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Report: Kobe Bryant Will Recruit Free Agents to LA For One Last Title Run

I expected this to happen, and with players such as Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Rajon Rondo, Jimmy Butler, LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol and Goran Dragic on the open market, Bryant could find help for one last title run. Bryant reportedly will recruit free agents for his final season. Source: Kobe will also be active in free-agent recruiting for the Lakers, including...
Via Thacover2
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe Bryant Definitely Coming Back Next Year

I think we can put all the Kobe Bryant retiring rumors to rest for now. The L.A. Times is reporting that Bryant is almost certain to return to the Lakers next season. Those around Kobe say he is definitively coming back to play next season. Doesn't want to go out like this. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) January 26, 2015 Bryant of course is too much of a warrior to go...
Via Thacover2
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Life Without Kobe

The 1996 NBA Draft saw 12 Teams pass on Kobe Bryant and even when making the selection at Pick 13, the Charlotte Hornets traded Kobe Bryant (Draft Rights) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Center – Vlade Divac. The Cleveland Cavaliers passed on Bryant with the 12th Pick and selected Center – Vitaly Potapenko. Even more of […]
Via Legion Report
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe definitely returning next season

        This embed is invalid   " /> Kobe Bryant isn’t about to spend his final days in the NBA on the injured list. The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday that Bryant would undergo surgery this week on his torn rotator cuff, almost certainly sidelining him for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. If that is indeed the case, this would be the third...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young says the Kobe injury is a “blessing in disguise” and gives GREAT response on how the Lakers will move on

With Kobe Bryant going under the knife today, the great Nick Young or Swaggy P as the cool kids say nowadays, was asked his thoughts on the Los Angeles Lakers moving forward without the Black Mamba. As usual, Swaggy P gave us most entertaining answer possible.   Nick Young on what the Lakers must do without Kobe: “Pretty much just give me the ball and get out of the way.”...
Via Pass The Pill
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant's surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers will announce a timetable for Bryant's recovery after surgery, but coach Byron Scott anticipates losing the third-leading...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant's surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers will announce a timetable for Bryant's recovery after surgery, but coach Byron Scott anticipates losing the third-leading...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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Kobe Bryant to undergo shoulder surgery, likely out for season

As expected, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery on his right rotator cuff and is listed as being out indefinitely. The Lakers have not announced a timetable for his return, but in all likelihood, the 36-year-old guard will be out for the rest of the season. Bryant tore his rotator cuff during a dunk attempt against the New Orleans Pelicans last week and an...
Via Rumors and Rants
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant needs surgery, likely out for season

  This embed is invalid   " /> EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers say they’ll announce a timetable for Bryant’s recovery after surgery...
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Lakers making rookies bring baby dolls to home games (Video)

The Los Angeles Lakers are hazing rookies Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black by making them bring baby dolls to home games or else risk being fined by their fellow veterans. Clarkson spoke to LakersNation about his fatherly responsibilities, which he seems to be taking very seriously.Video via LakersNation. H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter...
Via Holdout Sports
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Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery Wednesday

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday that Kobe Bryant will have aurgery Wednesday to repair his right shoulder. From the Lakers: “Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who injured his right shoulder in last Wednesday night’s game against the Pelicans in New Orleans, was examined this morning by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic...
Via Sports-Glory
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Kobe Bryant to have surgery Wednesday; timetable for return unclear

Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn rotator cuff, the team announced Monday, and it's unclear when he will return to action. MORE TO COME.
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers weekly: Losses on and off the court

The week that was The Los Angeles Lakers continued to struggle mightily this week, losing 4 straight to the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, all by double-digit margins. This pushes the losing streak to 8 games, the largest of the season. However, the biggest loss came Wednesday when Kobe Bryant was injured in the loss to the New Orleans...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant To Have Season Ending Shoulder Surgery

