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Any other season and performances like what Kobe Bryant had Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers would be part of an MVP highlight reel. However, with LeBron James the hands-down favorite to win it this year it will have to be just another game.
All be it an incredible one (47 points!!!) that kept the Lakers in playoff contention after leading them to a 113-106 win over Portland!
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The Los Angeles Lakers are fighting for their post-season lives.
To take a one-game lead for the 8th and final seed in the Western Conference bracket, the Lakers had to get past the Portland Trailblazers.
Watch Bryant dominate to get it done. The Lakers won 113-106.
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I feel like the Lakers, Kobe especially, just toss around new nicknames a little too flippantly. The latest nickname to surface is one which Kobe is giving to Metta World Peace, who is set to possibly make a comeback to the court Tuesday night when the Lakers play New Orleans. The fact that Metta is set to return already, is actually worthy of a new nickname.
According to the LA...
The Los Angeles Lakers have called on Kobe Bryant to help carry the team in their attempt to claim a playoff spot in the Western Conference. However, with the return of Metta World Peace, coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters – including Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times – that he will attempt to lessen Bryant’s minutes in preparation for the postseason.Metta World...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant suffered what the team called a probable torn Achilles tendon during Friday night's win against the Golden State Warriors., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/kobe-suffers-probable-achilles-tendon-tear
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 47 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled closer to a playoff berth with a 113-106 victory over the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
The Lakers moved a game up on the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Portland, missing the playoffs for the second straight season...
Kobe Bryant has a probable torn Achilles, the Lakers say. MRI tomorrow to confirm.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 13, 2013
Kobe has a probable torn Achilles. MRI tomorrow to confirm.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 13, 2013
If you like basketball, this sucks. You want Kobe to play, and you want him to lose..but you don't want him to get a serious injury...
He isn't saying he will play another five seasons, but Kobe Bryant isn't ready to think seriously about retirement.
Kobe Bryant scored 34 points while playing much of the second half in obvious pain with an injured left leg, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied in the final minutes without him to stay in the playoff picture with a 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Immediately after the game, the Lakers announced Bryant probably had a torn tendon. He will have an MRI...
There have been a number of different reactions to the video clips that surfaced last week of former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players. One of Rice’s former players, Mike Coburn, said that Rice took it too far at times but that the team understood him. Chipper Jones said he thought the players should toughen up and that he has...
There are 3 games left to be played for the Lakers (42-37), but their work in maintaining their 8th seed status is far from over.
L.A. is a full game ahead of Utah, but the Jazz have a much easier schedule facing Minnesota twice and Memphis on the road. They've only beaten the Grizzlies once at home but are undefeated against the Timberwolves in 2 tries.
Kobe Bryant says he would have done what a lot of people would like
to do to former Rutgers coach Mike Rice.
Tweet When the video of Mike Rice abusing his players surfaced, Lakers star Kobe Bryant tweeted out his thoughts on the incident, obviously showing his distaste for Rice’s actions: That’s not #coaching that’s a power trip #rutgersbasketball . At a minimum it’s horrible coaching #coachdontbully — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 4, 2013 #coachdontbully In an [...]