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Mike D’Antoni says that he doesn’t expect Kobe Bryant to play during any of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ pre-season games. The following transcript from Media Day is provided by Q: On whether he expects Kobe to be ready for any preseason games: D’Antoni: I am not expecting it. He’s going to try everything he can to get back as soon as he can. I don’t think there’s a timetable or day. I have no idea. Nobody knows. He’s just going to take it day by day and try to get it better. Doctors will let him know and he’ll let them know. Of course, this news isn’t all that surprising seeing as Bryant didn’t announce any kind timetable or return date during yesterday’s Media Day. Many people still expect Kobe to be ready to go for opening night at the end of October, however, he isn’t even running at full body weight yet. Then again, this is the Black Mamba we’re talking about, and even at this point, I still wouldn’t put a large amount of money on him not being ready to go for openin

Michael Jordan: I could beat LeBron in my prime, Kobe maybe not

In an interview to promote Tuesday’s release of “NBA2K14,” Michael Jordan argues that in his prime, he could have handled LeBron James one-on-one, but not Kobe Bryant. But Michael Jordan being Michael Jordan, the 50-year-old did feel compelled to offer up one disclaimer to explain why he suspects Kobe would be the only player who […]The post Michael Jordan says he could have...

Jordan: I could beat LeBron, maybe not Kobe

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NBA legend Michael Jordan believes he could beat LeBron James in a one-on-one basketball game when he was in his prime. He’s not sure about Kobe Bryant. In a video promoting the NBA 2K14 video game that is being released today, Jordan said there’s a long list of players he would’ve liked to have played one-on-one: Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Julius Erving...

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant interviewed at Media Day 2013

Kobe Bryant was of course the main attraction at Media Day 2013 for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he fielded a number of different questions while on the air with Time Warner Cable SportsNet. His off-season trips, thoughts on a few of the young players and, of course, where he’s at with his rehab are all covered in the video below, which features Chris McGee and James Worthy. ...

VIDEO: Rick Fox interviews Kobe Bryant for NBA TV

They won three NBA championships together, so it’s no surprise that Kobe Bryant and Rick Fox have great chemistry together, even if it’s just for a five minute interview for NBA TV. Fox caught up with the Black Mamba at the Lakers’ Media Day on Saturday, and of course, Bryant’s ex-teammate asked about his Achilles. Kobe talked about his recovery and actually wouldn’t rule...

Jordan: I can beat LeBron

In the never-ending debate of Kobe vs Lebron, there always seems to be a new wrinkle to it. Michael Jordan once stepped in and provided his opinion on this debate earlier this year. With the advent of the latest edition…Read more →

Kobe Bryant: I don’t give a s— about Dwight Howard leaving (Video)

You think Kobe Bryant is sick of talking about Dwight Howard yet? Speaking at Los Angeles Lakers Media Day Saturday, Bryant was surrounded by reporters and asked questions about Howard’s choice to leave the Lakers for the Houston Rockets. They were the same questions Bryant answered all summer, so no doubt he was tired of […]

Kobe Bryant Not Dwelling on Dwight Howard’s Departure, Says ‘I Don’t Really Give a

Kobe Bryant is nothing if not brutally honest. The Lakers may be trying to gear up for the 2014 campaign, but before they can focus on the upcoming season, they were forced to face some blemishes from the past. During their annual media day on Saturday, Bryant was asked about his feelings regarding Dwight Howard‘s departure from the team. Kobe Bryant was asked about his surprise...

Kobe Bryant on Dwight Howard leaving Lakers, “I Don’t Really Give A Sh*t”

In case you thought that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant had any positive feelings about former teammate Dwight Howard, those can all be dispelled in the below tweet. Check out Kobe’s thoughts from the Lakers media day as reporter by the Sporting News Sean Deveney: Kobe Bryant was asked about his surprise level when Dwight Howard left: "Honestly, man, I don't really...

Pau Gasol: ‘My knees are a lot better’

Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol is back in the weight room working with the teams strength coach. Since May, Gasol has been sidelined while he recovered from procedures to alleviate tendinosis in 

Kobe Bryant Reveals His Favorite Teammate of All Time

Photo credit: In a career where he has shared a locker room (and mostly feuded) with future Hall of Famers such as Shaquille O’ Neal, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, and Gary Payton along with current Hall of Famer Karl Malone, Kobe hasn’t made a lot of friends. It is apparent that Kobe hasn’t liked sharing a spotlight throughout his career, so it shouldn’t...

Magic Johnson Doesn’t Think Kobe Bryant Will Play In Season Opener

The Lakers and Kobe Bryant have not given a definitive timetable for a return for Kobe from the achilles injury he suffered last season. Magic Johnson offered his insight on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and says he doubts Kobe will be ready by the season opener on October 29. Magic Johnson during Monday night’s appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno via Mark Medina...

Los Angeles Lakers Debut New 'Hollywood Nights' Alternate Jerseys

The Los Angeles Lakers will forever be associated with purple and gold uniforms, racking up 16 championships with the likes of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar and Kobe Bryant—and with Jack

CC video of the day: D'Antoni thinks the Lakers will surprise next season

Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni took the reigns of the team without a full training camp or the luxury to have time to implement his system. Add the fact the team was beset with injuries to Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and dealt with the Dwight Howard drama, L.A. did manage to make the postseason but did get swept by the Spurs. Heading into the new season, D'Antoni will finally...

Video: Mike D’Antoni on the Lakers past, present and future

The Los Angeles Lakers are gearing up for a 2013-14 NBA season that very few can predict. The questions ring louder than the optimism as no one expects the Lakers to be in the championship round when the season comes to an end. Yet, it is still hard to stand firm on that opinion based on the Lakers’ legacy and the presence of Kobe Bryant. Controversial coach Mike D’Antoni chopped...
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