Found May 19, 2012 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
Kobe Bryant has had some bad fourth quarters during the Western Conference semi-finals. But Kobe being Kobe, doesn’t care that people are laughing at his struggles or rooting for him to lose. “I don’t give a [expletive] what you say, if I go out there and miss game winners, and people say, ‘Kobe choked, or [...]
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Bryant doesn't care about how, just how many

Kobe Bryant, 33, might be getting older, but he'll take a victory any way he can get it. Bryant lived at the free throw line Friday night and made all 18 of his foul shots to lift the Lakers to a 99-96 Game 3 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Bryant's 36 points helped the Lakers cut the Thunder's series lead to 2-1, with Game 4 back at Staples Center on Saturday...

Kobe delays Thunder's inevitable rise

After 16 seasons, you accept the proposition as a postulate: as Kobe Bryant goes, so do the Lakers. So there were moments that felt like a seismic shift, not just in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Lakers and the Thunder, but in The Game itself. The transition is inevitable. Even the most possessed of souls, even Kobe Bryant, must bow to time. Toward the...

Kobe: I Don't Play For Your Approval

Kobe Bryant went 18-for-18 from the free throw line in the Lakers' gritty Game 3 win over Oklahoma City.

Lakers Battle Past Thunder 99-96, Trail 2-1 In Series

Following the Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 119-90 to open their seven game match-up, a reporter asked Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant if his team was capable of guarding the Thunder. Rather than responding; Bryant walked off the podium, ending his interview session with the media. Friday night, the Lakers answered that question on the...

Bryant Blames Gasol For Costly Turnover

Kobe Bryant criticized Pau Gasol for throwing away a pass with 33.9 seconds remaining in the Lakers' 103-100 loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday.

10 best players from the 1st round of the playoffs

1.The Lakers were up 3-1 on the Nuggets but it took than 7 games to finish the Nuggets. The Lakers won this series because of one player Kobe Bryant. Bryant even battled the flu at the end of the series. For the series Bryant averaged 29.1 points per game, 5 assists and 4.6 rebounds. 2.LeBron James, the league MVP picked off right where he left off in the regular season...

Kobe Bryant Channels Inner 'Great One,' Sports Wayne Gretzky Oilers Jersey (Photo)

Kobe Bryant has done some great things throughout his NBA career. He's won five NBA titles, and is a 14-time All-Star and a two-time league scoring champion. Those are all great achievements, but does that make Kobe the "The Great One?" Wayne Gretzky is the only athlete fit for that nickname, and a quick look at the hockey great's impressive resume is sufficient...

Kevin Durant drops a hammer on the Los Angeles Lakers. Thunder win 103-100

LOS ANGELES –The Lakers bench players either shook their heads in disbelief, let their jaws drop or tried to bury themselves in the palms on their hands as the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant drained a fatal 3-point blow to seal Game 4. To read this feature and watch post-game footage, please click the link below.

What Could Have Been ... Lakers Win Game 3

By Payton Wales The Lakers are playing from a hole, a very deep hole. Marred by second guesses, lapsed concentrations and some old legs, it's not that the Lakers don't have the tools to dig out of the hole, but, as the old saying goes, the spirit is willing the body (and mind). Well, that's another thing. To make things worse, the Lakers will have to dig on back-to...

Los Angeles Lakers Hit 41 of 42 Free Throws, Beat Thunder 99-96

The Los Angeles Lakers crawled themselves back into their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 99-96 home win on Friday night. The victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals put the series at 2-1 with the Thunder still holding the advantage. But the big story Friday came at the free throw line, where the Lakers hit an astonishing 41 of 42 shots from the charity...

Lakers fight back to overtake Thunder

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers had the fight to the finish Friday night in Game 3 of their NBA playoff series against Oklahoma City that they lacked in Game 2. The Lakers rallied from a five-point deficit in the final minutes and earned a 99-96 victory over the Thunder, avoiding the deadly 3-0 series deficit. Kobe Bryant scored 36 points, hitting all 18 of his free throw...

Greg Oden steps into the “Kobe system” has Orthokine procedure

By now, you’ve heard the story of Greg Oden’s derailed NBA career several times. The center is now turing to the “Kobe system” to help get his knees back in NBA shape. Oden has received the same surgery that Lakers Kobe Bryant and Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez utilized last year. After four knee surgies, including [...]
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