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Kobe Bryant Chooses Championships Over Friends: ‘Banners Hang Forever’

Every good baseball fan has watched “The Sandlot,” but it appears even basketball icons enjoy the movie, too. ESPN’s Jemele Hill asked Kobe Bryant last weekend about reports that he’s not a good friend, and his response seemed to resemble a famous line from the film. When asked about not being a good friend, Kobe Bryant responds, "Friends come and go but banners hang forever...
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Larry Nance Jr. apologized to 'Mr. Bryant' for rapist tweet

Larry Nance Jr., who was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 27 overall pick in the NBA Draft last week, must be terrified for his first workout with his new teammates. I’m sure all rookies are nervous to meet Kobe Bryant for the first time, but Nance has a bit more history...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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As Kobe Bryant’s Career Ends, Support for Future Los Angeles Lakers Continues

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 15: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 15, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement...
Via The Sports Journal
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Kobe Bryant has great quote about not being good friend

Allow us to let you in on one of the worst-kept secrets in the NBA — Kobe Bryant is not an easy person to get along with. No one has ever questioned Bryant’s work ethic or commitment to winning, but plenty have wondered why he always has to be so arrogant when dealing with teammates,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Kobe Bryant: ‘Friends come and go, but banners hang forever’

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsLos Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is not worried about making friends, just winning titles. Kobe is asked about not being a great friend all the time. His response: “Friends come and go but banners hang forever.” — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 28, 2015 Bryant made the comment at the BET Experience held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles...
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Kobe Bryant’s Cynical Take on Friendship

Kobe Bryant has always put himself out there with some rather interesting, sometimes philosophical, takes on the human condition. We may not agree with the Los Angeles Lakers guard all the time, but at least his deep-thinking ways delve further into his thought process as a basketball player. Speaking with ESPN’s Jemele Hill at the BET Awards on Saturday night, Bryant dropped...
Via Sportsnaut
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Laker’s draft pick once called Kobe Bryant a rapist

Larry Nance Jr. may now officially be a Los Angeles Laker, but he might have a long way to go before he feels truly welcome in the locker room. Though it has now been deleted, Nance let loose a tweet over three years ago in which he refers to Kobe Bryant with the hash-tag, #rapist, a reference to Bryant’s 2003 arrest on the charges of rape. The case was settled out of court, and...
Via Campus Sports Net
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D’Angelo Russell, #2 Overall Pick, Heads West

Before I get started, I need to give D’Angelo his props for sporting the Scarlet & Gray for the Draft. Well done, young man, well done. So,the NBA had it’s 2015 Draft and Buckeye D’Angelo Russell is the 2nd overall pick, taken by the Los Angeles Lakers. If I recall correctly, various pundits had D’Angelo as a Top 5 pick, so going in the 2nd slot is a nice surprise for...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
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New Laker Larry Nance Jr. Deletes “Rapist” Tweet Referencing Kobe Bryant

Tonight should be one of the greatest nights of Larry Nance Jr.’s life, but things might get a bit awkward when he makes it to Los Angeles. Nance, a star at Wyoming, was selected No. 27 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, which led a number of Twitter users to dig into his archive. What they found: a 2012 tweet in which he calls Lakers legend Kobe Bryant a rapist. After a few Twitter...
Via College Spun
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Former ref Tim Donaghy joined white power gang in prison

Tim Donaghy says he joined a white power gang while serving his prison sentence because he wanted protection after ratting out some fellow inmates for gambling. Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison in 2008 for betting on games while working as an NBA referee. He served 11 months and then was released...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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