still haven’t sent me my Team Alexander t-shirt. Size XL

  • what-beef

    male xl

    Because kobe bryant is super ugly and a 4 fingered puppet is the closest resemblings that can be put on a t-shirt without scaring all the small children!!!

  • Drew

    I deserve one of these shirts because I’ve lived and breathed Kobe Bryant since his first playoff series where he was the only guy in a sea of veterans that wanted to take the last shot in the Utah Jazz series. I own every pair of mamba’s sneakers that have been released and even a few PEs. I spend hours in Nike outlets looking for Kobe gear since I live on the east coast the only stuff our stores have is the LeBronze collection. I have 7 pictures on my desk at work and 6 of them are of Mr. bryant. basically, I’m probably one of the man’s top 10 biggest, loyal, and coolest fans and a cool guy like me needs the coolest Kobe shirt on the market. SIZE Large

  • Michelle

    I’m not a big Fan, but my 70 year old mother is. She is under the belief that KOBE is her son (that’s how big of a fan she is). She a retired school teacher who now lives in Alabama, and would just about fall over to recieve the same shirt she saw KOBE wearing on TV. So I would love to give her one. Size XL

  • Reggie

    I deserve it because I’m a big fan of the MVPs and Kobe Bryant himself this season :) And I would love to win it for either me or my boyfriend :)

    Medium size for me? :D

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

  • Manu

    Because…my boyfriend is a HUGE Lakers fan and he has turned me into one also! And I want to use this T-shirt to propose to him! The 5th ring being one for HIS left hand!

  • Kevin

    Dime issue number 22. “Driven” A close up of Kobe’s grim expression is on the cover. The darkness in this cover, in addition to Kobe’s grim expression and the real-life darkness that surrounded his life during those years made this a monumental cover for me. As a fan, it was hard seeing him go through his adversity, and the fact that the man was literally playing for his life (it was unknown whether he’d go to jail or not) at the time. To lose the privilege of watching one of the greatest of our generation play to the possibility of incarceration was something I couldn’t express in words.

    This is not the first time a Laker has gone through public scrutiny. Flash back to 1991, when Magic Johnson had to abruptly end his illustrious NBA short due to contracting AIDS. Being a Lakers fan has its many ups and downs in being a fan, and I deserve this shirt as it would symbolize the many years of dedicating many Thursday nights and Sunday nights to watching the Lakers play. As we miss hearing Chick Hearn’s voice say “This game’s in the refrigerator: the door is closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard, and the Jell-O’s jigglin!” We have now grown accustomed to listening to Stu Lantz do the commentary.

    “Hunger defines me. I’ve always been hungry, but now my appetite has risen to a new level. My will is greater than ever. The motivation to succeed runs through me like blood.” Kobe opens the article in Dime #22 with those words. And those emotions were on full display this past postseason, as it manifested itself into that snarling face he adopted halfway into the playoffs.

    So please, send me with this Mamba Championship Ring shirt and I will graciously be honored. Size Large. Thank you!

  • Dominic Norton

    No show for these in the UK, we cant get it over here very unfair, i live for bball, its my life it would be great to own!

    Dominic from:
    London town
    Dime Lover

  • LaShan

    I’ve been connected with the Lakers since 1979. I consider myself more than just a fan, but a “Family Member!!” I lived through Dr. J’s dunk over Michael Cooper…”GET OUT THE WAY COOP!!” It became a Coke commerical. I use to stay up late (11:30pm pst time) to catch the Lakers vs. Celtics on CBS…Tape Delay! I watched Kevin McHale clothes line Kurt Rambis…I took it personal!! Somebody had to pay for that on the playground the next day…LOL!!

    I’m lived through the highs and lows. Watched Magic and Kareem get older. Watched Pat Riley go to the Knicks, and then the Heat. Remember how “Big Game” James Worthy would Statue of Liberty you to death!! Watched Nick Van Exel rock the parts in the eyebrows, as well as Isiah “JR” Rider get a ring for doing 100% of nothing…LOL!! I’ve been with the “Showtime”, Lakeshow, and the “Lord of the Rings.” Always been a Laker!! Never wanted to be anything else. Never lose faith in my family…enough Kobe when he was going through his growing up! I’m proud to say that I don’t just bleed Forum Blue and Gold, but I live it everyday of my life…so “CAN I PLEASE HAVE A OF THOSE 4-RING SHIRTS?????? An XL would be nice…LOL!!

    Thanks Dime,
    LaShan

  • jmg

    my best friends works for the Lakers and didnt bring me a hat, a tshirt, didnt take me to any celebrations, didnt even bring me a bottle cork from the champagne celebration…NOTHING!! it all went to his brothers and nephews. ive been a Laker fans since 76 and i suffered through the Wes Matthews days and im still a fan of Chuck Nevitt!! then i went online and it sold out in 20 minutes…help!!! size XL THANKS

  • http://dime BAROG

    Because me and my son cried when Kobe cried..We suffered when My idol suffered…and both of us endured the endless criticism…
    I would love my son to have that tshirt for his July 20 birthday party..He is turning 8yrs old..AFTERALL, I NAMED MY SON AFTER KOBE’S GREATNESS…
    My family is a TRUE KOBE BRYANT FANATICS..thanks

  • Hudson

    Bc, im a die hard bulls fan who used to hate kobe for pretending to be mike. Now, i’ve stop drinkin the haterade and realize he’s still not mike but the closet thing.

  • http://dime cess

    I want to have one of this 4rings puppet so I could suprise my husband for his birthday..He is the true blooded kobe bryant fans..Wanna know why…..he made me waited for more than an hour to pick me up from work because the game 4 was so intense that He don’t wanna miss the ending..Anyway,I understand him..I love him so much the way He Loves KOBE BRYANT SOO MUCH..

    And he is going crazy for the last 4 days finding ways to get this shirt..He will be suprise if get one for him..

    his size: medium

    Thanks and god bless your team…

    Go lakers…2peat

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Because I’ve been the subject of ridicule for my unwavering Laker support. Through the James Worthy getting busted with prostitutes, to the Forum in Inglewood days, to the Mychal (Dont call me Michael) Thompson days. Those times when Byron Scott would look all world one game and then play like he was allergic to the ball the next. Being in high school and hearing that Magic contracted HIV, and me and my boys dedicating our high school season to him, balling out and volunteering at our local clinic to educate teens during the summer about the threat of HIV. From then to now, the SHAQ breakup, the Kwame experiment, hello Rudy, Get well Rudy T. The short lived “Kobe wants to get traded era” to the Lakers start getting it back together era, make a few playoff appearances, add a few more pieces, and make the recipe complete. Kobe, in the later stages of his career now is playing along with what he used to be, a new jack. He is entrusted with getting the job done and he is passing along that hunger, desire and passion for the game to these cats. Proud to be a part of all of it.

    Size: XL

    Go Lakers!

