Found February 23, 2012 on
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Kobe Bryant was in a playful mood after Wednesday night's 96-91 victory over the Mavericks.
Standing in the visiting locker room at American Airlines Center, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, who was held to 15 points on 4-of-15 shooting, was asked about a comment he made regarding his fadeaway jumper being "sexier" than the one belonging to Dirk Nowitzki.
"He knows it's true," Bryant said with a smile. "His shot's ugly. It is. It looks terrible. Anybody in Dallas that says Dirk has a pretty fadeaway is lying through their teeth. It just looks disgusting.
"But it's extremely effective."
Bryant voiced the original comment to the TNT broadcast team in the middle of a game against Portland on Monday night.
"Dirk does it well, I do it better," Bryant said after attempting the fadeaway. "Mine's a little sexier."
Nowitzk's signature step-back move has been outstanding throughout his 14-year career. Heck, ...
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Kobe Bryant stands by his comment that his imitation of Dirk Nowtizki's one-legged lean-away jumper is "sexier" than the original. "Anybody in Dallas who says Dirk has a pretty fadeaway is just lying through their teeth. ... It just looks disgusting."
The Lakers got schooled by the Thunder 100-85 a night after beating the Mavericks in Dallas. The outcome was to be expected for a team playing tough back-to-back games on the road, but for some reason Kobe seemed to be having some fun late in the game. As the Thunder maintained their double-digit lead on the Lakers, Kobe got into it with James Harden, who went 6-10 for 16 points...
Back on Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers rolled over the Portland Trail Blazers and Kobe Bryant took some time to take a shot at Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki.During a stoppage, Bryant walked over to the Turner Sports crew doing the game and commented that his jumper was "sexier" than Dirk Nowitzki's:
Following the Lakers’ decisive 103-92 victory over the Blazers on Monday night, Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher held a players-only locker room meeting that was undoubtedly called in response to the team’s recent handling of trade rumors that have abound the team this season. ESPN’s Chris Broussard has the details:
Their message was clear: Trade rumors do not matter; your feelings...
Magic Johnson urged Kobe Bryant to have a discussion with Lakers management regarding recent trade rumors.
Wednesday’s games provided a plethora of notable moments and breakaway plays. Please click the link to check out the tape of Joakim Noah's first triple double, various Knicks vs. Hawks highlights and Deron Williams bringing down the hammer.
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Players meetings are fine, but Magic Johnson thinks the Los Angeles Lakers need Kobe Bryant to sit down with management to address some issues.