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The Sport Mentalist 2:
The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is arguably one of the greatest players of all time but as good as Kobe has been it makes you wonder;why does Kobe only have one MVP award on his resume? Well there are a lot of reasons really and many of them can be traced back to Michael Jordan.
Kobe is a victim of the legacy that Jordan left. I mean you can’t fault Kobe for wanting to emulate the player who most consider the greatest player of all time but when you step into Jordan’s shadow you can expect to be overlooked at times. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »
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The Lakers star attended the Kings-Canucks game with his wife and daughters, increasing speculation that the couple could possibly reconcile.
Kobe Bryant missed his fifth consecutive game Sunday but hinted about his return from a sore left shin, telling ABC sideline reporter Heather Cox he would "definitely" play before the end of the regular season.
Bryant spoke briefly to Cox at the Lakers' game against the Dallas Mavericks about his shin, saying he would be back "well before playoffs."
LOS ANGELES ---No Kobe Bryant. No Mike Brown. And the Lakers had little trouble with the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on Friday night.
Brown left Staples Center just before tip-off to handle a personal matter according to Lakers team officials. John Kuester, who was the head coach of the Detroit Pistons last season, stepped in to fill Brown's spot, while Kobe Bryant took...
Kobe Bryant did some shooting Monday at the teams training facility in El Segundo but is not expected to play Tuesday at Staples Center against San Antonio, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly.
It would be the sixth game Bryant has missed because of a sore left shin. The Lakers are 4-1 in his absence.
They beat the Spurs last week, 98-84, in San...
Kobe Bryant is sitting out his fifth straight game to rest his bruised shin.
Lakers coach Mike Brown confirmed early Sunday that Bryant will miss just the 100th game of his 16-year NBA career when they host the Dallas Mavericks.
The NBA scoring leader hasn't played since April 6 for the Lakers, who began the day leading the Clippers atop the Pacific Division by one game with...
Kobe Bryant has missed five straight games with a bruised left shin.
After the Dallas Mavericks swept them out of last year's postseason, the Los Angeles Lakers now could return the favor. Possibly doing it without Kobe Bryant might further build their confidence for a potential playoff rematch.
While coach Mike Brown is expected to return, Bryant's status remains up in the air as the surging Lakers go for a season sweep of the defending...
The LA Lakers have persevered all season and are looking like a potential 3 seed in the west, which for them may be perfect. Kobe Bryant has played an outrageous amount of minutes for a guy with his kind of mileage (He just had knee surgery in Germany to extend his career). At the start of the season the
Kobe talking to reporters about how he will be back
Lakers had a million question...
The Lakers are in the playoffs. What else is new?
With their 103-97 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, the Lakers clinched a playoff berth -- their 59th such achievement in 64 seasons of the club's existence.
That's a successful franchise for you.
And another impressive statistic has developed: The Lakers are 3-1 without Kobe Bryant this season.
On the day Kobe Bryant, an erstwhile iron horse, sat out his fourth consecutive game with an injured shin, Dwight Howard traveled across the country to have a specialist inform him that it is a bulging disc that has left his back aching and Derrick Rose, in and out of the lineup all season with injuries, awoke to the realization that the Bulls were better off with him on the bench...
Can the Los Angeles Lakers win without their superstar shooting guard Kobe Bryant in the lineup? Well Bryant has only been out five games while resting his bruised shin but the Lakers are 4-1 in his absence.
Everybody has pitched in to help keep the Lakers in the win column but if there is one lesson that L.A.’s big men will learn from Bryant’s absence is that things are so...
Andrew Bynum had 30 points and eight rebounds, Matt Barnes added a season-high 24 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff berth without Kobe Bryant or coach Mike Brown, holding off the Denver Nuggets 103-97 Friday night.
Pau Gasol had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacific Division-leading Lakers (38-22), who have won three of four without Bryant. The NBA scoring...