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Report: Kobe Bryant Will Recruit Free Agents to LA For One Last Title Run

I expected this to happen, and with players such as Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Rajon Rondo, Jimmy Butler, LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol and Goran Dragic on the open market, Bryant could find help for one last title run. Bryant reportedly will recruit free agents for his final season. Source: Kobe will also be active in free-agent recruiting for the Lakers, including...
Via Thacover2
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe Bryant Definitely Coming Back Next Year

I think we can put all the Kobe Bryant retiring rumors to rest for now. The L.A. Times is reporting that Bryant is almost certain to return to the Lakers next season. Those around Kobe say he is definitively coming back to play next season. Doesn't want to go out like this. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) January 26, 2015 Bryant of course is too much of a warrior to go...
Via Thacover2
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Life Without Kobe

The 1996 NBA Draft saw 12 Teams pass on Kobe Bryant and even when making the selection at Pick 13, the Charlotte Hornets traded Kobe Bryant (Draft Rights) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Center – Vlade Divac. The Cleveland Cavaliers passed on Bryant with the 12th Pick and selected Center – Vitaly Potapenko. Even more of […]
Via Legion Report
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe definitely returning next season

        This embed is invalid   " /> Kobe Bryant isn’t about to spend his final days in the NBA on the injured list. The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday that Bryant would undergo surgery this week on his torn rotator cuff, almost certainly sidelining him for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. If that is indeed the case, this would be the third...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young says the Kobe injury is a “blessing in disguise” and gives GREAT response on how the Lakers will move on

With Kobe Bryant going under the knife today, the great Nick Young or Swaggy P as the cool kids say nowadays, was asked his thoughts on the Los Angeles Lakers moving forward without the Black Mamba. As usual, Swaggy P gave us most entertaining answer possible.   Nick Young on what the Lakers must do without Kobe: “Pretty much just give me the ball and get out of the way.”...
Via Pass The Pill
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant's surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers will announce a timetable for Bryant's recovery after surgery, but coach Byron Scott anticipates losing the third-leading...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant's surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers will announce a timetable for Bryant's recovery after surgery, but coach Byron Scott anticipates losing the third-leading...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to undergo shoulder surgery, likely out for season

As expected, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery on his right rotator cuff and is listed as being out indefinitely. The Lakers have not announced a timetable for his return, but in all likelihood, the 36-year-old guard will be out for the rest of the season. Bryant tore his rotator cuff during a dunk attempt against the New Orleans Pelicans last week and an...
Via Rumors and Rants
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant needs surgery, likely out for season

  This embed is invalid   " /> EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers say they’ll announce a timetable for Bryant’s recovery after surgery...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery Wednesday

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday that Kobe Bryant will have aurgery Wednesday to repair his right shoulder. From the Lakers: “Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who injured his right shoulder in last Wednesday night’s game against the Pelicans in New Orleans, was examined this morning by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic...
Via Sports-Glory
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Kobe Bryant to have surgery Wednesday; timetable for return unclear

Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn rotator cuff, the team announced Monday, and it's unclear when he will return to action. MORE TO COME.
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers weekly: Losses on and off the court

The week that was The Los Angeles Lakers continued to struggle mightily this week, losing 4 straight to the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, all by double-digit margins. This pushes the losing streak to 8 games, the largest of the season. However, the biggest loss came Wednesday when Kobe Bryant was injured in the loss to the New Orleans...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant To Have Season Ending Shoulder Surgery

Kobe Bryant’s season is officially done. Lakers team brass has indicated that the future Hall of Famer will have surgery on his torn rotator cuff Tuesday. Lakers announce that Kobe Bryant will have season-ending shoulder surgery Wednesday. No timetable for his return but likely several months. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) January 26, 2015
Via Thacover2
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Kobe Bryant wanted to play with Michael Jordan in Washington

More than a decade ago, Kobe Bryant wanted to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and play for the Washington Wizards, to play alongside one of his idols, Michael Jordan, according to a Washington Post report.  “That’s true,” Bryant told the Post. “A long time ago? Yeah.” The plans to leave L.A. went away when then-Wizards owner Abe Pollin parted ways with Jordan in 2003...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Wanted to Join Wizards with Michael Jordan

