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Former Chicago Bulls and two-time Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson is used to receiving rings — so many that he actually ran out of fingers — so it must have felt weird to put one on someone else for a change. Jeanie Buss (daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss), Jackson’s longtime girlfriend, tweeted a photo of a bling-tastic engagement ring, which means Jackson is officially tied to the Lakers organization in more ways than one now — except for the part where he’s not coaching them.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have improved since their horrendous start to the month of December, but they still do not look like the championship contender most experts expected them to be before the season began. Steve Nash has averaged almost 10 assists per game and his return from injury has helped, but L.A. has still played inconsistently both on offense and defense. The Lakers lost...
You get to work for the Los Angeles Lakers. You are part of one of the most recognizable sports franchises in the world and Kobe Bryant has probably acknowledged your existence once or twice. It has to be a pretty sweet gig.
But like most good things, there is a downside.
Sometimes, your job involves hammering a 7 footers giant size 17 feet.
Lakers big man Pau Gasol tweeted out...
"We're just slow."
Kobe Bryant's assessment of his Los Angeles Lakers after their loss Tuesday night against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers was harsh.
The Lakers lost, 103-99, at Staples Center to a Sixers team led by 22-year-old point guard Jrue Holiday.
"We didn't look past them. I mean, you just saw an old damn team," said Bryant, who led the...
Tweet The majority of 34-year-old men are sitting on their couches feeling the effects of middle-age creeping up on them. Not Kobe Bean Bryant, though. In the first quarter of the Lakers game against the Clippers, Kobe intercepted a pass and took off on a fast-break. That’s when he delivered a vicious dunk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzGolkfK2Ak&feature=youtu.be Chris [...]
Kobe Bryant may have said the Los Angeles Lakers were “old as s—,” but his 34-year-old body isn’t preventing him from making athletic plays. The Black Mamba stole a pass from Chris Paul and then dunked on the Clippers point guard to make a statement early in Friday’s game at Staples Center.
We see dominant plays like that on a fairly regular basis, but when you consider...
Tweet It took a while, but Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has finally caved in and joined the social network Twitter: The antisocial has become social #mambatweets — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013 Bryant, who already interacts with his fans via his Facebook page, took over the Nike Basketball Twitter account Christmas evening [...]
On Friday night at Staples Center, the Lakers and Clippers will face off for the second time this season, and Los Angeles' long-time second-tier franchise is in a position to take a 2-0 series lead over its more glorious, more celebrated neighbor.
That alone makes the game a must-watch.
But it's the fact that the Clippers are poised to compete over and perhaps win the...
“They’re very spectacular. They’re fun to watch. There’s no question about it,” Bryant said Thursday before going a step further. “They have higher jumpers than Showtime, though.”
…Bryant deemed the Clippers championship-worthy.
“Oh, for sure. They’re definitely one of the top contenders,” he said, crediting Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.
“[Paul] is extremely...
LOS ANGELES -- In the span of one season, the Los Angeles Clippers have transformed from a two-man army, The Blake and Chris Show, into a deep squad, with one of the best benches in the NBA. Every so often, though, the stars come out at night and light up Staples Center. Against Kobe Bryant and Co., it was bound to happen. Chris Paul had a double-double in the first half and...
After 31 games, the Lakers (15-16) are still suffering through the same struggles they've been having the entire season. They looked to have answered a lot of their problems after posting their season-best streak of 6 wins to end the month of December, but they came crashing right back down with one of their most pitiful games against the 76ers at Staples Center.
Attention all passengers in Los Angeles...flight number 24 on Kobe Bryant airlines is getting ready to take off on the Chris Paul runway...Please put your tray tables in the stowed position....
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