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How Kobe Bryant’s ongoing influence on Kyrie Irving put the Cavaliers in such a peculiar situation

The NBA world was rocked just days ago as reports surfaced Cleveland Cavaliers’ mesmerizing point guard Kyrie Irving had put in a trade request. Fresh off their third straight NBA Finals appearance, it was a shock wave that was felt through the entire NBA community as the news broke. Cavs’ power forward Kevin Love was the player that seemed most likely to be dealt to another...
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15 hours ago

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

It's the trade request heard 'round the world —excuse me, Kyrie— across the world. Just days after losing his 'favorite player of all time' as a teammate, it now looks as if LeBron James will lose his second-in-command as well. Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland, and the situation is reportedly beyond the point of no return. This has gotten the rumor mill firing on all cylinders...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant responds to if he is influencing Kyrie Irving

Kobe Bryant has apparently been asked if he had an influential role in Kyrie Irving reportedly asking for a trade away from the Cavaliers. Based on Bryant’s response, we can assume that answers is no.What has been a tumultuous offseason for the Cavaliers continued to be as such when it was reported Irving requested a trade during a meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert. One source...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard claims he never had any beef with Kobe

Revisionist history or not, Dwight Howard wants to set the record straight about his relationship with Kobe Bryant.Responding to a question from a Twitter user on Sunday, the eight-time All-Star center claimed that rumors of him beefing with Bryant in Los Angeles were nothing more than a media fabrication. The one season that Howard and Bryant were teammates on the Lakers in 2012...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/11: Home Run Derby hits grand slam with fans

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what were reading while arguing over if home runs hit into the roof at Marlins Park should count or not in the Home Run Derby.Happy birthday today to Caroline Wozniacki, Joe Pavelski, Jacoby Jones, Willie Anderson, Rod Strickland and Leon Spinks...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Summer League 2017: What happens in Vegas, stays in the G League

This weekend, I made a pilgrimage to Las Vegas for NBA Summer League. For years, Vegas has been the place where people come hoping to hit the jackpot. For some, that’s robbing a casino with their ten friends. Or becoming a superstar by mind-freaking audiences with your rock n’ roll magic. Or striking it rich counting cards at blackjack with your autistic savant brother, Raymond...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Louisville star Russ Smith scores 81 points in Chinese NBL game

Russ Smith, who was a star player for the Louisville Cardinals from 2010-14, dropped 81 points in a Chinese NBL game on Wednesday.Sportando broke down how Smith generated that gaudy total, along with sharing the rest of his stat line. Kobe Bryant would be proud.Smith last played in the states during the 2015-16 season. He’s been blowing up overseas playing with Luoyang, with his...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thomas Bryant Interviews With Lakers Nation

Thomas Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers No. 42 draft pick in the 2017 NBA draft interviews with's Serena Winters. Bryant, who spent the past two years at Indiana, talks about how he best sees himself fitting into Luke Walton's offense. Does he see himself as more of a stretch four or a five? And what is the special significance of his jersey number. Watch more of...
Via Lakers Nation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe congratulates ‘White Mamba’ Taurasi on scoring record

Kobe Bryant was so impressed with Diana Taurasi breaking the WNBA’s all-time scoring record on Sunday that he is willing to share a nickname with the Phoenix Mercury star. Or, at least half a nickname.Taurasi, a three-time WNBA champion, passed Tina Thompson’s mark of 7,488 points when she scored 19 in a blowout win over the Los Angeles Sparks. Kobe was in attendance for the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant is still clutch, helps student avoid taking final exam

Kobe Bryant may have called it quits as far as his NBA career goes, but he’s still active on social media. And when one particular student sent him a tweet in search of some assistance, Bryant came through in the clutch.The high school student informed Kobe that an agreement was in place stating that if the former NBA star retweeted a photo, then his class wouldn’t have to take...
Via The Sports Daily
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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