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Breaking Elgin Baylor’s previous franchise mark of 71, Lakers icon Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in less than 42 minutes to will Los Angeles to a 122-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors in front of a raucous 18,997 fans at … Continue reading →
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The struggling Los Angeles Lakers have been looking to Kobe Bryant to do an awful lot this season. On top of carrying the offense, Mike D’Antoni has now called on his 34-year-old guard to defend the opposing team’s best perimeter threat on a nightly basis.
Kobe is having a very impressive year for sure, but it’s a lot to ask of someone his age and with as much mileage as he...
You’ve just scored 81 points in an NBA basketball game, the second most in the sixty-year history of the league. In the process of obliterating a longstanding franchise record of one of the most storied organizations in the history of professional sports, you’ve quite literally carried your team to a 122-104 victory, inspiring 19,000 people to rise from their seats and laud...
As part of a special NBATV/Nike crossover, Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been live-tweeting while watching his 81-point performance against the Raptors in 2006.For his first tweet of the day, Kobe reveals that he hadn't watched the game till today:For those of you who wonder what Kobe ate for his pregame meal, he revealed that as well:
Kobe Bryant is one of the most confident athletes you’ll ever come across. So it’s no surprise that he would say that he’s the best one on one player of all time. In an interview with ESPN, Kobe told a story about how he beat Tracy McGrady in a game [...]
Things are not getting any better for the Los Angeles Lakers, and it would appear that the team’s struggles are starting to do a number on Kobe Bryant. The Lakers have lost nine of their last 11 games. On the rare occasions that they play well defensively, they don’t score enough points. When they put up plenty of points, the defense isn’t there.
After L.A.’s loss to the...
CHICAGO -- Kobe Bryant wants to fix the Lakers. Badly. Immediately.
He said things were "very, very tough very, very frustrating," and that he was "trying to keep my cool," after the Lakers lost to the Chicago Bulls on Monday, 95-83.
"We're going to have to change something probably going to have to post the ball a lot more, slow the game down a lot...
The Lakers are 17-23, six games under .500, have fired a coach in Mike Brown, think about trading Paul Gasol everyday, and are just mired in mediocrity.
There are more than enough people to go around who can share part in the blame, but according to ESPN L.A., Kobe Bryant says you can “point the finger at him, he’ll take the blame.”
“That’s on me,” the 34-year-old Bryant...
The season has been a colossal disappointment so far, and Kobe Bryant was willing to shoulder the blame not only for Sunday's defeat, but also for the entire season.
Kobe Bryant made waves on January 4th when he finally joined Twitter, and the Black Mamba has amassed nearly 900,000 followers since. Meanwhile, on January 16th, in a slightly less ceremonious occasion, former NBA forward and fan favorite Brian Scalabrine (aka, White Mamba) also joined Twitter. He’s gained a respectable amount of followers so far (46,500), while having some fun...
Kobe Bryant empathizes with the struggles of Dwight Howard coming off major surgery in a difficult market.
Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni recently moved Kobe Bryant on the ball defensively, asking him to spend tremendous energy guarding younger, athletic guards like Kyrie Irving and Brandon Jennings.
Will D'Antoni stick with that plan with Bryant, even if it wears him down?
"How many more games do we have?" joked D'Antoni. "Unless he dies before ... like...
One of my favorite things is reading personal interviews with athletes. The interviewer asks the typical questions like, “what were you thinking during this play?” or “how are you going to turn this season around?” but also asks about movies, family and any other random topics that show that athletes have lives outside their respective sports.
Kobe Bryant recently sat down...
Michael Jordan worked hard to cultivate a regal image in public in the latter half of his career. Kobe Bryant comes across as cold and rude.
LeBron James, meanwhile, sings karaoke.
The Heat star showed once again that he is not afraid to reveal his lighter side by busting out his dance moves to sing Michael Jackson songs at a recent event. The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player sang...