Found June 08, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
No one knows for sure what version of Kobe will come back after his achilles injury. One thing people should remember, is that when you are an intelligent basketball player you can compensate for your athletic abilities declining. We have seen that from Kobe, who isn’t the same guy he was 5-10 years ago athletically, but is such a smart and driven basketball player, his production hasn’t dropped off a lot. Many assumed that the 2013-14 season would be his last, but seeing Tim Duncan in the Finals, seems to have  his competitive juices flowing. On Friday, Kobe Bryant suggested he might play beyond his current contract with the Lakers. Bryant, whose deal expires after this season, spoke to Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio about the possibility of San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan tying the Lakers guard with five NBA titles. “My goal is to win more than five,” said Bryant. “If he does win five, hopefully that pushes our organization upstairs to be even more determined and more driven to make the necessary expenses to make sure we continue the next year and the year after that.” I think Bryant knows the best chance for the Lakers may not be next year, but the year after that.  When their cap is in better shape and there will be a fresh crop of free agents available. A lot depends on what happens with Dwight Howard.  The Lakers really can’t make any moves until he makes a decision and with Dwight’s personality, who knows when that will be.

Kobe Bryant Hints Toward Playing Past Current Contract to Win Sixth Ring

No one has ever doubted Kobe Bryant‘s competitiveness. The Lakers star is watching the NBA Finals carefully. If the Spurs win, that means Tim Duncan has one more ring than Bryant. “My goal is to win more than five,” Bryant told Stephan A. Smith on ESPN Radio. “If he does win five, hopefully that pushes our organization upstairs to be even more determined and more driven to...

Kobe Bryant settles memorabilia lawsuit; parents apologize

Kobe Bryant has settled a lawsuit against his mother, Pamela Bryant related to his basketball memorabilia. Per ESPN, Kobe will allow his parents to sell 10% of the items originally scheduled for auction. Kobe’s parents also issued a letter of apology: “We regret our actions and statements related to the Kobe Bryant auction memorabilia,” Joe and Pamela Bryant said in the statement...

Kobe Hopes Spurs Success Pushes Lakers Management To Make Necessary Expenses

Kobe Bryant talked about the possibility of Tim Duncan tying him with five NBA titles. "My goal is to win more than five," said Bryant. "If he does win five, hopefully that pushes our organization upstairs to be even more determined and more driven to make the necessary expenses to make sure we continue the next year and the year after that." Bryant is confident...

Kobe Bryant ties 2-year-old Titus Ashby in shooting contest

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted a video clip of 2-year-old trick shot artist Titus Ashby defeating former Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal in a shooting contest. In this shooting contest, Titus faced off against Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and thanks to a buzzer beater, Kobe was able to survive the embarrassment of being beaten by a 2-year-old:

Kobe Bryant planning to play beyond next season?

Kobe Bryant is getting toward the end of his NBA career, but it is unclear exactly how many seasons he plans to continue playing. Before he suffered a torn Achilles, there was reason to believe Kobe would play out the final year of his contract next season and then walk away. A recent comment he [...]

Auctioneer: Bryant items will sell

A New Jersey auction house says it has reached a settlement in a lawsuit over memorabilia from NBA star Kobe Bryant's high school and early pro career.

Lakers rumors: Kobe Bryant could play beyond current contract

There has been speculation for some time that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant could retire as early as after next season. His recent injury certainly heightened those conversations, but during a recent interview with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio the All-Star hinted that he could play beyond his expiring contract.In response to a question about the possibility of San Antonio...

Kobe settles memorabilia dispute

Kobe Bryant and the company that was to auction off his memorabilia have reached an agreement and his parents have apologized for their role in the dispute.

Kobe’s Parents Apologize; Memorabilia Lawsuit Settled

I am glad they were able to come to a resolution. You never want to see kids fighting with their parents. You only have one mom and dad, you would want those relationships to be amicable. Kobe’s mom was trying to auction off his memorabilia, because she was upset that the house he was about to buy her wasn’t as big as the one he bought his in-laws. In the end it was Kobe’s...

LeBron James doesn’t pick Kobe Bryant as most dominant star of last 15 years

LeBron James kicks off his fourth NBA Finals appearance tonight in Miami against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs swept LeBron in his first NBA Finals appearance in 2007 while he was still a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thus the NBA has its story lines and LeBron gets pounded with questions about the Spurs and their Big Three. In a pre-Finals media interview with reporters...

LeBron: Tim Duncan is the Most Dominant Player of the Last 15 Years

When you start talking the most dominant players of this generation, there is a general short list of players that should be included in every conversation. When you look at the totality of  work, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Shaquille O’Neal are the usual suspects. People might take these comments from LeBron as a shot [...]

Trick Shot Titus takes on Kobe Bryant on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The one and only Trick Shot Titus was back on Jimmy Kimmel Live, this taking going up against Kobe Bryant. How did the young sharp-shooter do?

Brittney Griner to model Nike fashion branded for men

Brittney Griner's adding another chapter to her already storied basketball career. The former Baylor standout, who was the first pick in the WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury, has an endorsement deal with Nike in which shell model fashion thats branded for men. Griner, who came publicly out following her stellar basketball career at Baylor, thinks its a perfect fit for her...

Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin & More Read Mean Tweets On Jimmy Kimmel

Kobe Bryant, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Andre Iguodala, Matt Barnes, Metta World Peace and Shaq take part in the hilarious Jimmy Kimmel segment ‘Mean Tweets’ which consists of celebrities reading mean tweets written about them on the popular social media site.

NBA stars Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo & more read mean Tweets about themselves

NBA stars are subjected to some insane commentary from fans. Late night host, Jimmy Kimmel decided to have a bit of fun with this during his segment, “Mean Tweets” the NBA edition. Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, DeAndre Jordan and more read some of the crazy tweets people send them.   Hilarious. Rondo and the turtle, Shaq not fitting...
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