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Phil Jackson has made some great history in the NBA. Not only is he one of the best coaches ever in the league, but he’s a a 11 time NBA champion as a coach, and has given five championships to the LA Lakers. Apparently, if Phil Jackson values anything in his coaching career, it’s future Hall ...The post Phil Jackson: “I Love Kobe Bryant” appeared first on The League News.

Kobe Bryant posts blacked-out image to Instagram, confuses many

When Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant posts anything to his Instagram account, it’s a pretty big deal but his latest post has confused even me. About an hour ago, Bryant posted the below image with the comments “#Blackout #BearHunt” and it appears that it is just a blacked out image: What does this mean Kobe? What does this mean?????? *** Kobe Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images

Report: Kobe could pay more than 13M in taxes

Maybe 24 million up front wasn't the best idea. Injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant, as negotiated as part of his contract, received a balloon payment of 24,363,044 from the team on Friday. Bryant will make 30.5M total on the year. But Bryant's takeaway may be closer to 11 million after Uncle Sam and the state of California get done with the All-Star guard. According to an...

Kobe Bryant running aggressively

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant used the first week of the NBA season to ramp up his training again as he continues a comeback from a torn Achilles tendon. Bryant, who previously told reporters he would need three weeks of "rigorous conditioning" before he considered making his debut for the 2013-14 season, said this past week of work applies to that timeline he scheduled. ...

A promising start, good and bad, for the Los Angeles Lakers

As far as early season upsets go, the Los Angeles Lakers beating the Clippers on Opening Night was on of the more surprising in recent memory. The Clippers, with one of the more heralded off season acquisitions in head coach Doc Rivers, are one of the handful of teams considered to be capable of winning a championship this season. That discussion clearly doesn’t involve these Lakers...

Reasons Why Kobe Bryant Won’t Play a Minute This Season

If you know anything about the NBA, it’s that it’s a stars league—meaning what drives fans to the TV and turnstiles are the big-name, headlining superstars—one of which is the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant. And if you’ve listened to a single conversation about the NBA so far this season, it’s that people are anticipating the return […]

Steve Nash struggling along day-to-day with nerve damage in leg

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is still dealing with nerve damage stemming from the fractured left leg. “I’m still extremely optimistic,” Nash said, via “I just think maybe the level of health is different. It is going to be a day-to-day struggle for me, and that’s something I’m up for, though, and I’m optimistic that if I don’t have any...

Kobe Bryant on giving advice to Nick Young, his return to the court & Twitter

Kobe Bryant was interviewed on NBA TV Tuesday night where he touched on this season’s favorite topics: For the 100th time, Kobe and Dwight had different philosophies on what it takes to win an NBA Championship, that’s why the pairing didn’t work. ALthough Kobe believes that had he not gotten injured, the momentum they picked up in the second half of the season would’ve...

Yao Ming takes photo with Kobe Bryant, posts it on Twitter

As noted on this fair website, we always do our best to scour the social networking realm of Twitter to come across the best and most interesting stories. About an hour ago, former Houston Rockets Yao Ming decided to post an image of himself hanging out with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant on Twitter: With @kobebryant — Yao Ming (@YaoMing) November...

How Does Michael Carter-Williams’ Debut Rank Among Superstars?

We’re less than a week into the NBA season, and there are already a ton of story lines. The Miami Heat lost 2 of their first 3 games, Derrick Rose has looked rusty, the Lakers are surviving without Kobe Bryant, and many more. The most shocking, at least to me, has been the play of ...The post How Does Michael Carter-Williams’ Debut Rank Among Superstars? appeared first on The League News.

Lakers nearly blow it in 105-103 win vs. Hawks

LOS ANGELES -- After a sample size of four games, there's one conclusion you can come to about this year's Lakers without Kobe Bryant: This season will look a lot like last season until the Mamba is once again available. Up. Down. Back. Forth. Many games like Sunday night's 105-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center. The Lakers blew a 21-point lead and needed...

Steve Nash on Kobe Bryant’s return, when he’ll retire and the recent trade rumors

Steve Nash was a guest on Jim Rome’s show today and talked about all things Lakers. Check out a transcript below of some of the highlights from the interview. On Kobe Bryant coming back: The biggest thing is first to see how Kobe’s feeling. Is it going to take him time to completely get back to where he was or is he going to come back flying? So, I think we’ve got to wait and...

Morning Shootaround: Kobe Payday

Kobe's big payday Hawks vs. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Kobe Bryant makes a lot of money. Like nearly $30.5 million this year. He is one of the highest paid players in the NBA and that is not going to change any time soon. The Lakers are even preparing to discuss a new contract extension with the superstar soon. And this is all before the Lakers find out if he can indeed come back...

Lakers vs Spurs Recap

The Spurs and the Lakers hadn’t played a game without Tim Duncan or Kobe Bryant on the court in 17 years. Even with Tim Duncan out, the Spurs were same old Spurs we all know. Tony Parker had 24 points and six assists, Kawhi Leonard also added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Spurs got through without Duncan for a 91-85 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night. Spurs recovered...

Lakers-Mavericks Preview

Winning in Dallas has become routine for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have gone an NBA-best 8-2 at American Airlines Center since March 18, 2008, while the Mavericks have a .691 home winning percentage in that time (143-64). Los Angeles goes for its sixth straight regular-season win in Dallas on Tuesday night. The Mavericks haven't cracked 100 points during their five...
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