Found April 26, 2012 on RealGM:
Kobe Bryant believes he will win his sixth NBA championship this season.

Kobe won't play, concedes scoring title to Durant

SACRAMENTOKobe Bryant made a handful of half-court shots Thursday in a playful competition with teammates and assistant coach Chuck Person, but the Lakers star wont make so much as a layup against Sacramento. Lakers Coach Mike Brown said Bryant would sit out the teams final regular-season game and concede the NBA scoring title to Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant. Bryant needed 38 points...

Kobe Bryant to sit out season finale

Kobe Bryant will sit out Thursday night's regular season finale at Sacramento, meaning Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant will win his third straight NBA scoring title. Bryant, who recently returned after missing seven games with a shin injury, was going to need at least 38 points against the Kings to overtake Durant for the top spot and win his third scoring crown. But head coach...

Kobe sits as Lakers lose in finale

Kobe Bryant skipped a chance to win an NBA scoring title and thought nothing of it. The Lakers' star sat on the visitor's bench during Sacramento's meaningless 113-96 victory over Los Angeles in Thursday night's regular-season finale dressed in a sharp grey suit and tie. Even if he wanted to prevent Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant from leading the league in scoring...

Kobe to sit final game of the season; Kevin Durant wins third consecutive scoring title

Head coach Mike Brown and the Los Angeles Lakers have decided to rest Kobe Bryant for the final game of the regular season in preparation for the playoffs, officially conceding the NBA scoring title to Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, his third in a row. Bryant trails Durant by mere percentage points in the scoring [...]

Bryant, Gasol partner up on racehorse

Kobe Bryant outbid his Lakers teammate Pau Gasol for a racehorse called Siempre Mio, but the Spaniard was so enamored with the name -- which translates to "Always Mine" -- that the original owner allowed the pair to become partners. Mark Verge, the CEO of Los Angeles-area thoroughbred race track Santa Anita Park, offered a 25 percent stake in the four-year-old gelding...

Kobe and Pau Buy a Horse Together

Kobe Bryant is known as one of the most competitive players in NBA history, and apparently that isn't limited to just the basketball court. Up for auction on Tuesday at the Lakers Foundation's charity fundraiser was a four-year-old gelding horse, Siempre Mio and Pau Gasol put in a bid. Not content to lose at anything, Bryant began a mini bidding war in the 25% stake of the...

Kobe Bryant says Blake Griffin should ‘smack the f*** out of somebody’

Blake Griffin has taken a beating this season, and it has hardly gone unnoticed. Brutal fouls like this one have inspired Griffin to speak out against the way opponents are defending him, and you can’t blame him for wanting the referees to do a better job of protecting him. While Griffin’s Clippers teammates have vowed to protect him going forward, Kobe Bryant says he would handle...

Stars' health among questions for L.A. teams

As the Clippers surged back from an 18-point deficit Wednesday, Chris Paul bounced out to meet his teammates as they returned to the bench after a New York timeout. He did so with a limp, the result of a sore groin that kept him from playing. When the Lakers wrapped up their season Thursday in Sacramento, it was with Kobe Bryant wearing a suit and his new title, Coach Bryant...

Top 10 NBA Jersey Sales of the 2011-2012 Season

  With all the .com websites from China charging a fraction of what your Modells and Dick's sporting good stores are charging, I did not know that people actually still bought jerseys from stores anymore.  Personally I do not think anything beats the early 90's Champion jerseys that used to sell for $35 brand new.  Chicago Bulls guard and last seasons NBA MVP Derek Rose...

Western Conference Playoff Schedule

For most of the shorten NBA season the Oklahoma City Thunder were the top team in the West but the San Antonio Spurs won their last 10 games to finish first in the Western Conference. These two teams are clearly the favorites to win the West. While everyone wants to crown the Thunder don’t count out the Spurs. Remember this team his championship history something...

Kings 113, Lakers 96

DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and 19 rebounds, Tyreke Evans scored 17 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers' backups 113-96 Thursday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. Kobe Bryant sat out along with four other Lakers' starters, conceding the NBA scoring title to Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant. He needed 38 points to boost his average...
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