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GIFs, Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Are The Lakers Relying On Kobe Bryant Too Much? “Not Really,” Byron Scott Says

Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott

Kobe Bryant is the league’s leading scorer at 26.7 points per game. He averages 6.1 more shots and uses a 4.5 greater percentage of possessions than any player in basketball. Bryant is also shooting a putrid 38.1 percent from the field, his team plays more efficient offense when he’s on the bench, and the Los Angeles Lakers are 3-11. Might the purple-and-gold be relying on their 36 year-old legend a bit too much, then? “Not really,” says coach Byron Scott. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2014 / 3:15 pm

GIF: Wily Kobe Bryant Forces James Harden To Block-Out Francisco Garcia

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Is this what Kobe Bryant meant by saying that he’d play differently but just as effectively this season? Not specifically, but exercising more of the veteran savvy shown here would surely help Bryant help the Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the future Hall-of-Famer force James Harden to box-out Francisco Garcia on a free throw by pushing the Houston Rockets teammates into one another. Read More »

NBA / Nov 19, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Kobe Bryant Scores 32,000 Career Points

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Kobe Bryant has been busy rewriting the record books over the past week. First, he passed John Havlicek on November 11’s Lakers matchup against the Grizzlies to top the all-time NBA list for missed shots. While that record sparked a debate on the Mamba’s trigger-happy shooting mentality, his achievement on Tuesday night in Atlanta came with a different tone. Read More »

NBA / Nov 17, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Byron Scott Says He Has “No Doubt” The Lakers Will Win A Title While He Is Coach

Kobe Byrant, Byron Scott

It’s a tough time to be a Lakers fan. After losing a franchise worst 55 games last year, they’ve started this season off by dropping nine of their first 10. Before losing big against the Spurs and Warriors over the weekend, coach Byron Scott told ESPN’s Baxter Holmes he has faith the Lakers organization will right the ship. Scott even told his team, “I have no doubt that we will win a championship in my tenure here as head coach.” Try not to spit whatever you’re drinking at your computer or phone, but he was serious. Read More »

Video / Nov 17, 2014 / 9:45 am

Watch Kobe Bryant Drop 44 Points In 31 Minutes (Lakers Still Get Blown Out)

Kobe Bryant, Klay Thompson

Kobe Bryant, Klay Thompson (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Through three quarters last night against the visiting Warriors, Kobe Bryant had attempted 34 shots, and connected on 15 of them for 44 points. The rest of his team in that timespan was 12-of-44 for 35 points. Mamba didn’t play in the fourth — the Lakers entered the period down by 36 — but while he certainly rebounded from the worst shooting performance of his career when the Spurs were in town on Friday, the Lakers are a sinking ship and we’re not sure the Captain’s pride can handle sinking with the ship. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 12, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Kobe Bryant On Missed Field Goals Record: “Well, I’m A Shooting Guard”

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Kobe Bryant offered pretty simple justification for setting the NBA’s all-time record for missed field goals. Asked for his thoughts on the landmark after his team’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last night, the Los Angeles Lakers legend stressed his position and longevity as explanation of the achievement. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / Nov 12, 2014 / 10:30 am

Kobe Says Anthony Davis “Can Be One Of The Greatest Power Forwards Who Has Ever Played”

Kobe Bryant, Anthony Davis

Game recognizes game. After the Lakers lost to the Grizzlies last night, 107-102, they traveled to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans tonight at 8PM ET. The Orange County Register‘s Bill Oram talked to Kobe Bryant about young stud power forward Anthony Davis, and Mamba was effusive with his praise for the 21-year-old Pellies big man. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Video: Kobe Bryant Is Now The NBA’s All-Time Leader In Missed Shots

Tony Allen, Kobe Bryant

Move aside, John Havlicek. There’s a new futility king in town! After erring on his thirteenth shot against Tony Allen and the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has become the NBA’s all-time in missed field goals. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Kobe Could Set NBA Record For Missed Shots Tonight

Kobe Bryant, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Lakers great Kobe Bryant is on the cusp of an ignominious distinction. He could become the NBA’s all time leader in shots missed. After failing to knock down 13-of-20 attempts in LA’s lone win this season over the Hornets on Sunday, he’s missed 13,405 shots in 1,251 games. John Havlicek‘s all-time mark of misses — 13, 417 in 1,270 regular-season games — is in danger of being eclipsed, possibly tonight. Read More »

Video / Nov 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Past Meets Present In Epic Update Of NBA’s Classic “Forever” Commercial

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James (photo. Slamdunk Mixmakin”

Have you ever wondered what Derrick Rose would look like playing with Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan? How Paul George measures up to a prime, healthy Tracy McGrady? If LeBron James’ aerial exploits compare to Julius Erving’s? You won’t ever find out, unfortunately, but this epic update of classic NBA spot “Forever” is the closest you’ll come to doing so. Read More »