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Kobe joins LeBron, says 'hack-a-Shaq' rules should remain unchanged

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has come around on the so-called "hack-a-Shaq" strategy of intentionally fouling poor free-throw shooters away from the ball, and plans to make rule changes to eliminate this as a strategic tactic once the current season is finished.“I’m increasingly of the view that we will be looking to make some sort of change in that rule this summer," Silver...
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Kobe gives Paul George a pair of sneakers after final game vs. Pacers

Like many of today's younger NBA stars, Paul George remembers idolizing Kobe Bryant. He lived not far from Los Angeles in Palmdale, and grew up watching Bryant play in the prime of his career.“Kobe was my Jordan,” George said earlier this season, via Indystar.com. “Watching him win championships, I remember being at home just watching the games with my mom, my grandma and my...
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Paul George on how he got by Kobe Bryant: ‘He is old’ (VIDEO)

At 37 years of age, Kobe Bryant probably shouldn’t be guarding Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George. Even one time is one too many. With the Lakers leading 84-83 and under a minute remaining in Monday night’s game, the Pacers smartly put the ball in George’s hands. George, who was being guarded by Bryant on the play, blew by his counterpart and banked home a layup after being...
Via The Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul George delivers great line about driving by Kobe Bryant

The Pacers defended their home court on Monday, beating the Lakers 89-87 thanks in part to some late game heroics from Paul George. George scored 14 points in the first half, but was quiet for much of the second half. All seven of his points in the second half came with less than two minutes to go. Two of those points came when George got the ball beyond the three-point and drove...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Scott willing to 'live and die' with Kobe's reckless shooting

Down the stretch of yet another Los Angeles Lakers' loss, their 43rd this season, Kobe Bryant briefly gave his team the lead in a game they had no business winning. The sequence was magical, and nearly ended like a fairytale, with Bryant scoring 11 points in just under two minutes. Vintage.But the Indiana Pacers, and Bryant, saw to it that L.A. would fall. The 37-year-old icon's...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farewell, Kobe: Pacers edge Lakers in 89-87 thriller

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's Paul George scored all seven of his second-half points in the final 71 seconds Monday night and Monta Ellis made two free throws with 20.6 seconds left to seal an 89-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.George finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. Myles Turner added 14 points and 13 rebounds on a night the Pacers (28-24) blew a 17-point second-half...
Via AP on Fox
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George's big finish leads Pacers past Lakers 89-87

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana's Paul George scored all seven of his second-half points in the final 71 seconds Monday night and Monta Ellis made two free throws with 20.6 seconds left to seal an 89-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. George finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. Myles Turner added 14 points and 13 rebounds on a night the Pacers (28-24) blew a 17-point second...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs closing chapter on historical rivalry

As Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers left the AT&T center defeated in a city they know all too well, the San Antonio Spurs and Lakers rivalry, perhaps the greatest of all time, also left with them. Great NBA rivalries, and I mean all-time great rivalries that endure the test of time and continue to fuel the eyes of spectators across the world, are just a thing of the past...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robert Horry: Steph Curry in his prime is better than Kobe Bryant was

With Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry currently enjoying one of the greatest offensive seasons ever, it's understandable that his performance has brought about a myriad of historical comparisons. Perhaps the last player to illicit such collective ooh's and aah's was Kobe Bryant in the 2005-06 season, in which Bryant averaged an astounding 35.4 points per game (the most...
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Kobe Bryant's tweet will melt Peyton Manning's heart

So many similarities exist between Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning. Both are all-time greats, and forever in the conversation for the best (or second best) in the history of their respective position. On Sunday, the Denver Broncos quarterback won the Super Bowl in what might be the final game of Manning's career. Bryant won't have the same luxury of walking into the sunset with a...
Via Fox Sports
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Who's Popovich's secret weapon? Apparently, it's Kobe

The San Antonio Spurs defeated Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, but Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard got way more than one win for their troubles: Bryant has agreed to help Leonard improve over the summer (via CBS Sports):This is obviously a best-case scenario for everyone involved. Leonard is already one of the best players alive, but he definitely has room...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Hibbert, Kobe both question marks for tonight's Pacers game

It's not clear if Indiana Pacers fans will get to see one player who was a key part of their past and one who tormented them many seasons ago.Roy Hibbert and Kobe Bryant are both questionable for the Los Angeles Lakers in Monday night's visit to face Paul George and the Pacers.It's an interesting debate as to whether fans in the Hoosier state are more interested in watching Hibbert...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich asked Kobe Bryant to stay in Kawhi Leonard’s ear and help him improve his game