  • http://tonyvell1247@hotmail.com Anthony Leavell

    I deserve shirt because I am an origional born Laker fan from L.A. I used to walk to the games even in the rain just to be a part of the whole team spirit. Even in the early nineteen seventies and eighties I would sacrifice to attend the games. I am the spirit of the Lakers and the Lakers are the spirit of me. I wear a XXL mens… Thank you…

    Anthony

  • http://lakerfan8@cox.net paul

    I would like one!!!
    I dont know if this qualifies to say i deseve one?
    But here it goes, I live in Az for 10 ten years. First 35 of my life in socal. Laker fan my whole life. My boys and i decide to go to the parade and celebrate the championship. We jumped in our car Tues night arrived in cali at midnight. Woke up at 4:30am and headed for the USC stadium. Spent our whole day Wed. at the stadium and staple center, taking in all the celabration it was awsesome!!!! Got up Thurs at 4:30am and headed back to Az cause one of my boys had to be in class at ASU at 11:00am.
    happy to say we made. Tried, sun burned ( forgot how fast the cali sun could burn) But would still do it over and over again !!!!
    XL
    Thanks laker fan for life
    Paul

  • sarah

    BECAUSE IF YOU WOULD HAVE SAW THE LOOK ON MY DAUGHTER’S FACE WHEN SHE TOLD HER DAD THAT SHE HAS NOT BE ABLE TO FIND THE T-SHIRT FOR HIM IN TIME FOR FATHER’S DAY- BUT SHE DID TELL HIM: HER & HER MOMMY (ME) ARE SENDING COMMENTS TO DIME MAGAZINE TRYING TO GET ONE FOR HIM.

    I HAVE CALLED YOUR OFFICE A FEW TIMES IN HOPES TO GET MORE INFO – I HOPE YOU PICK YOUR WINNERS SOON – WE HAVE TO KNOW IF WE HAVE WON – WE CANT STAND IT ANYMORE –

    MUCH LUV TO KOBE
    MUCH LUV TO THE LAKERS
    MUCH LUV TO DIME MAGAZINE
    AND MUCH LUV TO ANDREW AT DIME MAGAZINE (VERY HELPFUL PERSON-GREAT PHONE VOICE)

  • sarah

    i always forget the most important part – he wears a size xxl – thanks againa

  • Luis

    I deserve the puppet 4 rings shirt because i’ve been a Laker fan since i was 8 years old and have followed kobe for the majority of his career through the good and the bad. I remember the joy of watching him win 3 championships and always wishing that one day i could get his wristband that he always wears and throws at the fans after the game. Whenever i would play basketball i would always wear my wristband the same place he wore it (little more than halfway up your LEFT arm)

    I also felt so happy for him when he got his first daughter because i remember watching how happy he was during a post-game interview when he announced that his daughter was born. i followed him through all the years when he would lose in the finals, wouldn’t make the playoffs, lose early in the playoffs, play with the likes of Kwame brown and smush parker, i was still there cheering for him and i would constantly put up the “LAKERS SUCK” comments from my friends on a daily basis. Now that he finally won his 4th championship, it would be so special for me to have this shirt to be able to celebrate with him his accomplishment and shove it in the faces of all my “Laker-Hater” friends that the Lakers are back on top.

    My Size would be: Medium

    thanks for the opportunity Dime

  • Darren

    For the love of the game,

    Because I go to school in Celtic territory and have to receive their abuse every single game.

    Because I root for my team but glorify basketball in general.

    Because I stayed up refreshing the nikestore roughly every 10 minutes for a span of 6 hours but only ended up with a XXXL that will be hanging on my wall for posterity or finding a new lucky home if I get this shirt.

    Because I am performing an updated economic analysis of the NBA contract year for my senior thesis.

    Because my intramural team of scrubs lost in our championship league game.

    Because I would rock the hell out of this tee, rep Dime Mag at every opportunity, and be proud of it. To my games, to my thesis ceremony, to watch NBA, to work, to the gym, to volunteering, to bed, to sleep.

    Because it represents a new era that I am proud to witness…

    For Kobe’s leadership
    For Odom’s candy sticks
    For D-fish’s clutch heels
    For Ariza’s sneaky steals
    For Gasol’s tough grit
    For Walton’s ball wit
    For Farmar’s speed
    For Brown’s feeds
    For Vujacic’s 3 point woes
    For Powell’s 3 points and corn rows
    For Mbenga’s blocks
    For Phil Jackson’s cooler talks

    For the love of the game… I love it all and would be proud to wear Kobe’s MVPuppet 4 ring shirt.
    For dreams, small or big, coming true…
    For a Kobe MVPuppet 5 rings shirt
    For a new era
    For a size: medium

    Thanks Dime Magazine for making some dreams come true.

    Loyal Dime Mag feed reader,
    DK

  • Luis

    hey you guys got 20 of the kobe shirts…can I haaaave one?

  • Luis

    Oh yeah can I haaaave one in XL?

  • jumpman3224

    This is my earlier post with a size (my bad on the omission )Because even after watching basetball from the time I was three years old (first game Cavs-Bulls ’90) the first time I saw Kobe Bryant play it honestly changed my life. I’ve been through the ups and all the downs since. I’ve experienced extreme joy in 00,01,02 and right now. I’ve been to the lowest lows…summer of 03 in colorado, summer of 04 in detriot, hoping kwame brown could develop. I even had to put up with a fake Celtics fan as a roommate last year.
    Medium, but will take Large

  • jack

    Because when my Lakers got pieced by 39 last year I showed up to the courts to take my punishment like a man. 3XLT

  • Joaquin

    Why do I deserve a shirt…..Mainly because I am a true Laker fan who has followed them since I was 8 years old. From experience as a Life-Long Laker Fan there is a lot of BANDWAGONERS!!! Everyone know who I am talking about those suppose fans who waited for the Lakers to win Playoff series to display those Laker Car Flags!! The suppose fans who never though the Lakers Had a chance in Game 4 of the finals…The ones I saw saying it was over because that Chump Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard were going to Hit there Free throws in the clutch. The Lame Laker fans who saw them play against Houston and Denver who thought those teams wanted it more. A true Fan is one who roots for there team enough not to look like a “HOMER” and respects other teams when they beat us… Not one who justifies losses as “They got lucky”…They Suck”…”Or “The Machine” needs to bust!!! LoL… Overall, I love the Lakers and Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher they have been the constant face of this great franchise…I’ve also been with the Lakers when they lost to Jazz, Spurs and Phoenix and was probably one of few who thought and hoped they would win…..The shirt is not only kick-a** but it represent the Lakers and what they’ve done this decade.

  • Joaquin

    I wear L!!! LoL

  • http://facebook.com/wesheezy Wes

    I should win cuz I’ve been a fan since i was 3 years old. I’ve been a die hard supporter of the Lakers that I even bought my first house a block from the staples center so i could be closer to all the home games.

    sz xxl

    Thanks!

    Wes

  • http://streakinglights.blogspot.com/ Eliot Hong

    I want this shirt so bad – having been born in the OC, and raised watching Lakers, Dodgers, and Ducks, i can’t think of a better shirt to show off to my cleveland d***riding buddies who can’t seem to realize that lebron lost in the eastern conference finals and pulled a somewhat ironic kobe-like (i say kobe-like b/c kobe hasn’t snubbed the media yet) egotistic move. Plus I’ve been blogging about them since i started my blog, and i love basketball in general – an XL would be an awesome to get my hands on to rock throughout the summer on the courts.

