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While LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat were running roughshod over the NBA two years ago, I was dismayed to find myself rooting for Kobe Bryant.
Bryant had never been a favorite of mine. Judging by the boos that rain down on him at every road arena, my attitude put me in the company of about three-quarters of all basketball fans. He was responsible for so much sports-related grief in the three cities I consider my “home towns” — Boston, Philadelphia and Salt Lake City — that the very sight of him pretty much made me vomit in my mouth a little.
Then James took his talents to South Beach and the Heat immediately became the best team in the NBA. Sure, the Spurs and Bulls had better records. But everybody suspected San Antonio’s new fast-paced style would not hold up in the playoffs, and Chicago had the advantage of playing in much lighter division. After the Heat trounced the Sixers and were in the process of doing the same to the Celtics, I looked out West, where the Maver...
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It was another turn-back-the clock performance for Bryant, who finished with 30 points and seven assists, his seventh consecutive game with at least 30 points.
“I’m just hoping this whole Benjamin Button thing doesn’t wear off,” Bryant said, alluding to the fictional character who gets younger as time passes.
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LeBron James apparently has been riding his bicycle to and from Miami Heat home games this season, saying, "It’s fun" and adding, "It’s also conditioning, it’s cardio.”
Photo courtesy of Bruce Bennett, Getty ImagesWith just under two minutes left in the game, Kobe Bryant headed towards the bench as Wells Fargo Center broke out in applause. Bryant raised up his arm and waved at those still left in the arena.“Next year could be the last time I play in front of this crowd,” he told Mike Trudell after the game.There was a nostalgic tone in his voice...
Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum, whose been battling knee problems since his trade to Philadelphia, believes he's the best center in the NBA, and has some advice for his former team.
"I don't regret anything. Personally, they traded No. 1 for No. 2 and that is what happened," said Bynum, referring to the four team trade that sent him to Philly and Dwight...
Like Kevin Durant did last night, LeBron James paid tribute to the horrific tragedy in Newtown, CT by writing the town’s name on his Nike’s against the Wizards on Saturday night:
One of the hottest songs out right now is Trindad James’ “All Gold Everything.” Another James was spotted rapping along with one of the songs most popular lines while warming up on the court. Check out this video of Lebron James. Pop a molly I’m sweatin’ WOO… Hey kids, don’t go literal with that line. [...]
Before the Lakers took on the Sixers in Philly on Sunday, Andrew Bynum gave a few quotes about playing with Kobe that seemed to be throwing shots at the Superstar. Kobe Bryant responded to Bynum’s assertion that playing with him may have stunted his growth by agreeing with him. “For sure, because when you’re playing [...]
Most of the time, the first thirty seconds of an NBA game isn't exactly the most riveting but as the saying goes, "Anything can happen in the blink of an eye".
During Tuesday night's Minnesota Timberwolves/Miami Heat affair, LeBron James only needed fifteen seconds to get his first points of the game.
Watch as LeBron drives past Andrei Kirilenko and elevates...
The world's coolest athlete (joking) LeBron James is at it again. James admitted that he now rides his bike to practice, and some games.
"He's a different animal," teammate Dwyane Wade told Fox Sports' Chris Tomasson on Tuesday. "He's a different beast. What can you say?''
"The last game (against Washington)," James told...
LOS ANGELES History was made and a bit of redemption was gained forLaker failings of the past at Staples Center on Tuesday night. Kobe Bryant, 34, set an NBA record by being the oldestplayer in NBA history to score 30 or more points in seven consecutive games asthe Lakers squeaked out a 101-100 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. During the defeat, the Bobcats Gerald Henderson Jr. experiencedfirst...
Andrew Bynum is 7 feet tall and supposed to be one of the NBA’s best centers.
Instead, he’s spent most of this season working back from knee injuries amidst reports that he’d rather be bowling (which complicated one of the knee injuries) or just not playing basketball at all. Still, Bynum has apparently found some room to throw stones when it comes to explaining why his career...
The Miami Heat hosted the Washington Wizards Saturday evening, and this time they would blow out the Wizards, 102-72. In addition, to the victory, there was this amazing behind-the-back pass from Dwyane Wade that led to a powerful slam by LeBron James. Nothing compares to that bro-mance Wade and James share; well at least when [...]The post Dwyane Wade’s Behind-the-back Pass Leads...
Jabari Parker Announcing 12/20 + PredictionSports Illustrated dubbed Jabari Parker the best high school basketball prospect since Lebron James. While that is a mouthful, and more accurately depicts an effort to sell magazines than Parker’s overall ceiling, the coaches involved with Parker will be holding their breath this Thursday night. Parker, a 6-8 wing-forward from Chicago...
MIAMI It was embarrassing, and the Miami Heat knew it.
The Heat last week lost to the downtrodden Washington Wizards, who had come into the game having had just slightly more success than the Washington Generals. But, fortunately for the Heat, the schedule makers allowed to Miami to quickly get some revenge.
"We take our games very seriously," Heat forward LeBron James...