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Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m 70 in basketball years’

Kobe Bryant has two years left on his contract with the Lakers, and most expect those to be the final two seasons that he plays professionally. Injuries limited him to just six games last season, and though he’s expected to be back to 100 percent for the start of the 2014-15 campaign, no one yet knows exactly what that will mean in terms of his on-court performance.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Brandon Jennings Claims Kobe Bryant Is “The Greatest Ever”, MJ Had More Help

The real surprising thing about this is that it’s Brandon Jennings saying that Kobe is the greatest basketball player ever, and not Kobe implying that himself. “@Jake_OohKillEm: @BrandonJennings what r u trying to say!?” – Kobe really the greatest ever — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) August 19, 2014 Controversially, Jennings based his argument on the teams that each...
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch a young Kobe Bryant take over a high school game in this rare footage

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant has done it all in the NBA. Titles, scoring barrages, dunks, MVP performances, and clutch moments. But where did it all begin? Where did Kobe develop this never-say-die attitude that made him one of the best ever to play in the NBA? At Lower Merion high school that’s where. Kobe took over the a high school game scoring 18 points down the stretch to carry...
Via Bloguin Best
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch a young Kobe Bryant take over a high school game in this rare footage

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant has done it all in the NBA. Titles, scoring barrages, dunks, MVP performances, and clutch moments. But where did it all begin? Where did Kobe develop this never-say-die attitude that made him one of the best ever to play in the NBA? At Lower Merion high school that’s where. Kobe took over the a high school game scoring 18 points down the stretch to carry...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Losing Weight At Age 30 May Just Be The Key To Longevity For NBA Stars

LeBron James has slimmed down. So have fellow superstars Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade.Somewhere in Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant must be smiling.That's because Bryant, 35, has been preaching the virtues of weight loss for years, since he was around the age of James (29), Anthony (30) and Wade (32). Tony Manfred of Business Insider notes that when Bryant was James' age in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe Bryant takes over 1995 high school playoff game

Any NBA fan has seen highlights of Kobe Bryant taking over a game. The five-time NBA champion scored 81 points in a single game once, and he has scored 50 or more in a game 25 times in his career. But have you ever seen Kobe dominate in high school? We have you covered. In […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Rare Footage of Kobe Scoring 29 in a Half at Lower Merion HS (Video)

In today’s technological boom, it’s pretty easy to find footage of our favorite athletes dominating when they were in high school. Back in the mid-90s though, such highlights were pretty difficult to come by. It’s rare to find in-game video of a teenage Kobe Bryant doing work (yes, he’s been in the league that long), so when we do find some it’s always a treat to watch...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Here Is Some Rare Footage of a Young Kobe Bryant Lighting It Up At Lower Merion High School

There isn’t a ton of footage from Kobe Bryant’s high school days with Lower Merion High School, but the stuff that does exist is fairly incredible. The footage above is no exception. The video was unearthed over at Lakers Nation and it is from a game during Kobe’s junior of high school where he went off for 29 second half points against Norristown. The kid could ball. Article...
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Statue of Kobe Bryant wrestling a black mamba appears in Taiwan

TweetI don’t really have much commentary to add that would do this statue of a naked Kobe Bryant with a giant black mamba snake draped all over him proper justice:   I’m confused and frankly terrified about what’s going on here. We get that Kobe is a huge figure overseas, but, wow. Let’s just say someone has a… vivid imagination in the way they visualize Mr. Bryant. A...
Via Los That Sports Blog
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Kobe Bryant ‘Achilles’ sculpture from Taiwan is a mythological marvel (photos)

Kobe Bryant may be a revered, idolized and respected superstar here in the States, but in Asia, the Los Angeles Lakers veteran, like many American athletes, are worshiped as if they were the modern day incarnation of mythological heroes. Just ask this guy. Given his status as practically an otherworldly entity, perhaps it shouldn’t be […] The post Kobe Bryant ‘Achilles’ sculpture...
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Kobe Bryant does Ice Bucket Challenge in cold tub for Instagram video

You had to know it would only be a matter of time until Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant would take on the Ice Bucket Challenge. While most decided to dump buckets of ice water on their head, Kobe decided to up the ante by doing his Ice Bucket Challenge in a cold tub. Check out Kobe’s official Ice Water Challenge in the below Instagram clip: Great job, Kobe! *** Bryant image...
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Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Things To Expect Next Season

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Things To Expect Next Season By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… You can call these expectations based on analysis and research or just guessing, but here are 5 things I believe we will see next season from the Los Angeles Lakers. 1. Kobe, Kobe And Kobe - I believe that Kobe Bryant will be healthy this season, at least somewhat and since his...
Via HoopStuff
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Crazy Taiwanese Sculpture Has Snake Biting Kobe’s Achilles Heel (Photo)

