Found July 14, 2012 on Ride The Pine:

Last year’s #1 overall draft pick and Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving challenged Kobe Bryant to a One-on-One matchup for the loser paying $50,000 to the winner’s charity of choice.

Kobe shows the kid how trash talk is done in the pros.


Michael Jordan on Kobe Bryant’s Team USA comment: ‘I absolutely laughed’

Kobe Bryant knew he would create quite the stir when he said on Wednesday that the 2012 edition of Team USA could beat the 1992 Dream Team that most believe is the greatest Olympic team of all time. He’s Kobe Bryant — that’s what he does. Unsurprisingly, Charles Barkley strongly disagreed with Kobe’s assessment that the 1992 team was “old,” noting that Kobe is about...

Kobe Bryant’s retirement plan.

To hear a guy discuss the fact that he has been playing 16 going on 17 years in the NBA is a rare thing. With Kobe Bryant everything seems to be pretty rare. The Los Angeles Lakers captain sat down with... To read this feature please click the link below.

Kobe Bryant accepts Kyrie Irving’s one-on-one challenge for $50,000

  Kyrie Irving had a phenomenal rookie year, and he is also abusing cats during Summer League and Team USA practices. You may remember the video in which he was blowing past Harden and Westbrook, needless to say, Irving is really feeling himself now. Thus, he challenged Kobe Bryant to a one-on-one game, and Kobe [...]

Kobe Bryant And Kyrie Irving Agreed To A $50,000 One-On-One Challenge

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2012 Olympic Team Would Defeat the 1992 Dream Team

When Kobe Bryant announced to the world his current group of Olympic teammates would defeat basketball’s immortal Dream Team, many scoffed. However, Bryant’s bold assertion was not only correct, but again exposed the media’s childlike adulation for anything Michael Jordan related. The 1992 Dream Team was the first group of NBA All-Stars toplay in the Olympics, and yes, they...

Dream Team Jam

This week, Kobe Bryant claimed his current US squad could beat the mythic 1992 Dream Team. Dream Teamer Charles Barkley doubts if most of this current crop would’ve even made it past tryouts in his heyday. Since the two teams can never meet in reality, they’ll have to settle for an old fashioned arcade throwdown. Gentlemen, step right up to Dick’s Dream Team Jam...

Kobe to LeBron: “One championship doesn’t get it”

They may be Olympic teammates for the time being, but don’t think Kobe Bryant has any plans of taking it easy on LeBron James. While playing together, they were interviewed by Sports Illustrated in Las Vegas during training camp. What do you think they were talking about? “One championship doesn’t get it, you know what I’m saying?” Bryant said. “So for me, when we won...

Kobe Bryant is dreaming according to Dream-Teamer Charles Barkley

From Geno Ball Kobe Bryant says the 2012 US Olympic basketball team would beat the original Dream Team of 1992. USA! Who’s number one? Charles Barkley—and almost everyone 40 or older—knows that Kobe is dead wrong. Rick Doyle of writes: Charles Barkley doesn’t agree with Kobe Bryant. Bryant said Wednesday that he believes the current USA Olympic squad...

Kobe Bryant says Andrew Bynum has a ‘f*** it’ attitude

Andrew Bynum has somewhat of a bizarre attitude. That’s putting it nicely, because most people think it stinks. He has battled injuries for much of his young career, but there are a lot of people around the NBA who believe Bynum will never fulfill his potential because he lacks a winner’s mentality.  He seems to kind of let things roll right off his back, which can be beneficial...

Kyrie continues to grow, even through injury

Kyrie Irvings summer ended with a broken hand, but that bad break cant erase what he gained. Which was a lot. Irving spent the past couple weeks practicing for the U.S. Select Team, a group chosen to work against the Olympic Team. The constant buzz that came out of Las Vegas during and after these practices was that if one player stood out, it was the Cavs Rookie of the Year. It...
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