Found December 13, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Lakers_dfdb
Throughout his 16-year career, Kobe Bryant has often drawn the assignment of defending an opposing team’s best player. He has had some epic battles with great players like Paul Pierce and LeBron James, but Kobe says one stands above the rest as the most difficult to cover. That man is Carmelo Anthony. During an interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Wednesday, Kobe was asked if Anthony is more difficult to play against than LeBron. “For me, yeah,” he responded. “Melo does it all and he’s as strong as a bull. For me, I weigh (180 pounds) soaking wet. Going up against that bull, man, it’s fun but it’s extremely challenging.” LeBron has about 20 pounds on Carmelo and appears equally quick on the court, so you would think he’d be even more of a bull. One important thing to note is that the Los Angeles Lakers are playing the New York Knicks on Thursday night, so Bryant could simply be talking up his next opponent. Having said that, Anthony is a more consistent outside shooter than LeB...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Mike D’Antoni snaps at columnist T.J. Simers (Video)

The mounting frustration over the Lakers’ poor start to the season culminated with new head coach Mike D’Antoni snapping at a media member following the team’s 100-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers, who has been an irritant to most LA sports figures for the past two decades, was grilling D’Antoni over the team’s lack...

Lakers Injury News: Kobe Bryant Plays Despite Back Spasms

The Los Angeles Lakers can ill-afford any more injuries.  Kobe Bryant understands this.  He played against the Washington Wizards Friday night despite back spasms that first arose after the Lakers' loss to the New York Knicks Thursday. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Bryant played through the back spasms against the Knicks and did so last night against the...

Harlem Globetrotters offer to take Kobe Bryant up on wanting to play Washington Generals

Tweet     The Los Angeles Lakers ended their four-game losing streak on Friday with a 102-96 victory over the Washington Wizards. It wasn’t the Washington Generals, who Kobe Bryant joked about wanting to see on their schedule after Thursday’s loss to the New York Knicks,  but the Wizards couldn’t repeat their performance from against [...]
VETERAN INFLUENCE

Kobe: Metta needs to be a leader

The Lakers have struggled this season and are looking to turn things around. Kobe believes Metta World Peace can help lead the way.

Carmelo Anthony Schools Some Kids On The Court – VIDEO

Carmelo Anthony Dunks Over Jordan Hill (Video)

Carmelo Anthony is back. Anthony had one of his best — and efficient — games of the season against the Los Angeles Lakers as he dropped 30 points — and possibly more if he didn’t tweak his ankle during the game — on 10-of-15 from the field including 3-of-5 from downtown. Fans and critics across [...]The post Carmelo Anthony Dunks Over Jordan Hill (Video) appeared first...

Carmelo Injures Left Leg

Carmelo Anthony expressed doubt about his availability for Saturday's home game against the Cavaliers.

No easy answers for 'baffling' LA

CLEVELAND -- Mike D'Antoni stood outside the visiting locker room and stared at the ground. His eyes were bloodshot, his hair a mess, his tie out of sorts. It was as if he had spent the previous 48 minutes tumbling in a clothes dryer. "The state that we're in, that's inexcusable, and we've got to figure it out," he said. D'Antoni was speaking after...

D'Antoni: 'We're still not a very good team'

It may not have been pretty, Jodie Meeks said following the Lakers 102-96 win against Washington, but at least it was a win. Kobe Bryant shook off the effects of back spasms to score 30 points, while Meeks came off the bench to score a crucial 24 points as the Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak. And its more than fair to say a win is a win especially after four straight losses...

Lakers End Losing Streak In D.C.

Photo courtesy of Rob Carr, Getty ImagesSomething looked weird at Verizon Center tonight; an oddity of sorts in these uncertain days – SMILING FACES. We’d forgotten what Kobe Bryant’s signature smirk looked like; wondered where Dwight Howard’s happy-go-lucky persona had gone; didn’t know when Metta World-Peace’s random comical remarks would make their re-appearance. All...

D'Antoni: Lakers must play like Knicks

Mike D'Antoni never built the team he wanted in New York. Now he looks at the Knicks and sees what he would like his Lakers to become. D'Antoni returns to Madison Square Garden on Thursday for the first time since resigning as Knicks coach last March, hoping to see the type of performance his new team hasn't demonstrated nearly enough. The Knicks were a disappointment...

Irving's return sparks Cavs past Lakers

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers ran into one of the all-time greats. But not even Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's season-high 42 points could ruin the return of Cavs guard Kyrie Irving on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Playing for the first time since Nov. 18, Irving had 28 points, six rebounds and a season-high 11 assists in the Cavs' exciting 100-94 victory...

Cavaliers 100, Lakers 94

CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers ran into one of the all-time greats. But not even Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's season-high 42 points could ruin the return of Cavs guard Kyrie Irving on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Irving had 28 points, six rebounds and a season-high 11 assists in the Cavs' exciting 100-94 victory over the struggling Lakers. He had missed the previous...

Kyrie’s Double-Double Puts Lakers In Trouble, Cavaliers Win 100-94

There truly has not been a lot to cheer about so far this season for fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers. That was until Tuesday night, when reigning NBA Rookie Of The Year, point guard Kyrie Irving returned from a stint on the injured list with a double-double; helping the Cavaliers top the Los Angeles Lakers at Quicken Loans Arena, by a final margin of 100-94. After missing the last...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.