Found November 12, 2012 on NBA 24/7 365:
More than anything else, the following play is a testament to Kobe Bryant’s passing ability.  While his role in the play may appear to be elementary, I’d argue that a lob to Ron Artest is actually one of the most difficult passes in the game.  You’ve got to basically put the ball on the very edge of the cylinder in order for Ron to have a shot at it, so there’s no room for error when it comes to accuracy, and the timing also has to be flawless.  In all honesty, I don’t even believe Kobe thought Ron could field this pass — he just threw it anyway.  It’s the Kings, so what the hell, right?  Watch how excited he gets when it actually works… Honorable mention to Monta Ellis, who caught an Iverson-on-Camby-esque putback over his own teammate, Ersan Ilyasova. Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale: 6/10 Starbury Nasty Faces 2012/13 Daily Poster Stats Throwback Poster of the Day: Larry Johnson with two hands over Dikembe Mutombo…
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Kobe Bryant Asked For Mike Brown To Be Fired

Over the past 24 hours, many top stars in the NBA are suggesting that Mike Brown got fired, not because of the Los Angeles Lakers (then) 1-4 record, but cause of one man.... Kobe Bryant.According to sources, many inside the L.A. Lakers began looking at Kobe during the team's practices and notice that Bryant (although presented a happy appearance) wasn't happy at all with...

Gallery: The best GIFs from the sports world

“What is a GIF?” That’s a question that many people might be asking themselves after the news on Monday that “GIF” was chosen as the Oxford American Dictionaries’ word of the year. After beating out the likes of “YOLO” and “superstorm,” GIF will definitely be a word that enters the public conversation more and more in the near future. However, sports fans are...

Lakers hire Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson

The Los Angeles Lakers have hired former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson, reports LATimes.com. D'Antoni, 61, signed a reported four year deal that may pay him $12 million for three guaranteed seasons with a team option in the fourth year. He will join the team in a week or two after he recovers from knee-replacement surgery...

NBA & ADIDAS UNVEIL COLORFUL HOLIDAY UNIFORMS

Christmas Day in the NBA has become a forum for players to reveal holiday-themed fashions. Each year, a new range limited-edition, seasonal sneaker colorways make their debut on the feet of players. Among the more memorable kicks in recent years were Kobe Bryant’s lime green “Grinch” sneakers. This season will have players styled head-to-toe in holiday gear. To accompany the...

Los Angeles Lakers players excited at chance to play for D’Antoni

Is D’Antoni a better fit than uncle Phil Jackson?

New England Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd jumps over MobiSquad Smart Car

Now after the original video with Kobe Bryant came out, it has been well-documented that this stuff is fake.  They CGI the car into the video, and the athlete is merely jumping in the air.  That being said, Lloyd shows off an absolutely insane vertical; it actually looks like his vertical is high enough to actually jump over the car, which is amazing.

Lakers fans chant, "We Want Phil" during Lakers/Warriors (Video)

After the Lakers fired Mike Brown yesterday, one of the names being tossed around to be his successor was former Lakers head man, Phil Jackson.During the third quarter of last night's Warriors/Lakers, fans in attendance at the Staples Center started chanting "We Want Phil" when Kobe Bryant was at the free throw line(Courtesy of Business Insider)

Reunited, and It Feels So Good

The Big Leagues Why Mike D'Antoni teaming with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash on the Lakers should have the rest of the NBA running scared.=

Green nails game-winner in Spurs' thrilling victory over Lakers

  With 19.9 seconds remaining and the San Antonio Spurs trailing the Los Angeles Lakers 82-81 in the fourth quarter on Tuesday, the Spurs didn’t draw up a play for Tony Parker or Tim Duncan. On this night in Los Angeles, the Spurs drew up a play for Danny Green who was being defended by the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant. With Bryant not playing Green closely, Green made him pay. ...

Mike D’Antoni Is The New Head Coach Of The Los Angeles Lakers

Former New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns coach Mike D’Antoni signed a four-year deal to become the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The announcement late Sunday night came as somewhat of a surprise, considering former head coach Phil Jackson was set to deliver a decision sometime Monday as to whether or not he would return to the bench. However, talks apparently broke down...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.