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Michael Jordan gives Kobe Bryant complete set of Air Jordans

If you’re planning on giving Kobe Bryant some sort of retirement gift, good luck topping Michael Jordan’s. Jordan Brand presented Bryant with a set of all Air Jordans that have been released, from one through thirty, according to a Nike statement. The set included Air Jordan III and VIII in purple and gold, as worn by Bryant in 2002-2003. Lasting legacy.A gift from The Boss...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan gifts Kobe Bryant full set of Air Jordans

From one legend to another, Michael Jordan showed his respect to Kobe Bryant on Saturday by giving him a memorable gift. As a retirement present, His Airness gave Bryant a full set of all 30 Air Jordans in both black and white. Here is a shot of all the glorious sneakers lined up: The Jordan Brand has gifted Kobe Bryant a complete set of each of the 30 Air Jordans in black &...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant receives great 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 on Friday was unique. Baxter Holmes of ESPN shared this image, showing off the a picture of the gift, which one assumes is supposed to be Bryant wearing a Black Mamba-themed samurai outfit, complete with dual katanas...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant shoots down notion he wants All-Star MVP record

While Shaquille O’Neal likes former teammate Kobe Bryant’s chances at winning a record fifth All-Star MVP, it doesn’t appear as though Kobe is at all concerned with winning the prestigious honor. O’Neal got the ball rolling earlier this week, implying that Bryant will go for the award. “If he can find his stroke and get it going a little bit, I can guarantee you he’s...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which job is better, the Knicks or the Lakers?

Two of the most iconic NBA franchises will need new head coaches next season. The New York Knicks fired Derek Fisher, somewhat surprisingly, and it would be nothing less than positively stunning if the Los Angeles Lakers renewed Byron Scott’s contract. That Scott has “outlived” Fisher, Lionel Hollins, Jeff Hornacek and supposedly George Karl incredible, and leaves one to wonder...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson reunion with Lakers possible?

Would Phil Jackson ditch the New York Knicks to return home with the Los Angeles Lakers? It might not be as outlandish as some would think. The Knicks are in a world of hurt right now, having canned head coach Derek Fisher after falling well out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference by way of losing nine out of their last 10 games. This throws Jackson under the spotlight...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss may clean house in Lakers’ front office

Jeanie Buss may be preparing to clean house in the Lakers’ front office amid the team’s struggles. Such a move would entail pushing her brother Jim out from his executive role, getting rid of GM Mitch Kupchak, and potentially bringing Phil Jackson back to the Lakers, according to some informed speculation. ESPN NBA insider Stephen A. Smith shared the information on the radio...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott thought D’Angelo Russell would be further along

Lakers coach Byron Scott thought D’Angelo Russell would be further along by this point of the season. The second overall pick, who has been frequently hounded by his coach, has been relegated to the bench recently, and Scott admitted that it’s not quite what he envisioned for his rookie guard. “I probably thought he’d be a little further,” Scott said Saturday, via Mike...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Plan B in free agency

With the Los Angeles Lakers in the middle of what’s been an abysmal season, my mind is already in off-season mode. With Kobe Bryant retiring after this year, the team will be going in a completely new direction in search for a new franchise player. Owner Jim Buss and General Manager Mitch Kupchak will be put to the test and it will show in this coming free agency period. Obviously...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell admits he is struggling to improve

The Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant are a mess, and that description certainly applies to rookie guard D’Angelo Russell as well. The Lakers sit alone in 15th place at 9-41 and have now found a way to lose 10 games in a row. When the talk isn’t centering on Bryant’s recovery tour, it tends to go to young guys like Russell. Most presumably believe this experience, at the...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers sign 18-year-old battling brain cancer to contract

Despite having one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the Lakers have made a great move, signing 18-year-old Yitzi Teichman to a one-day contract. The team announced the new addition to the roster on Sunday. Teichman, who is battling brain cancer, had a tumor removed last year. When the Make-A-Wish foundation asked him what his dream was, it was to be a Laker. To make...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Los Angeles Lakers first round draft pick since 1988

Since 1988, the Los Angeles Lakers have selected 20 players in the first round of the NBA Draft. How many can you name?
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Byron Scott threaten to fight trolling fan on Instagram?

A person operating Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott’s Instagram account appeared to threaten a fan who engaged in some trolling in the comments section of a post published on his account. A post containing video was published last week in which the coach is shown doing some training while wearing boxing gloves. A video posted by Byron Scott (@byronscott_4...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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