  • Darryl McFarlane

    I figure most of your readers are from the US….2 reasons I want to get my hands on the shirt…1 – I want to be one of the first up here in the T-Dot aka Toronto to sport the shirt…but main reason – watching all the Laker games my wife always brings me the baby oil and says that I should “j*rk off” cuz I watch Kobe so much lol…I simply want to get the shirt so I can rub in her face and show that love for Kobe that I know she is jealous of haha!

  • Christopher Valeros

    Simply this Puppet Tee represents the “Black Mamba”, “Kobe Diem” and the REAL M.V.P. So give me my T-Shirt!!!!

    XXL PLEASE….

  • http://dime J Ray

    I want the t-shirt because everytime I see a commercial it brightens my day and makes me laugh. The whole playoffs I was waiting on what commercial would be next. Huge basketball and LA LAKERS FAN for many many many years!!

    XLARGE

  • KD

    because i’ve been arguing down kobe-haters for over a DECADE (they don’t die, they just multiply) and this tee is the closest i’ll ever get to the shirt i REALLY DESERVE: a graphic of a hand with those same 4 fingers balled in a fist and all four championship rings sitting perfectly on a fifth MIDDLE finger. (lol)

    but i guess this tee will have to do. :)

    in a large please.

    his

  • KD

    actually, make that an XL please. i need that shirt in my life.

  • erwin (tony) montano

    because nothing says laker luv better than a missing toe nail. i lost mine in the midst of all the laker festivities. car-tipping ain’t easy in slippers. but i’m pretty sure eddie would go.

    it may never grow back, but i would gladly trade my new toe nail for this awesome shirt any day.

    size large, please and thank you.

    yay lakers!

  • mike jones

    Cause ive been married (and divorced) 4 times…

    ive got 4 rings too!

    Large please. Thanks.

  • allan galvez

    I might not be most “deserving” of this ill shirt, but my loyalty to the Los Angeles Lakers might be. Most Laker games sell out in advance and I cannot afford the money to pay scalper prices. On the day of games, I wait 3-4 hours in line at Staples, hoping that the will call office will sell tickets that have not been picked up. Most times, I don’t get one, but when I do get a nosebleed ticket, it’s as good as any seat in Staples Center because that feeling you get being around 19,997 is unmatched. I might sit in the nosebleeds, but I sit there with pride. Getting that shirt would mean to me like what that 2009 NBA trophy means to Kobe…something special that will never be taken away from me. size: LARGE please.

  • http://dimemag.com Karen King

    Hi,
    My name is Karen I have two sons one is 30 and the other is 12. We have been Laker Fans especially my oldest since he was born,yes 30 years and never waivered. My son has run into some major accidents and broke his neck a few months ago, that didn’t stop him with rods and pins in his neck he made it to every game he could, trust me I’d like to vote him as one of the biggest promoters of the Lakers. He is a rep for all of Southern California and he wears Lakers Hat, Shirt, Watch, Socks, Belt, you name it he has it. I would love to surprise him as he has been the best son I could ever had asked for and thank God he lived through his accident. I have been watching those puppet commercials and loving them I have him addicted to them. I have been trying to buy the shirt but no luck willing to pay, my oldest son would wear an XL and my lil guy a L. If I can’t would you be able to tell me where I can order them, please please yeah I am not to proud to beg, I LOVE THE LAKERS. Thank you. Karen King 2929 190th Street Apt. 220, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 – (310) 408-5159… As a good mom I even drove him to game 1 here where you kicked butt cause he wanted to drink and cant drive. So I drove him there and back got pulled over by the police and tested it was worth it to see how happy my son was to have gone to the game. He bought a couple hundred dollars of gear.

    Thank you again.

  • Rizwan

    Because I am a struggling Phoenix Suns fan who wants this t shirt to motivate myself to tune in for the Suns games next year.

    Size XXL

  • http://www.teammatthew.org Matthew

    From post #498 (Size L)

    I deserve a shirt because…

    I’ve spent the last 2 years in the hospital dealing with Leukemia/chemotherapy and watching Kobe and Lakers were the highlight of my days. I would always walk around the hospital with my Kobe jersey on game days to show my love… Check it out at

    http://picasaweb.google.com/savematthew

    I’ve also been a die hard fan since Kareem and Magic days.

    Although I didn’t find a bone marrow donor this year, at least we got another ring.

  • David Mason

    I believe I deserve this t-shirt becuase I have been a Kobe fan ever since he was drafted into the league. I always defended kobe even through his ups and downs in the league and proclaimed he was the 2nd best guard to ever play the game right behind Michael Jordan. He is my favorite player of all time. I WEAR SIZE (XL) but
    I’m a 16 yr old who goes to Chamblee High School in Georgia and I work on my game every day trying to pattern it after Kobe Bryant. His footwork, court savvy, hardwork,his leadership on and off the court is something I practice doing and hope i can learn what he teaches to others.
    If I got this shirt I would would wear it and show it off to the Kobe haters. One of my coaches hates Kobe, but I tell him that Kobe does what others arent willing to do and that is why kobe is the best.
    iF I won this shirt it would be a miracle from God, and i would be so blessed to wear this shirt. I am thsankul for even getting the chance to enter this contest.
    Sincerely, David Mason class of 2010

  • Mike D

    It would be a great pleasure to wear this shirt and represent my Laker Team here in Las Vegas. I’ve never won any in my life of 40 yrs in this world. This will be a special gift to get especially that it’s my Team that got the championship this year. Thank you for taking the time to read my comment. (XL)

  • Evan

    From posts 420 & 422

    Size Large

    I deserve one of these shirts because I’m a die hard fan and I put up with so much anti-Laker/Kobe trash talk all year long in college and it would be a perfect way to get the last laugh on everyone in my dorm building that were LeBron/Suns/Nuggets/anti-Laker fans. I was also at the Coliseum at 6:30 in the morning waiting for the Lakers and when I saw Kobe’s shirt when he was being interviewed by John Ireland, I instantly wanted it. Also, I swear I cried like a baby last year when the Lakers lost to Boston since I am that passionate about my favorite team.
    .IN ADDITION! I have been nothing but a Lakers fan my whole entire life (19 years) and I stuck up for Kobe & the Lakers organization even when they weren’t that great, an example being the 2004-2005 season. I was going to buy one for $30.00 on the Lakers online store but they sold out and I’m a student and can’t afford to spend $85 for one on eBay. You have absolutely no idea how much I want this shirt. I’m serious. I swear to you that I am actually a huge fan and would be VERY grateful and would wear the shirt SO MUCH if I was picked to receive one. So please pick me to be a lucky individual and be awarded one of these 4 rings shirt that I so strongly desire.
    Thank You

  • Sarmad

    I wear size large (L).
    I deserve this t shirt because I am a Huge Kobe fan and I visit this site everyday. I love reading Dime mag. And I used to visit this site long before these shirts were announced ( unlike half these people ).
    P.S. Just think what would Jesus do.

  • STEVEN SANDOVAL

    BECAUSE IM A LONG TIME LAKER FAN AND KOBE FAN NEVER DOUBTED HIM FOR A SECOND… L.A M.V.P

  • ajsthind

    Medium

    I deserve the shirt because I have “helped” Lamar Odom pass eight drug tests over the last 5 years. Let’s just say that candy ain’t the only thing he likes.

