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Beyond The Buzzer:
Following Kobe Bryant’s season-ending achilles injury, Nike launched a remarkable “You Showed Us” campaign, placing the ad – a tribute to his legendary NBA career thus far – in the Los Angeles Times. Less than a week later and Nike has released a video to go along with the campaign, highlighting the most memorable moments of his career – including the 1996 NBA draft, his 81-point game against the Raptors, and USA basketball footage – narrated by the same lines that were shown in the ad.
You showed us that an 18-year-old could play with the best.
You showed us that a championship, an exhibition game and a charity event are all must-wins.
You showed us how to play chess while others played checkers.
You showed us how to hit game winner after game winner.
You showed us that an 81-point game is a real thing.
You showed us that gold still matters.
You showed us how to take an ice bath.
You showed us how to score 30 points in a quarter, twice.
You showed us the Mamba face.
You showed us...
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Los Angeles Lakers fans gave Kobe Bryant a standing ovation as he tried to inspire his team by making a move to a seat behind the bench (while on crutches) during the third quarter of Sunday's Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series.
The Lakers were down by 21 points at the time that Bryant made the move. Unfortunately, it didn't help them pick up their game...
Well, unfortunately the Los Angeles Lakers season has come to an end tonight, as they suffered their first sweep in like a million years, at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. Emotions were running wild, as Dwight Howard was ejected from the game with his 2nd technical foul in the 3rd quarter, but the crowd went crazy just soon after Howard’s departure when an injured Kobe Bryant...
After suffering a season-ending ACL injury, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant hadn’t made an appearance at the Staples Center since.
However with eight minutes to go in the third quarter of game four against the San Antonio Spurs, Kobe Bryant made his way to the Lakers bench. Despite the Lakers getting demolished by the Spurs, Lakers fans cheered his appearance and chanted, “MVP”:
The Los Angeles Lakers dug themselves into a massive hole with a blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 on Friday night — one that they likely will not climb out of. The Lakers have disappointed their fans all season long, but as anticipated they have looked particularly lost without Kobe Bryant. Injuries have been the team’s biggest issue, but that hasn’t stopped...
A headache for his coach, Kobe Bryant's tweets during a Lakers playoff game were a hit at the NBA office.
Bryant has since decided to stop, saying the focus should be on his team, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he missed Bryant's online commentary.
''I thought it was fascinating,'' Silver said at a meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors...
It's alright, Kobe. Not even you could watch this video without giggling in amazement; after all, this is the Keyboard Cat. And it is glorious.
We have a great match-up here, as NBA superstars Kobe Bryant and Lebron James were recently spotted wearing similar attire off the court during the 2013 NBA Playoffs, first round. Both athletes look consisted of a trendy $565 Givenchy Paisley Print T-shirt, as they paired the crew neck with a solid blazer jacket, and rope chain. Kobe went for a more formal approach wearing his t...
Kobe Bryant appeared on the Lakers bench Sunday night in the third quarter. The goal of course was to provide moral support to a team that was clearly being swept out of the first round of the playoffs and not to make a sartorial statement in Givenchy and crutches but somehow, he managed to do both.
Givenchy is the jock’s go to look of the moment. Last summer you saw LeBron James...
Kobe Bryant might have stopped tweeting because he felt he was taking too much attention away from the Los Angeles Lakers series against the San Antonio Spurs.
But one former Lakers great has no problem going to Twitter to express his feelings in regards to LA's chances against the Spurs.
And down 0-2 heading into Game 3 Friday night at the Staples Center, Magic Johnson sees...
On the opposite side of the Western Conference playoffs bracket, but only a state away, the Oklahoma City Thunder are reeling from the loss of guard Russell Westbrook for an as of yet undetermined amount of time. Should it prove longer than a week or two, the prohibitive Western Conference Finals will likely see their season fall short of lofty expectations.
In Los Angeles...
Dwight Howard could have played his last game in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform on Sunday. He was ejected after picking up his second technical foul in Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs, and says this season and playoff series was “a bad dream.”
Hours before the banged-up Lakers will host the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of their series on Friday night, the always entertaining Metta World Peace shared just what he must go through just to run up and down the court.
My knee is in really good shape . The last two games this Bakers Cyst was tough to play with. Just drained it. Whoa! twitter.comMettaWorldPeac Metta World...
The Lakers got the last thing they ever needed was Kobe Bryant going down. The second to last thing they needed was to lose Dwight Howard in an elimination game due to a second technical foul early in the second half.
It has been a rough season for Dwight Howard. Heck, its been a rough couple of years for the big man. From his inglorious departure from Orlando to his landing...
Metta World Peace missed less than two weeks of action with the Los Angeles Lakers after undergoing knee surgery, so you can understand why he is not playing at full strength. On Friday, he underwent a minor knee-draining procedure that should help alleviate some of the pain he has been dealing with as a result of a Baker’s cyst.
He just didn’t need to show us the aftermath...
The Lakers are old, hobbled and backed into an 0-2 corner.
L.A. is already struggling against the San Antonio Spurs without Kobe Bryant. Now they’ve lost Steve Blake and who knows how long Steve Nash is going to be able to play for.
They’re going to be forced to play with third-string guards against one of the best point guards in the league in Tony Parker. Things look...