Found December 05, 2012 on
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HOUSTON Kobe Bryant spoke calmly and quietly, and he leaned casually against a wall in the locker room. He did not look like a guy who had just kicked somebody's ass, or planned to.
This, of course, was Bryant's threat, just a couple of days ago. He said he would "kick everybody's ass" in the Lakers locker room if things didn't change. He said Gasol needed to put "his big boy pants on." He challenged Dwight Howard to change the way he thinks about being sent to the foul line over and over again because opponents expect him to miss.
He took the Lakers to Houston Tuesday night, and he put up 31 shots and scored 39 points. Howard went 8-for-16 at the line. Gasol didn't play. And the Lakers committed 19 turnovers, gave up 21 offensive rebounds and let a guy named Greg Smith bang them for 21 points and nine boards.
The Lakers lost, 107-105. They are 8-10.
"We just gotta play a little better," Bryant said.
So what is this, some kind ...
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant scored the 30,000th point of his NBA career during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets.
At 34 years, 101 days old, Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to score 30,000 points and only the fifth NBA player ever to reach the milestone, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain...
Kobe Bryant is all too familiar with these Oklahoma City guys. They remind him a lot of himself. They can shrug off almost everything and keep on going, he said.
“Not too many players have had that,” according to Bryant. “Michael [Jordan] had it. I have it. Duranthas it. Westbrook has it. They just don’t care about pressure situations or criticism or whatever. It’s...
Tweet Things are getting testy in Los Angeles. Speaking to the media after the Lakers’ 113-103 loss to the Orlando Magic, Kobe Bryant in classic Kobe fashion had some choice words regarding the team’s struggles: “I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room if it doesn’t happen,” Bryant said. “It’s the attitude you have to [...]
Kobe Bryant becomes fifth NBA player to score 30,000 points
Kobe Bryant hit a milestone today that put him in a unique “fraternity.” He scored his 30,000th career point in the NBA and became the fifth player to do so behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain.
Bryant surpassed Shaquille O’Neal on the list Wednesday when the...
Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to score 30,000 points. Along the way, Kobe scored the second highest total points in an NBA game with his famous 81-point game against the Raptors. He also had 9 consecutive games where he scored 40 points or more. Check the highlights and the infographic courtesy of the Lakers. [...]
At 34, Kobe Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points Wednesday night against the Hornets. Kobe is in good company, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419 points) Karl Malone (36,928) and Michael Jordan (32,292) as the only five players in NBA history to reach the 30,000 mark. His 30,000th career point was a right...
Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni says he does not plan to bench Dwight Howard at the end of games despite the center’s struggles at the free throw line.
The Houston Rockets became the latest team to foul Howard purposely at the end of a game and see the strategy work in their favor. They began fouling Howard when they were down 97-93 with 3:17 left on Tuesday. Howard went...
NEW ORLEANS -- It took him 17 years -- fighting and clawing every night -- but the competitive genius of Kobe Bryant wouldn't take a day off. Ever. Bryant scored 29 points Wednesday night in a 103-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets to become the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points in a career. At 34 years and 104 days old, Bryant surpassed the old...
A couple of days ago, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was quoted by media members telling Pau Gasol to put on his "big boy pants".Well, it appears that Gasol and the Lakers forgot their "big boy pants" as they blew a 13-point lead in a loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.During the Houston radio telecast of the game, announcer Craig Ackerman celebrated...
We knew the Lakers would have rocky start this season. This was before Mike Brown was hired and Mike D’Antoni was brought in and the Lakers had to start over again. Things seem to go from one extreme to the other. Following a loss to Dwight Howard’s former team the Orlando Magic on Sunday, [...]
HOUSTON -- In complete control for the majority of their opener of a three-game road trip, the Lakers collapsed down the stretch and watched the Houston Rockets swipe an improbable 107-105 victory at Toyota Center on Tuesday night. The Rockets (9-8) trailed by as many as 17 and didn't take their first lead until Toney Douglas drilled a corner 3-pointer with 2:30 remaining....
David Stern is at it again, wanting to change the rules of the NBA. This time it's after the Houston Rockets were able to effectively use the "hack-a-Howard" strategy to foul Dwight Howard away from the ball (not just in the final 2 minutes) and earn a comeback victory after Dwight missed about 50% of his free throws.
From NBC Sports:
David Stern is all about the...
A let down would have been understandable for the Magic as they traveled upstate from an emotional victory over the Lakers on Sunday night. Even Orlando fans might have excused it thanks to the gravity of what defeating Dwight Howard meant to a lot of fans.
Jacque Vaughn though called it a "typical win."
Again, it certainly was not that. But maybe it is becoming...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Magic had something to prove
Jameer Nelson was maybe the only guy willing to admit what Sunday's 113-103 win against Dwight Howard the Lakers actually meant. While Jacque Vaughn called it just another game and Glen Davis siad he was not worried about what Dwight Howard was...