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Kobe: I’m Not Recruiting KD to Lakers Just Yet

Kobe Bryant will need a star to replace him if he does indeed retire when his contract is up in the summoer of 2016. At that time Bryant will have a decision to make, and the Lakers could end up making it for him. Either way, Kevin Durant will be a free agent at the same time Bryant’s contract is up. A lot of the big signings over the past few seasons were pulled off because guys...
Via Thacover2
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe: I’m Not Recruiting KD to Lakers Just Yet

Kobe Bryant will need a star to replace him if he does indeed retire when his contract is up in the summoer of 2016. At that time Bryant will have a decision to make, and the Lakers could end up making it for him. Either way, Kevin Durant will be a free agent at the same time Bryant’s contract is up. A lot of the big signings over the past few seasons were pulled off because guys...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shaq, Inside the NBA cast ‘freestyle’ with Nicki Minaj

  Nicki Minaj made a surprise visit to TNT’s “Inside the NBA” on Thursday night. The rapper did a freestyle alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. Hill had to read off a sheet of paper for his freestyle. During Shaq’s verse, he asked Nicki if Minaj would marry him, to which she responded, “NO.” “I give zero Fs, they ain’t...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM says Kobe’s tirade is nothing new

You remember the recent video of Lakers’ Kobe Bryant going off on teammates and GM Mitch Kupchak? Well apparently that isn’t anything new. Speaking with NBA Radio, Mitch said the tirade was blown out of proportion and that Kobe’s out burst was simply a product of some trash talking, competition and high energy. Or as Mitch says, he loved Kobe’s outburst. After the Kobe incident...
Via Bloguin Best
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers GM says Kobe’s tirade is nothing new

You remember the recent video of Lakers’ Kobe Bryant going off on teammates and GM Mitch Kupchak? Well apparently that isn’t anything new. Speaking with NBA Radio, Mitch said the tirade was blown out of proportion and that Kobe’s out burst was simply a product of some trash talking, competition and high energy. Or as Mitch says, he loved Kobe’s outburst. After the Kobe incident...
Via Crossover Chronicles
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Unsure If Lakers Adding Superstar In 2016 Would Factor In Decision On Retirement

Kobe Bryant has been widely expected to retire when his current contract expires in 2016, but he was asked if the Los Angeles Lakers adding Kevin Durant or any other superstar player may cause him to reconsider. "I don't know. Maybe," Bryant said. "But it's really my call, man. If I want to play, I'll play. If I don't, I don't. If I don't want to play anymore and go through the process...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers trade offer to the Celtics is laughable (View details)

Was Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers being coy? Apparently the Black Mamba and Rajon Rondo having breakfast a couple of weeks ago may have meant something more than the two were leading on. Details emerged today about Rajon Rondo being coveted by the Dallas Mavericks and Lakers with the Lake Show apparently already offering a trade that would net them Rondo and Jeff Green...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers make offer to Celtics for Rajon Rondo

            The Boston Celtics sound serious about trading Rajon Rondo, and the Los Angeles Lakers sound serious about acquiring the point guard. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers have offered the Celtics “multiple draft picks — including a future first-rounder — and point guard Steve Nash, who out for the season...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: Claim Stars Don’t Want To Play With Kobe Bryant Is B.S.

Kobe Bryant has taken a lot of criticism this season. The 8-17 Los Angeles Lakers have next to no chance of making the playoffs for the second straight season, and many are pointing fingers at Bryant. His refusal to take a pay cut and his somewhat off-putting attitude have led people to believe that he’s the reason the Lakers can’t attract stars in...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: It’s “BS” that Kobe drives away free agents

(Credit: ESPN) OKC superstar Kevin Durant is the latest to state his opinion on whether or not Kobe Bryant drives potential free agents away from signing with the Lakers. Sure, Kobe can be blunt and has a tough-love attitude, but KD isn’t buying it. After all, who wouldn’t want to play with the best player of this generation? Durant’s comments, via Bleacher Report: “Excuse...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant calls bulls— on stars not wanting to play with Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant isn’t buying all of the stories about Kobe Bryant costing the Los Angeles Lakers top free agents because of his attitude. In a recent interview with Sam Amick of USA Today, Durant said he would be perfectly content playing alongside Kobe. And to those who claim Bryant has deterred quality players from signing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant the sports writer? Nobody edited his Players’ Tribune article

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has had an incredible career playing basketball and may have an incredible career writing about basketball after his playing days are done. After passing Michael Jordan for third all-time in the NBA’s career scoring department, Kobe wrote a first-person essay for The Players’ Tribune in which he claims it took him 30 minutes and nobody...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on notion no one wants to play with Kobe Bryant: ‘That’s (expletive)’

