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KOBE BRYANT RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Reasonable season expectations

The Los Angeles Lakers are fresh off of quite possibly their worst season in franchise history. The team finished 27-55 with the second worst record in the Western Conference. This was in stark contrast to what fans are used to from the franchise that has reached the NBA finals more than any other in the league. Unfortunately, fans will likely be in store for much of the same as...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours 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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
21 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul George blasts media over Kobe Bryant report

Paul George put the media on blast over a report saying he’s one of many free agents who was deterred by the Lakers because of Kobe Bryant. In a story for ESPN the Magazine published Monday, Henry Abbott explored the topic of how many key free agents were disinterested in the Lakers because of Kobe....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe on ESPN ranking him 40th-best player: 'Bunch of idiots'

ESPN.com 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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