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Lakers and Cavs discussed Kobe-LeBron trade in 2007

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James came up in trade discussions between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2007. Bryant, on the cusp of winning an MVP but frustrated with the direction of the Lakers, wasn’t a stranger to seeing his name come up in trade rumors. James was, especially after leading the scrappy Cavaliers to the NBA Finals before a whipping at the hands...
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‘Emotional’ LeBron eager to face Kobe Wednesday

With Kobe Bryant’s season-long swan song in full swing and LeBron James only having three more opportunities to face the Los Angeles Lakers icon before it’s all said and done, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar admitted he gets “emotional” whenever he watches the retiring legend play. “Anytime I even watch his games, even when I’m not playing him, it’s always, like...
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Paul George on how he got by Kobe Bryant: ‘He is old’ (VIDEO)

At 37 years of age, Kobe Bryant probably shouldn’t be guarding Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George. Even one time is one too many. With the Lakers leading 84-83 and under a minute remaining in Monday night’s game, the Pacers smartly put the ball in George’s hands. George, who was being guarded by Bryant on the play, blew by his counterpart and banked home a layup after being...
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Paul George delivers great line about driving by Kobe Bryant

The Pacers defended their home court on Monday, beating the Lakers 89-87 thanks in part to some late game heroics from Paul George. George scored 14 points in the first half, but was quiet for much of the second half. All seven of his points in the second half came with less than two minutes to go. Two of those points came when George got the ball beyond the three-point and drove...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Kobe Bryant Coming Alive for Los Angeles Lakers

As the countdown to the NBA All-Star Game continues, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is showing the basketball world why he received the most fan votes of any player in the game and will be starting for the Western Conference squad in his remarkable 18th All-Star appearance. The Lakers season to this point has been anything but sensational, including the struggles of Bryant...
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WATCH: Pop wishes Kobe well in heartfelt message

Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour stopped in San Antonio for a Saturday night battle against the Spurs. Head coach Gregg Popovich, having battled Bryant on seemingly countless occasions, knows better than most what the NBA will miss when Bryant finally leaves for good at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. Popovich recorded a heartfelt message lauding Bryant and his accomplishments...
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Kobe ‘as puzzled by it as you are’ over great three-game stretch

Kobe Bryant put up his third consecutive blast-from-the-past performance in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 99-96 road victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. And given how he has struggled so mightily for significant stretches during his 2015-16 NBA season swan song, the 37-year-old soon-to-be retiree is having difficulty explaining why he’s played so well of late...
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Kobe Bryant drains clutch three-pointer, does finger wag

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has gone off in his last three games, dropping 23, 38 and 27 points. And the team has benefited, winning their last two games. Bryant drained 10 of 24 shots in Thursday night’s game against the Hornets, and he put on a performance that resembled the Black Mamba in his prime. With the Lakers up by three points and under a minute remaining...
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Sam Mitchell can’t wait for Kobe Bryant to be out of the NBA

If there’s one person in the NBA who’s seen far too much of Kobe Bryant throughout the Lakers star’s 19-season career, it’s Sam Mitchell. In 2006, Mitchell was the coach of the Toronto Raptors when the Black Mamba slithered his way to an 81-point game. As if that weren’t enough, on Tuesday, Kobe lit up Mitchell’s T-Wolves for a season-high 38 points as part of a 119-115...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Kobe Bryant on snapping losing streak: ‘It doesn’t really matter’

It’s no secret the Los Angeles Lakers are a bad basketball team, one that is certain to miss the playoffs during the final season of Kobe Bryant’s illustrious NBA career. The club is currently stuck in a 10-game losing streak, but an upcoming matchup against the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves provides hope the Lakers can notch their 10th win of the 2015-16 season. According...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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