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Kobe Bryant shoots down notion he wants All-Star MVP record

While Shaquille O’Neal likes former teammate Kobe Bryant’s chances at winning a record fifth All-Star MVP, it doesn’t appear as though Kobe is at all concerned with winning the prestigious honor. O’Neal got the ball rolling earlier this week, implying that Bryant will go for the award. “If he can find his stroke and get it going a little bit, I can guarantee you he’s...
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On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

When Kobe Bryant entered the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers wore uniforms accented in black and electric blue. The seats at The Q were blue. There was no fire-breathing jumbotron. He was guarded by the likes of Chris Mills and the late Bobby Phills, and later it was Wesley Person getting crossed up, leaving poor Cedric Henderson to go flying by, biting on a pump fake in attempt to...
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Kobe Bryant gives LeBron James his game-worn Kobe 11s

LeBron James is the latest member of the NBA to get a farewell gift from Kobe Bryant. Following the Cavaliers’ 120-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, Bryant—who is retiring at the end of this season—stopped by the Cavs’ locker room to deliver a pair of autographed Kobe 11s, the pair that the future Hall of Famer wore during his final game at The Q...
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Cavaliers Fans, LeBron James Celebrate Kobe Bryant In Final Visit (Videos)

We’re dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on the Kobe Bryant chapter of NBA history. Wednesday was a significant piece of those final pages. The Los Angeles Lakers star was welcomed with open arms — quite literally — by the Cleveland Cavalier fans and players during his final visit to The Land. Kobe first captivated fans with his showcase in the 1997 Slam Dunk contest...
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WATCH: Kevin Love re-injures left shoulder

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Kevin Love injured his left shoulder. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man appeared to suffer the injury during Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers while being guarded by Kobe Bryant. It’s the same shoulder he injured during the 2015 playoffs against the Boston Celtics. Kevin Love has a shoulder injury that occurred on this play...
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Minnesota women’s basketball player attracts attention from Kobe Bryant

Senior guard Rachel Banham of the Minnesota Gophers tied an NCAA record on Sunday Feb. 7, putting up 60 points against rival Northwestern, surpassing her previous record of 39 points. This allowed the Gophers to go on to win, 112-106, in double overtime. Banham’s 60 point game demolished the previous Big 10 women’s single-game scoring record and tied the NCAA record set in...
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Here’s how close the Lakers came to trading Kobe Bryant in 2007

Kobe Bryant will retire after this season having played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, but a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst suggests that in an alternate universe he could be winding down his career as a Bull or a Piston or even a Cavalier. Windhorst reports that the Lakers agreed to a deal with the Pistons that would have sent Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton...
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The LeBron-Kobe rivalry and Finals matchup that never was

It was supposed to be basketball’s next great rivalry — one born in the spirit of Magic-Bird, Chamberlain-Russell and Jordan-Isiah. In the mid-2000s, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ruled the NBA on opposite sides of the country. Bryant was the three-time champion and consummate gunner who never met a shot he wouldn’t take, and James was the one who got his teammates involved...
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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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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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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