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If there is one player on the planet you would bet on coming back from a devastating injury and playing at a high level, it would be Kobe Bryant.
Doesn’t matter if this will be his 18th year in the league or a torn Achilles have ended many careers, if Kobe says he can play three more years at a high level, how can you doubt him?
Kobe Bryant has told Chris Douglas-Roberts he is three months ahead of schedule after tearing his Achilles in April. Douglas-Roberts is playing for the Los Angeles Lakers summer league squad and spoke with media after the Lakers victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.
“He told me he’s three months ahead of schedule, which is very Kobe-like,” Douglas-Roberts said regarding his recent conversations with Bryant.
I would be shocked if he isn’t in the lineup opening night.
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Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we mentioned that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s mom was selling some of his high school/NBA memorabilia with Goldin Auctions.
While Kobe stopped a percentage of his own personal items getting sold, that didn’t stop Pam Bryant from the selling a couple of replica rings that Kobe gave her and his father Joe after the team won their...
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Metta World Peace and the Knicks reportedly have mutual interest in one another. There's a good chance he could sign with New York.
In 2007-2008 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Boston Celtics in six games, leaving Kobe Bryant short of his fourth championship. A report came out that while Bryant was in the shower after the game, fuming from the loss, a certain someone decided to abruptly walk in on him. Leave it to Metta World Peace, then known as Ron Artest, to pull a stunt like that.
LAS VEGAS It's hard to argue that there's a man in sports who's seen more drama over the past 18 months than Mike D'Antoni.
Since the beginning of 2012, the Lakers coach has been at the center of everything from Linsanity to the underperforming Lakers to Dwight Howard's free agency, and it's only now, a week after Howard's departure and almost a year...
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Lakers signed forward Wesley Johnson on Monday. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not...
Dwight Howard took his talents and his baby mamas to Houston. The Lakers were not necessarily shocked by Howard’s departure, but had to regroup and execute Plan B. According to [...]
Dwight Howard wanted things to be about him L.A., and in Mike D’Antoni’s fast paced, pick and roll system, that was not to be.
Howard has moved on, taking his talents to Houston, and the now the Lakers need to adjust. Lakers point guard Steve Nash is prepared to move on, and told the L.A. Times, that the “Lakers offense will be more fluid without Dwight Howard.”
After years of hosting his foundation’s charity soccer game in New York City, Lakers point guard, Steve Nash, decided to host one in his new home in LA this summer. Klay Thompson, Jeremy Lin and Jared Dudley all participated in the Los Angeles’ first ever “Steve Nash Foundation Showdown” soccer match Sunday.
Steve Nash and LA Galaxy’s Robbie Rogers
One can only hope the ashes have died out after the demise of this past Lakers season. Unfortunately the latest string of comments to come out of the Dwight Howard saga might have added a little gasoline to the fire.
It seems everyone lately has taken some parting shots at Howard including Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Shaquille O’Neal, and even Ice Cube. Their gripe has...
Superstar No. 1 recruit and Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins said he would choose to play Kobe Bryant because he's the "closest thing" to Michael Jordan.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by a final score of 81-63 in Summer League play on Sunday.
Lester Hudson led the Lakers with 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting and five rebounds. Robert Sacre had eight points and eight rebounds.
Will Barton had eight points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead the Blazers. Thomas Robinson had seven points on just 3-for...
The Los Angeles Lakers are "close" to hiring Kurt Rambis for their coaching staff, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.
Rambis, an ESPN analyst, has been an assistant coach with the Lakers on and off between 1999 and 2009; he was the lead assistant from 2001-04 and 2005-09. He has eight championship rings as a player, coach and front office executive...
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers by a final score of 77-65 in Summer League play on Monday.
Lester Hudson led the Lakers with 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Marcus Landry had 16 points and six rebounds.
Reggie Bullock had 12 points on 5-for-16 shooting for the Clippers.