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The Future of Basketball in Los Angeles: Who’s Future is Better?

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball against Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on October 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) There is no question that in the present day, the Los Angeles Clippers are better than their cross town rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers have been in the playoffs for...
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Most stressful workout ever: Kobe stops by Lakers draft workouts, watches prospects

Imagine, if you will, that you're on the brink of landing your dream job. It's in a field with very few open positions each year, and the application process largely happens out in the open, with everyone judging your every move and performance. Welcome to the land of NBA draft prospects -- especially in May and early June. This is where millions of dollars can be made or lost, depending...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Grading Their Season

(March 9, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… Season Summary: It was clear from the first game of the season that this would be a rough year for the Los Angeles Lakers. Their 7th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Julius Randle, suffered a broken leg in his first career game. To add insult to injury, they lost the game...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Analyzing Karl-Anthony Towns

With the 2015 NBA Draft slowly but surely approaching, the debate is already on amongst NBA fans about who should and will be picked where. For Los Angeles Lakers fans, the gameplan seems pretty simple: there are two prospects that are clearly above the rest and, with the second overall pick, they should take whichever of the two the Minnesota Timberwolves don’t take with the ...
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Shaquille O'Neal: 'Probably still a Laker to this day' without Karl Malone injury

When the major players in the drama that was the 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers came together for an oral history on the tumult and dissolution of the NBA's "first superteam," Shaquille O'Neal's apparent threat to "murder" Kobe Bryant generated the bulk of the headlines. And with good reason -- it's a money quote, and it about sums up the atmosphere around that team, particularly toward...
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The Generous Mamba? Former Laker says Kobe took helicopter to Vegas, spoiled teammates

First things first: Apparently former Los Angeles Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock had a pretty awesome nickname, bestowed upon him by Kobe Bryant himself: "Mini Mamba." So that's pretty awesome, especially if you're Andrew Goudelock. But that wasn't the only Kobe story that Goudelock, who played with the Lakers from 2011 to 2013, had to share with David Pick of Basketball Insiders...
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Los Angeles Lakers: All Or Nothing For Kobe

A broken Julius Randle left leg opening night, another trip to the injured list, another lost season, this is not how Kobe Bryant envisioned the end to an illustrious career. It is now the end of May, the Los Angeles Lakers hold the number two overall pick with another great center looming to someday have their number retired with the other great bigs of LA, as free agency approaches...
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Jared Dudley Says ‘Most Players Don’t Want To Play With’ Kobe Bryant

Grab your thermometers, we’ve got a hot take alert! Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley spent the day at ESPN on Wednesday, and one of his stops included a controversial segment on Colin Cowherd’s radio program “The Herd.” Dudley had a lot to say about some of the most controversial and criticized players in the NBA, including Kobe Bryant, Carmelo...
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How to Fix the NBA Draft

It was too clear that there were teams who were focused less on winning and more on the draft. Instead of pointing out the flaws, solutions need to be proposed. Below I add my touch to an idea that ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight choose to be its proposal to the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The NBA has a tanking problem. I think this proposal could help alleviate that concern. I read...
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Jared Dudley: ‘Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe’

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley gave an honest opinion about Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers when he made an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s radio show. “Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe,” said Dudley. “He gets in this thing where he doesn’t pass and then overpasses and then tries to get triple doubles every night…that...
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Lakers coach on possible Kobe retirement: 'Won't believe that' until hears it from Bryant

Current Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott knows something about playing with strong-willed competitors. He won three championships alongside some of the very best ever to play the game in Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. So Scott probably knows you don't reach the very top of your craft by being willing to go away quietly. When it comes to the possibility that Kobe Bryant...
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Kobe Bryant is Headed into a Battle with an Undefeated Foe

Lakers’ guard Kobe Bryant stand for the national anthem before a game against the Miami Heat on January 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) The time is near for the National Basketball Association. It’s almost time for one of the best players to ever grace the hardwood to finally call it quits. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is beginning...
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Mitch Kupchak talks about Lakers chances of trading No. 2 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 2 overall pick in the 20125 NBA Draft, and plan on keeping the selection. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was asked Tuesday during the first day of predraft workouts if he’s considered trading the second overall pick. “Nothing’s really taking place in that regard,” said Kupchak. “It would have to be a heck of an opportunity...
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Shaq once threatened to murder Kobe Bryant

