Found October 30, 2012 on
5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
Kobe Bryant has really been active on Facebook. That was a great sight to see as he posted pictures and status updates during the 2012 Olympics in London. With the NBA season opening tonight, the media was speculating if Kobe would play or not due to his foot injury. As the LA Times pointed out, Kobe posted on his Facebook to give the media something true to talk about. The Black Mamba stated,
Getting stronger. Not sure what it means for tomorrow night just yet but it’s much better than it was a week ago when I could barely walk. I hate not practicing. It drives me crazy! The training staff has been great. Mr. Laker, Gary Vitti, and the great Judy Seto (the first female trainer in the NBA) have been working their magic.
So there’s that. The Lakers play at home against the Dallas Mavericks. If this was the NBA Playoffs, there would not be any doubt that Kobe would suit up and play. Given that this is the start of the season, he can afford missing a game or two. The Mavs are also short-handed so as long as the Lakers keep their game together, they can come out with a win. The best option for Kobe is just to sit out and just play later this week against a fully-loaded Los Angeles Clippers team. Then again, this is Kobe Bryant who is known to be stubborn and plays through injuries.
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In light of an 0-2 start, the Lakers superstar says that the team has "some things we have to shore up" and that he's not pleased with the early season slump.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant did not practice Monday, and it's uncertain whether he will play in Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Dallas Mavericks, the Los Angeles Times reported. Bryant has not played or practiced since he suffered a strained right foot in an Oct. 21 preseason game. Bryant did not speak to reporters Monday, and opinions within the...
Will Kobe Bryant play the season opener or not? Los Angeles Lakers’ fans and social media users were asking this question at a high enough frequency to make ‘Kobe’ a trending topic on Tuesday. After the future Hall of Fame guard hurt his foot in a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on October 21st,...Read the Rest...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, whose status was uncertain heading into the team's opener Tuesday night, was in the starting lineup against the Dallas Mavericks. Earlier Tuesday, Bryant said he was 85 percent sure he would play. Before the morning shootaround, in which Bryant participated, the 14-time All-Star had not played or practiced since he suffered a strained right...
Kobe Bryant has missed the last week of practice with an injury.
His teammates still don't know their new offense. And the Los
Angeles Lakers just finished the first winless preseason in
Kobe Bryant sat out practice on Sunday, the sixth day he has missed due to a strained and bruised right foot.
EL SEGUNDO, CA -- What would a Laker season be without some Kobe Bryant drama at some point?
This year it came a bit earlier than the team and its fans expected.
Content with his newly rebuilt team of Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison, Bryant seemed very happy throughout the preseason, averaging 20.4 points, 4.8 rebound and 3.4 assists in just 28 minutes per game. While...
Was this a surprise to anybody?Los Angeles Lakers star shooting guard Kobe Bryant has announced that the chances of him playing in tonight's season opener has reached 85 percent. Sam Amick, among various NBA writers, tweeted the following.Kobe Bryant says at shootaround that the odds of him playing tonight in the season opener against Dallas are "85 percent."— Sam...
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant expects to play opener vs.
Dallas Mavericks despite sore foot.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is set to drop on November 13th and its marketing campaign is ramping up in explosive fashion. In their live-action spot that closely resembles an ad that Kobe Bryant did for the first Black Ops, Robert Downey Jr. and many other familiar faces are seen battling with planes, grenades and even...horses?
The spot, directed by Guy Ritchie, offers...
In the "preseason" edition of Marc Stein's NBA power rankings just released by ESPN, our men in green have landed in the #4 spot. The C's have actually moved up two places from #6 since Stein's "training camp" rankings on September 28th. He dropped Oklahoma City from 3 to 5 after the James Harden trade; but also has clearly seen something of...
Dwight Howard is fouled as he goes up for a dunk.
The Lakers got huge games from both Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, but turnovers and bad defense did them in again, as they dropped to 0-2 on the young season, with a 116-106 loss in Portland.
For the second straight night, the Lakers floundered and flailed, and were again unable to mount any real consistent play in dropping yet...
Disappointing playoff outcomes led the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks to retool their rosters in hopes of again rising to the top of the Western Conference.
Each team, though, surrounded its long-standing - yet ailing - superstar in different manners.
Kobe Bryant's status is up in the air and Dirk Nowitzki won't play as these new-look squads open their seasons...