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The Assist: Jeremy Lin Gets Wax Statue In San Francisco

Newly minted Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin shares two additional things with Kobe Bryant besides playing for the Lakers. The two share a birthday, August 23rd, and both have been immortalized in wax by Madame Tussauds wax museum. Lin’s figure was unveiled in San Francisco on Thursday at the Fisherman’s Wharf location. It features Lin dunking, something we rarely see him do in...
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Steve Nash called Kobe Bryant a “mother f****** a******” but in a good way

Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated wrote a cover story on Kobe Bryant this week, and it's full of fantastic Kobe stories. In one of the best anecdotes, the director of Kobe's upcoming Showtime documentary, Gotham Chopra, asked a bunch of teammates to describe Kobe in three words. Steve Nash had the best answer. From SI: "After each interview Kobe would text Chopra...
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Iggy Azalea Falls Off The Stage During A Performance

Ouch! Lakers star Nick Young’s girlfriend took a spill on Friday night at The SLS Vegas. Iggy had a good sense of humor about it, she even posted the fall to her own Instagram account. Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed. #StillFinishedtheSongTho #KeptOnRapping #TheShowMustGoOn
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Los Angeles Lakers: Season Projection For Ed Davis

Ed Davis is still looking to live up to the potential that made him a lottery pick in 2010 (13th overall). After the Los Angeles Lakers were able to sign him for one-year and $1 million, it seems as if he will have a great chance. The frontcourt for the Lakers is deep, but with Byron Scott […] Los Angeles Lakers: Season Projection For Ed Davis - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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What Byron Scott brings to the Los Angeles Lakers

CBSSports.com To quote one of my favorite wrestlers of my childhood, The Rock: “FINALLY.” After nearly 90 days, three interviews, and even a Stanley Cup victory by their Staples Center co-tenant, the Los Angeles Lakers finally came to agreement with Byron Scott to become the 25th coach in franchise history. About two months earlier, I ranked my Top 5 choices for the new Lakers...
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Kobe Says He and Lebron are Underpaid

The Lakers signed Kobe Bryant to a 2-year $48.5 million dollar contract which many believe has stifled the club financially, but if you ask Bryant he and players like Lebron James are still underpaid. KB believes players like him & LeBron are underpaid (put LBJ free market at ~ $75 mil). Believes important to set an example in contracts… — Chris Ballard (@SI_ChrisBallard...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Tony Allen says Kobe Bryant was closest thing to Michael Jordan in his era

There are few players in the course of NBA history that had more of an impact on the NBA game than Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. In the upcoming issue for Sports Illustrated, writer Chris Ballard did an incredible piece on the Lakers star called Kobe Bryant’s “Twilight Saga”. Today, Ballard published some more quotes that he left out of the long form story on Twitter...
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Steve Nash Describes Kobe as a “Motherf*cking A**hole”

I think everyone would agree with this assessment even Kobe Bryant. SI’s Chris Ballard did a long feature on Kobe and how he is coming to the end of this career. A documentary about Kobe was being filmed at the time and part of that was asking teammates and opponents what they thought of Kobe and Nash went the 100% honest route. During filming, Chopra interviewed a number of Bryant’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Jeremy Lin nails his mother in the face with cake; doesn’t end well

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin pulled quite the prank on his mother for her birthday. While his mom was walking into the kitchen Lin snuck up behind her and smashed a cake in her face. Lin’s mother didn’t take it that well as she started slapping Lin to the point where you can hear Jeremy say “Alright, alright” by the end of the short clip. Check it out: The post...
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Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players To Sign Next Offseason

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players To Sign Next Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers will have about 25 million in cap space if they decline Jordan Hill’s 9 million dollar player option next offseason, enough money to sign 2 elite players or just 1 elite player and 2 excellent secondary players. They missed on the big free agents this...
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Jeremy Lin gets wax figure at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco

There are few things more permanent in life than sculptures and recently, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin got the ultimate wax sculpture at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. Recently, the SF-branch of the famed wax museum decided to honor Jeremy (who grew up in nearby Palo Alto) with his figure in the purple-and-gold of the Los Angeles Lakers. Check out the below photo of Lin...
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Jeremy Lin gets tossed into the ocean for Ice Bucket Challenge

As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues to spread across the world, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin decided to take his Ice Bucket Challenge to another level. Instead of just getting a bucket full of ice water, Jeremy and his brothers decided to go to the beach for his challenge. Check out the below video which shows Jeremy getting ice thrown at him and then getting tossed...
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Jeremy Lin Unveils Wax Figure at San Francisco Museum

If you’ve never had a chance to visit a Madame Tussauds in any one of their 14 locations throughout the world, we highly recommend that you do so. Some of the most popular figures brought to you in nearly-live wax form, which is enough to both stun and scare you at the same time.  New Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin was on hand as Madame Tussauds in San Francisco unveiled...
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Los Angeles Lakers stuck in limbo

It started on that April night in Oakland, California when Kobe Bryant tore his ACL. Looking back, it almost feels as if the Los Angeles Lakers’ immediate future collapsed along with him. In the events that immediately followed, a mediocre Lakers team led by an injured and disgruntled Dwight Howard was swept in the first round of the 2013 playoffs and Howard subsequently left...
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Do the Lakers want to Win this Season?

