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No Guts, No Glory:
Don’t laugh, but Lakers big man Pau Gasol is feeling good this summer. So good that he’s calling himself “a beast” over in London.
Maybe it’s because it has become clear that he may be with the Lakers for the long haul. Or maybe it’s because he recently got a vote of confidence from his buddy ole pal, Kobe Bryant. Or maybe it’s just because Gasol has decided to actually pick up a dumbbell or two this summer. We’ll go ahead and let you know that it’s the latter.
“I have been preparing myself and working to get better this summer,” Gasol, a two-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, told reporters at a news conference.
“First for the Olympics and to perform at a high level to be able to achieve our goal, and then when the Olympics are over, take a little break and continue to prepare myself for what’s going to be a very demanding (NBA) season, a season where we (the Lakers) want to get back on top as a team.”
NBA team mate Kobe Bryant took n
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Financially, it makes more sense for Bynum to play out the year and become a free agent. Then if he chooses to resign with the Lakers he can make millions more. One small caveat to that is Bynum’s injury history. He made it through last year pretty much unharmed, but it might be beneficial to [...]
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Kobe Bryant sparked a massive debate when he said earlier this month that the current Team USA basketball squad would beat the Dream Team. After reiterating his stance to reporters, Bryant has finally backtracked and admitted that the Dream Team was better.
“I didn’t say we were a better team,” Bryant said Friday at an introductory Olympic news conference, according to the...
Pau Gasol described his mindset as Spain prepares to play their first game of the Olympic tournament.
The keyword here is ‘talk’ as it still remains seen if the Los Angeles Lakers could develop a package — with or without the help of a third team — to sway the Orlando Magic to trade indecisive Dwight Howard to the team. However, the Lakers do have to move forward if the talks [...]
Kobe Bryant was caught in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday in a nightclub "mackin" to a women inside a nightclub. According to TMZ, a source is claiming that Bryant was at an social event along with a few members of the USA basketball team. During the event, two women sat down near Kobe and asked for his autograph.Afterwards, the women got up and left and Kobe got up and...
Kobe Bryant is the old guy on Team USA. At 33 he's four years older than the next older player on the team and has been in the league five years longer than anyone else. Kobe looked like he slowed down two seasons ago, then had a bit of a rejuvenation this season. Kobe talked to reporters including Jeremiah Tittle of the Guardian this week as Team USA gets ready for the Olympics...
Patrick did us the favor or writing up an article over at SportsBetting.com regarding a possible Andrew Bynum trade. It involves Dwight Howard, who would probably have to guarantee the Lakers that he would resign with them for the trade to go through, and I’m not sure if he’s genuinely capable of making such a commitment to anyone at this point or possibly ever. Bynum would be...
Kobe Bryant believes the current Olympic team could beat the 1992 Dream team.Would somebody…anybody…please tell me what the hell is wrong with aging Los Angeles Lakers superstar shooting guard Kobe Bryant?Just about two weeks ago, Bryant made the foolish suggestion that the current 2012 Olympic basketball team would beat the ballyhooed, beloved and now, legendary, Dream Team...
While the Olympics are home to the best athletes in the world, there are some competitors that stand out above all the rest. The U.S. has been fortunate to have many of the best Olympic athletes represent them at the Games. Michael Phelps has been a dominant force in the pool over the last decade, taking home 16 Olympic medals in the last two Games. Teammate Ryan Lochte is his biggest...