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Kobe Bryant believes he is one of the top players in the NBA, so he’s not about to give the Los Angeles Lakers a discount on his services, even if a pay cut would help the team. At least, that’s what he said on Wednesday. Bryant was asked by Lakers Nation’s Serena Winters about the [...]
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Reports indicate that Dwight Howard expressed concern about Kobe Bryant's future with the Lakers, apparently even suggesting the team use its amnesty provision.
The Los Angeles Lakers are eyeing a rebuild. However, when you have the pressures that come with being the NBA’s premier franchise, a rebuild doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing for them as it does to every other team.
Rather than breaking the team down to its bare bones and retooling through the draft over several seasons, the Lakers are clearly planning with the 2014 offseason...
Kobe Bryant admitted last season that he could retire when his Los Angeles Lakers contract expires in 2014, but he says he is now gearing up to play three or four more seasons.
"How many pages in that last chapter, I don't know. But it's definitely the last chapter," Bryant said. "I've been rejuvenated somewhat by the injury and inspired by watching what...
Kobe Bryant is entering the last year of his contract with his only NBA team, the Lakers. But Kobe has made it known that when the time comes next off season to negotiate a new contract, don’t look for him to take a pay cut.
“I’m not taking any at all — that’s the negotiation that you have to have,” Bryant told the website. “For me to sit here and say, ‘Oh yeah...
Dwight Howard really didn’t want to play with Kobe Bryant. According to a report, Howard was willing to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers if they were willing to give him a quick timetable on Kobe leaving. Bryant can become a free agent at the end of the 2013-2014 season. From Marc Stein at ESPN: Sources told ESPN.com that Howard and his representatives — in a handful of meetings...
Kobe Bryant has not been with the Twitter Universe for long, but in the time that he has been tweeting he has grown quite the following (over 3 million). It's understandable too. When you are the best at what you do people are going to what a piece of you even if it is just clinging to your every word on social media.
That much was proven...
Kobe Bryant could sign for veteran's minimum during the 14-15 NBA season to increase the Los Angeles Lakers' cap space. Bryant could then re-sign with the Lakers in 2015 offseason for a maximum salary of $19.5 million because the team would retain his Bird rights.
"I’m not taking any at all – that’s the negotiation that you have to have," Bryant said. "...
Typical selfish Kobe Bryant. Unlike other stars, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, and other aging players, Kobe Bryant said next summer he will not take a pay cut to help the Los Angeles Lakers improve their team. SBnation reports that the highest paid player in the NBA will be looking to "get his" next summer.
I'm not taking any (pay cut) at all - that's the negotiation...
Kobe Bryant is out with a torn Achilles. Dwight Howard left for Houston. Metta World Peace could be amnestied at any minute. It’s safe to say that the Los Angeles Lakers are going through some turmoil right now.
For the first time in a long time, the Lakers have fallen out of the NBA’s spotlight. They are an old team with a coach that hasn’t really won anything and an egotistical...
Shaquille O’Neal, whose NBA career ended at the age of 39 because of a torn Achilles, thinks his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant, who is still recovering from Achilles surgery in April, can play at a high-level until he is 40-years-old. “Kobe’s a tough competitor,” O’Neal
The Los Angeles Lakers waived forward Metta World Peace on Thursday under the NBA’s amnesty provision. “Its tough to say goodbye to a player such as Metta, who has been a significant part of our team the past four
There have already been a number of theories floated around about why Dwight Howard chose not to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, but this is one of the most interesting. We have heard that Howard felt Mike D’Antoni did not give him enough of a voice within the locker room, but did the power [...]
Gotta love this guy. Always entertaining, always with a smile. Sure he always makes you feel a little uncomfortable, but that comes with the whole package. Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter to thank his departing buddy: “No game 7 win without Metta! This is a tough day for laker nation #misspeace #newcbacasualty.” Misspeace indeed.
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The Los Angeles Lakers’ organization isn’t use to the word, “rebuilding.” Yet, that’s what most hoops aficionados think the Lakers are headed for with the way their roster is currently constructed. One analyst the Lakers fans and brass are quite used to, had more of an encouraging thing to say about the Lakers and specifically...
Yesterday, reports surfaced that Lakers forward Metta World Peace would be amnestied. And though the news isn’t quite official, teammate Kobe Bryant went ahead and voiced his displeasure about the move.A day later we’re all at the point that it’s a foregone conclusion that World Peace will be amnestied, so now it’s time to discuss where World Peace could land. As usual Sam...