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Who is Ryan Kelly? When I first heard his name I thought he was a Senator from one of the Midwest states, but that wasn’t true. For starters, he was the 48th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2013 NBA Draft.
This was an odd selection for the Lakers, because their general manager is a North Carolina fan and Ryan Kelly is from Duke. For those who watch college basketball, you know that North Carolina and Duke are rivals. Kupchak, an alumnus from the University of North Carolina said the selection “was dramatic” and “traumatic as well”.
Ryan Kelly (Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times)
We didn’t hear much about Ryan Kelly prior to the draft because he didn’t have a chance to work out for NBA teams due to a foot injury he has been recovering from– an injury which caused him to miss 13 games last season for the Duke Blue Devils. However, prior to his injury, Kelly posted solid numbers. He averaged 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds and was 42.2% in 3-point shooting. Kupchak said “It’s u...
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Kobe Bryant items up for auction brought in big money, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN. The auction ended early Saturday morning. A duplicate of his 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring, given to his father, sold for $174,184. A smaller version that was given to his mother Pam, sold for $108,153. From ESPN: The ring presented to his father
The Los Angeles Lakers are nearly done assembling their roster for the 2013-2014 season and while they won’t be sending out a “super team”, Lakers fans should be encouraged and thankful for the players who will be suiting up in purple and gold.
With only the mini-mid level and minimum contracts available for use, the new signees could have been worse. Rather than sit and sulk...
Steve Nash was attending a Whitecaps game this weekend (he owns part of the team) with a few friends as they celebrated one of their bachelor parties, and somehow they were allowed on live TV. Nash was being interviewed by a Time Warner reporter when his buddy who maybe had one too many videobombed the interview in fantastic fashion. The first thing he did was curse, which Nash...
So this is going to be interesting.
Needless to say, Lakers' Nick Young has a reputation as a chucker. There is no spot from anywhere on the court that Nick won't shoot from and show just how much he doesn't know the words "passing the ball." Then there's Kobe Bryant. A player who throughout his NBA career is known for also taking many shot attempts...
Clutching his purple-and-gold No. 11 jersey, Wesley Johnson called joining the Los Angeles Lakers "a dream come true."
Johnson told a small gathering of media Thursday how he grew up a Lakers fan and that it fueled his desire to wear the colors of his childhood idols.
"Since I was younger, at 8 or 9 years old, I always wanted to be a Laker," said Johnson, who...
Just imagine if Kobe wasn’t able to get 90% of his stuff back, how much money his mom would have profited off him? If I was a betting man (if I was a betting man, I would make my bets at www.topbettingaction.com) I would say they would have made close to $5 million.
They will have to settle for about half a million according to ESPN.
Kobe Bryant items brought in big money in an...
Well, this is a pretty awkward interview. First, the LA Time Warner SportsNet reporter asks Whitecaps co-owner Steve Nash why he is at the LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps MLS game. Nash then adds that it is his friend’s bachelor party which is followed by said bachelor videobombing and f-bombing the televised interview.
Metta World Peace talked about the Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant situation
Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace talked about the Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard situation, and had some interesting comments. Peace, who recently signed with the New York Knicks, believes that Kobe Bryant will play three more years now that Dwight has decided to take his talents to Houston...
For those of you wondering what the Los Angeles Lakers are doing with all those Dwight Howard jerseys they have stocked up in their Team LA store at the Staples Center, it appears that they are getting a heavy discount.
The authentic jerseys are going for about $20 bucks a piece (down from 85-125) and check out the huge pile below:
Dwight Howard jerseys are going cheap [Deadspin]
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash, recently appeared at a MLS game with a few friends for a bachelor party and to support his home-town team the Vancouver Whitecaps, when they played the L.A. Galaxy. And naturally, he was asked to an interview that got awkward when his boy entered the frame unexpectedly and cursed out the referee on camera.
Nash, would later comment on the...
In what has been an ongoing feud for quite some time Kobe Bryant’s mother Pamela, has cashed in on quite the score as she has sold several pieces of rare memorabilia. In the past Kobe has shown his distaste for the subject matter in a tweet, however personally I believe this is a travesty and no one family member should ever exploit the other. Maybe someday they will make up. A...
Two NBA championship rings that Kobe Bryant gave to his parents each sold for more than $100,000 at an auction that supported one of his charities.
Goldin Auctions said six items of Bryant memorabilia sold for a combined $433,531 in the monthlong auction that closed early Saturday morning.
A 2000 Lakers championship ring gifted by Bryant to his father, Joe, sold for $174,184. A...
The rings are the thing for Kobe Bryant's parents. His rings, that is.
It what may signal the end of a bitter memorabilia dispute, two of Bryant's replica NBA championship rings sold on Friday for $174,184 and $108,153, respectively.
They were part of an auction as part of the settlement between Bryant and his parents, who tried to sell close to 100 of Bryant's items...