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Back in February, Los Angeles guard Kobe Bryant suffered a broken nose and mild concussion due to a hard foul from Dwyane Wade in the All-Star game. Kobe was forced to wear a to a protective mask to avoid further injuring his nose, and so the “Masked Mamba” was born. Now, fans have a chance to [...]
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LOS ANGELES – It was Kobe, Kobe and more Kobe. It was known that if the Lakers were going to keep Denver at bay for the entire series that Bryant would start having runaway games.
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As soon as he could, Kobe Bryant ditched the plastic mask.
He couldn't right away. Bryant needed it to protect his broken nose and relieve pain after suffering a concussion during the 2012 NBA All-Star game. Even if he scored 342 points through 11 games while wearing the gear, Bryant sounded eager to ditch it after describing wearing the mask as "like a sauna on my face...
You know when Metta World Peace doesn’t have to pass the ball to Kobe Bryant? When he’s serving a seven-game suspension for cracking an opponent in the head with an elbow. Otherwise, the funny little clip you see above that I Am a GM shared with us is pretty accurate. And why shouldn’t it be? World Peace certainly isn’t a scorer, and the Lakers have done pretty well in the...
Thinking about what to be for holloween….how about the “Masked Mamba?” All you have to do is bid and win Kobe Bryant’s now-infamous mask on eBay. Kobe’s protective mask is being auctioned off for charity and all proceeds from the sale of the mask going to the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. The mask is autographed by Kobe and bidding is already up to over...
Los Angeles Times interviewed some of the Laker players before the start of the playoffs….check out video the below to see Kobe Bryant’s response to naming the best “Kobe Stopper” he ever played against.
The Lakers got a reminder Tuesday night that after all the changes they've undergone, they still have a legendary scorer in Kobe Bryant.
Bryant had his 83rd playoff game with at least 30 points when he scored 38 in the Lakers' 104-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. The Lakers lead the series 2-0, with Game 3 in Denver on Friday night.
Bryant took advantage...
The men's and women's Olympic basketball tournament team draw was held Monday as teams were divided into two groups of six teams each.
During the perliminary round teams will play the five other members of their group. The top four teams of each group will move onto the Quarter-Finals in a classic knock-out tournament.
The tournaments will be held July 28 to August...
For once, Kobe Bryant smiled. For once, Andrew Bynum frowned.
The Lakers' two best players appeared to trade roles. Bryant usually remains stoic and serious during the NBA playoffs. Bynum often appears carefree.
Yet, the circumstances surrounding their differing body language actually revealed how they are resembling each other.
The Lakers' 104-100 Game 2 victory Tuesday...
Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver's late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.
Pau Gasol had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the third-seeded Lakers, who still haven't trailed in...
LOS ANGELES If anyone had doubts about the Lakers ability to play dominant, winning basketball in the NBA Playoffs without the suspended Metta Word Peace and with seldom-used players getting more minutes, the question was answered emphatically Sunday afternoon at STAPLES Center.
Yes they do.
Devin Ebanks, starting in World Peace's place and came up with 12 points and 5 rebounds...
LOS ANGELES -- Despite the fact that they head back home down 2-games-to-none in their opening round playoff series against the Lakers, the Denver Nuggets aren't going back as a thoroughly beaten basketball team.
Yes, Los Angeles took Game One convincingly, never trailing and finishing with a 103-88 win. Kobe Bryant scored 31 and center Andrew Bynum collected his first-ever...