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KOBE BRYANT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phil Jackson backs Flea for slamming ESPN The Mag’s controversial Kobe story

It’s almost fitting that a man who goes by the moniker “Zen Master” would share like-minded viewpoints on certain issues with a guy known as Flea. Still, it nevertheless is somewhat surprising that Phil Jackson took to Twitter to publicly support the Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist’s brief but scathing critique of Henry Abbott’s damning...Read More The post Phil Jackson backs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant on ESPN article: ‘I just kind of roll with it’

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said Tuesday that he understands the media cycle and knows when to react to criticism and when to let it go. Bryant responded to the ESPN The Magazine, which suggested Bryant was to blame for the Lakers recent struggles, with a diplomatic answer. “It’s not the first one and it won’t be the last one,” Bryant said, via ESPN.com. “One...
Via Sports-Glory
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge' and 'sizzle'

First Take has done it again! One of the worst shows on television, which has routinely gotten in trouble for stepping out of line with baseless and offensive social commentary, has done it again. Skip Bayless recently said something so incendiary that it’s difficult to fathom someone actually speaking these words in public.  After discussing Cowboys RB Joseph Randle’s arrest...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul George blasts media over Kobe Bryant report

Paul George put the media on blast over a report saying he’s one of many free agents who was deterred by the Lakers because of Kobe Bryant. In a story for ESPN the Magazine published Monday, Henry Abbott explored the topic of how many key free agents were disinterested in the Lakers because of Kobe....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN: Kobe Bryant to blame for Lakers struggles

On Monday, Henry Abbott of ESPN The Magazine effectively pinned the failures of the Los Angeles Lakers on Kobe Bryant. The reason the team has failed to maintain their dynasty status and sign any marquee free agents is because of their 36-year-old star, according to multiple anonymous league sources and agents.  After coach Phil Jackson’s departure in 2011, the Lakers’ winning...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How many superstars has Kobe cost the Lakers?

Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest NBA players to ever live, but he also has a reputation for being a tough teammate. Kobe holds everyone he plays with accountable, sometimes to a fault. Has that attitude resulted in the Lakers missing out on a number of superstars that could have helped them win over...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you (expletive) this up

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle had one of his better games of the preseason on Sunday night against the Utah Jazz. The 19-year old scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots. There will likely be some growing pains for Randle throughout the season, but Kobe Bryant has not been afraid to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

I’m not sure you can blame it on Kobe’s old age, but it was a hell of a move. Alec Burks crossed over Bryant with a beautiful behind-the-back move that left one of the leagues all time great defenders frozen in his tracks. h/t Danny Hazan
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe on ESPN ranking him 40th-best player: 'Bunch of idiots'

ESPN.com has ranked nearly every NBA player and the Worldwide Leader is releasing its selections leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season. And on Thursday, five more players (ranked 36-40) were revealed. Los Angeles Lakers G Kobe Bryant came in at No. 40, which surprised fans and analysts alike. Bryant—who possesses five championship rings and an MVP award—wasn’t ...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe: Players are overpaid...but so are the owners

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant isn’t the biggest fan of how the NBA business works. The 36-year-old veteran went on a brief Twitter rant about the NBA’s new television contract after the deal became official on Oct. 6. Players are "encouraged" per new CBA to take less to win or risk being called selfish+ungrateful while nbatv deal goes UP by a BILLION #biz—...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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