(Photo Credit via Keith Allison) There seems to be a lot of positive energy around the Los Angeles Lakers this off-season.  Five-time Laker champion Kobe Bryant is as confident as ever.  He is predicting an “epic” season, and says he has completely altered his game to maximize his abilities at age thirty-five.  Plus, with a rare top ten selection, the Lakers drafted Kentucky...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Start Carlos Boozer Or Julius Randle?

There are a number of questions that face the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Who should start at power forward is one of them. Forwards Carlos Boozer and Julius Randle will suit up in the same jersey and play for the same franchise; however, between now and training camp they’re far from being on the […] Los Angeles Lakers: Start Carlos Boozer Or Julius Randle? - Hoops Habit...
Via NBA Draft Blog
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Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Want ‘Derek Jeter Treatment’

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who is currently in the mist of the latter stages of his career, knows the sun is about to set on what will be a Hall of Fame tenure with the only franchise he has called home.  Much like New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who is calling it quits following the 2014 season, Kobe is likely only going to play for one team throughout an extensive...
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Jeremy Lin Smacks His Mom With A Pie For Her Birthday Gift (Video)

Lakers guard Jeremy Lin gave his mom one birthday gift to remember. This is the kinda parent-child relationship we should all strive to have. Agreed? The caption was quite beautiful: Happy Birthday to my mom!! Heres one of her many bday gifts we got her this year lollll. At least i got her favorite flavor… #pietothedome #stilltakingnoprisoners #raspberrychocolatecake   The post...
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Jeremy Lin puts chocolate cake in his mom’s face for her birthday

In case you didn’t know, Los Angeles Lakers Jeremy Lin’s mom Shirley birthday is today and judging from the below Instagram video, Jeremy played a bit of a prank on her. While Shirley was opening the door, Jeremy snuck behind her with a small chocolate-raspberry birthday cake and delivered it right to his mom’s face: Happy Birthday, Shirley! *** Lin image courtesy of Getty Images
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Is a Healthy Kobe Enough to Lead LA Back to the Playoffs?

Last season, the storied Los Angeles franchise had arguably it’s worst season in almost a decade, with an abysmal record of 27-55, only a .329 win percentage. With the deteriorating health and age of superstar Kobe Bryant and the loss of big man Pau Gasol, many fans in purple and gold are left to wonder, “what’s next?”. After a disappointingly mediocre 2012-13 campaign(which...
Via The League News
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Photo: Anyone seen this over-the-top Kobe Bryant ‘Achilles’ sculpture?

I do not even know where to begin with this! The fine folks of Taiwan really like Lakers’ Kobe Bryant. I mean reallllllllyyyyy like Kobe. But after seeing this sculpture of Bryant depicted as “Achilles” (see what the artist did there?) I have to say his fans in Asia worship him as a god. Check out this sculpture of Kobe as “Achilles” complete with a mamba (again see what...
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Photo: Anyone seen this over-the-top Kobe Bryant ‘Achilles’ sculpture?

I do not even know where to begin with this! The fine folks of Taiwan really like Lakers’ Kobe Bryant. I mean reallllllllyyyyy like Kobe. But after seeing this sculpture of Bryant depicted as “Achilles” (see what the artist did there?) I have to say his fans in Asia worship him as a god. Check out this sculpture of Kobe as “Achilles” complete with a mamba (again see what...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Mitch Kupchak on Kobe Bryant: “You would not know he’s in his mid-30s, he’s got a hop in his step”

Next season, the Los Angeles Lakers will only go as far as Kobe Bryant carries them. Yes, playing solid, team defense will be a big part of the Lakers’ success next season, though, as always, Bryant is the true wildcard, because when you have a healthy Kobe Bryant on your team, anything is possible. Therefore, Mitch Kupchak’s comments on the Black Mamba should be encouraging...
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Kobe Bryant Is At Loss For Words After Seeing Nike's Futuristic LED Court

Kobe Bryant has seen and done just about everything during the course of his magnificent basketball career, so when the Black Mamba is impressed by something, that's a good clue for the rest of us to take notice.During a recent trip to China, Bryant helped Nike debut a new LED court that resembles a video game with its technology and design. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar admits...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m 70 in basketball years’

Kobe Bryant has two years left on his contract with the Lakers, and most expect those to be the final two seasons that he plays professionally. Injuries limited him to just six games last season, and though he’s expected to be back to 100 percent for the start of the 2014-15 campaign, no one yet knows exactly what that will mean in terms of his on-court performance.
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