  • Rickie Bryant Jr

    Well the reason i should get one is because im in the Midwest and doubt I’ll be able to find My Main Man Kobe T-Shirt at my local Footlocker in Detroit. So Dim Please Hook Me Up So I Can Stunt On The Kobe Haters in my Family and City. I been him down since the Crazy 8′s and I had the Moon Boots Addias (Classic)Please Dime I never Won nothing like this before. Size XXXL

  • http://www.fourtwoeight.com Danny

    because you’re offering to give them away!

    Medium (M)

    AAAAAND…i even included my shirt size. ;)

  • Neille

    Cuz I give a dime about it!
    Size SMALL please! =)

  • http://kijo24.tumblr.com/ Jof C

    First off, shout out to my former boss, AP!

    I know a lot of people have been making their case so far, and because I am oblivious as to where I can find the Puppet4Rings shirt, I will give my best shot here.

    First off, I grew up a Kobe fan. When I was a kid, about 9, maybe 10 years old, I was an MJ fan, just like everyone else who knew about basketball, until I saw the Laker rookie come to Manila back in circa ’96, playing a three-on-three game against some of the best Filipino pros, endorsed by Nike’s biggest rival.

    There I was, about 20 feet from him. I first saw him win the Slam Dunk title the year before, and I knew after that between-the-legs dunk that I would root on this guy for a long, long time.

    Link: http://jcubol22.blogspot.com/2008/08/it-stara-kobe-thing-started-in-1996-now.html

    I was hooked. From then on, I’ve grown into a fan, and as I continued to develop my own game, I emulated how he moves, what he does, what his mannerisms were. Kobe Bryant, until now, has been a mentor from afar as far as playing the game was concerned. I remember the early years, and as someone with SoCal ties, I find myself an even more of a fan.

    What’s more, I’ve been around for the struggles, and as a true fan it has moved me that LA has been through a lot, and now that they’re back on top I feel that I can gloat in their success.

    That’s why I would love to have one. That’s why since the parade, I’ve been looking for the shirt. It is a symbol, nay, it is a response. To the haters that I as a fan have stood up to, to the naysayers that I’ve had to counter, and to the fellow fans that I have both grieved and rejoiced with.

    Because Laker basketball is my religion, and Kobe Bryant is my idol. Has been for over a decade.

    XXL

  • Hatorade

    Ill trade my Hoopstv.com shirt for one.

  • Sweet English

    Anyone who says ‘they cried when kobe cried’ you need to watch Bronx Tale and listen to Sonny. THEN you will understand why you arent going to win this t-shirt.

  • jbas

    cuz dwight howard cant have one.

    large pls.

    thanks in advance.

  • http://parkandco.com/blog/author/josh Josh

    Well, since 539 is guaranteed to get one, can I have the other one, because I totally support the cat who posted number 539.

  • neil

    Because I think Kobe Bryant is a Michael Jordan clone!

  • neil

    Single extra large please

  • patrick a

    Kobe is the BEST closer in the game…LeBron, Witness these rings!

  • patrick a

    Kobe is the BEST closer in the game…LeBron, Witness these rings! (size L)

  • haskies

    i deserve the tee because i only have 4 fingers!
    I am a Long time Laker fan and i have visited your web site, yes, four finger times…

    Large tee plz

  • Danny Kaea

    Cause I watched the NBA Finals last year with my Boston Celtic buddy and he was giving my sh*t saying KOBE Would “NEVER” “EVER” WIN a RING without Shaq! Wearing this to our Fantasy Football Draft this summer would be priceless! lol

    XXL please! Thanks~

    Go Lakers~

  • marlon

    because i work at foot locker and had to defend the lakers all season and i need a xl to rub in all the haters faces.

  • Kyle Bell

    I don’t even want one. Large.

  • mevegas

    I am going to wrap this up in a box for my fiance and propose to one of the biggest Lakers fans around, underneath will be a box with a ring. It’s rare for a woman to propose to a man but why not camouflage it on top with the championship shirt.
    Lakers thru the good and the bad…I LOVE LA!

  • http://yahoo.com joel

    Because while I’ve been working my butt off in this office, I wasn’t able to go to the mall and get one. I want my cookie!!

  • http://yahoo.com joel

    Oh yeah, XL please.

  • Shena D.

    My husband deserves this shirt because he was one of the first Kobe supporters. He knew from the day Kobe came into the league he would be one of the greatest of all times. When everyone would talk crap about Kobe and how his attitude was he always had his back. My husband has been a Laker fan as long as he can remember and always will be and I would like to do this for him as he does so much for me and my kids.

    Thank You.

    Size L

  • CESAR

    i realy want one please. and i’am true LAKERS fan for life.

    Large.

  • Roberto

    ‘coz I’m 56-5th to reply. Let’s go for 5TH RING…

    Medium please…

  • Rajko

    Size: M
    You asked why should I deserve to win this shrt.
    Here’s why: I am not going to talk to you about how i am the biggest laker fan. I love everything of the Lakers. I respect every real Laker fan. In school, I have argued with teachers not to mention kids. I have received detentions for disrupting the class on the topic who is the best now and the best team. I have watched Kobe since I was six. I am 16 now. I know all his stats,his percents,his story. Kobe is my idol. I have watched many lakers games since i remember. I spent a whole two days watching the Lakers history. I have searched and searched one whole day trying to find this shirt. i have clicked refresh so many times that i might have carpel tunnel. I have stood and watched him score 12 3 pointers, I have stood and watched him score 55 points against MJ. I do the tongue licking, the clinching on the teeth. In speech class, for a persuasive speech i talk about Kobe. I go for as, the first thing i got when i moved to the US, was a kobe jersey. Kobe shoes(adidas back then) I cried when the Lakers won 2 weeks ago. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE LAKERS! SO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE you don’t know what this means to me! I truly idolize Kobe and I wish all the Kobe fans Good Luck Kobe 24 MVP “Black Mamba” Bryant my god

  • Darrell

    The MVPuppets have been the talk of the NBA playoffs(Besides the games of course). I have been looking forward to every commercial. They kept getting better and better. These commercial are by far the best that NIKE has made (Yes better than Mars Blackmon and Lil’ Penny). I just hope they come out with the actual puppets because they are a must have. Nothing beats “Lebron, have you seen my 3 championship rings?”.

    If I’m lucky enough to get a tshirt I wear a XXL.

  • Sam

    I coincidentally started watching the Lakers in the ’96 season (Kobe’s rookie year). I was in second grade at the time and have been a die hard fan of both the purple&gold and Kobe ever since.

    I deserve this shirt because I’ve been with this team through the ups and the downs. From the three-peat to The Glove and The Mailman to Smush Parker and Kwame Brown and now back to the top, where LA belongs. Sitting in the Coliseum last week seeing the T for the first time, I knew right a way I had to get one.

    On top of that this is the 4th time the Lakers have won it all since I’ve been a fan. So the 4 Ring Puppet hand is especially fitting.

    If it’s possible please hook me up with a Large.

    Thanks DIME

  • Hatorade

    Ill trade my Hoopstv.com shirt for one.???

  • Hatorade

    I say have a contest and give a shirt to who ever has the last post in this thread. And you can never close it.

