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This is how it was supposed to be. Canadian national hero Steve Nash returns to his native country in the twilight of his career, chasing the dreams of a championship that has eluded him for sixteen years. Welcomed warmly by his fellow countrymen, he would be the toast of the provinces. Sunday that's exactly what will take place at the Air Canada Centre. However, there'...

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Kobe Bryant: “I played T-Mac. I cooked him. Roasted him. Wasn’t even close”

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Kobe’s New #CountOnKobe Nike Commercial

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Pau Gasol Says He’s a “Star Starter” and Doesn’t Want to Come Off The Bench

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Kobe says he Hasn’t Studied Jordan’s Tapes since ’99

Kobe Bryant has modeled his entire career off Michael Jordan’s, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that Kobe (through his own admission) hasn’t studied Jordan’s tapes in years. “Wow, it’s been a while. Probably not since 1999. I used to watch a bunch, but that was a long time ago…for me the comparisons didn’t work because our situations were totally different. I came...

Kobe Admits It’s Been The Most Physically Taxing Season Of His Career

16-year veteran Kobe Bryant admits this has been one of the most physically taxing seasons of his career: “It’s the most challenging in terms of trying to figure out which button to push to try to get us turned around, from a leadership perspective,” Bryant said. “Physically, it’s probably the most taxing one.” But can he keep it up, at age 34, playing 39 minutes a game...

Dwight Howard airballs free throw during Lakers/Heat

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Heat/Lakers Solid on TNT, But Not Spectacular

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