Found January 31, 2012 on SLAM Online: captured this hilarious scene following the Lakers’ win in Minnesota on Sunday night, and Complex transcribed the back-and-forth between Ricky Rubio and Kobe Bryant: Bryant: “You talking about London?” [to Rubio and Pau Gasol] Gasol: “Oh yeah.” Rubio: “You’re gonna be there?” Bryant: “Yeah.” Rubio: “You know you’re getting the silver medal. You know that.” Bryant: “Shiiiiiiit! I’m taking bets. If I win, I get the keys of Barcelona.” Rubio: “I bet what you want.” Bryant: “I’ll take it!”

Rubio talks trash with Bryant over Olympics

MINNEAPOLIS Last Sunday's game between the Timberwolves and the Lakers featured two of the most exciting point guards in basketball, the elder already proven as the best in the game and the other heralded as one of the first greats in the NBA's newest generation. One, Kobe Bryant, has set an almost unattainable standard at the position. He's stoic and tough, intimidating...

Kobe Bryant Impressed By Ricky Rubio

Kobe Bryant put a stop to the Lakers’ bleeding in Minnesota last night, but couldn’t help but be impressed by the play of rookie point guard Ricky Rubio. From the OC Register: “Rubio has been a revelation for the Timberwolves as their rookie point guard, with Lakers coach Mike Brown pointing out that the athletic NBA game with fewer zone defenses to expose Rubio’s shaky...

NBA scoring is down due to the lockout

MINNEAPOLIS Running out of options, his teammates covered, Ricky Rubio sets his feet for a long jump shot, relatively unguarded and with time to spare. But from the moment the ball leaves his hands, there's something off about its arc, and the closer it gets to the basket, the more wrong it seems. There's no sound, no ding of rubber hitting metal, no swoosh of friction...

Western Conference Rookie of the Month

To Ricky Rubio

Bryant, Lakers outlast Timberwolves 106-101

Kobe Bryant had 35 points and 14 rebounds and Pau Gasol scored 28 to give the Los Angeles Lakers a much-needed road victory, 106-101 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

Lakers hand Bobcats ninth straight loss (AP)

Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, Andrew Bynum added 20, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat slumping Charlotte 106-73 Tuesday night, extending their home record to 11-2 and sending the Bobcats to their ninth consecutive defeat and 19th of the season. Bynum had 11 rebounds, while Pau Gasol had 10 points and Andrew Goudelock keyed a big night for the bench with 12 points in the Lakers'...

Kobe key as Lakers hang on for rare road win

Kobe Bryant had 35 points and 14 rebounds and Pau Gasol scored 28 to give the Lakers a much-needed road victory, 106-101 over the Timberwolves on Sunday night.

The Night Ahead: January 30

Our nightly look ahead to the schedule with a couple of notes and story lines so you can plan out your NBA viewing.  Fire up the League Pass for 8:00:  Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets Here's something I never thought I'd type a month ago:  If you haven't seen the Timberwolves play, you're missing out.  I will admit that I'm completely captivated...

Beasley, Love carry Wolves in win over Rockets

Michael Beasley scored 34 points, Ricky Rubio had 18 points and 11 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Rockets 120-108 on Monday night in Rick Adelman's return to Houston.
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