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Since taking over his Facebook page, Kobe Bryant has provided a glimpse into the softer side of the “Black Mamba.” This photo he posted has to be one of my favorites! It’s a young Kobe seated next to his dad, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant. He even had a fro!
James Worthy, who announced his new role as the Los Angeles Lakers main studio analyst on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, says, "I wasn't a fan of Dwight Howard."
Worthy says he likes players who just do their job, and didn't like how Howard handled the situation in Orlando.
"Who said this, I don't like this coach. To me, that's nonsense," Worthy...
DON'T CROWN 'EM
Clippers star Blake Griffin recently said that while the moves the Lakers made this summer look great on paper, that doesn't mean the Lakers don't have to prove it on the court.
Metta World Peace said he doesn't see any team getting past the Lakers this year given the way they've improved over the offseason.
There’s a long list of people already hopping on the Lakers’ hype train, including myself. Now we can add one more. Metta World Peace said in a radio interview that he believes his team has what it takes to win it all.
"With the way the Lakers are looking this year, I don't see anybody getting past us this year at all," World Peace said.
Dwight Howard, who was traded from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, said he doesn't have any regrets about the series of events that occurred during the past year. "I think everything happened the way that it was meant to happen," Howard said in interview that aired Sunday on ESPN. "I really just wish some of the lies and some of the things...
The always entertaining, elbow-chucking, Metta World Peace, is eyeing a goal for the Los Angeles Lakers next season that would land them atop the all-time single-season wins total. Metta, the baller formally known as Ron Artest, believes the new-look Lakers are good enough to top the Chicago Bulls single-season win record of 72, set back in 1995-1996.
World Peace feels very confident...
You can always could on Metta World Peace for some bulletin board worthy material… The Los Angeles Lakers forward made a pretty bold statement on the Max and Marcellus ESPN radio show Friday, proclaiming that the 2012-13 edition of the Lakers can break the ’95-96 Bulls record for wins in a season by going 73-9. [...]
If there was one obvious lesson to be learned by outside observers of the Dwight Howard mess, it is that he has a deep desire to be loved by everyone. It is why he made the ridiculous move to opt-in to a season in Orlando he really had no intention of playing as a member of the Magic.
From there, everything played out like it did (no need for me to rehash that mess) and it...
Dwight Howard described the events surrounding his trade from the Magic.
No question the Los Angeles Lakers have made the most news of any team in the off season. After the NBA Finals Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder were still the clear favorites to get back to the NBA Finals . However now the Lakers have traded for Steve Nash and Dwight Howard and only shipped Andrew Bynum out.
So how about Thunders starting center Kendrick Perkins...
Our favorite Western conference center – Kendrick Perkins – didn’t mince words (shocking, I know) when asked about the revamped Lakers:
“We are the Western Conference champs,” Perkins said. “So at the end of the day, we’re not chasing nobody except for the ring. We’re chasing Miami to get a championship. It’s no guarantee who is going to be where. But we earned...
We learned this week that the New York Knicks hired all-time great Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwan, to train most of their front court. Hakeem, one of the NBA’s most potent big man scorers off all time, can certainly add some offensive options for the Knicks big men.
With high profile stars such as Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Dwight Howard all flying to the Olajuwan’s Texas...