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Kobe: 'I would go 0-30 before I would go 0-9' from the floor

The Kobe documentary is shaping up to be must-see TV, especially if we are going to get more quotes like this. Gotham Chopra, the director of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”, an upcoming documentary on Bryant, told a story about being with Kobe and watching the Nets and the Heat play. Recounts Chopra, “Deron Williams went like 0-9. I was like, ‘Can you believe Deron Williams went...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer featured in new NBA 2K15 trailer

via 2K Sports If you can’t wait five more weeks in order to see Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer on the same court together while wearing the Lakers’ purple and gold, this NBA 2K15 trailer is perfect for you. The two minute clip, which is set to “Suck My Kiss” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, features TNT’s Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal who will host the...
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Lakers sign Jordan Clarkson to two-year deal

PHOTO: The Los Angeles Lakers have finally signed Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson, who was selected on behalf of the Lakers by the Washington Wizards with the 46th pick on draft night, has signed a two-year deal with the purple and gold, according to Basketball Insiders. The first year guaranteed for $507,336, while the second year is for $845,059 and is non-guaranteed. The team will...
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Kobe Bryant trash talked LeBron James after ‘The Decision’

The Los Angeles Lakers had just defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals, making them back-to-back NBA champions, but all of the attention was on LeBron James and his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. That did not sit well with Kobe Bryant. From Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding: With a brutal seven-game victory over the Celtics in the bank for...
Via Sports-Glory
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NBA GM Says Kobe Has No Trade Value

The Los Angeles Lakers granted Kobe Bryant a 2-year, $48 million extension before he tore his Achilles. Many questioned the move from a business standpoint. Obviously, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, but he’s on the downside of his career and the Lakers handicapped themselves from signing other max guys. Trading Kobe could be an option to free...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Clarkson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night. In the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Clarkson led the Lakers’ entry in scoring, (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.0) while shooting 42.1% (8-19) from beyond-the-arc in five games (all starts).
Via RealGM
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Los Angeles Lakers: Missing Out On Kevin Love

Kevin Love is (finally) a Cleveland Cavalier. We can scratch his name off the list of “franchise saviors” for the Los Angeles Lakers, even though it’s likely most fans did that quite some time ago. As part of LeBron James‘ new star-studded squad in Cleveland, Kevin Love will undoubtedly be staying put for a good […] Los Angeles Lakers: Missing Out On Kevin Love - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe sent LeBron great text message in 2010

Kobe Bryant’s incredibly competitive spirit was on full display in a text message he sent LeBron James during the infamous summer of 2010. The summer of 2010 was the one when LeBron left Cleveland for Miami to form a Big 3 with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Heat. Prior to James announcing his […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NBA Draft Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Byron Scott brings to the Los Angeles Lakers 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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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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  1 Comment

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...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe Bryant takes over 1995 high school playoff game

Any NBA fan has seen highlights of Kobe Bryant taking over a game. The five-time NBA champion scored 81 points in a single game once, and he has scored 50 or more in a game 25 times in his career. But have you ever seen Kobe dominate in high school? We have you covered. In […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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