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Kobe Bryant to Release ‘Dear Basketball’ Animated Short Film on SI.com

Early Thursday morning it was announced that Kobe Bryant and Sports Illustrated would be teaming up for the Black Mamba’s first official project post-retirement Just less than a month removed from playing his last game in the NBA, Kobe Bryant has moved on from the game of basketball quickly, filling his time with various other […] Kobe Bryant to Release ‘Dear Basketball’...
Via Lake Show Life
22 hours ago

Dodgers reportedly told Yasiel Puig not to get a helicopter

The traffic getting to and from Dodger games can be brutal in Los Angeles, so Yasiel Puig thought he found a loophole that would allow him to bypass all that congestion on the roads: a helicopter. Unfortunately, the Dodgers were not behind that plan. Back in February, the man who customizes Puig’s cars said the Dodgers outfielder was looking into buying a helicopter to help him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott admits to giving ‘entitled’ D’Angelo Russell tough love

One of the prevailing — not to mention disconcerting — storylines during the Los Angeles Lakers’ disastrous 2015-26 campaign — outside of Kobe Bryant’s retirement, of course — was the seemingly dysfunctional relationship that existed between Byron Scott and rookie D’Angelo Russell. While Scott’s apparent feelings for the young player manifested itself in his outward...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwane Casey compares Paul George to a young Kobe Bryant

Paul George did all he could in his team’s seven-game series against the Toronto Raptors, though it wasn’t enough in the end. But according to Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, George made one thing very clear during the Indiana Pacers’ first-round exit. “Paul George is back.” After Toronto clinched the series with an 89-84 win in Game 7, Casey reflected on some of George’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe’s greatest moments as a Los Angeles Lakers #5-1

We’ve reached the end of my top 24 Kobe Bryant moments with the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout this countdown you’ve seen regular season, playoff and Olympic moments that have helped Kobe establish himself as a for sure first ballot hall of famer. Now here is the best of the best in my opinion. Honorable Mention: Kobe’s last game I won’t go too much into this game since...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Lakers fire head coach Byron Scott

It might have taken a bit longer than most anticipated, but the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly fired embattled head coach Byron Scott following a disastrous 17-win 2015-16 campaign: The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Byron Scott, league sources tell @TheVertical — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 25, 2016 Scott, 55, led the Lakers to two of their worst seasons...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

People bid thousands for bag of air from Kobe's last game?

There is a significant hunger for Kobe Bryant-related memorabilia after the Lakers star wrapped up his career Wednesday night. Apparently, that memorabilia extends even to bags of air collected at his final game. Yes, that’s right. With a starting bid of just $1 on eBay, you, too, can own this once-in-a-lifetime piece of history: a sealed bag of air purportedly collected at the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

$2 million worth of Kobe Bryant merchandise sold on Wednesday

Staples Center set a worldwide arena record by selling $1.2 million in merchandise on Wednesday during Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game. A whopping $2 million of memorabilia commemorating the the Los Angeles Lakers icon's retirement were sold when online sales are included. Sean Ryan, AEG vice president of merchandise, told ESPN that the sales set a single-day record, eclipsing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant explains why he needed the hate to succeed

Kobe Bryant is somewhat of a unique player in that he enjoys being the villain at a time when so many athletes and personalities strive be loved. But like some other successful athletes, Bryant is motivated by hatred and feeds off others disliking him. After his legendary 60-point performance in his final NBA game, Bryant was asked about the effect hate has had on his career. “It...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe addresses fans for final time after 60-pt performance

Kobe Bryant dropped 60 points in the final game of his career against the Jazz on Wednesday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Staples Center. Bryant stole the show in the 101-96 win and topped Anthony Davis’ 59-point performance; and in doing so, set the mark for most points scored in the 2015-16 season. It’s fitting that he went out on top, and NBA fans were treated to...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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