Tag: Los Angeles Lakers

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WATCH: Kobe Bryant fans fight over sleeve, sniff it

Kobe Bryant's farewell tour with the Los Angeles Lakers has, for the most part, been drama-free. During Monday night's stop in Utah to face the Jazz, though,...

Kobe Bryant gave signed game worn jersey to Klay Thompson

Kobe Bryant gave Klay Thompson a gift he'll never forget Sunday after the Los Angeles Lakers pulled off the biggest upset in NBA history over the Golden...
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Stephen Curry: ‘Not a chance’ he tops Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game

Stephen Curry is playing basketball at a level we haven't seen in a long time. But the Golden State Warriors superstar point guard believes there are certain...

Kobe Bryant gives signed shoes to Tony Allen: ‘Best defender I ever faced’

Kobe Bryant paid Tony Allen the ultimate compliment after the Memphis Grizzlies took down the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Bryant gave the rival guard an autographed...
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Kobe Bryant’s HS coach motivated him by saying Vince Carter was better

Kobe Bryant has been quite the self-motivator throughout his legendary NBA career, but it might surprise you to know it wasn't always this way. Back in his high...
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Kobe Bryant doesn’t expect parents to attend final NBA game

Basketball fans are flooding arenas around the country to get one last glimpse of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, but the audience for his final NBA...
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Scot Pollard accuses Kobe Bryant of being a selfish player

Scot Pollard and Kobe Bryant participated in many a fierce battle during the time in which Pollard played with the Sacramento Kings back in the late 1990s...

Russell Westbrook does not want to play for hometown Lakers

Kevin Durant is the hot free agent name right now, but fellow Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook is another name to keep an eye on next...

Kobe Bryant receives tremendous gift from ‘media’ member

Kobe Bryant has likely received thousands upon thousands of gifts throughout his legendary NBA career, but you can bet the one he received from a "media" member...
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Byron Scott plans to start D’Angelo Russell after All-Star Game

The Los Angeles Lakers are well out of playoff contention. At 13-39, they have the worst record in the Western Conference and trail only the Philadelphia 76ers...
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WATCH: Gregg Popovich wishes Kobe Bryant well in heartfelt message

Kobe Bryant's farewell tour stopped in San Antonio for a Saturday night battle against the Spurs. Head coach Gregg Popovich, having battled Bryant on seemingly countless occasions,...
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Byron Scott slams Clippers broadcasters for comments about D’Angelo Russell

The television broadcast team of the Los Angeles Clippers have drawn the ire of Byron Scott for criticizing how the Los Angeles Lakers head coach is handling rookie D'Angelo...

Kobe Bryant on snapping losing streak: ‘It doesn’t really matter’

It's no secret the Los Angeles Lakers are a bad basketball team, one that is certain to miss the playoffs during the final season of Kobe Bryant's illustrious...

Dirk Nowitzki: Kobe Bryant is the Michael Jordan of our generation

Kobe Bryant's season-long parade continued against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, and Dirk Nowitzki didn't leave until handing out a compliment for the Los Angeles Lakers star. According...
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Kobe Bryant on 81-point game: ‘This is what I’m supposed to do’

The 10-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's 81-point explosion falls on Jan. 22, 2016, and ESPN's Arash Markazi assembled a tremendous oral history of the performance. Bryant shared that...

Kobe Bryant won’t follow trainer’s advice about Achilles injury

Kobe Bryant missed the second half of Saturday night's game with "persistent soreness" in his right Achilles tendon. Los Angeles Lakers trainer Gary Vitti has suggested a break...
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Kobe Bryant opting out of 2016 Rio Olympics

Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of this season and the Los Angeles Lakers nowhere near playoff contention. We've known for some time that the Lakers'...
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Kobe Bryant to Stephen Curry: Make history

Kobe Bryant will be remembered as the ultimate competitor with a vicious underbite, but he wants Stephen Curry and the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors to create a...
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Mitch Kupchak: Lakers can’t move on until Kobe Bryant leaves

If Kobe Bryant had any other name, he wouldn't be playing 30.4 minutes per night for the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the team is awful, and Lakers...
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Kobe Bryant to Isaiah Thomas: ‘Be a lion’

As part of his farewell tour, Kobe Bryant is dispensing wisdom to those who would seek it. Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas sought out the legendary Los...
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Kobe Bryant on losing: You can train a cat to bark, but it won’t

Kobe Bryant appears to be enjoying his final NBA season at a previously unseen level, trading in his underbite for a smile and happily watching the Los...
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Stephon Marbury to Kobe Bryant: Come play in China

Kobe Bryant is parading around the league on a farewell tour, but ex-NBA guard Stephon Marbury thinks the Los Angeles Lakers legend should continue his professional career in...
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Report: Byron Scott expected to coach Lakers through season

The Los Angeles Lakers have issues all over the organization, but the franchise will likely allow the head-coaching problem to persist through the 2015-16 NBA season. According to...
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Byron Scott is only hurting future of the Lakers

If you're a fan of dysfunction, let me introduce you to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott, someone who believes his awful ideas are somehow helping a franchise...