Ex-Laker Samaki Walker tells of Kobe Bryant sucker-punching him over $100

From Shaq to Smush Parker, former teammates airing out their feuds with Kobe Bryant has become somewhat of a regular occurrence. On Tuesday it was Samaki Walker’s turn. Walker, who played with Kobe on the Lakers in 2001-02 and 2002-03, went on CBSSports’ Brown and Scoop podcast to share a wild story of Kobe punching him in the face over a $100 debt back in February of 2002...
Via The Comeback
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Ex-Laker Samaki Walker claims Kobe punched him over $100 bet

When you make a bet with somebody and lose, you better be willing to pay up, especially if that someone is NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Former Los Angeles Laker Samaki Walker learned that the hard way. Walker joined the Brown and Scoop show to talk about his career in the NBA and his time with the Lakers. He brought up a story of how he, Bryant, and the rest of the team made bets shooting...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Ex-Kobe teammate tells tale of Bryant's alleged sucker-punch over $100

During the 2002 season, Kobe Bryant reportedly got in a physical altercation with teammate Samaki Walker. Today, with all of the fighting news in the NBA, that story is back in the news. First, we learned that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin reportedly fractured his hand during an altercation with a team staffer. Then, Lakers' head coach Byron Scott reportedly challenged...
Via Fox Sports
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Ex-Laker: Kobe Bryant sucker punched me over $100

Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Samaki Walker was once punched in the face by Kobe Bryant. When the incident took place in 2002, then-coach Phil Jackson downplayed it. “It’s just kid’s play, it’s juvenile stuff,” Jackson said at the time. “This is an isolated incident. To be honest, I didn’t feel it was of any importance, but there was a noticeable mark on Samaki...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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SLAM Recreates It’s Famous Rookie Cover From 1996

SLAM magazine reaches into the vault for inspiration to recreate the famous November 1996 “Ready or they come!” cover featuring the original lineup, from left to right: Marcus Camby, Ray Allen, Stephon Marbury, Kobe Bryant, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Jermaine O’Neal, Kerry Kittles, Steve Nash, John Wallace, Antoine Walker, Samaki Walker. The new cover of course features...
Via Hooped Up
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top (Not) draft day suits in NBA history

Today is the day that some young guys dreams will either be made or broken. The NBA draft is always an interesting day for many reasons. In this post, we will pay homage to some of the hideously awesome suits that some former NBA stars adorned on their special day. Because I’m feeling patriotic due to the USA’s World Cup game, let’s start with Jalen Rose’s very red pinstripe...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's a look at every lottery pick the Celtics have ever had..and it's a little depressing

The NBA draft lottery was brought into existence in 1985 with the famous "frozen envelope"/Patrick Ewing to the Knicks draft. Since then, the lottery has brought a lot of great moments to teams lucky enough to win it. David Robinson and Tim Duncan to the Spurs, Shaq to the Magic, LeBron to the Cavs, Durant to the Sonics, and just two years ago, Anthony Davis to the Pelicans.Unfortunately...
Via Celtics Life
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Basketball: Flash Back Friday

On this Throwback Thursday, it’s only right that we look back at the history of our storied basketball program and remember the tradition that makes it so great. While you throw back a few, enjoy my awards for some of the greatest throwback moments in program history. Best Mustache, Beard or Facial Hair: Okay, yes, I cheated. So What? Butch Beard is the greatest mustache and Beard...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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