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Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant has never held his tongue for anybody. His recent comments prove that this will not change soon for any reason.
Bryant told ESPN that the Lakers are losing their bite because they are old.
These sentiments feel especially true when it comes to losses around the holidays.
After the Lakers dropped game the day after Christmas to the Nuggets, Bryant brought up the team’s age.
“It seemed like we were a little stuck in the mud,” Bryant said then. “We played old, and they played with a lot of energy, a lot of youth, got up and down, and it just seemed like we were in a lower gear all night.”
After losing a New Year’s Day game to Philadelphia, Bryant let it rip when asked about the team’s stamina issues.
“Cause we’re old as s**t,” Bryant said. “What do you want? We just got to figure out how to play when we don’t have that energy. We got to change things up a little bit defensively. We got to figure out what we want to do offensively, figure out what we
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Kobe Bryant is plunging into the world of social media after joining Twitter.
The aptly named @KobeBryant account posted its first message a little after noon on Friday, sparking off a firestorm of tweets welcoming the Lakers guard to Twitter. While a fake Bryant account has graced the social media site in the past, the new account is verified.
The antisocial has become social #mambatweets—...
Kobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He's on Twitter.
With five words - ''The antisocial has become social'' - the Los Angeles Lakers guard sent the first tweet from his account Friday. More than 250,000 people followed his verified account, (at)kobebryant, within four hours.
Bryant tiptoed into the Twitterverse last week when he briefly took over Nike basketball...
L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, one of the most polarizing popular players in the NBA (I guess we all just forgave/forget that whole little Colorado snafu, just like the entire mainstream sports media forgave Ray Lewis for his involvement with murder charges in 2000) joined Twitter and made his first tweet today. As of an hour ago, he had 72,000+ followers and was following nobody...
“They’re very spectacular. They’re fun to watch. There’s no question about it,” Bryant said Thursday before going a step further. “They have higher jumpers than Showtime, though.”
…Bryant deemed the Clippers championship-worthy.
“Oh, for sure. They’re definitely one of the top contenders,” he said, crediting Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.
“[Paul] is extremely...
Was Kobe talking about the Lakers or Celtics?
After the Lakers 103-99 home loss to the Sixers last night, Kobe Bryant had this to say about his team's performance:
We're old as $h!t. What do you want? We just got to figure out how to play when we don't have that energy. We got to change things up a little bit defensively. We got to figure out what we want to do offensively...
The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle this season. They lost at home to the Philadelphia 76ers 103-99 on Tuesday night to fall to 15-16 on the season. Asked after the defeat to explain the team’s lack of energy, Kobe Bryant blamed the squad’s collective age.
“Because we’re old as …,” Bryant said via the Los Angeles Times. “What do you want? We just have to figure...
The Mamba has caved. After resisting for years and sticking with Facebook, Kobe Bryant has finally joined Twitter. He was the only current NBA Superstar who wasn’t a member of the immensely popular social media site.
The antisocial has become social #mambatweets
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013
Tonight when Kobe Bryant looks across the court at the Los Angeles Clippers, he’ll be gazing into the eyes of the future, while at the same time seeing a familiar past. Gone are the days when the Lakers would run their city mates off the court seemingly before halftime. It’s the Clippers who enter [...]
Kobe Bryant is self-admittedly having one of his best seasons in a while — he’s leading the NBA in scoring at the ripe old age of 34 — but his 15-16 Los Angeles Lakers are having one of their worst. After a 103-99 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, a game in which twin towers Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard shot a combined 3-19 from the field, Kobe met with reporters...
The Los Angeles Lakers may have started slow at just 15-15 for the season, but one player says this is the best he's played in a long time.
This is probably the best I've played in a while," Kobe Bryant told ESPN after Monday's practice. "I've had years the last few years where I've felt pretty good but we kept my minutes down so the numbers didn...
Photo courtesy of Harry How, Getty ImagesMost teams in the NBA are fighting to keep their positions in the conference a favorable one, looking ahead come playoff time. The Lakers, meanwhile, are fighting to maintain a .500 record and, as of today, are failing miserably…still.Two weeks ago, these two teams met in Philly and the Lakers won fairly easily, leading by as much as 18...