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Kobe Bryant was understandably rusty in his first game back with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. And while Kobe’s return was greeted with excitement and anticipation, anyone who thought he instantly would be the Kobe of old after so much time off following surgery and rehab after suffering on a torn Achilles tendon back […]The post Following his return to NBA action, Kobe Bryant says the last time he had this much time off he was a fetus appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Grant Hill says Shaquille O'Neal once choked out a Suns teammate

Grant Hill, who is the host for the new-old NBA TV “NBA Inside Stuff,” was filling in on the set for TNT’s “Inside the NBA” on Thursday when he revealed some stories about playing with Shaquille O’Neal in Phoenix. From It turns out O’Neal and Gordan Giricek, who had been with the Suns for all of six weeks, mixed it up verbally during a closed practice...

WATCH: Kobe Bryant dunks in second game back

Kobe Bryant is back and dunking.  By no means was this a monster dunk, but him beating a defender off the dribble and being able to get up like that on only his second game back is nothing to sneeze at. [Beyond The Buzzer] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Kobe Bryant dunks during Lakers vs. Suns

So far Kobe Bryant’s return to the court has been underwhelming outside of the “welcome back” theatrics. But that’s to be expected, back playing eight months after tearing an Achilles is remarkable. The Lakers are still working on their rhythm with Kobe back in the line up. In his second game back, Kobe dunked. Nothing incredible but, a good sign for the future.   The Lakers...

Los Angeles Lakers: Grading Kobe Bryant’s Return

Los Angeles Lakers: Grading Kobe Bryant’s Return By Milan George: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… In NBA history we have had many great returns to the game; Magic Johnson’s first game after he learned he had HIV, LeBron’s first game when he returned to Cleveland as a member of the Miami Heat and possibly the greatest was Michael Jordan’s return to basketball after his time playing...

NBA creates tribute video for Kobe Bryant’s return against Toronto

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last week, you have probably heard the news that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is returning to play tonight against the Toronto Raptors. In honor of his return to the Staples Center floor, the fine folks over at the NBA decided to create a montage video of Kobe over the years standing at the free throw line. Kudos to the NBA for this...

Video: Kobe Bryant’s first dunk of the season

Tweet Kobe Bryant is getting up there in age (he’s 35) and coming off of a torn Achilles, so for him to be able to beat PJ Tucker off the dribble and finish above the rim in just his second game back is pretty impressive. Watch: The Lakers fell short 114-108 to the Suns but Bryant finished with 20 points on 6/11 shooting in 29 minutes, so he’s beginning...

Kobe Returns, Lakers Lose -106-94

LOS ANGELES, CA - Kobe Bryant made his return to the Lakers last night after an eight month lay off … and the streets of Los Angeles rejoiced. Unfortunately the celebration was short lived since the Lakers lost to the Toronto Rapters 106-94. But it was good to see Bryant back in action. A little rusty, and a little overweight, Bryant scored nine points and pulled down eight rebounds...

Kobe Bryant rocks the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Retro “Prelude”

Kobe Bryant made his return to the court after suffering a torn Achilles tendon back in April of 2013.  The timing was fitting as the Los Angeles Lakers were set […]

Kobe Bryant throws down first dunk since achilles surgery

For those of you wondering what Kobe Bryant’s first dunk would look like after his achilles surgery, you figured it out during last night’s Lakers/Suns game. The slam came in the first quarter of action and below is video of the dunk in real-time and phantom slow motion: *** Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images

Nike Unveils Christmas Day Editions of LeBron 11, Kobe 8 and KD 6 (Photos)

Tis the season to be jolly, and most importantly giving. Nike unveiled the new Christmas edition sneakers of its heavy hitters, the  LeBron 11, Kobe 8 System SS, and KD VI. December 26 is the official limited release date for all three shoes this holiday season. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant will be sporting the festive footwear on their Christmas Day NBA games. The...

Los Angeles Lakers: What To Expect From Kobe

Los Angeles Lakers: What To Expect From Kobe By Milan George: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers have had a somewhat nice start to the season, but they should only get better as Kobe Bryant has decided to make his season debut Sunday aganist the Toronto Raptors. Kobe will look to bring the same level of intensity as years past as he comes off a terrible achilles Injury...

Kobe Bryant struggles with shot and turnovers in return; Kevin Durant and Paul George duel

Cue the "Imperial March." Kobe Bryant finally made his 2013-14 debut, and yes, he received the Darth Vader treatment for his introduction (see below).The Black Mamba showed his rust, making just 2-of-9 field goals for nine points as the Lakers fell, 106-94 to a stripped-down Toronto Raptors team.Bryant played 28 minutes and picked up eight rebounds, four assists (to eight...

Nick Young attempts 360 layup, fails MISERABLY

Kobe Bryant returned to the court for the Lakers on Sunday night as they took on the Toronto Raptors. Nick Young attempted to upstage Kobe’s return with a silky smooth 360 layup in traffic. Unfortunately for Young, who has often been criticized for his decision-making on the court, the layup failed in epic fashion. EPIC fashion. [@CJZero] The post Nick Young attempts 360 layup...

Joseph Abboud signs on as coach's official apparel

Quick: Who is the official outfitter for the NBA jerseys and their apparel? That should be easy. It is adidas. The shoe and apparel company makes all the officially licensed NBA jerseys and gear you can buy at the NBA Store. You want your Kobe Bryant Lakers jersey? It is not made by Nike. Who outfits the coaches though? What if you want to look exactly like Mavericks coach Rick...

He's Back!

By Jordon Hall Normally I would be doing a recap of tonight’s game of our loving Los Angeles Lakers as they take on the Toronto Raptors at home tonight. But nobody is going to want to read that because everyone just wants to hear about Kobe. So lets just get the quick facts out the way real quick. Lakers lost… Amir Johnson had a career high against the Lakers with...
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