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5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
According to Ric Bucher of CSN Bay Area, Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook wanted to prove Kobe Bryant wrong. Apparently, during the 2012 Olympics in London, Kobe Bryant was constantly talking so much smack towards the two Thunder players. Kobe was saying that Durant and Westbrook will not be able to get to the NBA Finals again after the Lakers acquired Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.
Bucher also said that Kobe had one assignment during their Team USA basketball practices and that was to guard Russell Westbrook. He was doing this to get Westbrook riled up and cause a rift between him and Kevin Durant. On the other hand, Kevin Durant got tired of Kobe inciting Russ and put everything he had to beat the Lakers on Friday evening.
Kobe being Kobe. He is not passing that torch just yet. On the other hand, the Lakers are not doing too well this season so Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook probably incited Kobe by beating the Lakers. This is a good example of some good Old School/New School trash talk.
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Kobe Bryant headlined an event at Venice Beach to launch his latest signature shoe, the Kobe 8, on Saturday. Fans were able to get a look at the Kobe System from the man himself:
As the Oklahoma City Thunder continue their torrid pace in the Western Conference, guard Russell Westbrook has put together another outstanding season.
In Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, watch as Russ flies to the cup and throws down a nasty one-handed jam:
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for their highest point total (69) of the season in the Thunders match up against the Lakers on Friday night. Now comes word that there was an additional motivation for those performances; Kobe Bryant’s Olympic smack talk. Allegedly last summer after the Lakers acquired Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, [...]
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder can generate a lot of excitement as the NBA's highest-scoring team, but defense is still a matter of pride.
Durant scored 27 points, Kevin Martin added 24 and the Thunder clamped down in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 104-93 on Sunday night for their eighth straight win.
It was a matchup of NBA's most potent offense...
OKLAHOMA CITY There was a moment Sunday night in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 104-93 win over the Indiana Pacers that drilled right past the noise and clutter and hit at the very center of why this team has emerged as perhaps the best in the league.
With 5:39 left in the first quarter of what would be a grinding but well-executed game for both teams, Russell Westbrook exploded...
Oklahoma City -- Russell Westbrook had that look. Before he and his Oklahoma City teammates took on Los Angeles, he had the look of someone who was locked in and ready to punish the Lakers. That is exactly what Westbrook did Friday as he led the Thunder to a 114-108 victory over the Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Westbrook scored 33 points, dropped eight assists and was 5...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Kevin Martin added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 104-93 on Sunday night for their eighth straight win.
A meeting of the NBA's highest-scoring offense and the league's stingiest defense went the way of the Thunder, who eclipsed 100 points for the 12th straight game.
Of course, Oklahoma City boasts...
Roy Hibbert‘s quest to become the best center in the NBA is not going so well. The 7-foot-2 Indiana Pacers big man may be coming off a career season, but on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder he posted another disappointing stat line with 10 points and six rebounds.
Oh, yeah. And this happened, courtesy of 6-foot-3 point guard Russell Westbrook:
Steve Nash is hoping to return to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup Tuesday in Cleveland. However, coach Mike D'Antoni told Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times that, “I wouldn’t put my reputation on it. It’s possible."
Nash has missed 18 games this season because of a small fracture in his fibula. D'Antoni said Nash's attitude is more upbeat as he gets closer...
Modern-day sporting legends face-off: Lio Messi v Kobe Bryant - originally posted on Soccerlens.comLionel Messi goes all out against the Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant. What they’re fighting over is an autograph, in this Turkish Airlines TV commercial.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Mo Williams added 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 117-110 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 34 points, making 12 of 14 free throws, as they fell to 4-7 in their last 11 games.
Al Jefferson and reserves Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter added 14 points each for the...
LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Lakers lost four of five games to begin the season -- capped off by a defeat against the Utah Jazz in early November -- coach Mike Brown was fired days later. Maybe new coach Mike D'Antoni should watch out. The Jazz sent the Lakers to their fourth loss in five games -- again -- with a 117-110 win at Staples Center on Sunday night. Facing...