  • Michelle
  • Sweet English

    Michelle that is dope.

    WANT.

  • Sweet English

    Finally,

    Because i have entered every damn give away you have done for donkeys years (including those piss poor etch-a-sketch Jason Terry kicks) and because out of pure love for Basketball I had to stay up for 2 a.m tip offs. Whcih often meant staying up till 4.30. Which means taking 7 days off work just to watch the games. Even the days for games 6 and 7. Better safe than sorry. And then, after all that effort, had no one to talk to about the damn games except you guys at Dime in Smack.

    Basketball is a loveless game here in the U.K.

    You stay up til ungodly hours of the morning to watch every play of the finals (except game three overtime, it was daylight when i fell asleep) and the next day at the pub no one knows what you’re talking about.

    I am Alone. Show me some love Dime. Show me some love.

  • Sweet English

    s or m thankyou please.

  • http://myspace.com/seanesquiremusic Squizzy

    Cause if you don’t send me the T I’m gonna go to train with the Shaolin monks in the mountains of China for about 5 years…come back to the states with the soul glow…go seriously postal and kick everybody at Dime’s ass!!! Make that a Large…thx:)

  • William

    Considering I have watched Kobe DOin WOrk about a million times a feel i know enough about his game to earn a shirt made by his hardwork and sucess..I haave been waiting for him to win another chip and he finally did with the right group of guys..watchout for the Lakers next year to..if everone stays get ready to make a kobe 5 right t-shirt!!

    size Medium

    Thanks much,

  • William

    Considering I have watched “Kobe Doin Work” about a million times a feel i know enough about his game to earn a shirt made by his hardwork and success..I have been waiting for him to win another chip and he finally did with the right group of guys..watchout for the Lakers next year to..if everyone stays get ready to make a kobe 5 right t-shirt!!

    size Medium

    Thanks much,

  • douglas copeland

    I think dime has already given the shirt away anyways I got the shirt the hard way by standing in line for 8 hours, waking up at 4 am and being the first dude in line. I like Kobe but I am thinking about saling the charcoal grey 4 puppet ring t-shirt for the right price considering it’s being bidded on e-bay for 200.00 and considering it’s only dropping in Cali,Asia and Australia from what i’ve been told.Hollar at your boy.I got it in XL

  • douglas copeland

    i tried it on in Large and the Large runs very small.

  • douglas copeland

    man some of these 4 ring impostures are ridiculous,Kobe muppet 4 ring shirts with red hand,stripes on the hands,profit logos on the bottom of the shirt…Ridiculous..

  • and1mcgee

    for one reason: I’m an XL

  • Drizzy

    When are you guys announcing the winners?

  • douglas copeland

    if you were a winner youw would’ve know already drizzy…don’t hold your breath for an e-mail they’ve probably already been sent.but there are cheap replicas available on the net.Kobe muppet 4 ring shirts with red hands,stripes on the hands,profit logos on the bottom of the shirt

  • Drizzy

    DIME has posted winners in the past few contests. Did you get an email Douglas?

  • Kobe is the man!

    Because nobody has been a bigger Kobe supporter than me and I’ve listened to idiots for years, especially at work saying “yea but he can’t win without Shaq.” I deserve this shirt.

  • douglas copeland

    Kobe is the man! you don’t deserve a shirt because of that. You deserve a shirt if you wake up at 4am and wait outside a mall for 8 hours amongst edgey people and get into 3 near altercations with rabid laker fans…This is what I did…I now have the shirt in XL…and drizzy no I haven’t got an e-mail from dime mag nor am I holding my breath. I told yall i’m willing to part way with it if i get the right price. I love the Lakers and Kobe and that shirt doesn’t certify anything regarding my being a die hard fan. I’ve always been a laker fan even in the lost years when sedale threatt and tery teagle was are starting back court.

  • KramerJD

    I want to get a size Small for my pops. He’s been taking me to Laker games since the “SlowTime” days of Nick Van Exel, Eddie Jones, Cedrick Ceballos and so on. I remember Kobe’s first Laker game vs. The Clippers with his breakout dunk. I was watching Kobe and D-Fish play the following summer in the NBA Summer League @ the Pyramid in Cal State Long Beach. I’ve checked all the stores, and they’re all sold out. I just need to cop one in size Small for my dad. Would make a good post Father’s day present. Help me out :)

  • Noah Roman

    First, for the staffers reading this, look at my email.

    Size L please.

    Second, there is no way to take any of these comments as credible because in all honesty, they could be making it all up. I am being truthful here and the truth is, I deserve this shirt because, well, OMG I just have to have it!

  • Genevieve Whitbourne

    I deserve this shirt because:
    I just graduated college and found out the degree I got is pretty much useless.
    I don’t have a job.
    I don’t have any money.
    I’m living away from home with people who don’t like watching sports center.
    I don’t have gas in my car.
    My phone doesn’t work
    The economy is in the toilet and everyone keeps telling me how bleak my prospects are

    But the LA Lakers are World Champions and nobody can take that away from me!
    Size Small

  • Michael Manzano

    im not gunna lie i just want one. M

  • Lois Tusan

    I am his most loyal fan. I loved my Lakers and Kobe when they were down.
    It makes no difference if they are winning or losing but of course I love what we have now:)

  • CYD

    I hate it when people leave comments that just bring other people down. Comments like, “everyone here is lying, Im the only one telling the truth give me a shirt Im the only one who deserves it” Its just a pathetic attempt to grab a shirt. Its like high school where all the dumb hot chicks, jocks and popular people talk crap about everyone to make themselves look better. Calm down people, How do guys even know that these people are lying? Cant you people talk highly of yourselves without putting anyone down?

  • Tim W

    I think i deserve one because im a huge lakers/kobe fan
    but i live in Australia so i dont get a chance to get any of the t shirts / shoes that get released without paying huuuge shipping prices

    thanks :) oh and im a Large

  • C. G.

    Honestly, no one “deserves” anything if they don’t work for it. So I’m going to write a good read and do just that. Seeing as this is a final opportunity to own this great looking shirt since they’re all completely sold out, I’ve decided to input my persuasion. I’ve watched and rooted for Kobe and the Lakers since 1996. I’ve seen Kobe get ridiculed, accused, and praised. I’ve heard time and time again how he didn’t and couldn’t do it without shaq. Now it’s the real deal and Kobe shut these fools up by winning. So proudly. Rarely do we get the chance to watch such greatness TWICE (Jordan). I want to be part of it in some way. I want this shirt because I’m a TRUE FAN! Size XXL

  • Heather

    I deserve to win this shirt because my boyfriend has become obsessed with finding one and I would love nothing more in the world than to get it for him.
    I would win the prize for best girlfriend ever if I could magically surprise him with this shirt.

    Size medium, please.

  • Ronnie

    I like your shirt. GIVE IT TO ME!!!!!!

  • http://www.dimemag.com Booga

    Jus let’n yall know that I was post #18 and I’m still living in boring a$$ Albuquerque,NM where tha whole city is hyped up bcuz disgraced Manny Rameriez is coming 2 town 2 play/practice w/ the Albuquerque triple A squad…….TRIPLE A!!! No professional sports team in this city…….HELP!!! This city gets all hyped and amped up that a disgraced athlete has 2 perform for the local team in order 2 get back n2 tha majors…….pitiful.