Ever since Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant announced that he was retiring, the future Hall of Famer has been giving out advice to the younger players. On Saturday night, San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich asked Bryant for a little help with one of his star players. Bryant told reporters after the game that Popovich asked him to stay in forward Kawhi Leonard’s...
Via No Guts, No Glory
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers-Pacers Preview

It's not clear if Indiana Pacers fans will get to see one player who was a key part of their past and one who tormented them many seasons ago. Roy Hibbert and Kobe Bryant are both questionable for the Los Angeles Lakers in Monday night's visit to face Paul George and the Pacers. It's an interesting debate as to whether fans in the Hoosier state are more interested in watching...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Coming Alive for Los Angeles Lakers

As the countdown to the NBA All-Star Game continues, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is showing the basketball world why he received the most fan votes of any player in the game and will be starting for the Western Conference squad in his remarkable 18th All-Star appearance. The Lakers season to this point has been anything but sensational, including the struggles of Bryant...
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San Antonio Spurs Honor Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant played the last game of his career against in San Antonio, and the always classy Spurs honored him with a nice tribute video as a send off before the game. It gave Black Mamba the feels. “It was very nostalgic, brought back a lot of memories,” Bryant said. “It’s hard to get into a competitive mind-set after that.” Gregg Popovich also added a few words of high...
Via Hooped Up
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Video: Spurs touching tribute to Kobe Bryant

An era has left San Antonio – the era of Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and his team’s battles with the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs and Kobe’s Lakers had many battles on the hardwood, especially during the early 2000’s with both team fighting for Western Conference supremacy. Each time Bryant had the ball in his had, […]
Via Project Spurs
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Pop on Kobe's big San Antonio finale: 'It's like watching Michael'

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant continued his resurgence Friday in his farewell to San Antonio with a 16-point third quarter that had Spurs guard Tony Parker recalling old playoff battles and coach Gregg Popovich remembering a past great while watching the retiring Bryant go to work.The Spurs pulled out the 106-102 victory to keep their home record unscathed at 28-0. The...
Via Fox Sports
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Celtics pursuit of the Number 1 pick: Analysis of Nets remaining schedule

Follow Max Sandgrund on Twitter @SotoSpeakzWith the Nets losing to the 76ers last night, the swirling rumors of an impending Joe Johnson buyout and the recent resurgence of Kobe Bryant, it is no longer a certainty that the 76ers and Lakers will receive the first and second most ping pong balls in the lottery. As of this morning, the Nets are two games ahead of the Lakers and 4.5...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs edge out Lakers in Kobe’s final game in San Antonio

Kobe Bryant has been a thorn in the side of the San Antonio Spurs for nearly two decades. His final act in the Alamo City nearly handed the Silver and Black their first home loss. However, Bryant would not leave victorious this time. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points as he led the Spurs to a […]
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant receives heartfelt message from Gregg Popovich in video tribute

The Kobe Bryant Farewell Tour continued in San Antonio on Saturday night, and the Lakers superstar received a great ovation before the game from Spurs fans. The Spurs also played an awesome tribute on the video board at AT&T Center before the game, where head coach Gregg Popovich shared some thoughts about Bryant’s career. “I hope you’re as successful in your next life...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs overcome Kobe's 25 to stay undefeated at home

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs have watched helplessly as Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has tormented them for the better part of the past two decades.Bryant did so again in his final appearance in San Antonio, but the Spurs were able to enjoy this one.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a throwback performance by Bryant to beat...
Via AP on Fox
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Bryant's 25 points not enough to upset Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-102 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten at home. Kawhi Leonard added 20 points and 13 rebounds to help the Spurs win their 28th straight home game to open the season. The Spurs' 37th straight home victory dating back to last season was surprisingly difficult. Kobe Bryant...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs survive scare against Lakers in Kobe's final visit to San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-102 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten at home. Kawhi Leonard added 20 points and 13 rebounds to help the Spurs win their 28th straight home game to open the season. The Spurs' 37th straight home victory dating back to last season was surprisingly difficult. Kobe Bryant...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pop wishes Kobe well in heartfelt message

Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour stopped in San Antonio for a Saturday night battle against the Spurs. Head coach Gregg Popovich, having battled Bryant on seemingly countless occasions, knows better than most what the NBA will miss when Bryant finally leaves for good at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. Popovich recorded a heartfelt message lauding Bryant and his accomplishments...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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