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KOBE BRYANT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kobe Bryant trash talked LeBron James after ‘The Decision’

The Los Angeles Lakers had just defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals, making them back-to-back NBA champions, but all of the attention was on LeBron James and his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. That did not sit well with Kobe Bryant. From Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding: With a brutal seven-game victory over the Celtics in the bank for...
Via Sports-Glory
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA GM Says Kobe Has No Trade Value

The Los Angeles Lakers granted Kobe Bryant a 2-year, $48 million extension before he tore his Achilles. Many questioned the move from a business standpoint. Obviously, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, but he’s on the downside of his career and the Lakers handicapped themselves from signing other max guys. Trading Kobe could be an option to free...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Trailer for new Kobe Bryant documentary looks good

Showtime and Lakers’ Kobe Bryant are set to debut a new documentary on Bryant himself and from the looks of the trailer, it ought to be good. In it, you see Kobe rehabbing his injured Achilles while talking about choices and giving a motivational talk about not being average.  
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe sent LeBron great text message in 2010

Kobe Bryant’s incredibly competitive spirit was on full display in a text message he sent LeBron James during the infamous summer of 2010. The summer of 2010 was the one when LeBron left Cleveland for Miami to form a Big 3 with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Heat. Prior to James announcing his […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Believes NBA Players Like Him, LeBron James Are Underpaid

Kobe Bryant believes that elite NBA players, including him, are underpaid. The Los Angeles Lakers star told Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard — who wrote the most recent cover story on Bryant — that he doesn’t think that the league’s maximum contracts are fair or that players should be pressured to take pay cuts to create more cap room for their team. KB believes players...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch a young Kobe Bryant take over a high school game in this rare footage

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant has done it all in the NBA. Titles, scoring barrages, dunks, MVP performances, and clutch moments. But where did it all begin? Where did Kobe develop this never-say-die attitude that made him one of the best ever to play in the NBA? At Lower Merion high school that’s where. Kobe took over the a high school game scoring 18 points down the stretch to carry...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe Bryant takes over 1995 high school playoff game

Any NBA fan has seen highlights of Kobe Bryant taking over a game. The five-time NBA champion scored 81 points in a single game once, and he has scored 50 or more in a game 25 times in his career. But have you ever seen Kobe dominate in high school? We have you covered. In […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant ‘Achilles’ sculpture from Taiwan is a mythological marvel (photos)

Kobe Bryant may be a revered, idolized and respected superstar here in the States, but in Asia, the Los Angeles Lakers veteran, like many American athletes, are worshiped as if they were the modern day incarnation of mythological heroes. Just ask this guy. Given his status as practically an otherworldly entity, perhaps it shouldn’t be […] The post Kobe Bryant ‘Achilles’ sculpture...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike unveils 'House of Mamba' LED basketball court

We may have reached a new level for interactive basketball courts. Nike recently teamed up with AKQA and produced the world’s first full-sized reactive LED basketball court in Shanghai, China. The court will help athletes train and adds an interactive, engaging element to a normal training session. It mimics drills based on Kobe Bryant’s own training regimen, and features motion...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis on Kobe Bryant: “ took me under his wing”

When Kobe Bryant first came into the league, he was a young player with a lot of skill on the court, but not so much when the final buzzer sounded and he stepped off it. For years, Bryant was branded a “loner” and usually stayed separate from the rest of his teammates. However, as Bryant grew older and matured as both a player and a person, the eventual five-time NBA champion...
Via Lakerholicz.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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