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LOS ANGELES History was made and a bit of redemption was gained forLaker failings of the past at Staples Center on Tuesday night. Kobe Bryant, 34, set an NBA record by being the oldestplayer in NBA history to score 30 or more points in seven consecutive games asthe Lakers squeaked out a 101-100 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. During the defeat, the Bobcats Gerald Henderson Jr. experiencedfirst-hand the meaning of The sins of the father will be visited upon theson.Trailing by one with four seconds left, Henderson, whoscored 19, had an uncontested layup that would have won it for Charlotte. Butthe ball rolled oh-so-slowly around the rim and fell off. The Bobcatsrebounded, but Ben Gordons desperation 3-point attempt missed and the Lakers wontheir third in a row, while the Bobcats suffered a 12th consecutive loss.Where does the elder Henderson fit in all of this?In the 1984 Finals, the Lakers led the Boston Celtics andGerald Henderson Sr. 1-0 in the series and were ahead 113-111 with ...
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Chris Carlson / APKobe Bryant put up 30 points in Tuesdays win over the Bobcats, marking his 7th straight game with at least 30 points. With this streak, Kobe became the first player in NBA history of at least 34 years of age to do so. The only other players to come close were Kareem Abdul-Jabar and Michael Jordan, whose streaks both ended at 5 straight games.Even at age 34, Kobe...
Usually when the Lakers are in a highlight on here, they’re the ones throwing down dunks or tossing around sweet alley-oops, but not tonight. Tonight that award belongs to Gerald Henderson of the Charlotte Bobcats. Yes, you read that right. In the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 101-100 win over the Bobcats on Tuesday night, Henderson gathered a pass in the lane and took off, throwing...
We know that Kobe Bryant has never been one to downplay his confidence in his basketball ability or be quiet, well, about anything. But he took that too far recently, telling T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times that he probably would have scored more points had he never played with Shaq on the Lakers.
From Simers' column:
'If I was playing in this [Mike] D'Antoni...
The Lakers have been struggling to adjust to Mike D’Antoni’s system for a variety of reasons; one of them being the severe lack of quality wing players to run the floor and shoot from the perimeter. Metta World Peace and Devin Ebanks have been the primary options at small forward, and both leave a lot to be desired. It looks like D’Antoni might be making a bit of a surprising...
When Kobe Bryant was asked about the Lakers comeback, hecredited a player whose performance didn't stand out on the stat sheet.
"Our bench came in and did a fantastic job," Bryant said. "Darius Morris is afantastic defender."
Morris finished with an unassuming seven points on three-for-six shooting, fourrebounds and three assists in the Lakers' 101...
Bobcats swingman Gerald Henderson joined in the holiday dunking season with an absurd jam over the Lakeshow’s Dwight Howard. The title of the post is a little more accurate as it wasn’t really a slam dunk, but more of a slam throw. You know you’ve done something special when the opponent’s bench jumps outta their seats.
We know one thing that Henderson won’t have on...
Before the Lakers took on the Sixers in Philly on Sunday, Andrew Bynum gave a few quotes about playing with Kobe that seemed to be throwing shots at the Superstar. Kobe Bryant responded to Bynum’s assertion that playing with him may have stunted his growth by agreeing with him. “For sure, because when you’re playing [...]
In an interesting ready by ESPN Los Angeles, Andrew Bynum offered his opinion on playing with NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant. This comment had such perfect timing since the Lakers played the 76ers last night and the fact that Bynum was traded to Philadelphia this past summer in order to get Dwight Howard. Bynum felt that playing with Kobe really hurt his game due to the fact that the...
Lakers' Dwight Howard is perhaps the most dominant defensive center in the NBA. This season he is averaging 2.6 blocks, and is pretty much an intimidating force in the paint for any would-be opponent daring enough to go the the rim for the basket.
But last night, Bobcats' Gerald Henderson scoffed at Howard's reputation and proceeded to annihilate Howard in the fourth...
While LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat were running roughshod over the NBA two years ago, I was dismayed to find myself rooting for Kobe Bryant.
Bryant had never been a favorite of mine. Judging by the boos that rain down on him at every road arena, my attitude put me in the company of about three-quarters of all basketball fans. He was responsible for so much sports...
On the verge of embarrassing the Lakers on their home court, the Bobcats came up emptier than a soda calorie on their last possession. Gerald Henderson failed to put back a partially-blocked Kemba Walker miss, Byron Mullens mistakenly thought the hoop was attached to the ceiling, and then Ben Gordon missed a pretty good 3-point [...]
Andrew Bynum is 7 feet tall and supposed to be one of the NBA’s best centers.
Instead, he’s spent most of this season working back from knee injuries amidst reports that he’d rather be bowling (which complicated one of the knee injuries) or just not playing basketball at all. Still, Bynum has apparently found some room to throw stones when it comes to explaining why his career...
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers waged a furious fourth-quarter rally then staved off multiple game-winning attempts by the Charlotte Bobcats to take the 101-100 win on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Down by as much as 18 in the second half, Los Angeles went on a 28-4 run midway through the third quarter and into the fourth quarter as the Bobcats crumbled under the weight...