  • Alyssa

    Growing up in Oregon, you are hated for being a Laker fan. However, I have stuck true to my boys in the purple and gold and defended Kobe every step of the way. I have been there through the airball’s at Utah, the rise of the dynamic duo, the fall of LA’s “golden boy,” and the fall of the franchise. I have stuck with him, watching him carry our Lakers on his back all the way to the ship once again. I am a true Kobe fan, and you can ask me any question to prove it. I tried to buy one online, but they were sold out before I could get one. I honestly, from the bottom of my heart, would rep that shirt with a smile beaming across my face because Kobe finally did it!! My man got his fourth ring!!!

    Like Ryan Leslie’s song says, “Please, please, please!” Size small or medium…please!

  • http://www.fotolog.com/el14delasuerte David Suarez

    Because i’m marrying this summer, and the fifth ring i already have it.

    Size L please

  • Suri

    ‘Cause i know how to make it shine, shine, shine, shine

    L

  • Alex

    Here are 81 reasons why I should get this shirt
    1.HUGE LAKER FAN
    2.I love Kobe
    3.i saw all the games this year
    4.Kobe and fisher have four rings so I need this shirt to rep them
    5.so I can shut up all the haters at school.
    6.i been a fan since I was born
    7.because I cried when the Lakers lost to the Pistons in 04′(I was 10)
    8 everyone in my family likes the Lakers
    9.because I just got a paper cut and I bled purple and gold
    10.because Phil Jackson “the Zen master” has 10 rings
    11.because I never doubted Kobe
    12.because when the Lakers lost last year I almost broke the window because I threw the controller at it
    13.i have four fingers jk
    14.because I have seen all the MVPuppets commercials
    15.because the Lakers have 15 NBA champions
    16.16 is the number of champions that the Lakers will have next year
    17.I HATE THE CELTICS
    18.im going to be 16 soon I need an early birthday present
    19.because the Lakers championship run began on 4-19-09 and I was there watching it in staples
    20.i been to games in 07,08,09
    21.i was at the first finals game this year with my bro and I saw the Lakers kill the Orlando
    22.because the Lakers turned off the jazz blew up the rockets eat some nuggets and made the magic disappear
    23.Kobe is better then LeBron
    24.24 Kobe’s number he is the MVP
    25.i had to watch Kobe ask for a trade because I was sick that day and did not go to school and I felt sicker after I heard
    26.because I need more Lakers gear
    27.Kobe was the 27th player to jump from high school to the NBA
    28. DJ Mbenga looks like a sloth
    29. Because I play NBA live with the Lakers all the time and I have never used a different team
    30.i always argued to my friends that fisher wasn’t getting old and that he was in the game because on his experience
    31.because it ain’t no fun if the hommies cant have one
    32.I hate Shaq
    33.i witness .4 by fisher
    34.i still remember Mark Madsen goofy dance
    35.im not that good at basketball so this shirt would make me feel good
    36.because I have been searching everywhere for this shirt and every place is sold out
    37.so I can see joy in my dad’s eyes
    38.cuz I need this shirt to survive
    39.if I had this shirt I would wear it all time
    40.Josh Powell’s hair is crazy
    41.i have no more money left because I spent it all on Laker games
    42.dime you have no idea how long I have been looking for this shirt
    43.because LeBron bought all of the shirts online and burned them
    44.because if I don’t get this shirt I will have a mental brake down…lol
    45.so I can brag to my friends that I am a bigger Kobe and laker fan
    46.cuz I have four uncles
    47.1947 was when the Minneapolis Lakers were founded
    48.my first word was Lakers. jk lol
    49.im very grateful
    50.im kind
    51.i always seize the day
    52.i work hard
    53.i love LA
    54.four people live in my house my mom, dad, bro, and me
    55.because my oldest bro says that I am obsessed with the Lakers and I want to show him that he is right
    56.i’ve seen all of Kobe’s championships all 4
    57.my mom is getting tired of me hogging the computer looking for this shirt
    58.i hate when people talk bad about the Lakers or Kobe
    59.i always have something good to say about the Lakers
    60.the Lakers moved to LA in 1960
    61.i know a lot of facts about the Lakers
    62.Kobe torched the mav’s with 62 in 06′
    63.i didn’t miss a game this year
    64.my room is filled with laker stuff
    65.i need something to wear on the first day of school this shirt would be it.
    66.when I was younger I used to play in a small hoop and I would pretend that I was Kobe in the slam-dunk competition
    67.my first jersey was a Kobe jersey
    68.i couldn’t go to the parade because no one could drive me their so this shirt would make up for that
    69.this shirt completes me
    70.i don’t doubt the laker player even when they are doing badly like Sasha
    71.im a G cuz I drink Gatorade.
    72.72′ when the Lakers first won their title in LA
    73.because I was born into a laker family
    74.so I can prove all my friends wrong that I will not win this contest
    75.so I can show off Kobe’s bling
    76.so I can tell Lebron if he’s seen my four-championship ring shirt
    77.because I want a piece of history
    78.because I want to wear it when we win next year
    79.because this shirt would show that I love the Lakers
    80.because I spent forever thinking of reasons
    81.because Kobe is one of the greatest and no one will ever reach 81 again
    size XL please!

  • drizzy

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    @ ALEX

    you should have just posted 24 reasons buddy. the reasons could have been more genuine and legit. you’re stretching there with 81. “cuz i have four uncles”

    HAHAHAHHHAAHAHAH Thanks for the laugh! HAHAHAHAHAH

  • Forrest

    For one….my name is Forrest…..do you know how many Forrest Gump jokes ive heard……i CHALLENGE you to make a new one that i havent heard b4. Run,Forrest,Run wont do…lol

    I am prolly one of the very few kobe fans around me. Even when people said that he would never win one without Shaq, i had faith. Now im not the biggest Lakers fan…but i am a BIG kobe bryant fan and just ordered a Fathead…lol…I have been refreshing the lakers website for like 3 days now hoping the shirt would show up..lol…….So all in all….i NEED that SHIRT!!…lol

  • Bermuda Boy

    …because I’m from the Bermuda and we took 4 of your Uigher Chinese Muslim Gitmo detainees into our country. We deserve a god damn thanks, and this is the way to give it…from America…the Free. Now XL pretty please, before we send em back!

  • Mike

    Dude, if after reading all 606 comments before me you’re still looking to give 1 away, I’m looking for a L. I have no special story to tell you except that I’m a Laker fan just like everyone else posting here is. I think you have the harder job of picking a winner. Good luck.

  • President_Nixon

    I deserve a “Puppets 4 Rings” T-Shirt because I waited to the last minute to tell DimeMag how much I want the shirt even though I really, really, really, really (4 really’s for each ring) want that shirt. Plus Kobe is the best player in the L & my fav player of all-time and this will add to my Lakers & Kobe memorabilia.
    I’m not a bandwagon fan either. I liked the Lakers when Rudy T. was the coach and we sucked, but I stood by them and withstood the criticisms and that’s why I deserve this T-shirt!

    M but I’ll take any size available!

  • Sam the Man

    Why not?

    Im a large.

