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Sports by Colin:
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the underdog Indiana Pacers 116-111 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to capture the title 13 years ago this Wednesday on June 19, 2000. Concluding the regular season with a mark of 67-15, Lakers’ superstars Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant dominated throughout the 1999-2000 campaign. Backed by solid ballplayers Derek Fisher, Rick Fox, Robert Horry, Brian Shaw and Ron Harper, a 28-year-old O’Neal and 21-year-old Bryant led the Lakers to their first crown since 1988. With legendary head coach Phil Jackson directing the unit, Los Angeles managed to win 19 consecutive contests and finished … Continue reading →
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Tweet Yep, you read that correctly. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is so loved overseas that they gave the still-active icon a statue in China: You can bet the farm that Bryant will also have a statue outside of Staples Center in Los Angeles — the man IS one of the most accomplished [...]
Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in NBA history and will probably have a spot in the top 10 all-time secured when he finally decides to quit.
Which is why many are expecting that Bryant will be immortalized by the Lakers with a statue outside of Staples Center when his playing days are over. Surprisingly, via Los That Sports Blog, we find out that Bryant already has...
Kobe Bryant recently settled a lawsuit with his parents, who were trying to sell some of the basketball star’s memorabilia. Bryant successfully protested the auction, saying that the items belonged to him and that his mother had no right to sell them. While most of the items were pulled from the auction as part of [...]
LOS ANGELES Norvel Pelle's improbable plan will have to wait at least another year.
The former standout at Los Angeles Price who failed twice to meet academic standards for college had hoped to be picked in June's NBA Draft without having played a minute of NCAA ball. However, his agent, Gregg Nunn, confirmed through a representative on Monday that Pelle had withdrawn his...
Any team looking to get into the Dwight Howard sweepstakes will have to sign him on their own, because the Lakers will be unlikely to agree to a sign and trade of their All Star big man.
ESPN.com is reporting that the Lakers, who are aware that they could lose Howard to the Rockets, would rather save Howard’s cap space for 2014, the Summer of Lebron, than agree to a sign and trade...
Since the Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, rumors have been swirling around center Dwight Howard and his future. While that future remains to be determined, the Lakers remain confident that they will ultimately re-sign Howard this summer, according to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN.The Lakers have held discussions with Howard’s representation...
This random Kobe Bryant statue in China is out of control. How do you say "Mamba approved" in Mandarin?
Metta World Peace, who used to be called Ron Artest, is quite a character to interact with. When he first went to the Lakers, he made an attempt to interact [...]
I am always interested to see whether NBA players continue watching the playoffs even after their team has been eliminated from contention. You always find some that are adamant about not watching the Finals at all and according to TMZ you can include one Dwight Howard in that category.
Dwight was leaving a restaurant last night and when asked by TMZ if he was watching the game inside...
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Larry Lewis as a player development coach.
Lewis spent the past two seasons with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.
D’Antoni plans to hire two full-time assistants and one more player development coach.
Count Metta World Peace among those impressed by LeBron James' fourth quarter Game 6 efforts without his headband on.
For those of you wondering what Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is doing today, he’s in attendance at a Major League Baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels/New York Yankees.
The Yes Network caught Kobe taking a swig from a Corona beer and well, that can be seen below:
Drinking Kobe photo courtesy of @seth_rosenthal
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