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HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Kobe Bryant admitted on Wednesday that he's been thinking about the inevitable.
My career is winding down, Kobe said during his annual news conference at My Friend's Place, a shelter and education center for people who are currently homeless. And at the end of my career, I don't want to just look back and just say that I had a successful career because of the number of championships I've won. There's something else that you have to do with that. I don't want to be too cheesy and quote Spiderman, but with great power comes great responsibility, and that's something I'm trying to live by.
Bryant and his wife Vanessa became involved with My Friend's Place a little over one year ago, when they were driving home after a game at Staples Center and noticed the overwhelming number of people without permanent shelter or food. Just a couple blocks from where I work and where I spend a lot of time there were people struggling just to find ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Despite the Lakers’ headline-grabbing offseason moves that put together the best starting five in the NBA, GM Mitch Kupchak is still busy solidifying a somewhat thin Lakers’ bench. The Lakers are set at point guard, shooting guard, and power forward, not in terms of talent but in terms of players that have guaranteed roster spots. [...]
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The Lakers say center Dwight Howard won't finish his rehabilitation from back surgery in time for the start of training camp or Los Angeles' first preseason game.
The Lakers gave an update on the newly acquired center's condition on their website Thursday night.
Howard recently began working with the Lakers' training staff on his recovery from spinal surgery in...
COULDN'T TURN AWAY
Stan Van Gundy took some time to give his perspective on his role in the bizarre press conference with Dwight Howard, one of the most awkward scenes of recent memory.
Dwight Howard still is not expected to be ready for the start of training camp. And, well, that is all. Howard, who joined the Lakers as part of a four-team trade last month, is rehabbing from surgery in April to address a herniated disk. At the time of the trade, it was reported that Howard would miss the start of the 2012-13 season. Since training camp happens before the season...
Lakers’ General Manager Mitch Kupchak has announced the addition of three new assistant coaches to Mike Brown’s staff. Eddie Jordan, Steve Clifford and Bernie Bickerstaff will join the Lakers staff this year. Eddie Jordan, a former NBA player and head coach, played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1980-1983, helping them win the 1982 NBA [...]
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Steve Nash always has been a beloved basketball player during his many stops on his NBA tour, and while it appears to only be a decorative piece as an accomplished professional musician would have to be 20-feet-tall to wield it and take it on a tour of his or her own, for$10,000, one of his [...]
I’ve been voicing the same concern regarding Dwight Howard- whether it was Dwight with the Lakers or elsewhere – what’s up with his back? As expected, the Lakers had an evaluation of Howard at their facilities this week and confirmed that he will miss both training camp and preseason. But this shouldn’t be cause for [...]
Could it be that the Lakers aren't done bolstering their bench? Probably.According to SportingNews' Sean Deveney, 9-year veteran Leandro Barbosa could end up with the already revamped Lakers. In the article, Barbosa expresses his patience in his decision due to his desire to be "in the right place" rather than his salary dictates the city he'll end up playing...
While the 2012-13 season is still over a month away from tipoff, many NBA fans and pundits have been quick to name the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat the participants of the 2013 NBA Finals.
If only it were that easy.
Among those that are skeptical of the Lakers' Finals chances are former San Antonio Spurs forward Robert Horry, who had a few Finals appearances in...
You know how it goes. A team acquires a player, and there is a rush to analyze the move and declare immediate winners and losers.
The L.A. Lakers were declared big winners this summer for their acquisitions of two marquee guys in Steve Nash and... oh... what's his name. It is yet another "super team" that's expected to become an instant contender.