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KOBE BRYANT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lakers' Russell says he can relate to Kobe on at least one level

  One of the newest members of the Los Angeles Lakers might not be entirely sure that Kobe Bryant is the greatest of all-time. But that doesn’t mean rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell is unclear about what makes Bryant one of the best. After he threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game this week, Lakers Nation caught up with Russell and asked him about the calm demeanor he...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson does his best Kobe Bryant impersonation on the court (video)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson is learning from the best. The second-year player has only played alongside Kobe Bryant for one season, but he’s already finding ways to emulate the 17-time All Star. Watch Clarkson imitate Bryant’s patented fadeaway jumper—with plenty of pump fakes included as well. Jordan Clarkson practicing his Kobe. @JClark5on @Lakers @LakersNation...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is D'Angelo Russell in over his head?

The Los Angeles Lakers made some noise earlier this offseason when they passed on Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor in favor of Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.  The expectations for Russell to succeed in Laker Land are through the roof. The Lakers, once a powerhouse, are now reduced to rubble. The team is coming off of a 21...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell: 'There's a lot of spoiled Lakers fans'

    Los Angeles Lakers fans were outraged last week when D’Angelo Russel, their team’s No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, tweeted that Tracy McGrady may have been the greatest player of all time. “Honestly Tracy McGrady might have been the GOAT!” Russell wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. By saying McGrady may have been the best NBA player ever,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal dish about old Lakers feud

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were not exactly pleasant to one another during their shared tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, despite winning three NBA Championships together. The two superstars opened up about their former feud in an upcoming podcast “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” expressing regret over their clashes on and off the court. Shaq attributed much of the feud...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: ‘I Was An Idiot When I Was A Kid’

You know when people say, “We’ll look back 10 years from now and laugh about this?” Well, in the case of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, that’s exactly how everything has played out. Shaq and Kobe won three NBA championships together with the Los Angeles Lakers, but a rift emerged between the superstars, in large because of each one’s ego. The locker room divide eventually...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant celebrates birthday with wife after epic weekend

The 2015-16 NBA season could be Kobe Bryant’s final one, but that’s not going to stop him from going out with a bang. He teamed up with Taylor Swift at Staples Center on Friday night and helped raise a banner for most sold-out shows. And on Sunday, Bryant turned 37 years young, so he celebrated his birthday by the pool with his wife, Vanessa. She may or may not have licked...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant surprises Taylor Swift with banner at Staples Center

There already was plenty of star power at the Staples Center on Friday night. Then Kobe Bryant walked onstage. The home of the Los Angeles Lakers played host to Taylor Swift, whose concert sold out the venue for the 16th consecutive time, a Staples Center record. So during a break in the action, Bryant decided to surprise Swift with some personal congratulations. Not only did...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant wants to earn spot on 2016 Olympic team

Kobe Bryant could very well retire after the 2015-2016 season, but will his basketball career last a few months after that? USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo revealed on Thursday that he has spoken to Kobe about the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Colangelo said it would be a “great story” if Bryant ended his career by helping defend Team USA’s gold medal and that Kobe...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant could see himself finishing career in China, Italy

Kobe Bryant has been a treasure trove of quips and quotes over the past few days and he continued to his provocative ways by hinting that he could envision a scenario where he may finish his career overseas. When asked by Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears in a Q&A whether playing outside the NBA to conclude his Hall of Fame career, specifically Italy or China, the Los Angeles Lakers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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