  • Jen1

    (Hi again. I’m entire #290, and I just realized I never posted my size – sorry. If I’m so fortunate to be chosen as one of the winners, I’m a medium. But really, I’d be happy with any size. I just truly want one, *g*. Thanks again!)

  • Jen1

    oh my gosh, me again: Jen1. I’m #290 and #610 now. In my last post, it’s supposed to read “entry” not “entire.” I meant to say I was “entry #290″ and then… post my size. Thanks and good luck to everyone!

  • Evan

    From post #542
    Size Large

    I deserve one of these shirts because I’m a die hard fan and I put up with so much anti-Laker/Kobe trash talk all year long in college and it would be a perfect way to get the last laugh on everyone in my dorm building that were LeBron/Suns/Nuggets/anti-Laker fans. I was also at the Coliseum at 6:30 in the morning waiting for the Lakers and when I saw Kobe’s shirt when he was being interviewed by John Ireland, I instantly wanted it. Also, I swear I cried like a baby last year when the Lakers lost to Boston since I am that passionate about my favorite team.

    IN ADDITION! I have been nothing but a Lakers fan my whole entire life (19 years) and I stuck up for Kobe & the Lakers organization even when they weren’t that great, an example being the 2004-2005 season. I was going to buy one for $30.00 on the Lakers online store but they sold out and I’m a student and can’t afford to spend $85 for one on eBay. You have absolutely no idea how much I want this shirt. I’m serious. I swear to you that I am actually a huge fan and would be VERY grateful and would wear the shirt SO MUCH if I was picked to receive one. I swear to you that I will not sell the shirt if I am picked to get one. So please pick me to be a lucky individual and be awarded one of these 4 rings shirt that I so strongly desire.

    Thank You

  • eric

    i deserve this shirt because i don’t do drugs, i love the lakers, i love nike, and this shirt is fresh. This is probably not the most impressive answer. All the people responding to this post dont really deserve it. They just really want it like me! I really like this shirt and please pick my answer! :) oh yeah did i mention i dont do drugs?!

    I’m a size small

  • eric

    oh yeah one more i thing. i lvoe you and if you love me back you’ll pick me!

    ps. i’m a size small

  • Nicole

    Because Nike falsely posted the shirt for sale today. I told my employee I would buy him the shirt for being the most dedicated Lakers fan I have ever met and a great worker of course. Now I look like a jerk! I hate breaking a promise, so I would love your help!
    Thanks…

  • Larry Whitney

    Because I live and breathe Laker Basketball. I am the Greatest Laker Fan in Existence. I really really want that shirt to impress my wife and my fellow Laker Fan Buddies (and anyone else that sees me in the shirt). I think Nike did an excellent design, and I would be happy to help them promote this shirt by wearing it often. I think it is a way cool shirt, and I would be simply honored to have one.
    Please notify me if I can buy one (assuming I don;t get the free one).

    Thanks.

  • Josh

    So . . . who won?

  • http://kodiakmultimedia.com/projects/web/jbwilliams/ Wendell Balous

    I have been a Lakers fan since 1984. My first ever basketball game was the Lakers vs the Celtics. The memorable finals game where Magic hit the baby hook in the closing seconds to win the game. At that moment I was hooked. I have in the Dallas Texas metroplex and have been a die hard Lakers fan ever since. I get alot of flack because of the Mavericks but I really don’t care because the Lakers were my first team and they are the best in my book. I want that shirt for a number of reasons but my biggest reasons would be that in my opinion this shirt represents the beginning of history. I do believe that Kobe will get at least 2 more and once it’s all said and done, will be the greatest to ever play the game. I can care less about his off the court matters and arrogance on the court because MJ did the same thing and it was fine. It’s an issue now because someone is actually threatening to take the title away from Jordan and the people do not want to see that. At least not by Kobe. Kobe is the best player in the league. Lebron can get the MVP, just like Nash, Dirk and whoever else got it. But we all know who the best is. Name me one person in this league that can score 81 points in a game and lock a teams leading scorer down to 3 point in a game (Leandro Barbosa). I deserve this shirt because I will represent what it means to the fullest and it will also go with my collection. (Magic Johnson jersey (home and away), Magic Johnson starter jacket, Kobe jersey (8 and 24) Lakers Championship cap and shirt 2009, purple and golf Converse Weapons, purple and gold Adidas Crazy 8′s. I have been trying my hardest to get this shirt and to no avail. I do deserve to have one of these t-shirts. I hope you feel the same.

    Thank you

  • Cody Cheung

    because I was a Kings fan back in 2002. a XL please~~

  • http://dimemag.com Daniel Silva

    Well I been a Lakers Fan since 3rd Grade, I saw Magic’s Last year as a Laker Player : (
    I been a Kobe Bryant Fan since his rookie year when he was traded for Vlade Divacs.. I was in 6th grade, I loved Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher then and I love them NOW!! Now im 24 years old, I dont miss a single Lakers game and Im a father now, my son will be 3 years old on July 3rd, 2009 and He is the biggest Lakers fan for his age.. Everywhere we went to watch the game he was the only kid with a Kobe Bryant jersey and the only kid who was actually paying attention to the Lakers and cheering them on and giving daddy a high 5 eveytime they scored LOL I think thats just one reason of many that I have so hopefully I deserve it, but if there’s someone out there who is a bigger Laker fan or Kobe fan than me and they deserve it, I will completely understand.. Thanks for your time

  • Rose

    Hello,

    Well I don’t deserve one but my boyfriend does. We watched every game of every season for the last 2 years. Even if we couldn’t want it with the world, we’d record it and watch each game. Now that the season is over, we have nothing to watch. So we goback to his recordings and watchteh games all over again. Especially the finals, and even the Double OT regular season game against the Bobcats. We were at the Laker parade and he couldn’t stop talking about Kobe’s shirt I personally thought it was a baseball glove. But then he clearedit up for me. My boyfriend would soooooo love to have one of these. I’ve looked on the laker store, nike store, and countless other websites. They all say they hve them, but neglect to put a prchase option.

    Thanks!!

  • http://Dime Tim Martin

    I like the Lakers, but I really like the Celtics. The Celtics would of one another Championship this year if KG was heathly. I feel that I deserve a consolation prize.
    Thanks. Size Large.

  • John Lockett

    I am a number one fan and will tatoo my ass with kobe’s puppet t-shirt

  • Julia Benskin

    I would love to have the 4 ring puppet t-shirt(3XL) because I am a DIE-HARD LAKER FAN. Since I was old enough to sit in my fathers lap and listen to Chic Hearn on the radio 1965. I don’t care if I have to pay for it or get it free, it would complete my 2009 season and allow me to focus on 2010.I LOVE EVERYTHING LAKERS WIN OR LOSE!

  • Joshua

    bc win or loose im a lakers fan for life

  • Jeffrey

    Growing up, I was a Kobe fan the first minute he played in the court. I watched him won his 3 championship rings in 2000, 2001 , and 2002 along with Shaq. This year, i ditched my friend’s birthday party to watch game 5 at my house and you know what, the Lakers WON and KOBE got his 4th RING! Having this shirt on my hands would be heaven to me!! This is why i deserve to have this shirt.

    P.S. – I want a size medium.

