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MIAMI A new Kobe Bryant supposedly has emerged in recent weeks for the Los Angeles Lakers. But not for LeBron James.
He believes hes the same old Kobe.
James, the Miami Heat star, couldn't care less that the Lakers star recently had a run of 39 assists in three games and 56 over five. Hes doesnt buy that Bryant all of a sudden has become a facilitator.
Do I buy that? No, James said. He told you all before, hes a scorer. He said it every day, Im a scorer and this is what I do. So I dont buy it. No. You guys (the media) buy it, though. I see how you all go, '(48) assists in four games,' whatever. You guys are going crazy about that. I dont buy that. Hes a scorer.
So James wont be expecting the Lakers shooting guard to be dishing off too much when he runs into him Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Indeed, Bryants passing has fallen off in the past week after his five-game streak of averaging 11.2 a game ended Feb. 1. Since then, Bryant has averaged 4.3 assists in four ...
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MIAMI -- The dust certainly didn't settle after the Lakers eked out a win against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, not when Dwight Howard's father injected himself into his son's awkward relationship with Kobe Bryant.
The elder Howard said his son needed to sit down with Bryant to hash out their differences. He also said Coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't being assertive...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant shrugged off a scoreless first half to finish with 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers overcome a 20-point second-half deficit to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-93 Friday night.
The Lakers avoided a costly defeat to the NBA's worst team and pulled within three games of .500.
Bryant attempted only two shots...
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LeBron James scored 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting in a record-setting show, Dwyane Wade scored 30 and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-97 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers teammates took showers, changed, handled their media responsibility and exited the locker room rather quickly, all with smiles on their faces over a 20-point comeback win that will surely go down as one of the greatest in the season to date.
Ten minutes passed as only Dwight Howard remained...
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As previously prior to Sunday’s game against LeBron James and the Miami Heat, the elite point guard received word that he tore his ACL and will be out for the rest of the 2012-13 season.
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