Found August 18, 2014 on Sportress of Blogitude:
Kobe Bryant may be a revered, idolized and respected superstar here in the States, but in Asia, the Los Angeles Lakers veteran, like many American athletes, are worshiped as if they were the modern day incarnation of mythological heroes. Just ask this guy. Given his status as practically an otherworldly entity, perhaps it shouldn’t be […] The post Kobe Bryant ‘Achilles’ sculpture from Taiwan is a mythological marvel (photos) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

WATCH: Kobe Bryant takes over 1995 high school playoff game

Any NBA fan has seen highlights of Kobe Bryant taking over a game. The five-time NBA champion scored 81 points in a single game once, and he has scored 50 or more in a game 25 times in his career. But have you ever seen Kobe dominate in high school? We have you covered. In […]

Nike unveils 'House of Mamba' LED basketball court

We may have reached a new level for interactive basketball courts. Nike recently teamed up with AKQA and produced the world’s first full-sized reactive LED basketball court in Shanghai, China. The court will help athletes train and adds an interactive, engaging element to a normal training session. It mimics drills based on Kobe Bryant’s own training regimen, and features motion...

Anthony Davis on Kobe Bryant: “ took me under his wing”

When Kobe Bryant first came into the league, he was a young player with a lot of skill on the court, but not so much when the final buzzer sounded and he stepped off it. For years, Bryant was branded a “loner” and usually stayed separate from the rest of his teammates. However, as Bryant grew older and matured as both a player and a person, the eventual five-time NBA champion...

Watch a young Kobe Bryant take over a high school game in this rare footage

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant has done it all in the NBA. Titles, scoring barrages, dunks, MVP performances, and clutch moments. But where did it all begin? Where did Kobe develop this never-say-die attitude that made him one of the best ever to play in the NBA? At Lower Merion high school that’s where. Kobe took over the a high school game scoring 18 points down the stretch to carry...

Kobe Bryant does Ice Bucket Challenge in cold tub for Instagram video

You had to know it would only be a matter of time until Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant would take on the Ice Bucket Challenge. While most decided to dump buckets of ice water on their head, Kobe decided to up the ante by doing his Ice Bucket Challenge in a cold tub. Check out Kobe’s official Ice Water Challenge in the below Instagram clip: Great job, Kobe! *** Bryant image...

Crazy Taiwanese Sculpture Has Snake Biting Kobe’s Achilles Heel (Photo)

Kobe Bryant is particularly popular in Asia. So much so that a sculptor in Taiwan created this work of art portraying a naked Kobe Bryant tangled up in a black mamba, which also appears to be biting his Achilles heel. Kobe is called the Black Mamba by Lakers fans around the world as a term of endearment. Bryant has only played in six NBA games since April 2013 when he tore his Achilles...

Statue of Kobe Bryant wrestling a black mamba appears in Taiwan

TweetI don’t really have much commentary to add that would do this statue of a naked Kobe Bryant with a giant black mamba snake draped all over him proper justice:   I’m confused and frankly terrified about what’s going on here. We get that Kobe is a huge figure overseas, but, wow. Let’s just say someone has a… vivid imagination in the way they visualize Mr. Bryant. A...

Kobe Bryant Is At Loss For Words After Seeing Nike's Futuristic LED Court

Kobe Bryant has seen and done just about everything during the course of his magnificent basketball career, so when the Black Mamba is impressed by something, that's a good clue for the rest of us to take notice.During a recent trip to China, Bryant helped Nike debut a new LED court that resembles a video game with its technology and design. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar admits...

Here Is Some Rare Footage of a Young Kobe Bryant Lighting It Up At Lower Merion High School

There isn’t a ton of footage from Kobe Bryant’s high school days with Lower Merion High School, but the stuff that does exist is fairly incredible. The footage above is no exception. The video was unearthed over at Lakers Nation and it is from a game during Kobe’s junior of high school where he went off for 29 second half points against Norristown. The kid could ball. Article...

Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m 70 in basketball years’

Kobe Bryant has two years left on his contract with the Lakers, and most expect those to be the final two seasons that he plays professionally. Injuries limited him to just six games last season, and though he’s expected to be back to 100 percent for the start of the 2014-15 campaign, no one yet knows exactly what that will mean in terms of his on-court performance.

Brandon Jennings Claims Kobe Bryant Is “The Greatest Ever”, MJ Had More Help

The real surprising thing about this is that it’s Brandon Jennings saying that Kobe is the greatest basketball player ever, and not Kobe implying that himself. “@Jake_OohKillEm: @BrandonJennings what r u trying to say!?” – Kobe really the greatest ever — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) August 19, 2014 Controversially, Jennings based his argument on the teams that each...

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Things To Expect Next Season

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Things To Expect Next Season By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… You can call these expectations based on analysis and research or just guessing, but here are 5 things I believe we will see next season from the Los Angeles Lakers. 1. Kobe, Kobe And Kobe - I believe that Kobe Bryant will be healthy this season, at least somewhat and since his...

Rare Footage of Kobe Scoring 29 in a Half at Lower Merion HS (Video)

In today’s technological boom, it’s pretty easy to find footage of our favorite athletes dominating when they were in high school. Back in the mid-90s though, such highlights were pretty difficult to come by. It’s rare to find in-game video of a teenage Kobe Bryant doing work (yes, he’s been in the league that long), so when we do find some it’s always a treat to watch...

Should be statue of limitations on immortalizing sports heroes, right, Kobe?

Our sports heroes can inspire us. We can try to imitate them. Or we can try to immortalize them through art -- or something that's sort of like art. Here are three recent examples, and you judge how successful they were: *First is the most bizarre. In Taiwan, a sculptor has created a statue of Kobe Bryant depicting the superstar wearing not a Lakers uniform but rather a huge...

Why Losing Weight At Age 30 May Just Be The Key To Longevity For NBA Stars

LeBron James has slimmed down. So have fellow superstars Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade.Somewhere in Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant must be smiling.That's because Bryant, 35, has been preaching the virtues of weight loss for years, since he was around the age of James (29), Anthony (30) and Wade (32). Tony Manfred of Business Insider notes that when Bryant was James' age in the...
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