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Smack / Jul 26, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Wade: LeBron Is New Favorite Opponent, Kobe Second Best Ever

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade exhibited rare perspective and grace by offering public support of close friend LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, that certainly doesn’t mean Wade and the Miami Heat will take it easy on their former teammate in future match-ups. In his hometown of Chicago earlier this week for the “Dwyane Wade and Brandon Marshall Sports Academy,” Wade said that James – no longer “second best all-time” Kobe Bryant – is now his favorite opponent. Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jeremy Lin On Lakers Trade: “I Just Want To Be Myself”

Jeremy Lin

The Lakers introduced Jeremy Lin at a press conference on Thursday. He spoke about Kobe Bryant and was asked about the Linsanity era in New York. Read More »

NBA / Jul 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Jordan’s Record $33 Million Contract Up For Auction

Michael Jordan Gatorade Commercial Phil Jackson

The maximum two-year, $48 million extension that injured, 35 year-old Kobe Bryant signed last November has been a lightning rod for criticism. Just imagine the derision he’d face if Bryant were allowed a salary similar to Michael Jordan’s last one with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan’s record $33 million contract for his final season in Chicago is up for auction, and serves as a stark reminder of how little today’s superstars are paid in comparison to those of the past. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Kobe Says He Cold-Calls Industry Titans For Advice

Kobe Bryant

As one of the most talented, decorated, and competitive players in NBA history, one might assume that Kobe Bryant relies on no advice except his own. But as he readies himself for a post-playing career that he recently called “scary as hell,” Bryant admits that he’s sought guidance from a litany of people that have enjoyed similar success on other career paths. Read More »

Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Kobe On Seattle: “I’d Much Rather Come Here In The Postseason Than Oklahoma”

Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher

During Kobe Bryant‘s whirlwind tour of Seattle for Richard Sherman‘s celebrity softball game — where he he hit a home run — and the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am — where Crawford introduced him as “this generation’s Michael Jordan,” Kobe also found time to stick it to Oklahoma City. Read More »

instagram / Jul 21, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kobe Hits Home Run At Richard Sherman’s Celebrity Softball Game

Kobe Bryant, Jamal Crawford, Gary Payton

Kobe Bryant had a whirlwind visit to Seattle this weekend. After stopping by the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am and getting a nice compliment from Crawford, he played in the celebrity softball game for Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman. He played pretty well, too, as you’ll see. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 10:00 am

Jamal Crawford Calls Kobe Bryant “This Generation’s Michael Jordan”

Jamal Crawford

The Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am this weekend in Seattle saw Kobe Bryant stop by to take in the action; Bean was also in town to play in Richard Sherman‘s celebrity softball game. Crawford took a few minutes to introduce Kobe before he came into the gym, and that’s when compared Mamba to Michael Jordan. Read More »

NBA / Jul 19, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Kobe Says He’s Scared Of Post-Basketball Life

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is one of the fiercest and most relentless competitors basketball has ever seen, so it’s only natural that there will be a sizable void within him once he’s finally forced to hang up his Nikes. With the state of his legendary career more fragile than ever after successive major lower body injuries forced him to miss all but six games last season, Bryant is being forced to consider his post-playing life far sooner than he’d like. At a promotional event for Showtime’s upcoming documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” the near 36 year-old said that accepting his future is “scary as hell.” Read More »

Smack / Jul 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Phil Jackson Explains How Kobe’s Comment Pushed Dwight To Houston

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

In an update to his autobiography “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success”, Phil Jackson went into detail on what happened when the Lakers met with Dwight Howard during free agency last summer, and how an answer from Kobe Bryant might have sealed the deal on Dwight’s exit from Los Angeles. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 18, 2014 / 11:00 am

LeBron Is America’s Most Popular Athlete For The First Time

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson

According to a Harris Poll conducted from June 11 – 16 this year, LeBron James is the most popular athlete in the United States. James unseat Michael Jordan who held the number one spot when the same survey was conducted last year. Read More »