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Just because Kobe Bryant didn’t get what he wanted with concerns to Dwight Howard re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, he decided to Un-follow him on Twitter. Bryant should have gave Howard a better pitch, rather than telling him he wasn’t a winner and he should stay with L.A. so he could teach him how to become a winner. Bryant and Howard didn’t hit it off from the time Howard arrived in L.A.. There can only be one shinning star on the Lakers team and it is clear that star is Bryant and no one is going to take any of the lime light away from him. Last season the Lakers struggled. The team had a hard time playing like a team and much of the finger-pointing was aimed at Howard. Kobe had plenty of things to say. The Lakers let their head coach go early in the season and some think that was because Kobe was less than happy with him. Now that Howard decided to pick the Rockets over the Lakers, it is clear there is no love loss between Bryant and Howard. When Bryant decided to Un-foll...
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Kobe Bryant has become a pro at this social media thing. After word began to spread that the Lakers would use the one-time amnesty clause on Metta World Peace, Kobe took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
No game 7 win without Metta! This is a tough day for laker nation #misspeace #newcbacasualty
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 9, 2013
Personally I’d keep Metta and make...
Now that Kobe and Dwight Howard are no longer teammates, the Mamba took some time to explain why he unfollowed Howard.
Kobe Bryant has not been with the Twitter Universe for long, but in the time that he has been tweeting he has grown quite the following (over 3 million). It's understandable too. When you are the best at what you do people are going to what a piece of you even if it is just clinging to your every word on social media.
That much was proven...
Now you can stop wondering if the Lakers will amnesty Kobe Bryant. The team will reportedly use the amnesty clause on Metta World Peace. This move will save the Lakers tax $8.3 million. World Peace wasn’t effective this past season with the Lakers. Which shouldn’t have surprised anyone, considering he had already lost a step in the ’11-’12 season.
World Peace injured his...
According to a report from Wealthx.com, Kobe Bryant unsurprisingly has the highest net worth in the NBA at $220 million. Endorsements throughout 15 years in the NBA from adidas, Sprite, McDonalds, Upper Deck and Spalding, Nike, Coca-Cola and most recently Turkish Airlines will certainly lead to that kind of success.
Kevin Garnett ($190M), LeBron James ($130M), Tim Duncan ($100M...
Kobe never really liked Dwight and Dwight never really liked Kobe.
They don’t have to pretend anymore. From the time Kobe told him to leave the clown act in Orlando their relationship was destine to fail.
I don’t think Kobe is shedding any tears over Dwight leaving. They both unfollowed each other on Twitter soon after it became official that Dwight Howard was signing with the Rockets.
What he says make sense, no need to be buddy buddy with someone who isn’t your friend and left to play for your competition.
No need to fake it anymore.
I wish d12 the best honestly. I just find it hard to follow players that wanna kick my teams ass #thatsjustme
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 9, 2013
Kobe Bryant is FIRED UP! Dwight Howard has selected the Houston Rockets and Kobe is making his own statements via social media. Not only did he unfollow Dwight on Twitter, he put up a photo of him and Pau Gasol on Instagram.
Pau unfollowed Dwight on Twitter too. No love lost though, Dwight hit the unfollow button as well. Let the rivalry begin. Now Kobe has more motivation for...
While Dwight Howard changed his Twitter avatar and tweeted out his excitement to join the Rockets, Kobe Bryant took to Instagram to react to the news himself:
A lot of he said, she said at this point so you decide who you want to believe. We reported the news a few days ago of Kobe Bryant’s reported very direct message to Dwight Howard during the Lakers meeting while he was a free agent. Bryant let it be known that Dwight didn’t know [...]
Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol are moving on — together.
Moments after Dwight Howard tweeted that he would be signing with the Houston Rockets, his former teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers cut ties in a very 2013 way. Bryant and Gasol unfollowed the center on Twitter.
Bryant went one step further by flaunting his bromance with Gasol in an Instagram picture. Bryant tagged the photo...
Now that Dwight Howard is gone, the Los Angeles Lakers will not use their amnesty provision on forward Pau Gasol, reports ESPNLosAngeles.com on Friday. Gasol will now likely slide over from power forward to center, the same position he was in when the 2009
LOS ANGELES Metta World Peace may not be worth the 7.7 million he's due in salary next season. Hes certainly not worth the 19 million payout, including luxury taxes, that keeping him on the books in Los Angeles necessitates.
It's simple math. Theres no reason for the Lakers not to use their amnesty provision, which wipes the 33-year-old forwards salary off the teams cap...
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Admit it, virtually all basketball fans wish they could have been a fly on the wall when Kobe Bryant learned that Dwight Howard was taking his talents to Houston. Well, we may never know exactly how Bryant reacted to the news, but we may have the next best thing — Metta World Peace getting the word. World Peace was leaving Mastro’s in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday night, when...
I knew the Lakers were doomed when they went all Keith Sweat begging Howard to stay.