It’s long been known that despite all the on-court successes the two enjoyed as Los Angeles Lakers teammates, the relationship between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant was tenuous at best, contentious at worst. In a comprehensive and fascinating oral history put together by Bleacher Report NBA senior writer Ric Bucher, the combustible alliance between the...Read More The post...
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Kobe Bryant responds to retirement rumors in true Kobe fashion: '#nadanew'

By now, you're probably familiar with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak's radio interview in which he said that Kobe Bryant has indicated to Kupchak that "this is it", meaning that 2015-16 will be the last season of Bryant's career. Kupchak did leave the door open for the possibility that Bryant would want to play beyond that, saying, "A year from now, if there’s...
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Lakers Will Discuss Future With Kobe Bryant If He Wants To Play Beyond Next Season

The Los Angeles Lakers expect Kobe Bryant to retire after the upcoming season, but will discuss his future if he wants to continue playing. "I’m sure that’s something that will be discussed a year from now," Mitch Kupchak said. Bryant will enter his 20th NBA season in 2015-16.
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Your Morning Dump… Where this is your last chance to boo Kobe

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers great and longtime nemesis of the Celtics, has apparently indicated the 2015-16 season will be his last with the Lakers. “He has indicated to me that this is it,” Lakers GM...
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Harrison Barnes Received First Training With Jerry West Before Season

Harrison Barnes called upon Jerry West to receive training during last offseason. Barnes grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant, whom West acquired with the Los Angeles Lakers. "I had seen him at summer league my rookie year (in 2012 after he was drafted seventh overall out of North Carolina), and I would just jokingly say to him, 'Look man, when are we going to get some work in?'" Barnes...
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Los Angeles Lakers: What will they do with their pick?

Finally the time has come, the Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the second pick of this years NBA draft. However, this news does come with a bitter-taste considering this may be seventeen time All-Star Kobe Bryant’s last season. According to Lakers General Mitch Kupchak, Bryant indicated that this season may indeed be his last. This news may be saddening to loyal Lakers’...
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Report: Kobe Bryant likely to retire following next season

The last few years haven’t exactly gone according to plan for one of the greatest basketball players to set foot on a court. And it now appears that the end of Kobe Bryant’s tremendous NBA career is nearing. Bryant apparently told Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak that the 2015-2016 season will be his last in the NBA. “He has indicated to me that this is it...
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Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant To Retire From NBA After 2015-16 Season

Kobe Bryant’s contract is up next summer — and Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak sounds like he’s already looking forward to having an extra $25 million to throw around. Bryant has “indicated to me” the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last, Kupchak said Thursday on SiriusXM radio, per ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes. “He’s much closer...
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Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant indicated next season will be his last

Los Angels Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak indicated on Thursday during an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio that Kobe Bryant has intimated that the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last go-round before he strolls off into the sunset. “He has indicated to me that this is it,” Kupchak said, via an ESPN report. Bryant...Read More The post Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant indicated next...
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Lakers Expect Kobe Bryant To Retire In 2016

Mitch Kupchak has said he expects the 15-16 season to be the final one for Kobe Bryant. "He has indicated to me that this is it," Kupchak said. "There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don't think there will be." Bryant will be in the final season of his current deal with the Los Angeles Lakers and will earn $25 million. "I think it is clear," he continued...
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Kobe Bryant tries to solve riddle of defending Stephen Curry

Figuring out how to stop Stephen Curry when his offensive game is humming and his jump shot is clicking is like trying to unravel a mystery wrapped inside a conundrum knotted up in an enigma. Kobe Bryant, a mere spectator to the NBA Playoffs — as the Los Angeles Lakers have been the past two...Read More The post Kobe Bryant tries to solve riddle of defending Stephen Curry appeared...
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Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan Among Athletes Who Brought Kids To Podium (Videos)

Stephen Curry caused a stir among some reporters Tuesday when he brought his 2-year-old daughter, Riley, to his postgame press conference after the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. While most found Riley adorable, some writers felt that having kids at the podium made it harder to do their jobs. However, Curry is far from...
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