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LONDON (AP) -- As the shot fell through the net, Kobe Bryant held up three fingers on each hand. It was his third straight 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, enough for the U.S. men's Olympic team to finally put away stubborn Australia.
Yes, all's fine with Bryant, and the Americans' gold medal hopes, as well.
Bryant silenced his critics and broke open a tight game with six 3-pointers in the second half Wednesday night as the U.S. advanced to the semifinals of the London Games with a 119-86 victory over Australia.
"Somebody made him mad. I could see it in his eyes," American Kevin Durant said. "I wanted him to kind of turn it on and that's what he did."
On a night when LeBron James had a triple-double, the story was Bryant's awakening from his Olympic slumber. The five-time NBA champion has even said this team could have beaten the Dream Team, and on the 20th anniversary of that squad's gold medal win, he put on the kind of show that mak...
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Kobe Bryant felt the game getting close, then put it away from long range.
Bryant made six straight 3-pointers in the second half, LeBron James finished with a triple-double, and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team advanced to the semifinals with a 119-86 victory over Australia on Wednesday night.
Bryant scored 20 points, flashing three fingers in the air after his third...
Kobe Bryant has woken up and that is a bad thing for the other teams moving forward. Bryant has is really the only American player that has struggled in these Olympics. Bryant found his touch again in the Americans 119-86 win over Australia in a Quarterfinal match up. Also LeBron James had a monster game what else is new?
Bryant really struggled in the 1st half but...
Everywhere you turn at these Olympics, Kobe Bryant has seemed to be there.
He might be out at Wimbledon, then over to the velodrome, off to see women's basketball, running by the pool, zipping over to track and field, or hitting beach volleyball.
Finally, nearly two weeks into the London Games, Bryant showed up on the basketball court.
Bryant was there all along, of course...
Kobe Bryant scored 20 points, LeBron James recorded a triple-double and the U.S. men's team stomped into the semifinals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament with a 119-86 win Wednesday night over Australia.
Seeking a gold medal to match the one they nabbed in China four years ago, the Americans will meet Argentina in the semis. The U.S. beat Argentina in Beijing, avenging...
Another team up another team down for Team USA as they trounced Australia 119-86 advancing them to the men’s basketball semifinals.
Flashing three fingers in the air after his third consecutive three-pointer in the fourth quarter, Bryant finished the game with 20 points and helped push the game out of reach in the late stages.
LeBron finished with a triple-double, 11 points, 14...
As we've previously talked about here, the romantic tale of the 2012 London Olympics has been Team USA basketballer Kobe Bryant and Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice. And it looks like the flirtations are continuing, with the pair today seen enjoying each other's company at the Olympic cycling event.
The photos, published on news.com.au show Bryant joking it up with Rice...
Kobe Bryant has already spoken to Dwight Howard following his trade to the Lakers.
During “Gay Day” in Michigan this “Christian” tells a woman to “Keep your ***** clean” so he has a more enjoyable experience when he rapes her. He then proceeds to read a passage from Isiah 13:11-22 from the Bible which he interprets as his God-given right to rape women who leave their house. Maybe Kobe Bryant was just really, really religious like this fellow.
I guess this is the week for Olympic teammates to put each other on blast. First USA track teammates Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells expressed displeasure at the coverage Lolo Jones received, now an Autrailian women’s basketball Kobe Bryant was photographed sitting with Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice during an Olympic event. It’s alleged that the [...]
Yahoo! Sports reports the Magic, Lakers, Nuggets and 76ers are
engaged in four-way talks about a blockbuster deal involving Dwight
Howard, which would send the center to Los Angeles to team up with
Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.
Pool play is over, done with, caput! Now comes the knockout round, and if Team USA can pull off three more victories, the United States will continue their domination of the basketball world. However, before we look forward, perhaps we should take a look back at what was an unbalanced first round of games, and particularly, which members of Team USA have been most impressive so...