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In the NBA, we are getting accustomed to hearing “Durant wins the scoring title, LeBron wins the MVP.”
It is usually close, but Kevin Durant has edged out both LeBron James and Kobe Bryant to score the most points in the league each of the last three years.
With a week remaining in this year’s regular season, Durant currently sits in second behind Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony is averaging 28.6 points per game, while Durant is just a hair behind at 28.3. I am going to say the race is between these two, but you never know with Kobe Bryant (sitting in third at 27.3 PPG), who might be trying to score 60 points a game to get the Lakers into the playoffs.
Looking at the schedules, the Knicks have five games remaining against the Bulls, Cavaliers, Pacers, Bobcats and Hawks. The Thunder have four left against the Warriors, Blazers, Kings and Bucks.
The Thunder have a lot more to play for at this point, currently tied with the Spurs for the top seed in the Western Conference....
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The Los Angeles Lakers are fighting for their post-season lives.
To take a one-game lead for the 8th and final seed in the Western Conference bracket, the Lakers had to get past the Portland Trailblazers.
Watch Bryant dominate to get it done. The Lakers won 113-106.
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Kobe Bryant made an ordinary move to the basket, putting his head down and pushing off his back foot. Only this time, it ended with Bryant wincing and crumpling to the ground.
The diagnosis: A torn Achilles tendon.
The result: The Lakers playoff hopes possibly crumpling right along with their star.
Bryant will have an MRI on Saturday to confirm the bad news already reported by...
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the San Francisco area this week as they set to take on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. On Wednesday, Durant decided to drop by and hang out with Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants.
So what’s the big takeaway from this photo? If you thought Lincecum looked like a little kid now that he is sporting a new haircut...
LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant pushed his fraying body and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates relentlessly through the second half of a vital game until he felt a searing pain in his left heel.
Bryant’s Achilles’ tendon apparently is torn. His season likely is over.
And though the Lakers held on to beat Golden State, Bryant thinks they’ll have to continue their playoff chase without...
Soon as Kobe hit the floor, grabbing his foot in the fourth quarter of last night’s game, he immediately knew that his Achilles tendon was possibly ruptured. The Black Mamba has been the most durable player in the NBA, playing through multiple injuries. It was vintage Kobe to limp back onto the court to shoot his free throws in pain before walking lamely into the locker room under...
Mike Rice has to be wondering when folks are going to stop talking about him. The man has been fired, he's bee parodied by Saturday Night Live, and skewered by just about every analysts, writer, journalist, and blogger in existence (and with good reason).
Now has Kobe Bryant talking smack and saying what he would do.
Don't worry Mike. Someone will do something...
Tweet The Los Angeles Lakers are a game up on the Utah Jazz for the eighth, and final, playoff spot in the NBA’s Western Conference thanks to a 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors Friday night. While the win keeps the Lakers in a postseason spot for another another day it’s one that [...]
Any other season and performances like what Kobe Bryant had Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers would be part of an MVP highlight reel. However, with LeBron James the hands-down favorite to win it this year it will have to be just another game.
All be it an incredible one (47 points!!!) that kept the Lakers in playoff contention after leading them to a 113-106 win over Portland!
Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 47 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled closer to a playoff berth with a 113-106 victory over the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
The Lakers moved a game up on the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Portland, missing the playoffs for the second straight season, has lost nine straight...
I've been there, there is no quick recovery.
He isn't saying he will play another five seasons, but Kobe Bryant isn't ready to think seriously about retirement.
With the focus on projecting the impact of 35 year-old Kobe Bryant’s ruptured left Achilles on the Lakers’ playoff prospects and his future in the sport, there hasn’t been much said about the implications of Bryant having played hurt. It is as though one injury had no bearing on the other. That is not likely the case.
Kobe sustained what was reportedly a “severe” left ankle...