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In 2007-2008 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Boston Celtics in six games, leaving Kobe Bryant short of his fourth championship. A report came out that while Bryant was in the shower after the game, fuming from the loss, a certain someone decided to abruptly walk in on him. Leave it to Metta World Peace, then known as Ron Artest, to pull a stunt like that.
“I want to come help you,” Artest said. “If I can, I’m going to find a way to come to LA and give you the help you need to win a title.”
To this day, Bryant still has no idea how Artest even got in the locker room that night. But let’s just say he wasn’t kidding around.
The following season, the Lakers ran into the Houston Rockets, the team Artest was then a part of, in the Western Conference Semi-Finals. Artest had an enormous role in bringing the Lakers to seven games, averaging a solid 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game during that series, all while sticking one of the NBA’s greatest sc...
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If there is one player on the planet you would bet on coming back from a devastating injury and playing at a high level, it would be Kobe Bryant.
Doesn’t matter if this will be his 18th year in the league or a torn Achilles have ended many careers, if Kobe says he can play three more years at a high level, how can you doubt him?
Kobe Bryant has told Chris Douglas-Roberts he is...
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we mentioned that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s mom was selling some of his high school/NBA memorabilia with Goldin Auctions.
While Kobe stopped a percentage of his own personal items getting sold, that didn’t stop Pam Bryant from the selling a couple of replica rings that Kobe gave her and his father Joe after the team won their...
The Knicks have reportedly signed the recently amnestied Metta World Peace to a two-year deal, but apparently no one informed MWP of the deal.
Los Angeles Lakers vice president Jim Buss told NBA TV on Thursday that he not only expects Kobe Bryant to be back by the start of the regular season but also believes he could play in a preseason game. “Well, we’re in Vegas, and I would bet a lot of money that this guy comes back probably in preseason,” Buss said during the Lakers-Milwaukee
The Los Angeles Lakers not only expect Kobe Bryant to be back by the start of the regular season but believe he could also be back by the preseason.
Lakers vice president Jim Buss told NBA TV on Thursday that Bryant is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in April. Buss expects Bryant to play in a preseason game.
"Well, we're in Vegas...
New York Knicks: Is Metta World Peace the Missing Piece?
By Mike Samuels: HoopStuff Contributor
Metta World Peace, who was born, Ronald William Artest Jr., was a first round pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. He was pick number 16 by the Chicago Bulls. Metta played college basketball at St. John’s University.
World Peace is a native New Yorker and has always dreamed of playing in New...
The New York Knicks officially signed Metta World Peace AKA Ron Artest to a 2 year deal yesterday. Beyond that, it was revealed JR Smith is getting surgery on his patella tendon and is out 3-4 months. Naturally, Joe Caporoso and Chris Celletti had to break into one of their famed, rant-based discussions on it. So what of PEACE and #Pipe?
Joe Caporoso - JR Smith and Metta World...
One can only hope the ashes have died out after the demise of this past Lakers season. Unfortunately the latest string of comments to come out of the Dwight Howard saga might have added a little gasoline to the fire.
It seems everyone lately has taken some parting shots at Howard including Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Shaquille O’Neal, and even Ice Cube. Their gripe has...
Superstar No. 1 recruit and Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins said he would choose to play Kobe Bryant because he's the "closest thing" to Michael Jordan.
Kobe Bryant could be back on the court by the start of preseason.
Jim Buss said Thursday that he’s encouraged by Bryant’s rehabilitation, which recently has included running on an elliptical machine.
“I would bet a lot of money that this guy comes back probably in preseason," Buss said during the Lakers-Bucks game at the Las Vegas Summer League. "He's real sharp...
Jim Buss infrequently gives interviews, but the Los Angeles Lakers executive sat down with NBA TV during a Lakers Summer League game in Las Vegas on Thursday and provided an update on the status of Kobe Bryant. Buss said that Bryant is well ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn Achilles’ tendon, which [...]
Early on in week three of the NBA free agency period, some interesting, but not so surprising, news has surfaced concerning some bigger names around the league.
World Peace in New York
One piece of news that originally surfaced late last week was that Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, had been waived by the Los Angeles Lakers via the amnesty clause. The assumption is that...
The Knicks have improved but so has the rest of the top teams in the east.
Some links from around the World Wide Web late on this Monday evening:
• As expected, the Knicks agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Metta World Peace this afternoon. The Clippers were another rumored NBA destination, as well as the tease by World Peace that he would play in China. In the end, the Knicks were able to add the former Ron Artest and native New Yorker to the roster...
The Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes have begun, and there are close to 8 teams vying to be bad enough to have a shot at selecting Wiggins #1 in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Canadian born Wiggins is quiet, loyal to his country, and wants to be a trend setter. During a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Wiggins also admitted he wants to play for the Toronto Raptors.
After winning the Gatorade...