Found January 16, 2012 on LA Times:
No surprise: Kobe Bryant was one of 20 finalists for the U.S. Olympic team.

Is It Time To Respect Kobe Bryant?

Once upon a time, I moved to Portland and quickly learned that one of the best ways to assimilate and become a true Portlander was to hate the Los Angeles Lakers. Not just dislike the Lakers, mind you. HATE the Lakers. Yes, hate the evil SoCal spawns of Satan with the fiery, unquenchable disdain of one who would back over Jerry Buss‘ dog with an F-150 while laughing maniacally...

PBT: Jordan says only Kobe worthy of comparison

Michael Jordan says the only player who deserves to be compared with him is Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant scores 42, but Lakers fall to Clippers

LOS ANGELES -- The words in the build-up to the Clippers and Lakers game Saturday night didn't do much justice...

Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Attack Fast’ Art

Sure the Nike Zoom Kobe VII “Del Sol” kicks are pretty cool, but this “Attack Fast”  poster made with Nike Zoom Kobe VII “Del Sol” kicks is so awesome I can’t feel my wrist — kinda like Kobe Bryant. The “Attack Strong” poster ain’t too shabby either. See it below, if you dare.  

Chris Paul's hamstring exam is negative

LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul had an MRI exam Sunday on his strained left hamstring that was negative, the Los Angeles...

The Clippers move forward

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images If the Clippers can execute plays like this one in the fourth quarter, none of the noise will matter. Chris Paul's most dynamic play of the night occurred a moment before his most consequential one, after which he limped off the floor. The Clippers led 91-82 just inside of five minutes to play. They'd weathered a torrent of Kobe Bryant...

Love named one of 20 U.S. Olympic team finalists

Kevin Love joins an esteemed list that includes Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard and others.

Video: Derek Fisher Nails Game-Winning Three vs Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks wisely trapped Kobe Bryant in the dying moments tonight, and he found his old, trusted partner for the game winning trey. Derek Fisher refuses to die. (H/T: Blazersedge)

Knicks a losing team with Melo

It’s not complicated. Since the celebrated Carmelo Anthony trade 11 months ago, the New York Knicks have won 20 regular-season games and lost 21. That doesn’t sound so great, but it gets worse: The Knicks also lost four straight in the playoffs, winning none. The Knicks didn’t get Chris Paul. Many fans and observers believed getting Melo put the Knicks closer to obtaining...

Clippers overcome Kobe's 42, beat Lakers (AP)

Chris Paul scored 33 points, Blake Griffin had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Lakers 102-94 on Saturday night despite 42 points by Kobe Bryant. Chauncey Billups added 19 points, former Laker Caron Butler had 13 points and DeAndre Jordan had 10 rebounds in the Clippers' second win in four days over one of the NBA's elite teams.
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