Found July 19, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
In an interview with NBATV, Jim Buss said he “would bet a lot of money” that Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant will be ready “in the preseason.” After suffering a torn left Achilles tendon, the 34-year-old Bryant underwent the knife to repair the wound on April 13. Expected to miss a minimum of 6-9 months, the 6-foot-6, 205 pound Bryant was pictured walking without his boot on June 1. “Well, we’re in Vegas, and I would bet a lot of money that this guy comes back probably in preseason,” said Buss, 53, the Lakers’ executive vice president of player … Continue reading →

Kobe Bryant could return by preseason

Los Angeles Lakers vice president Jim Buss told NBA TV on Thursday that he not only expects Kobe Bryant to be back by the start of the regular season but also believes he could play in a preseason game. “Well, we’re in Vegas, and I would bet a lot of money that this guy comes back probably in preseason,” Buss said during the Lakers-Milwaukee 

Jim Buss: Kobe Bryant will be back by preseason

Jim Buss is in Vegas, and just made himself one heck of a bet. The Lakers executive vice president of player personnel said on Thursday he feels that Kobe Bryant will be ready for action by the time the preseason roll around. Bryant, recovering from an Achilles Tendon injury that ended his season, is entering the last year of his current contract with the Lakers. "Well, we...

Buss: Kobe may be back by preseason

According to the Lakers owner, Kobe Bryant, currently rehabbing a torn Achilles suffered last season, will be back in time for the preseason. Is he too optimistic?

Close to $500k of Kobe Bryant’s Memorabilia Sold at Auction by His Mom

Just imagine if Kobe wasn’t able to get 90% of his stuff back, how much money his mom would have profited off him? If I was a betting man (if I was a betting man, I would make my bets at I would say they would have made close to $5 million. They will have to settle for about half a million according to ESPN. Kobe Bryant items brought in big money in an...

Kobe Bryant championship ring auctions for $174k

Kobe Bryant items up for auction brought in big money, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN. The auction ended early Saturday morning.  A duplicate of his 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring, given to his father, sold for $174,184.  A smaller version that was given to his mother Pam, sold for $108,153. From ESPN: The ring presented to his father 

Buss Believes Kobe Could Return By Preseason

Kobe Bryant could be back on the court by the start of preseason. Jim Buss said Thursday that he’s encouraged by Bryant’s rehabilitation, which recently has included running on an elliptical machine. “I would bet a lot of money that this guy comes back probably in preseason," Buss said during the Lakers-Bucks game at the Las Vegas Summer League. "He's real sharp...

Kobe Bryant ahead of schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers not only expect Kobe Bryant to be back by the start of the regular season but believe he could also be back by the preseason. Lakers vice president Jim Buss told NBA TV on Thursday that Bryant is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in April. Buss expects Bryant to play in a preseason game. "Well, we're in Vegas...

Jim Buss thinks Kobe Bryant will be ready at start of season

Jim Buss infrequently gives interviews, but the Los Angeles Lakers executive sat down with NBA TV during a Lakers Summer League game in Las Vegas on Thursday and provided an update on the status of Kobe Bryant. Buss said that Bryant is well ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn Achilles’ tendon, which [...]

Report: Kobe items bring in big bucks

Kobe Bryant items reportedly brought in a big haul during a controversial auction early Saturday. The piece that netted the largest sum was a duplicate of Bryant's 2000 Lakers championship ring that was given to the superstar's father and sold for $174,184, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. The auction, which took place at New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions and was comprised...

6 Kobe items go for $433,531 at auction

Two NBA championship rings that Kobe Bryant gave to his parents each sold for more than $100,000 at an auction that supported one of his charities. Goldin Auctions said six items of Bryant memorabilia sold for a combined $433,531 in the monthlong auction that closed early Saturday morning. A 2000 Lakers championship ring gifted by Bryant to his father, Joe, sold for $174,184. A...

Kobe memorabilia nets over $400K

The rings are the thing for Kobe Bryant's parents. His rings, that is. It what may signal the end of a bitter memorabilia dispute, two of Bryant's replica NBA championship rings sold on Friday for $174,184 and $108,153, respectively. They were part of an auction as part of the settlement between Bryant and his parents, who tried to sell close to 100 of Bryant's items...

Lakers exec Jim Buss makes bold prediction on Kobe's return

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Kobe Bryant practices with Hakeem Olajuwon in 2009

Back in the grand year that was 2009, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant enlisted the help of Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon to help his game. Below is a short video excerpt of the practice which shows Hakeem giving Kobe some pointers including how Olajuwon performs his patented, “Dream Shake”: It’s clear that Kobe put those moves to heart as Kobe’s Lakers won back-to-back...

Jim Buss: Kobe Might Play in Preseason

New Los Angeles Lakers owner and team VP Jim Buss may not be the next Robert Kraft (or Jerry Buss for that matter), but his comments to ESPN Los Angeles’ Arash Markazi may be the shot in the arm this franchise needs.  According to Buss, Kobe Bryant is ahead of schedule in his rehab of a torn [...]

Andrew Wiggins Wants To Play For Raptors

The Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes have begun, and there are close to 8 teams vying to be bad enough to have a shot at selecting Wiggins #1 in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Canadian born Wiggins is quiet, loyal to his country, and wants to be a trend setter.  During a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Wiggins also admitted he wants to play for the Toronto Raptors. After winning the Gatorade...
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