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Latest News / Oct 1, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Video: Kobe Embarrasses Wayne Ellington With Classic Footwork

Kobe Bryant

36 year-old Kobe Bryant recently said that while he won’t be the player he used to be this season, he won’t be any less effective, either. For that brash boast come to fruition, Kobe will need to rely on difficult, skill-based moves like the one he showed-off at Los Angeles Lakers practice today by embarrassing Wayne Ellington. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 1, 2014 / 4:00 pm

PHOTO: Kobe Bryant Wears Nike “Ringsssss” Shirt To Lakers Practice

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Hurry up, Mamba Nation. Find $30.00 and race to your nearest sporting goods store. The Kobe Bryant shirt you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Following Lakers’ First Practice: “I Felt Like Myself”

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For the Los Angeles Lakers to defy long odds and make a playoff run in the loaded Western Conference, they’ll need 36 year-old Kobe Bryant to perform as the transcendent Hall-of-Famer he’s been throughout his career. With each passing day, that possibility appears far more likely than most anyone but his ardent fans anticipated. Following the Lakers’ first practice of the 2014-2015 season, Kobe said he “felt normal” and “like myself.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Kevin Durant Says He Has Killer Instinct Of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant

26 year-old Kevin Durant, already established as one of the greatest basketball players the game has ever seen, is finally comfortable in his own skin. The reigning MVP and four-time scoring champion made that clear in an illuminative, wide-ranging interview with Sam Amick of USA Today. Absent from the piece are platitudes, generalities, and typical company lines that Durant so frequently espoused as he grew to super-duper-stardom since being drafted in 2007. In their place are moments of real, unfiltered insight, like Durant’s admission of the profane thoughts he had for those who criticized his decision to withdraw from FIBA World Cup play this summer. Read More »

Video / Sep 30, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Nick Young Or Iggy Azalea? Kobe Chooses “Fancy” Singer Over Teammate

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Kobe Bryant (Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USATODAY)

Perhaps Nick Young’s perpetual act is finally wearing as thin on Kobe Bryant as we all expected. In a series of rapid fire questions by Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, Kobe was asked to choose between Swaggy P and his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Bryant’s answer? Iggy, of course. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Kobe Bryant: “Physically, I Don’t See An End To The Tunnel”

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s two-year, $48 million contract expires after the 2015-2016 season, and most have assumed that the Los Angeles Lakers legend will retire thereafter. But don’t get depressed too quickly, Kobe Nation – your hero might be longer for the NBA than anyone’s anticipating. At Lakers media day yesterday, Bryant refused to offer a timeline for the remainder of his career, insisting that he doesn’t “see an end to the tunnel” of his playing capabilities. Read More »

Video / Sep 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Nick Young Talks Kobe, Hazing Rookies, His Defense & More At Media Day

Nick Young

We’re pretty sure Nick Young was the perfect interview yesterday during Lakers media day. He was witty, bombastic, hyperbolic, continually self-referential, and basically a reporters waking dream during a day that can drag and turn monotonous for players and reporters. Not so with Swaggy P on the mic. He talked to the media about training with Kobe Bryant, hazing rookies and a hysterical — possibly farcical, it’s hard to tell — conversation he had with coach Byron Scott about the team’s defense. Read More »

Smack / Sep 28, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Deron Williams Responds To Kobe Bryant’s “I’d Rather Go 0-30 Than 0-9″ Critique

Deron Williams, Kobe Bryant

Remember Kobe Bryant’s typically laughable opinion that he’d rather shoot 0-for-30 from the field than 0-for-9? Deron Williams, the player whose performance sparked the hot-button assertion, finally responded to Kobe’s critique. And unsurprisingly, he’s standing behind his far more logical take. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 28, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Says He Gleaned The Form On His Fadeaway From Cheetahs

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Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant recently conducted a tandem interview for the New York Times Arianna Huffington, renowned author and founder of The Huffington Post. As surprising as that may be to you – which it shouldn’t if you’ve been reading Dime – more so might be the fact that Bryant apparently perfected his signature fadeaway jumper after gleaning influence from the body composition of cheetahs in full sprint. Read More »

NBA / Sep 27, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers Didn’t Think They Had Real Chance At LeBron, Carmelo

Mitch Kupchak

The luster of the Los Angeles Lakers has worn off. Not completely, of course. No other NBA team boasts the combination of history and glitz that the Lakers do, a reality likely here to stay. Competing franchises can’t simply summon all-time greats like George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant their way, just as they’re unable to fabricate from thin air sunny, room temperature weather, beautiful beaches, and a notable Hollywood fan base. Read More »