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Written By, Clifford; Oh, sure he can, Mike. Phil Jackson suggested as much in his memoir regarding Kobe’s penchant for shooting at all costs—floor balance and team cohesiveness be damned. Yes, the Lakers’ shooting from the field and the charity stripe was putrid against Indiana Tuesday night—so much so that Kobe’s 42.8% “marksmanship” against the Pacers on 12 for 28 shooting actually looked good. But Kobe’s ten turnovers were done all by himself—as were his blown defensive assignments—neither of which anyone in the media bothered to mention for fear of ruffling his Highness’ feathers and risking his icy stare during press conferences, I guess… N Carry on, Clifford Santa Monica
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Dwight Howard isn’t known for his skills on offense. It basically consists of being able to get the ball low on the block and dunking or performing the Mikan Drill. Howard is so bad as a shooter that he actually lost a FT and 3pt-shooting contest to the mascot for the Los Angeles Kings. Yes, [...]
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard hit his first three-pointer since the 2006-07 season in the final seconds of the Lakers 122-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Howard scored 28 points with 20 rebounds and three blocks while Antawn Jamison led the team in scoring with 33 points. The Nuggets were led by Danillo Gallinari with 19 points while Denver's high energy Kenneth...
Pau Gasol’s season got off to a rough start. He clearly didn’t fit into Mike Brown’s Princeton offense and now Mike D’Antoni at the helm isn’t going any better. Gasol is posting career lows in points (13.1) and shooting percentage (42.3%) due to the fact that he’s forced out of the paint by Dwight Howard and taking more outside shots. While Pau is capable of knocking...
Lakers guard Steve Nash will be sidelined until at least next week, still unable to run without pain in his lower left leg, he said Tuesday.
Nash took part in some agility drills Monday and tried to do some jogging but couldn't complete it symptom-free. He will probably undergo an MRI exam to get a fresh update on the small fracture in his lower left leg.
Nash said he would...
Yesterday, the fine folks over at Nike revealed the latest Kobe Bryant sneakers called the "Kobe 8 System".Below is a small excerpt from the press release that Nike posted on their website that describes what makes these new Kobe-endorsed shoes unique:Nike Basketball factored in every dimension of Kobe Bryant’s formidable game in creating the KOBE 8 SYSTEM, which brings...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake will be sidelined at least two more weeks with an abdominal strain.
The backup point guard had an MRI exam Wednesday.
Blake has missed eight games with the injury, which sidelined him in the first half Nov. 11 at Sacramento. He will miss at least seven more games.
Blake's injury occurred at a particularly inopportune time for the Lakers...
Nike and Kobe Bryant's latest signature shoe release, the Kobe 8 System, features a new design to fit like an extension of Kobe’s foot for a quick first step.The post Mamba Back: Nike And Kobe Bryant Unveil The Kobe 8 System appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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Kobe Bryant sat down with Big Boy from power 106 in Los Angeles yesterday to talk exclusively about the Kobe System. I wonder if “The Mamba” rolled the chopper to the station?-TO
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Dwight Howard was at Serra High School on Wednesday to film a series of commercials for Mission Athletecare and their various on court products, such as Court Grip, which reduces on court slippage. Howard joins Dwyane Wade, Brandon Jennings and Carmelo Anthony as other partners with the company.
The Mamba charm always works T…
Kobe Bryant and his design team discussing the Kobe 8 with Big Boi. “The Kobe 8 is about enhanced performance. It’s the most comfortable shoe I have worn. It’s simplistic but has an edge to it. I took this extremely seriously. This is what I’m out there on the court playing in every single day trying to bring a championship to back Los Angeles...
The Lakers are thin at point guard with Steve Nash and Steve Blake injured.
Steve Nash, who is listed as out indefinitely, was asked by Doris Burke if the reports indicating he could be back to the Lakers by next week held any truth. Nash was not shy on describing his non-displaced fracture in his leg calling it “tricky”, “complicated”, “frustrating” and”wishful thinking” in regards to the notion that he could be back within a week or...
Hey, he loves his job, give the guy a break. This is NBA referee Joey Crawford making a blocking call on Chris Duhon at the end of the LA Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers game last night. The call came with 1:15 remaining in the fourth quarter and the game tied at 74-74. The Pacers ended up winning the game on a last second layup by George Hill. Who Let the Dogs Out, Joey Let the...
NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant, and prominent Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi, star in this ad for Turkish Airlines shot back in September:
By the time Dwight Howard stepped back and oh-so-coolly hit just the second 3-pointer of his entire career in the closing seconds, it didn't even seem weird to the Los Angeles Lakers.
With so many unlikely numbers in improbable places on that bulging scoresheet, what was one last long-distance shot for a team that finally discovered its elusive rhythm?
Antawn Jamison scored...