Kobe Bryant’s season is officially done. Lakers team brass has indicated that the future Hall of Famer will have surgery on his torn rotator cuff Tuesday. Lakers announce that Kobe Bryant will have season-ending shoulder surgery Wednesday. No timetable for his return but likely several months. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) January 26, 2015
Via Thacover2
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Kobe Bryant wanted to play with Michael Jordan in Washington

More than a decade ago, Kobe Bryant wanted to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and play for the Washington Wizards, to play alongside one of his idols, Michael Jordan, according to a Washington Post report.  “That’s true,” Bryant told the Post. “A long time ago? Yeah.” The plans to leave L.A. went away when then-Wizards owner Abe Pollin parted ways with Jordan in 2003...
Via Sports-Glory
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Kobe Bryant Wanted to Join Wizards with Michael Jordan

Keith Allison – Flickr Before John Wall and Gilbert Arenas made it cool to play for the Washington Wizards, Michael Jordan wore a Wizards uniform. Jordan came out of his second retirement to play two seasons for the then-lovable losers Washington Wizards. In a move that also made him Director of Player Operations for the team, Jordan had a lot of influence on the game, and...
Via KCM Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards-Lakers Preview

While Kobe Bryant may have starred for the last time in front of the home fans this season, John Wall has shined when facing the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Having regained his shooting touch, the Wizards guard will try to lead Washington to back-to-back wins on a four-game road swing Tuesday night against a Lakers team looking to avoid its longest skid in nearly 21 years...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Slight Uptick For Durant/LeBron Matchup on ABC

Considering that last year’s game featured the Lakers without Kobe Bryant, ABC probably expected a bigger gain for Sunday’s Durant-LeBron clash. The Thunder/Cavaliers NBA regular season game drew a 3.4 overnight rating on ABC Sunday afternoon, up a tick from Lakers/Knicks last year (3.3) but down 31% from Thunder/Lakers in 2013 (4.9). Outside of the [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Considered Joining Michael Jordan With Wizards

Kobe Bryant considered joining Michael Jordan with the Washington Wizards before his 2004 free agency. Abe Pollin, however, parted ways with Jordan in 2003 a year before Bryant was scheduled to make his free agent decision. “That’s true,” Bryant confirmed recently. “A long time ago? Yeah.” Bryant considered signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, but eventually chose to...
Via RealGM
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Remember Me? Be Ready for Wes Johnson’s Breakout Year

Wesley Johnson’s first three seasons in the NBA have not been what people were expecting when he was taken 4th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2010 NBA Draft. Not taking anything away from what Wes has done so far (he made the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and has averaged 7.7 ppg over the three years he has been in the league) but the former Big East Player of the Year...
Via In The Neutral Zone
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tarik Black gets hazed hilariously by Lakers

  Rookie Duties A photo posted by Los Angeles Lakers (@lakers) on Jan 25, 2015 at 4:25pm PST   Hazing of NBA rookies is common theme, we see it every year. Arriving to last nights game, recent Laker acquisition and rookie, Tarik Black, was sporting a rather fetching look. It’s not all that original for rookies to be handed a pink backpack and be told to wear it until...
Via Pass The Pill
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden scores 37 in Rockets' rout of Lakers

  After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish. Kobe Bryant used to do that job for the Lakers, and they might find out Monday whether he'll do it again this year. Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory without Dwight...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night, sending Los Angeles to its eighth straight defeat. Harden hit four 3-pointers, and the NBA's leading scorer added five assists in the Rockets' third victory in four games. Josh Smith and Jason Terry had 11 points apiece as Houston cruised...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers 99-87

LOS ANGELES (AP) James Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night, sending Los Angeles to its eighth straight defeat. Harden hit four 3-pointers, and the NBA's leading scorer added five assists in the Rockets' third victory in four games. Josh Smith and Jason Terry had 11 points apiece as Houston cruised...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lin disappointed by benching, but not giving up on Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jeremy Lin acknowledges he was surprised and disappointed by his first complete benching in nearly three years. The point guard who once sparked Linsanity from New York to China also isn't ready to quit trying to make a difference for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Lin didn't play in the Lakers' 99-85 loss at San Antonio on Friday, missing a game for the first...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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