Found January 15, 2012 on
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.
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“The reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated.” – Kobe Bryant circa last week, er, Mark Twain
Ok Kobe – you’ve cleared it up for all of us (or at least the folks over at ESPN). You are not the 7th best player in the NBA. Now feel free to start passing the ball again to the most dominant twin towers in the NBA. If you decide not to, expect the following to happen:
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.
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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 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:
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 [...]
While Kobe Bryant was shooting his way out of an early game slump on his way to 42 points on 28 shots, Chris Paul was slicing and dicing for 31 of his own on 22 shots. Paul was a monster against the Lakers, and the biggest reason that the Clippers walked away with yet another…