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KOBE BRYANT RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBA assistant coach latest person to come out and anonymously savage Kobe Bryant

LeBron James’ triumphant return to Ohio and imminent regular season debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers may be the predominant talker heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, the King’s Cleveland comeback has been overshadowed this week by the controversial piece by Henry Abbott in ESPN The Magazine where several anonymous sources took their turns taking potshots...Read More The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Jeanie Buss: I'll fire anyone who said free agents don't want to play with Kobe

Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanne Buss on made some strong comments on Thursday in response to the recent ESPN the Magazine story that was written about Kobe Bryant. For starters, Buss said that any team employee who contributed to the feature — which claimed Bryant deters free agents from signing with the Lakers — will...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  4 Comments

Kobe Bryant is the dick we always thought he was

I’m a few days late on this but I had to reference Henry Abbott’s fantastic article on Kobe Bryant for ESPN the Magazine. Abbott concludes that Bryant is a d*ck who is destroying the Lakers franchise: “Peek behind the banners,” says one longtime NBA agent, “and it’s rotten.” “Kobe is like the big rock in their front yard,” says an agent who has had a Lakers client...
Via Red's Army
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Buss: Any FA who won’t play with Kobe ‘probably a loser’

When Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss made her first comments in reaction to the scathing “ESPN The Magazine” piece by Henry Abbott regarding her team’s veteran superstar, she didn’t merely defend Kobe Bryant, she went on an aggressive offensive. Unlike others who chose to directly criticize Abbott and the magazine over the content of...Read More The post Lakers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Exposing Kobe Bryant Exposes the “Winner” Myth

ESPN's Henry Abbott wrote a scathing piece on Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, attributing the royal franchise's barren free agency exploits of last summer and repeated inability to acquire big name talent to the icon's alpha-male presence. The piece read like a barely authorized glimpse into the NBA's underworld, a piecemeal compilation of backroom meetings...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson backs Flea for slamming ESPN The Mag’s controversial Kobe story

It’s almost fitting that a man who goes by the moniker “Zen Master” would share like-minded viewpoints on certain issues with a guy known as Flea. Still, it nevertheless is somewhat surprising that Phil Jackson took to Twitter to publicly support the Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist’s brief but scathing critique of Henry Abbott’s damning...Read More The post Phil Jackson backs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Kobe Bryant on ESPN article: ‘I just kind of roll with it’

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said Tuesday that he understands the media cycle and knows when to react to criticism and when to let it go. Bryant responded to the ESPN The Magazine, which suggested Bryant was to blame for the Lakers recent struggles, with a diplomatic answer. “It’s not the first one and it won’t be the last one,” Bryant said, via ESPN.com. “One...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge' and 'sizzle'

First Take has done it again! One of the worst shows on television, which has routinely gotten in trouble for stepping out of line with baseless and offensive social commentary, has done it again. Skip Bayless recently said something so incendiary that it’s difficult to fathom someone actually speaking these words in public.  After discussing Cowboys RB Joseph Randle’s arrest...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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