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Jodie Meeks, now a backup guard with the Los Angeles Lakers told Philly.com about his new experience with the Lakers and the most significant being that a championship is expected in LA, but with the Sixers they were just shooting for playoffs – it’s a different approach. One other difference was his interpretation of Kobe Bryant coming in. I wonder who put such things in his ear.
The Lakers hosted the Sixers on Tuesday night. Meeks said he recognized the difference between Los Angeles and Philadelphia almost as soon as he got here.
“We’ve had a lot of turmoil on this team in the first two months,” said Meeks, who said he has recently grown more comfortable playing for D’Antoni.
“But it’s just different here,” Meeks said. “Back in Philly, you want to make the playoffs. Here, the playoffs are expected and so are championships. There are guys on this team that are headed to the Hall of Fame, you know. So you just keep working, being professional and believing that we ...
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You get to work for the Los Angeles Lakers. You are part of one of the most recognizable sports franchises in the world and Kobe Bryant has probably acknowledged your existence once or twice. It has to be a pretty sweet gig.
But like most good things, there is a downside.
Sometimes, your job involves hammering a 7 footers giant size 17 feet.
Lakers big man Pau Gasol tweeted out...
"We're just slow."
Kobe Bryant's assessment of his Los Angeles Lakers after their loss Tuesday night against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers was harsh.
The Lakers lost, 103-99, at Staples Center to a Sixers team led by 22-year-old point guard Jrue Holiday.
"We didn't look past them. I mean, you just saw an old damn team," said Bryant, who led the...
Kobe Bryant has labeled the Los Angeles Clippers as contenders. He said it. He might be getting a little soft in his old age.
It never seemed possible that he would show love to the other team in the City of Angels.
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“You wasn’t with me shooting in the gym.” One of the most popular one lines of 2012 made famous by Drake and Rick Ross when he called out Kobe Bryant’s wife for the amount of bank she was about to claim in a divorce settlement between the two until they somehow rekindled their relationship to stop that from happening.
Vanessa Bryant has made it clear she didn’t...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has decided to join the social media craze known as Twitter. The 34-year old created an account on Friday morning under the username of "@kobebryant". The account has been verified by Twitter, as noted by the check mark beside his name, so it appears to be legitimate.The 14-time All-Star sent out his first tweet at approximately 9...
Tweet It took a while, but Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has finally caved in and joined the social network Twitter: The antisocial has become social #mambatweets — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013 Bryant, who already interacts with his fans via his Facebook page, took over the Nike Basketball Twitter account Christmas evening [...]
2013 didn’t start out on a good note for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are back under .500 despite Kobe having an amazing season in year 17. He’s currently leading the NBA in scoring (30.3 points per game) and shooting a career-best .479 from the field. And occasionally, he can still get up! Check out [...]
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That alone makes the game a must-watch.
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Kobe Bryant joined Colin Cowherd on ESPNRadio (via Sportsradiointerviews.com) , and discussed whether or not he is ever concerned about being too hard on Howard:
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…Bryant deemed the Clippers championship-worthy.
“Oh, for sure. They’re definitely one of the top contenders,” he said, crediting Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.
“[Paul] is extremely...
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