Lou Williams on joining Kobe Bryant: 'Greatness is contagious'

It's more than fair to say that the Los Angeles Lakers got a huge upgrade on their sixth man position with the signing of Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams, formerly of the Toronto Raptors. Williams is a marked improvement on Nick Young in basically every category -- and that includes in his willingness to learn from the greatest, Kobe Bryant.Williams told Basketball Insiders' Alex...
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Should the Los Angeles Lakers change their approach?

There was much anticipation for what the Los Angeles Lakers would be able to do this off-season.  After having their worse season in franchise history, Lakers’ fans had nothing to look forward to but the future. They were awarded second overall pick, in which they selected Ohio State Buckeye’s standout D’Angelo Russell, but what’s next? With the Lakers’ cap room, young...
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It Shouldn’t be Surprising NBA Stars are Ignoring the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers draft pick D’Angelo Russell, right, and general manager Mitch Kupchak pose for photos during a news conference, Monday, June 29, 2015, in El Segundo, Calif. Russell, the No. 2 NBA draft pick, was joined by fellow draftees Larry Nance Jr. and Anthony Brown. (Mandatory credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Don’t get it twisted, this is not an excuse to bash the Los...
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Lakers delete LaMarcus Aldridge tweets per request of other teams

The Los Angeles Lakers called upon their star power to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge as soon as free agency began, and we’re not talking about Kobe Bryant. The Lakers started a social media movement called #LAtoLA in an attempt to flatter the top free agent prize on the market. Part of the campaign involved the photo...Read More
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Kobe responds to Aldridge report with funny meme

Kobe Bryant has now gone five years without winning an NBA championship. Before that, Bryant went a solid seven years without tasting the sweet flavor of holding the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The Los Angeles Lakers have been trying like hell to find a quality running mate for Bryant, but it just hasn’t worked out. Pau […]
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Aldridge crosses Lakers off list, did not mesh well with Kobe

You can cross the Lakers off LaMarcus Aldridge’s free agency list. According to Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times, Aldridge did not care for the Lakers’ free agency pitch to him, and will not be signing with the team. This represents a change given that the Lakers were said to be moving up Aldridge’s list...Read More
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Kobe Bryant best passing highlights from 2014-15 season

One of the more underrated parts of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s game is his incredible passing ability and during this past season, he had some pretty memorable ones. Bryant averaged over five assists per game in the regular season and below is a compilation of some of his best passes that he dished out: Kobe Bryant, everybody! *** Bryant passing highlights [GDFactoryClips...
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Report: Kobe Bryant has reached out to free-agent-to-be DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan is flirting with a few teams on the open market. And if he stays in L.A., it's no guarantee he'll continue to wear red, blue and white. Nope, Jordan might end up staying at the Staples Center, but playing for the other team. Reports surfaced the other day he will meet with the Lakers. Now, the most prominent of all Lakers is personally recruiting him, as reported...
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Larry Nance Jr. apologized to 'Mr. Bryant' for rapist tweet

Larry Nance Jr., who was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 27 overall pick in the NBA Draft last week, must be terrified for his first workout with his new teammates. I’m sure all rookies are nervous to meet Kobe Bryant for the first time, but Nance has a bit more history...Read More
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As Kobe Bryant’s Career Ends, Support for Future Los Angeles Lakers Continues

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 15: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 15, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement...
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Jimmy Butler Wants to Sign a One-Year Deal with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are quite possibly the most intriguing team to watch heading into free agency this offseason. Kobe Bryant has made it clear that he only has one or two more years left in him, and the Lakers are doing everything they can to build a contender around him for one last run. Jimmy Butler is one of the names that has come up in rumors surrounding them, and it appears...
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Kobe Bryant has great quote about not being good friend

Allow us to let you in on one of the worst-kept secrets in the NBA — Kobe Bryant is not an easy person to get along with. No one has ever questioned Bryant’s work ethic or commitment to winning, but plenty have wondered why he always has to be so arrogant when dealing with teammates,...Read More
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Kobe Bryant: ‘Friends come and go, but banners hang forever’

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsLos Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is not worried about making friends, just winning titles. Kobe is asked about not being a great friend all the time. His response: “Friends come and go but banners hang forever.” — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 28, 2015 Bryant made the comment at the BET Experience held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles...
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Kobe Bryant’s Cynical Take on Friendship

Kobe Bryant has always put himself out there with some rather interesting, sometimes philosophical, takes on the human condition. We may not agree with the Los Angeles Lakers guard all the time, but at least his deep-thinking ways delve further into his thought process as a basketball player. Speaking with ESPN’s Jemele Hill at the BET Awards on Saturday night, Bryant dropped...
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Laker’s draft pick once called Kobe Bryant a rapist

