Found February 26, 2013 on
Fox Sports West:
Kobe Bryant had just finished one of his most efficient games this season when his upbeat interview session with reporters stalled.
Someone asked him what the Lakers needed do to improve. He offered an important two-word response: "Transition defense."
That was Sunday. The Lakers got buried a day later in fastbreak points by the Denver Nuggets, 33-3, in a 119-108 loss. Bryant couldn't have been more accurate.
There is one place the Lakers (28-30) lead the league, and it's certainly not victories. They are surrendering 16.3 fastbreak points a game.
Bryant has a way to solve it.
"You have to almost overexaggerate getting back on defense. Literally, nobody can go to the offensive boards," he said.
That's one way of doing things.
Another is to get younger. That won't happen. Another is to stop committing turnovers. No indication that will happen, either.
The Lakers average 15.3 turnovers a game, fourth worst in the league. Bryant commits 3.6 a...
BEST OF MAXIM
AP.9 is best known for taking some Twodel style pictures with Ice T’s wife CoCo. Once he saw how that got him a little bit of attention, he has starting attention whoring to the highest degree of attention whoring.
I was trying to take him seriously, but then he started talking about taking 12 bullets and I started to tune him out. With that being said, he suggests he had an affair...
I’m not one to condone violence, but what the hell, we’re all adults here!
Roy Hibbert’s little scuffle with David Lee, earlier this week, sent me on a hour-long YouTube bender pulling up some of the greatest NBA fights of all time. When brainstorming #ThrowbackThursday ideas, I immediately thought Malice in the Palace. That fight was so major, folks thought it would be the...
One day, it is Dwight Howard‘s shoulder. The next day, it is Kobe Bryant‘s excessive shooting, or his excessive passing. The day after that, it is the Lakers’ shaky transition defense.
Game after game, the great mystery that is this Lakers team receives a new explanation. When they win, it is evidence that they should be better. When they lose, it is proof that they are as...
What do you think of this fan's design?
Kobe Bryant played an undeniably magnificent game in Dallas against the Mavericks on Sunday morning, putting up 38 points on 13 of 21 shooting, including 4 of 5 made field goal attempts from beyond the three-point line. Kobe also pulled down a season high 12 rebounds, equaling his February 1st total in Minnesota against the [...]
Kobe Bryant was named Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 31.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.0 assists and going a perfect 3-0.
The Black Mamba slithered past the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, with a 38-point, 12-rebound, seven-assist drubbing that he rubbed in Mavs owner Mark Cuban's face afterward.
With the debate continuing to rage over whether LeBron James or Kobe Bryant is better, they shared top billing Monday.The Miami Heat forward was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week and the Los Angeles Lakers guard got the award for the West.Michael Jordan had said recently in an interview with NBA TV he would take Bryant over James by a narrow margin and only because Bryant...
You heard the old adage, "Never wake a sleeping giant," right?
Well apparently it fell on deaf ears recently as Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggested the Lakers should amnesty Kobe Bryant next season thus saving the team some money and getting some luxury tax relief.
Well, that is all the Bryant needed to hear. Cuban poked the proverbial bear in his cage and Kobe dropped...
SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE
While the season has not gone as planned, both Steve Nash and Dwight Howard -- and even Kobe, in a way -- said that the run for a postseason berth could be fun.
Mark Cuban gets in trouble for saying all kinds of things, so it wasn’t surprising when his suggestion that a conference rival get rid of its best player was met with squawks.
Kobe Bryant going off for 38 points and then tweeting “Amnesty THAT” was just the beginning, though. The NBA is now looking into fining Cuban for his comments, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Steph Curry. All have dominated at the Mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden. Above is a video of all 11 three pointers that Steph hit on his way to 54 points. Last night was a plethora of great performances and as a Laker fan on reddit highlighted:
Stephen Curry - 54 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds , (11/13 from 3pt land)
King James with a dunk against the Lakers that even the great Kobe Bryant cannot believe
Follow @DSchmelzerTSB on Twitter
From his days at St. Vincent/St. Mary’s all the way up until now, we have seen LeBron throw down some pretty insane dunks, but this one is the best if you ask me. Enjoy!
How sick is that!? He has teased us before, but has never entered the NBA Slam Dunk Contest...
Mark Cuban thought he was pretty funny over the weekend, when he suggested that the Lakers should amnesty Kobe Bryant in the off-season to take his $30 million salary off their books.
The NBA didn’t find it funny, and CBSSports.com is reporting that the league is investigating those comments.
The NBA is debating whether to fine Cuban for saying Friday that the Lakers should consider...
Mired in a disappointing season, the Los Angeles Lakers have been resurgent of late. But they've still showed they have a thin margin for error, particularly with turnovers and free-throw shooting.
That margin may be a little wider than usual Thursday night when they try to extend their run of 20 straight wins over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves - the longest active streak...