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Kobe Bryant and the Lakers pay tribute to Kevin Garnett's retirement

The purple and gold say farewell to an old foe. Kobe Bryant is retired. Tim Duncan walked away as well. That already would have been enough for the NBA to feel like they were saying goodbye to a generation this summer, and now Kevin Garnett has also decided to accept a buyout from the Minnesota Timberwolves to end his 21-year career. Those three players will make for one of the...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
1 day ago

WATCH: Brandon Ingram Throws Out First Pitch At Dodger Game

Los Angeles Lakers rookie and No. 2 draft pick brandon Ingram throws out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. How did he do? Watch the video to find out! Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU Or Kobe's special message...
Via Lakers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki would prefer to go out like Tim Duncan rather than Kobe Bryant

Dirk Nowitzki knows he’s nearing the end of his NBA career, and he has an idea of how he’d like to go out. Nowitzki spoke to SI’s Beyond the Baseline podcast and when asked if he’d rather go out like Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan, the Mavs' big man had an interesting response. “You know, I loved the way Kobe went out … with a 60-point game? That’s so Kobe like,” Nowitzki...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq cracks perfect joke about Kobe during HOF speech

The Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony Friday night had plenty of touching and emotional moments, but there was some comedic relief, too. And perhaps the best joke came courtesy of Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq thanked a lot of people during his speech, including Kobe Bryant, but he couldn’t say Kobe’s name without throwing in a pretty funny joke about Bryant pushing the Los Angeles...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Kobe Bryant ‘was always sensitive to criticism’

Phil Jackson once labeled Kobe Bryant “uncoachable,” but years after making the remark, he’s clearing up what he meant by it. The latest edition of Today’s Fastbreak’s Phil Jackson Chronicles focuses on Jackson and Bryant, and the evolution of their sometimes difficult relationship. In it, he disputes that he ever said Bryant was “uncoachable.” “Shaq was traded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant has great line about Lakers jersey retirement

The Los Angeles City Council previously declared Aug. 24 “Kobe Bryant Day,” and on Wednesday, the city and the beloved NBA icon celebrated the tribute. In a way, Wednesday’s festivities provided a perfect way to bookend a yearlong celebration of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar’s phenomenal NBA career. Now arrives the time to put his legacy in its proper perspective, which...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

24 quintessential moments of Kobe Bryant's career

Baller. Global Icon. Selfish. Rapist. Legend. Kobe Bryant has been called those words (and many more) in the 20 years he has been in the public eye. Whatever you want to call him, there is no denying that impact he has had on sports in Los Angeles. After 1,566 games, five championships and a couple of Finals MVPs, the former Los Angeles Lakers guard was honored by the Los Angeles...
Via Yardbarker
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player to win a championship with Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy with the Los Angeles Lakers five times during his illustrious career. Can you name every player to have done so with him?
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant starting $100 million venture capital fund

Kobe Bryant has entered the world of finance in a big way. Appearing on Wall Street Monday, the NBA legend announced he’s starting up a $100 million media, technology and data fund. ESPN’s Darren Rovell provided some photos capturing Bryant’s big moment. A bearded Kobe Bryant ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange announcing his new $100M investment pic...
Via Sportsnaut
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kobe showcases ping pong skills in ad

It’s only been a few months since Kobe Bryant retired from the NBA, and now, after spending some time in China, it seems he’s landed a new gig. Bryant does play a sport for his new employer, although it’s not the one you’d probably guess. In his first appearance, he starred in a commercial in which he plays ping pong for a Chinese food delivery startup. The company is named...
Via The Sports Daily
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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