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Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

For the second consecutive season, the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t expected to do much this year as they find themselves in a rebuilding phase. ESPN The Magazine’s Henry Abbott put the blame for the Lakers’ recent misfortunes on the star largely responsible for their success in the 2000s — Kobe Bryant. Abbott says the Lakers’ lack of big name free agent acquisitions and Dwight...
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How many superstars has Kobe cost the Lakers?

Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest NBA players to ever live, but he also has a reputation for being a tough teammate. Kobe holds everyone he plays with accountable, sometimes to a fault. Has that attitude resulted in the Lakers missing out on a number of superstars that could have helped them win over...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Kobe to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you (expletive) this up

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Julius Randle had one of his better games of the preseason on Sunday night against the Utah Jazz. The 19-year old scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots. There will likely be some growing pains for Randle throughout the season, but Kobe Bryant has not been afraid to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Kobe Bryant dishes behind-the-back to Carlos Boozer (Video / GIF)

Kobe Bryant put on a show for L.A. Lakers fans with a fantastic behind-the-back pass to Carlos Boozer for the finish during the second quarter of Sunday night's preseason game at the Staples Center.Bryant led the Lakers in scoring with 26 points, while Boozer chipped in 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, as the Lakers beat the Jazz 98-91.Video via NBA. This post appeared first...
Via Holdout Sports
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Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

I’m not sure you can blame it on Kobe’s old age, but it was a hell of a move. Alec Burks crossed over Bryant with a beautiful behind-the-back move that left one of the leagues all time great defenders frozen in his tracks. h/t Danny Hazan
Via Thacover2
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Kobe Bryant goes to work to prove 'idiots' wrong, scores 27 vs Utah (Video)

Kobe Bryant didn't waste any time going to work proving the "idiots" at ESPN who ranked him the 40th best player in the NBA wrong, as he led the Los Angeles Lakers in scoring with 27 points in Thursday night's game against Utah.Unfortunately, Bryant can't play all five positions at once, and the Jazz crushed the Lakers 119-86.Video via NBA. This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
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Kobe Bryant on ESPN ranking: ‘They’re a bunch of idiots’

Kobe Bryant is ranked as the 40th-best NBA player by, which the Los Angeles Lakers star disagrees with. “I’ve known for a long time [that] they’re a bunch of idiots,” Bryant said Thursday, via Bryant said he will not use the rank as motivation this season. “I tend to use things as motivation that tend to be in the realm of reality,” he said smiling...
Via Sports-Glory
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Watch: Kobe Bryant scores 27 points in 28 minutes against Utah

TweetKobe is still looking like vintage Kobe in the preseason. The Los Angeles Lakers most likely won’t be very good this season, but the return of a healthy Kobe Bryant is something for fans to look forward to. Lucky for them, Kobe is looking like his old self these days. Watch as Kobe pours in 27 points in just 28 minutes against the Utah Jazz Thursday night: .embed-container...
Via Los That Sports Blog
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Kobe on ESPN ranking him 40th-best player: 'Bunch of idiots' has ranked nearly every NBA player and the Worldwide Leader is releasing its selections leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season. And on Thursday, five more players (ranked 36-40) were revealed. Los Angeles Lakers G Kobe Bryant came in at No. 40, which surprised fans and analysts alike. Bryant—who possesses five championship rings and an MVP award—wasn’t ...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe: Players are overpaid...but so are the owners

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant isn’t the biggest fan of how the NBA business works. The 36-year-old veteran went on a brief Twitter rant about the NBA’s new television contract after the deal became official on Oct. 6. Players are "encouraged" per new CBA to take less to win or risk being called selfish+ungrateful while nbatv deal goes UP by a BILLION #biz—...
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