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Kobe on 93rd ranking: ‘Don’t ask me about silly stuff like that’

Kobe Bryant was neither nonplussed nor offended about how he was designated as the 93rd-best player in the NBA according to an ESPN “#NBArank” project. In fact, he made it clear he doesn’t care one bit about such trivial things. “I don’t need to defend that [ranking],” he quipped after the Los Angeles Lakers’ 105-97 exhibition loss to the Toronto Raptors Thursday...
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Execs Expect Kobe Bryant To Have Limited NBA Options If He Leaves Lakers In 2016

If Kobe Bryant decides to continue his career in the NBA and is unable to agree upon a new deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league insiders say his available options are likely to be slim. One executive mentioned the New York Knicks and another brought up the Los Angeles Clippers as teams possibly interested in signing Bryant. "The problem that Kobe has that's different from anybody...
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Los Angeles Lakers-Kobe Bryant making Strides

After a disappointing first preseason game Kobe Bryant looked and played almost entirely different in last night’s overtime loss to the Utah Jazz. In his first outing after having spent approximately 9 months on the disabled list as a result of a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder Bryant looked disappointing to say the least. The 37 year old star played 35 games games in the...
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Kobe Bryant on Julius Randle: ‘Lamar Odom in Zach Randolph’s body’

Lakers forward Julius Randle has never really gotten a chance to fully show off his stuff ever since The Curse of David Stern’s Veto claimed another victim and he broke his right leg in the Lakers’ regular season opener last year. But with the former No. 7 overall pick heading into the 2015-16 campaign with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via RealGM - NBA
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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