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Following Team USA’s 80-69 win over Brazil on Monday night, President Obama called Kobe Bryant a “competitor” and said he expects “a little trash-talking whenever the opportunity arises” for the Los Angeles Lakers guard. Turns out, the President was right on the money. After Obama was dealt a small dose of rejection when First Lady [...]
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To hear a guy discuss the fact that he has been playing 16 going on 17 years in the NBA is a rare thing. With Kobe Bryant everything seems to be pretty rare.
The Los Angeles Lakers captain sat down with...
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The USA men's Olympic basketball team is littered with talent from wall to wall. So much so that team leader Kobe Bryant said that members of the USA team should have their citizenship revoked, should they return home from London with anything less than gold. Now, this is a little extreme for Bryant to say, although he has been very vocal since joining the squad out in Los Angeles...
While on vacation this week, the buzz around the condo that I was staying in was about the statements that Kobe Bryant made about the 1992 Dream Team. Yes, Kobe feels the 2012 team is superior, and I blogged about it (inside the numbers) on my personal site because it was intriguing to me. If [...]The post 2012 National Team, Kobe Bryant And The 1992 Dream Team Snubs appeared first...
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Kobe Bryant and Mark Cuban do not agree when it comes to the Olympics. As you probably know, Cuban is the most enthusiastic Olympic hater in sports. He roots for Team USA to fail because he feels that the concept of allowing players who are under contract with NBA teams to risk injury in international competition is incredibly dumb. David Stern obviously agrees with Cuban in some...
When Kobe Bryant caught wind that David Stern was tossing around the idea that members of team USA be age 23 or younger, he called the idea “stupid.”
Calm down, Mr. Bryant, this isn’t the worst idea the commissioner has proposed.
Kobe Bryant and David Stern don’t see eye to eye on a potential age restriction for Olympic basketball players. (Image credit: Kevork Djansezian...
This is a little bit of old news at this point, but Kobe Bryant let it be known that he thought the current version of the Dream Team could beat the original Dream Team. My initial thought was to scoff at him completely; it’s one thing if he wanted to compare the team that was planned for the Olympics, but now that Rose, Dwight, et al there seems to be a sizable gap. Rather than...
As we continue our trek through some of the greatest hypothetical NBA games never played, we turn our attention to a sort of modern day battle.
Who leads their squad to victory in the All Time NBA Mock Draft: Lebron James v Kobe Bryant?
It’s the question that is debated all of the basketball world, on talk shows, on radio, on message boards, and it leads to some of the ugliest...
The Lakers declined to use their "amnesty" provision before Tuesday's deadline, meaning Metta World Peace can keep partying.
The team could have waived him without having to pay luxury taxes on his salary, though the Lakers decided against it. World Peace, 32, has two more years and 15 million left on his contract.
As per terms of the new collective-bargaining agreement...
Kyrie Irvings summer ended with a broken hand, but that bad break cant erase what he gained.
Which was a lot.
Irving spent the past couple weeks practicing for the U.S. Select Team, a group chosen to work against the Olympic Team. The constant buzz that came out of Las Vegas during and after these practices was that if one player stood out, it was the Cavs Rookie of the Year.
This may ruffle a few feathers, many will call me un-American or some other crazy name, but I have grown to dislike this years version of Team USA.
Why you ask?
Hubris is defined as an overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. Let’s be honest, that pretty much defines 80% of this Team USA roster. Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin (he was a part...
Mike D'Antoni was there for the start of Linsanity, Kobe Bryant on the wrong end of its greatest highlight.
Neither imagined next season opening without Jeremy Lin on the New York Knicks.
''No. Not when the kicker was they can match. I'm thinking, for sure,'' said former Knicks coach D'Antoni on Wednesday before the U.S. Olympic team practiced. '...
July 18: Team USA has landed in Manchester for tomorrow’s friendly matchup with Great Britain. Melo and Tyson were spotted hanging out with teammates Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant on their way to support the Women’s Olympic team who play Great Britain today.