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One way or another, this Kobe Bryant ranking will probably upset you

Ranking all of the NBA's players is an annual rite of fall. As another season of professional basketball starts, it's always fun to take stock of just who the best players in the league are.And no player raises more ire every year with his ranking than Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. With so many diehard fans of Bryant and the Lakers on one side and so many people who view...
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Kobe Bryant On Former Kentucky Star Julius Randle: “He’s Lamar Odom In Zach Randolph’s Body”

After being picked seventh overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, former Kentucky star Julius Randle wound up missing virtually his entire rookie season, breaking his right tibia just 14 minutes into the Los Angeles Lakers’ first game. Randle is back, playing for the Lakers in the preseason, and so far, he’s been impressive. Last night in a preseason game against Utah, Randle filled...
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End of an era for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24), center, sits with his teammates on the bench during the fourth quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 4. 2015, in Honolulu. Bryant only played in the first quarter of the game. The Jazz defeated the Lakers 91-71. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) Will it or will it not be Kobe Bryant’s last season? The Lakers have said they...
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Kobe Bryant may play small forward this season

Kobe Bryant is being tested at the small forward position during training camp by Lakers coach Byron Scott. The Lakers’ first training camp runthrough saw Bryant play the wing with D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt, according to the Orange County Register’s Bill Oram. Scott’s reasoning is quite simple. The objective is to...Read More
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NBA veteran Caron Butler is addicted to Mountain Dew

14 year NBA veteran Caron Butler has had to deal with his fair share of challenges in life. Butler grew up in a rough neighborhood, spent time in jail as minor, and had to work his tail off to become an NBA All-Star.But now Caron Butler is dealing with a new challenge: his severe addiction to Mountain Dew."I'm a Mountain Dew addict," Butler has said in reference to promoting his...
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Kobe Bryant: Will he stay or will he go?

With the return of the NBA season comes unwavering coverage of one of its greatest players of all time, Kobe Bryant. An unquestioned legend, Bryant is a rarity in today’s NBA as he’s played his entire career for the same team. But will he retire with that team? There hasn’t been a shortage of attention paid to what Bryant, who’s entering the final year of his contract...
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D’Angelo Russell: Kobe 'told me he likes to shoot the ball’

    The peerless Kobe Bryant has been known by many names over the course of his 19-year NBA career. The Black Mamba, Kobe Bean, Vino, Kobe Wan Kenobi, Chucker Cheese, Ground-Hog Day, Kobrick Koffee. OK, maybe I made up the last three. But if the Mamba’s recent comments to Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell are any indication, we may have to add another one to the list: Captain...
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Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m a Laker for better or worse’

Kobe Bryant started out with the Los Angeles Lakers, and that’s where he’ll finish. The legendary shooting guard has no intention of playing for another team besides the Lakers, as he revealed following the team’s media day on Monday. “A lot of players want to go to different teams or contend to win championships,” Bryant told Yahoo Sports. “I’m a Laker, man. I’m...
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The sinking legacy of Kobe Bryant

When Bill Simmons wrote the Book of Basketball he ranked Kobe Bryant as the eighth best player of all-time. Bryant was behind Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and Tim Duncan; just ahead of Jerry West and Oscar Robertson rounding out the Top 10. In the seasons since the book was published, LeBron James has now forced himself...
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10 things to expect from Kobe Bryant this season

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is set to enter what is likely the final season of his legendary NBA career. The closest thing the NBA has had to Michael Jordan since his retirement, Bryant has had a brilliant career in which he has won five championships, has been selected for 17 All-Star games, and has provided some of the most iconic moments in basketball history.   At 37...
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