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As Major League Baseball got officially underway over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers decided to enlist the help from some high-profile NBA players for the team's opening montage to start the season.Some of the notable names include Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and "The Captain" himself...Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
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Since the Los Angeles Lakers retired Shaquille O'Neal's jersey tonight, you knew that the Lakers would reach out to former teammate Kobe Bryant to say some words about Shaq.Below is the full message that Kobe delivered to the Staples Center crowd:
It takes a lot for Kobe Bryant to admit his mortality.
He played an entire season with a torn pinky (wining a gold medal and a championship when he really needed surgery). He had a severely sprained ankle that had him out indfinitely -- he did not miss a game and tried to give it a go the next time out.
Bryant, even with 16 years under his belt, cannot stop father time. It is...
Kobe Bryant gladly will deal with sore muscles from playing nearly every minute in order to help push the Los Angeles Lakers into the playoffs.
Steve Nash could return from a hamstring issue for Friday night's home matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies, though, potentially easing the burden on the 34-year-old Bryant.
"I feel sore right now. My back is a little sore and my...
Tuesday night in LA, the “Most Dominant Ever” jersey was retired at Staples Center. Shaquille O’Neal, accompanied by his children and his mother watched his #34 raised into the rafters by the Lakers.
The halftime ceremony which featured a video from Kobe Bryant and speeches by Phil Jackson and Lakers EVP Jeanie Buss. The three shared memories and laughs of the “Shaq...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant had 24 points and nine assists, Pau Gasol added 19 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers stayed in the final playoff position in the Western Conference with an 86-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.
Dwight Howard hit a free throw with 4.1 seconds left for the Lakers, who have won three straight in the final weeks of their desperate...
LOS ANGELES -- As is the norm when Shaquille ONeal and Kobe Bryant are involved, ONeals jersey retirement ceremony was a mixture of happiness, celebration and oddity.
Bringing back fond Lakers championship memories on Tuesday night at Staples Center, Shaq began his speech by yelling, Can you dig it?, which he did after the Lakers won their first three championships of the Phil...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 19th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 101-81 Tuesday night in a key game for the two teams struggling to get into the Western Conference playoff picture. Dwight Howard had 24 points and 12 rebounds while hitting seven fourth-quarter free throws for the Lakers...
Over the weekend Magic Johnson came out in support of his openly gay son Earvin Johnson III and said he could be any happier for his 20-year-old kid. The former NBA great told TMZ that he and his wife Cookie "support him in every way" and "we're very proud of him."
Kobe Bryant was so impressed by Magic's stand on his son's personal life, he lauded...
At halftime of last night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 34 jersey was retired to the rafters amongst the other great players to strap on the purple and gold for the organization.
According to Bleacher Report, there was a funny video tribute, a recorded speech by his former teammate and foe Kobe Bryant, Phil...
Tuesday night’s Lakers ceremony retiring Shaquille O’Neal‘s jersey was a special affair. Jack Nicholson appeared, the fans chanted for Phil Jackson to return, and even O’Neal and Kobe Bryant appeared to be getting on good footing as Los Angeles honored No. 34.
But, as tends to happen in some special moments, the Lakers got one little detail wrong. That little detail is now...
Only Important Injuries:
-Steve Nash likely out (stock up for Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake)
-LeBron, Wade, Chalmers out (stock up for Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Norris Cole)
-Noah, Belinelli likely out (stock up for Jimmy Butler, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson, Nate Robinson)
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Nate Robinson ($5800)
Steve Blake ($3700)
Kobe Bryant ($9500)
Vince Carter ($5600...