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The 2012/13 NBA season looked like it was going to be all about power packed backcourt duos. The offseason saw numerous high profile guard combos hook up - the Lakers with Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant; Houston's Jeremy Lin and James Harden; Brooklyn teamed up Joe Johnson with Deron Williams. But which NBA backcourt starting pair have produced the most wins for their team thus far (based on Wins Produced via The NBA Geek)? We've crunched the numbers and ranked the teams, from 1 to 30. Here's Update 2, after about two months of action on the courts.
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The Los Angeles Lakers retired Jamaal Wilkes' No. 52 jersey during Friday's 104-87 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Following the game Kobe Bryant was asked who he would want presenting at his own jersey retirement.
"I'd probably force Shaq to do it," said Bryant.
When someone can make a joke about a painful past, it’s generally considered a step forward. We’re not sure if that’s the case with Kobe Bryant here, but we hope he’s found some measure of healing.
Bryant poked fun at his contentious relationship with former Lakers teammate Shaquille O’Neal on Friday night after former Laker Jamaal Wilkes had his jersey retired. When asked...
If you weren't glued to the TV yesterday watching NBA games like I was, you probably missed the almighty Kobe Bryant and his pre-game gear. Dude was rocking a strait pimp look, American Gangster style. Bryant played like a pimp last night too, dropping 34 points in a win over the New York Knicks.
P.S. The Lakers are looking quite a lot better with Steve Nash in the...
Steve Nash has been back two games and everyone, including the Lakers, can see the difference the seasoned point guard has been for the Purple and Gold. In the game against the Golden State Warriors, he was able to get his teammates involved and still make some crucial shots. Against the New York Knickerbockers on Christmas Day, he really showed basketball fans he is still a...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis on Thursday, according to the Lakers. Lakers annouce that an MRI performed on @paugasol's right foot revealed plantar fasciitis. However, he's probable for Friday's game. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 28, 2012 Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of...
Kobe Bryant has been a high-volume shooter and scorer his whole career; nothing is about to change now
If there is anything Kobe Bryant cannot do on a basketball court, it probably is back down.
His bull-dog, constant effort mentality would never let him to do such a cowardly thing and has contributed greatly to what he has become as a basketball player, a future Hall-of...
It was roughly a year ago that rumors first surfaced regarding Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his alleged affair with voluptuous Playboy model Jessica Burciaga, and most of us thought for sure that Vanessa Bryant was going to take her husband to the cleaners in a divorce. In February, despite Kobe and Vanessa being caught smooching after a Lakers game, the L.A. Times reported...
The Lakers are finally at .500 after a Christmas win over the Knicks at Staples Center. Kobe finished with 34 points and also debuted his Kobe System 8 Christmas color way. Kobe is taking over the Nike Basketball Twitter handle for a couple of days (@Nikebasketball) so he’s officially back on Twitter, even if it’s [...]
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has overtaken LeBron James as the NBA All-Star top vote getter.
The second ballot returns were released on Thursday.
Kobe has 977,444 votes, while James is second with 970,314, followed by Kevin Durant at 924,898, and Carmelo Anthony with 891,759.
The 62nd NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston, Tex. on Sunday...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Curtains up
It was only Steve Nash's second game back for the Lakers, his second game in that familiar Los Angeles uniform (well, Tuesday it was not the familiar uniform, but you get the phrase). He was never going to be a cure-all. Nash wasn ot going to come in to the Lakers...
That puts us in late January. And this is crucial for the Lakers and Steve Nash’s legs.
See, Blake can space the floor and give Nash some much needed minutes of rest. Cause if the Lakers have any intentions of making a run in the playoffs, they’re gonna need Nash’s legs fresh.
Kobe Bryant has overtaken LeBron James as the top vote-getter for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. The league issued the second set of balloting returns on Thursday, with Bryant pulling ahead of James by 7,130 votes.
The starters in the Western Conference project to be Kevin Durant (970,314), Dwight Howard (616,150), Chris Paul (542,565), Blake Griffin (489,795) and Bryant (977,444)...
Corey Brewer matched his career high with 27 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 40-point effort by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 126-114 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win at home.
Brewer hit four of his six 3-pointers in the final 12-plus minutes, helping the Nuggets hold off the Lakers, whose five-game winning streak was snapped.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers never trailed in their sixth win in seven games, 104-87 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
Pau Gasol had 15 points and nine rebounds as the Lakers closed out their 2012 schedule by climbing back to .500 (15-15) in their rocky season. Los Angeles...