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Los Angeles Lakers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies always realize when a game against the Los Angeles Lakers is on the line in the final few minutes, the ball belongs to Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant. Stop Bryant and you get the win. After leading by six points with 2:24 left, the Grizzlies held serve. Despite Bryant scoring 30 points, including the Lakers' last 14, Memphis held on for a 106-98 victory Friday before a soldout FedExForum crowd of 18,119. The Grizzlies led 82-70 after three quarters, but things changed when Bryant re-entered the game for the final seven minutes. Despite airballing a couple of shots, he nailed two deep 3s to get the Lakers re-started in the right direction. But with Tony Allen and Quincy Pondexter taking turns tailing Bryant, he missed his last two shots, including clanking a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to seal the Lakers' fate. "You put your best defender on Kobe and have as much help defense as you can," said Grizzlies' point g...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Kobe Bryant shoot poorly in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 106-98 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night, and he was so upset he walked off the court before the game actually ended. Bryant had missed a three pointer that would have made it a five-point game with around 20 seconds left when he went back to the defensive side of the court. Rather than foul Memphis, the Lakers conceded...
FREE THROW (BETTING) LINE
Nets forward Gerald Wallace said that he and Lakers star Kobe Bryant discussed a bet during Tuesday's game where Kobe would have shot free throws with his eyes closed.
OLD MAN BRYANT
Tweet While the Los Angeles Lakers are struggling during a two-game losing streak, it appears that first-year Laker Dwight Howard hasn’t lost his wild sense of humor. Here’s video of Howard clowning Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant’s age on a recent team flight: I’m not too sure how Kobe or fans will respond to Howard’s joking [...]
RUN IT RUN IT
Some Lakers personnel indicated after a recent loss that they are concerned about Pau Gasol's conditioning.
MEMPHIS, Tn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies always realize when a game against the Los Angeles Lakers is on the line in the final few minutes, the ball belongs to Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant. Stop Bryant and you get the win. After leading by six points with 2:24 left, the Grizzlies held serve. Despite Bryant scoring 14 of his game-high 30 points in the final quarter, Memphis held...
DALLAS (AP) -- Metta World Peace hit three early 3-pointers to spark a Los Angeles barrage from long range, and the Lakers scored 36 points before Kobe Bryant took his first shot in a 115-89 blowout of the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Bryant, the league's leading scorer, finished with 19 once he did start shooting as the Lakers hit the century mark for the first time...
Things haven’t worked out quite as well as everyone thought they would for the Lakers this season. After bringing in Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the offseason, the team was slow to start the season, which ended up costing head coach Mike Brown his job. Nash meanwhile is out indefinitely with a non-displace leg fracture, which means Kobe Bryant has picked up the slack in...
Down by a basket, clock ticking down, emotions running high. Who do you want with the ball in his hands?
For more than a decade, the correct answer to that question was Kobe Bryant. Like Derek Jeter in baseball, Bryant had simply come through too often in the clutch to deny that he had a knack for that sort of thing. As Bryant closes in on his 35th birthday, though, does he still...
Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash have only played two NBA games together with the Los Angeles Lakers, but Kobe is already on a nickname basis with his new 38-year-old teammate. We may not understand the origin of the nickname, but Kobe — or someone else– has given it to Nash nonetheless.
According to the L.A. Times, Kobe talked about how he has basically been running the point for...
Last year, Nike released a surprising Christmas pack which featured three eye-catching sneakers from their most coveted athletes in Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Kevin Durant. This pack sold-out instantly and left those sneakerheads who missed out wondering if they could redeem themselves next year.
The answer to that question is an emphatic yes! Images of this year’s “Christmas”...