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Kobe Bryant Used to Dominate Pickup Games with UCLA's Basketball Team When He Was Only 17

When Kobe Bryant was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft—and traded to the Los Angeles Lakers soon thereafter—he was just a teenager. He made the leap from Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia to the NBA Draft as a 17-year-old kid, and the legend of Kobe Bryant began almost immediately. Bryant moved from Philly to Los Angeles that...
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WATCH: Paul George Made It No ‘Secret’ He Intends To Play For L.A.

Apparently, Paul George has made it no secret that his long-term goal is to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.... Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? Or Kobe's special message to Kevin Durant prior to final game...
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WATCH: Kobe Bryant Reveals His Biggest Obsession During His Career

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant recently revealed one of his biggest motivators throughout his career, Allen Iverson. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? Or Kobe's special message to Kevin Durant prior...
Via Lakers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant on if he misses basketball: ‘No, I don’t’

Kobe Bryant is now over a full year removed from playing in his last NBA game following an iconic 20-season career. And the Los Angeles Lakers legend claims to have no regrets about calling it quits.Bryant, in an appearance on “Good Morning America” Monday, was asked if he misses the game. To which the 38-year-old responded, “No, I don’t.” Bryant, who won five NBA titles...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Michael Strahan talk about Dear Basketball animated short at Tribeca Film Festival

Kobe Bryant’s animated short film, Dear Basketball, premiered Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Based on his poem in which he announced his retirement from the NBA, the animated short was made in collaboration with animator Glen Keane (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), who illustrated the film.Following the premiere screening, Bryant and Keane sat down for a talk hosted...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James joins an elite NBA club today

The Indiana Pacers head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Saturday. While the Cavaliers haven’t been playing their best basketball of the year (by any means), they still are heavy favorites to eliminate Paul George and the Pacers.With Saturday’s game, LeBron James joins an elite club playing in his 200th NBA Playoff game. It’s a lofty accomplishment considering James is...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Walton On Brandon Ingram Learning From Kobe Bryant, Coaching Lessons

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton talks about why they would like Brandon Ingram to work out with Kobe Bryant and pick his brain. Walton also talks about the difficulty of telling Metta World Peace that he isn't in their future plans. Walton also discusses how much patience he thinks the front office has and how his role differs from theirs. Watch more of our most popular...
Via Lakers Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Ingram On Summer Workout Plans With Kobe Bryant, Leading This Team

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram says he plans to work out with Kobe Bryant this summer. Plus, Ingram talks about the feedback he received from Magic and Rob Pelinka and the process he's gone through of becoming more vocal on the court. Ingram says he now views himself as a leader and as someone who brings confidence to his teammates. Ingram also admits he had rookie of...
Via Lakers Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss once tried to offer Kobe Bryant shares of Lakers

Here we have some further evidence that Jim Buss was in over his head during his time as Los Angeles Lakers head of basketball operations.According to a feature by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on Tuesday, Buss attempted to offer shares of the franchise to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant last season as “a show of appreciation.” But the family trust reportedly does not allow for that sort...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant offers his help to the Lakers

Kobe Bryant is making it clear that if the Los Angeles Lakers want his input, he’s always happy to help.Bryant told Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times that he’s just one call away if Jeanie Buss or anyone else wants him. Bryant isn’t angling for a formal role of anything like that, but he’s still fond of the Lakers and wants to help lift them out of the cellar. In fact...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2017  |  Discuss

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