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The Top 5 NBA Performances This Week: Because Russ Is An Alien

With the Super Bowl taking a stranglehold over the sports world this week, the NBA did its best to loosen that grip with an entertaining slate of games. This week featured noteworthy NBA performances from both the past and present, with even the president getting a slice in the action. So without further adieu, here’s TSFJ’s top five performances of the week. 5. Kobe Bryant...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Stephen Curry trash-talked Kobe Bryant as rookie … it didn’t go well

Stephen Curry hasn’t always been the awe-inspiring and seemingly unstoppable force he has developed into over his nearly seven NBA seasons. At one point, he was a bright-eyed rookie trying to find his way … but nevertheless was a player that apparently already possessed some semblance of the confidence that has propelled him to superstardom, an MVP award and an NBA title. The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

One Rams player is coming to L.A. to play football -- and replace Kobe

Kobe Bryant will be joining the St. Louis Rams in the Things We Used to Love in Sports Museum once this NBA season ends. Bryant will be retiring, fading off into the basketball abyss, as the NBA searches for a new face of the league. The city of Los Angeles will be looking around for the same. Bryant has been the biggest name in town for years, helping the Lakers to five championships...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

VC is getting the Kobe treatment, but has mind set on very rare 40-20

It's been a little weird for the Memphis Grizzlies' grizzled veteran Vince Carter, who has been noticing that opposing players and fans on the road have been giving him something of the Kobe Bryant retirement tour treatment.After all, Carter turned 39 last month, he's in his 18th season and his role has diminished to the point that one of the game's greatest scorers and dunk artists...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Even NBA players are waiting around to get a photo with Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is a legend about to fade away from the NBA, but Kendrick Perkins won't let that happen without getting some photographic evidence that he knows the guy.After Thursday night's thrilling Lakers win over the Pelicans—during which Bryant turned back the clock for a second straight game, going for 27 points and 12 rebounds—the Pelicans backup center just had to take advantage...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson Commits Crime, Dunks On Kobe

Kobe Bryant has made a living dunking on helpless big men. There was the one on Vlade Divac, the one on Todd Macculloch, and, of course, the one on Yao. On Thursday night, Ryan Anderson took it upon himself to defend their honor, dunking on Bryant late in a New Orleans Pelicans 99-96 loss to Bryant’s Lakers. What makes this so terrible for Bryant is that he thought he had a chance...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe ‘as puzzled by it as you are’ over great three-game stretch

Kobe Bryant put up his third consecutive blast-from-the-past performance in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 99-96 road victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. And given how he has struggled so mightily for significant stretches during his 2015-16 NBA season swan song, the 37-year-old soon-to-be retiree is having difficulty explaining why he’s played so well of late...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

After Kobe tore rotator cuff a year ago he said, 'I have my left hand'

With Kobe Bryant, every story over his 20-year career is like Paul Bunyan. Only his are true. On Thursday night at New Orleans, Bryant said he "exorcized my demons a little bit" with a throwback 27-point, 12-rebound game to get the Los Angeles Lakers consecutive wins for just the second time this season.He hit three big 3-point shot in the final half of the fourth quarter in the...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant drains clutch three-pointer, does finger wag

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has gone off in his last three games, dropping 23, 38 and 27 points. And the team has benefited, winning their last two games. Bryant drained 10 of 24 shots in Thursday night’s game against the Hornets, and he put on a performance that resembled the Black Mamba in his prime. With the Lakers up by three points and under a minute remaining...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers to Back-to-Back Wins

Kobe Bryant still had some leftover magic in the tank, leading the Lakers to their second straight victory in a row. Scoring a team-high 27 points and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds to beat the Pelicans. Bryant was still locked in from downtown too, nailing three clutch three-pointers in the fourth quarter to seal the game. The Black Mamba is rejuvenated! MORE HIGHLIGHTS ...
Via Hooped Up
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here's why dunking on Kobe Bryant is a really bad idea

The Los Angeles Lakers won their second game in a row Thursday night, but it didn't come without an extremely embarrassing moment for Kobe Bryant.Late in a tight game, Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson caught a pass near the foul line, took one dribble toward the basket and, to the surprise of every single person watching, rose up for a ferocious assault on the rim. The only player...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Resurgent Kobe Bryant leads Lakers past Pelicans, 99-96

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, hitting three pivotal 3-pointers in the last six-plus minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their second straight, 99-96 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. Bryant, who scored a season-high 38 points at Minnesota two nights earlier, held his follow-through as his final 3 went through with a minute left to put the Lakers...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans lose to resurgent Kobe Byrant, Lakers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, hitting three pivotal 3-pointers in the last six-plus minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their second straight, 99-96 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. Bryant, who scored a season-high 38 points at Minnesota two nights earlier, held his follow-through as his final 3 went through with a minute left to put the Lakers...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry Almost Make History

