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During an hour-long interview with Jimmy Kimmel last week, Kobe Bryant revealed the names of the funniest, smelliest and most missed guys he’s ever played with:
Kimmel: Who is the funniest guy you ever played with?
Bryant: Shaq and Gary Payton, by far.
Kimmel: Who’s the smelliest player you’ve ever played with?
Bryant: Brian Grant because of his dreads.
Kimmel: If you could pick one player to join you on the Lakers, anybody, who would you pick?
Bryant: I’d take Derek Fisher back. That’s my guy. We came in this thing together, we won five titles together.
Kimmel: Even though he’s 70-years-old?
Bryant: S*** man, I’m 65!
Payton was only around for one season, so he must’ve been funny to make the list along with Shaq – and Grant only played with the Lakers for one year, so he must’ve been smelly.
As for Fish, as much as I’d love to see him back in L.A. as a player, I think it’d be best if he was an assistant coach for the purple and gold at this point.
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Laker Nation has a multitude of super-obsessed fans. Will some of them pool their resources to purchase Kobe Bryant’s Newport Beach, California home?
Bryant and his wife Vanessa have listed the plush home as for sale according to the Los Angeles Times.
Click here to view the pictures of Bryant's extravagant home.
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If you didn’t already know; Kobe Bryant can play the piano. Last season, when the team got into Miami at 2am, Bryant sat down at the piano and played “Midnight Sonata” for his teammates – maybe he was practicing for this new Lenovo commercial, or maybe he was just calming himself down before he fired “The Kobe Face” in Dwight Howard’s direction...
ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
Recently, the fine folks over at Lenovo enlisted the help of one Kobe Bryant to help them in a brand new commercial for the company. The short ad features Kobe playing Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” on a piano: As noted before, Kobe is a big fan of that specific musical piece: *** Kobe Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images
I'd like to get something off my chest. I'd like to say it without a horde of purple-and-gold-bedecked Lakers fans clubbing me to death.
I won't be disappointed if Kobe Bryant doesn't suit up for the Lakers' opening night game on Oct. 29. I won't be surprised, either. I might even be pleased.
None of that has anything to do with any feelings I have toward...
As Kobe Bryant is on the road to recovery after tearing his Achilles in April, he is also ready getting to say goodbye to his Newport Beach mansion that he and his wife, Vanessa just put on the market for $8.6 million.
The five-time NBA champion’s house features a shark tank in a library — rivaling Gilbert Arenas’ cool factor with indoor sea life — as well as a massive 850...
Kobe Bryant is a man of many talents and a multitude of interests outside the world of basketball. As the Los Angeles Lakers superstar navigates his way through a grueling rehabilitation following surgery on his Achilles (oh, the scar — yowsers), Kobe has been keeping himself extremely busy, not only touring Southeast Asia (and […]The post Kobe Bryant tinkles the ivories,...
Bryant has been stealing the headlines due to his amazing recovery from his Achilles injury. There’s still uncertainty of when the all-time Lakers leading scorer will return, but he’s well ahead of schedule.
Now Kobe is finding another way to make news. The Los Angeles Times is reporting the living legend is selling his Newport Coast home for $8.6 million.
There is an 850-square...
The Los Angeles Lakers will wear short-sleeve jerseys next season, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com. According to McMenamin’s sources, the Lakers will wear the new white jerseys in “several games.” The Golden State Warriors
Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Vanessa, his wife, are selling one of their Orange County homes for $8.599 million. The house was built in 1997, which was a year after [...]
MAKES THE LEAP
You might remember a few years ago when Ronny Turiaf served as the hype man for Kobe’s fake viral video that featured him jumping over a speeding Aston Martin. Now, Turiaf has a video of his own…and it features the veteran NBA big man jumping over a monster truck. It’s pretty clear some of these dudes just have way too much free time on their hands. A+ celebration game though...
The all-time leading scorer in Lakers history turned 35 today. Just sit back and enjoy Kobe’s top-10 plays of his very decorated career.
Just when you thought that the BFF relationship between Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant couldn’t reach any other level, Pau decides to send out this awesome b-day message to Kobe:
Today is the birthday of one of the greatest ever, my friend & teammate @kobebryant ! Happy birthday brother! #vino pic.twitter.com/JdOw3VT3b5
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 23, 2013...
Yesterday, the news broke that the Lakers were rumored to be lining up a purple and black uniform to wear at times next season. Today, the Lakers’ official Instagram account confirmed the rumors and even gave us a little sneak peak of the “Hollywood Nights” uniform.
Along with the caption “The rumors are true, #HollywoodNights unis coming for select games this season”,...
Earlier in the week on TNLP, we featured a video of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant running on an anti-gravity treadmill in an Instagram clip.
Now, LeBron James decided that since it worked for Kobe, it might as well work for him:
LeBron James image courtesy of Getty Images
Los Angeles Lakers: Contender Weakness Evaluation- Turnovers
By Mike Elworth
* There are only 12 teams with even the slightest chance at a title next year, Miami, San Antonio, Indiana, Chicago, Houston, Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State, Brooklyn, Memphis, New York and the Los Angeles Lakers and in that order from 1-12, I will be breaking down each team’s biggest...