Found January 03, 2013 on
You can fault Kobe for a lot of things, but certainly not for a lack of effort or commitment to winning
Kobe does it again. The Lakers' elder stateman, never known for keeping his thoughts to himself, spouted his mouth again earlier Wednesday, blaming his team's recent struggles on age.
From ESPN Los Angeles's Dave McMenamin: "Cause we're old as s---," said the 34-year-old Bryant when asked why a lack of energy has been a problem for the Lakers all season. "What do you want? We just got to figure out how to play when we don't have that energy. We got to change things up a little bit defensively. We got to figure out what we want to do offensively, figure out what we want to do on nights when we don't have those legs or have that energy."
Bryant went on that tirade a day after the Lakers fell in blowout fashion to the Philadelphia 76ers, a team that beat LA at the Staples Center on the strength of double-doubles from both Jr...
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The Los Angeles Lakers have improved since their horrendous start to the month of December, but they still do not look like the championship contender most experts expected them to be before the season began. Steve Nash has averaged almost 10 assists per game and his return from injury has helped, but L.A. has still played inconsistently both on offense and defense. The Lakers lost...
You get to work for the Los Angeles Lakers. You are part of one of the most recognizable sports franchises in the world and Kobe Bryant has probably acknowledged your existence once or twice. It has to be a pretty sweet gig.
But like most good things, there is a downside.
Sometimes, your job involves hammering a 7 footers giant size 17 feet.
Lakers big man Pau Gasol tweeted out...
"We're just slow."
Kobe Bryant's assessment of his Los Angeles Lakers after their loss Tuesday night against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers was harsh.
The Lakers lost, 103-99, at Staples Center to a Sixers team led by 22-year-old point guard Jrue Holiday.
"We didn't look past them. I mean, you just saw an old damn team," said Bryant, who led the...
Tweet The majority of 34-year-old men are sitting on their couches feeling the effects of middle-age creeping up on them. Not Kobe Bean Bryant, though. In the first quarter of the Lakers game against the Clippers, Kobe intercepted a pass and took off on a fast-break. That’s when he delivered a vicious dunk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzGolkfK2Ak&feature=youtu.be Chris [...]
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has decided to join the social media craze known as Twitter. The 34-year old created an account on Friday morning under the username of "@kobebryant". The account has been verified by Twitter, as noted by the check mark beside his name, so it appears to be legitimate.The 14-time All-Star sent out his first tweet at approximately 9...
Tweet It took a while, but Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has finally caved in and joined the social network Twitter: The antisocial has become social #mambatweets — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013 Bryant, who already interacts with his fans via his Facebook page, took over the Nike Basketball Twitter account Christmas evening [...]
On Friday night at Staples Center, the Lakers and Clippers will face off for the second time this season, and Los Angeles' long-time second-tier franchise is in a position to take a 2-0 series lead over its more glorious, more celebrated neighbor.
That alone makes the game a must-watch.
But it's the fact that the Clippers are poised to compete over and perhaps win the...
“They’re very spectacular. They’re fun to watch. There’s no question about it,” Bryant said Thursday before going a step further. “They have higher jumpers than Showtime, though.”
…Bryant deemed the Clippers championship-worthy.
“Oh, for sure. They’re definitely one of the top contenders,” he said, crediting Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.
“[Paul] is extremely...
After 31 games, the Lakers (15-16) are still suffering through the same struggles they've been having the entire season. They looked to have answered a lot of their problems after posting their season-best streak of 6 wins to end the month of December, but they came crashing right back down with one of their most pitiful games against the 76ers at Staples Center.
Fans really shouldn't be allowed to vote but...