As the 2014-15 NBA season was just getting underway in October, a story written by Henry Abbott for ESPN The Magazine made the startling assertion that according to his anonymous sources inside the league, most players would prefer to not have Kobe Bryant as a teammate and that he ultimately is responsible for the downfall...Read More The post Kevin Durant on notion no one wants...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on Kobe Bryant: “I’d want to play with a guy like that every day”

So much for Kobe Bryant being a guy that nobody wants to play with. After Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list earlier this week, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant sent a text message the Black Mamba’s way to congratulate him. Bryant is clearly someone Durant looks up to and admires, and something he said today will surely cause...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Miller: Michael Jordan 10 times better than Kobe Bryant

Retired NBA guard Reggie Miller played against both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant during the course of his 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers. With Bryant recently passing Jordan on the NBA all-time scoring list, Miller weighed in on which player was the better of the two during his weekly appearance on the Dan Patrick Show. “Michael Jordan on his worst day is 10 ...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike Kobe 9 Elite High “Challenge Red” Sneaker (Picture)

Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Challenge Red” A man on a mission with tunnel vision was Kobe Bryant chasing the great Michael Jordan on the NBA All-Time Scorers List. Only those blessed with the competitive spirit as Kobe understands after tip-off it’s him and the hoop, the other nine players on-the-court become none existent. This is what we call tunnel vision or “Seeing Red”...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

To Slither or to Swoosh…. Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant

With number 24(formally number 8) of the Los Angeles Lakers recently passing number 23(no reference needed) there are some people out there saying that Kobe Bryant might actually be the better basketball player. Alright, get near your closest water cooler or glass filled with water….or step up on that soap box or any box that will elevate you slightly so that your opinion is viewed...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers post another record a day after Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan

Jason Whitney The Los Angeles Lakers may have celebrated a bit too hard after Kobe Bryant broke into third place all-time in the NBA’s scoring record book last night. Whatever the case, the Lakers came out flat – and that may be an understatement. And it wasn’t like the Lakers were playing the Chicago Bulls 72-10 team from 1996. Instead, they were playing the Indiana Pacers...
Via Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe and Lakers Have Historically Bad First Half (Photo)

Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the all-time points list. That was last game though and tonight the Lakers face a bad Pacers team. The Lakers managed to look extra horrible though in the first half and if you don’t believe me check out this first half shot chart for the Lakers. The Lakers made 7 field goals total in the first half and missed 36 shots. This is another level...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why It’s Time To Embrace Kobe And Quit The MJ Comparisons

 Michael Jordan is the model whenever a conversation about championships, MVP’s, or even scoring titles are concerned. He’s set the bar so high that those who have witnessed his greatness say no one can even come close. It’s true, Jordan’s impact on the game was strong, but there is someone that can be compared to him whether people like it or not. In fact that person just...
Via Geeks and Cleats
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Historically Bad in the First Half Against the Pacers

How the mighty have fallen. The Los Angeles Lakers trailed the Indiana Pacers 60-27 at halftime of their game on Monday night. A first half that saw the home team winning 34-15 after the first quarter ended with the Lakers shooting 16.3 percent from the field with one more field goal (7) than turnovers (6). For Byron Scott’s Lakers, it’s their worst halftime deficit since moving...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant ‘Immortalized’ Illustration

LA Lakers Kobe Bryant immortalized in this contrasting and textured illustration by artist Melvin Rodas from Manila, Philippines. A photo posted by Sam Melvin (@melvinjohnrodas) on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:40am PST The post Kobe Bryant ‘Immortalized’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Throw Party For Kobe Bryant On Team Plane After Milestone Game (Video)

Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer Sunday night, and the Lakers celebrated accordingly. The team decorated Bryant’s seat on the team plane back to L.A. with garlands and even brought the superstar a cake. This embed is invalid" /> We’d be a little more excited than that if someone brought us cake. Thumbnail...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers throw a party for Kobe Bryant on team plane

On Sunday, Kobe Bryant achieved a huge career milestone when he passed Michael Jordan on the NBAs all-time scoring list. Unfortunately, the Lakers could only offer him a rather sad plane party afterwards. Yes, the Lakers celebrated Kobe’s latest achievement by hanging some cheap decorations around his space on the team’s plane. It might as Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Skip Bayless Says ” Kobe Bryant Aint Jordan” On ESPN First Take (Video)

  Hours after Kobe Bryant passing Michael Jordan on All-Time Scorers List, ESPN First Take Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debates the incredible milestone. Bayless goes on record to state “Kobe aint Jordan, why are we stopping and applauding”. Sounds like the usual behavior of Mr. Bayless undermining greatness. Stephen A. debates MJ will always and forever be the all...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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