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Kobe Bryant stressed the importance of the Los Angeles Lakers re-signing Dwight Howard this offseason.
"Those guys are hard to find, they don't grow on trees," Bryant said on 710 ESPN Los Angeles. "When you have someone like that with his talent level, you have to be able to keep him and lock him in with this franchise."
Howard will likely meet with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks.
The Lakers can offer Howard more money and seasons than any other team, though he appears to genuinely prefer the situation that increases his odds of being on a title contender.
"I've spoken to him maybe a couple of weeks ago, just to check in with him," said Bryant. "I haven't spoken to him since. I know he's got a big decision to make and I'm sure he'll take the visits and talk to the players on the teams he's considering. We'll touch base a lot more."
Bryant expects Howard and Chris Paul to re-sign with the...
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Tweet Yep, you read that correctly. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is so loved overseas that they gave the still-active icon a statue in China: You can bet the farm that Bryant will also have a statue outside of Staples Center in Los Angeles — the man IS one of the most accomplished [...]
Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in NBA history and will probably have a spot in the top 10 all-time secured when he finally decides to quit.
Which is why many are expecting that Bryant will be immortalized by the Lakers with a statue outside of Staples Center when his playing days are over. Surprisingly, via Los That Sports Blog, we find out that Bryant already has...
Facebook made headlines Thursday when they announced that they would soon be incorporating video into Instagram, the photo sharing app that Facebook acquired for $1 billion last year. It is no surprise that just a short time after the unveil, Kobe Bryant had already posted his first Instagram video. The first video was accompanied by the caption reading:
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Kobe Bryant is serious about returning to the court next season. The Black Mamba hit up Instagram to show off his progress. He’s walking without the boot Kobe likened his movements to a baby giraffe learning to walk. He even supplied video – that’s new to IG but it’s not able to be embeded so you’ll have to go HERE to see that. In the meantime, there’s always photos....
Kobe Bryant recently settled a lawsuit with his parents, who were trying to sell some of the basketball star’s memorabilia. Bryant successfully protested the auction, saying that the items belonged to him and that his mother had no right to sell them. While most of the items were pulled from the auction as part of [...]
This random Kobe Bryant statue in China is out of control. How do you say "Mamba approved" in Mandarin?
Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard may have had a contentious relationship during the regular season, but make no mistake about it: Kobe understands the importance of Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. During an interview with 710/ESPN Radio LA on Wednesday, Bryant was asked if he has talked to Howard about free agency. Bryant said [...]
We aren’t exactly sure how many baby mamas Dwight Howard has (at least 5 we know), but he is expecting another one.
Congratulations to Dwight & Christine on the birth of their baby boy! Bray has a baby brother!
LOS ANGELES Its only an opinion, but its Kobe Bryants, so were listening.
In a radio interview on ESPNLA 710 Wednesday afternoon, Bryant spoke at length about the free agent sweepstakes that are raging in Los Angeles this summer. Asked about his teammate, Dwight Howard, and the Clippers Chris Paul, Bryant didnt mince words: "I think at the end of the day, everybody stays,...
Metta World Peace, who used to be called Ron Artest, is quite a character to interact with. When he first went to the Lakers, he made an attempt to interact [...]
Dwight Howard will likely determine most of what happens with the entire NBA free-agent market this summer, and those in league circles have little clue which team he will choose.
Howard, who was traded from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers before the start of this past season, is an unrestricted free agent, able to sign with any team.
The Lakers have the ability to...
As many of you know, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their first child into the world earlier this week. What you may not know is that her plan for the delivery of the baby did not go as smoothly as planned. Get this — Dwight Howard reportedly stood in the way. According to TMZ, [...]
Mark October 9 on your calendars, Magic fans. It marks the official opening of the 2013-14 season.
Orlando will host the New Orleans Pelicans at the Veterans Memorial Arena in downtown Jacksonville in their preseason opener, the team announced. The game will be at 7 p.m. and the rest of the preseason schedule will be released later on.
This will mark the Magic's third...