Keith Allison – Flickr Before John Wall and Gilbert Arenas made it cool to play for the Washington Wizards, Michael Jordan wore a Wizards uniform. Jordan came out of his second retirement to play two seasons for the then-lovable losers Washington Wizards. In a move that also made him Director of Player Operations for the team, Jordan had a lot of influence on the game, and...
Via KCM Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards-Lakers Preview

While Kobe Bryant may have starred for the last time in front of the home fans this season, John Wall has shined when facing the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Having regained his shooting touch, the Wizards guard will try to lead Washington to back-to-back wins on a four-game road swing Tuesday night against a Lakers team looking to avoid its longest skid in nearly 21 years...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Slight Uptick For Durant/LeBron Matchup on ABC

Considering that last year’s game featured the Lakers without Kobe Bryant, ABC probably expected a bigger gain for Sunday’s Durant-LeBron clash. The Thunder/Cavaliers NBA regular season game drew a 3.4 overnight rating on ABC Sunday afternoon, up a tick from Lakers/Knicks last year (3.3) but down 31% from Thunder/Lakers in 2013 (4.9). Outside of the [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
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Kobe Bryant Considered Joining Michael Jordan With Wizards

Kobe Bryant considered joining Michael Jordan with the Washington Wizards before his 2004 free agency. Abe Pollin, however, parted ways with Jordan in 2003 a year before Bryant was scheduled to make his free agent decision. “That’s true,” Bryant confirmed recently. “A long time ago? Yeah.” Bryant considered signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, but eventually chose to...
Via RealGM
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe’s Injuries Hurting the LA Live Restaurant Business

The city of L.A.– like Cleveland when LeBron left– is feeling the effects of Kobe Bryant’s injuries. According to TMZ, L.A. business’ and restaurants will also feel the brunt of Kobe Bryant’s season ending injury. We spoke with Mike Zislis — owner of Rock ‘N Fish at L.A. Live — who tells us, “We feel like we’re gonna lose at least 10 percent of our sales per...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant shows us what it’s like for an athlete to receive devastating injury news

  Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant allowed cameras to film him receiving the heartbreaking diagnosis of his shoulder injury. For the third straight season, Bryant has suffered an injury that has ended his season. Video via The Player’s Tribune: “This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me AND in front of me.” – @kobebryant http...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Players the Lakers Should Consider Swapping for Picks With Kobe Bryant Done for the Season

Carlos Boozer Boozer was the one veteran the Lakers attempted to bring on to accompany Kobe Bryant and to help fill the hole left by Pau Gasol’s departure.  Unfortunately, with the hopes of playoffs now completely non-exist, it may be time to ship the talent power forward to a contender.  Team’s without talented and veteran big men would be lucky to bring in the hard-working...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Confirm Kobe Bryant’s Torn Rotator Cuff; Decision On Surgery Soon

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Lakers decide if the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery. Bryant was examined Friday in Los Angeles after the third-leading scorer in NBA history tore his rotator cuff Wednesday in New Orleans. “We know it’s a tear, but we don’t know to...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe expected to miss rest of season

Oh, no. Not again. This is the collective thought Los Angeles Lakers fans had when Kobe Bryant grimaced and held his shoulder following a two-handed dunk in the third quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night and showed signs of significant pain, playing the remainder of the game with his left hand. Fans’ worst fears were confirmed when it was announced Friday...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: What’s Next for Kobe Bryant?

(Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America) Los Angeles Lakers: What’s Next for Kobe Bryant? By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… Yet again, Kobe Bryant has suffered a devastating injury that will bring his season to a premature end. Wednesday night, in an 80-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Kobe Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Out With Torn Rotator Cuff

The Lakers lost in New Orleans Wednesday night in more ways than one. Besides losing the game, the Lakers also lost Kobe Bryant. Late in the 3rd quarter, Kobe Bryant attacked the rim for a two-handed dunk and came away looking injured. Bryant left the game, but checked back in with five minutes left in the game. He was clearly favoring his right shoulder. It was easy to see something...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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