Found June 25, 2013 on
Kobe Bryant is keeping the NBA at the top of the sports headlines for at least one more week. While in Brazil, Kobe did an interview where he states he could play for a few more years.
“I could easily see myself playing another three or four years,” Bryant tells the Brazilian television show.
This past season saw Kobe (literally) fall to an Achilles injury. He tore the tendon in the last week of the regular season. Bryant did say in the past that he was thinking of retiring when his current contract ends in the 2013-2014 season.
Bryant is never one to back down from a challenge. Add to the fact that he saw LeBron James carry the Miami Heat to back to back titles. Kobe hears that chatter of James being the best player in the NBA. That chatter is probably correct, but it will motivate Kobe to go back in the gym to rehab and get into top shape.
The rehab process will be a long process for Bryant. The expectations on his return to the court is November or December. Kobe will be turn 35 before the next season, which is old in NBA years. Still Kobe is fully confident that he will be back playing at a high level.
Kobe nor the Lakers has set an exact date for him coming back onto the court. In past injuries with Kobe, we have seen his determination and desire to play ball again. He will make sure that he can compete at the highest level to face the elite teams in the league.
Not only is his return to the game important to Kobe himself, but the Lakers will want to get a few more years out of Kobe. The Lakers are in a transition phase. The Dwight Howard saga continues in Los Angeles. Howard has not made a decision on where he will be playing next season.
Whether or not Dwight stays Bryant can help the team’s transition. Younger stars or rookies might want to play with Kobe and learn from him. The Lakers could sign a few key players that would help bring the team back to the top of the Western Conference.
Kobe looks to finish out his career with the Lakers. This will hopefully leave the team in good hands with a few core players as he puts them under his wing. He can mold them in the last few years of his career setting up the team to be a team that makes the playoffs consistently. That would be just another way Bryant would leave his mark on the franchise as one of the best players in Lakers history.
BEST OF MAXIM
I try to be as accurate as possible, even if it is about the number of baby mamas someone has. I know with 100% certainty that Dwight Howard has at least 6 baby mamas (the last being his girlfriend Christine Vest who just gave birth recently).
There had been rumors there were more baby mamas floating around, but could never be confirmed. Dwight is better at hiding his Baby mamas...
SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE
Tweet Dwight Howard had his ups and downs in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. After coming back early from off-season back surgery, Howard struggled to regain his signature explosiveness while also adjusting to his role in Mike D’Antoni’s offense, but Howard was still able to average over 17 points and 11 rebounds [...]
The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate and they aren’t being coy about it.
The team unveiled a massive banner on the side of Staples Center on Wednesday asking center Dwight Howard to stay put in LA. The seven-time NBA All-Star is arguably the most coveted free-agent this summer after one frustrating season with the Purple and Gold. But despite Howard’s difficult 2012-2013 campaign...
After a dismal showing in the 2012-13 NBA season, which culminated with Kobe Bryant’s season-ending Achilles tendon injury and being swept in the first round of the playoffs by eventual runners-up the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers are back to the drawing board in this year’s off season.
With franchise great, Kobe Bryant, at the tail end of his career, the California...
The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract option on guard Jodie Meeks and extended a qualifying offer to center Robert Sacre.
The Lakers made the moves Wednesday.
Meeks will make $1.55 million next season. He averaged 7.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 78 games primarily as Kobe Bryant's backup last season, occasionally excelling as a 3-point shooter.
Dwight Howard was plagued by a back injury this past season, and now the Los Angeles Lakers center is progressing with the issue and has worked to put it past him, according to Mitch Kupchak.
"Dwight is in a category of the great," Kupchak said. "He's over his back injury and there's no reason he can't play seven or eight more years at that position,...
The Los Angeles Lakers posted the above billboard of Dwight Howard with the hashtag #StayD12 to their Instagram profile on Wednesday. Howard, who was traded to the Lakers last offseason, is a free-agent on July 1st. Seems as though LA wants D12 to return to Hollywood and not go pair with the Rockets and James Harden/Jeremy Lin. We’ll see how this year’s offseason-Howard-drama...
Check out the other Dwight Howard sign at Staples Center here.
The Staples Center is most notably attached as the home arena for the Los Angeles Lakers. Aside from the Lakers, other professional teams use the arena as their home such [...]
Finally, Brian Shaw will get his chance to be a head coach.
After spending many years on the coaching interview circuit while learning the trade as an assistant coach, Brian Shaw today was named as the 20th head coach in the history of the Denver Nuggets franchise by team president Josh Kroenke.
“I appreciate the opportunity that the Kroenke family, general manager Tim Connelly...