TAG: kobe bryant

NBA / Oct 31, 2014 / 10:50 pm

Video: Kobe Bryant Beats Defender Baseline For Powerful Reverse Dunk

Kobe Bryant

A play like this deserves to speak (mostly) for itself. Watch 36 year-old Kobe Bryant beat Matt Barnes baseline and rise for a vintage 180-degree power slam. Read More »

Smack / Oct 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Upon Further Review, Did Kobe Bryant Call Dwight Howard A “B**ch-A** N***er?”

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

After watching the video we posted earlier today showing Kobe Bryant cursing out Dwight Howard during the Rockets-Lakers game on Tuesday, one of Dime‘s employees claims Kobe allegedly follows up the aforementioned curse of Dwight with, “bitch-ass n***er.” If so, and the NBA higher-ups somehow watch the video and come to the same conclusions, he could be fined. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 30, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Video: This Awful Kobe Bryant Posession Is Lakers’ Offense In A Nutshell

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At least Kobe Bryant is getting his shots and points? In a perfect encapsulation of the Los Angeles Lakers’ wholesale offensive labors, watch the Mamba try to take-on three Phoenix Suns defenders as his overmatched teammates wait for a pass that will never come. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Oct 30, 2014 / 11:30 am

Court-Side Video Shows Kobe Calling Dwight “Soft As A MotherF***ER”

Byron Scott, Lakers, Kobe Bryant

After the on-court fracas between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant led to an exchange of words, the “Inside the NBA” co-hosts tried reading their lips to see what they were saying. Kobe’s back-handed comments after the game probably didn’t squash any of th ongoing animosty between the two former teammates, but now a fan has posted a court-side video from the game where you can clearly hear Kobe calling Dwight “Soft as a mother****er.” Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Calls Dwight Howard A “Teddy Bear” & Bemoans Sensitive NBA Fans

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Last night Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard got embroiled in a little tiff after Dwight collected a defensive rebound and appeared to knock Kobe with an elbow. After the game, Kobe said of the scrap with Howard, “I think it’s fun,” before he lamented the sensitivity of the contemporary NBA; there are a lot of head’s nodding in unison with Bryant on that last one. Read More »

Video / Oct 29, 2014 / 1:30 am

Watch Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard Get Technicals, Trade Heated Words

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard (photo. WatchNBA201415 YouTube)

Remember the photo Kobe Bryant posted to Twitter of he and Dwight Howard mock fighting during their ill-fated season together? Real fisticuffs nearly took place late in the Houston Rockets’ smashing of the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 12:15 am

Video: Kobe Bryant Dishes The Sweet No-Look Pass To Wes Johnson For Layup

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant can pass, but it’s not his first inclination nor the most prudent strategy to these ill-fated Los Angeles Lakers producing sustainable offense. Few in the game are better at creating shots than the Los Angeles Lakers legend, and he’ll do plenty of it in 2014-2015. But all of that chucking gleans defensive attention, too, and sometimes opens passing lanes for attempts that even Bryant’s substandard teammates won’t miss. Watch Kobe draw defenders in secondary transition before zooming a sweet, no-look dish to Wes Johnson for the easy layup in the Lakers’ season-opener against the Houston Rockets. Read More »

Video / Oct 28, 2014 / 11:15 pm

Watch Kobe Bryant Hit First Classic Step-Back of 2014-2015 Season

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Kobe Bryant (photo. Silver Screen & Roll Vine)

There are several marquee headlines entering the 2014-15 NBA season. One of those headlines surrounds the return of Lakers’ superstar Kobe Bryant to the hardwood. Coming off a season where he only played six games before suffering a season-ending leg injury on top off tearing his Achilles tendon at the end of the 2012-13 season, there have been countless questions looming around the Mamba’s continued effectiveness, especially regarding impact of the illustrious Father Time. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, Smack / Oct 28, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Dwight Howard Says “I Didn’t Leave LA Because I Was Afraid Of Kobe”

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Ever since Henry Abbott’s extensive piece for ESPN about the unintentional role Kobe Bryant played in limiting the LA’s ability to sign free agents who aren’t keen on playing with the Mamba, everyone assumed Dwight Howard fit in such a category; a position furthered by Abbott’s reporting and reading between the lines in public comments by Lakers brass. Dwight spurned an extra $30 million and signed with Houston in the summer of 2013, but he’s clear it wasn’t because he’s “afraid” of Kobe. Read More »

NBA / Oct 27, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Byron Scott Says Dwight Howard Lacks Kobe’s Drive For Championships

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers should want to forget that he ever wore the purple and gold. On eve of the Houston Rockets center’s second game back at Staples Center since his contentious departure, though, Byron Scott refused to let that happen. Asked why Howard clashed with Kobe Bryant during their season as teammates in 2012-2013, the Lakers first-year coach pointed to Howard’s drive for championships being lower than Bryant’s as justification. Read More »