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Metta World Peace says he can still make an impact

MILAN (AP) Metta World Peace had barely landed in Italy when the former NBA All-Star was soon singing with fans of his new team and thinking of a second season. Thanks to advice from former teammate Kobe Bryant, World Peace joined Pallacanestro Cantu on Thursday, and was presented to the team's fans at its Mapooro Arena. ''I didn't come here because I'm old and I don't want to play...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 DRAFT NEWS: Stanley Johnson Says He’s A Lifelong Lakers Fan And Kobe Bryant Is His Favorite Player

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter And people think the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant aren’t popular among players anymore, huh? Last year, a number of the league’s incoming rookies admitted that they were fans of both the Lakers and Bryant. Zach LaVine was one, and eventual Laker Julius Randle was another. Could the purple and gold add yet another Lakers/Kobe fan this...
Via Lakerholicz.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash: ‘I will likely never play basketball again’

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports After a 19-year NBA career, Steve Nash is retiring. The two-time MVP formally announced he is walking away from the game Saturday in a letter published on The Players’ Tribune website. “I will likely never play basketball again. It’s bittersweet. I already miss the game deeply, but I’m also really excited to learn to do something else...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers-Lakers Preview

Sitting near the bottom of their respective conferences, the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers have long since turned their attention to next year. While the Lakers are surely planning to surround the aging Kobe Bryant with more young talent, the 76ers appear to have a legitimate building block in Nerlens Noel. Noel tries to continue his push for Rookie of the Year as Philadelphia...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Top free agents to pursue this offseason

At this point, the Los Angeles Lakers front office as well as the fans and others associated with the team outside of the coaches and players are just waiting for this summer. Why, you ask? Despite this being another unfortunate losing season for a franchise that has been synonymous with winning throughout its history, this offseason could prove to be the one that turns things around...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan vs Kobe Bryant Illustration

The Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan versus LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant argument will rage on forever thanks to Youtube, Mount Rushmore, advanced statistics, social media and art like this illustration by artist Min-suk Kim from South Korea. The post Michael Jordan vs Kobe Bryant Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' Teague: Kent Bazemore 'one of the best teammates I ever had'

It is not absolutely necessary for a team to have good chemistry in order to achieve success. It helps greatly, of course. But teammates who are indifferent to one another -- or, in the case of, say, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal and the Lakers of the early 2000s, teammates who actively dislike each other -- can win at the highest level. Again, though, good chemistry in the locker...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The LA Free Agent Dream

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. As I assume that the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be giving Jordan Hill the second season of his 2 year, 18 million dollar contract and Ed Davis won’t play for his 1 million dollar option, the Lakers will have only 38 million on their cap for next season, meaning that they have...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

This Kobe Bryant Mix Set To 2Pac’s “Pain” Is Pure Greatness

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Kobe Bryant and 2Pac – it’s a match made in heaven. Both are considered to be all-time greats in their respective professions, and both are West Coast guys even though they weren’t born there. 2Pac was born in New York and moved to California in his late teens, much like Bryant who ended up in L.A. after being traded to the Lakers shortly...
Via Lakerholicz.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Need To Ignore Free Agency If They Want To Change Their Fate

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The Los Angeles Lakers are known for rebuilding via free agency. The approach is logical. L.A. is a beautiful city with beautiful people and luxurious housing options. You add the team’s historical success and it’s a perfect match for every free agent – I mean, it used to be, anyway. Lately, the Lakers have struggled to attract (and retain...
Via Lakerholicz.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe X ‘The Art of Attack’ Typography

British Designer and Art Director Paul Hutchison based in Los Angeles, California was commissioned by Nike Basketball to created the typography and logo design, for the launch of LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s tenth signature shoe, the Nike Kobe X. As you can see, the results like the shoe, were clean, futuristic and dynamic. Great execution! The post Kobe X ‘The Art of...
Via Hooped Up
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Kobe Bryant really want to 'hand the keys' to a successor?

