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The rivalry between LeBron James and Kobe Bryant was not as large a television draw as usual Thursday night. Thursday’s Heat/Lakers NBA regular season game drew 3.6 million viewers on TNT, down 14% from the [...]
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LeBron James added a few more accolades to his already illustrious career Wednesday night as his Miami Heat took the Golden State Warriors. He reached two career milestones, becoming the youngest player to ever reach 20,000 career points while also recording his 5,000th assist.  But it wouldn’t be enough if that was all he did, right? So, he gave us two ridiculous dunks in the...

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Kobe Bryant Going to His 15th Straight All-Star Game

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Kobe Bryant’s Q&A With ESPN

You versus LeBron? Who wins?: Me. No question. As far as one-on-one, I’m the best to ever do it. Who could get you?: Kevin Durant is the guy that would give me the most trouble. With his length and ability to use the dribble, he’d be tough. When was the last time you pumped your own gas?: Yesterday. I do all of life’s daily tasks. The other day my wife and I stopped at 7...

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Kobe Bryant Needs Help Getting Open On Offense To Save Defensive Energy

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Thanks to Kobe Bryant's renewed commitment on defense, the Lakers (17-21) have been playing their best defense as a team the last 2 games, which coincedentally turned into 2 straight wins. A sign of good things to come for the Lakers? It better. Despite their improved defense, the Lakers are still 4 games below .500 and 3 full games behind the 8th seed Rockets in the west...

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All-Star 2013: Eastern starters announced

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Jennings learned a little something from Kobe

Brandon Jennings learned something from playing his idol last Tuesday night. Kobe Bryant picked up Jennings defensively in the backcourt, 94 feet away from the basket. Knowing how much Bryant's constant harassing defense impacted him, Jennings thought he'd give it a try. Jennings set the defensive tone from the start Saturday night and also scored 30 points as the Milwaukee...

Tracy McGrady Say He Never Played Kobe One on One

In response to an interview Kobe Bryant did with ESPN, Tracy McGrady is refuting the claim that Kobe beat him 3 times in a game of one on one. McGrady says, they never even played at all. McGrady issued his denial of the event on his twitter page; “LOL Hell [...]
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