  • vanessa

    my name is vanessa booth and i have been a laker fan since i was 6. my mom is in love with the lakers and thats how she met my dad.<3 for the first time in my life, i went to this years’ laker parade with two very close (die hard laker fans) friends & i got grounded because of it. :/ my whole household didn’t talk to me for a week. when my mom was yelling at me on the phone telling me to get my ass on a bus and go home as i was right in front of the staples center, being grounded for the next month was the least of my concerns. all i wanted to do was be apart of the whole experience. the silent treatment & a month of grounding was all worth it. unfortunetley i didn’t get a souvenior from the parade :(. this shirt would represent my one true act of rebellion against my mom (but the most fun ;) )and the most exciting day of my summer. this shirt would mean sooo much. plleeeeease give me a shirt…… !! I WOULD BE FOREVER GRATEFUL!!!! :D

  • vanessa

    omg!! sooo sorry, my size is small. :)

  • CYD

    so who wins?

  • Lucy

    because i’m gonna rock that shirt! but give me a XL so my friend and i can fit in it.

  • soulfud2go

    gawd…i hope you still have them shirts. how bout u send me a shirt and i promise to endorse, promote, hawk, swear by anything you want me to… i just truly looooove thelakers. been a fan since 1989 :)

  • soulfud2go

    ooopppsss sorry, my size is medium

  • Manuel Salazar

    2XL- cuz im a real fan. forget this contest bull shit. either sell them, give them out or shut the f**k up

  • Jo

    I deserve one of these shirts because I’ve had to endure my boyfriend having them constantly running on the laptop, on repeat and rewind on recorded TV, on the iPhone/youtube, and any other type of media device you can think of all day, everyday. Additionally, I’ve had to hear him recite the commercials that he’s memorized right down to the crazy random noises that they make even in the background, over and over again. He also messages and emails me everyday with a quote from one of the commercials stating how much he loves them, to this day. If that’s not bad enough, when we argue, he even quotes them. For example, when I say, “excuse me?!” when he says something ridiculous, he will quote, “Uh no, I don’t think I will,” just like how the Lebron puppet answers the Kobe puppet. He analyzes these commercials like it’s his job and I have never seen someone so knowledgeable of every single commercial.

    His birthday happens to be one day after Kobe’s and I can’t think of a bigger fan of the basketball superstar than my boyfriend. We watch all the Laker games together and we rejoice in their wins, and sulk when they lose. I love my boyfriend to pieces and couldn’t think of a better gift to give him for his birthday next month. I deserve a shirt for putting up with him and his obsession, and because I love him so much, I would give him the shirt that I deserve.

    I hope I win! His size is Large. :)

  • Louis Valanzola

    I should get a Nike Kobe Bryant Most Valuable Puppets Four Rings T-Shirt because I can appreciate it as a nice but not much more. I am not a crazed Kobe fan drooling for one but I think it is a very cool design.

    Thanks.

  • chris cisneros

    Because i want it for my 10 year old son. Who loves the puppets and he just had open heat sugery. And I try to get him every thing in life he wants. Kids Large

  • Jeffrey

    let me make a correction i want a small size instead sorry :[

  • Tim

    Because, i have watched every single lakers game live this season all the way from merry old england. yes that means waking up at 3 every morning to catch a game, didnt matter if i had class the next day or not. thats dedication.
    lakers all the way

    thanks

    adult medium

  • Lee Lockhart

    Because I now live in Utah and we OWN the Jazz. I will wear this shirt to church to prove our dominance over this sad, pathetic sports town just like Kobe did when the Jazz fans booed Fisher!

  • Ray

    Because, it’s obvious!
    In 2009, Kobe played the entire olympics and NBA season with only 4 good fingers on his hand.
    Thus he got FOUR with FOUR.

  • http://nephmarartanga@yahoo.com nephmar

    because kobe is my idol ever since,as a loyal fans i desrve to have a prize..and i like nike also..tnx.

  • http://nephmarartanga@yahoo.com nephmar

    because kobe is my idol ever since,as a loyal fans i desrve to have a prize..and i like nike also..tnx.medium

  • mendel valensi

    i have been a LAKERS FAN since i was 2 years old i started watching games im a die hard fan i love kobe so much and that shirt he wore at the parade is beautiful, and i love kobe so much i want to have the same shirt as he does i wna say that kobe wore the same one and i freeking love him soo much and that shirt is georugoes… PLEASE NIKE I NEED THIS SHIRT IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR IT SINCE I SAW HIM WITH IT WHEN I WAS AT THE PARADE…

    LAKERS CHAMPS 2009-2010
    I LOVE KOBEEE

  • Wesley

    I have been a huge laker fan since the 80′s and I would love to wear the same shirt that the black mamba wore. I am a kobe fanatic. Every since shaq left I have been waiting for the lakers to win a championship and for kobe to get his fourth ring. This is the shirt to prove that kobe got his fourth ring, and he did it without shaq. Also they sold out in stores in a size large

  • David McCroey

    XXL is my size. I always been a big fan of the Lakers. Since the days of Jerry West that when I first started knowing the game of basketball. I’ve always been with them win or loose I’m with the Lakers. Thank in advance.

  • Paige Cordero

    Because when I lived in the Philippines I would cancel my plans for the rest of the day just to catch the 10 am tip off when games were at 7. I’m the biggest Laker fan currently residing in Vancouver and since all we get here is hockey (Blah.) I spend hours before the game trying to find it online. I change my availability at my part time job to accommodate games.

    I always wear purple on game days. Always.

    I’m an XS or S.

    Thanks!

  • Anamarija Cvitkovic

    because I’m a woman who kicks men’s behinds on the basketball court. and plus the fact I’m hot. hot merciless lady baller – with this super duper fly shirt – whatta combination. mamba venomous. and because, okay I admit, I did learn Italian just because Kobe speaks it. if you need a proof – si, ho imparato italiano perche ho saputo che Kobe parli. and the last reason, with the teary begging eyes involved – I’m from Croatia and I really can’t get it over here….kissez

  • Anamarija Cvitkovic

    oh I forgot…I’m size S.

  • http://myspace.com/jizzydahustla Jimmy Phan

    bcuz im a cali kid thats representin the lakers in nyc…ignorin all the haters and keepin the lakers dream alive…never given up and never will

  • Louis Abascal

    Because i made it to every single game last year 08-09 season (Have all tickets to prove it), and went to the final game in orlando, and wore a laker ball head the entire time. I was the only bidder of the Trevor Arizza photo in the orlando auction, and have been a die hard fan since i was 10 years old…
    I truly bleed Purple and Gold

  • fred

    Lakersstore.com has new ring T’s — I thought they weren’t going on sale until November 1st — the Team LA Store at STAPLES has them now to! these are nice — I bought my 4!!!!

  • http://Dime? Ryan Mounts

    Im moving to Boston (unfortunately) this winter and I’m gonna rock this T-shirt in every scum bag infeasted Celtic pup I can find!!!

  • http://Dimemag.com Ryan Mounts

    I would wear a small if you gave it to me but XL would be more comfortable. see reason on #652.

  • Samantha Dear

    hi. my bf is the hugest kobe fan and his family gives us grife every time we wear our jersys. it would be amazing to be able to flant to his dad (a nuggets fan) and other family members that WE WON! haha. He is a med. or large