Kobe Bryant will eventually hang his sneakers up and call it quits. More so than ever before -- perhaps because of the multiple injuries and his increasing age -- Bryant has been willing to publicly acknowledge his basketball mortality. It's easy to see where this is eventually headed. Still, the one thing that remains to be seen is who will lead the Los Angeles Lakers into the next...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Byron Scott’s got playoff jokes

At a current record of 17-46, the Lakers are all but eliminated from the postseason, even though they were practically eliminated from the playoffs since Game 1 of their season. No Kobe Bryant, no Julius Randle, and a roster full of players who don’t have the chops to lead L.A. to the playoffs, all but spelled doom for the team’s season. And now that Lakers have been mathematically...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Byron Scott’s got playoff jokes

At a current record of 17-46, the Lakers are all but eliminated from the postseason, even though they were practically eliminated from the playoffs since Game 1 of their season. No Kobe Bryant, no Julius Randle, and a roster full of players who don’t have the chops to lead L.A. to the playoffs, all but spelled doom for the team’s season. And now that Lakers have been mathematically...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Is So Over This Lakers Team Photo Crap

Despite beating the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, The Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention thanks to the New Orleans Pelicans knocking off the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers (17-46) were already on their way to the worst season in franchise history, and Tuesday night’s game — Game 63 — is the earliest Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Eliminated From Playoffs At Earliest Point Since Move To LA

The Los Angeles Lakers have sunk to a new low. The 16-time NBA champions defeated the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, but a New Orleans Pelicans victory eliminated the Lakers from the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The Lakers weren’t expected to compete this season, especially after they lost Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash for the rest of the...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Says His Lakers Successor Must Have “Win Championships Or Nothing” Mentality

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter So, you’re a NBA star and you think you have what it takes to be Kobe Bryant’s successor, huh? Well, do you have championship or bust mentality? ‘Cus you’re going to need it if you want to lead the purple and gold, according to the Black Mamba. On Tuesday, Bryant was asked how he can tell whether a player has what it takes to lead the...
Via Lakerholicz.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Can’t Currently See Himself Signing A New Deal With The Lakers Next Summer

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter A couple of weeks ago, an article in The Hollywood Reporter received a lot of flack after they claimed that Kobe Bryant said he would be retiring after next season. However, it seems they weren’t lying – technically. While Bryant would deny the report during television appearances ahead of the release of his documentary, Kobe Bryant’s...
Via Lakerholicz.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

See The Move By Jordan Clarkson That Made Kobe Bryant’s Face Do This

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter It takes a lot to impress Kobe Bryant. I mean, the guy has seen absolutely everything during his 19 seasons in the NBA. That’s why you rarely see him getting overexcited while he’s sitting on the bench, especially when he’s out to due to injury. However, during Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, Bryant did his “impressed...
Via Lakerholicz.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Honored By Kobe Bryant’s Recruiting But Looking To Win With Mavs

A Kobe Bryant-Rajon Rondo union could very well happen next season. But until then, don’t expect Rondo to have much to say on the matter. Rondo’s Dallas Mavericks visited Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, and the point guard was asked after the game how he feels about Bryant’s ongoing effort to bring him to L.A. “He’s one of the best that’s ever played our game...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant resurfaces in L.A. on the same day Rajon Rondo comes to town

Kobe Bryant underwent season-ending shoulder surgery back on January 21.  Since then he had yet to attend a Laker game.  Last night Kobe was back on the bench.  It just so happened that L.A.'s opponent was Rajon Rondo and the Dallas Mavericks.Tweets from a pair of former Celtics media members now working in Los Angeles:Kobe makes his first appearance at Staples on the same night...
Via Celtics Life
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Pledges To Be Ready For 15-16 Season

Kobe Bryant is optimistic of being physically ready to play at the start of the 15-16 season. “I’ll be ready to go,” Bryant said. “I’ll do my regiment and be ready to go.” Each of Bryant's past three seasons have ended due to injury. Mitch Kupchak recently said the Los Angeles Lakers will not compromise the team's financial flexibility and youth for more established veterans...
Via RealGM
17 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Metta World Peace Says Kobe Bryant Will Win Sixth Ring Next Season

Can you imagine living with Metta World Peace? While I’m sure it would have it’s moments of being absolutely amazing (I’m guessing that would be the case 99.9% of the time) it would also be very confusing. I mean, how would you know when the guy is joking or being serious? Or is he always being serious? Back in 2012, MWP predicted that the Lakers would beat the Chicago Bulls’...
Via Lakerholicz.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss says Lakers will celebrate Kobe’s 20th season

Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss said in an interview that the team is “talking about a bunch of different things” to properly pay tribute next year to Kobe Bryant playing in his 20th NBA season. Promising that in whatever form the apparently season-long celebration and tribute takes, the Lakers “will make it special,” according...Read More The post Jeanie Buss says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: ‘Lakers will be back in contention soon’

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers have had two straight losing seasons, but team president Jeanie Buss is confident a turnaround will happen soon. “I’ve been assured by our basketball operations that the team be back in contention soon. If we are not meeting those goals, then changes have to occur,” Buss said in a recent interview with Mark Medina of...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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