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As much as Chris Paul claims he loves being a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, it seems he was over the moon when he was traded to the Lakers in 2011, albeit for just a matter of hours. Tonight, during a special event for his foundation, Kobe Bryant revealed that CP3 called him after the trade went down and was “excited” about joining the Lakers. Of course, that excitement didn’t last: Kobe said CP3 called him after the Lakers deal went down and he was excited and then called him after Stern nixed it and he was upset.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) August 16, 2013 After the trade was vetoed, Paul famously tweeted “WoW” in response to the shocking move. Despite Paul’s efforts, the league wouldn’t change their mind on the decision. In the end, the Lakers pulled out of the negotiations, which opened the door for the Clippers to snap up the star point guard.

Lakers News: ESPN predict Lakers will finish 12th in West next season; Kobe Bryant reacts

Kobe Bryant may have just returned from a whirlwind tour of Asia, but he’s got his finger on the pulse – as always. Yesterday, ESPN released their predictions for the Western Conference standings next season; they placed the Lakers at 12th in conference, which would obviously put them way out of the playoffs race. The outlet predicted the Lakers would have 36 wins and 46 losses...

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant visits China

As you probably know by now, Kobe Bryant recently visited China (he also made a quick stop in the Philippines, too) but now he’s back in Los Angeles and preparing for his “comeback” season. Earlier today, the NBA posted a video to their YouTube account which gives us a little look into Bryant’s travels over in Asia, including him doing his best Phil Jackson impression while...

Kobe Bryant says surgically repaired Achilles ‘feels really, really good’

Even though Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has been on a whirlwind tour of Southeast Asia recently does not mean he hasn’t been ignoring the rehabilitation of his surgically repaired Achilles tendon, nor does it mean that progress isn’t still being made towards the ultimate (and once believed to be impossible) goal that he […]The post Kobe Bryant says surgically repaired...

Kobe not thrilled with Lakers' preseason ranking

This week, has been rolling out its preseason rankings of teams in the NBA, in the process drawing the ire of Kobe Bryant, whose Lakers were picked to finished 12th in the Western Conference. By early Wednesday morning, it was apparent that Bryant had seen the projections, based on a tweet he posted. His team was picked to finish with a 36-46 record, better than only the...

Kobe Bryant Beats Chinese TV Host in Chopstick Game

  Kobe Bryant is well known for his competitive spirit. The self-proclaimed Black Mamba never backs down from anything, and he proved it again on his recent trip to China. Bleacher Report has video of Bryant when he  is on TV with famous Chinese television host Sa Beining. Beining decided to challenge Kobe to a game involving scooping up balls from a bowl with chopsticks, and what...

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant unsure whether he’ll play in season opener

Kobe Bryant is renowned for his legendary healing power and is said to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from the procedure he underwent in April to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, yet even the Black Mamba isn’t sure when he’ll play again. According to USA Today, Bryant told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night that he was unsure whether he’d appear in the season opener versus...

Kobe Bryant reveals what his favorite hip-hop album is

Anyone remember when Kobe Bryant released a rap album?  Apparently, he is really good at rhyming. According to Mark Medina of Inside the Lakers, Kobe Bryant reveals what his favorite [...]

Kobe Bryant responds to ESPN projection that the Lakers will finish 12th in the Western Conference

Kobe Bryant tweeted: 12th I see… The Black Mamba was referring to a recent projection by ESPN.  The list concludes that the Los Angeles Lakers will finish 12th in the [...]

Lakers players react to ESPN’s prediction of 12th seeding

ESPN recently predicted that the Lakers would finish 12th in the Western Conference next season. This upset a few of the Lakers’ players. Kobe Bryant, Nick Young and Jordan Hill all took to Twitter to both question and ridicule ESPN’s prediction: 12th I see..— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 14, 2013 GTFOH 12th that's crazy talk— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) August...

Kobe unsure he'll be OK for opener

Kobe Bryant isn't sure he'll be ready to play when the Los Angeles Lakers open the season on Oct. 29, although he remains ahead of schedule in rehabbing his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon. Bryant turns 35 next week and he vows that his 17-year career is ''definitely not over.'' He made his comments to late night host Jimmy Kimmel during '&...

Kobe Bryant Not Happy With ESPN Saying Lakers Will Finish 12th in the West

I believe if everyone is healthy the Lakers will compete for the last playoff spot in the West. It will be a very similar season to last season. Once again, this is assuming everyone is healthy, including Kobe. But, here is Kobe’s reaction to seeing ESPN saying they would finished 12th. 12th I see.. — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 14, 2013 I think #ESPNForecast picking the...

Kobe Says Tracy McGrady Was His Toughest Opponent

This year Kobe Bryant will be entering his 17th year in the NBA and he has played against some of the all-time greats, but when asked who his toughest opponent was Kobe Bryant didn’t pick Lebron James or Kevin Durant, Kobe said Tracy McGrady. “The guy that always gave me the most problems was Tracy McGrady. He had all the skills and all the athleticism, but he was 6’9 and...

Griffin Ready To Share Closer Duties With Paul

Blake Griffin is ready to split the Los Angeles Clippers’ closing duties with Chris Paul. "[Paul] has a huge role on this team," Griffin said. "He's been the guy who has closed out a lot of games late for us."But in my mind, this is the year I need to step into that role and really help him shoulder that load. I'll be right there with him at the end...
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