Larry Nance Jr. may now officially be a Los Angeles Laker, but he might have a long way to go before he feels truly welcome in the locker room. Though it has now been deleted, Nance let loose a tweet over three years ago in which he refers to Kobe Bryant with the hash-tag, #rapist, a reference to Bryant’s 2003 arrest on the charges of rape. The case was settled out of court, and...
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D’Angelo Russell, #2 Overall Pick, Heads West

Before I get started, I need to give D’Angelo his props for sporting the Scarlet & Gray for the Draft. Well done, young man, well done. So,the NBA had it’s 2015 Draft and Buckeye D’Angelo Russell is the 2nd overall pick, taken by the Los Angeles Lakers. If I recall correctly, various pundits had D’Angelo as a Top 5 pick, so going in the 2nd slot is a nice surprise for...
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2015 NBA Draft: The Lakers just got a whole lot better

The last two seasons have been miserable for the Los Angeles Lakers. Between Kobe Bryant’s injuries, Mike D’Antoni and Byron Scott’s coaching and a combined 48 wins, things have been bleak. But the Lakers took a big step forward during the 2015 NBA Draft. After snagging forward Julius Randle at No. 7 and Jordan Clarkson at No. 46 during the 2014 draft, Lakers general manager...
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Lakers Draft Pick Larry Nance Jr. Once Made A Tasteless Kobe Bryant Joke (Photo)

Dear everyone: Twitter is bad. Twitter is dangerous. If you don’t have anything nice to say, delete your Twitter account now. Oh, and by everyone, we mean Los Angeles Lakers draftee Larry Nance Jr. The 6-foot-8 forward tweeted a very tasteless joke aimed at his new teammate, Kobe Bryant, back in 2012. Someone discovered it Thursday night, though, and the infinite amount of sudden...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Laker Larry Nance Jr. Deletes “Rapist” Tweet Referencing Kobe Bryant

Tonight should be one of the greatest nights of Larry Nance Jr.’s life, but things might get a bit awkward when he makes it to Los Angeles. Nance, a star at Wyoming, was selected No. 27 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, which led a number of Twitter users to dig into his archive. What they found: a 2012 tweet in which he calls Lakers legend Kobe Bryant a rapist. After a few Twitter...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Reasons Why the Lakers Will Contend in 2016

1. Kobe’s last year Kobe Bryant has been one of the most competitive athletes not only in basketball, but throughout all sports since he entered the league in 1996. Being one of the most competitive players to ever play the game has kept the 5-time NBA champion hungry for more each passing season. Though the Black Mamba has had season ending injuries the past three seasons, it...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Could Succeed or Fail Next Season, Nobody Knows.

Thabo Sefolosha #25 of the Atlanta Hawks defends against Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Philips Arena on November 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) There is no question that Kobe Bryant is one of the best players to ever play in the NBA. Bryant has every qualification an NBA Hall of Famer possesses. Whether it is all-star selections...
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Former ref Tim Donaghy joined white power gang in prison

Tim Donaghy says he joined a white power gang while serving his prison sentence because he wanted protection after ratting out some fellow inmates for gambling. Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison in 2008 for betting on games while working as an NBA referee. He served 11 months and then was released...Read More
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

'Swaggy P' can't tell Iggy Azalea's lyrics from Kobe Bryant's (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young, a.k.a. "Swaggy P", is getting married to Australian rap star Iggy Azalea, so you would think he would be somewhat familiar with her lyrics. Apparently that might not be the case.Young was a guest on SportsNation this week and was tested to see if he could tell the difference between a rap lyric by his fiance and a rap lyric by teammate Kobe...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant third-highest paid NBA player, cracks top 10 highest-paid athletes

Keep getting them checks, Kobe Bryant!The Los Angeles Lakers guard is past his earning (and basketball, sad as it is to say) prime from a salary perspective, but that last deal he signed with the Lakers is paying off. Forbes recently released its list of the highest-paid athletes in the world, and Bryant came in at No. 10.He reportedly earned $26 million in endorsements, which is...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to be NBA Finals Analysis for Chinese-Based Online Service

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is sure attempting to keep busy as he rebounds from yet another lost season. The future Hall of Famer will be providing online analysis for the NBA Finals for the Chinese-based online community Sina. Bryant, who remains the most popular American basketball player in Asia, will join studio host Huang Shuo remotely from Los Angeles to provide...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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