Found January 14, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
Kobe Bryant is, as they say, on fire. For three straight games, Kobe Bryant has launched 31 shots towards the rim. For three straight games, enough of those 31 shots have fallen to give him at least 40 points. He has scored a total of 120 points, going 47-93 from the field, 5-13 from 3, and 31-34 from the line. The Lakers have won all three of those games. The Lakers are riding Kobe to a 9-4 record, good for second best in the West. Kobe Bryant is definitely on a mission. But what's the mission, exactly? And is this the way the mission should be executed? Is Kobe Bryant firing away in defiance of his age, his injuries and his critics? Is Kobe determined to not just win another title to catch Michael Jordan, but to do it in a fashion that still make him "Kobe"? And since I'm asking so many questions... is this a good thing for the Lakers? Time stands still for no man, no matter how hard Kobe clenches his jaw and stares it down. At some point, t...

Lakers' Bryant says wrist is improving

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says the wrist injury that has plagued him all season is "already getting better," and that he expects to be close to 100 percent by the start of the playoffs.Bryant told the Orange County Register that the torn ligament in his wrist, which often causes swelling in his shooting hand, has improved steadily over the past week - then downplayed...

Clippers annouce their arrival against Lakers

LOS ANGELES They're not exactly the new kids on the block, but the Los Angeles Clippers claimed a piece of downtown turf Saturday night. They don't own LA. The town still belongs to the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, but the Clippers made it clear they're not pushovers anymore. Staples Center belongs to them, too, and they intend to protect it. "We're doing what...

Kobe Bryant strikes back in second half of loss to Clippers

After shooting three for 12 in a lackluster first half, he scores 21 points in the third quarter to finish with 42 in a 102-94 defeat.The Lakers appeared to be finished, and so did Kobe Bryant's streak of consecutive 40-point games.

Washed-Up Kobe Bryant Not Even Averaging 40 Points Per Game

Kobe Bryant, the aging, creaky, washed-up, ex-star of the Los Angeles Lakers, continued to have maybe not his best season of his 16-year NBA career Wednesday night, as his 40 points in a win over the Utah Jazz kept his s...

"The Kobe System" Nike Commercials Are Hilarious (Video)

The recent Nike advertising campaign for Kobe Bryant's new shoes is called "The Kobe System" and has high-profile endorsers that include Richard Branson, Jerry Rice, and Venus Williams just to name a few.Here are some of the commercials that Nike has produced for it: Here are some of the testimonials from Aziz Ansari and Paul Rodriguez:

Welcome To The KobeSystem

We knew this would happen. Despite concerns that he was too old or too beat up to still compete at his usual level, Kobe Bryant has once again shoved monster game after monster game in all of our doubting faces this season. Dude’s been bananas lately. So, it’s only natural with as much success as [...]

NBA All-Star Votes: Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant in the Lead

The NBA All-Star Game takes place in Orlando next month, and the League announced who leads in the fan voting so far today, via Twitter: “West Centers: Andrew Bynum 496,597; DeAndre Jordan 134,961; Marc Gasol 102,116; Nenê 94,167 … West Forwards: Kevin Durant 633,538; Blake Griffin 394,264; Dirk 231,832; Pau 185,428 … East Forwards: LeBron James 640,789; Carmelo Anthony 496...
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