The record for made 3 pointers in a game is 12, held by Kobe Bryant and Donnell Marshall. On Wednesday night against the Wizards and the explosive John Wall, Steph Curry had 11 3’s. We shouldn’t be surprised. This coming from a guy who had 77 straight 3’s in a practice. “We talkin’ bout practice man,” as Allen Iverson would say. It becomes a little different, shooting...
Via The Sports Journal
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Plan B in free agency

With the Los Angeles Lakers in the middle of what’s been an abysmal season, my mind is already in off-season mode. With Kobe Bryant retiring after this year, the team will be going in a completely new direction in search for a new franchise player. Owner Jim Buss and General Manager Mitch Kupchak will be put to the test and it will show in this coming free agency period. Obviously...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Kevin Durant Leave the Oklahoma City Thunder this Summer?

The rumors continue to swirl around potential free agent destinations for NBA star forward Kevin Durant. Durant realizes he will be one of the biggest headlines in the NBA this offseason. Durant does his best to keep his focus on this current season, but realizes the media and fans know what is on the horizon this summer. Durant stated, “It’s out of my control. Guys are going...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers-Pelicans Preview

For more than half of the season, it was looking like there would be very few bad days for opponents to have the Kobe Bryant farewell tour come to town. The 37-year-old might be finally throwing that into question with the Los Angeles Lakers embarking on a four-game road trip beginning Thursday night in New Orleans. With the Lakers (10-41) facing the longest losing streak in a...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Mitchell on Kobe Bryant: 'I hate him'

Kobe Bryant lit up the Minnesota Timberwolves for a season-high 38 points on Tuesday night, which left most of Staples Center reminiscing on a time when such performances were routine for Bryant.One occupant who wasn't particularly fond of Bryant's performance: Timberwolves head coach Sam Mitchell. Mitchell, of course, was the coach of Toronto Raptors during the 2005-06 season,...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant best highlights from 38 points against Timberwolves

As Kobe Bryant ends his final season in the association, there are still times when he puts together incredible performances that proves how incredible of a player that he is. Last night, the Lakers hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves and Kobe put together a vintage performance which included thirty-eight points in the Los Angeles victory. Check out some of his best highlights in the...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard is 2016’s biggest All-Star snub

For the second year in a row, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was not selected to be in the NBA All-Star Game.  Thankfully, he got to replace an injured Blake Griffin in last year’s contest, but this year, Lillard is on the outside looking in as he prepares to watch the game from home for the first time since his rookie year. Lillard was once again snubbed from...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant on his 38-point game: 'You've seen it for 20 damn years'

Lakers' star Kobe Bryant isn't scoring quite like he used to earlier in his career, but against the Timberwolves scored with similar effectiveness of his younger days.Bryant scored a season-high 38 points during the Los Angeles victory, ending a 10-game streak without a win. A loss would have set the Lakers record for the team's longest losing streak in franchise history. Bryant...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Kobe Bryant x Veteran Kobe Bryant

If young Kobe Bryant met seasoned veteran Kobe Bryant in some alternate universe or in Back to the Future Part IV. I’m sure the two Hall of Fame players would high-five each other on their numerous accomplishments. Then play a one-on-one game to 1000 with no timeouts. Art by Jimmy Mitchell from Chicago. The post Young Kobe Bryant x Veteran Kobe Bryant appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant On 38 Points: You've Seen It For 20 Damn Years

Ten years after scoring 81 points against Sam Mitchell's Toronto Raptors, Kobe Bryant scored 38 points against Mitchell's Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant scored a season-high 38 points in 33 minutes, going 7-for-11 on three-pointers at the age of 37. "I hate him," Mitchell said afterward. "If I don't ever see him again, it will be too soon. I hate him." Bryant downplayed his performance...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kareem Adbul-Jabbar says Tim Duncan has had a better career over Kobe Bryant

NBA greant and former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently appeared on “Conversations with Tyler,” a series at George Mason University and fielded a few questions from the audience. One person decided to ask which player has had the better career – San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan or Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant? You’d think Kareem would pick Kobe […]
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Mitchell can’t wait for Kobe Bryant to be out of the NBA

If there’s one person in the NBA who’s seen far too much of Kobe Bryant throughout the Lakers star’s 19-season career, it’s Sam Mitchell. In 2006, Mitchell was the coach of the Toronto Raptors when the Black Mamba slithered his way to an 81-point game. As if that weren’t enough, on Tuesday, Kobe lit up Mitchell’s T-Wolves for a season-high 38 points as part of a 119-115...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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