Found July 04, 2014 on That NBA Lottery Pick:
After coming back from his European vacation, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant decided to leave a special Instagram note for folks celebrating the 4th of July. Check out the full caption that Kobe left on the below Instagram photo which shows Kobe in a Team USA jersey lifting it away from his body: Happy #4thofJuly, my fellow Americans. And a special #thanku to the servicemen and women that continue to fight for our freedom. #USA Happy 4th of July, Kobe! *** Bryant image courtesy of Getty Images

Kobe Bryant seems to have gained weight during his European vacation (photo)

LMAOOOO how he got a 6-pack beer gut?! RT @Delblogo: Kobe doesn’t want Melo to see this, that’s why. — Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) July 1, 2014 Coming on the heels of the news that Kobe Bryant returned from Europe on Wednesday night to help the Los Angeles Lakers woo Carmelo Anthony comes this amusing […] The post Kobe Bryant seems to have gained...

Kobe Bryant Miiiiiight Have Gotten Fat (But Probably Not)

Kobe Bryant flew in to Los Angeles late Wednesday night to be there when free agent Carmelo Anthony visits with the Lakers. Kobe only played in six games last season and likely will need to prove to ‘Melo that he’s in playing shape to make the Lakers a more attractive destination. But is Kobe in playing shape? Aside from the lower body problems that have plagued him over the...

Kobe Bryant says championship expectations for LeBron James are ridiculous

When we tend to judge how well an NBA player has done over his career, we tend to use numbers of championships won as an indicator. Recently, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant decided to come out and say that championships expectations even for the greatest players are sometimes uncalled for. During an interview with Worldstar about the 2014 World Cup, Kobe came out and said that...

Kobe Misses Melo’s Meeting, but Plans to Meet Him Privately

Kobe Bryant will not be able to make Carmelo Anthony’s meeting with the Lakers. Though he cut his vacation short in order to be present for the pitch, the meeting time was moved up due to Kobe having issues with his flight to Los Angeles, according to ESPN. Melo is also meeting with the Knicks today, who are determined to sway the dynamic scorer, even if it means traveling across...

Kobe appears to have put on a few pounds in the offseason

Kobe is basketball years is old and frankly most guys in their mid-30s look like this, just part of life’s ugly beer belly cycle. I am sure by the time training camp rolls around he will be in much better shape. He has plenty of time, it is the off-season, so if he wants to look like Boris Diaw or a mini Carmelo Anthony that is fine. Same thing happened to Ric Flair and he is...

Kobe Bryant returns from Europe to help Lakers make pitch to Carmelo Anthony

It remains to be seen whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers will follow suit and use digitally altered billboards, signage and whatnot to tempt Carmelo Anthony and help convince him that L.A. is the place to be in free agency, but then again, when a team can bring in a big gun to help […] The post Kobe Bryant returns from Europe to help Lakers make pitch to Carmelo Anthony appeared...

Kobe Bryant: Multiple Title Expectations Are Ridiculous

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant attended the World Cup in Brazil and video has surfaced of an interview where the five-time NBA champion discussed the most prominent free agent on the market this offseason — no, not Carmelo Anthony — LeBron James. In this latest video, Bryant is asked about the expectations levied upon a soccer player, having to win...

Kobe Bryant Returns From Greece For Lakers Meeting With Carmelo

Carmelo Anthony is on the last day of his free agency courting spree. Today- July 3rd – in Los Angeles, Melo will meet with the Lakers Thursday morning, and the Knicks later in the afternoon. Kobe Bryant has been on vacation in Greece with his family but per ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne, the Black Mamba flew in for the meetings. Kobe and Melo played on the 2008 Olympic team together...

Report: Kobe Bryant Returns From Vacation To Make Pitch To Carmelo Anthony

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant really wants the Los Angeles Lakers to add another star to their roster. That desire apparently is so great that Bryant returned from his European vacation late Wednesday night in order to be present for the Lakers’ pitch to free-agent Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, according to ESPN sources. Bryant, who has a long history and friendship with Anthony...

Kobe flies back to LA for meeting with Carmelo

In an effort to help the recruiting effort of Carmelo Anthony to the Los Angeles Lakers, star Kobe Bryant grabbed a flight back to LA to make his presence felt. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, Bryant caught a late Wednesday night flight to help out the team’s efforts in signing one of […]

Kobe Bryant returns to L.A. for Lakers’ Carmelo Anthony pitch

The Los Angeles Lakers will meet with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony today and will have superstar Kobe Bryant present at the sit-down. According to’s Ramona Shelburne, Bryant left his European vacation early and flew home so he could be a key part of the Lakers’ pitch to Anthony. Bryant felt it was important to be in L.A. when the Lakers made their...

Kobe Bryant flies back from Europe vacation to meet with Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony will continue his free agency tour on Thursday by visiting with the Los Angeles Lakers. No pitch to a superstar free agent would be complete for the Lakers without their five-time NBA champion and 16-time All-Star. That’s why Kobe Bryant reportedly flew back to LA from a European vacation late Wednesday night. As […]

Kobe Bryant flew back from his family vacation in Europe to help the Lakers attract Carmelo Anthony

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, have been active on Instagram.  They have been posting pictures of all the places.. Kobe Bryant flew back from his family vacation in Europe to help the Lakers attract Carmelo Anthony

Los Angeles Lakers: Team Faces Free Agency Dilemma

The Los Angeles Lakers have a long and rich history of acquiring superstars. Whether it is through a trade, the draft or free agency, the purple and gold seemingly always find a way to bring the stars to Hollywood. Last summer, Dwight Howard put the Lakers in unfamiliar territory when he bolted to Houston to join the Rockets. It was the first time in recent memory that an All-Star...

Kobe Cuts Short Vacation to Come to LA to Pitch Carmelo

I am going to assume Kobe’s pitch to Carmelo will be better than the one to Dwight Howard because he likes and respect Carmelo more. But, with Kobe you never know, but he will be in the room according to ESPN. Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant flew in late Wednesday night from a European vacation so he could play a key part in the team’s pitch to free-agent forward Carmelo...
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