Found September 15, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Kobe Bryant’s 2012-13 season ended in gruesome fashion when he tore his left Achilles tendon during an April game against the Warriors. Well it actually ended after the Lakers’ All-Star guard walked back onto the court after a timeout to take two free throws following the initial injury. That decision to keep playing rather than head immediately to the locker room — not to mention the fact that he made both shots — will always have a place in Kobe lore. While speaking with Nike employees at the apparel manufacturer’s Oregon headquarters on Friday Bryant explained what exactly was going through his mind at the time of the injury which occurred as he attempted to drive to his left past Harrison Barnes. “When I first did it right there I was trying to feel if the tendon is there or if it’s gone” Bryant recalled in comments recorded by Nike. “I realized it wasn’t there. I was literally trying to pull the tendon up so hopefully I could walk and kind of hobble through the last two and a...

Kobe 'progressing well' but likely to miss preseason

Kobe Bryant continues to move forward in his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles' tendon, though the Lakers are unwilling to put an updated timetable on his exact return. "He's progressing well and has met all the targets and milestones of his rehab, and we expect him to make a full recovery," Lakers spokesman John Black told The Times on Monday. "One of the...

Kobe Bryant 'progressing well' but likely will miss exhibition games

Kobe Bryant continues to move forward in his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles' tendon though the Lakers are unwilling to put an updated timetable on his exact return. "He's progressing well and has met all the targets and milestones of his rehab and we expect him to make a full recovery" Lakers spokesman John Black told The Times on Monday. "One of the...

Shawne Williams’ contract with the Lakers is $100,000 guaranteed

Shawne Williams signed with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month – and he’s already putting in work at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo – but the details of his one-year deal were not released, which is routine procedure within the NBA. However, according to Mark Deeks of ShamSports, Williams’ contract is guaranteed for $100,000 which makes him more than...

Lakers update Kobe Bryant’s progress

The Los Angeles Lakers have finally stepped up with some real information regarding Kobe Bryant’s return. The 35-year-old that is going into his 18th season is doing well according to team spokesman John Black. Please click here to read this story. The post Lakers update Kobe Bryant’s progress appeared first on Players View.

Kobe Bryant explains the moment his Achilles tore

Kobe Bryant will come back to the Lakers at some point this season. A torn Achilles is not enough to keep Bryant away for too long. Basketball is this man's life, after all. Bryant's shocking injury April 12 against Golden State ended the Lakers' slim hopes to do anything in the Playoffs and took the wind completely out of the Lakers' sails. The indestructible Bryant...

Lakers Rumors: Sasha Vujacic working out in L.A. in pursuit of NBA comeback; turned heads at Lakers’ facility last week

It appears that Sasha Vujacic is still pursuing a return to the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers had some interest in Vujacic back in July, but that interest waned when the team secured a deal with Jordan Farmar. However, Vujacic is still working out in L.A. and is looking to land a deal with an NBA team, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein: Sources briefed on the Slovenian’s thinking...

Los Angeles Lakers sign F Marcus Landry

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Marcus Landry. Los Angeles announced the deal Monday. Landry averaged 15.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in five appearances with the Lakers' summer league team, earning an invitation to training camp. The 6-foot-7 swingman's 3-point shooting accuracy should fit well into coach Mike D'Antoni's system, giving him a chance to make...

Lakers Sign F Marcus Landry

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Marcus Landry it was announced today. Per team policy terms of the agreement were not released. Landry a 6-7 forward out of Wisconsin has spent time over the past three years with the Maine Red Claws and Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League and internationally with teams in Spain China Venezuela and Puerto Rico. During his two seasons...

Lakers Pau Gasol Shaves his Neck Beard After Losing bet (Video)

  If you as me. this was long overdue. Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, had this unsightly beard/neck beard thing going on for nine years, and according to a story via Slam Online, he had to shave it after losing a bet to his brother for a good cause. This summer, Pau and Marc Gasol hosted their first annual Healthy Competition with their organization. The brothers’ Gasol...

Knicks Rumors: Melo Has Some California Dreamin’

Via Howard Beck New York is still New York. But there is another city that can offer heady doses of fame, fortune and brand promotion, and it happens to be home to the N.B.A.’s most glamorous franchise. The Los Angeles Lakers will have millions in salary-cap room next summer, and a powerful recruiter in Kobe Bryant, one of Anthony’s closest friends. Per N.B.A. rules, the Lakers...

Lakers Hope Kobe Can Play in Two Preseason Games

Despite the expected troubles for an aging Los Angeles Lakers squad, the return of superstar guard Kobe Bryant from a Torn Achilles is one of the biggest storylines heading into the 2013 NBA season. With the first game of the preseason less than a month away, many have speculated on just when we will see […]

Shaquille O'Neal poses for funny photo with sea lion

Retired NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal recently posed for a photo with a sea lion, and to make the picture more memorable, Shaq made his own sea lion face. The end result was beyond hilarious. H/T Buzzfeed. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

Kobe Bryant jokes about Dwight Howard at “Black Mamba Unplugged” event

Earlier today, Nike hosted an event at the “Tiger Woods Center” called “Black Mamba Unplugged” which allowed Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant to talk about a myriad of subjects. As you might figure, the topic of Dwight Howard came up and Kobe decided to provide a hilarious response when he was talking to Dwight about what type of friend he would want: *** Kobe Bryant...

NBA point guard Derrick Rose was the reason why the Memphis Grizzlies traded Pau Gasol in 2008

At the time in 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers landed power forward Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for a whole lot of nothing.  Okay, maybe nothing is stretching the [...]
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