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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...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant has great response to Tyronn Lue story

Kobe Bryant had his typical Kobe response to the story Tyronn Lue shared with reporters on Tuesday. Lue, who is now the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was once teammates with Bryant on the Lakers. Lue recalled a time when he and some other reserves played the starters in a practice game. It was Lue teamed with guys like Devean George, Brian Shaw and Mark Madsen against a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

‘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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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