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Kobe Bryant may play small forward this season

Kobe Bryant is being tested at the small forward position during training camp by Lakers coach Byron Scott. The Lakers’ first training camp runthrough saw Bryant play the wing with D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt, according to the Orange County Register’s Bill Oram. Scott’s reasoning is quite simple. The objective is to...Read More
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NBA veteran Caron Butler is addicted to Mountain Dew

14 year NBA veteran Caron Butler has had to deal with his fair share of challenges in life. Butler grew up in a rough neighborhood, spent time in jail as minor, and had to work his tail off to become an NBA All-Star.But now Caron Butler is dealing with a new challenge: his severe addiction to Mountain Dew."I'm a Mountain Dew addict," Butler has said in reference to promoting his...
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Kobe Bryant: Will he stay or will he go?

With the return of the NBA season comes unwavering coverage of one of its greatest players of all time, Kobe Bryant. An unquestioned legend, Bryant is a rarity in today’s NBA as he’s played his entire career for the same team. But will he retire with that team? There hasn’t been a shortage of attention paid to what Bryant, who’s entering the final year of his contract...
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Report: Kevin Durant leaning toward Lakers if he leaves OKC

    Kevin Durant has gone on the record as saying he would like to spend his entire career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but is there a chance he could replace one of the greatest players of all time if he decides to leave? On ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning, Stephen A. Smith said that sources have told him Durant’s preferred landing spot is the Los Angeles Lakers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell: Kobe 'told me he likes to shoot the ball’

    The peerless Kobe Bryant has been known by many names over the course of his 19-year NBA career. The Black Mamba, Kobe Bean, Vino, Kobe Wan Kenobi, Chucker Cheese, Ground-Hog Day, Kobrick Koffee. OK, maybe I made up the last three. But if the Mamba’s recent comments to Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell are any indication, we may have to add another one to the list: Captain...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: ‘I’m a Laker for better or worse’

Kobe Bryant started out with the Los Angeles Lakers, and that’s where he’ll finish. The legendary shooting guard has no intention of playing for another team besides the Lakers, as he revealed following the team’s media day on Monday. “A lot of players want to go to different teams or contend to win championships,” Bryant told Yahoo Sports. “I’m a Laker, man. I’m...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The sinking legacy of Kobe Bryant

When Bill Simmons wrote the Book of Basketball he ranked Kobe Bryant as the eighth best player of all-time. Bryant was behind Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and Tim Duncan; just ahead of Jerry West and Oscar Robertson rounding out the Top 10. In the seasons since the book was published, LeBron James has now forced himself...
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10 things to expect from Kobe Bryant this season

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is set to enter what is likely the final season of his legendary NBA career. The closest thing the NBA has had to Michael Jordan since his retirement, Bryant has had a brilliant career in which he has won five championships, has been selected for 17 All-Star games, and has provided some of the most iconic moments in basketball history.   At 37...
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Report: Bryant cleared medically for all basketball activities

    Kobe Bryant is reportedly ready to return to his usual practice routine ahead of schedule. When Kobe was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff back in January, the hope was that he would need nine months to recover and be ready by the time Los Angeles Lakers training camp rolled around on Sept. 29. According to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, the 37-year-old was recently cleared...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell has mad handles with mini ball

D’Angelo Russell was the No. 2 overall draft pick in the 2015 NBA Draft for good reason. The guy has a lot of game. And when Kobe Bryant does eventually call it quits, the Los Angeles Lakers will turn to Russell to help keep the team afloat. We’ve all seen Russell show out during his one-and-only year with the Ohio State Buckeyes. The smooth-shooting lefty can do it all when...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

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