Kobe Bryant is particularly popular in Asia. So much so that a sculptor in Taiwan created this work of art portraying a naked Kobe Bryant tangled up in a black mamba, which also appears to be biting his Achilles heel. Kobe is called the Black Mamba by Lakers fans around the world as a term of endearment. Bryant has only played in six NBA games since April 2013 when he tore his Achilles...
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Dwyane Wade does the Ice Bucket Challenge in Instagram video

As the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to sweep around the world, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade decided to take on the challenge yesterday. After being nominated by a host of folks, Wade took his icy bath while nominating Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, and Lakers legend Magic Johnson in the below Instagram video: Good job, D-Wade! *** Wade image courtesy of Getty Images
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Nike unveils 'House of Mamba' LED basketball court

We may have reached a new level for interactive basketball courts. Nike recently teamed up with AKQA and produced the world’s first full-sized reactive LED basketball court in Shanghai, China. The court will help athletes train and adds an interactive, engaging element to a normal training session. It mimics drills based on Kobe Bryant’s own training regimen, and features motion...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis on Kobe Bryant: “ took me under his wing”

When Kobe Bryant first came into the league, he was a young player with a lot of skill on the court, but not so much when the final buzzer sounded and he stepped off it. For years, Bryant was branded a “loner” and usually stayed separate from the rest of his teammates. However, as Bryant grew older and matured as both a player and a person, the eventual five-time NBA champion...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Wiggins

During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men in the league and Kobe was coming out of Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, one of the first guards ever drafted straight out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Predicts Kobe Bryant's Production For Upcoming Laker Season

Kobe Bryant will be 36 by the end of this month, and injuries to his knee and Achilles limited him to six games last season. So it would be understandable if expectations were low heading into this season. But new Lakers coach Byron Scott isn't buying into that line of thinking. In fact, Scott is projecting Bryant to produce numbers on par with his career averages in three major...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a tweet and running with it: Are you sure Kobe Bryant said that?

I know I'm probably going to get skewered for posting on this, since it's sort of about the Lakers and not Boston, but it still needs to be said.So, there's a tweet going around about Kobe Bryant supposedly talking about the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade. I say supposedly because the tweet is all there is.Kobe Bryant: “ Cleveland is making the same mistake that Charlotte...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe on potential Wiggins trade: Cavs are making a mistake

TweetBefore Kobe Bryant became the superstar he’s been for the past decade-plus, he was drafted 13th overall in 1996 by the Charlotte Hornets and promptly traded to the Lakers for veteran center Vlade Divac. The rest as they say, is history. With the Cavaliers set to send top draft choice Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota for Kevin Love, Bryant is comparing the move to Charlotte’s...
Via Los That Sports Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Feels Cavs Making Mistake By Trading Andrew Wiggins

Kobe Bryant is comparing Andrew Wiggins’ situation to when he was dealt – Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images via ESPN.com Lakers’ guard Kobe Bryant knows the feeling when it comes to being dealt early in his career, and is relating Andrew Wiggins’ current situation to his. And Bryant’s thinking if Cleveland winds up shipping Wiggins to Minnesota when he becomes...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant comments on the Wiggins trade

It is expected that next week Andrew Wiggins will become a Minnesota Timberwolf in a blockbuster deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While the trade isn’t official, it hasn’t stopped Bill Self and others to talk about the deal. On Thursday, Kobe Bryant reportedly became the next big name to speak up about the deal. “Cleveland is making the same mistake that Charlotte made with...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agents the Lakers Would Do Well to Target to Improve Their Odds in the 2014-15 NBA Season

The Lakers dreamt big this offseason. Like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony teaming up with a returning Kobe Bryant to form a Dream Team in Tinseltown kind of big. But as the free agent frenzy came and went, none of those dreams came to fruition, and the Lakers were left with the likes of Ed Davis, Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer. As a result of their failure to land the big fish in...
Via Lakerholicz.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Kobe Bryant Pass Up Michael Jordan In Chicago?

If Kobe Bryant can stay healthy this season, (big if) he will most certainly pass Michael Jordan on a prestigious list. Kobe currently sits at fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, trailing Jordan, Karl Malone, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Passing Kareem and Karl is unlikely due to Kobe’s age and the amount of miles he has put on his NBA body, but passing Jordan seem like a...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Compares Wiggins Trade to Charlotte Trading Him

There are several perspectives about the impending trade of Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota. The latest is coming from Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. Bryant believes that Cleveland is making a huge mistake by sending Wiggins to the Timberwolves and compared it to when Charlotte drafted and traded him to the Lakers. Kobe Bryant on Andrew Wiggins being traded: “Cleveland is making the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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